Posts by DIFDESIGN

Economic Development Council chief says education drives strong Western Massachusetts economy (Outlook 2019 Viewpoint)

Western Massachusetts is fortunate to be home to some of the best colleges and universities, strong public and private secondary schools and technical programs in the country. Therefore, as a region, we are in position to meet the current and future needs of the business community. The major asset of the Western Massachusetts region is…

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Holyoke Medical Center, Valley Health focuses culture on innovation: Outlook 2019 Viewpoint

Progress, innovation, advancement, development; whatever words we use to describe humanity’s march to an improved future state doesn’t happen without learning. Learning is the essential ingredient for progress and innovation. Health care is no different. In fact, in healthcare, progress and innovation are happening at an ever accelerating pace. In 2018, Holyoke Medical Center marked its…

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Bay Path University’s cybersecurity graduates well-positioned for jobs in burgeoning field

There are currently 9,000 unfilled positions in major companies looking for cybersecurity experts – and Bay Path University’s women graduates are uniquely well-qualified to help fill them, according to the university’s associate provost. “Bay Path may be the first school in the country – certainly it’s the first women’s college – to offer a master’s…

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Wmas, Whll radio stations in Springfield sold to Entercom Communications

Entercom Communications Corp. announced Thursday it will acquire WMAS-FM, 94.7, and WHLL-AM, 1450 (formerly WMAS-AM), as well as a New York City FM station from Cumulus Media Inc. in exchange for Entercom’s three-station cluster in Indianapolis. “We are excited to add NASH FM 94.7 to our outstanding lineup in New York City and to add…

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Rail car maker Crrc Ma to build warehouse at East Springfield factory

CRRC MA plans to build a 42,500-square-foot warehouse at its Page Boulevard factory to house large components like wheel and motor assemblies and HVAC components for the transit cars it builds there. CRRC is selecting contractors now and completion is expected in August, said Lydia Rivera, a CRRC MA spokeswoman. It’s the first major expansion…

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Robert Kelley named Big E director of operations

Robert Kelley, of Westfield, has been named director of operations for the Eastern States Exposition, home to the annual Big E fair. “Bob knows the 175 acres of Eastern States Exposition better than anyone in the history of the company,” Gene Cassidy, Eastern States Exposition president and CEO, said. “He is resourceful, conscientious and has…

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