NORTH ADAMS — Five companies, all from the Berkshires, have been selected as the finalists for the Berkshire Intrapreneur Challenge, sponsored by small business accelerator Lever Inc. The finals will take place Sept. 23 on the first day of Lever’s two-day Innovation Summit at the Berkshire I…
BURLINGTON — The Massachusetts High Technology Council will hold its next COVID-19 Response Virtual Roundtable with a discussion on the delta variant at 3 p.m. Tuesday. The event will include an overview of new data presented by Dr. Dan Barouch of Barouch Laboratory and a panel discussion mo…
QUINCY — Stop & Shop has partnered with Volta Industries Inc. and will be installing five electric vehicle charging stations across its stores in the Northeast. Volta Industries is the parent company of Volta Charging, an industry leader in electric vehicle charging networks. These stati…
Lanesborough's first retail recreational marijuana store opens on July 30 after three years of planning and going through local and state permitting process. The store is in the former Lanesborough Super Market on North Main Street (Rt. 7) across from the Lanesborough police station. In addition to various cannabis products, the store will have works from local artists on display.
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PITTSFIELD — The sale of eight Berkshire Bank branches in New Jersey and Pennsylvania to Investors Bancorp moved one step closer to completion Monday when the transaction was approved by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. The acquisition, first announced in December, is expected to b…
A look back at the 100 years that shaped Wohrle’s Foods Inc., which began when John W. Wohrle — a meat cutter from Germany’s Black Forest region — first sold frankfurters, sausage and luncheon meats from a horse-drawn cart in Pittsfield in 1921. Today, the business spans four generations and boasts 100 years of feeding Pittsfield, and beyond, high-quality baby frankfurters and meats.
NBT Bank’s holding company posted net income of $40.3 million, or 92 cents per diluted share, for the three-month period that ended June 30.
BOSTON — The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center’s Angel Investor Tax Credit program is continuing to accept applications for its second round.
GREAT BARRINGTON — The nonprofit behavioral health agency Clinical & Support Options has opened a free family resource center in Great Barrington, inside the historic Whiting House at 141 West Ave.
The U.S. Small Business Administration is launching a streamlined application portal to allow borrowers with Paycheck Protection Program loans of $150,000 or less, through participating lenders, to apply for forgiveness directly through the SBA.
The Pittsfield Suns didn't re-enter the Futures Collegiate Baseball League until a month before the current season started, but the team's new general manager Sander Stotland got the team ready to play in just 26 days. Stotland explains how in this week's executive spotlight.
While every dog might have its day, some dogs have decades.
For nearly 80 of its 100 years in business, Wohrle’s Foods has maintained a single bestseller. It’s a smoked, 4¼-inch-long, part-beef, part-pork frankfurter stuffed in a natural casing, hand-twisted, hand-tied and weighing about an ounce.
It’s a Pittsfield classic, born and bred.
When the national membership-only warehouse chain BJ’s Wholesale Club opened in 2011 off Hubbard Avenue in Pittsfield, many believed BJ’s would make it increasingly more difficult for a certain independent, family-run food warehouse at the outer reaches of East Street to endure.
Yet, 10 years later, Wohrle’s Food Warehouse endures.
SPRINGFIELD — Brian Kennedy has been named executive director of Springfield Diocesan Cemeteries, which oversees 10 diocesan cemeteries and two mausoleums, and advises and assists on 42 parochial cemeteries throughout the four counties of Western Massachusetts.
BENNINGTON, Vt. — Doctors Norr Hashem and Shellie Burdick, both family medicine physicians, have joined Southwestern Vermont Medical Center’s Pownal campus and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Putnam Physicians.
GREAT BARRINGTON — Dr. Gray Ellrodt has joined the board of trustees of Volunteers in Medicine Berkshires.
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STOCKBRIDGE — The Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health has expanded its board of trustees by adding five new members: Nariah Broadus, Bruce Dixon, Karen DeTemple, Darius Naigamwalla and Priti Tanna.
GREAT BARRINGTON — Don Eaton, of Stockbridge, and Joe Grachmal, of Great Barrington, recently were elected to serve three-year terms on the Community Development Corp. of South Berkshire’s board of directors.
Adams Community Bank announces plans to reorganize its business model and open new branches in Great Barrington and Pittsfield.
GREAT BARRINGTON — Nonprofit behavioral health agency Clinical & Support Options has opened a free Family Resource Center in Great Barrington inside the historic Whiting House at 141 West Avenue. The center provides free support services to any family with children aged 0–18. The Great B…
PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Bank’s holding company increased its earnings per share during the second quarter, but a ratings firm believes the company’s earnings are likely to trend downward for the rest of 2021.