Williamstown: BFAIR to hold annual celebration

WILLIAMSTOWN -- Berkshire Family And Individual Resources (BFAIR) will hold its annual campaign celebration on Saturday, March 9, at Hops & Vines Restaurant.

Cocktails will take place from 6 to 7 p.m., followed by dinner at 7, then entertainment.

The cost is $50 per person (includes cost of dinner and donation). RSVP is required before March 1.

Registration is available at either www.bfair.org/annual-campaign-celebration, or by calling Carol Fox at (413) 664-9382, ext. 40.

Stockbridge: Berkshire Creative SPARK! event on Tuesday

STOCKBRIDGE -- Berkshire Creative will hold its first SPARK! event of the year on Tuesday at Maple Glen in the Red Lion Inn. The hours are 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.

Berkshire creative solo entrepreneurs Daniel Bellow, Michelle Gillett and Ken Green will be the "Sparkplug series" presenters.

SPARK! is a mid-week, after-work networking series that Berkshire Creative has held on a quarterly basis at different county locations since 2007.

RSVP at berkshirecreative.org/spark-maple-glen-at-the-red-lion-inn.

Berkshires: Classified manufacturers must file via web


BERKSHIRES -- The state of Massachusetts is requiring classified manufacturers to use the Massachusetts WebFile system to file an annual certification of entity tax status by April 1. The policy went into effect on Jan. 1.

To obtain "classified manufacturer" status, a company must complete a Form 355Q and submit it to the state to review and determine if the manufacturing activities are substantial enough to warrant the classification.

The Form 355Q is a questionnaire, and can be obtained at the following website: http://www.mass.gov/dor/docs/dor/forms/corp11/addl/355q.pdf.