Lee Chamber presents awards

The Lee Chamber of Commerce presented several awards at its annual meeting/banquet which took place Nov. 14 at Greenock Country Club.

Lee Hardware and Locker Room Sports Pub were named corporate citizens of the year and received their awards from Paula Gangell-Miller of Lee Bank and Brice Singer of Devonfield Inn.

Paperdilly/Lee Picture Framing was honored for lifetime achievement. The award was presented by Rachel Portnoy of Chez Nous Bistro.

Lee Recycling Committee was named volunteer of the year. The award was presented by Holly Chaffee of Porchlight/VNA Home Care.


Pirsig named BSC's Director of Advancement

Ashley Pirsig has joined Barrington Stage Company as its new director of advancement, according to BSC.

She previously served as director of development at Flat Rock Playhouse in North Carolina, and as assistant director of development for the Virginia Stage Company in Norfolk, Va. Pirsig has also worked in marketing and development for Dallas Black Dance Theatre, Lyric Stage in Texas, and for the Huntington Theatre Company in Boston,

Pirsig holds a BFA in musical theatre from Emerson College and an MBA and masters degree in arts management from Southern Methodist University.


BFAIR begins annual campaign

Berkshire Family & Individual Resources Inc. has kicked off its fifth annual giving campaign. This year's theme is "ONE Mission. ONE Community. One Cause." The campaign runs through February.

BFAIR offers assistance to adults living with developmental disabilities, children with autism, elders in their homes, and men and women who have an acquired brain injury by providing services in their facilities, in individual homes, and in businesses throughout the Berkshires.

Those interested in learning more about BFAIR or making a tax-deductible donation to the campaign can visit www.bfair.org.


Salisbury Bank collecting gifts for children

Salisbury Bank has begun its annual "We Believe" program to provide gifts for children during the holiday season. New, unwrapped gifts for girls and boys ages up the mid-teens can be dropped off at any Salisbury Bank office through Dec. 16.

Gift ideas include, but are not limited to, sports equipment and balls; books; board games; hand-held electronic games; backpacks; building sets; craft kits; purses; and cosmetics. Gift cards to local retailers are also welcome.

Salisbury Bank's three Berkshire branches are located in Great Barrington, Sheffield and South Egremont.


Pine Cone Hill customer appreciation event

The Outlet @Pine Cone Hill will hold a customer appreciation event from Dec. 10 to Dec. 18 at its brick and mortar store at 125 Pecks Road. Each customer can choose one stocking stuffer "prize" for discounts of 25-to-50 percent, or free product including scarves, throws and robes.