1. Articles in category: Creative Economy

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    1. UMass President Robert Caret announces arts grants including one for theater project involving Springfield

      UMass President Robert Caret announces arts grants including one for theater project involving Springfield

      President Robert L. Caret has awarded more than $60,000 to two Western Massachusetts projects among the $270,000 in grants from the President's Creative Economy Initiatives Fund. The fund supports eight projects overall by UMass faculty members  in the arts, humanities and social sciences at all five campuses aimed to bring new creative resources to Massachusetts communities, according to a press release.

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    2. Holyoke to play host to Pioneer Valley Innovation Night with sea salt, nutrition counseling, other products unveiled

      Holyoke to play host to Pioneer Valley Innovation Night with sea salt, nutrition counseling, other products unveiled

      Innovators will showcase new products Thursday (June 26) at City Hall in the first Pioneer Valley Innovation Nights. "We're hoping for a big turnout. There's going to be a bunch of new products," said Jeffrey C. Bianchine, the city's creative economy coordinator. The event will be 6 to 8 p.m. upstairs in the ballroom at High and Dwight streets. Admission is free, with those who plan to attend asked to spread news about the event and the products on social media.

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      Mentions: Holyoke
    3. Holyoke City Council gives 2 more years to Jeff Bianchine as creative economy coordinator

      Holyoke City Council gives 2 more years to Jeff Bianchine as creative economy coordinator

      Bianchine's efforts have included setting up "pop up" stores offering art work for sale made by local artists around Christmas the past two years; fielding emails from artists and business owners seeking a building to operate in and asking how to navigate City Hall; and using $16,000 of a $20,000 grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council to help building owners who would like help with an analysis and estimated costs of improvements needed to ensure building and other codes are met. Ordinance Committee Chairwoman Rebecca Lisi said Bianchine's efforts actually have helped the Creative Arts Center ...

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      Mentions: Holyoke
    4. Tech Foundry in Springfield hosts open house, hopes to recruit 25 high school students for IT job placement program

      Tech Foundry in Springfield hosts open house, hopes to recruit 25 high school students for IT job placement program

      Tech Foundry will be holding an open house April 23, for teachers, students and volunteers at their new headquarters on 1391 Main St.  Founded by Paragus IT CEO Delcie Bean, Tech Foundry is a nonprofit education and job placement program for high school students looking to work in the world of informational technology. With partners such as Mass Mutual, UMass and Baystate Health, Tech Foundry has raised nearly $450,000 to get started.  In the near term, the program seeks to educate ambitious local students in order to create a homegrown workforce for the many area businesses looking for tech ...

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    5. Eagle Home Buyers moves to Open Square in Holyoke

      Eagle Home Buyers moves to Open Square in Holyoke

      Developer John Aubin and Eagle Home Buyers LLC are pleased to announce the opening of Eagle Home Buyers’ new office in the historic mill complex at Aubin's Open Square.  The 860-square-foot space positions the full-service real estate investment company to expand its services throughout Hampden and Hampshire counties. Gayle L. White, Eagle Home Buyers owner, said she is excited to bring specialty realty services to new clients and to become part of a thriving new model of business development to revitalize urban areas.

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      Mentions: Springfield Holyoke
    6. An Urban Laboratory | BusinessWest

      An Urban Laboratory | BusinessWest

      As John Aubin talked about Open Square, the massive former mill complex along the canals in downtown Holyoke that has been his passion for the past dozen years or more, he continually referred to it as an “urban laboratory” — for architecture, planning, sustainability, and economic development.  By that, he meant this was a place to experiment and drive innovation in response to an ongoing movement that has more people apparently willing and able to work, live, and locate businesses in urban settings, although many cities are struggling to take full advantage of that phenomenon.

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      Mentions: Holyoke
    7. BigVoodoo Interactive Hosts Event Touting ‘Creative Economy’ Networking Strategy in Western Massachusetts

      BigVoodoo Interactive, a growing company that develops cutting-edge websites for law firms nationwide, is proud to be part of the State of Massachusetts-designated Creative Economy Network, said BVI founder and director of web development James Fitzgerald. BVI hosted an event on March 6, 2014 featuring an announcement about the partnership between the state and the Western Massachusetts Economic Development Council, according to Masslive.com (3/6/14). The collaboration was created to help creative businesses in Western Massachusetts boost their visibility, recruit talent, find appropriate space, borrow capital and experience new growth, Masslive.com reported. Fitzgerald said he believes Western ...

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    8. Pioneer Valley creative economy gets boost from networking, regional strategy

      Pioneer Valley creative economy gets boost from networking, regional strategy

      Creative businesses in Western Massachusetts will get help increasing their visibility, recruiting talent, finding appropriate space, borrowing capital and growing under a new partnership announced Thursday at Holyoke's Open Square complex.  The state designated the Pioneer Valley as part of Massachusetts' Creative Economy Network and formally partnered with the Western Massachusetts Economic Development Council which is in charge of the effort. The designation, by itself, doesn't come with state money. But several organizations are planning to apply for state grants.

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