October Networking Events/Seminars
Networking events, workshops and seminars for the month of October are listed below. Got an upcoming business event? Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Thursday, Oct. 7, the Housatonic Heritage History Alliance will hold a free workshop on using social media. The workshop, led by web designer Brent Colley, will be held from noon to 1:30 at the Berkshire Community College South County Center, Great Barrington. Participants are invited to bring their lunch to the workshop if they wish; beverages and snacks will be provided. Although the event is free, registration is required. For more information, call 413-298-3468 or e-mail email@example.com.
The Consulting Alliance will hold a lunch meeting on Friday, Oct. 8, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Wolferts Roost Country Club, 120 Van Rensselaer Blvd., Menands, N.Y.
Presenters Tina Chase and Mary George, owners of Chasing George LLC, will discuss The Berkshire Forum, which they produced. The women will describe their decadelong history of producing internationally recognized technology investment conferences in association with Forbes magazine and Gilder Publishing LLC and describe how they parlayed that experience into the development and production of the inaugural Berkshire Forum event, which took place Sept.14 through 16 at the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield.
The cost is $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers. Guests and prospective members are invited to attend. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 518-434-0489 or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation will be holding "2010 Fall Seminars in Nonprofit Excellence," a series of seminars designed to provide essential guidance to nonprofits as funding dollars remain scarce and compliance with federal regulations becomes more complex.
Participants must register in advance; the fee is $40 per participant ($60 for "Prove Your Worth") and discounts are available. For more information and to register, go to www.berkshiretaconic.org/nonprofits/Seminars.shtml or call 413-229-0370. The schedule is as follows:
Tuesday, Oct. 5, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Webinar
Don’t Panic! Understanding the new IRS Filing Requirements for Small Nonprofits
Instructor: Eve Borenstein, Borentstein and McVeigh Law Office
Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2 to 5 p.m. Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, Sheffield, Mass.
Get Organized and Boost Your Odds of Landing Grants
Instructor: Cynthia M. Adams, CEO, GrantStation
Thursday, Oct. 21, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Foundation for Community Health, Sharon, Conn.
Wednesday, Oct. 27, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Berkshire Chamber of Commerce, Pittsfield.
Prove Your Worth: Learn How Measurable Results Assert Your Mission
Instructor: Douglas Tanner, New England Network
Thursday, Nov. 18, 8:30 to noon, Berkshire Community College Intermodal Center, Pittsfield.
Compliance is Not An Option: Learn the Tough New Standards of the Massachusetts Data Protection Law
Instructor: Mark R. Adams, director of HR services, Employers Association of the Northeast
The Southern Berkshire Chamber of Commerce will hold a Business After Hours event on Thursday, Oct. 14, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at WearHouse, 307 Main St., Great Barrington. For more information and to RSVP: email@example.com.
Zonta Club of Berkshire County will meet on Monday, Oct. 18, beginning at 5 at Patrick's Pub on Park Square, downtown Pittsfield. The guest speaker will be North Adams City councilor and soon-to be-state representative for the 1st Berkshire District Gailanne Carridi. The meeting includes a brief networking time, business meeting, speaker and dinner. Guests are welcome at all meetings, but reservations are required for dinner. For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 413-637-2722.
On Tuesday, Oct. 19, at 10:30 a.m., Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism Director Betsy Wall and Director of Communications Lisa Simmons will present a question-and-answer session (with coffee) at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. The event, geared towards area tourism industry professionals, will bring guests up to speed on the office's programming and marketing initiatives, and then open up the dialogue to participants. RSVP to email@example.com.
The Berkshire Chamber of Commerce will host a free Chamber Nite event at Legacy Banks, 331 State Road, North Adams, on Wednesday, Oct. 20, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Berkshire Chamber members and their employees are invited to attend; complimentary hors d'oeuvres will be served. Bring along plenty of business cards for networking and to be eligible for the door prize drawing. Registration for this event by Oct. 18 is strongly encouraged. To register: 413-499-4000, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.berkshirechamber.com.
