1. 1-24 of 1372 1 2 3 4 ... 56 57 58 »
    1. Rick Lord to Retire as President, CEO of AIM in 2019

      Rick Lord to Retire as President, CEO of AIM in 2019

      Richard Lord, who built Associated Industries of Massachusetts (AIM) into one of the most far-reaching business associations in the commonwealth, will retire next year after leading the organization for almost 20 years. Lord, a North Adams native and Williams College graduate who took the top job at AIM in 1999, will remain as president and CEO while the AIM board of directors chooses a successor. “Rick Lord has built AIM into an organization of more than 4,000 employers from all sectors of the economy who believe that business should be a positive force for creating a better, more prosperous ...

      Read Full Article
    2. Passenger-rail Experts, Supporters to Convene in Springfield This Saturday

      Did you know Northampton and New York are the strongest destination pairing in Amtrak’s entire northeast system? Did you know expanded North-South passenger rail service is coming to the Valley next year between Greenfield, Northampton, Holyoke, and Springfield? Did you know the state is about to initiate a new study on east-west passenger rail as well? If any of this is new information to you, join the Rail Users Network (RUN), the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, and Trains in the Valley this Saturday, Oct. 13 for RUN’s annual public forum taking place from noon to 5 p.m ...

      Read Full Article
    3. Hair Salons to Participate in Cut-a-thon to Benefit Unify Against Bullying

      Hair Salons to Participate in Cut-a-thon to Benefit Unify Against Bullying

      Hair salons are helping to make a difference in the fight against bullying, one haircut at a time, during the month of October, which is National Bullying Prevention Month. The salons will donate proceeds from haircuts, blowouts, and styling to Unify Against Bullying. Some salons will even offer temporary pink hair color — pink being the signature color of Unify Against Bullying. Event participation ranges from a portion of proceeds from a one-day event to the whole month of October. Contact these participating salons for more information: Gasoline Alley, 250 Albany St., Springfield, (413) 788-4078; Posh Studio, 1372 Allen St., Springfield ...

      Read Full Article
    4. Chicopee Savings Bank Charitable Foundation Boosts HCC Culinary Arts Program

      The Chicopee Savings Bank Charitable Foundation donated $50,000 to Holyoke Community College (HCC) for the benefit of students preparing for careers in the culinary-arts and hospitality industry.  Bill Wagner, president of the foundation, presented a check for that amount to HCC President Christina Royal and officials from the nonprofit HCC Foundation during a brief ceremony on Oct. 2 at the HCC MGM Culinary Arts Institute. The $50,000 donation will go toward programs, equipment, maintenance, instruction, and student services at the institute, which opened in January at 164 Race St. in downtown Holyoke.

      Read Full Article
    5. NAI Plotkin Sells 1492 Boston Road Property to Restoration Worship Center

      NAI Plotkin Sells 1492 Boston Road Property to Restoration Worship Center

      NAI Plotkin, an office of NAI Global, a leading commercial real-estate brokerage firm, announced it has sold 1492 Boston Road, which consists of a 9,697-square-foot commercial building, formerly the Smokey Bones Restaurant, and an adjacent 20,585-square-foot commercial building, currently occupied by Namco. The asset was sold to Restoration Worship Center/Centro de Restauracion Adoracion for $2.2 million and includes a total of 6.1 acres of land next to the Lowe’s shopping plaza. Bill Low and Stephen Picard teamed up to sell the property, which was on the market for years with several real-estate companies.

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: Springfield
    6. Mayhew Tools Welcomes Lam Nguyen to Basque Plastics Division

      Mayhew Tools Welcomes Lam Nguyen to Basque Plastics Division

      Mayhew Steel Products (Mayhew Tools) has selected Lam Nguyen to fill the role of plant manager at the company’s Basque Plastics Division in Westminster. With more than a decade of manufacturing leadership and operational expertise, Nguyen will oversee the plant’s daily operations while simultaneously improving overall operational efficiency and productivity. Nguyen, whom will report to Mayhew Tools President John Lawless, has a proven track record for implementing lean operational techniques that result in significant cost savings while increasing yield and quality. His managerial responsibilities will include, but not be limited to: production, workflow, automation, quality control assurance, purchasing ...

