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BusinessWest Publisher Donates $500,000 to Cathedral High School

December 3rd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — Cathedral High School has received a $500,000 donation from Cathedral alumnus John Gormally, owner and publisher of BusinessWest magazine. Cathedral High School President Dr. Ann Southworth said the gift “will be used to...

Construction Spending Increases in October

December 3rd, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Construction spending increased in October amid growing public-sector demand for construction and continued modest growth in residential work, according to an analysis by Associated General Contractors of America....

Chief Executives at U.S. Companies Expect Sales to Keep Growing

December 3rd, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Business Roundtable said Tuesday that 40% of its member CEOs plan to hire more workers, up from 34% in the third quarter. Nearly three-quarters project their sales will rise, roughly the same as the previous...

TommyCar Auto Group Supports Rock 102 Mayflower Marathon

December 3rd, 2014
HADLEY — TommyCar Auto Group was a supporter and sponsor of the Rock 102 Mayflower Marathon, with its Service Department offering discounts on vehicle maintenance to anyone willing to donate non-perishable canned goods. In addition to the...

Carol Leary to Attend White House College Opportunity Summit

December 2nd, 2014
LONGMEADOW — On Dec. 4, Bay Path University President Carol Leary will join President Obama, the first lady, and Vice President Biden at the White House College Opportunity Summit. The summit will bring together colleges and universities,...

Panel on State Officials’ Compensation Calls for Reforms, Increases

December 2nd, 2014
BOSTON — A seven-member advisory commission created by legislation to review compensation for the state’s constitutional officers and the Legislature presented its findings and recommendations Monday in a detailed report to the public...

Gas Prices Fall Another 2 Cents in Bay State

December 2nd, 2014
BOSTON — Gasoline prices in the Bay State continued downward Monday, falling 2 cents to $2.85 per gallon, according to AAA Southern New England. The Massachusetts average is 19 cents lower than a month ago and 60 cents lower than three months...

Chicopee Chamber, Common Capital to Host Workshop

December 2nd, 2014
CHICOPEE — The Greater Chicopee Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with Common Capital Inc., is presenting the last of a six-part part workshop series, “Taking Care of Business: How to Develop and Grow Your Business,” on Dec....

Basketball Hall of Fame, Rotary Fete ‘Service Above Self’ Honorees

December 2nd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — The Basketball Hall of Fame and the Rotary Club of Springfield have announced their honorees for the fifth annual Basketball Hall of Fame/Springfield Rotary “Service Above Self” Luncheon on Dec. 5 at noon on the Hall...

A Major Production

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December 2nd, 2014
Collaborative Seeks to Grow the Film, Media Industry in Western Mass. Diane Pearlman says Massachusetts looks like a lot of places — in this country and around the globe. “Maybe it doesn’t look like the Sahara Desert, but it can...

Giving Guide 2014

December 2nd, 2014
2014 Regional Philanthropic Opportunities Click here to download the PDF...

Community Spotlight: Palmer

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December 2nd, 2014
In Palmer, Life Goes On After Failed Casino Bid Linda Leduc and Charles Blanchard say it’s important to implement strategies to raise Palmer’s profile and reputation as a business-friendly town. Charles Blanchard says many residents...

Advisory Board Recommends Boost in Mass Governor Salary

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December 1st, 2014
By STEVE LeBLANC Associated Press BOSTON (AP) -- An advisory board recommends increasing the Massachusetts governor's annual pay to $250,000 while also giving sizable raises to other statewide officials and top legislative leaders. The...

BFMC Seeks Applications to Fund Community Health Initiatives

December 1st, 2014
GREENFIELD — Baystate Franklin Medical Center’s Community Benefits Advisory Council (CBAC) has issued a request for proposals to not-for-profit and governmental organizations serving Franklin County and the North Quabbin area, to...

Dowd Agencies Announces Merger of Indian Orchard Offices

November 26th, 2014
HOLYOKE — The Dowd Agencies, a leading insurance provider serving New England for more than 115 years, announced a merger of the firm’s two Indian Orchard-based offices. Moskal-Dowd, previously located at 20 Parker St., and...