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ADAMS — Lisa Trybus has joined Adams Community Bank as senior vice president of retail lending, and Peter “Pete” Mirante has joined as vice president of commercial lending.

PITTSFIELD — Maria Rundle has been a big-city union organizer, a small-town school committee member, the development director for a residential therapeutic facility in the Berkshires and an instructor in an alternative education program at a public school in Ithaca, N.Y.

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President Joe Biden recently announced the American Families Plan. Biden proposes paying for the AFP by increasing the capital gains tax rate from 23.8 percent to 43.4 percent (including a surtax) for households earning more than $1 million per year.

PITTSFIELD — Melissa Helm recently was named board president of the Berkshire Coalition for Suicide Prevention, replacing Lee Watroba, who announced this year that she was stepping down from that position, after three years of service.

PITTSFIELD — Bryan E. House has been appointed to Greylock Federal Credit Union’s volunteer Supervisory Committee by the financial institution’s board of directors. He replaces Angelo Borsello, who recently left the committee.

It has been the best quarterly earnings season in a long time. More than 87 percent of companies that have reported thus far have beat earnings estimates. That is a record, and investors celebrated.

PITTSFIELD — Berkshire County Arc has raised more than $30,000 for its annual campaign to provide needed technology and recreational items for its programs in Western Massachusetts. The agency runs four-day programs and 43 residential programs in addition to several other services in Berkshi…

PITTSFIELD — Due to technical issues on Thursday, Downtown Pittsfield Inc. was unable to hold its annual meeting, and the meeting has now been rescheduled for May 13. The meeting will take place on Zoom at noon.

PITTSFIELD — 1Berkshire has added three more sessions to its virtual “Business Boost” series of webinars that began May 3. They include “Managing Your Business Finances" on June 14; “Family Business Succession Planning” on June 28; and “Local Supply Chain Development” on July 26. All three s…

PITTSFIELD — 1Berkshire will hold a virtual town hall that will focus on the museum experience in the Berkshires at 10 a.m. May 14. The panelists will include Sue Killam, the deputy director of the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art; Olivier Meslay, the director of The Clark Art Instit…

BOSTON — Business confidence was virtually unchanged during April even as the Massachusetts economy surged with business re-openings, federal stimulus money and widespread distribution of COVID vaccines.

NBT Bancorp Inc., NBT Bank’s holding company, reported net income of $39.8 million, or 91 cents per diluted common share, for the three-month period ending March 31. Net income has increased $5.7 million from the previous quarter primarily due to lower provision for loan losses and branch op…

NORTH ADAMS — Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts has received a $28,000 grant from the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education which recently announced a slate of $1.7 million in grants for the state’s public colleges. These grants fund initiatives that help colleges work toward raci…

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BURLINGTON — The Massachusetts High Technology Council will present a webinar, “The Employer’s Role in Vaccinations,” at 10 a.m. Friday. It is part of MHTC’s Reimagining the Future of Work after COVID-19 series.

GREAT BARRINGTON — The Berkshire Community Land Trust will hold a workshop on equitable land access in the Berkshires, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, via Zoom. People ages 15 to 30 are invited to participate.

PITTSFIELD — Downtown Pittsfield Inc. will hold its annual meeting at noon Thursday, via Zoom.

PITTSFIELD — The deadline to register for Entrepreneurship for All's "Welcome Back Tourism" pitch contest is Thursday. The contest will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. May 20, via  Zoom.

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