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July Business Events
By: Staff Reports On: 11:39AM / Wednesday June 29, 2011
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Networking events, workshops and seminars for the month of July are listed below. Got an upcoming business event? Send it to info@iberkshires.com.

The Consulting Alliance will hold a lunch meeting on Friday, July 8, from 11:30 to 2 at Wolferts Roost Country Club, 120 Van Rensselaer Blvd., Menands, N.Y. The meeting program "Speed Networking for New Connections" features Peter Coombs, principal of FRONTLINE Training. Coombs will lead a speed-networking exercise during which participants will meet and present themselves to one another in order to expand business connections.

The cost is $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers; guests and prospective members are invited to attend. Reservations are required and can be made to 518-434-0489 or info@consultingalliance.org.

The Southern Berkshire Chamber of Commerce is holding a Business After Hours event on Thursday, July 14, at Great Barrington Bagel Co., 777 S. Main St., Great Barrington, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. RSVP to sbcc@rnetworx.com or 413-528-1510.

Berkshire Young Professionals will have its next networking social at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, 1000 Main St. (Route 2), Williamstown, on Thursday, July 14, from 5 to 7 p.m. Admission is free for BYP cardholders and $5 for others. Register here.

On Wednesday, July 20, the Berkshire Chamber of Commerce will hold a "Chamber Nite" event, sponsored by The Pittsfield Cooperative Bank, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the newly opened Balance Rock Investment Group, 92 Elm St., Pittsfield. Complimentary hors d'oevres will be served. Bring business cards to enter into the door prize drawing. Registration is open to members only; register here.



     
June Business Events
By: Staff Reports On: 10:52AM / Monday May 30, 2011
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Networking events, workshops and seminars for the month of June are listed below. Got an upcoming business event? Send it to info@iberkshires.com.

The Southern Berkshire Chamber of Commerce will hold a breakfast on Friday, June 3, from 7:45 to 9:15 a.m. at the Comfort Inn, Stockbridge Road. The meeting will celebrate Great Barrington's 250th anniversary; special guests include Great Barrington Board of Selectmen and 250th Committee Co-chairs Ed McCormick and Betsy Andrus, state Sen. Ben Downing. Register at 413-528-4284 or sbcc@rnetworx.com. Admission is $25 per person.

Berkshire Young Professionals will throw a networking social on Thursday, June 9, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Hancock Shaker Village, Route 20, Pittsfield. Admission is $5 for nonmembers, free for members. Register here.

The Lenox Chamber of Commerce will hold an after hours mixer on Thursday, June 9, at Dr. Lahey's Garden Center, 1032 South St., Pittsfield. The event begins at 6 p.m. and includes light seasonal fare and a cash bar. RSVP to 413-637-3646 or info@lenox.org.

The Southern Berkshire Chamber of Commerce will hold an after hours event on Thursday, June 9, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Gould Farm's Roadside Cafe, 100 Gould Road, Montery. RSVP to 413-528-1510 or sbcc@rnetworx.com.

The Zonta Club of Berkshire County will meet on Monday, June 13 at 5 p.m. at Patrick's Pub, Park Square, Pittsfield. The meeting will include the installation of new officers; the guest speaker will be this year's winner of the Berkshire Community College Scholarship. The meeting includes a brief networking time, business meeting, speaker and dinner. Reservations required for dinner. Email berkshire@zontadistrict1.org for more information.

The Berkshire Chamber of Commerce will hold a Chamber Nite event on Wednesday, June 15, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Devanny-Condron Funeral Home, 40 Maplewood Ave., Pittsfield. Complimentary hors d'ouevres will be served; bring business cards for a door-prize drawing. Open to chamber members only; register here.

The Berkshire Chamber of Commerce puts on a Good News Business Salute on Wednesday, June 22, from 7:45 to 9 a.m. at the Berkshire Hills Country Club, 500 Benedict Road, Pittsfield. Admission is $25 for chamber members, $35 for nonmembers. Registration is open until June 21; register here.

Northern Berkshire Professional Women will meet at the Williams Inn, Williamstown, on Wednesday, June 22, at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will have a baby shower theme; items brought to the meeting will be donated to a local charity. The cost of dinner is $25; for meal choice and to make a reservation, contact Sherrie Thompson at 413-458-1914.

