Business Briefs: Johnson Dealerships receives Boraski Philanthropy Award

Johnson Dealerships receives Boraski Philanthropy Award

Gary Johnson and The Johnson Dealerships received the 2016 Ruth P. and Nicholas Boraski Leaders in Philanthropy Award recently at Berkshire United Way's 2016 Greylock Society Reception at Cranwell Spa & Golf Resort.

Berkshire United Way created the award in 2005 to honor the individual, couple or group, who, by their personal example as well as financial commitment have demonstrated their dedication to improving the quality of life for everyone in the community regardless of their means.

The Johnson Dealership — the oldest-family owned dealership in Western Massachusetts — is celebrating its 100th year in business this year.


United Way seeking applications for food, shelter

The Berkshire United Way, the local administrator of Phase 33 Emergency Food and Shelter Program assistance, is seeking applications from Berkshire organizations for that funding.

The National Board recently awarded Berkshire County $60,604 in Phase 33 EFSP assistance, which is administered through the Berkshire United Way.

Local organizations chosen to receive funds must be voluntary nonprofits with a voluntary board or units of government.

Applications must be submitted online and are due by midnight on Monday, July 25. They are available at

Tasha Yoga studio celebrates relocation on Monday

Tasha Yoga will hold a reception on Monday to celebrate its new location at 20 Spring St. The reception begins at 7:45 p.m. following an all-level yoga class at 6. The celebration coincides with the summer solstice.


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