The Berkshire Visitors Bureau will host a marketing showcase on Thursday, Oct. 21, to assist area businesses explore media options and make informed marketing decisions in 2011. The showcase begins at 3:30 p.m. and will take place at the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre at Shakespeare and Company, 70 Kemble St., Lenox. Local and national media will be on hand. For more information or to RSVP, call 413-743-4500 or e-mail email@example.com.
The Williamstown Chamber of Commerce will hold a Business After Hours event on Thursday, Oct. 21, from 5:30 to 7:30 at Living Well Chiropractic, 140 Pleasant St., North Adams. The event is free to chamber members and their employees. Hors d'oeuvres and cocktails will be offered; RSVP to 413-458-9077 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Friday, Oct. 22, the Southern Berkshire Chamber of Commerce will hold a breakfast from 7:45 to 9 at the Egremont Country Club, Great Barrington. Keynote speaker state Rep. William "Smitty" Pignatelli, D-Lenox, will give an update on the legislative session and other news of interest to South County. Tickets are $20 for chamber members, $30 for nonmembers and walk-ins; to register, send a check to Southern Berkshire Chamber, P.O. Box 810, Great Barrington, MA 01230 or call 413-528-4284 to pay by phone.
The Berkshire Chamber of Commerce will host the fifth installment of its 2010 Good News Business Salute breakfast series on Wednesday, Oct. 27, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, One West St., Pittsfield, from 7:45 to 9. This event will be sponsored by The Pittsfield Cooperative Bank and will salute Berkshire Life/Guardian, Hillcrest Educational Centers, Legacy Banks, Normandeau Communications and Pittsfield YMCA.
Joe Scelsi, general manager of the Berkshire Mall, will discuss the opening of the new and improved mall access road and highlighting plans the mall has in place for the holiday season.
Cost is $25 for chamber members and $35 for nonmembers and includes a breakfast buffet. To register: 413-499-4000, Ext. 26, email@example.com, or www.berkshirechamber.com.
The Southern Berkshire Chamber of Commerce will hold a social media workshop on Thursday, Oct. 28, at 9 a.m., at the American Institute for Economic Research, 250 Division St, Great Barrington. The 90-minute workshop will be led by Christina Barrett, director of marketing and public relations at Berkshire Community College, and is designed to help attendees get started in using the latest social media tools to promote their brand, communicate with current customers and market to a new generation of customers.
Advance registration is required; no walk-ins will be accepted. The event is free for chamber members; $15 for nonmembers. To register, send name, business name and phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Berkshire Young Professionals, a program of the Berkshire Chamber of Commerce, will host its fourth annual Halloween Bash at Baba Louie’s, located at 34 Depot St, Pittsfield on Friday, Oct. 29, from 9 p.m. to midnight. This year’s party will feature music by Bob Heck Entertainment, prizes, and treats for all attendees. Prizes for best overall costume, male and female, and best duo/group will be awarded during the event. Tickets can be purchased at the Berkshire Chamber of Commerce for $15 per or $10 for BYP Cardholders. Costumes are required.
To become a BYP Member, visit www.berkshirechamber.com/byp.
September Networking Events/Seminars
Networking events, workshops and seminars for the month of September are listed below. Got an upcoming business event? Send it to email@example.com.
On Wednesday, Sept. 1, Michael Ryan, founder and CEO of Sampco Companies and Brilliant Graphics Group, both in Pittsfield, will discuss “Using Technology to Transform Mature Markets,” during the fifth event in the Visionaries Breakfast series sponsored by BBQ: Berkshire Business Quarterly.
The event begins at 7:30 a.m. with networking and conversation with members of the business community over a light breakfast, followed by Ryan’s presentation and a tour of the facility. Michael Zivyak, founder and publisher of award-winning publications Berkshire Living and BBQ: Berkshire Business Quarterly, will host the event.
The event will be held at Sampco Companies, 56 Downing Parkway, Pittsfield. Tickets are $25; reservations are required. Call 413-443-8200 for more information or to register.
