Stockbridge Chamber of Commerce Elects Officers

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STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. — The Stockbridge Chamber of Commerce elected new officers during the annual meeting, held at the Austen Riggs Center on Wednesday, Nov. 1.

Barbara Zanetti, executive director of the chamber, said officers elected for the 2018-19 term included President Margaret Kerswill of Mutability in Motion; Vice President Jeff Bell of the Inn at Stockbridge; Assistant Vice President Jay Ogle of Berkshire Bank; Treasurer Susan Higa of the Red Lion Inn; and Secretary Jessi Meagher of Wheeler and Taylor.  

Five others will be joining the board as members-at-large: Mike Tucker of Qualprint, Brian Marshall of Berkshire Theatre Group, Jenni Roy Hallock of Shaker Mill Tavern and Lee Watroba of Austen Riggs Center.

Resigning as president is Michael Duffy of the Norman Rockwell Museum after serving 13 years on the Board of Directors and two years as president. Duffy was honored for his guidance and leadership over the years and presented with a plaque in appreciation for all he has done to promote the chamber's commitment to the support of businesses and the overall well being of Stockbridge.  Duffy will stay on the board as past president for the next year.

Other directors resigning were Camilo Manrique of 1862 Seasons on Main B&B, serving four years, Valerie Laurizio of the National Shrine of the Divine Mercy, serving three years, and Tara Kalish of Berkshire Theatre Group serving two years.

Each year, the chamber sponsors such programs the Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas event, the Arts & Crafts Show and the Stockbridge Children's Halloween Parade and Party. In addition, the chamber produces a widely distributed guide, promotes the economic welfare of Stockbridge and its environs and responds to all inquires made to the office located in its new location at 50 Main St.


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