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    1. MassMutual Foundation to bring FutureSmart(SM) Challenge to Five Cities in 2017

      MassMutual Foundation to bring FutureSmart(SM) Challenge to Five Cities in 2017

      The MassMutual Foundation announced today that its FutureSmart Challenge, now in its fourth year, will visit five cities across the country in 2017, including Memphis, TN, Portland, OR, Phoenix, AZ, Oklahoma City, OK and Boston, MA.  The MassMutual Foundation's FutureSmart Challenge is a national program that provides financial education to middle school students and offers them the opportunity to learn skills needed to make sound choices for their personal financial futures. The exciting interactive event is held in collaboration with select NBA teams, followed by Junior Achievement curriculum in participants' classrooms during the school year.

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    2. Boston Community Capital and MassDevelopment Awarded $3 Million for Work in Massachusetts’ Gateway

      MassDevelopment is grateful to The Kresge Foundation for this investment and Boston Community Capital for its partnership on this effort to spur economic development in Massachusetts' Gateway Cities," said MassDevelopment President and CEO Marty Jones. "With this award, the Transformative Development Initiative will be able to support vibrant mixed-use developments that will help revitalize these important communities. "We're very excited to support the great work that Boston Community Capital and MassDevelopment are doing in Massachusetts' Gateway Cities," said Joe Evans, the Portfolio Manager of Social Investment Practice at Kresge. "We're proud to partner with and support an effort ...

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    3. Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation Reports First Quarter Fiscal 2014 Financial Results

      Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation Reports First Quarter Fiscal 2014 Financial Results

      - Net Sales of $171 Million for the First Quarter of Fiscal 2014, Up 25.8% Year-Over-Year

      - Quarterly Gross Margin of 42.6% in the First Quarter of Fiscal 2014 vs. 37.7% a Year Ago

      - Quarterly Operating Income Margin of 28.1% in the First Quarter of Fiscal 2014 vs. 23.0% a Year Ago

      - Company Raising Full Fiscal Year 2014 Revenue Guidance

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    4. Amarantus Biosciences Awarded Research Grant by Center of Excellence in

      Amarantus BioSciences, Inc. (OTCQB: AMBS), a biotechnology company developing new treatments for brain-related disorders including Parkinson's disease and Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) centered on its unique proprietary anti-apoptotic therapeutic protein known as MANF, today announced a Translational Research Grant award from the University of Massachusetts' Pioneer Valley Life Sciences Institute's Center of Excellence in Apoptosis Research (CEAR).  The Institute is a joint research venture of Baystate Medical Center and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Investigators will exploit publicly available genomics databases to identify potentially new therapeutic targets for MANF-based therapeutics, and then validate those hypotheses in cell-based laboratory ...

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    5. MassMutual Teams Up with ALPFA to Celebrate 40-Year Anniversary and Help Develop Latino Business Leaders

      Over the past year, ALPFA and MassMutual have worked together to help the exploding number of Latino small business owners and families make good financial decisions for a more secure future. The two organizations have taken to the road to raise awareness of the need for financial education and future planning, hosting informational events and panel discussions in several locations across the country.
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    6. MassMutual Scholars Program Offers $150000 in Scholarships to Multicultural ...

      Now in its fourth year, the MassMutual Scholars program began as a pilot program in four metropolitan areas across the country and later expanded to nine. This year the scholarship is open to students of all majors, who are of African-American, Asian/Pacific Islander or Hispanic descent and attending college in the United States. However, applicants must meet certain academic criteria, such as maintaining a 3.0 or better GPA, express an interest in careers in the insurance and financial services industry, and demonstrate financial need.

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    7. Estimating Software Helps Fuel Manufacturing Initiatives With Colleges

      Estimating Software Helps Fuel Manufacturing Initiatives With Colleges
      "Manufacturing initiatives, emerging at an increasing rate, indicate the growing concern to help bring more manufacturing jobs back to America. Without an actively growing job market, the future of U.S. manufacturing could remain on the decline. For more than a decade, manufacturers have also continued to experience a reduced pool of adequately skilled candidates from which to select for hire," states Jay Snow, Marketing Manager at MTI Systems, Inc. "Our manufacturing customers tell us, if colleges could take the initiative to train students on the software used by their manufacturing company, these new employees would be that much further ...
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      Mentions: Springfield
    8. MassMutual Retirement Services Expands Team to Support Nonprofit Sales Growth

      The MassMutual Retirement Services Division further strengthens its focus in the nonprofit retirement plan market with the additions of Carl Steinhilber and Roderick Toppin. Both Steinhilber and Toppin will focus on further expanding the company's success in the nonprofit market by providing product, investment, market and technical expertise for the company's distribution channel relationships and customers in that market.
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    9. Qteros and UMass Amherst Bolster Patent Portfolio for Ethanol-Producing ...

