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    1. SPARK EforAll Seeks Volunteer Mentors

      SPARK EforAll Seeks Volunteer Mentors

      SPARK EforAll Holyoke is actively seeking volunteers to participate as mentors in this winter’s business accelerator program. Accelerator mentors come from a variety of backgrounds and use their business and leadership experience to guide new entrepreneurs through the process of turning their idea into a growing business. Mentors work in teams of three and are matched with an entrepreneur based on schedule availability and the desire to work together.

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    2. The Creative Strategy Agency Celebrates 10 Years - BusinessWest

      The Creative Strategy Agency Celebrates 10 Years - BusinessWest

      The Creative Strategy Agency Inc. (tCSA), a local digital marketing and advertising agency, celebrates its 10th anniversary today. Started by Alfonso Santaniello on Aug. 9, 2009, tCSA has grown into a fully staffed agency servicing local and national clients in social-media marketing, advertising, and search-engine marketing.  “It wasn’t always easy,” said Santaniello, pesident and CEO. “I was 24 when I started my business. I thought I knew everything. Boy, was I wrong.”

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    3. Easthampton: It’s Not the ‘New Northampton’

      Easthampton: It’s Not the ‘New Northampton’

      It was the food that brought Cynthia West to Easthampton. Well, sort of. It was the food, in the form of weekly visits to restaurants like Galaxy, Kisara, and others that gave West … well, a flavor of Easthampton and, eventually, the opinion that this was the place to bring a business she had been thinking about and dreaming about for some time. It’s called Sonnet & Sparrow, a “curated thrift store” she operates with her daughter, McKenzie West, in space that was once part of the historic, yet also somewhat notorious, Majestic Theater on Cottage Street. Notorious because 30 years ...

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    4. Bright ideas shine at Easthampton lamp business

      Bright ideas shine at Easthampton lamp business

      After three decades of designing whimsical, one-of-a-kind lamps, Janna Ugone still has a few bright ideas up her sleeve as a visit to her One Cottage Street studio and workshop reveals. For example, among the tables and shelves of lamps in her light-filled showroom, Ugone has set up a lending library section where do-it-yourself home decorators can borrow lamps and try them out in their living rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms or home offices before making a purchase.

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    5. Hot Oven Cookies plans Agawam expansion; eyes Northampton, Westfield and additional Springfield shop

      Hot Oven Cookies plans Agawam expansion; eyes Northampton, Westfield and additional Springfield shop

      Sheila Coon and her Hot Oven Cookies have made enough dough to fund making more dough. Coon's cookie-fueled expansion plan that will see Hot Oven Cookies open a manufacturing and production hub in Agawam in a former pizzeria at 369 Walnut St., probably in September that will work in tandem with a bakery Coon and her husband, David Coon, opened last year at 1597 Main St., in Springfield's historic Worthington Building at the SilverBrick Lofts complex.

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    6. Springfield City Council approves White Lion brewery plans at Tower Square

      Springfield City Council approves White Lion brewery plans at Tower Square

      The City Council approved a special permit on Monday night that allows White Lion Brewery Co. to move forward with plans to open a brewery and tap room at Tower Square. The permit was approved by unanimous vote. The business will be located in the former Spaghetti Freddy’s restaurant on the Bridge Street side of Tower Square at 1500 Main St. downtown.

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    7. VentureWell Seeks Global Impact Through Entrepreneurship

      VentureWell Seeks Global Impact Through Entrepreneurship

      Katya Cherukumilli has a big idea with potentially bigger impact. Her nonprofit startup, Seattle-based Global Water Labs, is developing a scalable and affordable fluoride-removal technology that aims to reduce the incidence of irreversible diseases as a result of consuming excess naturally occurring fluoride in groundwater — a risk common to some 200 million people worldwide. She credits Hadley-based VentureWell with helping her move her big idea beyond the headspace into something tangible and, hopefully, impactful.

