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Pittsfield: Greylock names senior VP and CFO

John T. Knierim has been named senior vice president and chief financial officer of the Greylock Federal Credit Union, the financial institution has announced. He replaces outgoing CFO John S. Rys, who is retiring following 10 years of service with Greylock.

Knierim began his banking career 28 years ago with The Milford, Mass., National Bank and Trust Co. as a loan officer after graduating from the State University of New York at Binghamton with a bachelor's degree in economics.

His accomplishments and extensive operating experience includes working within the disciplines of strategic planning, finance, accounting, investment portfolio management, consulting and service as a liaison with federal and state regulators and banking compliance auditors. Knierim is a Level lll candidate in the Chartered Financial Analyst Program at the CFA Institute, formerly the Association for Investment Management and Research.

Knierim plays the piano, enjoys hiking and is active in his home town in eastern Massachusetts.

Pittsfield: Tyler Street business group to meet

The Tyler Street Business Group will hold its next business group meeting Tuesday at the Pittsfield Economic Development Authority's administration building on 81 Kellogg St. The hours are 5:30 to 7 p.m.

The group's goal is to provide focus and leadership toward creating and supporting a vibrant Tyler Street business district for the benefit of residents and visitors. The group is currently planning the 4th Annual Discover Tyler Street event scheduled this summer on Saturday, July 27.

Information:;; Diane Marcella, (413) 448-6257;

Pittsfield: Sale to benefit immigrant center

Goodwill Industries of the Berkshires will hold a shopping day at its store on 457 Dalton Ave. on Saturday, April 20 for the Berkshire Immigrant Center.

Ten percent of the proceeds from each purchase will go directly to the BIC. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For information about the Berkshire Immigrant Center, visit


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