Holyoke Community College (HCC) has been awarded two grants worth more than $1 million to continue educating and training early-childhood educators and supporting the programs they work for in Western Mass. Both the Career Pathways Grant, for $680,000, and the Strong Start Training and Technical Assistance Grant, for $360,000, come from the Massachusetts Department of…

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Business owners struggling with a downturn in the economy and a myriad of restrictions because of the coronavirus pandemic will have another chance to get some help. The Community Development Department has received an additional $526,000 in federal assistance from the federal CARES Act. The money will be used to provide grants to small businesses…

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Assumption University announced this week the naming of one of its schools as the D’Amour College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in honor of philanthropists Donald D’Amour and wife, Michele. In its mission statement, Assumption University, sponsored by a religious order, says its students “will benefit from 2,000 years of the Catholic intellectual tradition and…

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Tanisha Arena, executive director of the nonprofit advocacy group Arise for Social Justice, and Pam Victor, owner of Happier Valley Comedy, will be the featured presenters on Wednesday, Sept. 30, during the third session of the 2020 Virtual Women’s Leadership Luncheon Series. Arena and Victor will present “Comfortable in Your Own Skin, Finding Your Voice”…

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The American International College (AIC) Admissions office is offering virtual information sessions for prospective undergraduate and graduate degree program applicants. Information sessions are available Monday through Friday and provide an opportunity for attendees to speak with admissions counselors virtually to learn more about the admissions process, available programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels, financial…

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Roger Crandall is optimistic that COVID-19 won’t stop MassMutual from opening its doors in Boston by next fall. The insurance company’s chief executive not only anticipates the swift delivery of a vaccine, but one that works. He expects employees will be able to work inside the new 17-story commercial tower in the Seaport District, spending…

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In 1936, Paul and Gerry D’Amour were passionate about providing fresh local food to their customers at the Y Cash Market in Chicopee. Today, close to 85 years after its founding, Big Y World Class Markets have more than 500 partnerships with local farmers like Meadowbrook Farms and local food producers like Millie’s Pierogi. The…

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