The Watercooler http://www.iberkshires.com/blogs/thewatercooler? The Watercooler Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:57:46 EDT en-us Berkshire Chamber, Neal Hosting Facebook for Business Workshop http://www.iberkshires.com/blogs/thewatercooler?bid=2491 http://www.iberkshires.com/blogs/thewatercooler?bid=2491 Mon, 24 Mar 2014 15:21:00 EDT PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A free workshop is being offered to local businesses trying to understand how to use Facebook to promote their products and services. Facebook's "Small Business Boost" program will offer more than 100 small-business owners lessons in how to optimize... Winstanley Wins Big at Annual ADDY Awards http://www.iberkshires.com/blogs/thewatercooler?bid=2489 http://www.iberkshires.com/blogs/thewatercooler?bid=2489 Fri, 21 Mar 2014 19:33:00 EDT LENOX, Mass. – Recording the most wins of any single agency of the evening, Winstanley Partners garnered four gold and 10 silver ADDY awards this month at the annual competition sponsored by the American Advertising Federation and hosted by the Albany AdClub in New York. The ADDY... Eggs & Issues Event Focuses on Rail Cars, Development http://www.iberkshires.com/blogs/thewatercooler?bid=2413 http://www.iberkshires.com/blogs/thewatercooler?bid=2413 Fri, 17 Jan 2014 12:10:00 EST PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Berkshire Chamber of Commerce will hold an informational breakfast titled "Eggs & Issues" at the Country Club of Pittsfield, 639 South St., on Thursday, Jan. 23,  from 8 to 9:30 a.m. The event is sponsored by United Personnel and will feature... Adams Community Bank Promotes 4 http://www.iberkshires.com/blogs/thewatercooler?bid=2388 http://www.iberkshires.com/blogs/thewatercooler?bid=2388 Mon, 30 Dec 2013 12:04:00 EST ADAMS, Mass. — Adams Community Bank announced the promotion of four of its employees on Monday. — Elena Tucker to human resource and payroll officer; Emma Tower to retail loan officer; Bonnie Callanan to deposit operations supervisor; and Rebecca Crouse to bank secrecy analyst.... State Unemployement Rate Drops Slightly http://www.iberkshires.com/blogs/thewatercooler?bid=2382 http://www.iberkshires.com/blogs/thewatercooler?bid=2382 Tue, 24 Dec 2013 11:44:00 EST BOSTON – The state's unemployment rate trended slightly downward for November, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. But for the first time in some years, it's shifted above the national unemployment rate. The seasonally adjusted statewide November unemployment... New Biotech Firm Setting Up in Pittsfield http://www.iberkshires.com/blogs/thewatercooler?bid=2367 http://www.iberkshires.com/blogs/thewatercooler?bid=2367 Wed, 04 Dec 2013 18:05:00 EST PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A new biotechnology firm, Molecular Metabolism LLC, born out of a relationship with Nuclea Biotechnologies, has chosen Pittsfield as its  headquarters. Molecular Metabolism is in the process of assembling its management team and is expected to create seven to... Crane Museum Opens Retail Store http://www.iberkshires.com/blogs/thewatercooler?bid=2355 http://www.iberkshires.com/blogs/thewatercooler?bid=2355 Mon, 25 Nov 2013 15:08:00 EST The Crane Museum now has a retail shop to pick up note cards and other Crane products. DALTON, Mass. — The Crane Museum of Papermaking opens a new retail store on Tuesday, Nov. 26. Housed in what was formerly Crane's stainless... License Commission Approves River Street Package Move http://www.iberkshires.com/blogs/thewatercooler?bid=2345 http://www.iberkshires.com/blogs/thewatercooler?bid=2345 Wed, 20 Nov 2013 07:04:00 EST Chairman Jeffrey Polluci, left, and Commissioner Jeff Kemp review the floor plans of the future River Street Package location. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Joseph Lora got the go-ahead from the License Commission to move his store, River Street Package, to the... North Adams Big Y Celebrates Renovations http://www.iberkshires.com/blogs/thewatercooler?bid=2334 http://www.iberkshires.com/blogs/thewatercooler?bid=2334 Fri, 08 Nov 2013 15:00:00 EST Store Manager Raanan Hartman cuts the cake as Mayor Richard Alcombright, left, and others look on. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Some of the changes at D'Amours Big Y have been obvious throughout the last couple months. An aisle was knocked down at... House Repeals 'Tech Tax' http://www.iberkshires.com/blogs/thewatercooler?bid=2260 http://www.iberkshires.com/blogs/thewatercooler?bid=2260 Wed, 25 Sep 2013 17:25:00 EDT BOSTON — The House of Representatives on Wednesday repealed the much maligned "tech tax" that had been part of the revenue package in this year's state budget. The addition of the 6.25 percent sales tax to software and computer design services had been estimated to raise...