Berkshire Enterprises will offer a free Business Breakfast Forum entitled "Now What?—Planning to Make Money the Rest of the Year" on Thursday, Sept. 2 from 7:30 to 9 a.m. in the Third Floor Board Room at 1 Fenn St., Pittsfield.
Intended for business owners and managers, the forum will focus on what people are doing and plan to do to attract business now that summer is coming to a close. The forum will be lead by Steve Fogel, program director of Berkshire Enterprises.
Anyone interested in attending should register by contacting Steve Fogel at firstname.lastname@example.org or by leaving a message at 413-236-2141. Space is limited and reservations are required.
Spark!, the networking group for members of the creative economy, will hold a networking event at the Mount, 2 Plunkett St., Lenox, on Thursday, Sept. 2 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. For more information, contact email@example.com or call 413-822-8324.
The Berkshire Chamber of Commerce will host the 7th Annual Women in Business Luncheon on Wednesday, Sept. 8 from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Berkshire Hills Country Club in Pittsfield.
Kemp, will be the event’s keynote speaker. Kemp has held positions as Superior Court Trial Attorney and District Court Trial Attorney in Berkshire County as well as Assistant District Attorney in the Bronx District Attorney’s office in New York. She holds a Juris Doctorate from Duquesne University School of Law and a B.A. in English from Providence College. She is a member of the Human/Animal Violence Education Network and Berkshire Community College Criminal Justice Advisory Committee. She also is an adjunct faculty member in the Criminal Justice Program at Berkshire Community College.
Amanda Rae Busch, a senior editor at Berkshire Living Magazine, will be the emcee. Busch joined the founding staff of the award-winning regional lifestyle and culture magazine in December 2004. Three office relocations and various titles later, she is now the publication’s senior editor, writing feature articles on food, wellness, eventsand personalities; penning a monthly shopping column and restaurant spotlights; planning editorial content; editing every word in each issue; shooting the rare photograph; and occasionally co-hosting the popular "Rest of the Story" series of public forums.
Due to an unforeseen conflict, Joan McMenemy was unable to speak at this year’s Women in Business luncheon, as was originally announced. The public is welcome to attend this event. The cost is $30 for chamber members and $45 for nonmembers and includes a plated lunch. The luncheon is sponsored by TD Bank and Zonta Club of Berkshire County.
To register, call 413-499-4000, ext. 26, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.berkshirechamber.com.
Allen Jezouit and Jeff Stripp of Berkshire Direct will conduct the free training session "Google Local Search and Your Business" on Wednesday, Sept. 8 from 8 to 10 a.m. at The Orchards Hotel, 222 Adams Road, Williamstown. The event is free for Williamstown Chamber of Commerce members, $25 for others. RSVP here.
The Southern Berkshire Chamber of Commerce will hold a Business After Hours on Thursday, Sept. 9 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the American Institute for Economic Research, 250 Division St., Great Barrington. RSVP to email@example.com.
The Zonta Club of Berkshire County will meet on Monday, Sept. 13 beginning at 5 p.m. at Patrick's Pub on Park Square in downtown Pittsfield. The guest speaker will be Cindy Haddad, a pharmacist who was the successful plaintiff in the Haddad vs. Wal-Mart discrimination lawsuit. The meeting includes a brief networking time, business meeting, speaker and dinner.
Zonta International is a worldwide service organization working to advance the status of women. Guests are welcome at all meetings, but reservations are required for dinner. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Williamstown Chamber of Commerce will host "A Meet-and-Greet with Adam Falk," president of Williams College, on Monday, Sept. 13 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Williams College Museum of Art. Admission is $10 per person; reservations are required to email@example.com or 413-458-9077. There will be hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.
Lee Bank and the L. V. Toole Insurance Agency will host “Workers’ Compensation: A CPA’s Guide,”a seminar for certified public accountants on Tuesday, Sept. 14 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Pittsfield Country Club.
The seminar will be presented by Kevin Ring, lead workers’ comp analyst for the Institute of WorkComp Professionals, as well as John Toole, president, and Kim Baker, account executive, from the L. V. Toole Insurance Agency.
