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    1. EforAll Helps a Challenged Constituency Share the Wealth - BusinessWest

      EforAll Helps a Challenged Constituency Share the Wealth - BusinessWest

      The agency is called SPARK EforAll Holyoke. It represents a merger of SPARK Holyoke, an entity created to inspire and mentor entrepreneurs, and EforAll, the Lowell-based organization that has created an effective model that does essentially the same thing. By whatever name it goes, the agency is helping to spur business ownership among minorities, women, and other constituencies, and it is already changing the landscape in the Paper City.

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    2. Massachusetts-based Tree House Brewing Co., Hopsters named among fastest growing breweries in the country - masslive.com

      Massachusetts-based Tree House Brewing Co., Hopsters named among fastest growing breweries in the country - masslive.com

      Tree House Brewing Co. and Newton-based Hopsters have been named two of the fastest growing breweries in the country.  A new report from the Brewers Association revealed the top 50 fastest growing craft breweries in the country for 2018. Among them is Charlton-based Tree House Brewing Co., which came in at 45, and Hopsters, which is located in Newton and ranked 15th on the list.

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    3. SPARK EforAll Holyoke Seeks Applicants for Two Pitch Contests

      SPARK EforAll Holyoke Seeks Applicants for Two Pitch Contests

      SPARK EforAll Holyoke continues to support entrepreneurs and idea sharing with two pitch contests planned for this spring. Both contests are an opportunity for aspiring entrepreneurs to share, receive feedback, and possibly win prize money for a business or nonprofit idea.The first event is a pitch contest for food and drink-themed ideas, hosted on Wednesday, April 10 at 6 p.m. at the HCC MGM Culinary Arts Institute (164 Race St., Holyoke). The deadline to apply is Thursday, March 28 at 11:59 a.m.

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    4. Springfield Regional Digital Equity Walk

      Springfield Regional Digital Equity Walk

      Is the share of women in the computing workforce expected to increase or decrease in the future? Find the answer to this question and many others at the Springfield Region Digital Equity Walk. This event is a chance to explore how well Massachusetts does when it comes to digital equity – equitable access to the technology and computer science skills needed for full participation in our society and economy – and generate ideas about what we can do better.

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      Mentions: Springfield
    5. Excelsior! Easthampton’s Comics N’ More moves to street-level storefront, fights legions of retail doom (photos) - masslive.com

      Excelsior! Easthampton’s Comics N’ More moves to street-level storefront, fights legions of retail doom (photos) - masslive.com

      Christian W.Z. Reader pulls a white file box down from a shelf and slides it on a table.  “This is all Venom and Carnage,” Reader says as the boy begins eagerly flipping through comics featuring the Marvel Comics villains.  Reader owns Easthampton’s Comics N’ More with his wife, Phoebe R.R. Zax. It’s Wednesday in their subterranean lair. Wednesdays are new release days in the comics industry. Customers stream in all afternoon, regulars who subscribe to certain titles, pre-ordering and then picking them up on release day.

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    6. Berkshire Film and Media Collaborative Receives Grant Awards for Community Film Fund

      Berkshire Film and Media Collaborative Receives Grant Awards for Community Film Fund

      The Berkshire Film and Media Collaborative (BFMC) received two grant awards for its newly established Community Film Fund, which is a matching fund to help local nonprofit organizations create videos for their branding, marketing, fundraising, and social media. The grants were received from the Berkshire Bank Foundation and the Feigenbaum Foundation, each in the amount of $2,500.

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    7. Loophole Brewing plans to make its own beers, beers for others in Holyoke

      Loophole Brewing plans to make its own beers, beers for others in Holyoke

      Home brewing hobbyists looking to leap into commercial production might sink $250,000 or more into equipment before anyone can pop the top on one of their beers. But soon, wannabe brewers will be able to contract with Loophole Brewing Services, which plans a $3 million-plus brewery and tasting room in what’s now a warehouse at 104 Whiting Farms Road in Holyoke. Loophole will share space with East Baking Co.

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    8. ‘Seed to shelf’: Hadley’s V-One controls each step of vodka production with purchase of Polish distillery

      ‘Seed to shelf’: Hadley’s V-One controls each step of vodka production with purchase of Polish distillery

      When the first bottles roll off the line at V-One Vodka’s very own distillery in Poland this April, it will be the realization of a long-held goal for founder Paul Kozub, who first made the spirit in his Hadley basement 13 years ago. It’ll also be the end of a year-long process of buying and renovating the 130-year-old distillery and 20-acre farm in the Kamień region of northwestern Poland on the country’s Baltic coast.

