BCREB elects officers, honors businesses, at annual meeting

The Berkshire County Regional Employment Board elected officers for fiscal 2017 at its annual meeting on June 9.

Eva Sheridan of MountainOne Financial was elected president; Michael Supranowicz of Hillcrest Educational Centers Inc., vice president; Albert Ingegni III of Berkshire Health Care Systems, vice president; Doug McNally of Frosthollow Associates, youth council chair; James Brosnan of McCann Technical School, treasurer; Daniel Walsh, union retiree, assistant treasurer; Robert Keegan of Crescent Creamery, secretary; and John Lipa of Linden Consulting, MA WIB Association Liaison.

State Sen. Benjamin B. Downing, D-Pittsfield, was honored for his decade of workplace advocacy. Onyx Speciality Papers, Lenco Industries, Berkshire Community College participant Shaun Smith and McCann participant Alex Giesser were honored for their involvement with BCREB's manufacturing grant.

HomeGoods participating in Jimmy Fund campaign

Pittsfield's HomeGoods store is one of more than 365 nationwide that is participating in the 15th annual "Help Families Fight Cancer" campaign to benefit the Jimmy Fund. The campaign takes place through Wednesday, June 29.


HomeGoods customers can participate by making a contribution at the register with 100 percent of the proceeds benefitting the Jimmy Fund, which supports pediatric and adult cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.

Customers can also purchase a reusable shopping bag for 99 cents. HomeGoods will contribute 50 cents of reach bag purchased to the Jimmy Fund.

HomeGoods' Pittsfield store is located at 676 Merrill Road. It can be reached at 413-236-6996.