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Pittsfield: Chamber hosts career fair on April 11

The Berkshire Chamber of Commerce will host the 2013 Berkshire Career Fair on Thursday, April 11 at Berkshire Hills Country Club, 500 Benedict Road.

The event is open to the general public between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring copies of their resumes.

More than 40 companies participated in last year's career affair offering an array of job opportunities that ranged from entry level to high-level management positions. A total of 37 employers had registered for this year's event as of Wednesday.

The career fair is still accepting exhibitors. Businesses may choose between 6-foot and 8-foot tables, each with skirting. Prices for Berkshire Chamber members are $99 for the 6-foot table or $125 for the 8-foot table. Non-member prices are $150 for a six-foot table or $180 for the 8-foot table.

For more information or to reserve a spot, please contact Christine Hoyt at (413) 499-4000, ext. 126 or

Pittsfield: Chamber, career center offer workshops

The Berkshire Chamber of Commerce, in association with the BerkshireWorks Career Center, is offering a series of workshops to prepare exhibitor and job seekers for this year's Berkshire Career Fair.

"Social Media Tips and Techniques for Your Job Search" will take place from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Friday. Job Club, "Tips for Career Fair Success," takes place from 1 to 2 p.m. on Monday.

Both workshops will take place at the BerkshireWorks Career Center on 160 North St. They are free and open to the public.

Registration:; (413) 499-2220, ext. 110.

Pittsfield: Lisa Lewis is Zonta Club guest speaker

Lisa Lewis, the marketing director for Miss Hall's School, will be the guest speaker when the Zonta Club of Pttsfield meets on Monday at Mazzeo's Ristorante on 1015 South St.

Lewis will present a documentary, "A Seat at the Table," that was made by Miss Hall's students.

The event starts at 5 p.m. It will include a brief networking time, a business meeting, then the guest speaker followed by dinner.

Zonta International is a worldwide service organization working to advance the status of women. Guests are welcome at all meetings, but reservations are required for dinner.

Information:; or friend the organization on Facebook at Zonta Club of Berkshire County.


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