Business Briefs: Employee confidence weakens in June, AIM Index indicates

Employee confidence weakens in June, AIM Index indicates

A month of economic uncertainty punctuated by weak U.S. job growth and the United Kingdom's impending exit from the European Union drove Massachusetts employer confidence lower in June.

The Associated Industries of Massachusetts Business Confidence Index fell 1.6 points to 56.1.

At the same time, the confidence reading remained comfortably over the 50 mark that denotes an overall positive economic outlook.

Taken quarterly, confidence rose from 55.8 during the first three months of the year to 56.7 during April, May and June.


Berkshire County Arc opens 10th brain injury residence

Berkshire County Arc has opened its 10th residence for individuals with brain injuries this week.

Edgewood is located in Southwick. It is the fifth of Berkshire County Arc's 10 residences that is funded through an Acquired Brain Injury Waiver through the Department of Developmental Services.


1Berkshire holding Spark! creative networking event

A Spark! creative networking event will take place Thursday at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1032 South St. The hours are 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Admission is free. Information: Julia Dixon, 413-499-1600.

BEHOLD! New Lebanon ticket price reduction begins

BEHOLD! New Lebanon, a living museum of contemporary rural American life, has announced a simpler pricing structure that will result in lower prices for weekly programs.

Prices are now a flat $10 per program with 50 percent off for children ages 5-16. Children under 4 will be admitted free with an adult.

The new prices are effective immediately.


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