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The park will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Biz Briefs: Bousquet Hosts Customer Appreciation Day

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Thank you: Bousquet will be holding a customer appreciation event on Monday, Sept. 4, as a way of thanking the community for its support. Whether it's riding down the slides in the summer or hitting the trails in the winter, Bousquet welcomes everyone to take part in the fun-filled day.

The event will feature live music by License to Groove, $2 hot dogs, $4 burgers and $10 waterslides. The park will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

In honor of: The Southern Berkshire Chamber of Commerce will be honoring Mary White of Barnbrook Realty as its Business Person of the Year on Wednesday, Sept. 6, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Norman Rockwell Museum. The cost is $50 per person; reservations required by Aug. 30 to 413-528-4284.

White purchased Barnbrook Realty in 1984 and has served on many community boards and organizations, including the New Marlborough Board of Appeals, the Berkshire County Board of Realtors, the Community Development Corp. of Southern Berkshires, the Fairview Hospital Gala Committee and many others.

Getting personal: Berkshire Bank has added a new "personalized image" feature for its customers. All Berkshire Bank consumer and business debit card customers now have the option to visit the Berkshire Bank web site and upload their own photo images - family, friends, pets, or a favorite picture or choose from a gallery of images to be printed on their card. Business clients have the option of customizing their debit card with their company logo.
"We found that consumers like the ability to customize their own card with an image they select as we recognize no two customers are alike. Putting a personalized image on their debit card is a unique way to express individual excitement and creativity," said Tami Gunsch, EVP, Retail Banking for Berkshire Bank. New and existing Berkshire Bank customers can go online and upload their own photo or choose an image from the gallery for their card. Once the image is approved, a new PixcardSM will be mailed to the customer.

Learning the ropes: Greylock Federal Credit Union will offer a free class for first-time homebuyers Wednesday, Sept. 13, and Thursday, Sept. 14, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Greylock Insurance Agency, Allendale Shopping Center, 5 Cheshire Road in Pittsfield. Those interested in attending can complete the course in just two nights.

The free two-night course covers creating a budget, understanding your credit and financing options, and reviewing the home-buying process with an experienced realtor, home inspector, appraiser, and team members from Greylock Insurance Agency. Space is limited. Registration is required at 413-347-6114 or by email.

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