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      Mentions: Chicopee
    9. Entrepreneurship is alive, thriving across Western Mass.: Outlook 2019 Viewpoint Kristin Leutz

      Entrepreneurship is alive, thriving across Western Mass.: Outlook 2019 Viewpoint Kristin Leutz

      My colleagues at Valley Venture Mentors (VVM), a volunteer-driven mentorship and acceleration program, have helped over 200 "infant" companies start their journey in Western Massachusetts. To date, these companies have grown and raised over $28 million in revenue, $23 million in investments, and created over 600 jobs last year.

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    10. Two Co-work Spaces Find Fertile Ground in Greenfield

      Two Co-work Spaces Find Fertile Ground in Greenfield

      Co-working spaces — hives of business where members share office space — have taken root in many Western Mass. communities over the past several years, for a number of reasons, from the efficiency of sharing resources to opportunities to network and be inspired by other professionals. In the past year and a half, two have cropped up a block apart in downtown Greenfield, with different types of clientele but the same goal: to help enterprises develop and grow, and have fun doing it.

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      Mentions: Greenfield
    11. Valley Venture Mentors, DevelopSpringfield show off Innovation Center, Hub ahead of grand opening (photos, video)

      Valley Venture Mentors, DevelopSpringfield show off Innovation Center, Hub ahead of grand opening (photos, video)

      On Wednesday, Kennealy — who took over the state’s top economic development job from Jay Ash in December — toured the new Valley Venture Mentors Hub in DevelopSpringfield’s Springfield Innovation Center, 270-276 Bridge St. downtown. “I believe, and the administration belies, that great companies can and should be grown everywhere,” Kennealy said.

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    12. 9 Sales and Marketing Tips for Startups

      Marketing done right can be an incredible boon for your business’s net income. Done wrong, however, it can feel like throwing money into a raging bonfire. Because small business owners have to be whatever their small business needs — all the time — it can be difficult to master all the nuances that go into sales or marketing. If you’re not a natural salesperson, it can be even more difficult. Fear not, the following nine marketing tips for startups can help you make more sales, market better and waste less money.

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    13. Paragus IT Announces Three Additions to Board of Directors - BusinessWest

      Paragus IT CEO Delcie Bean announced the addition of three new board members. On Jan. 1, Nicole Nakashian, Michelle Abdow, and Scott Webster joined Randy Krotowski, Scott Foster, and John Drake on the board of the fast-growing IT firm.
      Nakashian currently serves as executive vice president at InvestCloud Inc. She helped launch Agio, an IT managed-service provider, and was responsible for building a client-centric progressive culture in addition to growing and managing the operations. .

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    14. SkinCatering, LLC Awarded National Women’s Business Enterprise Certficate - BusinessWest

      SkinCatering, LLC Awarded National Women’s Business Enterprise Certficate - BusinessWest

      SkinCatering, LLC, an all-natural skincare brand with two spa locations in Springfield and Holyoke, announced it has been awarded the national WBENC Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) certificate.  WBENC’s certification validates that the business is 51% owned, controlled, operated, and managed by a woman or women.

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      Mentions: Springfield Holyoke
    15. VVM Takes Agency — and Its Mission — to a New Place

      VVM Takes Agency — and Its Mission — to a New Place

      As Valley Venture Mentors completes its move into Springfield’s Innovation Center on Bridge Street, it is also moving into a new era in its history, one that is very entrepreneurial in nature — in keeping with its broad mission — and strives to continually expand and strengthen the region’s ecosystem for supporting and inspiring entrepreneurs.

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    16. ‘10,000 square feet of awesome’ set to open at Springfield Innovation Center (photos, video)

      ‘10,000 square feet of awesome’ set to open at Springfield Innovation Center (photos, video)

      Delivery crews hauled new office furniture into the Springfield Innovation Center Friday as Kristin Leutz, CEO of Valley Venture Mentors, pointed out all the uses VVM will have for its space in the building, which is nearing the final stages of more than $7 million in renovations spearheaded by DevelopSpringfield. VVM’s Hub for business startups will have “hot desk” — space where entrepreneurs can grab a first-come, first-served place to work — as well as reserved desks, private offices, private phone rooms for making calls without disturbing others, meeting rooms, an auditorium, a shared kitchen and a nursing room. “A new ...

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    17. Dress for Success Receives Another $10,000 Donation for Mentoring Program

      Dress for Success Receives Another $10,000 Donation for Mentoring Program

      Dress for Success Western Massachusetts received a donation of $10,000 in continued support of its Margaret R. Fitzgerald mentoring program. This program was initially launched with a $10,000 donation from this anonymous family member in 2017, and this new donation is intended to continue and expand the success of the mentoring program. “It’s only fitting we named our mentoring program after Margaret R. Fitzgerald,” said Margaret Tantillo, executive director of Dress for Success of Western Massachusetts. “Our mission is to empower women to set goals and to work toward achieving them. We help them navigate obstacles that ...

