$250 Million EPA Loan to Upgrade Infrastructure, Advance Renewable Energy in Springfield

At an event with U.S. Rep. Richard Neal, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Martin Suuberg, Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno, and other local officials, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Assistant Administrator for Water Radhika Fox announced a $250 million Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loan to the Springfield Water and Sewer Commission. This…

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Springfield Regional Chamber Partners with MassHire BizWorks on Free Webinar

The Springfield Regional Chamber (SRC) will partner with MassHire BizWorks, a division of the MassHire Department of Career Services’ Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development, to offer a free educational webinar for businesses. On Tuesday, Oct. 5 from 8:30 to 10 a.m., participants will meet leading authorities and learn how the state’s economic-development programs…

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Thunderbirds sign new lease agreement, will stay at MassMutual Center

The Springfield Thunderbirds will continue to make the MassMutual Center their home ice after signing a new lease agreement. The Springfield Thunderbirds and the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority announced the agreement on Thursday. The team signed on for the next four years with the option of a one-year extension. Read the source article at WWLP…

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Neal, EPA administrator to announce water infrastructure funding

The Springfield Water and Sewer Commission will announce major funding for infrastructure renewal Thursday. EPA Assistant Administrator Radhika Fox and Congressman Richard Neal will join local officials to announce $500 million in funding for Springfield’s water investment program. The funding comes from the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act. That program is meant to help…

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Enterprise Holdings Foundation Awards More Than $12,000 to Square One

The Enterprise Holdings Foundation donated $12,143 to Square One in support of its Campaign for Healthy Kids. The contribution is a piece of the Enterprise Holdings ROAD Forward commitment to allocate $35 million to more than 70 global Enterprise operating teams to drive local impact as part of its broader commitment to donate $55 million…

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SBA’s National Small Business Week and Virtual Summit is this week

that SBA’s National Small Business Week and Virtual Summit is this week. Your members can still register for sessions of this three-day, free, online conference; this opportunity is suitable not just for business organizations, but also for individual small businesses. Businesses can expect educational webinars, updates on resources for small businesses, and a networking chat…

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Springfield College Ranked in Top Tier of U.S. News Regional Rankings

Springfield College continues to excel at offering its students a strong return on their academic investment. For the seventh consecutive year, the college is ranked in the top 30 in the Best Regional Universities – North Region category in the 2022 U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges” report. Also, the college is ranked 16th…

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BusinessTalk with David Godaire, president and CEO of MassHire Holyoke

BusinessWest Editor George O’Brien has a lively discussion with David Godaire, president and CEO of HassHire Holyoke. The two discuss the ongoing labor shortage impacting virtually all businesses in the region, the many different forces behind it, and the outlook for the short term as federal unemployment benefits, specifically the $300 weekly bonuses expire.  It’s must…

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