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Baker-Polito Administration, MassDevelopment Announce Funds for Collaborative Workspaces

The Baker-Polito administration and MassDevelopment announced $2,165,000 in funding for the fourth round of Collaborative Workspace Program grants, a MassDevelopment program that accelerates business formation, job creation, and entrepreneurial activity in communities by supporting infrastructure that fuels locally based innovation. Eligible organizations may apply for either seed grants to plan and study the feasibility of…

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Hayden Corp. of West Springfield marking its 100th anniversary

Hayden Corp., in the words of its retired president John O. Hayden, is in the business of throwing spitballs against a stucco wall and making them stick. Only employees at Hayden, located in a nondescript building along the railroad tracks at 333 River St., hurl those spitballs with a rocket engine, said his son and…

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Inaugural Class to Graduate from Whole-family Workforce-readiness Program

Partners of Springfield WORKS – HCS Head Start Inc., Dress for Success of Western Massachusetts, and Springfield Partners for Community Action will recognize the graduates from the inaugural class of the Two-Generation Whole Family Approach to Jobs Workforce Readiness program. On Thursday, June 20 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the MGM Springfield Conference Center,…

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Seen@ Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce 60th Diamond Celebration

More than 100 visitors gathered at the Ranch Golf Club Thursday for the Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce 60th Diamond Celebration. The chamber was incorporated in 1959 and has continued a longtime tradition of representing many local businesses in and around the Westfield area. The Thursday night gathering featured a buffet-style dinner, a cocktail hour,…

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‘It will pass the House’: U.S. Rep. Richard Neal says he’ll introduce resolution to stop President Donald Trump’s proposed tariffs on Mexico

Neal, a Springfield Democrat and chairman of the House Ways & Means Committee, delivered a keynote address at the annual meeting of the Western Massachusetts Economic Development Council. A resolution of disapproval is a way for Congress to overturn a new federal agency rule, and Neal said the move could block the tariffs. He said…

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