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    1. 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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    2. 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
    3. 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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    4. 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
    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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
    10. 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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    11. 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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    12. 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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    13. 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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    14. ‘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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    15. 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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    16. ‘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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    17. Software company LLumin moves to downtown Springfield

      Software company LLumin moves to downtown Springfield

      LLumin Inc., a provider of computer software, has relocated to downtown Springfield in the Stearns Building, 293 Bridge St. The company has 16 employees. “The entire team at LLumin is excited to be part of the City of Springfield’s ongoing growth and development,” Edward Garibian, CEO of LLumin, said in a news release. “Over the last few years, there have been many initiatives, including MGM, Union Station, and numerous revitalization projects, that facilitate and attract business development. We believe that technology firms like LLumin, with its diverse and talented staff, will bring a new aspect to Springfield’s already ...

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    18. Springfield’s Tower Square gains office tenant; Farm Credit Financial Partners relocates from Agawam

      Springfield’s Tower Square gains office tenant; Farm Credit Financial Partners relocates from Agawam

      Farm Credit Financial Partners Inc., a 250-employee technology services company, relocated last week from Agawam to Springfield’s Tower Square. The move will accommodate the company’s growth and expansion over the past 25 years, according to a news release. “Farm Credit Financial Partners' tenancy and occupancy represents a significant addition to the approximately 120,000 rentable square footage of new tenancy at Tower Square in the past 24 months,” said Demetrios Panteleakis, principal of the Macmillan Group and the rental agent for Tower Square. “This has made Tower Square and downtown Springfield the premier business destination in western Mass.”

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    19. Cinemark to reopen West Springfield, Hampshire Mall theaters on Friday

      Cinemark to reopen West Springfield, Hampshire Mall theaters on Friday

      Cinemark Holdings, Inc., announced Wednesday that it will reopen its two Massachusetts movie theaters onFriday, Oct. 9. Those theaters are Cinemark At Hampshire Mall and XD in Hadley and the West Springfield 15 and XD on 864 Riverdale Road. According to a news release, the theaters welcome new releases like the Robert De Niro comedy “War with Grandpa” as well as “Infidel”, “Unhinged”, “The New Mutants”, “The Personal History of David Copperfield”, “The Broken Hearts Gallery” and “Tenet” by Christopher Nolan.

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    20. PVTA gets $680K federal grant to plan bus improvements

      PVTA gets $680K federal grant to plan bus improvements

      The Pioneer Valley Transit Authority will receive $680,000 from the U.S. Department of Transportation to reduce travel times and create greater access to jobs for rural residents in Western Massachusetts. The money will fund a transit review and improvement planning study, the Department of Transportation said Wednesday. That would include recommendations for improved transit services and facilities, new routes, modern fare collection systems and integrating low or no-emission buses.

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    21. Smith College receives $50M gift; largest individual donation in its history

      Smith College receives $50M gift; largest individual donation in its history

      Smith College has received a $50 million endowment gift — the largest individual donation in the school’s 155-year history. The college announced Tuesday that the gift — $40 million designated for student financial aid and $10 million to “re-envision” the school’s career development program — is from an alumna who wishes to remain anonymous. It was made through a private foundation.

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