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    1. Bay Path University Recognized by U.S. News for Innovation, Social Mobility

      Bay Path University Recognized by U.S. News for Innovation, Social Mobility

      U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 Best Colleges ranks Bay Path University as a top-performing school for both social mobility and innovation in the Regional North Universities category. In the report released on Sept. 13, Bay Path is ranked 26th in Social Mobility, increasing its standing by 42 spots from 2021. Social mobility recognizes the university’s strength at helping economically disadvantaged students succeed and graduate. Bay Path also ranks ninth, moving up three spots, on the 2022 Best Colleges list of Most Innovative Universities in the North Region. In both of these categories, Bay Path was selected from ...

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    2. Thunderbirds Renew Lease Agreement to Play Games at MassMutual Center

      Thunderbirds Renew Lease Agreement to Play Games at MassMutual Center

      The Springfield Thunderbirds and the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority announced a new lease agreement between the parties that will keep the MassMutual Center as home base for the Thunderbirds over the next four years, with the opportunity for a one-year extension. “We are proud and excited to keep the MassMutual Center, a/k/a ‘the Thunderdome,’ as our home for the foreseeable future,” Thunderbirds Managing Partner Paul Picknelly said. “The past four seasons have seen the building host some of the greatest nights in Springfield hockey history, and we could not be more excited to create even more memories for ...

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    3. BusinessTalk with Delcie Bean, CEO of Paragus Strategic IT

      BusinessTalk with Delcie Bean, CEO of Paragus Strategic IT

      BusinessWest Editor George O’Brien has a lively discussion with Delcie Bean, CEO of Paragus Strategic IT and the presenter for a recent BusinessWest Webinar, sponsored by Comcast Business, called ‘Automation: The Time is Now.’ The two talk about the many ways businesses can benefit from automation of processes, everyday tasks, and more — especially during the ongoing workforce crisis — and how to get started. It’s must listening so join us on BusinessTalk, a podcast presented by BusinessWest in partnership with Living Local.

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    4. Springfield Regional Chamber Partners with MassHire BizWorks on Free Webinar

      Springfield Regional Chamber Partners with MassHire BizWorks on Free Webinar

      The Springfield Regional Chamber (SRC) will partner with MassHire BizWorks, a division of the MassHire Department of Career Services’ Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development, to offer a free educational webinar for businesses. On Tuesday, Oct. 5 from 8:30 to 10 a.m., participants will meet leading authorities and learn how the state’s economic-development programs can be applied to their businesses.

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    5. $250 Million EPA Loan to Upgrade Infrastructure, Advance Renewable Energy in Springfield

      $250 Million EPA Loan to Upgrade Infrastructure, Advance Renewable Energy in Springfield

      At an event with U.S. Rep. Richard Neal, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Martin Suuberg, Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno, and other local officials, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Assistant Administrator for Water Radhika Fox announced a $250 million Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loan to the Springfield Water and Sewer Commission. This loan will help improve water quality and reliability by rehabilitating aging infrastructure throughout the system while restoring a hydropower facility that will deliver renewable energy to the Springfield water-treatment plant.

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    6. College of Nursing at UMass Amherst Receives $21.5 Million Gift

      College of Nursing at UMass Amherst Receives $21.5 Million Gift

      UMass Amherst announced it has received a gift of $21.5 million from the Elaine Nicpon Marieb Charitable Foundation. The university’s College of Nursing will become the Elaine Marieb College of Nursing, named for the late UMass Amherst nursing alumna and bestselling textbook author Elaine Nicpon Marieb. The gift will advance the university’s innovative nursing engineering center and also provide support for student scholarships, an endowed professorship, and mentorship and research initiatives designed to further access, equity, and excellence in nursing education.

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    7. West Springfield Institutes Townwide Mask Mandate as Big E Begins - BusinessWest

      West Springfield Institutes Townwide Mask Mandate as Big E Begins - BusinessWest

      The West Springfield Board of Health instituted a mask mandate for the city starting Friday morning — the same day the Big E opens its 17-day fair, the Republican reported.  The mandate requires face coverings in all indoor public places, as well as private places open to the public, regardless of vaccination status, for those age 2 and older.

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    8. Questions Persist About Labor Market and When Things Might Turn Around - BusinessWest

      Questions Persist About Labor Market and When Things Might Turn Around - BusinessWest

      For months now, business owners and elected officials have pinned the region’s mounting labor woes and all those ‘help wanted’ signs on too-generous federal unemployment assistance. Now that those benefits have expired for more than 3 million Americans, we’ll soon find out just how much of a factor those benefits were. Many involved in economic development and workforce matters say the problem has much deeper roots and that it might be some time before there is a return to anything approaching normal — whatever that is.

