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    1. Small business seminar held in Springfield

      Small business seminar held in Springfield

      The Massachusetts Latino Chamber of Commerce started a training seminar to help ambitious people start and manage their own business. Carlos Gonzalez, President of the Mass. Latino Chamber of Commerce, told 22News, “With the unemployment crisis that continues to exist in our inner cities and communities of color, entrepreneurship is a good option.”

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    2. Effort to expand mentoring in WMass

      Effort to expand mentoring in WMass

      January is National Mentoring month and Thursday morning, several community leaders gathered to discuss furthering mentorship programs in the Springfield community. Representatives from the Mass Mentoring Partnership told 22News that the need for mentors in western Massachusetts is great. In Springfield alone, there are nearly 600 young people currently on a waiting list. First -time Mentor Bob Brown of South Hadley, a branch manager for First Niagara Bank, told 22News that once you’re able to break the ice, the rewards of the relationship are great. “A lot of it is just trying to get them to open up and ...

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    3. Holyoke receives a 250k Working Cities Challenge Grant

      Holyoke receives a 250k Working Cities Challenge Grant

      SPARK will be run through the Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce Foundation in partnership with several key partners, including the City, Public Library, Food & Fitness Policy Council, the MGHPCC, Holyoke Community College, CareerPoint and the JUNTOS Collaborative. Monetary and in-kind matches were also provided by the Chamber Foundation, Regional Employment Board, Holyoke Library, Housing Authority and Holyoke Gas & Electric.

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    4. Plus 50 Encore Completion program at GCC

      Plus 50 Encore Completion program at GCC

      Greenfield Community College is one of the most recent schools to add the program. GCC president Bob Pura told 22News the school decided to add the program because he understands the difficulties older adults face when trying to find a job. "A lot of times people don't want to hire folks of that age because they don't want to invest in them. So building on the expertise of somebody who's 55 or older and all that life experience in other careers, jobs that they've had and honing that specifically to healthcare where there's a need ...

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    5. Longtime Chicopee Chamber pres. retiring

      Gail Sherman announced that she will be retiring from the Chamber, after serving as its president for nearly 17 years. The Chamber’s Board of Directors is now searching for a new leader. In the meantime though, Sherman will continue her work, including going through the accreditation process with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (the Greater Chicopee Chamber is the only chamber in the area with such an accreditation).

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    6. Elms College dedicates new lab building

      Elms College dedicates new lab building

      Elms College is getting ready to open their new Center for Natural and Health Sciences. The 22,000 square foot building has a research laboratory, multiple lecture halls and several other labs for biology, chemistry and nursing students.

      School officials told 22News the new facility will better prepare their students for careers in nursing, science and computer information technology.

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    7. Sen. Knapik resigning to work at WSU

      Sen. Knapik resigning to work at WSU

      Knapik will take on the role as the school's new Executive Director of University Advancement. In this position he'll assist WSU President Evan S. Dobelle and the Westfield State Foundation, Inc. board in advancing the university in its' mission. He'll also be working closely with friends, community leaders, employees, donors, and students from various and diverse backgrounds.

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