Business

<MORE>
image description

@theMarket: Markets Retrace December Losses

For those who followed my advice last quarter and have remained invested, your paper losses are rapidly disappearing. I expect that, despite continued volatility through March, the second half of the year should see all your losses recouped and I expect further gains after that. click for more

image description

Donovan O'Connor & Dodig Names New Partner

Howard has been with the firm since 2011. A native of Bennington, Vt., and lifelong resident of the area, he is well-regarded by both his clients and his peers. click for more

image description

The Independent Investor: Pay Gap for Women Is...

If Citigroup, one of the world's largest banks, is any indication, women earn 29 percent less than their male counterparts. It also revealed that only 37 percent of its managerial jobs were held by females. click for more

image description

What's Keeping You From Protecting Your Family's...

Fortunately, you can help prevent this 'worst-case" scenario from happening – if you have sufficient life insurance. click for more

image description

Lawsuit Accuses Wayfair of Misleading Investors

While the city and state was courting Wayfair to bring some 3,300 new jobs to the state, investors felt they were being misled. A class action lawsuit has been filed against the Boston-based company alleging that Wayfair officials failed to disclose adverse facts about the company, deceived the... click for more

image description

Williamstown Package Store Keeps Customers Coming...

Family-owned Gold Leaf package store wants to keep it personal and supply its customers with exactly what they want. click for more

image description

Temescal to Sell Recreational Marijuana Starting...

Temescal Wellness will start recreational sales of marijuana on Tuesday starting at 11 a.m. The company will be the first to sell recreational marijuana in the city and will be the second in the county. Temescal was granted its license to sell for adult use in December and is now expecting a big... click for more

image description

@theMarket: Markets Bounce 10 Percent Since...

If you are not living the markets every single moment, day-in, day-out, then forget about profiting from it. Most retail investors will get chopped up into little pieces and spit out by the proprietary trading desks and their quantum computers. click for more

image description

New President Named at Berkshire Gas

In this role, Reynolds will have overall responsibility for operations and management of the company and its 124-member workforce. Berkshire Gas provides natural gas service to 40,000 customers in 20 communities in the three westernmost counties of Massachusetts. click for more

What's Trending?

<MORE>
image description

Pittsfield Police...

Police are investigating a...

MoreCommunity News
image description

Pittsfield Looks to Crack...

The Parks Commission wants to...

MoreCommunity News
image description

North Adams Traffic...

The Traffic Commission is...

MoreCommunity News
image description

McCann Superintendent...

The nonprofit, independent...

MoreSchools
image description

MassWildlife Rescues Deer...

MassWildlife rescued a mature...

MoreCommunity News
image description

North Adams Considers...

At Tuesday's City Council...

MoreCommunity News
image description

Two More Marijuana Companies Seek Pittsfield...

The owner of the former County Wide Rental building on Dalton Avenue is trying for a third time to get a marijuana business into the property. James Scalise of SK Design is representing Pittsfield Investment Group again in a pitch to receive permits for a marijuana business at 531 Dalton Avenue. The site was originally the first location permitted for a medical marijuana facility in 2014 but the plans fell through. In 2016, a new vendor looked at the space but that too went the same path.

image description

The Independent Investor: Changes to Social...

As the year begins, those who are retired, or who plan to soon, need to know the changes the government has recently announced to your benefits.

image description

North Adams' Tourists Repurposing Historic...

It marks a significant change in the resort's plans for a fine-dining restaurant on Massachusetts Avenue that guests at the State Road motel would have accessed via a bucolic trail over the river.

image description

Roth vs. Traditional 401(k): Which Is Right for...

There's no one right answer for everyone. You essentially need to ask yourself these questions: When do you want to pay taxes? And what will your tax rate be in the future?

image description

Berkshires First Recreational Marijuana Store...

