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    1. Square One’s Joan Kagan Announces Plans to Retire

      Square One’s Joan Kagan Announces Plans to Retire

      Following a human-services career spanning more than 45 years, Square One President and CEO Joan Kagan has announced plans to retire. Kagan has served in her current role since 2003. Although her retirement will take effect on Dec. 31, 2020, Kagan will continue to serve the agency as an advisor to support the leadership team during transition. “When you think about the nonprofit community in Western Massachusetts, the name Joan Kagan immediately comes to mind,” said Peter Testori, chair of Square One’s board of directors and dean of Academic Support Services and assistant Title IX coordinator at Bay Path ...

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      Mentions: Springfield
    2. PVPC Secures More Than $2.25 Million in CARES Act Funding for COVID-19 Relief

      PVPC Secures More Than $2.25 Million in CARES Act Funding for COVID-19 Relief

      The Pioneer Valley Planning Commission (PVPC) has successfully secured more than $2.25 million that will benefit communities throughout the region facing challenges related to COVID-19. Applying and administering these awards on behalf of several lead communities, the PVPC will work regionally to provide funding for businesses through microenterprise assistance programs and provide public services like food assistance, job training, and case-management support services, among others.

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    3. BusinessTalk with Scott Foster

      BusinessTalk with Scott Foster

      Scott Foster, Partner at the Buckley Richardson Law Firm, joins Thom Fox to discuss what Western Massachusetts businesses are doing to survive, and thrive, during COVID-19 recovery.  Scott and Thom also discuss, business liability concerns, the Paycheck Protection Program, and how municipalities are making it simpler to do business.

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    4. STCC to Hold ‘Community Conversations’ Virtual Event on Aug. 19

      STCC to Hold ‘Community Conversations’ Virtual Event on Aug. 19

      Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) is connecting with the local community through college alumni, local politicians, civic and nonprofit leaders, and business owners to share insights into how STCC makes an impact on Greater Springfield and Western Mass. The public is invited to attend the first in a series of free virtual events on Wednesday, Aug. 19 from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. To register in advance and receive a Zoom meeting invitation, visit stcc.edu/conversations. STCC alumni will share how the college shaped their lives and careers in a session titled “The Right Choice.”

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    5. HCC Receives $1 Million Grant for STEM Scholars Program

      HCC Receives $1 Million Grant for STEM Scholars Program

      Holyoke Community College (HCC) has been awarded a five-year, $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation that will enable students majoring in STEM fields to qualify for scholarships of as much as $6,500 a year toward tuition and fees. The scholarships are open to current and incoming HCC students enrolled full-time or part-time in chemistry, biology, biotechnology, environmental science, computer science, engineering, mathematics, physics, or other STEM areas of study.

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    6. For Manufacturers, COVID-19 Changes … Everything

      For Manufacturers, COVID-19 Changes … Everything

      Mark Borsari says he hasn’t been on a plane since a vacation in early March. By his reckoning, that’s by far the longest stretch he can remember when he hasn’t been flying somewhere, especially in his role as president of Palmer-based Sanderson MacLeod, a maker of fine wire brushes for everything from makeup kits to gun cleaning. The six months on the ground has been a time of reflection — and even humor. “I’m sure my wife’s probably thinking I should be on a plane more,” said Borsari with a laugh, adding that he’s not ...

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    7. Funding Available for Competitive Round of Brownfields Redevelopment Fund

      Funding Available for Competitive Round of Brownfields Redevelopment Fund

      The Baker-Polito administration and MassDevelopment announced a new round of available funding from the Brownfields Redevelopment Fund to support the environmental assessment and cleanup of contaminated and challenging sites across the Commonwealth. Municipalities, municipal agencies and authorities, economic-development and industrial corporations, and economic-development authorities may apply for up to $100,000 in site-assessment funding or up to $250,000 in remediation funding.

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      Mentions: MassDevelopment
    8. Cartamundi Has Immediate Employment Opportunities in East Longmeadow

      Cartamundi Has Immediate Employment Opportunities in East Longmeadow

      Cartamundi, a leading global manufacturer and distributor of playing cards, collectible cards, card games, and board games, and owner of U.S Playing Cards, has announced it has immediate employment opportunities at its East Longmeadow facility. The job openings available range from entry-level to skilled worker opportunities. A full list of open positions is available at cartamundi.com/us/en/careers. The job openings are in preparation of significantly increased demand for board and card games during the upcoming fourth-quarter holiday season. Cartamundi is the manufacturer of many iconic board games, including Monopoly, Trivial Pursuit, and Magic: The Gathering, and ...

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    9. Hazen Paper Pioneers Two-sided Sub-micron Custom Holography

      Hazen Paper Pioneers Two-sided Sub-micron Custom Holography

      Hazen Paper Co. has created an innovative, two-sided promotion to demonstrate cutting-edge holographic technologies. Hazen’s team designed the artwork on both sides to showcase specific visual effects with nano-holography that delivers an even more dramatic three-dimensional effect than lenticular printing. The front features a fire-breathing dragon with minutely detailed glittering scales. The effect of a blast of moving flames was achieved with registered, custom color-motion and multi-channel holography. On the back, a shimless random repeat custom hologram, ‘random burst,’ creates a moving, three-dimensional flash backdrop for a flock of butterflies.

