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    1. Holyoke Medical Center to Host Heart-health Lecture Feb. 9

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      Holyoke Medical Center to Host Heart-health Lecture Feb. 9

      Holyoke Medical Center (HMC) will host a free discussion, “Heart Health: Congestive Heart Failure,” on Thursday, Feb. 9 at 5:30 p.m. in the HMC Auxiliary Conference Center. February is American Heart Month. There are more than 200,000 cases of congestive heart failure (CHF) each year in the U.S. Dr. Nirav Sheth, HMC cardiovascular specialist, will cover signs and symptoms, as well as how to help prevent CHF.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke Medical Center   Holyoke

    2. YPS Celebrates a Decade of Engagement

      Explore BusinessWest (Jan 19 2017)

      YPS Celebrates a Decade of Engagement

      On Wednesday, the board of directors of the Young Professional Society of Greater Springfield (YPS) hosted a press conference and leadership luncheon panel to kick off a year-long slate of events celebrating the organization’s 10th anniversary. “I was nothing before YPS,” said Jeremy Casey, a past president. “Being a part of this organization has made me better personally and professionally. It’s the best thing I have ever done for my career.” Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno issued a proclamation declaring Jan. 18, 2017 Young Professional Society of Greater Springfield Day in the city, praising members’ commitment to cultivate a ...

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield

    3. Bay Path’s MS in Nonprofit Management Program Earns Accolades

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      Bay Path’s MS in Nonprofit Management Program Earns Accolades

      A recent article published by thebestschools.org has named Bay Path University’s master of science program in nonprofit management and philanthropy among a list of the top 10 best in the U.S. The program ranked 10th on the list, and was one of just two New England colleges to make the cut, along with Northeastern University. “We are very pleased to be ranked in the top 10 nationally for graduate programs in nonprofit management for the second year in a row,” said Melissa Morriss-Olson, provost. “This is a competitive field — there are many online graduate nonprofit programs — and ...

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    4. Bay Path Launches Graduate Program in Genetic Counseling

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      Bay Path Launches Graduate Program in Genetic Counseling

      The need for genetic counselors keeps growing; there are just 4,000 certified genetic counselors in the country today, or one for every 80,000 Americans. To respond to this need, Bay Path University has launched a new master of science program in genetic counseling, naming Nancy Steinberg Warren program director. “I am excited to help launch Bay Path’s genetic counseling graduate program,” Warren said. “By taking advantage of current instructional technology through hybrid course delivery, students from varied backgrounds will have maximum accessibility and flexibility to become genetic counselors in 21 months. Graduates will be poised to fill ...

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    5. Click Workspace Premieres Music Series with ‘Exploratory Devices’

      Explore BusinessWest (Jan 18 2017)

      Click Workspace’s new home on Market Street was built to not only serve its growing co-working community, but to help fill the void in small performance venues in downtown Northampton. Since last spring, Click’s flexible, artwork-filled space has been serving the need for 100-seat and smaller rooms with a growing roster of performance and literary events. Now the venue introduces its own series, Click Music, which invites audiences to up-close encounters with artists experimenting with their music making.

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      Mentions:   Northampton

    6. Greentown Labs to Open Office at Springfield Technology Park

      Explore BusinessWest (Jan 17 2017)

      Greentown Labs to Open Office at Springfield Technology Park

      The new Greentown Labs location was made possible with funding from the Irene E. & George A. Davis Foundation along with assistance from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center and MassDevelopment. Other partners include the Western Mass. Economic Development Council, the Regional Employment Board of Hampden County, and the Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension. Future plans include the potential development of a Center for Advanced Manufacturing Excellence to be housed at the Technology Park, with the goal to support and grow the region’s precision-manufacturing sector.

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      Mentions:   MassDevelopment   Regional Employment Board of Hampden County Inc.   Springfield

    7. Dress for Success to Hold Tag Sale at Eastfield Mall

      Explore BusinessWest (Jan 16 2017)

      Dress for Success to Hold Tag Sale at Eastfield Mall

      In keeping with its mission to empower women to be more confident in their personal and professional lives, Dress for Success is hosting a tag sale event in Springfield, Feb. 10-12 at the Eastfield Mall to raise funds and awareness, while also working to meet the needs of women throughout the community. Customers may peruse through the racks of new and gently used donated items, including suits, dresses, pants, blouses, skirts, shoes, accessories and more. Items may be purchased by filling a shopping bag for only $25. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on ...