This highly interactive seminar will focus on the critical factors that create errors and overcharges in employer’s workers’ compensation insurance premium. With this knowledge, CPAs can improve their clients’ ability to manage workers’ compensation insurance—a major source of expense and frustration for many business owners.
Participants will receive four continuing professional education (CPE) credits from the Institute of WorkComp Professionals, a registered sponsor of the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA). Continental breakfast will be served. Registration cost is $150.
To register, go to www.regonline.com/compseminar. For more information, call Heather Forman at 413-243-0089.
The Berkshire Chamber of Commerce will host Chamber Nite at Hillcrest Educational Centers, located at 788 South St., Pittsfield, on Wednesday, Sept. 15. Networking will be from 5 to 7 p.m. The event is free to Berkshire Chamber members; attendees are encouraged to bring along plenty of business cards for networking and to be eligible for the door prize drawing. Call 413-499-4000 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
The Lenox Chamber of Commerce will hold a general membership meeting on Thursday, Sept. 16 at Cranwell Resort. The evening includes a cocktail hour from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., with cheeses, fruits and cookies and a cash bar. The general meeting will begin at 7:30. RSVP by Sept. 6 to the Lenox Chamber, 413-637-3646 or email@example.com.
Berkshire Visitors Bureau will host a Tourism Talkback session on Monday, Sept. 20 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, 187 Marshall St., North Adams. The theme of the open forum will be "Marketing the Berkshires to Generation X."
Attendees are invited to visit the galleries before or after the session, which is free and open to all businesses in Berkshire County. For more information, call 413-743-4500.
The Northern Berkshire Business and Professional Women will meet on Wednesday, Sept. 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the Williams Inn, located at the junction of routes 7 and 2 in Williamstown. The scheduled speaker is Mary Valquez-Stack, who will discuss the virtual office support industry. Admission is $25 and includes dinner; for meal choices and to make a reservation, contact Maureen Riley Moriarty at 413-743-0432 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Center for Ecological Technology (CET) will present a "Greening Your Business" workshop Tuesday, Sept. 28 from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge. Jamie Cahillane, program manager of waste reduction and recycling programs, will lead the workshop and discuss case studies from several Berkshire businesses. Jim Hunt from the Red Lion Inn will share some of his experiences. Businesses will be given tools and resources to take away and use at their locations. This workshop is sponsored by the USDA, RDA and the Southern Berkshire Chamber of Commerce.
Admission is $15 for Southern Berkshire Chamber members and $20 for nonmembers. Registration is required. Contact Cahillane at email@example.com or 413-445-4556, ext. 14 by Friday, Sept. 24.
Partnerships In Employment is hosting an employer recognition breakfast at the Berkshire Hills Country Club on Wednesday, Sept. 29 from 7:30 to 9 a.m. to recognize regional employers for supporting the employment of individuals with disabilities. State Sen. Benjamin Downing will be speaking as well as presenting awards for exemplary practices and demonstrated commitment. This event is sponsored by the Berkshire Chamber of Commerce and is free for registrants. RSVP by Sept. 15 to April Morgan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 413-443-1038, ext. 31.
The Williamstown Chamber of Commerce will co-host a Business After Hours event with Images Cinema and the Williamstown Film Festival on Thursday, Sept. 30, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Images Cinema, 50 Spring St., Williamstown. Executive directors Sandra Thomas (Images Cinema) and Steve Lawson (Williamstown Film Festival) will provide brief overviews of their organizations, and a sampling of WFF shorts will be screened.
Attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy organic popcorn, real butter and an advance look at the festival's 12th season (Oct. 15-24). Admission is $10 per person; contact the Chamber at email@example.com or call 413-458-9077 to register.
August Networking Events/Seminars
Networking events, workshops and seminars for the month of August are listed below. Got an upcoming business event? Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Berkshire Chamber of Commerce will host Chamber Nite at Berkshire Money Management's new home, located at 392 Merrill Road, Pittsfield, on Wednesday, Aug. 11. Networking will be from 5 to 7 p.m.
The event is open to Berkshire Chamber members and their employees. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar will be available. Attendees are encouraged to bring business cards for networking and the door-prize drawing; guests will have at least three chances to win. To register, call 413 499-4000, ext. 26, e-mail email@example.com or go to www.berkshirechamber.com.