Berkshire Creative will hold a Spark! networking event on Thursday, June 30, at the town of Adams Armory Court and Topia Arts Center, Adams. The free event runs from 5:30 to 7 p.m.; RSVP here.



     
May Business Events
By: Staff Reports On: 11:25AM / Wednesday April 27, 2011
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Networking events, workshops and seminars for the month of May are listed below. Got an upcoming business event? Send it to info@iberkshires.com.

The Lenox Chamber of Commerce and Interim Health Care will host the Member to Member Business Forum "The Continuum of Long Term Care" on Wednesday, May 4, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Lenox Town Hall. Presenters include: attorney Paula K Almgren; Kira M. Breard, certified senior advisor and branch manager of Interim HealthCare; Dolly Curletti, marketing director, Kimball Farms Lifecare Retirement Community; and nurse Louise Kodela of Hospice Services of Western Massachusetts. For more information, call 413-551-7116  or 413-637-3646.

Berkshire Young Professionals will hold a networking social on Wednesday, May 4, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Gringos Firehouse Cafe, 47 Park St., Adams. Admission is free for BYP membership cardholders, or $5 without the card. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar will be provided. Bring business cards to be entered into a door prize drawing. For more information, click here

The Zonta Club of Berkshire County, which works to advance the status of women, will meet on Monday, May 9, at 5 p.m. at Patrick's Pub, Park Square, Pittsfield. The guest speakers will be Ann Pasko from the Pittsfield Garden Tour and Megan Monteleone, winner of this year's Young Women in Public Affairs Award. The meeting includes a brief networking time, business meeting, speeches and dinner. Guests are welcome to all meetings, but reservations are required; for more information email berkshire@zontadistrict1.org.

The Southern Berkshire Chamber of Commerce will have its next Business After Hours event on Thursday, May 12, at Geer Village, Route 7, Canaan, Conn., from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Geer Village is a retirement community that provides living arrangements for independent seniors, those who require some assistance, and for those with memory impairments. You can register for the event here, or for more information, contact the chamber at 413-528-4284 or sbcc@rnetworx.com.

The Berkshire Chamber of Commerce will hold a member orientation on Friday, May 13, from 8 to 9:30 a.m., at the chamber's office, 75 North St., Ste. 360, Pittsfield. Members are invited to meet the chamber staff and learn about member benefits. For more information, call 413-499-4000 or click here.

The Berkshire Chamber of Commerce will hold a "Chamber Nite" at Kelly's Package Store, 653 Main St., Dalton, on Wednesday, May 18, from 5 to 7 p.m. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres will be served; bring your business cards for a door prize drawing. Registration before May 13 is encouraged; go here for more information.

On Wednesday, May 18, at 6 p.m., The Lenox Chamber of Commerce will hold an educational seminar on social media at Winstanley Associates, 114 Main St., Lenox. The seminar is open to all Lenox chamber members. For more information, call 413-637-3646 or contact info@lenox.org.

The Williamstown Chamber of Commerce will hold a networking social at Wild Oats, Main Street, Williamstown, on Thursday, May 19, from 5 to 7 p.m. The event is open to all Williamstown Chamber members, their employees and guests. It will feature samples of local craft beers, wines, hors d’oeuvres, local handmade cheeses and locally made ice cream. Overflow parking will be in the Hoosac Bank Parking lot. RSVP by calling 413-458-9077 or emailing info@williamstownchamber.com.

Berkshire Young Professionals will have an 18-hole golf tournament on Sunday, May 22, from 1 to 7 p.m. at Wahconah Country Club, Dalton. Teams of four are encouraged; if you don't have a team of four, but still want to play, you will be matched with others to create a team.  Space is limited; admission is $60 per person for BYP membership cardholders or $75 without the card. For more information, go here.

Berkshire Young Professionals will hold the second installment of BYP Power Hour, a quarterly professional development seminar series for young professionals, on Tuesday, May 24, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Brulees Restaurant & Catering, 41 North St., Pittsfield. The theme will be "Powerful Face-to-Face Networking." For more information or to register, call 413-499-4000, ext. 26, visit www.berkshirechamber.com, or email choyt@berkshirechamber.com.  

