Developing Holyoke’s Creative Side

In the 2012 CreativeNEXT Listen Tour Summary Report, Massachusetts Creative Economy Director, Helena Fuscio, identified business development as a top need among creative enterprises.  Starting in February of 2013, Fuscio began holding Creative Resource Panels and Open Office Hours for professionals working in creative industry sectors across the State.    Sessions, open to any Western Mass Artists and/or Creative Businesses, are being held in Holyoke  at the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC) on Appleton Street – and Fuscio ...

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Holyoke DJ receives a Webby win and an Emmy nod

Last week, after winning his second Webby Award, internationally renowned, Holyoke-based DJ, Steve Porter announced that he received a 2013 Daytime Emmy Award nomination in the category of “Outstanding Promotional Announcement” for his work creating monthly mash-ups for ABC’s Good Morning America. 

Steve Porter and his company, PorterHouse Media, was commissioned by ABC to use his craft of video remixing to create signature monthly mash-ups ...

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Plug Into the Creative Valley

Plug Into the Creative Valley held a second successful networking event on Tuesday November 14th at the Paper City Brewery. Well attended by people working in an industry that includes architects, graphic designers, photographers, filmmakers, musicians and many others who make up the pioneer valley’s creative economy, the events have been a great opportunity for artists and entrepreneurs to meet like-minds, share lessons learned and harness the potential in the region.

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Creative Economy networking events in Holyoke

A networking event for creative-types was held on Tuesday, October 2 at Paper City Brewery in Holyoke. Plug into the Creative Valley was attended by over 125 people working in an industry that includes architects, graphic designers, photographers, filmmakers, musicians and many others who make up the pioneer valley’s creative economy. The event was hosted by PorterHouse Media and sponsored by Paper City Brewery, Western Mass Economic Development Council and MassDigi.

Another Plug Into the Creative Valley event will be ...

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