The Southern Berkshire Chamber of Commerce will hold its next Business After Hours Event on Thursday, Aug. 12 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Les Trois EmmeVineyard and Winery, 8 Knight Road, New Marlborough. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Berkshire Chamber of Commerce will hold "NET”working: Building Your Business through Social Media," presented by Christina Barrett, director of Marketing and Public Relations at Berkshire Community College, on Thursday, Aug. 19. Attendees will learn how social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Linked In and MySpace can complement your business’ marketing plan.
The workshop will be held at the Beacon Cinema, 57 Main St. from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. This workshop is free to members of the Berkshire Chamber and $10 for nonmembers. To register, visit www.berkshirechamber.com, e-mail email@example.com, or call 413-499-4000, ext. 26.
The Southern Berkshire Chamber also is planning a Chamber Night at Catamount Adventure Park, on Thursday, Aug. 26 from 4 to 6 p.m. Tickets are $20 apiece; the event is open to chamber members and their employees. For more information and tickets, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Berkshire Creative will be holding a Sparkette, (mini-networking event) for young professionals in the creative economy, on Tuesday, Aug. 10 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The event will be upstairs at Jae's Spice, 297 North St., Pittsfield. The event is free; there will be a free hors d'oevres and a cash bar. RSVP here.
Berkshire Young Professionals, a program of the Berkshire Chamber of Commerce, will host a Networking Social at Moe’s Tavern, located at 10 Railroad St. in Lee, on Thursday, Aug. 26, from 5 to 7 p.m. All young professionals living and/or working in Berkshire County are invited. The cost is $5 per person or free for BYP Cardholders.
Attendees can look forward to door prizes, giveaways and a cash bar. Make sure to bring along plenty of business cards for networking. For more information, check out berkshirechamber.com/byp or facebook.com/moestavern. To register, call 413-499-4000, ext. 26, e-mail email@example.com or go to www.berkshirechamber.com/byp.
July Networking Events/ Seminars
Networking events, workshops and seminars for the month of July are listed below. Got an upcoming business event? Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Southern Berkshire Chamber of Commerce has planned a Business After Hours networking event for Thursday, July 8 from 5:30 to 7:30pm at Wheeler and Taylor, 96 South Main St., Sheffield. RSVP to email@example.com.
Wendy Krom will present the workshop "Maintaining Balance as a Leader" on Wednesday, July 7 at Chapters Bookstore, 78 North St., Pittsfield. The workshop, which runs from 9 a.m. to noon, explores leadership styles, how to work well with others on a team, and how to maintain balance when life becomes hectic. The suggested donation is $12; to register, call Krom at 413-743-4370.
On Friday, July 9, Berkshire Enterprises will host the free business breakfast forum "Got Along Without You Before I Met You- Should I Get Along Without You Now?" The forum will be held on from 7:30 to 9 a.m. in the Third Floor Board room at One Fenn St., Pittsfield.
The forum will focus on the experiences of small business owners hiring and managing employees, including a discussion of how to evaluate whether or not to have employees and what business owners can do to successfully hire and maintain employees. The forum will be lead by Steve Fogel, Program Director of Berkshire Enterprises. A light breakfast is included.
To register, contact Steve Fogel at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message at 413-236-2141. Space is limited and reservations are required.
Berkshires Visitors Bureau holding an open forum discussion on marketing to small meetings and conference groups, on Tuesday, July 13 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Orchards Hotel, 222 Adams Road, Williamstown. For more information, call 413-743-4500.
The Berkshire Chamber of Commerce will host a "Chamber Nite" on Wednesday, July 21 from 5 to 7 at Berkshire Carousel, 5 Whipple St., Pittsfield. Berkshire Chamber members are invited to attend the event, which features an evening out on the "Coney Island" boardwalk, celebrating the completion of 14 carousel horses, most carved in a Coney Island style. Photo opportunities, tours, painting and carving demonstrations will be available throughout the evening.
