MassEcon lauds Tanglewood, Berkshire Food Co-op for community impact

Tanglewood and Berkshire Food Co-op are scheduled to receive awards for their "exceptional economic impact" in the Berkshires later this month.The Boston Symphony Orchestra's summer home in Lenox has …

Elliott Greenblott | Fraud Watch: For scammers, senior population is 'where the money is' From the 1920s to the 1950s, Willie Sutton was one of the most successful criminals in the United States. As one of the FBI's 10 Most Wanted, Sutton made over $2 million in illegal bank withdrawals …
Secrets of a Black Friday Shopper My husband and I have a Thanksgiving routine. Before the family arrives or the turkey is carved, we gather in the living room. As Christmas music plays in the background, he turns on his laptop, and …
What's on the Agenda: Nov. 11-15 TUESDAY Small business basics workshopGreylock Federal Credit Union presents its next Member Educational Series forum — with speaker Kevin Kinne, an attorney with Cohen Kinne Valicenti Cook …
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Bill Schmick | The Independent Investor: Do you know your fringe benefits details?

Most of us know to the penny how much we made last paycheck, but how many of us know the details of our fringe benefits? Not many, I suspect, and that is a big mistake.Retirement benefits are …

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Allen Harris: Why is my competition always one step ahead of me?

Business is good, but it could be better. It's not so much the economy or consumer demand that could make it better. The problem is that your competition is eating your lunch. You need an advantage. …

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Executive Spotlight: Heather Boulger, executive director of MassHire Berkshire Workforce Board

PITTSFIELD — Heather Boulger was the first member of her family to graduate from college. The North Adams native originally wanted to be a teacher, but gravitated toward workforce development …

Executive Spotlight: Joseph 'Joe' McGovern, CEO, Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires PITTSFIELD — Joseph "Joe" McGovern has a deep affinity for the Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires. He first joined the club when he was nine, worked there as a teenager and developed a …
Executive Spotlight: John Reynolds, veterinarian and owner of Pittsfield Veterinary Hospital, Shaker Hill Pet Resort PITTSFIELD — John Reynolds might be a veterinarian, but he grew up in a family in Wayne, N.J., that never owned a dog or a cat. When he was a junior in high school, Reynolds read a book on …
Executive Spotlight: Alfred Enchill, co-owner of Elegant Stitches, Pittsfield PITTSFIELD — Growing up in Ghana, Alfred Enchill's dream was to become a lawyer and work as a diplomat at the United Nations, but life had other plans.
Executive Spotlight: Gwendolyn Hampton VanSant Gwendolyn Hampton VanSant didn't take a direct route to the Berkshires. She was born in Philly. Her father was an engineer in the Navy, so they moved often. Still, something in the Berkshires was calling her, VanSant said. Perhaps it was the ghost of W.E.B. Du Bois?
Executive Spotlight: Main Street Hospitality Group CEO Sarah Eustis It might seem odd now, but in 1968 The Red Lion Inn was struggling so much that there was talk of replacing it with a gas station ... 
Executive Spotlight: Luke Marion, owner and operator of Otto's Uncorked and Red Apple Butchers PITTSFIELD — Luke Marion once studied computational biology at Rochester Institute of Technology. But his career in higher education was interrupted when he received an offer that he couldn't …
Executive Spotlight: Gerard E. 'Jerry' Burke PITTSFIELD — In 1984, a for-profit Berkshire-based school for students with mental and emotional issues ran into financial problems and was taken over by the state.Avalon School, founded in …
Executive Spotlight: Kay McMahon, co-owner EduKaytion Golf, golf instructor It might seem difficult, but learning how to swing a golf club properly isn't as hard as it looks. The key to mastering the proper form lies in the method of instruction, says Kay McMahon, a former …
Executive Spotlight: Scott Kirchner, Mad Macs Co-owner/president and director of operations PITTSFIELD — Scott Kirchner has a hobby and a career. He has used one to create a successful business, and the other to maintain his creativity.Kirchner is the co-owner of Mad Macs of …
Executive Spotlight: Jonathan Butler, CEO of 1Berkshire PITTSFIELD — Jonathan Butler is a millennial, the age group that the Berkshires are seeking to attract. The Cheshire native grew up in the Berkshires, graduated from high school in 2000, then …
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Executive Spotlight: Vassilios 'Vasso' Stamatkos, co-owner of The Clip Shop Grand Salon and Day Spa PITTSFIELD — Vassilios "Vasso" Stamatkos got his first glimpses of America when post-World War II aid workers traveled to his village in Greece and when relatives sent him clothes from the …
Executive Spotlight: Ken Singer, CEO Berkshire County Arc When the Berkshire County Association for Retarded Citizens opened its first group home, in 1971, the agency was located in a small office building on Wendell Avenue. It had three …
Executive Spotlight: Larry Hazzard, president of Berkshire Life Insurance Co. PITTSFIELD — Not many of the Berkshires' storied businesses have local roots as deep as the Berkshire Life Insurance Co.The firm, founded as the Berkshire Mutual Life Insurance Co. in 1851, a …
Executive Spotlight: Laurie Norton Moffatt, Norman Rockwell Museum CEO Laurie Norton Moffatt was majoring in art history at Connecticut College in 1977 when she did a summer internship at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge. She didn't know much about one of …
Executive Spotlight: Gary Johnson, chairman of the Johnson Dealerships of Pittsfield PITTSFIELD — For Gary Johnson, chairman of the Johnson dealerships of Pittsfield, selling and repairing motor vehicles is more than an occupation. It's a way of life. It also was a way of life …
Executive Spotlight: Main Street Hospitality Group CEO Sarah Eustis It might seem odd now, but in 1968 The Red Lion Inn was struggling so much that there was talk of replacing it with a gas station ... 
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PITTSFIELDBissell named top CEO by credit union groupGreylock Federal Credit Union CEO/President John Bissell has been named CEO of the Year by the Cooperative Credit Union Association, which brings … more
WILLIAMSTOWN — Julia Bowen founded the Berkshire's lone charter school in 2004 when the idea of even having one here was extremely controversial. But the idea paid off. Earlier this year, … more
PITTSFIELD — The Jewish Women's Foundation of the Berkshires recently awarded grants totaling $40,000 to 16 local organizations. The investments fall in two priority areas identified … more
PITTSFIELD  — 1Berkshire will hold its monthly entrepreneurial meetup Nov. 26 at the Berkshire Innovation Center. The hours are 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Admission is free. … more
GREAT BARRINGTON — Pet Valu is holding its eighth annual "Thanks for Giving" collection drive to gather donations of pet food and supplies for homeless animals in its local communities through … more
PITTSFIELD — Attorney Kevin Kinne of the Pittsfield law firm Cohen Kinne Valicenti and Cook will be the featured speaker Tuesday when Greylock Federal Credit Union holds its next member … more
SHEFFIELD — BerkShares will hold its annual meeting and Entry to Entrepreneurship Showcase from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 20 at Dewey Hall in Sheffield. BerkShares members are asked to renew … more
GREAT BARRINGTON — The Nonprofit Center of the Berkshires will host two regional meet and greet sessions this week for both members and prospective members to learn more about the … more
PITTSFIELD  — J, Williar "Bill" Dunlaevy, of Lenox, has been elected chairman of both Berkshire Hills Bancorp's board of directors and Berkshire Bank, effective Dec. 1. Berkshire … more

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