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    9. Enterprise Holdings Foundation Awards More Than $12,000 to Square One

      Enterprise Holdings Foundation Awards More Than $12,000 to Square One

      The Enterprise Holdings Foundation donated $12,143 to Square One in support of its Campaign for Healthy Kids. The contribution is a piece of the Enterprise Holdings ROAD Forward commitment to allocate $35 million to more than 70 global Enterprise operating teams to drive local impact as part of its broader commitment to donate $55 million over five years to organizations that advance social and racial equity in the communities where it operates. The local grants program empowers employees to take the lead on identifying organizations that are best equipped to address social and racial equity gaps in their own ...

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    10. PeoplesBank Recognized in Reader’s Choice Survey

      PeoplesBank Recognized in Reader’s Choice Survey

      Thousands of voters chimed in recently for the Daily Hampshire Gazette’s Readers’ Choice consumer polls, and PeoplesBank was named a winner in several categories, including Best Local Bank, Best Local Online Banking, Best Mortgage/Home Loan Provider, Best Green Business, and Best Place to Work. “PeoplesBank is proud to play a role in making this a better place to live and work,” said Matthew Bannister, senior vice president, Marketing and Corporate Responsibility. “We truly thank our customers for their votes.”

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    11. Springfield College Ranked in Top Tier of U.S. News Regional Rankings

      Springfield College Ranked in Top Tier of U.S. News Regional Rankings

      Springfield College continues to excel at offering its students a strong return on their academic investment. For the seventh consecutive year, the college is ranked in the top 30 in the Best Regional Universities – North Region category in the 2022 U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges” report. Also, the college is ranked 16th in the Best Value category of the report, up 10 spots from last year. The accolades show Springfield College is committed to affordability while still delivering an exceptional college experience.

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    12. Northampton Jazz Festival Returns the First Weekend in October

      Northampton Jazz Festival Returns the First Weekend in October

      The Northampton Jazz Festival will kick off on Friday, Oct. 1 with a Jazz Strut in downtown Northampton, and free performances are scheduled that first weekend of October in the event’s return after a pandemic-year hiatus. The headliner for this year’s event is the Art Blakey Centennial Celebration, performing at the Academy of Music on Saturday, Oct. 2 at 7:30 p.m. Ruth Griggs, president of the festival’s board of directors, said this year, the event has a focus on woman-led ensembles and will feature more female musicians than ever before.

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    13. Hazen Holography Brings Basketball Hall of Fame Dome to Life

      Hazen Holography Brings Basketball Hall of Fame Dome to Life

      HOLYOKE — The cover of the 2021 Basketball Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony yearbook appears electrified, the projection-LED-illuminated nine-story dome lit three-dimensionally on the page. To distinguish its ninth time producing the yearbook cover, Hazen Paper Co. used custom holography to illuminate the iconic symbol of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

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    14. Elms College Ranked in Three Categories of U.S. News & World Report Listings

      Elms College Ranked in Three Categories of U.S. News & World Report Listings

      Elms College improved its ranking on U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 list of Best Regional Universities (North). The college moved to number 85 out of 171 other northern regional colleges and universities, up from number 93 in 2021. “I am delighted that Elms College is now ranked on three lists from U.S. News & World Report: Best Regional Universities (North), Undergraduate Nursing Programs, and Top Performers on Social Mobility (North),” Elms College President Harry Dumay said. “This strong showing is a testament to our dedicated faculty and the top-notch education we provide to our students.”

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    15. WNE School of Law Dean Sudha Setty Wins NCCJ Human Relations Award - BusinessWest

      WNE School of Law Dean Sudha Setty Wins NCCJ Human Relations Award - BusinessWest

      Western New England University School of Law Dean Sudha Setty has been named 2021 Human Relations Award winner by the National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ), a human-relations organization whose mission is to champion social justice for all; fight bias, bigotry, and racism in all forms; and work toward building strong and inclusive communities.

