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    1. People in Business: Springfield Regional Chamber Taps Two Professionals to lead its legislative efforts

      People in Business: Springfield Regional Chamber Taps Two Professionals to lead its legislative efforts

      The Springfield Regional Chamber has tapped two local experienced professionals to lead its Legislative Steering Committee. Michael P. Kane, director of government affairs for Columbia Gas Massachusetts, has been elected chair and Hugh Barrett, assistant vice president for state government relations at MassMutual, has been elected vice chair. Both positions are for two-year terms.

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    2. People in Business: Colin M. D'Amour joins Big Y Grocery Sales Management Team

      People in Business: Colin M. D'Amour joins Big Y Grocery Sales Management Team

      Big Y Foods, Inc. has announced the appointment of Colin M. D'Amour as a corporate center store sales manager, focusing on all non-perishable grocery products for the 70 store supermarket chain. As a corporate center store sales manager, he is responsible for the financial, marketing and merchandising performance for over 2,000 different products including household cleaners, paper goods and baby needs. He reports to Jason Corriveau, director of center store.

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    3. Rewards program offered to Hartford Line train riders: Springfield deals include Thunderbirds, museums

      Rewards program offered to Hartford Line train riders: Springfield deals include Thunderbirds, museums

      The Connecticut Department of Transportation now offers a rider rewards program where consumers can get discounts at businesses and attractions by showing their tickets or passes or a downloadable coupon. That includes tickets for Hartford Line passenger trains from New Haven to Springfield. The program, called CTrides, is also open to riders on Shore Line East trains and on CTfasttrack buses in Connecticut.

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      Mentions: Springfield
    4. Ashfield signs $1.1 million contract to build fiber optic network

      Ashfield signs $1.1 million contract to build fiber optic network

      The Ashfield Select Board this month approved a $1.1 million contract with Infinigy Solutions, LLC to build a town-owned fiber-optic network. A six-month construction window could begin in April, according to the local Ashfield News. The town passed over a more expensive construction bid from Westfield Gas & Electric, whose Whip City Fiber division is building networks in many rural hilltowns. The municipal utility, however, did complete network design work for Ashfield, and will install the final "drops" to homes.

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      Mentions: Westfield
    5. Seen@ Indian Orchard Mills 2018 Fall Open Studios Art Show & Sale

      Seen@ Indian Orchard Mills 2018 Fall Open Studios Art Show & Sale

      Indian Orchard Mills, a community of artists and artisans in a sprawling mill by the Chicopee River, drew crowds to its 2018 Fall Open Studios Art Show & Sale on Saturday. Spread out over five floors of two buildings, the show, now in its 25th year, saw more than 50 artists open their studios to the public. Between 600 to 1,000 visitors were expected at the two-day event. "I think it's a great opportunity" for both artists and visitors, said artist Tara Hengeveld, who shares studio space with two other artists. Hengeveld, who works with watercolor paint, said she ...

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    6. Seen@ Grand opening of Marcotte Ford dealership featuring LugNutz Cafe in Holyoke

      Seen@ Grand opening of Marcotte Ford dealership featuring LugNutz Cafe in Holyoke

      Flashing lights, flashy cars and the elegant eats of The Log Cabin's team all provided the perfect accompaniment for Marcotte Ford's grand opening gala on Thursday, as crowds rolled into the Holyoke dealership.  Boasting a new concept of a dealership built around a restaurant, the LugNutz Cafe, the new $8.2 million facility aims to build upon the reputation the family has built in the community since 1962.

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      Mentions: Holyoke
    7. Hartford Line adds trains to Springfield Union Station

      Hartford Line adds trains to Springfield Union Station

      CTrail will have one additional Hartford Line train -- on weekends and on weekdays -- serving Springfield Union Station starting Monday, according to timetables released by the Connecticut Department of Transportation. The new train arrives in Springfield at 9:47 a.m., having left New Haven at 8:15 a.m. It departs Springfield at 10:40 a.m. and arrives in New Haven at 12:12 p.m.  On weekends, it arrives in Springfield at 10:58 a.m., having left New Haven at 9:25 a.m. It leaves Springfield at 11:30 a.m. and arrives in New Haven ...