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Eastfield Mall

    8. Advertising Club Calling for 2017 Scholarship Applications

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      Advertising Club Calling for 2017 Scholarship Applications

      The Advertising Club of Western Massachusetts announced that its 2017 scholarship applications are now available online at adclubwm.org. Applications will also be available through guidance departments at high schools in Hampden, Hampshire, and Franklin counties, or by contacting the Ad Club at (413) 736-2582. Western Mass. seniors who plan to attend an accredited college or technical school in the fall of 2017 to study advertising, communications, marketing, or graphics arts are encouraged to apply. The scholarship must be applied against tuition and fees at the school. Candidates will be judged on academic performance; extracurricular activities; community service and/or ...

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    9. Area Hospitality Venues Prepare for the Arrival of MGM

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      Area Hospitality Venues Prepare for the Arrival of MGM

      As the most significant development in Springfield’s recent history, the MGM casino set to open in 2018 is sure to be a tantalizing attraction for meeting and convention planners. That poses a new competitive threat for the region’s many established hospitality facilities, but some of the larger players don’t see it that way. Instead, they believe the additional traffic MGM brings to Springfield will raise all boats, bringing opportunity to venues that are prepared to leverage it by doubling down on what makes them unique.

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      Mentions:   Comcast   MassMutual Center   Springfield

    10. Community Foundation Granting $1,306,600 to Local Nonprofits

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      Community Foundation Granting $1,306,600 to Local Nonprofits

      The Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts is awarding $1,306,600 to 78 local nonprofit organizations in the Pioneer Valley, with awards ranging from $3,700 to $30,000. The Community Foundation awards competitive grants each year, with funds targeting projects addressing community needs in arts and culture, education, the environment, health, housing, and human services for residents of Hampden, Hampshire, and Franklin counties. Over 40 of the projects funded were supported by trusts administered by Bank of America. The Community Foundation receives and reviews grant applications on behalf of Bank of America for four charitable trusts for which the ...

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Bank of America

    11. Top Entrepreneur 2016

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      Top Entrepreneur 2016

      When he launched the V-One brand more than 11 years ago, Paul Kozub had a good product and a great story — the one about a commercial lender who quit banking to make vodka in his basement. As he prepares to take the brand national, he knows the great story isn’t nearly enough. The good product is the foundation of his efforts, but getting to the next level will be a daunting task. So he’s leaving no stone unturned, and these efforts have earned him BusinessWest’s Top Entrepreneur award for 2016.

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      Mentions:   Big Y Foods   TD Bank   Springfield Technical Community College

    12. Amherst Charts Growth, Retains Small-town Feel

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      Amherst Charts Growth, Retains Small-town Feel

      Roberts owned the historic First National Bank building in the heart of downtown on 11 Amity St. which the trio identified as an ideal spot, and after an extensive, four-month, $500,000 renovation that resulted in a state-of-the-art workspace with a kitchen, the doors opened late last fall. It addition to areas with shared desks and tables, there are 10 individual offices, and seven were rented long before work on the structure was finished.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   MassMutual   Amherst College

    13. Nominations Sought for the 40 Under Forty Class of 2017

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      Nominations Sought for the 40 Under Forty Class of 2017

      It was a decade ago — if not to the day, then pretty darn close — when the leaders at BusinessWest conceptualized a new recognition program. It would be called 40 Under Forty, and while that name — and the program itself — were not exactly new from a national perspective, they were to the Western Mass. region. And what’s happened in the 10 years since BusinessWest issued its first call for nominations of rising stars across the four counties of Western Mass. has, in a huge bit of understatement, exceeded all expectations — in many ways.

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    14. Grinspoon Foundation, Big Y Announce Local Farmer Awards

      Explore BusinessWest (Jan 6 2017)

      In partnership with Big Y, the Harold Grinspoon Charitable Foundation (HGCF) announced the third year of the Local Farmer Awards, a program to support local farmers with projects that will help them compete in the marketplace. The awards are for equipment and physical farm improvements. “Big Y has been partnering with and supporting local farmers since we began over 80 years ago,” President and Chief Operating Officer Charles D’Amour said. “Through our partnership with the Grinspoon Foundation, we are providing one more way to help the local growers to thrive in our community.”

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      Mentions:   Big Y Foods   Charles D’Amour

    15. Western New England University Unveils New Scholarship

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      Western New England University Unveils New Scholarship

      Western New England University announced a new Business Impact Scholarship to support the recent surge of economic development in the Greater Springfield area. The scholarship is available to Massachusetts residents from Hampden, Hampshire, and Worcester counties who are enrolled in the university’s College of Business starting in the fall of 2017. “For nearly a century, the College of Business at Western New England has educated and prepared local residents to become successful business leaders, and our alumni lead many Springfield area businesses and nonprofit organizations,” said Robert Kleine, dean of the College of Business. “This scholarship is an investment ...

