The Berkshire Young Professionals will hold its first BYP Power Hour professional development seminar of the year on Tuesday.

"Top 10 Ways to Make a Good Impression," will run from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Spice Dragon at 297 North St. Networking begins at 5:30, followed by the program, which starts promptly at 6. Deb Blatt of Group Restoration is the facilitator.

BYP's Power Hour consists of a quarterly series of professional development seminars for young professionals who are looking to hone their skill set while enhancing the quality of their performance on the professional front. To register, visit www.berkshirechamber.com, email choyt @ berkshirecham
ber.com, or call (413) 499-4000, ext. 126. Springfield: Advertising scholarship available

The Advertising Club of Western Massachusetts Scholarship Committee has made scholarship applications available for high school seniors who plan to be attending college in the fall of 2013. This year, one $1,000 scholarship will be awarded. The applications are available at www.adclubwm.org or by calling (413) 736-2582.

Western Massachusetts seniors who have been accepted by an accredited college or technical school to study advertising, communications, marketing graphic arts, and will be attending college by September 2013 are encouraged to apply. The scholarship must be applied against tuition and fees at the school.


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Completed applications and all support materials must be submitted to the Ad Club and be postmarked by Monday, April 29. The scholarship will be awarded at the Ad Club's professional development meeting in June.

Boston: EPA accepting award nominations

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is accepting nominations for its 2013 New England Environmental Merit Awards, which recognize environmental achievements over the past year. The deadline for nominations is Friday, March 1.

The awards are given in four categories: individual; business, industry, trade and professional organization; local, state or federal government; and environmental, community or nonprofit organization. There is also a lifetime achievement category. These awards have been given out annually since the EPA was created in 1970. Award winners will be invited to a ceremony in Boston this spring.

Nomination forms are available at www.epa.gov/ne/ra/ema.