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    1. JA Celebrates 100 Years of Providing Life Lessons - BusinessWest

      JA Celebrates 100 Years of Providing Life Lessons - BusinessWest

      The 100th Anniversary Gala for Junior Achievement of Western Massachusetts will have a decidedly ’20s flair — as in the 1920s. In fact, the theme is “The Roaring ’20s are Back.”  Attendees are encouraged, but not required, to come in period dress, a challenge that Jennifer Connelly, executive director of the local JA chapter, met (with considerable help from her daughter) by doing a hard search online that yielded the appropriate dress as well as a headband with a feather.

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    2. Tina D’Agostino Joins Mercy Medical Center in ‘Major Gifts’ Role

      Tina D’Agostino Joins Mercy Medical Center in ‘Major Gifts’ Role

      Tina D’Agostino has joined Mercy Medical Center as a major gifts officer in the Fund Development Department. In this role, D’Agostino’s responsibilities include expanding the Major Gifts Program by cultivating donors and donor prospects, coordinating major gifts as they relate to capital fundraising campaigns, and overseeing volunteers who support the department. D’Agostino joins Mercy Medical Center after 17 years in the arts and entertainment industry.

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    3. Sports & Leisure Archives - BusinessWest

      Sports & Leisure Archives - BusinessWest

      The golf business has never been entirely about golf. There has always been a need a diversity in the form of food and beverage, weddings and other events, and even cross-country skiing in the winter. But at a time when clubs are being challenged by declining play and rising expenses, the need to create revenue streams and put all their facilities to use has never been greater.

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    4. For 150 Years, the YWCA of Western Mass. Has Been Helping Survivors Heal - BusinessWest

      For 150 Years, the YWCA of Western Mass. Has Been Helping Survivors Heal - BusinessWest

      Helping survivors heal. That’s been the mission of the YWCA of Western Mass. for 150 years. Today, the agency does this in a number of ways, some well-known, such as its 58-bed domestic-violence shelter, and others far-less-heralded but still important, such as helping area young people attain their high-school equivalency. In each case, the key is providing these survivors with the tools they need to achieve a higher quality of life.

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    5. Springfield Regional Chamber Releases Legislative Agenda

      Springfield Regional Chamber Releases Legislative Agenda

      The Springfield Regional Chamber (SRC) 2019 Outlook has released its legislative agenda outlining the priorities of its more than 500 members for the legislative session and the major issues it will focus on to strengthen business competitiveness, lower business costs and stimulate growth in the greater Springfield region. “Every other year, we survey our more than 500 members to gather feedback about the issues that are impacting their business, their success, their growth strategies,” said SRC President Nancy F. Creed. “We then determine our legislative priorities based on what matters most to them and this forms our advocacy roadmap for ...

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    6. Wyckoff’s New Owners Have Ambitious Plans for Facility

      Wyckoff’s New Owners Have Ambitious Plans for Facility

      None of the members of the new ownership team at Wyckoff Country Club in Holyoke had spent any time on the golf course — or in the golf business — prior to their acquisition earlier this year. But they did know a few things about what they were getting into. Actually, more than a few. They knew how to run a business — Bob VanZandt Sr. has operated American Tire Sales & Service in Springfield for nearly 40 years, and Charlie Arment has been at the helm of Charlie Arment Trucking in Springfield, a 65-year-old family business, since 1978. Beyond that, well, they knew ...

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      Mentions: Holyoke
    7. United Personnel Aims to Make Life Easier for Clients

      United Personnel Aims to Make Life Easier for Clients

      At its core, the mission of a staffing agency is to connect employers with job seekers — a task United Personnel has tackled with success for 35 years. But creating those matches doesn’t occur in a vacuum. Rather, building a healthy workforce is a region-wide effort that makes demands of employers, colleges, training programs, K-to-12 schools, and lawmakers. United Personnel President Tricia Canavan recognizes this big picture — and her firm’s role in closing the gaps.

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    8. Palmer Seeks to Boost Its Destination Status

      Palmer Seeks to Boost Its Destination Status

      Palmer’s leaders see the town as a destination — and hope the myriad players investigating east-west passenger rail service in Massachusetts view it the same way. That’s why the Palmer Town Council recently established a citizens’ advisory committee and contracted with the UMass Center for Economic Development to study — and prepare a report on — the merits of an east-west passenger rail stop in Palmer, to be submitted to the state advisory committee currently looking into the feasibility of expanded east-west passenger service. Those efforts included a recent meeting with community members to brainstorm about the pros and cons of ...