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      Mentions:   Western New England University   Springfield

    16. Baystate to Announce Recipients of Better Together Grants

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      Baystate to Announce Recipients of Better Together Grants

      Baystate Medical Center, in conjunction with its Community Benefits Advisory Council, will hold a media event today, Jan. 6, beginning at 1:30 p.m. to announce the recipients whose requests for proposals last year were accepted as part is Baystate’s new Better Together Grants program. Better Together unites healthcare and community-based nonprofit organizations across Baystate Health’s service areas to shape future healthcare and human services. The aim is to develop approaches that, by targeting the social determinants of health, will improve people’s overall well-being and make area communities healthier places to live.

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      Mentions:   Baystate Health   Springfield

    17. Federal Funding Helps Massachusetts Farms Save Energy

      Explore BusinessWest (Jan 5 2017)

      New funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development (USDA RD) will support the work of the MFEP. The USDA has awarded a $33,000 Rural Business Development Grant to the Center for EcoTechnology (CET), a nonprofit based in Northampton, which manages MFEP. CET will use the grant to provide timely information, funding request assistance, and technical assistance to rural farms that wish to improve their energy efficiency and reduce operating costs.

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      Mentions:   Northampton   Clean Energy Center

    18. FIT Staffing to Host Job Fair for IT Professionals Jan. 26

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      FIT Staffing to Host Job Fair for IT Professionals Jan. 26

      Are you an experienced IT professional seeking your next career move? FIT Staffing will host a job fair from 2 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26 at the UMass Center at Tower Square, 1500 Main St., in downtown Springfield. Job Fair 2.0 will provide attendees with the opportunity to connect with employers in the Western Mass. and Hartford County areas who are seeking talented IT professionals for their organizations. Participating companies in the healthcare, finance, manufacturing, and insurance industries will be looking for qualified candidates for their mid- to senior-level IT roles.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield

    19. YPS to Host State Auditor at February Leadership Luncheon

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      YPS to Host State Auditor at February Leadership Luncheon

      The Young Professional Society of Greater Springfield (YPS) will welcome state Auditor Suzanne Bump to its February Leadership Luncheon on Wednesday, Feb. 8 from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at the UMass Center at Springfield, classroom 004.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield

    20. PeoplesBank Announces Key Promotions

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      PeoplesBank Announces Key Promotions

      Matthew Bannister was promoted to first vice president of Marketing and Innovation. He previously served as vice president of Corporate Responsibility. He possesses more than 30 years of brand management and corporate social responsibility experience. A resident of Hadley, Bannister holds a bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Holyoke Community College   Springfield College

    21. Chamber Program Focuses on ‘Success, Happiness, and Humor

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      Chamber Program Focuses on ‘Success, Happiness, and Humor

      The Springfield Regional Chamber will hold its January Business@Breakfast on Jan. 4, featuring a focus on success, happiness, and humor, featuring keynote speaker Dr. Steve Sobel.

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield

    22. BusinessWest to Name Top Entrepreneur in January

      Explore BusinessWest (Dec 30 2016)

      Continuing a tradition that began more than 20 years ago, BusinessWest will profile the winner of its ‘Top Entrepreneur’ award in its next issue, to be released Jan. 9. The award pays homage to the region’s more-than-250-yeard-old tradition of entrepreneurship, said Associate Publisher Kate Campiti, and honors individuals, families, and companies that are carrying on that tradition.

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      Mentions:   Big Y Foods   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield

    23. PVPC Releases New Edition of Regional Hiking and Biking Guide - BusinessWest

      Explore BusinessWest (Dec 29 2016)

      Since 1962, the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission has been the designated regional planning body for the Pioneer Valley region, which encompasses 43 cities and towns in Hampden and Hampshire counties. PVPC is the primary agency responsible for increasing communication, cooperation, and coordination among all levels of government as well as the private business and civic sectors in order to benefit the Pioneer Valley region and to improve its residents’ quality of life.

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      Mentions:   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Springfield

    24. Stockbridge Evolves While Retaining Its Character

      Explore BusinessWest (Dec 29 2016)

      Stockbridge Evolves While Retaining Its Character

      The idea of change in Stockbridge might seem antithetical to its nature, because the town’s economy is centered on tourism driven by its quintessential New England charm.  Indeed, thousands of people flock to Stockbridge each year to frequent its quaint downtown shops or visit iconic attractions that include Tanglewood, the Norman Rockwell Museum, and the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health.  But change has taken place in the town in recent years. Some of it has been unplanned, while other measures have been carefully crafted to retain its ambience, while keeping up with the times.

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