      Read Full Article
    7. Rock Paper City to Host Children’s Business Fair on Oct. 6

      Rock Paper City to Host Children’s Business Fair on Oct. 6

      Rock Paper City, a new nonprofit organization in Holyoke, will host Children’s Business Fair, an educational and fun event, on Saturday, Oct. 6 from noon to 4 p.m. at Heritage State Park, 221 Appleton St., Holyoke. The event is part of Celebrate Holyoke, which runs from Friday through Sunday at Heritage State Park. “The Children’s Business Fair will consist of several kid-run pop-up shops,” according to Lhea Destromp, founder of Rock Paper City. “The event is designed to teach kids about being an entrepreneur, including having them plan how to pay back their parents who helped them ...

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: Holyoke Easthampton
    8. Harry Grodsky & Co. Commemorates 100th Anniversary

      One of America’s largest mechanical contractors achieves a new milestone this month as Harry Grodsky & Co. Inc. officially celebrates its 100th anniversary. The family-owned firm will pay tribute to both the old and the new with its centennial event on Friday, Oct. 19 at MGM Springfield. “We are excited to share this significant occasion with our customers, project partners, employees, and their families,” said co-owner Jeff Grodsky. “The MGM casino was a signature project for our organization, and for the city of Springfield, so it’s the perfect place to celebrate our past and look ahead to the future.”

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: Springfield MGM
    9. Yves Salomon-Fernandez Takes the Helm at GCC

      Yves Salomon-Fernandez Takes the Helm at GCC

      Yves Salomon-Fernandez became the 10th president of Greenfield Community College this past summer, succeeding Bob Pura at the helm of a school that enjoys some of the highest retention and graduation rates in the state. Her primary goals moving forward are to build on the momentum generated over the past several years, set the bar higher, and then clear that bar. Salomon-Fernandez is confident in her abilities, and, like the school itself, she says she’s “innovative and entrepreneurial.”

      Read Full Article
    10. Berkshire Innovation Center Breaks Ground on Cutting-edge Facility

      Berkshire Innovation Center Breaks Ground on Cutting-edge Facility

      Steven Boyd isn’t just the president and board chairman of the Berkshire Innovation Center; he’s a true believer that the $13.8 million facility will be a game changer for the region’s manufacturing and life-sciences economy. “From a broad perspective, I’d say the center aims to support the legacy manufacturing base that has a long history of innovation here in the Berkshire region,” he told BusinessWest. “We’re an innovation center that is equal parts research and teaching institution and programming for private-sector businesses.”

      Read Full Article
    11. Westfield Hones Its Message to Boost Business

      Westfield Hones Its Message to Boost Business

      Folks in Western Mass. know they’re often dismissed by residents out east, Lisa Stowe says. So how does a city like Westfield make its case as a vibrant destination for a business looking to plant roots? By working together. That’s exactly what a handful of partners — municipal leaders, Westfield Gas + Electric (WG+E), Whip City Fiber, the Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce, and corporate sponsor Westfield Bank — have done by launching Go Westfield, a still-evolving engine to encapsulate what makes this city a desirable landing spot, and, more importantly, tell people about it.

       

      Read Full Article
    12. UMass Amherst Chancellor Appointed to State Cybersecurity Strategy Council

      UMass Amherst Chancellor Appointed to State Cybersecurity Strategy Council

      UMass Amherst Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy has been named by Gov. Charlie Baker to the new Massachusetts Cybersecurity Strategy Council, which will advise state leaders on ways to spur economic growth and cyber-resilience in the Commonwealth. The appointment of the 19-member council, which includes representatives from state government, the private sector, and the Commonwealth’s leading research institutions, was announced on Sept. 27 during the 2018 Massachusetts Cybersecurity Forum in Boston. Baker also announced the appointment of Stephanie Helm as the first director of the MassCyberCenter at the Mass Tech Collaborative.

