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Sep
21

Sign Up for Chattanooga Trip - October 26-28

Register for the upcoming City2City trip to Chattanooga, Tennessee taking place from Monday, October 26 through Wednesday, October 28!
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Jul
31
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Apr
22

Urban Sociology Expert to Speak June 24, 2015

Join us for a stimulating presentation from Urban Sociology Expert Dr. Katherine S. Newman on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 8:00 a.m.
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Mar
06

Planning for Chattanooga in 2015

The City2City Planning Committee has been meeting to determine the destination of another metro area visit in 2015. Several regions were researched, including Northeast Ohio; Peoria, Illinois; Providence, Rhode Island; Chattanooga, Tennesse…
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Oct
10

The "Data-Driven City": Chicago's Approach @ Bay Path October 17

City2City followers may be interested in learning about Chicago's "Data-Driven City" approach in developing efficiencies that make urban living more livable.
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Jan
02

Pioneer Valley Planning Commission to Manage C2C

The City2City initiative was developed with leadership in the Pioneer Valley with particular assistance from the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts, which served as coordinator, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. To date, tr…
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Jun
20

New City2City Developments

The planning committee of City2City has been meeting and engaging with past City2City participants since the December 2012 visit to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania to determine future direction for the initiative. The initiative’s organizational su…
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Dec
06

Highlights of Allentown-Bethlehem PA Visit

Over thirty people from various Western Massachusetts organizations joined representatives of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia on a three-day visit, November 28 to 30, 2012, to Pennsylvania’s L…
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Nov
17

Times Article on Grand Rapids Downtown Market

In 2011 City2City Greater Springfield visited Grand Rapids, Michigan. It is a city that continues to put its money where its mouth is when it comes to development and collaboration.
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Nov
07

Program Overview - Allentown/Bethlehem

C2C Greater Springfield is traveling to Allentown and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania on November 28-30, 2012.
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Aug
02

Next Up - Bethlehem-Allentown Pennsylvania

C2C Greater Springfield will be visiting Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley and the cities of Bethlehem, Allentown and Easton on November 28 through 30, 2012.
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May
03

New Haven Visit

Over thirty Greater Springfield area individuals representing business, education, philanthropy and community development participated in the April 24, 2012 one-day visit to New Haven.
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Mar
07

City2City Gains National Attention

Governing magazine reports on City2City Greater Springfield initiative
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Feb
23

New Haven Visit April 24, 2012

City2City Greater Springfield participants head to New Haven for a one day session on April 24, 2012
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Jan
13

Planning for New Haven 2012

The City2City planning committee has begun discussion about a possible one-day retreat-styled visit to New Haven, another resurgent city.
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Jan
13

Grand Rapids De-Briefing Meeting

Grand Rapids Tour Debrief and Discussion December 19, 2011 at TD Bank Conference Center
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Dec
29

BusinessWest Coverage

BusinessWest Editor George O'Brien reports on the City2City Greater Springfield group trip to Grand Rapids
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Dec
16

Thoughts on the Grand Rapids Trip

Reflection Submitted by Christopher Sikes, Chief Executive Officer Common Capital, Inc. (Formerly Western Mass Enterprise Fund)
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Dec
15

Republican Editorial-Grand Rapids Visit

The Sunday Republican editorializes (December 11, 2011) about the recent City2City Greater Springfield trip to Grand Rapids, calling for more private sector involvement in a Springfield resurgence.
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Dec
05

Lessons From Grand Rapids

A group of over 30 City2City Greater Springfield representatives returned from the November 29 - December 1, 2011 visit to Grand Rapids, Michigan, a “resurgent city.” City2City participants met with Grand Rapids' representatives in the are…
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Sep
23

Planning Meeting for Grand Rapids Trip, Sept. 27

Those interested in the next City2City site visit to Grand Rapids, Michigan, scheduled for November 29 – December 1 can learn more about the itinerary at a general meeting to be held Tuesday September 27, 2011 from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Fir…
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Jul
26

Paramount Reception, Next Stop: Grand Rapids

City2City participant Herbie Flores hosted about 30 representatives of the initiative on Friday, July 22 in the Paramount Theater, the building that was acquired earlier this year by the agency Herbie leads, the New England Farm Workers Cou…
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Jul
01

Reception at the Paramount July 15- Plans for Fall Trip to Grand Rapids

Participants in the ongoing City2City Greater Springfield Initiative and those interested in becoming involved will be welcomed at a gathering to be held at the restored Paramount Theater on Main Street in Downtown Springfield on Friday, Ju…
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Jun
20

June Update

City2City Greater Springfield Planning Committee met on May 31, 2011, the day before the June 1 tornado ripped a 39-mile path of destruction through Western Massachusetts including large sections of Springfield.
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Apr
22

Planning Update

The City2City Greater Springfield Planning Committee met on April 20, 2011 to discuss possible destinations for the next annual City2City visit. Among the cities being considered are Camden and Jersey City in New Jersey, New Haven, Connecti…
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Apr
01

The following reflections were offered by Rick DeBonis, from Hampden Bank, a participant in the City2City trip to North Carolina:

To my fellow City to City Participants: First and foremost, “thank you” to Ron and Richard for not only coordinating this trip and being fabulous “scout leaders,” but for having the faith in all of us to bring our collective visions to t…
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Mar
08

Highlights of the Springfield Metro-Winston Salem/Greensboro, North Carolina Visit

A group of Springfield leaders representing business, education, philanthropy, planning, workforce development and industry embarked on its first City2City Greater Springfield trip, visiting Winston-Salem and Greensboro, North Carolina betw…
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