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    1. Springfield’s United Personnel Services sells to Worcester-based Masis Staffing Solutions

      Springfield’s United Personnel Services sells to Worcester-based Masis Staffing Solutions

      Worcester-based Masis Staffing Solutions, which does business in 18 states, has purchased United Personnel Services of Springfield. United Personnel’s President Patricia Canavan and Chief Financial Officer Dave Mazzucco will join the Masis executive team, the companies said Tuesday. Canavan, daughter of founders Mary Ellen Scott and the late Jay Canavan, said United has been collaborating with Masis. They’ve helped United recruit for a large client in Chelmsford, and United has helped Masis recruit in Western Massachusetts and in Connecticut.

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    2. Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts honor the late Tim Brennan; seek nominees for Exemplar Award - masslive.com

      Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts honor the late Tim Brennan; seek nominees for Exemplar Award - masslive.com

      Even though Tim Brennan would have wanted to step back from the spotlight, colleagues from the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission and Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts have created an award honoring of the man they remember as the “face and voice for the region.”

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    3. Chez Josef, site of proms, luncheons and weddings for 54 years, is for sale

      Chez Josef, site of proms, luncheons and weddings for 54 years, is for sale

      The owners of Chez Josef have put the 54-year-old venue for proms, weddings, luncheons and banquets on the market for $2.5 million, citing a desire to move on to other business opportunities. General manager and current owner Marc Sparks bought Chez Josef in 2012 from the founding Skole family. At the time, he had worked at the venue for 21 years.

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    4. Facemate property in Chicopee to be redeveloped for indoor sports facility, brewery, apartments

      Facemate property in Chicopee to be redeveloped for indoor sports facility, brewery, apartments

      A New York developer has been selected to build a 102-unit apartment building, a multi-sport indoor facility and a brewery and restaurant on a four-acre parcel of land that once was home to the Facemate factory complex. City officials announced on Wednesday that Singing Bridge, LLC. was chosen as the preferred developer for the 4.05-acre site on West Main Street, after a long negotiating process that began in January 2020 when the city requested proposals from developers interested in building on the land.

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    5. Hiring of disabled workers results in lower turnover, higher production for Chicopee distribution company

      Hiring of disabled workers results in lower turnover, higher production for Chicopee distribution company

      Jocelyn Rodriguez hadn’t worked in five years because she suffers from problems with her hands and mental health illnesses, but when she found a job eight months ago at J. Polep she quickly became a star employee. The Springfield resident has been working at the company as a selector — locating and items ordered by convenience stores and packing them for delivery — and has consistently been a top performer in the division.

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    6. People in Business: Jean M Deliso, CFP® named to New York Life’s Chairman’s Council

      People in Business: Jean M Deliso, CFP® named to New York Life’s Chairman’s Council

      Jean M. Deliso, CFP® has been named a member of the 2020 Chairman’s Council of New York Life. Members of the Chairman’s Council rank in the top three percent of New York Life’s elite sales force of more than 12,000 licensed agents in sales achievement. Ms. Deliso has accomplished this level of achievement for nine consecutive years.

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      Mentions: Springfield
    7. People in Business: Darcy Young Appointed to Executive Committee of The Children’s Study Home

      People in Business: Darcy Young Appointed to Executive Committee of The Children’s Study Home

      The Children’s Study Home recently appointed Board of Directors member Darcy (Fortune) Young to its Executive Committee. Ms. Young has been a member of the board since 2018 serving on the Communications Committee. She has consulted on everything from fundraising to digital marketing and, most recently, was part of the board effort to transition to a new executive director for the 155-year old agency.

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    8. Chicopee sets aside $2 million to reduce taxes, $1 million to beef up ‘conservative’ budget - masslive.com

      Chicopee sets aside $2 million to reduce taxes, $1 million to beef up ‘conservative’ budget - masslive.com

      The city will reduce the amount it will ask homeowners and businesses to pay in taxes in the upcoming year by using $2 million from the free cash account.  It will also set aside $1 million from free cash to supplement accounts that were slashed when the budget for this fiscal year was adopted in late June.

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      Mentions: Chicopee
    9. Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker to announce COVID recovery plan with $115 million in new funding for small businesses, main streets - masslive.com

      Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker to announce COVID recovery plan with $115 million in new funding for small businesses, main streets - masslive.com

      Gov. Charlie Baker plans to announce Thursday a $775 million plan to support small businesses and stimulate the state economy, mostly through a mix of existing programs and $115 million in new funding.  The new funding is expected to cover grants to small businesses and Main Streets hit hard by COVID-19, offering resources to small business owners and job seekers who seek training and connections.

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      Mentions: MassDevelopment
    10. Chicopee laser company, 2 Springfield colleges to create research and education facility with $2.5 million state grant

      Chicopee laser company, 2 Springfield colleges to create research and education facility with $2.5 million state grant

      A local business that specializes in creating and supplying high-tech lasers will partner with Westfield New England University to establish a research and development center and strengthen the school’s education program with the help of a $2.5 million state grant.

