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February Business Events

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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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