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REB Board of Director, Executive Committee and Youth Council Meeting Schedule – CY’2015 and Career Center Workshop Schedules for Employers.


Valley Venture Mentors to Host Inaugural Accelerator Program Awards Ceremony April 30. 

Event will award startup program graduates with up to $250,000 in startup funds.

Who: Valley Venture Mentors (VVM), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to connecting helping startups achieve transformational growth. Founded in 2011 in Springfield, it brings together passionate individuals, exciting startups, and a shared commitment to growing entrepreneurship in Western Massachusetts.

What: VVM’s inaugural Accelerator Awards honoring 29 startup teams, awarding equity-free grants worth up to $50,000 to selected finalists. This year’s Accelerator Program is funded by generous grants, which total $250,000, from Mass Mutual, the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts, Irene E. & George A. Davis Foundation, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative with the mission to further entrepreneurialism and innovation.

Where: Mass Mutual Center (1277 Main St.) in Springfield

When: The Thursday, April 30 (CLICK ON LINK TO REGISTER) event runs from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and will include a lively networking reception as well as a dinner and an awards program with addresses from startup teams and John Harthorne, founder and CEO of MassChallenge.


See Events Calendar for REB meeting postings and for links to agenda which will be available at least 48 hours in advance of any meeting in compliance with MA Open Meeting Laws.  Agendas will be removed the next day. Contact Joanne Lyons for copies of any meeting materials.

Please contact us via e-mail or call 413-787-1552 prior to any meeting to inquire about the final location; and/or if you are interested in being notified of other REB committees that do not have a pre-determined meeting schedule.

Board of Directors (all meetings start at 3:00 p.m. and are held at TD Bank Conference room, 1441 Main St., Springfield MA unless otherwise noted):

  • March 24, 2015
  • June 23, 2015
  • September 22, 2015
  • December 8, 2015

Executive Committee (all meetings start at 3:00 p.m. and are held at the REB, 1441 Main Street, Springfield, MA, unless otherwise noted):

  • February 18, 2015
  • May 20, 2015
  • August 12, 2015
  • November 18, 2015

Youth Council (all meetings start at 8:30 a.m. and are held at TD Bank Conference room, 1441 Main St., Springfield MA unless otherwise noted):

  • March 10, 2015
  • June 25, 2015

Our two One-Stop Career Centers, FutureWorks in Springfield and CareerPoint in Holyoke, offer various workshops on a monthly basis that are geared to employers.

To view this month’s workshops go to: