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Update #51

New opportunity for local Springfield businesses

The City of Springfield is launching a new program, Rise Up, this fall to help accelerate growth of local small businesses, with a focus on women & minority-owned businesses.  Rise Up is powered by the nationally-acclaimed Interise StreetWise 'MBA'' curriculum and is a collaborative effort between the City of Springfield, The Springfield Regional Chamber and the Association of Black Business & Professionals (ABBP). Classes will be held at UMASS Springfield. All interested participants should go to: & plan to attend the September 12th open house event.

Media coverage here: City press release, 22 News coverage,