      The University of Massachusetts Amherst is one of the nation's pre-eminent public research universities. More than 24,000 students from all 50 states and over 70 countries attend the university. Home to New England's premier honors college, UMass Amherst has more than 85 undergraduate majors, 68 master's and 48 doctoral degree programs– many the top programs in the nation and world. The faculty, dedicated teachers and world-renowned, recently received a record breaking $170 million in sponsored research.
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    10. Comcast Donates $50000 to Western Massachusetts Tornado Relief Efforts

      "We are strongly committed to the communities we serve in Western Massachusetts and to our customers and employees who are in need," said Mary McLaughlin, a Western Massachusetts resident and Senior Vice President of Comcast's Western New England Region, which includes Western Massachusetts. "Our thoughts are with everyone who has been impacted by this tragedy and we are hopeful our contribution will help those hit the hardest with their personal needs and will also support the restoration efforts taking place across the Greater Springfield area."
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    11. MassMutual Awarded Prestigious LEED® Green Building Certification

      MassMutual Awarded Prestigious LEED® Green Building Certification
      Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) announced today that it has been awarded LEED® Silver certification for Existing Buildings at its corporate office in Springfield, MA. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Rating System was designed by the U.S. Green Building Council to encourage and facilitate the development of more sustainable buildings. LEED is the nation's preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.
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    12. IBM Announces Eight Universities Contributing to the Watson Computing System's Development

      IBM Announces Eight Universities Contributing to the Watson Computing System's Development
      Professor James Allan and his team of researchers from the University of Massachusetts are working on information retrieval, or text search. This important capability of QA technology is the first step taken: looking for and retrieving text that is most likely to contain accurate answers.
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    13. MassMutual Helps Families Navigate Laws, Government Programs That Impact Care ...

      "We are so firmly committed to getting special needs families the life care planning help they need that we are underwriting the curriculum development of the CSNC designation with the American College," said Joanne Gruszkos, founder and director of MassMutual's SpecialCare program. "MassMutual is working with The American College because it is the unquestioned leader in financial education."
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    14. Solutia Opens New Photovoltaic Laboratory

      "Demand for renewable energy is growing, and that drives the demand for innovative technologies and materials," comments Aristotelis Karagiannis, vice president of technology, Solutia's Advanced Interlayers division. "With our deep understanding of EVA and PVB technologies, a track record of rapid innovation and our new laboratory, we're in a unique position to develop and deliver high-value solutions for the solar module market."
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    15. Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation Appoints Willingham as President of ...

      Michael F. Golden, Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation President and CEO, said, "Barry Willingham has extensive management experience in the security and construction industries, including strategic planning and product development. He joined us in March as Chief Operating Officer of our Perimeter Security Division and since his arrival we have made significant investments in this business. He has expanded and reorganized the sales force and implemented new business processes and systems designed to prepare us for future growth. During his tenure, our Perimeter Security Division delivered a record level of quarterly revenue. His leadership and industry expertise will position us well ...
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    16. Wellspring Capital Management Acquires Jen-Coat, Inc.

      Wellspring Capital Management LLC ("Wellspring") announced today that it has acquired Jen-Coat, Inc. ("Jen-Coat" or the "Company"), a leading flexible packaging manufacturer in the food, healthcare and industrial segments, from CGW Southeast Partners. Jen-Coat is the first subsidiary of a new holding company formed by Wellspring and industry executive Harold Bevis. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
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    17. Atalasoft Announces Record Revenues for First Half of 2010 -- EASTHAMPTON, Mass., July 27 /PRNewswire/ --

      Atalasoft, Inc., provider of .NET Imaging SDKs and a universal viewer for SharePoint, today announced record revenues and strong growth across all product lines in the first half of 2010. Atalasoft's second quarter 2010 sales figures were the best in the company's 8-year history, up over 56% from 2009 with first half of 2010 year-to-date sales 36% higher than 2009.
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    18. MassMutual and Vera Bradley Combine Forces to Battle Breast Cancer

      Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) and the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer today announced the formation of an alliance designed to increase donations to the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer Research Laboratories and its groundbreaking work in identifying genetic information leading to improved detection and treatment of breast cancer.
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    19. MassMutual Announces Executive Promotions

      Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) today announced that the company's Board of Directors has approved a number of executive promotions, effective April 1. "All of these individuals have outstanding track records of leadership, and these promotions are a reflection of their significant past accomplishments and growth as senior leaders in our organization," said Roger W. Crandall, President and CEO, MassMutual. "By placing a strong commitment on both employee development and succession planning, we feel we have built the most talented and dedicated executive team and workforce in the industry. We look forward to continuing to put that talent ...
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    20. Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation Reports Third Quarter Fiscal 2010 Financial ...

      Michael F. Golden, Smith & Wesson President and Chief Executive Officer, said, "Our third quarter revenue results reflect ongoing growth at Universal Safety Response (USR), partially offset by anticipated year-over-year declines in our firearms division. USR revenue grew by 70% over the comparable period last year, which was prior to our acquisition of USR. USR revenue would have been higher but for severe weather conditions in the mid-Atlantic and northeastern region of the United States that delayed a number of construction projects. Firearms division sales of $74.7 million were within our expected range, declining on a year-over-year basis caused in ...
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