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      Mentions: Springfield
    18. Berthuiame Center for Entrepreneurship Seeks to Expand Ecosystem

      Berthuiame Center for Entrepreneurship Seeks to Expand Ecosystem

      People may know the Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship from its public events, most notably the Innovation Challenge, where UMass Amherst students compete for seed money to turn entrepreneurial ideas into viable businesses. But the center’s new director, Gregory Thomas, wants to broaden the center’s reach and help more young people understand that the goal isn’t to win a competition — it’s to develop a true entrepreneurial mindset that will serve them well no matter where their lives take them.

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    19. 'All about collaboration': Hampden's Rediker Software unveils work space for development team

      'All about collaboration': Hampden's Rediker Software unveils work space for development team

      One of the conference rooms at Rediker Software is called "The Bridge." The other - a more relaxed space that's got comfy couches and is around the corner from the shuffleboard table - is "Ten Forward," a reference to the lounge on the Starship Enterprise in "Star Trek: The Next Generation." It's an indication of how Rediker's new office space here in the center of Hampden has a lot in common with the trendy work spaces of Silicon Valley and Boston's tech hubs.

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      Mentions: Westfield
    20. Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito addresses Holyoke Chamber, touts public-private partnerships

      Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito addresses Holyoke Chamber, touts public-private partnerships

      Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito hailed the public-private partnerships promoted by the Baker administration at the Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce's annual Governmental Affairs Luncheon. The Wherehouse? Banquet Hall hosted the chamber's event Thursday. Polito noted the commonwealth's continued collaborations with the business community. She used Holyoke as "Exhibit A" in describing those relations, with the keys being planning, people, places and partnerships. Polito said the state extends grants, low-interest funding and tax credits to businesses that promote expansion, innovation and workforce development.

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    21. Valley Venture Mentors moves in as Springfield Innovation Center takes shape

      Valley Venture Mentors moves in as Springfield Innovation Center takes shape

      Valley Venture Mentors is moving this week from Tower Square into temporary quarters on the third floor of the new Springfield Innovation Center, 270-276 Bridge St. Valley Venture Mentors plans to be in its permanent home on the first and second floors of the Innovation Center in January, said CEO Kristin Leutz. "Well, we can't wait. Springfield has never looked better downtown," she said. "VVM will be so proud to move in here to the Springfield Innovation Center."

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    22. New Executive, Associate Directors Named at Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship

      New Executive, Associate Directors Named at Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship

      The Isenberg School of Management at UMass Amherst announced two new directors for the Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship. Gregory Thomas, who brings diverse experience in corporate America, was named the center’s new executive director, while Stephen Brand, who has taught entrepreneurship at colleges and universities across the country, will serve as the new associate director.For the past 20 years, Thomas has held various senior-level global manufacturing, finance, and control roles with Corning Inc. During the last five years at Corning, he was a strategist in the Emerging Innovation Group, focusing on bringing new products, processes, and businesses to ...

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    23. 'There is something special happening here': Valley Venture Mentors, Spark get state funding for more business mentoring

      'There is something special happening here': Valley Venture Mentors, Spark get state funding for more business mentoring

      OpenPixel Studios has done animated videos for General Electric, for the U.S. Open tennis tournament and for The Masters golf tournament. Hot Oven Bakery is preparing to move from a food truck into a brick-and-mortar bakery on Springfield's Main Street, and founder Sheila Coon plans to sell dough to MGM Springfield. On Friday, the two organizations that helped entrepreneurs found Hot Oven Cookies, OpenPixel and dozens of other startups in the Pioneer Valley -- Valley Venture Mentors, of Springfield, and Spark, of Holyoke -- each received $80,000 grants from the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative.

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    24. Entrepreneurship conference will focus on women business owners in Western Massachusetts

      Entrepreneurship conference will focus on women business owners in Western Massachusetts

      More than half the 400 or so members of the Western Massachusetts SCORE chapter are women, and nationally the fastest-growing group of entrepreneurs are women, particularly women of color. But when it comes to getting venture capital and corporate funding, women-owned businesses are less than 5 percent of the funding stream. "There is this perception that women are not starting businesses," Simeoli said. "We are fighting against that." The event is from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 8 at the LaQuinta Inn & Suites, 100 Congress St., Springfield. Registration is available online at scorebeyondthelimits.com.

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