Our BerkshireGreen will hold a networking and social event co-hosted by The Nutrition Center, 94 West Ave., on Wednesday, July 21 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. There will be free appetizers and a cash bar. Everyone is invited to come early and enjoy the offerings of the local farms and vendors at The Nutrition Center Farmers' Market on the green, from 3 to 6 p.m.
The evening will feature guest presentations by: Andrea F. Nuciforo Jr., Register of Deeds, speaking on "The Importance of Sustainable Agriculture"; Elizabeth Frishkoff, MSW, a certified HANDLE practitioner, explaining "Neurodevelopment and Learning Efficiency"; Luigi Morelli, offering words on "Nonviolent Communication in the Workplace and at Home"; and Elfi Six, discussing "Acutonics Sound Healing with a Guided Sound Meditation." No reservation is required; the event is free and open to all. For more information, visit www.OurBerkshireGreen.com.
Thursday, July 22, the Williamstown Chamber of Commerce and Sweet Brook Farm will host a Business After Hours event at the farm, 580 Oblong Road, Williamstown. The event, available to chamber members and their employees, runs from 5 to 7 p.m.
Hors d’oeuvres and cocktails will be served, and samples of the farm's maple syrup will be available. Local author Jennifer Trainer Thompson will be there to sign copies of her book, "Very Maple Syrup," with all proceeds donated to the Williamstown Youth Center. Reservations are requested; contact the chamber office at 413-458-9077 or email@example.com.
SPARK!, the networking group for those in the creative economy, will meet on Wednesday, July 28 at Wahconah Park, Pittsfield, to watch the Pittsfield Colonials take on Quebec. SPARK! guests will receive $1 off admission to the game. The event starts at 7 p.m. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 413.822.8324.
June Networking Events/Seminars
Networking events, workshops and seminars for the month of June are listed below. Have an upcoming business event you'd like to see here? Send it to email@example.com.
The Lenox Chamber of Commerce holds its Business After Hours event on Tuesday, June 2, at 5:30 p.m., at Lance Bermeulen's Real Estate, 38 Church St., Lenox. Wine, beer, soft drinks and hors d'oeuvers will be served. For more information, call 413-637-0006.
Berkshire Business and Professional Women will meet on Monday, June 7, at Jae's Spice, North Street, Pittsfield. The meeting will include the awarding of scholarships to nine Berkshire County working women to assist them in furthering their education. The meeting also will include the installation of the new officers for the group, including new president Chris Schaefer. There also will be a short presentation by the Lenox Fitness Center and Spa on its services.
Networking begins at 5:30 p.m., with dinner and the program to follow at 6. The cost is $28; reservations are required. For more information and reservations, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Southern Berkshire Chamber of Commerce will hold a Business After Hours event on Thursday, June 10 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at McCormick, Murtagh & Marcus, 390 Main St., Great Barrington. RSVP to email@example.com.
The Lenox Chamber of Commerce will hold an unconventional networking event on Monday, June 14 to welcome new member Berkshire Horseback. Attendees of the event, to be held at Aspinwall Stables from 6 to 8 p.m., will get the chance to ride horseback (wear long pants and appropriate footwear) into the sunset. There will be cocktails and treats; call 413-637-3646 for more information and to RSVP.
Also on June 14, Lenox Town Hall will host a "Greening Your Business" workshop from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in its auditorium. The seminar is sponsored by the Lenox Chamber of Commerce, the Southern Berkshire Chamber of Commerce, the Berkshire Chamber of Commerce, Lenox unplugged campaign, USDA, RDA and the Center for Ecological Technology (CET) and will be led by Jamie Cahillane, director of Recycling Services and Nancy Nylen, associate director of CET. The seminar will focus on topics including waste prevention, reduction, recycling, water and energy conservation and renewable. Case studies of local businesses who have "greened up" will be discussed.