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    8. Creating pathways: Springfield’s Tech Foundry celebrates latest graduates, $50K grant from MassTech

      Creating pathways: Springfield’s Tech Foundry celebrates latest graduates, $50K grant from MassTech

      Before she started training at Tech Foundry, Damaris Ortiz of Springfield didn’t know how to leap from classes at Springfield Technical Community College into the career she wanted working with computers. Erwin Bates of Ludlow was laid off in December and didn’t want to go back to the factory jobs he’d had since getting out of the Marines in 1994. "I'd always been interested in IT, hobby programming, learning on my own time," Bates said.

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    9. Leadership Pioneer Valley’s LEAP Class of 2020 Enrollment Ends July 1

      Leadership Pioneer Valley’s LEAP Class of 2020 Enrollment Ends July 1

      Leadership Pioneer Valley (LPV) is accepting applications for enrollment in LEAP 2020, a regional leadership-development program, until Monday, July 1. LEAP engages the Pioneer Valley’s most promising emerging leaders through learning and exploration. Participants are trained in leadership skills by experts in a classroom setting. They also attend in-depth field experiences across the region where they meet with local leaders and explore the region’s economy and culture. The LEAP program runs September through May.

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      Mentions: Springfield
    10. Entrepreneurs gather at Valley Venture Mentors for first-ever Springfield Innovation Fest

      Entrepreneurs gather at Valley Venture Mentors for first-ever Springfield Innovation Fest

      Frustrated with the always broken 3D printer at a makerspace in New London, Connecticut, Michael Molinari and three friends created Autodrop3d, an automated ejection system for 3D printers that removes the finished piece without a person having to touch it. Because that’s how printers get broken, Molinari said Wednesday at Autodrop3d’s booth at the Springfield Innovation Fest, hosted by Valley Venture Mentors in the new Springfield Innovation Center on Bridge Street.

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    11. Innovate413 Looks to Take Its Mission to a Higher Level

      Innovate413 Looks to Take Its Mission to a Higher Level

      Samalid Hogan says that, when the website Innovate413 was launched roughly four years ago, it was with a desire to not only promote entrepreneurship and innovation in the region, but to inspire more of both. And when she agreed to essentially take over the initiative early last year, she admitted the original goal was just to “keep it going,” as she put it, because she could clearly see the value it represented.

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    12. Massachusetts Life Sciences Center offers startup money for new tech companies

      Massachusetts Life Sciences Center offers startup money for new tech companies

      Life sciences startups in Springfield, Amherst, Pittsfield, Lowell and Worcester can now get as much as $250,000 in early investment money through a new program announced Monday by the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center. The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center said its new Seed Fund will have $1 million available in its first year.

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    13. Chikmedia Celebrates Five Years of Growth in the Marketing World

      Chikmedia Celebrates Five Years of Growth in the Marketing World

      When Meghan Rothschild launched Chikmedia as a two-woman operation five years ago, she was determined to build a successful marketing firm that focused heavily, if not exclusively, on women and brought a fierce attitude and a sense of fun into the work. Five years later, as the head of a small team with an ever-growing clientele, she says those philosophies haven’t changed — nor has the need for a company that reminds women of the power they wield when they lift each other up.

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    14. Innovation Fest to Celebrate Region’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

      Innovation Fest to Celebrate Region’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

      HUBweek in Boston. Denver Startup Week. The Tom Tom Summit & Festival in Charlottesville, Va. South by Southwest in Austin, Texas. These are just a few of the many highly successful and very well-attended entrepreneurship and innovation events now taking place across the country. Some of them go on for a few days, others for a whole week, as their names make clear, said Kristen Leutz, executive director of Springfield-based Valley Venture Mentors (VVM), who has been to Startup Week and will likely attend some of those other gatherings in the months and years to come as she seeks to learn ...

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    15. Nearly 100 Massachusetts college students to be recognized for entrepreneurial spirit during Grinspoon Banquet

      Nearly 100 Massachusetts college students to be recognized for entrepreneurial spirit during Grinspoon Banquet

      Nearly 100 students from 14 Massachusetts colleges will be recognized for their creativity and entrepreneurial spirit during the Harold Grinspoon Charitable Foundation’s Entrepreneurship Initiative annual banquet Wednesday night.

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    16. 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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    17. 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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    18. 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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    19. 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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    20. 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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    21. 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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    22. 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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