The group Northern Berkshire Business and Professional Women will meet on Wednesday, May 25, at 6:30 p.m. at the Williams Inn, Main Street, (Route 2) Williamstown. The program will include installation of officers and a jewelery party fundraiser. Dinner will be served for $25; proceeds will support NBBPW's community service. For meal choices and to make a reservation, contact Maureen Riley-Moriarty at 413-743-0432.



     
March Business Events
By: Staff Reports On: 10:59AM / Monday February 28, 2011
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Networking events, workshops and seminars for the month of March are listed below. Got an upcoming business event? Send it to info@iberkshires.com.

Registration is due March 1 for the free half-day workshop "Why and How to Apply Lean Thinking to Your Business," to be held Tuesday, March 8, from 8 a.m. to noon at Intermodal Education Center, 1 Columbus Ave., Pittsfield. The workshop, sponsored by the Greater Boston Manufacturing Partnership and Berkshire Community College, is open to CEOs and "change agents" working in any industry. To register, contact Beth Lapierre at 413-236-5251 or elapierr@berkshirecc.edu, or go here.
 
Berkshire Young Professionals, a program of the Berkshire Chamber of Commerce, invites all young professionals living and/or working in Berkshire County to attend its upcoming Networking Social on Thursday, March 3, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Firefly, located at 71 Church St., Lenox. The event is free to BYP membership cardholders and $5 to nonmembers. The event includes hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, and a door prize drawing. To register, visit www.berkshirechamber.com/byp, e-mail choyt@berkshirechamber.com, or call all 413-499-4000, ext. 26.

The Southern Berkshire Chamber of Commerce will hold a Chamber Night event at Catamount Ski Area, Route 23, South Egremont, on Friday, March 4, from 3 to 10 p.m. Lift tickets are $15 (lessons are available for $10) and must be purchased in advance at the chamber's Visitor Center, 362 Main St., Great Barrington, or the chamber's business office, at 40 Railroad St., Great Barrington. Call  413-528-1510 for more information.

The Lenox Chamber of Commerce will hold a general membership meeting on Thursday, March 10, at 6 p.m. at the Lenox Town Hall. The guest speaker will be Michael F. Gaetano of Tanglewood British Motorcar Festival. Details, participation information and more about the upcoming festival, scheduled for June 17-19, will be discussed. Other items to be discussed include a possible by-law change to allow outside businesses to become chamber members, events for the fall and holiday seasons, and new membership rewards and benefits. For more information, contact Ralph at 413-637-3646 or info@lenox.org.

The Berkshire Chamber of Commerce will host a "Chamber Nite" event at Donovan Motorcar, 4 Holmes Road, Pittsfield, on Wednesday, March 16, from 5 to 7 p.m. Hors d'oevres will be served and a cash bar will be available. Registration suggested by March 11 to 413-499-4000, ext. 26, choyt@berkshirechamber.com or www.berkshirechamber.com.

Berkshire Creative will put on a SPARK! networking event on Wednesday, March 16, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Crissey Farm, Great Barrington. The free event, which includes a cash bar, is open to anyone in the creative field. RSVP here.

The Williamstown Chamber of Commerce will hold a "Networking Nite" at the Purple Pub, 65 Spring St., Williamstown, on Wednesday, March 23, from 5 to 7 p.m. Hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar will be available. RSVP to 413-458-9077 or info@williamstown.chamber.com.

Members of the Williamstown Chamber of Commerce are invited to attend a free seminar on email marketing, to be held on Tuesday, March 29, from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at the Orchards Hotel, 222 Adams Road, Williamstown. The seminar will be presented by Kevin Ellingwood, Jeff Stripp and Allen Jezouit from Berkshire Direct. RSVP is required to Judy Giamborino at 413-458-9077 or info@williamstown.chamber.com.

