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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…

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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. 

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. 

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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.

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.

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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 — 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…

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