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Berkshire Chamber to Hold Annual Meeting

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Berkshire Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual meeting this Friday, Dec. 17, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. in the Crowne Plaza ballroom. Themed "Leadership," the meeting will honor various community and chamber members..

Outgoing Board Chair Karen Zink, president of Berkshire Gas, will call the meeting to order at 7:30. The agenda will include the election of directors and officers, a salute to the outgoing chair and a welcome from the incoming chair Gerard Burke, president of Hillcrest Educational Centers, Inc.

The 2010 Esther Quinn Award, in memory of Esther Quinn, a former chamber volunteer and advocate for volunteer efforts, will be presented to June Roy-Martin, Communications and Business Development manager at Quality Printing Company. Former North Adams Mayor John Barrett III and outgoing state Rep. Daniel E. Bosley will each be presented with the 2010 Francis H. Hayden Award. The Hayden Award honors the memory of Francis Hayden, a two-term president of the Northern Berkshire Chamber who made significant contributions to the community as president and through his involvement with several other organizations.

This year’s annual meeting is sponsored by Berkshire Bank, TD Bank, Legacy Banks, SABIC Innovative Plastics, CornerStone, and Quality Printing.

The chamber’s 2010 members of the month will also be presented with certificates of recognition. The 2010 members of the month are Boys & Girls Club of Pittsfield, Miss Hall’s School, Charter Oak Consulting Group, Richard Fabozzi “Presents”, Berkshire United Way, Inc., Northern Berkshire United Way, Mission Bar + Tapas, Bascom Lodge, Pine Cone Hill; The Annie Selke Companies, and Bisque Beads & Beyond.

Tickets are $30 per person and include a breakfast buffet. The event is open exclusively to members of the Berkshire Chamber of Commerce. To register, call 413-499-4000, e-mail choyt@berkshirechamber.com or register at www.berkshirechamber.com.

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