Business Briefs: Bissell joins fight against workplace stigma in the Berkshires

Bissell joins fight against workplace stigma in Berkshires

Greylock Federal Credit Union President and CEO John Bissell has become the first CEO in Berkshire County to sign on to CEOs Against Stigma, a statewide workplace campaign created by the Massachusetts chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

CEOs Against Stigma is designed to create a stigma-free workplace by changing misconceptions about mental illness to people and speak freely about the conditions that affect them and their families.

By signing the pledge, Bissell promises to promote a stigma-free environment by encouraging more dialogue about mental health conditions, providing information to both managers and employees to keep them better informed, and bringing NAMI's In Our Own Voice presentations into the workplace.


Samsonite latest retailer to join Lee Premium Outlets

Luggage retailer Samsonite has recently opened a store at the Lee Premium Outlets. Meanwhile, Destination Maternity and Anugraha Brows have opened in time for the holiday season.

Destination Maternity will be open through Dec. 31.


Williams, CET honored by state green building council

Williams College and the Center for EcoTechnology in Pittsfield were recently honored with Green Giant Program Awards by the U.S. Green Building Council Massachusetts West Branch Chapter.

Amy Johns, the director of the Zilkha Center for Environmental Initiative at the Class of 1966 Environmental Center at Williams College was selected the winner in the owner category.

Mark Newey of CET was the winner in the trades category. Mike Sadlow of Allegrone Construction and CET's Jamie Cahillane were nominated in the trades category.


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