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Monday, August 21, 2017

By Ciara Speller

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The City of Springfield will soon launch a new program, to help accelerate growth of minority-owned businesses. 

Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno told 22News that “Rise Up Springfield” will help these small area businesses thrive.

Mayor Sarno, the Association of Black Business and Professionals and the Springfield Regional... Read more

Thursday, August 17, 2017

SHREWSBURY, Mass. — The University of Massachusetts set new records for online enrollment and revenue in Fiscal Year 2017, highlighting the university’s commitment to access and growth in online education.

UMassOnline course enrollments reached 75,565 for FY17, up 6.6 percent from the previous year, while revenues surpassed $100 million for the first time ever, up 9.2 percent from... Read more

Friday, August 11, 2017

Springfield, MA –After six weeks, the BEE Program is coming to a close.  The summer program sponsored by Junior Achievement of Western Massachusetts and hosted at the UMass Center was engaging for middle and high school students throughout the Pioneer Valley.  The focus was on entrepreneurship.

The culminating event was the BEE Program’s version of “Shark Tank.”   Eight student... Read more

Thursday, August 10, 2017

By Sy Becker

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Starting your own business can be a challenge for anyone, but success can be especially rewarding when the entrepreneurs are 11 and 12-years-old.

Junior Achievement of Springfield provided advice and encouragement for Amber Fedor and Yanaideliz Vasquez to market and sell their picture frames they call “Picto-Frames,” a simpler way of... Read more

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Downtown Springfield’s Central Cultural District will be alive with music, art, and more this afternoon with the third iteration of Art Stop(s)! The pop-up gallery series has grown exponentially – offering visitors a choice of five pop-up galleries, three permanent galleries, four street music stations, and much more from 4:30 – 6 PM.

The event will have an independent gallery opening... Read more

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Springfield, MA – The UMass Center is the next stop for a local artist hoping to make his mark on the world of modern art.  Springfield resident Marcus Hickley grew up in a city known for its rich history of “firsts” and diverse cultures.  Now he uses art to reflect those multiple cultures.  Hickley’s artwork focuses on people of color in pop culture. And next week his work will be featured in... Read more

Friday, July 21, 2017

Springfield, MA -- The Springfield Central Cultural District (SCCD) announced the return of Art Stop, a pop-up gallery/street festival hybrid on Wednesday, August 2, from 4:30-6 PM. The District has partnered with venues downtown including the UMass Center to open five galleries in unexpected spaces simultaneously. Between the galleries, which will have the typical artist talks, drinks, and... Read more

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Springfield, MA – Academic programs, research initiatives, community events and testing center.  The UMass Center at Springfield is now part of the Kryterion Testing Network, allowing individuals to take specialized tests offered through Kryterion clients including a variety of businesses and agencies.

“While the core focus of the UMass Center will always be on academic excellence, we... Read more

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