Berkshire business news in brief


Pittsfield: Krok named to credit union board of directors

Kelly Krok has been selected as a member of the Greylock Federal Credit Union's all-volunteer board of directors. Her term began in January.

Krok is manager of HR operations and global mobility at Sabic Innovative Plastics, where she has worked since 2007.

She began her career at General Electric in 1981, and worked for both GE Plastics and GE Aerospace in several human resource positions. Krok played an instrumental role in supporting the human resource department during the divestiture of the GE Plastics business to Sabic.

Krok holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams. She lives in Pittsfield with her husband, Joseph, and their sons, Joe and David.

Williamstown: Anne Singleton to speak at NBBPW meeting

Anne Singleton of the Williamstown Community Chest will be the keynote speaker when Northern Berkshire Business and Professional Women holds its monthly meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 26, at the Williams Inn.

Singleton will be doing a presentation on the history of the Williamstown Community Chest and the many services it supports in the area.

Networking will take place from 6 to 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner. The cost for dinner is $25. For reservations, call Francine Lajoie at (413) 663-2822. To learn more about the group, go to

Pittsfield: Workforce Training Fund to conduct seminar

The Berkshire County Regional Employment Board and BerkshireWorks Career Center will hold a Workforce Training Fund Seminar on Wednesday, Feb. 26.

The hours are 9 to 11 a.m. at BCREBS's offices at 66 Allen St. Admission is free.

The Massachusetts Workforce Training Fund provides resources to businesses to train current and newly hired employees. This fund provides training grants to Massachusetts employers ranging from $2,000 to $250,000 per application.

A representative from the Massachusetts Division of Career Services will present an overview of the three grant options and answer questions in the information sessions. The workshop will include a thorough review of the general program grant application and tricks of the trade for submitting a quality application.

To register: Amy Demarest, (413) 499-2220 ext. 111; or


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