Kim Burnham and Rebecca Gold started the company in 2011, just a few years after the economic collapse cooled the housing market. But they had plenty of experience and confidence in Williamstown.
Seven years later, they've opened their second location and have nine people working in the North Adams and 191 Water St., Williamstown, offices, and expect to expand by adding a couple more people.
William Aubuchon IV cut the ribbon on Aubuchon's Main Street store, which opened a few weeks ago but held its grand opening celebration until this Friday and Saturday.
Afterward, Aubuchon said the move from a smaller location in the Colonial Plaza to the east on Main Street (Route 2) was necessary to serve the store's clientele.
The grand opening runs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday at the Noel Field Athletic Complex.
The event will feature professional BMX rider Jake Seeley, North County native, and raffle prizes from The Garden Skate & BMX shop of Pittsfield, VANS, and other sponsors.
The Williamstown House of Local History will make a little history of its own on Sunday.
The museum plans a celebration from 1 to 3 p.m. to mark the grand opening of its new location at the historic Five Corners junction of Routes 7 and 43 in South Williamstown.
BBE Office Interiors celebrated its new showroom and office space with a grand opening on Friday.
The modern office is a colorful place, just going by the products on view in the showroom. Chairs are available in just about every color and configuration, including an ergonomic mushroom-shaped seat; suites come in a variety of surfaces and shapes and options for raising or lowering desktops. Everything, of course, is geared to the digital.
David Brazeau knows meat. The third generation butcher said he wants to provide the community with quality wholesome meat and cuts and fill a needed void.
"My grandfather, my father, and myself have all worked for Price Chopper supermarkets," said the North Adams native and owner of Brazeau's Butcher Shop on 746 State Road. "Also, people are concerned about what they are eating and where it comes from.
A new shop will be celebrating its opening this weekend, but its first day of business on Sunday will be bittersweet.
Kayla Pierce and her fiance, John-Michael Bradbury, are opening up "Smalls" at 64 Summer St. for two reasons: to support local crafters and to keep her son's memory alive.