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Women Entrepreneurs to hold inaugural event

The meeting will be held in room 301 of HCC’s Kittredge Center for Business and Workforce Development, 303 Homestead Ave., Holyoke.

Putnam will talk about marketing strategies.

“The network is for women who are either thinking about starting a business, those who already own businesses and women who just want to network with other women who have similar aspirations,” said Sharon Styffe, HCC dean of workforce and economic development.

Meetings will be held every other week beginning in January. Each gathering will include a guest speaker as well as opportunities for attendees to network.

Preregistration is required. Call 552-2122 and ask to register for course 35552. The registration fee is $10.

Hampshire student gets ‘invention’ grant

A prototype of the dryer has been installed in a residence at Hampshire, where students are tracking their experience with it.

The Timothy Harkness Fund for Invention offers grants to undergraduates and alumni from the Five Colleges to support projects that advance sustainable or renewable energy. Boucher is researching potential commercial markets for the solar dryer.

UMass alum to speak on health care technology

Larkin is chief technology officer for General Electric Healthcare, a company with more than 10,000 employees based in Washington state. He has created software products for the health care marketplace with a focus on performance solutions and analytics.

Larkin earned his master’s degree in industrial engineering and operations research at UMass Amherst in 1988.

Holocaust center seeks student docents

Led by an experienced docent of the exhibit, the workshop will introduce students to the exhibition and its origins and will encourage further study and training. Student tour facilitators will work under the supervision of teachers.

Upon completing the session, students will receive a certificate of attendance and an invitation to bring their classes and teachers back to the institute for a tour. Students who earn the certificate should contact their school administrators about receiving credit toward community service.

The workshop is free and light refreshments will be served. For inquiries and registration, call 835-0221 or email ihgms@acad.umass.edu.

Teens sought for tobacco compliance checks

An information and training session will be held Dec. 11 from 4 to 6 p.m. in Northampton. Dinner will be provided.

Preregistration is required. Contact Evan Wilson at ewilson@hria.org or 617-279-2240, ext. 332. Provide a name, age, town, phone number and email address.

In addition to receiving a $25 stipend, paid after the completion of the first compliance check, participants will also be paid $9 per hour to conduct the checks.

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