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Valley Fest aims to showcase area’s passion, creativity

Dan Lanigan admitted if you had told him years ago that Springfield would play host to a craft beer festival, he would have thought you were crazy.

More than a decade ago, Lanagan took a shot at craft beer in Western Massachusetts when he opened the Moan and Dove, a small bar in Amherst catering to the craft beer drinker.

Lanigan’s success of the Moan and Dove, and later The Dirty Truth in Northampton, represent for many a springboard for the public’s appreciation of the industry in Western Massachusetts.

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"The BCEC is one of the few convention centers that offers free Wi-Fi service throughout the facility. It eliminates the need to negotiate this "must-have" service, results in considerable savings and satisfied attendees!

- Linda S. Bailey, CMP, National Fire Protection Association

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Technical Upgrades Coming to MassMutual Center

The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority is spending more than $3.2 million on technology upgrades at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, replacing and enhancing existing digital displays and lighting both in the arena and outside the facility.

The signage work is part of a four-phase program that will replace the MassMutual Center arena scoreboard and the digital banner displays throughout the arena, and add at least one new outdoor marquee. A new content-management system will synchronize content across all new digital signs. About $500,000 will be spent on significant lighting upgrades to the arena.

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"The champion of this department was Levy Restaurants, an event and catering company associated with Hynes Convention Center. Levy’s cupcakes were basically beyond words. I’ve never tasted a better crafted cupcake in my entire 26 year-cupcake-eating-life."

- Jessica Cickay, Food Blogger

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Valley Fest aims to showcase area’s passion, creativity

Dan Lanigan admitted if you had told him years ago that Springfield would play host to a craft beer festival, he would have thought you were crazy.

More than a decade ago, Lanagan took a shot at craft beer in Western Massachusetts when he opened the Moan and Dove, a small bar in Amherst catering to the craft beer drinker.

Lanigan’s success of the Moan and Dove, and later The Dirty Truth in Northampton, represent for many a springboard for the public’s appreciation of the industry in Western Massachusetts.

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“As a small non-profit, serving vulnerable women and children, we struggle to meet their needs with our limited budget. Donations from the Conventions C.A.R.E. program not only provide needed supplies to our families, but they also help to preserve our resources during these challenging times.”

- Robert D. Monahan, Julie’s Family Learning Center, South Boston, MA

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Social Studies: Oyster fest slurping to a new spot near you

Check out this pearl of wisdom — the Island Creek Oyster team is taking its show on the road, D Street to be exact.

The famous seafood suppliers and restaurateurs are hosting the annual Island Creek Oyster Festival right here in Southie at the Lawn on D on Sept. 19 from 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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“From planning to execution, your ‘can do’ attitude made the process a pleasure.”

- Event Exhibits & Operations, Yankee Dental Congress

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Ben Bernanke dishes on Fed, presidents and baseball at Boston finance conference

Ben S. Bernanke, the former chairman of the Federal Reserve, was in Boston on Tuesday morning for LPL Financial’s (Nasdaq: LPLA) Focus conference, which has brought thousands of investment advisers to the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

Onstage at one of the BCEC’s auditoriums with LPL Chief Investment Officer Burt White, Bernanke dished on a range of subjects, including his relationships with the two presidents during his tenure as Fed chairman.

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"The BCEC is one of the few convention centers that offers free Wi-Fi service throughout the facility. It eliminates the need to negotiate this "must-have" service, results in considerable savings and satisfied attendees!

- Linda S. Bailey, CMP, National Fire Protection Association

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