      Read Full Article
    13. United Way of Pioneer Valley Announces New Leadership and Partnership

      United Way of Pioneer Valley Announces New Leadership and Partnership

      The United Way of Pioneer Valley (UWPV) announced it has hired Paul Mina as its new president and CEO as part of an overall management agreement. Mina brings 30 years of United Way experience to the Pioneer Valley. “I’m so happy and honored to be able to work with the UWPV team as we grow the organization and take advantage of the tremendous upside potential this region has to offer,” Mina said. In addition, Steve Lowell, president and CEO of Monson Savings Bank and chairman of the UWPV board, announced that the organization is entering into a management agreement ...

      Read Full Article
    14. Bay Path Names Matt Smith Director of Computer Science & Cybersecurity Programs

      Bay Path Names Matt Smith Director of Computer Science & Cybersecurity Programs

      Bay Path University announced that Matthew Smith has been promoted to the position of director, Computer Science & Cybersecurity Programs. Smith has been with Bay Path University’s American Women’s College for nearly two years, first serving as an adjunct faculty member and later being named full-time academic director, Cybersecurity and Applied Technology. In June, he was promoted to academic director, Technology, Security & Justice.

      Read Full Article
    15. Square One Announces ‘Next Level’ Initiative to Expand Childcare to All Hours

      In keeping with its mission to meet the early-learning and family-support needs of the Greater Springfield community, Square One announced it is expanding access to child care to all hours of the day. The announcement of Square One: Next Level comes as the need for child care for second shift, third shift, and weekends continues to grow for working parents throughout the region.  Strategic funding partners include MGM Springfield, Baystate Health, Smith & Wesson, the Center for Human Development (CHD), FOCUS, and LENOX. Funds from these employers were matched by philanthropist Lyman Wood of Hampden. Collectively, more than $100,000 was ...

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: Springfield
    16. Bartender Classes Begin Oct. 16 at Hcc Mgm Culinary Arts Institute

      As part of a continuing series of non-credit hospitality courses at the new HCC MGM Culinary Arts Institute, Holyoke Community College is offering classes this fall for anyone interested in becoming a professional bartender or just looking to perfect classic cocktails at home. The interactive class runs for seven consecutive Tuesdays, Oct. 16 through Nov. 27, from 6:15 to 9:15 p.m. at the culinary institute, 164 Race St., Holyoke. The course will cover all the skills necessary to launch a career as a professional bartender. Students will learn how to handle various types of alcohol and how ...

      Read Full Article
    17. Training & Workforce Options Helps Enhance Skills of Medical Assistants

      Training & Workforce Options Helps Enhance Skills of Medical Assistants

      When Holyoke Medical Center and Western Mass Physician Associates (WMPA) needed help enhancing the skills of their medical assistants, they partnered with Training & Workforce Options (TWO). TWO developed a curriculum and taught a 10-week class to 15 medical assistants from WMPA. The training was designed to prepare the workers for a national credentialing exam. The TWO course at Holyoke Community College (HCC) was a hybrid of classroom work and online learning taught by a medical assistant.

       

      Read Full Article
    18. Springfield Cultural Partnership Announces New Executive Director

      Springfield Cultural Partnership Announces New Executive Director

      The Springfield Cultural Partnership (SCP), the parent organization for the Springfield Central Cultural District, recently welcomed Karen Finn as its new executive director. Finn brings a wealth of experience in community service, government, advocacy, and program management to advance the SCP’s mission of sustaining a vibrant arts and cultural environment in Springfield. The Springfield Central Cultural District, one of 44 designated cultural districts in Massachusetts, encompasses a walkable area of downtown Springfield with cultural attractions such as art, music, theater, dining, historic architecture, and more. The nonprofit was founded in 2014 and now includes more than 50 member organizations ...

