Pioneer Valley Innovation Nights (PINS) – a Launch Party for New Products

Thursday, October 30, 2014, 6p.m., The Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC), 100 Bigelow St, Holyoke, MA; a data center dedicated to supporting the growing research computing needs of five of the most research-intensive universities in Massachusetts will host the 2nd Pioneer Valley Innovation Nights (PINS) through the generous sponsorship of the City of Holyoke.

PINS, a quarterly product launch party designed to showcase a wide range of new and innovative products within the Pioneer Valley. The platform ...

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How to Start and Maintain a Bussiness Workshop Series

Kathleen Anderson, President of the Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce, with the help of PeoplesBank, Common Capital, the Holyoke Creative Arts Center, and Artery Project, is pleased to announce the launching of a ten-workshop series on how to start a new business. The series entitled, How to Start and Maintain Your Own Business, is member-taught by successful, knowledgeable community business owners and professionals who strive to expand the business and economic growth of Holyoke and the surrounding communities.  Community members ...

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Revamped Festival Gives Nod to Return of Passenger Rail

In anticipation of the return of passenger rail service to Holyoke and in an effort evolve from past successes of Discover Holyoke Day; the non-profit marketing group PassportHolyoke has expanded its fall festival into a three day series of art and cultural events called Next Stop: Holyoke.  This Columbus Day weekend, October 11-12, the Paper City will put on display its art, music, food, sport, history and culture for all to celebrate.

Through a collaboration of local cultural non-profit ...

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CODE Services Reviews

Empty and/or underutilized former industrial mill buildings adorn the City of Holyoke. As part of the City’s urban renewal plan titled “Connect, Construct, Create: A plan for the revitalization of Center City Holyoke”, many of these buildings are envisioned as mixed-use and live/work spaces in an attractive, densely populated Arts & Innovation district. One of the most often sited barriers in developing downtown Holyoke has been the difficulty in changing the permitted use of those industrial buildings. When a change ...

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ARTery is a partnership between the City of Holyoke, the Holyoke Creative Arts Center (HCAC), the Chamber of Commerce, and Holyoke Community College (HCC) in collaboration with local artists and studios. The partnership is primarily funded through the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s Adams Arts Grant, which will be used to provide business seminars, production facilities, craft courses at varying locations, and linking up business student interns to help artists better manage business. Plans also call for both online and brick & ...

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Conway School Urban Collaborative to Present Design Work in Holyoke

The City of Holyoke and the Conway School presented its first Urban Collaborative work on Thursday, June 12 from 6:30-7:30PM in the storefront of the Latino Professional Building, located at 225 High Street in Holyoke.

The projects were undertaken by Conway School graduate students with guidance from City and community leaders in Holyoke and Springfield over the winter and spring months, and present planning recommendations on topics such as innovative urban placemaking, green streets and urban agriculture.

In January the City of ...

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Events Tap Power of Social Media to Promote New Products

On Thursday, June 26, 2014, 6p.m., the City of Holyoke’s City Hall second floor Auditorium will be the host site of the very first Pioneer Valley Innovation Nights (PINS); a series of quarterly events designed to showcase a wide range of new and innovative products and services from Massachusetts-based companies.

PINS, a grass roots, no frills, innovation exhibit showcasing at various locations throughout the Valley has two main goals to generate brand awareness and job creation. The live Pioneer Valley Innovation ...

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Creative Communities Fellowship awarded to Local Organizer

Holyoke Community Organizer Katy Moonan has been awarded a Creative Communities Fellowship.  Built by National Arts Strategies, the Creative Community Fellows program brings together a unique community of innovators committed to using arts and culture to design solutions for community problems. Led by experts and world-renowned thought leaders in social innovation, design thinking and creative placemaking fellows gain the tools, skills and networks to activate the ideas that will transform their communities.

Currently working in Holyoke, directing Family Literacy programs for ...

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Holyoke Creative Economy: Position extended until 2016

At its Tuesday, May 20th 2014 regular meeting, the Holyoke City Council overwhelmingly extended the position of Creative Economy Industries Coordinator (CEIC) for another 2 years until July of 2016.   Holyoke was the first city in the Commonwealth to model the State’s Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development and establish a post in its Economic Development Office that specifies in supporting the Creative Sector.

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Holyoke Announces Call for Art at Mosher Street Rail Bridge

In recognizing that public art creates a unique sense of place and pride for all citizens and visitors to our community; and in preparation for the return of passenger rail service, the City of Holyoke, as part of a Community Development Block Grant has been awarded up to $20,000 in funding to complete an art installation in conjunction with streetscape renovation on Mosher, Main and Race Streets.  This public art installation will transform the Mosher Street Rail Bridge Underpass into ...

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