Sustainable Berkshires Hosts Small-Business ForumsPITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Berkshire Regional Planning Commission and 1Berkshire Strategic Alliance, Inc. are hosting a set of forums aimed at identifying the economic development priorities for sole proprietors and small businesses (1-10 full-time employees) in Berkshire County.
March 14, 2012, 8-9 a.m.
Berkshire Life, 700 South St., Pittsfield
March 27, 2012, 8-9 a.m.
Ray Murray Inc., 50 Limestone Road, Lee
April 3, 2012, 8-9 a.m.
The Porches Inn, 231 River St., North Adams
*Refreshments will be provided
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or call Darci Toomey at 413-499-4000 x16 to register.
These forums are part of a series that will help shape the goals and policies for a new long-range strategic plan for the region, called Sustainable Berkshires.
Spearheaded by the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission through a HUD Sustainable Communities Planning Grant, the goal is to foster collaborative action across the region to address the most pressing needs and take strategic steps to achieve goals for a vibrant future.
Because small businesses have a significant impact on the local economy, it is vital that we hear from small-business owners and incorporate your suggestions into the Sustainable Berkshires plan. Registration required
More information about the planning process can be found at www.sustainableberkshires.
1Berkshire Strategic Alliance Inc.: Pam Malumphy, economic development specialist, 413-499-4000, Ext. 21
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