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Sunday January 13, 2013

Great Barrington:
Vendors sought
for trade show

The Southern Berkshire Chamber of Commerce is seeking vendors for its 2013 Business Information Trade Show, that is scheduled Tuesday, Feb. 26 at The Comfort Inn & Suites at 249 Stockbridge Road.

Cost per space is $50 for chamber members, and $150 for non-members (space size is 4 feet-by-10 feet).

The deadline to reserve is Friday, Jan. 25.

Information: www.southern; (413) 528-1560.

Industry assn. sets
forum on economy

Associated Industries of Massachusetts will hold an executive forum on Friday to discuss aspects of the 2013 state economy at the Westin Waltham-Boston Hotel in Waltham.

Three prominent economists and business executives will be available to answer questions. The forum takes place from 8 to 9:15 a.m.

The panel includes Jerry Sargent, president of Citizens Bank & RBS Citizens, Massachusetts; Katherine Kiel, professor of economics at the College of the Holy Cross; and Barry Bluestone, the dean of the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs at Northeastern University.


Patenaude heads
Cambridge bank

Wayne F. Patenaude, a former CFO and Treasurer of Berkshire Hills Bancorp and Berkshire Bank, has been named president and CEO of Cambridge Financial Group and the Cambridge Savings Bank in Cambridge.

Patenaude, who succeeds Robert M. Wilson, has served as Cambridge’s CFO and Treasurer since 2007. Wilson will remain with CSB as a member of its board of directors.


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