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Pittsfield: Irwin Jr. is named Adelson & Co. director

David M. Irwin Jr. has been named a shareholder and director in Adelson & Co., a full-service accounting firm with offices in both Pittsfield and Great Barrington, according to senior partner Richard LaFleche.

In recognition of both Irwin's appointment and the company's 75th anniversary, the firm officially changed its name back to Adelson & Co. on Jan. 1. It had formerly been known as Adelson, Moynihan Kowalczyk PC. A Certified Public Accountant, Irwin has been with Adelson since 2001.

He earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 2001. In 2008, Irwin was promoted to manager of the company's nonprofit and government audit department and is currently a director in that department.

He resides in Pittsfield with his wife, Erin, and their three children.

Lenox: Speak-off set for young professionals

Berkshire Business & Professional Women has scheduled a speak-off among the competitors in its Young Careerist Competition for its dinner meeting on Monday, Feb. 4 at Cranwell Resort.

The competitors will be interviewed by a panel of judges beforehand and will speak to the group on a topic related to working women. Networking takes place from 5:30 to 6 p.m., followed by the dinner/speaker portion of the program from 6 to 8 p.m. The cost is $35 per person. RSVP is required by Thursday, Jan. 31. Registration:

Great Barrington: Mandel gets volunteer award

Retired doctor Matthew B. Mandel has been selected as the recipient of the 2013 Jack B. McConnell, MD, Award for Excellence in Volunteerism, which is presented by the American Medical Association Foundation in association with Pfizer, Inc..

The award recognizes the work of senior physicians who provide treatment to U.S. patients who lack access to health care. Mandel will be honored at the association's Excellence in Medicine Awards dinner on Monday, Feb. 11 in Washington, DC. He is being recognized for his work in helping to establish and recruit volunteers for the Volunteers In Medicine Berkshires free clinic in Great Barrington, which will receive a $2,500 grant in conjunction with the award.

Mandel was also recognized by the Massachusetts Medical Society as its 2012 Senior Volunteer Physician of the Year.


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