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: Springfield
    19. Panel Discussion on Skills Gap, Tuition-reimbursement Benefits Slated for Sept. 27

      Associated Industries of Massachusetts and UMass Amherst University Without Walls will host a panel discussion on the workforce skills gap and tuition-reimbursement benefits on Thursday, Sept. 27 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Hadley Farms Meeting House, 41 Russell St., Hadley. Industry and workforce-development leaders will detail the current skills gaps facing Western Mass. industries and the impact that employee-friendly educational programs and tuition-reimbursement benefits can have in closing those gaps. University Without Walls (UWW) staff and student panelists will detail how non-traditional higher-education programs can benefit both employees and their employers, helping working adults increase their ...

      Read Full Article
    20. Small-business Workshop to Discuss ‘Doing Business with the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps’

      Small-business Workshop to Discuss ‘Doing Business with the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps’

      Event Location:  EDC Conference Room, 1441 Main Street, Springfield, MA 01103.  Advanced registration is required to attend click here to register.

      Emily Harman, director of the Office of Small Business Programs for the Department of the Navy, in partnership with the Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts Assistance Center, will conduct a small-business workshop titled “Doing Business with the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps” on Thursday, Sept. 20 as part of Springfield Navy Week, Sept. 17-23. In 2017, the Department of the Navy awarded $3.2 billion in contracts to businesses in Massachusetts, with more than $66.8 million ...

      Read Full Article
    21. Holyoke Community College Names Mark Hudgik Director of Admissions

      Holyoke Community College Names Mark Hudgik Director of Admissions

      Holyoke Community College (HCC) recently welcomed Mark Hudgik as its new director of Admissions. Hudgik is an HCC alumnus from the class of 2002 who returns to campus with 14 years of experience working in academic admissions, most recently as director of Admission at Greenfield Community College, where he started as a senior Admission counselor in 2009. He had previously worked as assistant director of Admissions at Bay Path University in Longmeadow and as Admissions director at the Berkshire Hills Music Academy in South Hadley.

      Read Full Article
    22. Water Park Plans Bring Palmer Property Back into Focus

      Water Park Plans Bring Palmer Property Back into Focus

      More than five years after Palmer residents rejected a casino proposal for a huge tract of land just off Turnpike exit 8, the property is back in the news, this time as the planned site of a $650 million water park, resort spa, and sports complex. It’s the most basic tenet in commercial real estate. Location, location, location. Since the Massachusetts Turnpike opened in 1957, the large tract of land sitting atop the hill overlooking the exit 8 ramp in Palmer has always possessed that coveted quality. But over the ensuing 60-plus years, little has been done to capitalize ...

      Read Full Article
    23. SSO Strives to Improve Outreach, Visibility in Community

      SSO Strives to Improve Outreach, Visibility in Community

      As the Springfield Symphony Orchestra prepares to kick off its 75th season on Sept. 22 with “Gershwin, Copland, and Bernstein,” it faces a host of challenges shared by most orchestras its size, especially a changing, shrinking base of corporate support and a need to make its audiences younger. Susan Beaudry, the SSO’s executive director, says the way to stare down these challenges is through imaginative responsiveness — and especially greater visibility through stronger outreach. And she’s doing just that.

      Read Full Article
    24. Dress for Success ‘Breaking Down the Barriers’ Event to Focus on Domestic Violence

      Dress for Success ‘Breaking Down the Barriers’ Event to Focus on Domestic Violence

      Dress for Success Western Massachusetts will host “Breaking Down the Barriers,” its second annual half-day conference with a focus on domestic violence, its impact on women in the workforce, and new legislation affecting both survivors and their employers. The event will be held on Thursday, Oct. 11 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield. Panelists include Elizabeth Dineen from the YWCA, Morgan Ferrarotti from MassMutual, Diana Lozano from Riverside Industries, and Pamela Thornton from the Employers Assoc. of the NorthEast. The perspective of a survivor will also be part ...

      Read Full Article
    1-24 of 1372 1 2 3 4 ... 56 57 58 »
  1. Categories

    1. Industry Clusters:

      Aerospace/Defense, Business Development, Creative Economy, Education, Energy, Entrepreneurship, Financial Services, Green Region, Health Care, Information Technology, Life Sciences, Logistics, Manufacturing, Medical Devices, Paper Manufacturing, Plastics, Retail, Tourism, Transportation, Workforce