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    11. Hartford Courant to be printed by The Republican in Springfield

      Hartford Courant to be printed by The Republican in Springfield

      The Hartford Courant announced Monday that its daily newspaper will now be printed by The Republican in Springfield. The Republican’s two presses at 1860 Main St. already produce a number of daily newspapers including the Westfield News, Waterbury Republican, Journal Inquirer and Meriden Record Journal, as well as many weekly publications.

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    12. Economy will hurt for some time, legislators tell West Springfield, Agawam business leaders

      Economy will hurt for some time, legislators tell West Springfield, Agawam business leaders

      When the public health threat of COVID-19 subsides, repairing the economic damage could take several years, legislators told the West of the River Chamber of Commerce on Thursday. In a morning question-and-answer session with chamber members, four local lawmakers said the state will likely depend for years on federal assistance to balance its budget, and may have to reexamine some of its economic regulations, including 2018’s “grand bargain” on paid leave and the minimum wage.

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    13. Former Friendly’s in Forest Park sells for $600K

      Former Friendly’s in Forest Park sells for $600K

      A Norwood real estate company purchased the closed Friendly’s property near Forest Park at the end of September for $600,000 and the boarded-up restaurant is now advertised for lease. The sale is detailed in papers field Sept. 30 at the Hampden County Registry of Deeds and appears to be a part of a portfolio of old Friendly’s locations sold by the chain’s corporate parent. The location is at 65 Sumner Ave.

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      Mentions: Springfield
    14. White Lion begins brewing in Springfield Tower Square (photos)

      White Lion begins brewing in Springfield Tower Square (photos)

      White Lion began brewing beer this week in its new Tower Square location. The space will be a full production brewery, said White Lion Brewing President Ray Berry. It will allow the company to brew, package and distribute beer from Tower Square, 1500 Main St., to accounts across Massachusetts. It also will have a tap room, commercial kitchen and private event room.

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    15. MassMutual Center, UMass, AIC to co-host 2024 NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Regional

      MassMutual Center, UMass, AIC to co-host 2024 NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Regional

      The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) announced today that the MassMutual Center, in conjunction with American International College and the University of Massachusetts, has been selected to host a 2024 NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Regional, marking the first time the event has been held at the MassMutual Center.  “We are extremely excited to be hosting the NCAA Division I Men’s Regional Ice Hockey Championships in 2024,” said Sean Dolan, General Manager of the MassMutual Center. “We are looking forward to partnering with both the University of Massachusetts and American International College as we welcome hockey fans ...

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    16. OMG Roofing Promotes Adam Cincotta to Vice President

      OMG Roofing Promotes Adam Cincotta to Vice President

      OMG Roofing Products has promoted Adam Cincotta to the position of vice president of the company’s Adhesives and Solar Business Unit, one of three business units within OMG Roofing Products. In this role, Adam is responsible for developing and executing the overall business unit strategy, including product and market development, as well as managing the business unit’s profit and loss. He reports to Peter Coyne, senior vice president and general manager of OMG Roofing Products.

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    17. As COVID cases increase, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker says state ready to respond to possible surge in fall, winter - masslive.com

      As COVID cases increase, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker says state ready to respond to possible surge in fall, winter - masslive.com

      Baker and several cabinet members spent close to an hour outlining how the commonwealth’s testing, contact tracing and treatment efforts have evolved since the pandemic was declared in March. He also touted the mountain of guidance issued to various industries, schools and the public on how to reduce community spread of the virus.

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    18. ‘Safe and reliable’: Eversource says Agawam, Longmeadow pipeline projects necessary after acquiring Columbia Gas

      ‘Safe and reliable’: Eversource says Agawam, Longmeadow pipeline projects necessary after acquiring Columbia Gas

      Proposed natural gas pipeline work in Longmeadow and Agawam could help Eversource — now the owner of Columbia Gas of Massachusetts — end leaks from aging cast-iron pipes in Springfield and address other reliability and safety issues. But the projects — which are opposed by environmentalists and some living in those towns — need a more thorough review now that Eversource is owner of the system, said Bill Akley, the company’s president of gas operations.

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    19. Banks, businesses need to diversify corporate boards (Viewpoint) - masslive.com

      Banks, businesses need to diversify corporate boards (Viewpoint) - masslive.com

      Nearly 37 years ago, my longtime love affair began with selling software and services to financial institutions and corporations in the Northeast. This was during a time that many banks and corporations were expanding throughout the country.  I had a successful run, in which I met and worked alongside many successful people. I felt there was something missing.

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      Mentions: Springfield
    20. ‘Fresh & Local’ Big Y names Springfield distribution center to emphasize relationship with local farmers

      ‘Fresh & Local’ Big Y names Springfield distribution center to emphasize relationship with local farmers

      Derrick Turnbull, owner of Autumn Mist Farm in Agawam, had a problem this spring when coronavirus restrictions shut down businesses. He’d been raising beef cattle since he was an 11-year-old 4-H member, slowly building up 130 cow and calf pairs on 100 acres, with 600 more acres under lease growing crops to feed them. Turnbull’s primary customers were restaurants and college dining facilities interested in serving fresh and local foods. Enter the pandemic, and COVID-19 shut those down while the cattle kept growing on the family-run farm and getting ready for market.

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