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    1. The Creative Opens Office in Thornes Marketplace

      Explore BusinessWest (May 26 2016)

      The Creative Opens Office in Thornes Marketplace

      The Creative, a collaboration of three local businesswomen, has opened an office in Thornes Office Suites. The collaboration, which launched in April 2013, is made up of Janice Beetle, principal of Beetle Press; Ruth Griggs, principal of RC Communications; and Maureen Scanlon, principal of Murre Creative. Together, they provide strategic marketing, messaging, and design services. The trio provide flexible services to clients, combining forces to match clients’ needs and offering a full complement of agency services where necessary.

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      Mentions:   Northampton

    2. Knowledge Corridor Partnership Hosts State of the Region Conference

      Explore BusinessWest (May 26 2016)

      Knowledge Corridor Partnership Hosts State of the Region Conference

      The New England Knowledge Corridor, an interstate partnership of regional economic-development, planning, business, tourism, and educational institutions, will host its annual State of the Region Conference on Friday, June 3 starting at 8 a.m. at the Sheraton at Bradley International Airport. The Knowledge Corridor is home to higher-education institutions large and small. This year’s conference will focus on the current and potential impact of their presence in the region beyond their core academic missions.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Bradley International Airport   Mount Holyoke College

    3. Giombetti Associates Builds Stronger Companies, One Person at a Time

      Explore BusinessWest (May 26 2016)

      Giombetti Associates Builds Stronger Companies, One Person at a Time

      The heart of Giombetti Associates is a concept called Performance Dynamics — a means of assessing personality and understanding how it affects behavior in the workplace — created in 1986 by Ross’s father, Rick, and his business partner, Paul Alves. At the time, the pair — former human-resources professionals who had struck out on their own — had virtually no money, and even scraping up enough to fly to Washington to visit the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office was a challenge.

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      Mentions:   Chicopee   Rick Sullivan

    4. Baystate Launches Revised Community Health Grant Program

      Explore BusinessWest (May 25 2016)

      Baystate Launches Revised Community Health Grant Program

      Baystate Medical Center and its Community Benefits Advisory Council (CBAC) announced a request for proposals (RFP) for the newly established Better Together Grants Program. Formerly known as the DoN Grant 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:   Associated Industries of Massachusetts   Baystate Health   Springfield

    5. Cybersecurity Luncheon Offers Ways to Protect Against Data Breaches

      Explore BusinessWest (May 24 2016)

      Cybersecurity Luncheon Offers Ways to Protect Against Data Breaches

      Peritus Security Partners, Gaudreau Group Insurance Agency, and CMD Technology Group will present a cybersecurity luncheon on Wednesday, June 8 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Center Square Grill, 84 Center Square, East Longmeadow.

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    6. Springfield College’s Julia Chevan Receives National Leadership Award

      Explore BusinessWest (May 24 2016)

      Springfield College’s Julia Chevan Receives National Leadership Award

      Springfield College Department of Physical Therapy Chair Julia Chevan received the Ronnie Leavitt Award for Leadership in the Promotion of Social Responsibility in Physical Therapy at the American Physical Therapy Assoc. (APTA) combined section meetings in Anaheim, Calif.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    7. Forty-seven Local Farmers Receive Awards Totaling $117,500

      Explore BusinessWest (May 23 2016)

      Recognizing that farming is essential to the region, the Harold Grinspoon Charitable Foundation and Big Y awarded 47 local farmers from the Berkshires to the Pioneer Valley $2,500 each to make physical infrastructure improvements to their farms. Along with the support of sponsors Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation and MGM Springfield, farmers have already put to use the awards for farm-improvement projects. This represents a 42% increase in awards from the 2015 inaugural year.

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      Mentions:   Big Y Foods   Springfield

    8. Springfield Utility-box Beautification Begins Monday Morning

      Explore BusinessWest (May 20 2016)

      Springfield Utility-box Beautification Begins Monday Morning

      Starting Monday, visitors, residents, and employees of downtown Springfield can expect their daily walk to be a little bit more fun, thanks to the Springfield Central Cultural District’s (SCCD) new placemaking program. Eighteen artists will be painting murals on what are currently bland, grey utility boxes at intersections throughout the footprint of the district. This program was designed by the SCCD to both encourage walking downtown and provide a source of income to working artists. Artist Priya Nadkarni painting the box at Bridge and Main streets, noted that, “since moving to Springfield, I have noticed a special pride and ...

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      Mentions:   MassDevelopment   Springfield   Basketball Hall of Fame

    9. Greenfield Strives to Reinvent Its Downtown

      Explore BusinessWest (May 19 2016)

      Greenfield Strives to Reinvent Its Downtown

      Mayor William Martin says projects that were started years ago are coming to fruition in Greenfield, and new ones are underway that will help the town continue down its path to independence, as well as addressing areas that need revitalization. The Town Council just approved a $5 million bond to create a municipal Internet, phone, and data-services company called Greenfield Community Energy and Technology (GCET) that will be paid for by the company after it is established. Free Internet service is being provided on Main and High streets until the project is completed, thanks to a $500,000 pilot program ...