Members of the Lenox Chamber of Commerce are invited to attend a free seminar on online marketing, presented by Kevin Ellingwood, Jeff Stripp and Allen Jezouit from Berkshire Direct, on Thursday, March 31, at La Terrazza Restaurant, located at the Gateways Inn, 51 Walker St., Lenox, at 6 p.m. Light appetizers and a cash bar will be available. RSVP by March 29 to 413-637-3646 or info@lenox.org.



     
February Business Events
By: Staff Reports On: 12:38PM / Wednesday January 26, 2011
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Networking events, workshops and seminars for the month of February are listed below. Got an upcoming business event? Send it to info@iberkshires.com.

The Williamstown Chamber of Commerce will host the free program "Surfing Massive Social Waves: A 2011 Look at Companies that Change Our Lives," on Tuesday, Feb. 1, from 8 to 9:30 a.m., at The Orchards, 222 Adams Road, Williamstown. The speaker will be Nancy Williams, financial advisor at True North Financial Services. A complimentary continental breakfast will be served. Reservations are required; contact the chamber at 413- 458-9077 or info@williamstownchamber.com.

Berkshire Young Professionals, a program of the Berkshire Chamber of Commerce, invites all young professionals living and/or working in Berkshire County to its Networking Social on Wednesday, Feb. 9, from  5 to 7 p.m. at Chocolate Springs Café, located at 55 Pittsfield/Lenox Road (Route 7), Lenox.  This event is free to BYP Membership Cardholders and $5 to nonmembers. Complimentary cookies and chocolates will be served; there will be a cash coffee/hot chocolate bar. Bring your business cards for networking and to be entered into the door prize drawing. To register, visit www.berkshirechamber.com/byp, e-mail choyt@berkshirechamber.com, or call all 413-499-4000, ext. 26.

The Southern Berkshire Chamber of Commerce will hold a Business After Hours event on Thursday, Feb. 10, at Salisbury Bank, Sheffield. For more information, call 413-528-4284.

The Berkshire Chamber of Commerce will host "Chamber Nite" at DeRosa Dohoney, LLP, located above Beacon Cinema, 55 North St., Suite 304, Pittsfield, on Wednesday, Feb. 16, from 5 to 7 p.m. The event is open to chamber members and their employees, and includes complimentary hors d’oeuvres. Bring business cards for networking and to be entered into the door prize drawing. Registration is encouraged by Friday, Feb. 11. Register at 413- 499-4000, ext. 26, choyt@berkshirechamber.com, or www.berkshirechamber.com

The Williamstown Chamber of Commerce will host a networking social on Thursday, Feb. 17, from 5 to 7 p.m. at The Red Herring, Spring Street, Williamstown. The event is open to all Williamstown Chamber members and their employees. Hors d'oeuvres will be served, and a cash bar will be available. Reservations requested to 413-458-9077 or info@williamstownchamber.com.

The Williamstown Chamber of Commerce and Berkshire Direct will hold the seminar "eCommerce and Your Business" on Tuesday, Feb. 22, from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at The Orchards, Adams Road, Williamstown. The presentation will focus on conducting sales transactions online, walking through the strategies and tactics required to be successful. Reservations requested to 413-458-9077 or info@williamstownchamber.com.

The Berkshire Chamber of Commerce will host the first Good News Business Salute of 2011 on Wednesday, Feb. 23, at the Berkshire Hills Country Club, 500 Benedict Road, Pittsfield, from 7:45 to 9 a.m.

The keynote speaker will be Vice President and General Manager of Mission Integration Systems, General Dynamics AIS, Michael Tweed-Kent. Gary Schiff, vice president and senior portfolio manager, TD Wealth Management, will emcee.

The cost to attend is $25 for Berkshire Chamber members and $35 for nonmembers and includes a breakfast buffet. The event is sponsored by TD Bank. To register, call 413-499-4000, ext. 26, email choyt@berkshirechamber.com, or visit www.berkshirechamber.com.

The Lenox Chamber of Commerce will host an After 5 networking event on Thursday, Feb. 24, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Frankie's Ristorante, 80 Main St., Lenox. Complimentary light hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar will be available; bring business cards to enter a door prize drawing. The event is free to Lenox Chamber members; register by Tuesday, Feb. 22 to 413-637-3646 or info@lenox.org.



     
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