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Anticipation Builds for Western Mass. Business Expo

SPRINGFIELD — The Western Mass. Business Expo continues to add to its extensive roster of speakers and events. The fourth annual event will be held on Oct. 29 at the MassMutual Center.

Gov. Deval Patrick will be the speaker at the ACCGS Breakfast at 7:15 a.m. The Professional Women’s Chamber Luncheon, at 11:30 a.m., will feature Patricia Diaz Dennis, senior vice president at AT&T, member of the MassMutual board of directors, and a past presidential appointee to the Federal Communications Commission. To buy tickets to either event, contact the Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield at (413) 787-1555.

The Western Mass. Business Expo, presented by BusinessWest, is a business-to-business show held at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, featuring more than 150 booths, seminars, and Show Floor Theater presentations; breakfast and lunch programs; and a day-capping Expo Social. Details about specific events, programs, and featured speakers will be printed in future issues of BusinessWest.

Comcast Business will again be Presenting Sponsor, while the social will be sponsored by Northwestern Mutual and MGM Springfield. Silver Sponsors are Health New England, DIF Design, Johnson & Hill Staffing, and MassMutual Financial Group. Education sponsor is the Isenberg School of Management at UMass Amherst. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available.

In 2013, more than 2,200 business professionals attended the expo, and between 2,500 and 3,000 are expected in 2014. An estimated 65% of attendees hold the title of CEO, CFO, COO, president, vice president, partner, owner, director, or senior manager. For more information on sponsorships or booth purchase, call (413) 781-8600 or visit www.wmbexpo.com.

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