Pittsfield: Women's Fund sets Power Up event

The Women's Fund of Western Massachusetts will hold a Power Up event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Spice Dragon, 273 North St.

The group will release the Status of Women in Western Massachusetts Report; announce the fund's new grant structure; celebrate the Women's Fund Ripple Award recipients; and showcase photographic portraits of the Standing on Her Shoulders Awardees.

Each Power Up event is open to the public but people must register online or call ahead of time to attend a Power Up event in any county of their choice.

The cost is $25. Registration: (413) 529-0087, ext. 10 ; www.womensfund.net/news/uEvents.php.

Pittsfield: Three join Berkshire United Way staff

Timothy Grace, Brian Amero and Bonita Lovison have joined the staff of the Berkshire United Way, the agency has announced.

Grace has been hired as director of finance and administration, Amero as the director of resource development, and Lovison as executive assistant to the CEO.

Grace previously served five years at EnlightenNext, Inc. in Lenox, most recently as the director of finance. He has also served as business manager for Miss Hall's School, and worked as a consultant for many years.

Amero was most recently employed at the United Way of Greater Waterbury in Waterbury, Conn., where he had been campaign manager since 2008. He has also served as a recreational therapist with the North American Family Institute, and as a residence director at Quinnipiac University.


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Lovison replaces Jonah Sykes, who was promoted to coordinator of marketing communications. She was formerly employed as the director of stewardship and archive assistant at the Berkshire School in Sheffield for seven years.

Before Berkshire, Lovison served as the executive assistant to the vice president and dean of Bard College at Simon's Rock in Great Barrington.

Dalton: Country club to host Chamber Nite

The Berkshire Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly Chamber Nite event from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16 at Wahconah Country Club.

Registration: (413) 499-4000; www.berkshirechamber.com; dthomas@berkshirechamber.com.