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      Mentions: Holyoke Hazen Paper
    10. Leadership Pioneer Valley Announces New Path Forward

      Leadership Pioneer Valley Announces New Path Forward

      Last month, Leadership Pioneer Valley’s (LPV) board of directors approved a plan for the next six months. The plan creates new leadership-development options aimed at addressing the needs of the wider community. Because leadership in a pandemic necessitates both a statewide and national perspective, LPV will continue to collaborate with programs across the Commonwealth and participate in the National Leadership Alumni Network — a first of its kind.

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      Mentions: Springfield
    11. Baker-Polito Administration Releases Enhanced Community-level COVID-19 Data

      Baker-Polito Administration Releases Enhanced Community-level COVID-19 Data

      The Baker-Polito administration has released additional data on community-level spread of COVID-19 in order to target additional resources and implement community-specific strategies to stop the spread of the virus. Last week, Gov. Charlie Baker announced a new set of initiatives aimed at stopping the spread of COVID-19 in Massachusetts, especially in higher-risk communities that have seen a recent uptick in cases. While Massachusetts has seen an overall decrease in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations since May, there has been a slight uptick in certain communities in recent days.

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    12. STCC Launches New Social-media Strategy and Design Certificate

      STCC Launches New Social-media Strategy and Design Certificate

      Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) will offer a new social-media strategy and design certificate this fall in the Department of Technical Arts and Design. The coursework is designed to prepare students for the planning and implementation of a promotional strategy using a variety of social-media platforms, including social networking, microblogging, photo sharing, and video sharing.

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    13. Wsu, Hcc Announce Biotechnology Program Partnership

      Westfield State University (WSU) and Holyoke Community College (HCC) have partnered to create an affordable pathway for students who earn an associate degree in biotechnology from HCC to transfer credits and pursue a bachelor’s degree from WSU. The transfer agreement benefits students by providing an affordable option to enroll at HCC for two years and take high-level science courses that can be applied at Westfield State. With the agreement in place, students will experience a smooth transfer process between the two schools.

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    14. Governor Signs $1.8 Billion Bond Bill to Improve IT, Public Safety, Food Security

      Governor Signs $1.8 Billion Bond Bill to Improve IT, Public Safety, Food Security

      Gov. Charlie Baker signed “An Act Financing the General Governmental Infrastructure of the Commonwealth,” which authorizes up to $1.8 billion in capital funding for key investments in public safety, food security, and information technology (IT). This includes programs to enhance the security of the Commonwealth’s IT assets, improve the delivery of state and local services, and continue responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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    15. Multiple Sclerosis Center Opens at Mercy Medical Center

      Multiple Sclerosis Center Opens at Mercy Medical Center

      Trinity Health Of New England announced the opening of the Joyce D. and Andrew J. Mandell Center for Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis Care and Neuroscience Research at Mercy Medical Center. Multiple sclerosis (MS) patients in the Greater Springfield area are now able to access their healthcare needs in one central location with a team of specialists dedicated to every aspect of their care.

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    16. Bay Path Combines Digital Technologies, Liberal Arts in New Degree Program

      Bay Path Combines Digital Technologies, Liberal Arts in New Degree Program

      After a long push for emerging professionals to be proficient in technical skills upon graduation, employers are now advocating for a slight twist: employees still need soft skills, too. The American Women’s College at Bay Path University, known for its ability to offer degree programs specific to workforce needs, recently announced a degree that combines a liberal-arts education with the technical skills in high demand. The digital information design and society major offers students a curriculum that combines traditional liberal-arts skills in critical thinking, ethics, analysis, communication, and research with technical skills in coding, programming, data science, text mining ...

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    17. IT Bond Bill Includes $300,000 for Town of Amherst

      IT Bond Bill Includes $300,000 for Town of Amherst

      State Rep. Mindy Domb announced designated funding in the amount of $300,000 for the town of Amherst for information-technology (IT) upgrades in the recently passed IT bond bill. Domb joined her colleagues in the state Legislature to pass the legislation, which authorizes up to $1.7 billion in spending for the improvement of IT equipment and related projects in Massachusetts.

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    18. State Allocates $50 Million in CARES Act Funding to Schools and Colleges

      State Allocates $50 Million in CARES Act Funding to Schools and Colleges

      The Baker-Polito administration announced last week it will allocate more than $50 million in federal CARES Act funds to benefit education in elementary and secondary schools, as well as colleges and universities. The funding from the federal Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund will improve early literacy, expand remote learning opportunities, and cover costs associated with reopening certain schools and colleges, as well as boost financial aid for college students in greater need of financial assistance.

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    19. Small Businesses Need Support

      Small Businesses Need Support

      The recent news that two small businesses located in the Shops at Marketplace in downtown Springfield — Serendipity and Alchemy Nail Bar — will be closing permanently due to a sharp decline in business from the pandemic provides more direct evidence of the damage being done to the business community from this crisis. A number of small businesses have already closed over the past four and a half months, and those numbers will surely rise as the pandemic continues to keep people in their homes. Many of these closings are seemingly unavoidable — they involve businesses, such as event venues, bars, and restaurants ...

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    20. Paul Belsito Eyes ‘Impact Philanthropy’ as He Takes Helm at Davis Foundation

      Paul Belsito Eyes ‘Impact Philanthropy’ as He Takes Helm at Davis Foundation

      Paul Belsito admits he’s struggling somewhat with Zoom and conference calls — not the technology, but the nature of those forms of communication. He’s a people person, and he likes meeting them face to face — and not on screen or over the phone. “I enjoy going to events and networking — that’s how I meet people,” he said, noting that there haven’t been any opportunities like that since he’s arrived, and he’s looking to the day when they return. “Zoom is OK, and I’m getting good at it, but it’s not the same.”

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