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Biz Briefs: Sotheby's International Sets Record in Berkshire County with Highest Sale Since 2013

This property, "Thistlewood," was part of the famous "Berkshire Cottage" mansions, about 75 of which were built in Lenox and Stockbridge, Mass., during the Gilded Age in the late 19th century.

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Biz Briefs: Bennington Subaru Collects Blankets for SVMC

Representatives of Bennington Subaru also brought lunch boxes filled with art-making supplies for children who visit the center.

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Biz Briefs: Zogics Awarded Massachusetts Wellness Tax Credit

Wellness has long been a cornerstone of Zogics, an e-commerce company that serves the health and fitness industry.

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Biz Briefs: BerkShares Looking For 'Ambassadors'

The goal is to create a cadre of community economists Ė young people who can be effective and confident advocates for locally owned businesses and community-driven economic development.

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Biz Briefs: Architect to Focus on Houses for Adults With Autism

When designing full-time living spaces and communities there are considerations most firms would not naturally consider, such as creating visually calm living areas, sound proof rooms, spacious hallways as well as common areas that promote physical activity, she said. The design should include appropriate ventilation and use all-green, non-toxic products.

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Biz Briefs: Two Local Students Granted Lee Outlets Scholarships

Simon, a global leader in retail real estate ownership, is proud to support Simon Youth Foundation (SYF) in its efforts to increase educational opportunities for at-risk students through Simon Supports Education.

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Biz Briefs: Beacon Cinema Getting $500,000 Facelift

The renovation will run from mid-July to mid-October. Three theaters will closed at a time. To kick off the new project, the Beacon will be offering a number of promotions and contests throughout the entire renovation period.

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Biz Briefs: Berkshire Bank Closing at Noon on June 7 for Day of Volunteering

Xtraordinary Day provides all Berkshire Bank employees the opportunity to volunteer in communities the Bank and its affiliates serve.

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Biz Briefs: CompuWorks Celebrates 30 Years in IT Services

Founded in 1987 by David Hall and Alan Bauman, CompuWorks' mission has always been to help its clients maximize the business impact of technology. T

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Biz Briefs: Greylock's Annual Shred Day Benefits Berkshire United Way

The credit union suggested a $1 donation per box from people looking to dispose of personal documents.

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Biz Briefs: Yummy Treasures Named Microenterprise of the Year for Massachusetts

In early October the store opened with a goal to not only have an incredible array of new and vintage product, but to foster a sense of community. This was done through a series of beading classes, Mother's Day events, Trunk Shows, and open tables for crafters to work at anytime

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Biz Briefs: Lee Outlets Join In 'More Than Pink' Movement

Visitors to Simon Malls and Simon Premium Outlets will notice the pink theme carried throughout the shopping centers with features such as pink-lit entrances, pink flowers on display, pink ribbon parking and more.

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Biz Briefs: Berkshire Money Management Moving to Dalton

Prior to the projected move-in date, Berkshire Money Management has already made inroads with the Dalton community, and is the lead sponsor for the Dalton Community Recreation Association's annual May Day Races (to be held on Sunday, May 7, at Nessacus Middle School).

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Biz Briefs: Otto's Breakfast and Deli Honored for Diverse Workforce

The event, organized by the Massachusetts Clubhouse Coalition and held at the Statehouse in Boston, recognized 27 companies who have created a diverse and welcoming workforce while also striving to lessen the stigma of mental illness often experienced by those seeking employment.

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Biz Briefs: Wheeler & Taylor Acquires GoodWorks Insurance's Great Barrington Office

Both organizations have a long history of supporting their communities through charitable giving and going forward will be no exception. Wheeler & Taylor will license the GoodWorks Insurance charitable-giving program to continue to support local organizations and charities in Massachusetts.

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Biz Briefs: March Is 'Massachusetts Maple Month'

Last year more than 77,000 gallons of maple syrup was produced and Massachusetts maple producers' sales each year contribute more than $6 million to the commonwealth's economy. The maple industry employs more than 1,000 workers and Massachusetts sugar makers steward more than 15,000 acres of woodland.

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Biz Briefs: Lowe's, Central Berkshire Habitat Team Up for Women Build Month

On April 30, local volunteers will start Women Build Month by attending a half day construction training that will give them the necessary tools to build the new construction home.

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Biz Briefs: Stop & Shop Donates $5,000 to Berkshire Dream Center

The Berkshire Dream Center's core values and beliefs are firmly grounded in the Bible.

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Biz Briefs: Young People Start to Work on Their Own Businesses

Students in the program, who range in age from 14 to 27, are asked to write business plans that address gaps in the local economy, meeting needs for basic goods and services that we are currently importing to the region.

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Biz Briefs: Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity to Dedicate 37th Home

This new homeowner had to complete 400 hours of sweat equity working at ReStore, on the job site of her future home, in addition to Financial Tools workshops and coaching.

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Biz Briefs: Williamstown Commons, Kimball Farms Named Best Nursing Homes by Magazine

US News evaluated more than 15,000 skilled nursing facilities nationwide, across each state and in 100 major metropolitan areas. Just over 2,000 nursing homes earned the designation as a US News Best Nursing Home.

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Biz briefs: Cosmetologists Sought for Cancer Society Makeover Program

The program offers complimentary group, individual and online sessions that teach beauty techniques to help cancer survivors face their diagnosis with greater confidence.

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Biz Briefs: 'Farm to Fork' Bike Ride Coming to Berkshires

The ride course, with options for all abilities ranging from 10 to 100 miles, will include gourmet aid stations at several Berkshire County farms where cyclists will sample chef-prepared food made from each farmís ingredients.

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Biz Briefs: Scooby Doo Drops In To Lee Outlets

Scooby Doo was onsite as part of the "HANNA-BARBERA: The Architects of Saturday Morning" exhibit at the Norman Rockwell Museum, which is open through May 29.

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Biz Briefs: South County Bakers Develop Treats for Dogs

The product, unveiled earlier this month, is named in memory of the Old Innís beloved mascot, Chapman, a rescue hound who cheerfully greeted guests and diners for many years before passing away of old age in August.

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