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    8. Mercy Medical Center to host 'Sparkle! Springfield,' women's health event

      Mercy Medical Center to host 'Sparkle! Springfield,' women's health event

      Mercy Medical Center's Spirit of Women network, which provides educational opportunities for women to learn about their health, is gearing up to present "Sparkle! Springfield" on Wednesday night. "At Mercy Medical Center, we strive to be a valuable health resource to our community," said Mark Fulco, president of Mercy Medical Center and its affiliates.  "Sparkle! is the premiere event for Mercy's Spirit of Women network, where the emphasis is on women and their personal health and wellness."

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    9. Westover Air Reserve Base economic impact dips slightly | masslive.com

      Westover Air Reserve Base economic impact dips slightly | masslive.com

      The 439th Airlift Wing at Westover Air Reserve Base added nearly $194.5 million to the local economy in the 2018 budget year, the base said Tuesday.  That includes a payroll of nearly $120 million in 2018 and $13.1 million in construction funding.  What it doesn't include is the economic impact of the 2018 Great New England Air and Space Show, according to the release. The air show generates $11.6 million in local spending, according to a 2015 UMass study.

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    10. UMass Amherst agricultural school launches student run vineyard

      UMass Amherst agricultural school launches student run vineyard

      The University of Massachusetts Amherst has launched a new vineyard that will allow students to gain first hand experience in growing and maintaining wine and table grapes, according to a statement from the school.  It will be a part of the UMass Stockbridge School program, which is devoted to agricultural education.  Created for the purpose of giving students hands-on viticulture experience, the vineyard will be located at the UMass Agricultural Learning Center on the former Wysocki Farmin Amherst.

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    11. 'Have a seat': Pvta, Aarp unveil bus stop benches across Springfield

      'Have a seat': Pvta, Aarp unveil bus stop benches across Springfield

      With funding from an AARP grant meant to improve public spaces for those of all ages, city and Pioneer Valley Transit Authority officials cut the ribbon Wednesday on a dozen new bus stop benches scattered around Springfield. "So come over and have a seat," Mayor Domenic J. Sarno said by way of an invitation following a photo opportunity in Court Square.

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    12. People in Business: Berdie Thompson joins JA of Western Massachusetts

      People in Business: Berdie Thompson joins JA of Western Massachusetts

      Berdie Thompson recently joined the staff of Junior Achievement of Western Massachusetts as the Development Director. Before joining Junior Achievement of Western MA as development Director. Berdie served as the Charitable Gifts and Events Coordinator for Chicopee Savings Bank Foundation for 10 years. In addition, she has six years of fundraising experience and six years of office management in the non-profit sector and a solid track record of meeting and exceeding fundraising goals. She brings with her knowledge about fundraising from both sides of the table. Prior to her involvement in non-profits, Berdie was in the banking industry for fifteen ...

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    13. Environmental report on proposed Westfield industrial park finds no impact to aquifer

      Environmental report on proposed Westfield industrial park finds no impact to aquifer

       A draft environmental impact report says the proposed Westfield Turnpike Industrial Park is not detrimental to city water, a main concern of project opponents. The 265-page report states that the project "will not impact aquifers used for potable water, such as the Barnes Aquifer." In accordance with the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act, the report provides additional information and analysis about the proposed project. An Environmental Notification Form was completed in the spring, followed by comments from the public that are addressed in the report.

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    14. Downtown Westfield looks to capitalize on rail trail

      Downtown Westfield looks to capitalize on rail trail

      Friends of the Columbia Greenway Rail Trail Chairman Joseph Giffune and Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce Director Kate Phelon invited the Westfield City Council to join them in learning how other cities have capitalized on their downtown rail trails. "The Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce is excited about being pro-active in learning and sharing any information with our downtown businesses and city leaders as to the economic impact our Columbia Greenway Rail Trail will have," Phelon said. "I think it is imperative for our businesses and the city to be proactive and not reactive to the number of users that ...

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    15. Greater Chicopee Chamber of Commerce to host first Holiday Bazaar

      Greater Chicopee Chamber of Commerce to host first Holiday Bazaar

      The Greater Chicopee Chamber of Commerce will host its first Holiday Bazaar Nov. 15 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Portuguese American Club, 149 Exchange St. Jessica Roncarati-Howe, chamber president, said the 325-member organization has traditionally done an auction and tasting as its fall benefit. It decided to do a bazaar this year as a new approach to raising funds for the educational programs and community events it hosts as well as bringing people into downtown.  "We have just started to promote ticket sales, but we have had a great response from vendors and for prizes to raffle ...

