Business Briefs: Davis-Hassan to speak at RHABC meeting

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PITTSFIELD

Davis-Hassan to speak before RHABC

Barb Davis-Hassan, broker/owner of Barb Hassan Realty Inc., will speak when the Rental Housing Association of Berkshire County holds its monthly meeting tonight at Zucchini's Restaurant.

The meeting begins at 7 p.m., An optional dinner for $22 will be served at 6:30.

Davis-Hassan is a member of the RHABC's board of directors and and president of the Realtors Commercial Alliance of MA which chose her as their 2016 Realtor of the Year.

She will speak on today's renter and consumer trends cover the subjects on renter characteristics, and considerations; searching and shopping resources; long term renters; and rental selection and leasing factors.

RHABC is an organization beneficial to all landlords, whether they have single rental or multiple properties. Anyone interested in attending the meeting or joining RHABC should call 413 499-1330.

PITTSFIELD

Autism organization undergoes name change

Community Resource for People with Autism has changed its name to Autism Connections. The new name better reflects the mission of the 27-year-old autism center, according to director Karen Serra. The organization's new name went into effect on Monday.

Founded in 1989, Autism Connections is staffed by autism professionals and works closely with family members to provide a variety of services throughout Autism Centers in Pittsfield and Easthampton as well as family and individual supports through referrals by the Department of Developmental Services.

Information: AutismConnectsMA.org.

WILLIAMSTOWN

Berkshire-made cheese honored by Yankee Magazine

Tobasi, a cheese made by Cricket Creek Farm in Williamstown, is one of 10 foods from around New England that have received Yankee Magazine's Editors' Choice Awards for 2016. All of the award winners are featured in Yankee Magazine's November/December issue.

Created out of a desire to highlight locally made food products and their makers, the Yankee Editor's Choice Food Awards celebrate the quality and the variety of New England's food scene. This year's selections were made by Yankee Senior Food Editor Amy Traverso.

LEE

WAM Theatre to host 2017 Berkshire Leadership Summit

WAM Theatre will host the first pilot Berkshire Leadership Summit in October 2017. The event is for women aspiring to leadership positions in the nonprofit theatre in both artistic and operational tracks.

The summit will explore four areas that female theater professionals identified as main barriers to leadership: fundraising, producing, building relationships, and building awareness/creating opportunity.

Additional details will be announced by WAM Theatre in the coming months. They will be available at http:://www.wamtheatre.com/berkshire-leadership-summit-2017.


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