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Five Berkshire restaurants owned by women receive grants

Frankie's sign

Five restaurants in Berkshire County that are owned by women, including Frankie’s Ristorante in Lenox, are among 80 eateries statewide that each has received $5,000 grants from the Massachusetts Conference for Women, a nonprofit dedicated to advancing women in the workplace.

Truc Orient Express building

Truc Orient Express in West Stockbridge has received $5,000 grants from the Massachusetts Conference for Women, a nonprofit dedicated to advancing women in the workplace.

BOSTON — Five restaurants in Berkshire County that are owned by women are among 80 eateries statewide that each has received $5,000 grants from the Massachusetts Conference for Women, a nonprofit dedicated to advancing women in the workplace.

People sit outside at Renee's Diner in North Adams

This is the second consecutive year the Massachusetts Conference for Women has awarded grants to restaurants owned by women.

The Berkshire recipients are Freight Yard Pub and Renee’s Diner in North Adams; Frankie’s Ristorante in Lenox; Truc Orient Express in West Stockbridge; and Crisp in Williamstown.

This is the second consecutive year the Massachusetts Conference for Women has awarded grants to restaurants owned by women. It previously distributed $330,000 to help restaurants pay rent and employees, adapt their business model, or meet other restaurant needs.

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