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    9. Springfield Partners for Community Action to Host ‘Protecting Your Assets’ Seminar

      Springfield Partners for Community Action to Host ‘Protecting Your Assets’ Seminar

      Springfield Partners for Community Action Inc. will host its fourth annual “Protecting Your Assets” event on Thursday, April 25 starting at 5:30 p.m. at Springfield Partners, 721 State St. The event is in recognition of National Financial Literacy Month, celebrated every April. Light refreshments will be served, and the event is free and open to the public. Call (413) 263-6500 or e-mail anthinyt@springfieldpartnersinc.com to reserve a seat.

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      Mentions: Springfield
    10. HCC Hires Patrick Carpenter as Director of Institutional Advancement

      HCC Hires Patrick Carpenter as Director of Institutional Advancement

      Holyoke Community College recently welcomed Patrick Carpenter as its director of Institutional Advancement. In his new role, Carpenter will serve as the principal gifts officer for the HCC Foundation, facilitate donor cultivation and engagement, and supervise the office of Alumni Relations.  Before his hiring at HCC, he held advancement positions at Westfield State University as major gifts officer, Boston College School of Law as associate director of University Advancement, and Elms College, his alma mater, as director of Annual Giving.

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    11. UMassFive College Federal Credit Union Receives Workforce Training Fund Grant

      UMassFive College Federal Credit Union announced its selection as one of 68 Workforce Training Fund grant recipients in the state of Massachusetts chosen by the Baker-Polito administration. As a financial institution deeply invested in the communities it serves, UMassFive takes pride in supporting the local economy through providing quality service and products for its members, and by offering employment opportunities that encourage personal growth and career development. Accomplishing both of these goals means taking a real interest in the professional development of every employee and offering training opportunities so that any staff might become an expert in their chosen field.

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    12. EforAll Helps a Challenged Constituency Share the Wealth - BusinessWest

      EforAll Helps a Challenged Constituency Share the Wealth - BusinessWest

      The agency is called SPARK EforAll Holyoke. It represents a merger of SPARK Holyoke, an entity created to inspire and mentor entrepreneurs, and EforAll, the Lowell-based organization that has created an effective model that does essentially the same thing. By whatever name it goes, the agency is helping to spur business ownership among minorities, women, and other constituencies, and it is already changing the landscape in the Paper City.

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    13. Work Opportunity Center Cuts Ribbon on Facility in Springfield

      Work Opportunity Center Cuts Ribbon on Facility in Springfield

      Work Opportunity Center Inc. held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on April 8 at its newly purchased and renovated community-based day-services (CBDS) facility located at 73 Marketplace in Springfield. Established in 1969, Work Opportunity Center Inc. (WOC) initially served its participants through a center-based work-service model. Community-based day services were added in the summer of 2014. In June 2016, center-based work services were discontinued for all participants, and those services were converted to CBDS. As of March 14, 2019, there are approximately 84 individuals participating in WOC CBDS services. Last month, 34 program participants and six staff members transferred from the WOC ...

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    14. PeoplesBank Named Second-fastest-growing Bank in Massachusetts

      PeoplesBank Named Second-fastest-growing Bank in Massachusetts

      he Boston Business Journal published its list of the fastest-growing banks in Massachusetts, and, following its acquisition of First National Bank of Suffield, PeoplesBank ranked second on the list. “About 50% of our growth came from the merger,” said Brian Canina, chief financial officer of PeoplesBank. “But the untold story is that the rest of that growth was organic. We attribute our organic growth to our mutual charter. We do not have to divert earnings to shareholders, so we can reinvest in our organization and the communities we serve. That means improved technology, better products and services — including rates and ...

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      Mentions: Holyoke
    15. Nearing the End of an Era: Bay Path University President Carol Leary to Retire in 2020

      Nearing the End of an Era: Bay Path University President Carol Leary to Retire in 2020

      Carol Leary was ready to announce her retirement, but not exactly ready to talk about it. OK, she talked about it a little, mentioning how it would include, among other things, travel to some of the places she hasn’t been to yet (countries along the Adriatic and in Scandinavia, for example) and ongoing work to maintain the Marginal Way in Ogunquit, Maine, where she and her husband, Noel, have owned a home for some time now; she’s on that landmark’s preseveration committee.

