Invitation-only 40 Under Forty Meet-and-Greet Event Slated for Friday

Mercedes Benz of Springfield will host a meet-and-greet event Friday for members of BusinessWest’s Forty Under Class of 2022 — as well as the alumni of the 15 previous classes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=el0wDEuYbWU  The festivities, which will include food and beverages provided by Log Rolling Catering, begin at 5 p.m. with a networking hour for members of…

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UMass System Research Hits $752 Million

The five-campus University of Massachusetts system research enterprise grew to $752 million in fiscal year 2021, compared to a previous high of $687 million set in 2020.   “Research is a critical component of the UMass mission,” said UMass President Marty Meehan. “The discoveries being made on each of our campuses today will power the Massachusetts…

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Hyundai Hope and Gary Rome Hyundai Donate $25,000 to Combat Hunger at Dealership’s 25th Anniversary Celebration

Hyundai Motor America’s corporate social responsibility initiative, Hyundai Hope, and Gary Rome Hyundai recently donated a total of $25,000 to two local food banks in Holyoke, Massachusetts to combat food insecurity in the surrounding communities during Gary Rome Hyundai’s 25th anniversary celebration. The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts received $10,000 and the Thrive Center of Holyoke…

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Marcus Camby, White Lion Expand Partnership

In January, UMass and NBA star Marcus Camby and Springfield’s White Lion Brewing Company formed a strategic partnership and launched Marcus Camby New England IPA. This fall, Camby and the team at White Lion will focus efforts on downtown Amherst, bringing White Lion’s strong community culture to the greater Amherst community.  “Our brand is built on the community’s…

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United Way of Pioneer Valley to Stage 100th Anniversary Luncheon

In honor of its 100th anniversary, United Way of Pioneer Valley will be recognizing area businesses at a luncheon to take place on June 2, from noon to 2 p.m., at the Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel.  The luncheon will serve as a thank-you to the businesses and individuals of Pioneer Valley who have helped…

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STCC’s College for Kids will offer youth programs for summer

Students between the ages of 11 and 16 can take part in fun STEM programs at Springfield Technical Community College this summer. Tweens and teens can take part in College for Kids at STCC and learn subjects such as public speaking, basketball, physics, acting, coding, and more. STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) programs will…

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MassHire hosts first career fair in 2 years

MassHire Career Center held their first in-person fair since January of 2020 on Monday. The event was held at the Center Court of the Basketball Hall of Fame. Over 50 companies were looking to fill hundreds of positions, from entry-level openings to Chief Financial Officer. Beth Cardillo, the Executive Director of Armbrook Village Senior Living…

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BusinessTalk with Mark Keroack, president and CEO of Baystate Health

 BusinessWest Editor George O’Brien talks with Mark Keroack, president and CEO of Baystate Health, about the fifth COVID surge, what he and his team are seeing, and what they are projecting. The numbers are rising, he said, but this surge won’t be like those that preceded it, and for many reasons. It’s all must listening, so…

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