In addition, there will be an Environmentally Preferred Products Vendor Fair. Light fare and beverages will be served. Those who wish to attend must register by Wednesday, June 9. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call Jamie or Natalie at CET at 413-445-4556 (ext. 14 or 30). The fee to attend the seminar is $25 and may be paid by cash or check made out to the Center for Ecological Technology. Members of the Chambers of Commerce are offered a reduced price of $20. Payment should be made out to CET before June 9 and may be mailed to: CET, Attn: Jamie Cahillane, 112 Elm St., Pittsfield, MA 01201.
On Tuesday, June 15, starting at 5:15 pm, Pittsfield Green Drinks will meet at Mission Bar and Tapas, 438 North St. The meeting, sponsored by Berkshire Environmental Action Team (BEAT) and the Center for Ecological Technology (CET), will be an informal gathering, open to everyone with any environmental interest. ("The drinks aren't green, but our conversations are.")
For more information about Pittsfield Green Drinks, contact Jamie Cahillane at CET (413-445-4556 ext. 14) or Jane Winn at BEAT (email@example.com or 413-230-7321).
The Southern Berkshire Chamber of Commerce is holding the networking event "Let's Connect," geared toward young professionals, on Tuesday, June 15 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Route 7 Grill, Great Barrington. There will be free hors d’oeuvres, and one free beer. Preference will be given to employees of chamber members; RSVP before June 11 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Wednesday, June 16, Sugar Hill Retirement Community, 45 Main St., Dalton, will host a Chamber Night for all Berkshire Chamber of Commerce businesses and their employees. The event, catered by Mazzeo's and Ken Almgren, executive chef at Sugar Hill, is from 5 to 7 p.m. Tours of the historical retirement community will be available. Be sure to bring your business card to be entered into the drawing for tickets to an upcoming Colonial Theatre performance. Registration by June 11 is strongly encouraged; contact the Berkshire Chamber at 413-499-4000 or 413-663-3735.
The Berkshire Visitors Bureau will have a Tourism Talkback on Thursday, June 24 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Mt. Greylock Visitors Center, 30 Rockwell Road, Lanesborough. The topic will be health and recreation. The event is free and open to all businesses in Berkshire County. Call 413-743-4500 for more information.
Also on June 24, Berkshire Green will hold a networking event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Hancock Shaker Village, 1843 Housatonic St., Pittsfield. Appetizers and a cash bar will be provided; there also will be guest speakers and door prizes. Reservations are not required; call 413-274-1122 for more information.
Pittsfield's The Morningside Initiative is hosting a Tyler Street Business Group meeting on Tuesday, June 29 at 5:30 p.m. at the Pittsfield Economic Development Authority office, 81 Kellogg St. The purpose of the meeting is to support the business community on Tyler Street and Dalton Avenue and give them a voice in shaping the future of their community by helping promote its positive attributes, while increasing quality of life. City Councilors will be in attendance to answer questions. The meeting is open to anyone on Tyler Street and Dalton Avenue. The Morningside Initiative’s mission is to preserve and restore the integrity of the neighborhood and empower residents.
The Berkshire Chamber of Commerce will host a Good News Business Salute on Wednesday, June 30 from 7:45 to 9 a.m. at Berkshire Hills Country Club, 500 Benedict Road, Pittsfield. The cost to attend is $25 for Berkshire Chamber members and $35 for nonmembers and includes a breakfast buffet.
June’s “good news” salutees include Hancock Shaker Village, Berkshire Art Association, Mountain One Financial Partners, and Gentiva Home Care. Randy Christensen, Senior Environmental Scientist at Stantec will serve as the keynote speaker and will discuss the steps related to the Pittsfield Municipal Airport. Ryan Melle, IT Project Manager at Berkshire Bank, will serve as the event’s emcee. To register, visit www.berkshirechamber.com, call 413-499-4000, ext. 26, or email email@example.com.
Greylock Federal Credit Union will host A Business After Hours Night from 5 to 7 at 445 Main St. for members of the Williamstown Chamber of Commerce. Hors d'oeuvres and cocktails will be served. Greylock Federa; membership is open to anyone who lives, works, attends school, worships or regularly conducts business in Berkshire County. More information is available online at www.greylock.org.
Reservations are requested. Contact the Chamber office at 413-458-9077 or firstname.lastname@example.org.