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      Mentions:   William Martin   Greenfield Community College   Amtrak

    10. Accelerator Helps Entrepreneurs Hone Ideas, Shape Dreams

      Explore BusinessWest (May 18 2016)

      Accelerator Helps Entrepreneurs Hone Ideas, Shape Dreams

      ‘Community’ and ‘network.’ Those were the two terms used time and again by members of the second cohort of Valley Venture Mentors’ accelerator program to describe the program — and they speak volumes. While those involved with the 36 ventures are competing against each other for prize money, they are also staring down the same challenges of entrepreneurship, thus making that journey a little less daunting for their colleagues.

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      Mentions:   Western New England University   Northampton   Valley Venture Mentors

    11. Series of Key Partnerships Will Help Develop a Rail-car Workforce

      Explore BusinessWest (May 18 2016)

      Series of Key Partnerships Will Help Develop a Rail-car Workforce

      When a company from across the globe sets up shop in Springfield, it can’t exactly bring its workforce with it.  “We need 100% new employees,” said Bobby Doyle, senior consultant for CRRC MA USA, the Chinese rail-car manufacturer currently building a $95 million production plant at the former Westinghouse site on Page Boulevard. “We can’t transfer people from China here; it wouldn’t work.”  Among the reasons CRRC — formerly CNR Changchun Railway Vehicles — chose Springfield, however, was optimism that the city and region could supply a workforce to support what will become the company’s North American headquarters ...

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield Technical Community College   Regional Employment Board of Hampden County Inc.

    12. Pelican Products Looks to Become a True Household Name

      Explore BusinessWest (May 17 2016)

      Pelican Products Looks to Become a True Household Name

      For decades now, the names Pelican and Hardigg (which came together through a merger in 2008) have been well-known in the commercial, government, and public-safety realms, with containers used to ship everything from missile guidance systems to laboratory specimens. Now, the company — and the plant in South Deerfield that has been one of Franklin County’s largest employers for 60 years — is also making coolers, luggage, and cell-phone protectors, taking this brand places it’s never been before.

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    13. Square One Advocates for Access, Opportunities in Early Education

      Explore BusinessWest (May 17 2016)

      Square One Advocates for Access, Opportunities in Early Education

      For more than 130 years, Square One has met the challenge of providing quality early-childhood education, thus serving not only young people, but also their families and the community. Today, as the importance of such education becomes ever more apparent, the challenges to providing it continue to mount. Square One is trying to meet those challenges through vital connections to a host of constituencies.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   MGM

    14. Study Finds Global Green Building Expected to Double by 2018

      Explore BusinessWest (May 16 2016)

      Study Finds Global Green Building Expected to Double by 2018

      Companies involved in U.S. construction plan on intensifying their involvement in green building over the next three years, according to the new World Green Building Trends Study from Dodge Data & Analytics, conducted with support from United Technologies Corp. and its UTC Climate, Controls & Security business. The U.S. is also one of the global leaders in the percentage of firms expecting to construct new green institutional projects and green retrofits of existing buildings.

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      Mentions:   United Technologies Corp.   United Technologies

    15. Robert Kleine III Named Dean of WNEU College of Business

      Explore BusinessWest (May 13 2016)

      Robert Kleine III Named Dean of WNEU College of Business

      Robert Kleine III has been named dean of the Western New England University (WNEU) College of Business, effective July 1. He succeeds Dean Julie Siciliano, who is retiring after 30 years at WNEU.  Linda Jones, WNEU provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, announced the appointment, citing Kleine’s academic accomplishments and strong record of institutional leadership. “I am pleased to welcome Dr. Kleine as our new dean, and I look forward to working closely with him as we continue to develop new academic programs and to advance the College of Business and the university,” she said.

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      Mentions:   Western New England University   Springfield

    16. Berkshire Bank Foundation Awards Nearly $85,000 to 20 Nonprofits

      Explore BusinessWest (May 13 2016)

      The funding supported a variety of organizations, including DevelopSpringfield, supporting the construction of the Springfield Innovation Center in downtown Springfield; Volunteers in Public Schools of Westfield, supporting the Westfield Credit for Life Fair; Ludlow Community Center & Randall Boys & Girls Club in Ludlow, supporting its Project Learn academic-success program; Revitalize Community Development Corp. in Springfield, supporting its Green-N-Fit Neighborhood Block Rebuild; HAP Inc. in Springfield, supporting its first-time homebuyer counseling and education program; and United Way of Pioneer Valley in Springfield, supporting the creation of a financial-success center.

