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Big Y has new senior manager of procurement

Colin M. D'Amour recently was appointed senior manager of procurement within Big Y's Real Estate and Development team.

D'Amour is the grandson of Big Y's co-founder and the son of its current president and CEO. He began working for Big Y when he was 14 and has held several positions.

In 2007, D'Amour served in the Marine Corps as a second lieutenant and then captain. He later was deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

When he returned to Big Y, he worked as store director in Pittsfield and Lee before being selected last year as a corporate center store sales manager.

In his new role, D'Amour will manage all aspects of purchasing and equipment buying for Big Y and evaluate expansion opportunities.

D'Amour is a graduate of Boston College and a highly decorated veteran.

Big Y Foods is one of the largest independently owned supermarket chains in New England. Big Y operates in 80 locations with over 11,000 employees.

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Two Pittsfield Cooperative Bank employees receive promotions

Heather Archibald has been promoted to assistant treasurer and Steve Rogers will serve as assistant vice president/branch manager for Pittsfield Cooperative Bank.

Archibald has worked for Pittsfield Cooperative Bank since 1995, most recently as senior accountant. Archibald holds a bachelor's degree from The College of New Rochelle and an MBA from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. She also attended the New England School for Financial Studies at Babson College.

Rogers also is a graduate of MCLA. Before his new role, Rogers was a customer service representative and branch manager. He now will manage the bank's Dalton Avenue branch.

Jay Anderson, president and CEO of Pittsfield Cooperative Bank, referred to Rogers and Archibald as "trusted and familiar faces" in the community.

The Pittsfield Cooperative Bank was established in 1889 and has four branches in the Berkshires.

Berkshire County Arc hires clinical director

Williamstown native Christopher Peltier has been named clinical director at Berkshire County Arc, a new position that oversees the behavioral and nursing staff for BCArc programs.

Most recently, Peltier worked for 10 years at the Amherst Public Schools as a behavior analyst and autism specialist. Before that, Peltier worked as the director of family support and children's services for the United Arc of Franklin & Hampshire Counties; served as the clinical coordinator for Mentor Clinical Care in Northampton; and was residential coordinator for Meridian Associates in Belchertown.

He attended Gordon College in Wenham and earned a master's degree from Duke University. Peltier is a nationally board-certified behavior analyst and certified special education teacher.

Peltier will oversee all clinical services that include supporting more than 40 residential programs and several day programs.

Berkshire County Arc, founded in 1954, provides a broad range of community-based services to 1,000-plus individuals with developmental disabilities, brain injuries and autism throughout Berkshire and Hampden counties.


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