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    16. BusinessTalk with David Godaire, president and CEO of MassHire Holyoke

      BusinessTalk with David Godaire, president and CEO of MassHire Holyoke

      BusinessWest Editor George O’Brien has a lively discussion with David Godaire, president and CEO of HassHire Holyoke. The two discuss the ongoing labor shortage impacting virtually all businesses in the region, the many different forces behind it, and the outlook for the short term as federal unemployment benefits, specifically the $300 weekly bonuses expire.  It’s must listening so join us on BusinessTalk, a podcast presented by BusinessWest in partnership with Living Local.

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      Mentions: Holyoke
    17. Amid Challenges, Cultural Sites in the Berkshires Have Learned Key Lessons

      Amid Challenges, Cultural Sites in the Berkshires Have Learned Key Lessons

      It may not stack up to Edith Wharton’s best novels, but it’s a compelling story. “We’ve had an incredibly good season, despite the challenge of staying in compliance with the latest CDC and local health recommendations regarding COVID,” said Susan Wissler, executive director of the Mount, Wharton’s former estate in Lenox that is now a hub for all kinds of arts, nature, and cultural programming. In fact, Wissler said, this year’s visitorship has doubled that of 2020 — maybe not a striking statistic in itself, given the economic shutdown of that spring and a hesitancy among ...

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    18. North Adams Chamber to Build Public Outdoor Dining Space

      North Adams Chamber to Build Public Outdoor Dining Space

      MassDevelopment has awarded a $10,000 grant to the North Adams Chamber of Commerce to transform the Center Street parking lot at 55 Veterans Memorial Dr. in North Adams into a seasonal public dining corridor dubbed Mohawk Plaza. The organization will use funds to add outdoor seating, a sidewalk surface mural, wayfinding signage, ambience lighting, and landscape work. The chamber will also crowdfund this summer and fall; if the organization reaches its $7,850 goal, it will receive an additional $7,850 matching grant from MassDevelopment.

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    19. Mass Cultural Council Executive Director to Tour Western Mass. Today

      Mass Cultural Council Executive Director to Tour Western Mass. Today

      Today, Sept. 10, the Mass Cultural Council’s new executive director, Michael Bobbitt, will spend the day touring Western Mass. arts and culture sites and meeting with arts and culture leaders. “I am so looking forward to visiting cultural assets in the Franklin and Hampshire region and truly appreciate this invitation,”Bobbitt said. “Touring these communities and meeting with grantees, arts leaders, and cultural stakeholders provides a wonderful opportunity to learn and see firsthand how the power of culture is being deployed across Western Mass.”

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    20. City of Springfield to Implement Citywide Mask-mandate Policy

      City of Springfield to Implement Citywide Mask-mandate Policy

      By order of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Board of Health, the city of Springfield will implement a citywide mask-mandate policy, regardless of vaccination status, effective Monday, Sept. 13, which will remain in effect until Nov. 1, unless otherwise amended or rescinded. Mayor Domenic Sarno and Health and Human Services Commissioner Helen Caulton-Harris joined with Baystate Health President and CEO Dr. Mark Keroack, Mercy Medical Center Chief Medical Officer Dr. Robert Roose, and City Council President Marcus Williams on Thursday for a press conference to announce the mask-mandate policy.

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    21. Elms College School of Nursing Dean Kathleen Scoble Retires - BusinessWest

      Elms College School of Nursing Dean Kathleen Scoble Retires - BusinessWest

      Elms College announced the retirement of Kathleen Scoble, dean of the college’s School of Nursing, effective Sept. 10. The college has been conducting a national search for Scoble’s successor since she notified the college of her retirement this past January.  In accepting Scoble’s retirement, Harry Dumay, president of Elms College, said, “on behalf of the entire Elms community — students, faculty, alumni, and staff — I am grateful for everything Kathleen has accomplished in her 18 years at the college and for leading the Elms School of Nursing through nearly two decades of tremendous growth.”

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    22. Hampden Papers Building in Holyoke Sold to Green Thumb Industries Inc.

      Hampden Papers Building in Holyoke Sold to Green Thumb Industries Inc.

      Colebrook Realty Services Inc. announced the sale of the 326,664-square-foot industrial mill building at 100 Water St. in Holyoke from Hampden Glazed Paper + Card Co. to Green Thumb Industries Inc., a cannabis grower and retailer. Green Thumb Industries (GTI) is a national marijuana producer headquartered in Chicago with various brands and business units to its name. The company, which has 13 manufacturing locations and 97 retail sites across the U.S., is growing its footprint in Holyoke. The company was established in 2014 and boasts more than 2,300 employees. The acquisition of 100 Water St. reflects its continued ...

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