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Lenox: Chamber Nite event set at Kemble Inn

The Berkshire Chamber of Commerce will host its monthly Chamber Nite event on Wednesday, Dec. 19 at The Kemble Inn, 2 Kemble St. Networking takes place from 5 to 7 p.m.

Limited parking is available on site. Additional parking is available at Ventfort Hall, a short walk from the inn. Tobi's Limo will also be on hand to help those who would like to take a shuttle to and from the event.

Chamber Nite events are open exclusively to Berkshire Chamber members and their employees. To register, visit; call (413) 499-4000, ext. 126; or email

Boston: Free medical training for veterans

A one-day training session for participants in the Massachusetts Medical Technology Veterans (MassMVP) program for U.S. military veterans who reside in Massachusetts will be held on Feb. 14 at UMass-Boston.

Veterans or anyone who knows a veteran that is interested in participating can apply at by Jan. 15. Participation in the program is free. Any person or company that is interested in being a mentor should contact Beth Nicklas at for more information.

The MassMVP program is a collaboration between the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, MassMEDIC and the International Center for Professional Development. Through MassMVP, up to 50 state military veterans will be provided with training and networking opportunities within the medical device and diagnostic industry sectors. The goal is to provide veterans with access to employment opportunities in the medical device sectors.

Gt. Barrington: TP Saddleblanket launches site

The TP Saddleblanket Store at 304 Main St. has launched an online retail website at A selection of apparel and gifts are available for purchase.

Information, contact Jane A. Wright at (413) 528-6500 or

Springfield: EMT training program is offered

Springfield Technical College will be offering an Emergency Medical (EMT) Training Program during the winter semester.

Applications are currently being accepted for day and evening classes that begin on Jan. 7. To enroll, call (413) 725-4225, or go to


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