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      Mentions:   Berkshire Bank   Springfield   Westfield

    17. Innovative Business Systems Explores Value of IT on May 20

      Explore BusinessWest (May 9 2016)

      On Friday, May 20, Innovative Business Systems will explore the ways IT can return more value to organizations. The lunch-and-learn session will take place at 163 Northampton St., Easthampton, from noon to 2 p.m. Ideally, every IT dollar spent should provide a return by helping to increase revenues, decrease costs, or improve efficiencies. Over lunch, participants will learn many value-driven best practices, while demonstrating how IBS best adds value through its client engagements.

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      Mentions:   Northampton   Easthampton

    18. Ad Club of Western Massachusetts to Present 2016 Creative Awards

      Explore BusinessWest (May 6 2016)

      Ad Club of Western Massachusetts to Present 2016 Creative Awards

      Ad agencies, design firms, marketing departments, and other members of the Western Mass. and Northern Conn. creative community have submitted work for the Advertising Club of Western Massachusetts’ Creative Awards, the club’s annual recognition of creative excellence. Each year, they come together to celebrate the region’s best creative work with a festive evening of camaraderie. This year’s event — titled “Make. Believe.” — will be held on Thursday, May 19 at Open Square in Holyoke.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Holyoke   Advertising Club of Western Massachusetts

    19. Tourism, Arts, Culture Committee to Visit Hampshire County

      Explore BusinessWest (May 6 2016)

      The state Legislature’s Joint Committee on Tourism, Arts, and Cultural Development continues its 2016 listening tours across the state in Hampshire County on Monday, May 9, beginning with a public hearing at 10 a.m. at the UMass Fine Art Center Concert Hall. This listening tour is part of a statewide series headed by state Sen. Eric Lesser and State Rep. Cory Atkins, committee co-chairs. Legislators from the committee and representatives from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism, and the Hampshire County Regional Tourism Committee will join community members, artists, and local business owners ...

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Northampton

    20. Networking Event for Creatives Comes to Springfield

      Explore BusinessWest (May 6 2016)

      Networking Event for Creatives Comes to Springfield

      The Springfield Central Cultural District (SCCD) and Springfield Business Improvement District will jointly present a “Plug Into the Creative Valley” networking event on Tuesday, May 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. The event will feature music by renowned jazz pianist Jim Argiro in the lobby/gallery of 1350 Main Street. He will be joined by a bassist for the event. Evan Plotkin of City Mosaic will give a few sneak-peek details about the upcoming Jazz and Roots Festival, to be officially announced on May 17.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Springfield Business Improvement District

    21. Westfield, Chicopee Merger Called a Logical Step on Many Levels

      Explore BusinessWest (May 5 2016)

      Westfield, Chicopee Merger Called a Logical Step on Many Levels

      He couldn’t pinpoint exactly when they started, but Westfield Bank President and CEO Jim Hagan said the talks he’s had with his counterpart at Chicopee Savings Bank, Bill Wagner — about this marketplace, the changes taking place in it, and a possible merger of their institutions — are not exactly a recent development.  Well, that’s true of those first few subjects of conversation, anyway.  “Bill and I had a number of discussions about this market, what was happening in it, bank consolidations, and the importance of size and scale in the industry,” said Hagan, who took the helm at ...

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   Chicopee

    22. National Insurance Convention Coming to Springfield in 2018

      Explore BusinessWest (May 5 2016)

      National Insurance Convention Coming to Springfield in 2018

      The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America Inc. announced that its 2018 Fall Leadership Conference will take place in August 2018 at the Springfield Sheraton Monarch Place and MassMutual Center. According to the Republican, the event is expected to draw more than 600 insurance professionals to the city from around the U.S. and should generate about $1 million in local economic activity.

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      Mentions:   MassMutual Center   Springfield

    23. WNEU College of Engineering to
Host Emerging Engineers Expo May 5

      Explore BusinessWest (May 4 2016)

      WNEU College of Engineering to
Host Emerging Engineers Expo May 5

      The Western New England University College of Engineering will host its Emerging Engineers Expo on Thursday, May 5 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Alumni Healthful Living Center. The event will feature exhibits by students in the Freshman Innovation class and senior engineering capstone design projects. The exhibits will be judged by enginering faculty, industry representatives, and alumni. This event is free and open to the public.

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      Mentions:   Western New England University   Springfield

    24. Comcast Spotlight Leases Space at Agawam Crossing

      Explore BusinessWest (May 4 2016)

      Comcast Spotlight Leases Space at Agawam Crossing

      Comcast Spotlight has signed a lease for a new, 3,157-square-foot space in Agawam Crossing, located at 200 Silver St. in Agawam. This is the final space at Agawam Crossing, a class A professional office building. Comcast Spotlight recently moved into its new home alongside Baystate Rehabilitation, Life Laboratories, and Associates in Women’s Health, among others.

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      Mentions:   Comcast   Springfield   Development Associates

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