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    16. People in Business: Kathleen Kalmbach promoted to Assistant Professor and Director of Didactic Education for Bay Path University's Physician Assistant Program

      People in Business: Kathleen Kalmbach promoted to Assistant Professor and Director of Didactic Education for Bay Path University's Physician Assistant Program

      Kathleen Kalmbach, MS, PA-C, has been promoted to the position of Director of Didactic Education and Assistant Professor for the Physician Assistant Program at Bay Path University. Kalmbach joins the University's Physicians Assistant Program faculty full-time after serving on an adjunct faculty member and associate clinical professor for the past three years. In her new position, Kalmbach will be coordinating the didactic year of physician assistant students' education in the program. She will be giving lectures and assisting with both the skills lab and the patient assessment lab.

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    17. People in Business: Ron Davis transitiones from President/CEO to Chief Sales Officer of WAMF | masslive.com

      People in Business: Ron Davis transitiones from President/CEO to Chief Sales Officer of WAMF | masslive.com

      Ron Davis, a Sales Pro and Business Specialist of WAMF Consulting makes a major announcement. As the founder of WAMF Consulting since 2014, he has now transitioned from President/CEO to Chief Sales Officer. This new position will allow him to offer a comprehensive approach to banks, credit unions and corporations to support their Sales and Business development needs. After 37 years of selling software and services to financial institutions and corporations in the Northeast, WAMF Consulting was born. WAMF is an acronym for 'Winners are my Friends.'

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    18. MassMutual announces $1.72 billion dividend in 2019

      MassMutual announces $1.72 billion dividend in 2019

      Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. said Monday that its board of directors has approved a record $1.72 billion estimated dividend payout in 2019. It's an increase of more than $125 million more than 2018, and marks the 151st consecutive year that MassMutual will be paying a dividend, according to a news release. The 2017 dividend was $1.6 billion. The 2019 estimated payout reflects a dividend interest rate of 6.4 percent for eligible participating policies, maintaining the same rate as 2018.

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    19. Northern Tree Service proposes waste wood processing plant in Springfield's Bay neighborhood

      Northern Tree Service proposes waste wood processing plant in Springfield's Bay neighborhood

      Northern Tree Service Inc., of Palmer, is proposing to purchase four tax-title junkyard properties along the Bay and Tapley street corridor for $701,700 to convert them into a facility that makes mulch and other products out of clean waste wood. Northern Tree Service submitted the sole bid for the vacant properties by Thursday's deadline. It will be referred for evaluation by a city review committee, said Thomas Mathews, project manager for the city's Office of Planning and Economic Development.

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    20. Easthampton wins $3.5 million MassWorks grant to support One Ferry Street redevelopment

      Easthampton wins $3.5 million MassWorks grant to support One Ferry Street redevelopment

      Plans by developer Michael Michon to transform an old mill complex at One Ferry Street into mixed-use housing and commercial space gained traction Friday with the announcement of a state infrastructure grant. "I've got $3.5 million worth of good news today," Massachusetts Housing and Economic Development Secretary Jay Ash told a roomful of community leaders gathered at Mill 180, a building which Michon previously rehabilitated.

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    21. Boston, Springfield land on top 10 list of best cities for STEM professionals

      Boston, Springfield land on top 10 list of best cities for STEM professionals

      Boston and Springfield were among the "Top 10 best metro areas for STEM professionals" in 2018, according to statistics compiled by WalletHub, a personal finance website. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Boston was ranked second and Springfield eighth on the list. Worcester came in at 18th.  "We made another good list," Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno said. "Glad to see our educational and workforce development are starting to pay off - this is all about a good four-letter word - jobs!"

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    22. Five Star Transportation, Whalley Computer honored as top of 'Super 60' by Springfield chamber

      Five Star Transportation, Whalley Computer honored as top of 'Super 60' by Springfield chamber

      School bus provider Five Star Transportation and Whalley Computer Associates Inc. were the top companies honored last week by the Springfield Regional Chamber of Commerce at its annual Super 60 lunch. The chamber event honors 60 locally owned companies each year -- 30 for revenue and 30 for revenue growth. The companies are nominated by banks, accounting firms and the like. Revenue figures are verified by the chamber but never made public. Some companies qualify under both categories.

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