Networking events, workshops and seminars for the month of June are listed below. Have an upcoming business event you'd like to see here? Send it to email@example.com.
The Lenox Chamber of Commerce holds its Business After Hours event on Tuesday, June 2, at 5:30 p.m., at Lance Bermeulen's Real Estate, 38 Church St., Lenox. Wine, beer, soft drinks and hors d'oeuvers will be served. For more information, call 413-637-0006.
Berkshire Business and Professional Women will meet on Monday, June 7, at Jae's Spice, North Street, Pittsfield. The meeting will include the awarding of scholarships to nine Berkshire County working women to assist them in furthering their education. The meeting also will include the installation of the new officers for the group, including new president Chris Schaefer. There also will be a short presentation by the Lenox Fitness Center and Spa on its services.
Networking begins at 5:30 p.m., with dinner and the program to follow at 6. The cost is $28; reservations are required. For more information and reservations, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Southern Berkshire Chamber of Commerce will hold a Business After Hours event on Thursday, June 10 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at McCormick, Murtagh & Marcus, 390 Main St., Great Barrington. RSVP to email@example.com.
The Lenox Chamber of Commerce will hold an unconventional networking event on Monday, June 14 to welcome new member Berkshire Horseback. Attendees of the event, to be held at Aspinwall Stables from 6 to 8 p.m., will get the chance to ride horseback (wear long pants and appropriate footwear) into the sunset. There will be cocktails and treats; call 413-637-3646 for more information and to RSVP.
Also on June 14, Lenox Town Hall will host a "Greening Your Business" workshop from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in its auditorium. The seminar is sponsored by the Lenox Chamber of Commerce, the Southern Berkshire Chamber of Commerce, the Berkshire Chamber of Commerce, Lenox unplugged campaign, USDA, RDA and the Center for Ecological Technology (CET) and will be led by Jamie Cahillane, director of Recycling Services and Nancy Nylen, associate director of CET. The seminar will focus on topics including waste prevention, reduction, recycling, water and energy conservation and renewable. Case studies of local businesses who have "greened up" will be discussed.
In addition, there will be an Environmentally Preferred Products Vendor Fair. Light fare and beverages will be served. Those who wish to attend must register by Wednesday, June 9. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call Jamie or Natalie at CET at 413-445-4556 (ext. 14 or 30). The fee to attend the seminar is $25 and may be paid by cash or check made out to the Center for Ecological Technology. Members of the Chambers of Commerce are offered a reduced price of $20. Payment should be made out to CET before June 9 and may be mailed to: CET, Attn: Jamie Cahillane, 112 Elm St., Pittsfield, MA 01201.
On Tuesday, June 15, starting at 5:15 pm, Pittsfield Green Drinks will meet at Mission Bar and Tapas, 438 North St. The meeting, sponsored by Berkshire Environmental Action Team (BEAT) and the Center for Ecological Technology (CET), will be an informal gathering, open to everyone with any environmental interest. ("The drinks aren't green, but our conversations are.")
For more information about Pittsfield Green Drinks, contact Jamie Cahillane at CET (413-445-4556 ext. 14) or Jane Winn at BEAT (email@example.com or 413-230-7321).
The Southern Berkshire Chamber of Commerce is holding the networking event "Let's Connect," geared toward young professionals, on Tuesday, June 15 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Route 7 Grill, Great Barrington. There will be free hors d’oeuvres, and one free beer. Preference will be given to employees of chamber members; RSVP before June 11 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Wednesday, June 16, Sugar Hill Retirement Community, 45 Main St., Dalton, will host a Chamber Night for all Berkshire Chamber of Commerce businesses and their employees. The event, catered by Mazzeo's and Ken Almgren, executive chef at Sugar Hill, is from 5 to 7 p.m. Tours of the historical retirement community will be available. Be sure to bring your business card to be entered into the drawing for tickets to an upcoming Colonial Theatre performance. Registration by June 11 is strongly encouraged; contact the Berkshire Chamber at 413-499-4000 or 413-663-3735.
The Berkshire Visitors Bureau will have a Tourism Talkback on Thursday, June 24 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Mt. Greylock Visitors Center, 30 Rockwell Road, Lanesborough. The topic will be health and recreation. The event is free and open to all businesses in Berkshire County. Call 413-743-4500 for more information.
Also on June 24, Berkshire Green will hold a networking event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Hancock Shaker Village, 1843 Housatonic St., Pittsfield. Appetizers and a cash bar will be provided; there also will be guest speakers and door prizes. Reservations are not required; call 413-274-1122 for more information.
Pittsfield's The Morningside Initiative is hosting a Tyler Street Business Group meeting on Tuesday, June 29 at 5:30 p.m. at the Pittsfield Economic Development Authority office, 81 Kellogg St. The purpose of the meeting is to support the business community on Tyler Street and Dalton Avenue and give them a voice in shaping the future of their community by helping promote its positive attributes, while increasing quality of life. City Councilors will be in attendance to answer questions. The meeting is open to anyone on Tyler Street and Dalton Avenue. The Morningside Initiative’s mission is to preserve and restore the integrity of the neighborhood and empower residents.
The Berkshire Chamber of Commerce will host a Good News Business Salute on Wednesday, June 30 from 7:45 to 9 a.m. at Berkshire Hills Country Club, 500 Benedict Road, Pittsfield. The cost to attend is $25 for Berkshire Chamber members and $35 for nonmembers and includes a breakfast buffet.
June’s “good news” salutees include Hancock Shaker Village, Berkshire Art Association, Mountain One Financial Partners, and Gentiva Home Care. Randy Christensen, Senior Environmental Scientist at Stantec will serve as the keynote speaker and will discuss the steps related to the Pittsfield Municipal Airport. Ryan Melle, IT Project Manager at Berkshire Bank, will serve as the event’s emcee. To register, visit www.berkshirechamber.com, call 413-499-4000, ext. 26, or email email@example.com.
Greylock Federal Credit Union will host A Business After Hours Night from 5 to 7 at 445 Main St. for members of the Williamstown Chamber of Commerce. Hors d'oeuvres and cocktails will be served. Greylock Federa; membership is open to anyone who lives, works, attends school, worships or regularly conducts business in Berkshire County. More information is available online at www.greylock.org.
Reservations are requested. Contact the Chamber office at 413-458-9077 or firstname.lastname@example.org.