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    2. Western Massachusetts hospitality workers named finalists for 2018 Howdy Awards

      Western Massachusetts hospitality workers named finalists for 2018 Howdy Awards
      The Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau has revealed the 55 finalists for the 2018 Howdy Awards. The Visitor's Bureau will host its Howdy galaMay 21 at the Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel.Tickets are on sale now and are $75 per person. Those interested are asked to call Michele Goldberg at 413-755-1344. The Visitors Bureau created the Howdy Awards in 1996 as a way to honor front-line hospitality ...
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    3. Channing Bete Co., publisher in South Deerfield, lays off 13 workers | masslive

      Channing Bete Co., publisher in South Deerfield, lays off 13 workers | masslive
      Channing Bete Co., the publisher known for its 'Scriptographic' booklets promoting healthy living and positive social interactions, has laid off 13 workers, according to the Franklin Hampshire Regional Employment Board. Employees at the Career Center in Greenfield learned of the layoffs Tuesday, said Patricia H. Crosby, 
executive director
 of the Board. She would expect the former Channing Bete employees to start working with the center and with the Rapid Response ...
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    4. Yankee Candle announces layoffs at South Deerfield headquarters

      Yankee Candle announces layoffs at South Deerfield headquarters
      Yankee Candle Co. laid off some salaried workers at its corporate offices here Thursday as part of a restructuring. Harlen M. Kent, Yankee Candles president and CEO, wouldn't reveal numbers Thursday. But he said the layoffs amount to less than 2 percent, or fewer than 30 people, of the 1,500 who work for Yankee Candle locally either in retail or manufacturing or in the corporate headquarters. The eliminated ...
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    5. Western Massachusetts unemployment: 'People are … hiring in very small numbers … all we are getting is onesies and twosies' | masslive.com

      Western Massachusetts unemployment: 'People are … hiring in very small numbers … all we are getting is onesies and twosies' | masslive.com
      Yankee Candle Co. is looking for machine operators, CS Wholesale is looking for both warehouse workers and buyers. The Home Depot's distribution center in Westfield, water gate and bulkhead maker Rodney Hunt in Orange, Smith and Amherst colleges they are all looking to hire people, said Patricia Crosby, executive director of the Franklin Hampshire Regional Employment Board.
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    6. Yankee Candle CEO says Mass. manufacturing will remain in place after firm is sold - Boston Business Journal

      Yankee Candle CEO says Mass. manufacturing will remain in place after firm is sold - Boston Business Journal
      One of the unusual things about Yankee Candle Co. is that the retail chain actually makes the bulk of its products that it sells, right here in Massachusetts. Thats not going to change, Yankee Candle CEO Harlan Kent tells me, at least not anytime soon now that the company is about to change hands. I dont think thats going to change going forward, Kent says. We have a world class ...
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    7. Yankee Candle reportedly interested to pursue an initial public offering after abandoning sale earlier this year | masslive

      Yankee Candle reportedly interested to pursue an initial public offering after abandoning sale earlier this year | masslive
      Yankee Candle Co.'s private-equity owners are reportedly considering an IPO, or an initial public offering, a move that would once again make the candle maker a public company. Madison Dearborn Partners is working with Bank of America and Morgan Stanley on the offering, Bloomberg News reported Thursday citing unnamed sources.
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    8. Howdy Awards finalists announced, awards honor hospitality excellence

      Howdy Awards finalists announced, awards honor hospitality excellence
      The Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau has named 51 finalists for its 2013 Howdy Awards for Hospitality Excellence. The awards recognizes accomplishments, professionalism and service in the local hospitality industry for those workers who go the extra mile to make a guest's stay memorable, according to a news release from the Visitors Bureau.
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    9. Yankee Candle Co. to be sold, according to Reuters report

      Yankee Candle Co. to be sold, according to Reuters report
      The private equity company that owns Yankee Candle Co. is preparing to sell it, the news service Reuters reported Wednesday, citing unnamed sources. The company was acquired by the Chicago-based buyout firm Madison Dearborn Partners for $1.6 billion in 2006. Madison Dearborn is now working with Barclays and Bank of America Merrill Lynch on a sale process that is still in the early stages, according to the Reuters story.
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  2. About Yankee Candle Co.

    The Yankee Candle Company is the largest U.S. manufacturer of scented candles. The company is located in South Deerfield, Massachusetts.