Business briefs

Seminar to focus on finances for nonprofits, supporters

The Nonprofit Center of the Berkshires will hold "Mission Centric Finance for Nonprofits and Supporters" from 9 to 11 a.m. Oct. 19 at Hevreh, 270 State Road.

The free session will focus on values-informed financial stewardship. It is geared toward foundations, endowments, executive directors, finance and investment committees and philanthropists.

Speakers include investment advisor Jerry Schwartz and financial planner Bernard C. Murphy.

RSVP to Melissa at 413 717-3139 or to Information:

Pittsfield Coop Bank seminar for first-time homebuyers

The Pittsfield Cooperative Bank will hold a free seminar for first-time homebuyers from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 19 at its location at 70 South St.

Industry professionals will be on hand to answer questions about the process. Information/RSVP: Tim Kiely, 413 629-1625;

Organic skincare products featured in new company

Williamstown natives Jaycee Markovic and Christine Walsh have opened Berkshire Natural Beauty LLC, an organic skincare company.

Markovic is a cosmetologist with over 20 years of experience in skin, hair and nail care and most recently served as a state-registered cosmetology instructor.

Berkshire Natural Beauty uses combinations of ingredients such as blueberries and cranberries that are natural antioxidants.

It also offers body lotions, anti-aging cremes, aromatherapy bath crystals, face scrubs, and an all-natural heat gel to sooth sore muscles.

Information:;; 413 458-3535.


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