Business Briefs: Veteran jewelers retiring; closing Pittsfield store

Veteran jewelers retiring; closing store on North Street

After 36 years in the family business, the last six in Pittsfield, owners Herman and Gayle Rotenberg are closing Unusual Weddings Rings and More in the Crawford Square Building at 137 North St. A retirement/closing sale begins at 10 a.m. today.

Gayle Rotenberg's father, William Schifrin, who was born in Pittsfield in 1918, started the business in the famous Diamond District on 47th Street in New York City after returning from World War II.

After running the business in New York for 30 years, the Rotenbergs moved the store to the Berkshires six years ago as they prepared for long range retirement plans.

Capital matchmaking/business coaching event

The U.S. Small Business Administration, the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center, the Southern Berkshire Chamber of Commerce and Service Corps of Retired Executives will hold a capital matchmaking/business coaching event on Tuesday, May 3.

The event will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. at Crissey Farm, 426 Stockbridge Road.

It will follow a "speed coaching" format where entrepreneurs and business owners can meet up to six lenders and/or business services providers for 12 minutes each.

The event is free but reservations are required. Registration/information: Oreste Varela, 413-785-0484,


Fairview upgrades diagnostic radiology services

Fairview Hospital has upgraded its diagnostic radiology services with the recent installation of a GE Optima 64-slice CT scanner.

The new technology was built to provide higher standards of patient comfort and safety. It expands the range of options at Fairview.


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