Business Briefs: Pittsfield Farmers Market receives major sponsorship

Farmers Market receives major sponsorship from Blue Cross

The Downtown Pittsfield Farmers Market has received $10,000 from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts to support its efforts in fostering good eating habits, an active lifestyle and healthy environments.

The Downtown Pittsfield Farmers Market was founded on the belief that everyone in the community should have access to healthy food in a city where 50 percent of its inhabitants are considered to be low-income.

A year-round endeavor, the Pittsfield Farmers Market will hold its second indoor season in the Lighthouse of the Pittsfield Boys and Girls Club on the second Saturday of each month beginning in November and ending in April.


After hours event for young professionals at the Clark

"Clark After Hours", an event designed for young professionals, will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27 at the Clark Art Institute, 225 South St.

Tickets are $25. Those who register by Saturday, Oct. 22 can save $5. Live music will take place. Local food and spirits will be available. Ghost stories will take place in the galleries.

Registration:, 413 458-0524.

Regional insurance agent has national role in organization

Insurance agent Joseph P. Leahy of Northampton was recently installed as vice chairman of the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America.

Leahy is the co-founder of Leahy and Brown Insurance + Realty in Springfield. He served as chairman of the Massachusetts Association of Insurance Agents in 2005, and as chief of staff to Sen. Martin T. Reilly.


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