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    16. Developments Raise Profile of Great Barrington - BusinessWest

      Developments Raise Profile of Great Barrington - BusinessWest

      Jennifer Tabakin is a believer in using public investment to spur private investment. After six years as Great Barrington’s town manager — she’s stepping down in June — she has seen plenty of evidence to back up that philosophy.  “We’ve talked a lot about the investments we’ve made in Bridge Street, which is one of our side streets off Main Street,” she told BusinessWest. “Over the years, the public money put into it has been significant, and we’ve been able to see private development come along in response to it.”

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    17. STCC, Elms College Collaborate on Pathway to Computer-related Degrees

      Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) and Elms College are partnering to offer accelerated online degree-completion programs in computer science and computer information technology and security. In a ceremony Thursday, John Cook, president of STCC, and Harry Dumay, president of Elms College, formally signed an agreement that eases the coursework transfer between the two colleges for students seeking degrees in the computer-focused programs. The bachelor’s-degree programs are completely online and accelerated, which means students can earn their degree in 14 months after obtaining an associate degree from STCC. They will need to earn an associate degree with at least 60 ...

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    18. Gov. Baker Celebrates Opening of New Physical Sciences Building at UMass Amherst

      Gov. Baker Celebrates Opening of New Physical Sciences Building at UMass Amherst

      On Thursday, Gov. Charlie Baker celebrated the opening of the new Physical Sciences Building (PSB) at UMass Amherst, a facility funded by the state that fosters and expands cutting-edge collaborative learning and research at the Commonwealth’s flagship campus. “We were pleased to invest in the new Physical Sciences Building, which will serve as a hub for the natural sciences at UMass Amherst,” Baker said. “The facility’s expansion will help foster new research and career opportunities, which will help support the STEM workforce pipeline here in Massachusetts.”

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    19. Dress for Success to Celebrate Referral Agencies at Annual Breakfast on April 5

      Dress for Success to Celebrate Referral Agencies at Annual Breakfast on April 5

      More than 100 agencies in the Greater Springfield area refer women to be suited and take part in other programs and services offered by Dress for Success Western Mass. To thank these referral agencies for all they do, Dress for Success Western Mass. will host a complimentary breakfast in their honor on Friday, April 5 from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at Mercy Medical Center. Registration will take place from 8 to 8:30 a.m., followed by awards for referring agency and volunteer of the year.

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    20. Elms College School of Nursing Receives $750,000 Grant from Kellogg Foundation

      Elms College School of Nursing Receives $750,000 Grant from Kellogg Foundation

      The School of Nursing at Elms College has received a $750,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to improve health outcomes in Haiti through nursing faculty development beginning in summer 2019. In Haiti — where infant mortality rates are the highest in the Americas, and life expectancy is the lowest — most healthcare is provided by nurses, so educating nurses for the future workforce is critical to the health of the Haitian population. Skill development for student nurses depends on competent and well-trained faculty, but nursing faculty in Haiti are reportedly unprepared for clinical teaching and need enhanced teaching.

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    21. Florence Bank Names President’s Award Winners for 2019

      Florence Bank Names President’s Award Winners for 2019

      Florence Bank recently announced that Justin LaMontagne and Jennifer Halpin were named the recipients of its 2019 President’s Award. The President’s Award is a tradition established by the bank in 1995, affording employees opportunities to nominate their peers for this prestigious award that recognizes outstanding performance, customer service, and overall contribution to Florence Bank. LaMontagne and Halpin were nominated by numerous colleagues.

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    22. Western New England University Takes Home Four National Marketing Awards

      Western New England University Takes Home Four National Marketing Awards

      Western New England University (WNEU) was named among the top institutions in the nation in the 2018 Collegiate Advertising Awards and the 34th annual Education Advertising Awards, two programs designed to recognize higher-education organizations for excellence in communications, marketing, advertising, and promotion of their schools. Western New England University and its creative partner, Spark451, received a total of four Gold awards. The university’s centennial logo, the recently launched WNE: The Magazine of Western New England University, and WNEU’s “What’s New?” brochure were all recognized for excellence.

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    23. UMass Amherst Looks to Be a World Leader in Water-technology Innovation

      UMass Amherst Looks to Be a World Leader in Water-technology Innovation

      When the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center released a study last fall examining potential locations for water-technology demonstration centers in Massachusetts — thus raising the Bay State’s profile and potential in the increasingly critical field of water supply, treatment, and sustainability — UMass Amherst was a natural choice, because it’s been making connections between water research and industry for some time. A host of key stakeholders believe it can become even more so in the decades to come.

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