The county's first recreational marijuana retailer opens its doors on Friday. Theory Wellness will open for retail customers at 10 a.m. Friday. The company becomes the first to sell recreational in the Berkshires after being approved by the state's Cannabis Control Commission last month. "This is the beginning of a movement in the Berkshires," CEO Brandon Pollock said.

image description

Big Y Plans to Eliminate Single-Use Plastic Bags...

Big Y Foods Inc., one of the largest independently owned supermarket chains in New England, will eliminate its use of the bags from all 70 of its markets, specialty stores and Big Y Express Gas and Convenience locations in 2020.

image description

Watercooler: Company Donates Quilts to Hospital

The quilts were made with around 60 yards of donated fabric coming from donors from as far away as Minneapolis.

image description

Rapoza Center for the Arts Opens on Summer Street

Originally from southeastern Massachusetts, Rapoza Hauser and her husband, John Hauser, stumbled upon Adams some years ago and found it to be the perfect place to open up their art center.

image description

Gov. Baker Highlights Success of Berkshire Sterile...

Baker toured the facility, met with the interns, heard from company officials about future plans, and highlighted it as an example of the good work his administration has done while citing the need to continue building.

image description

Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation Taps New...

Reed has nearly 20 years of experience in the field, the last dozen years serving elders. She has worked at CNR as a clinical reimbursement coordinator since 2017.

image description

Edward Jones Office Administrator Accepts Limited...

Edward Jones currently employs 45,000 associates in all 50 states and through its affiliate in Canada. This is the firm's 17th limited partnership offering in its 97-year history.

image description

Pittsfield To Update Body Art Regs To Include...

The Board of Health is revisiting its body art regulations as the trend of microblading has recently arrived in the city. Health Director Gina Armstrong said recently the department received two inquiries from people looking to open a microblading practice. Armstrong said the practice is covered by the tattoo regulations but said there is room in the regulations for further definitions and a requirement of experience.

image description

Year-end: Put This Year's Investment Performance...

But you can still get a clear picture of how you did if you keep your investments' returns in the proper perspective – by making sure your expectations are relevant, realistic and reviewed.

image description

Investment Firm Moves Into Former White Horse Inn

The firm is celebrating its 20th year. It was established by David Milligan in 1998 as Colt Investment Services, and purchased the South Street location earlier this year. The firm specializes in retirement income strategies.

image description

North Adams' Brewhaha Settled Into New Location

After moving and settling into its new location in the West End, Brewhaha has not only retained die-hard customers but picked up a few new ones.

image description

Nonprofit Center Names New Board Director

Allison is an engineer, educator and entrepreneur. A recent transplant to the Berkshires, she is currently director of Member Services at 1Berkshire

image description

Baker Hill Road District Takes Mall to Court Over...

The Baker Hill Road District has taken a new tactic to secure back taxes from the Berkshire Mall. On Dec. 7, the district the district filed a lawsuit in Berkshire Superior Court against Berkshire Mall Realty Holdings seeking $276,859 plus interest from the properties. The request for taxes owed to the district for the first two quarters of the fiscal year.

image description

Financial Tips for Snowbirds ... Present and...

Of course, your stage of life will help determine if you are prepared to be a snowbird now or if you’re just hoping to be one in the future. But in either case, you'll need to be financially prepared.

image description

Watercooler: Allium to Close After 12 Years in...

After nearly 12 years in the Berkshires, Allium Restaurant + Bar will be closing its doors on Jan. 1.

image description

Greylock Federal Hires New Controller

Kaushal is a licensed certified public accountant in the United States and Canada. He is a seasoned professional with experience in major public accounting firms and private industry including: distribution; utilities; manufacturing; and technology environments.


iBerkshires.com Text Ads

Tahiti Takeout

Chinese and Polynesian dishes. Daily lunch & dinner Specials. Pittsfield, MA (413)499-4711

www.thetahititakeout.com

Gala Restaurant

A reinvented space to eat and drink in Williamstown. Come see our great new changes!

www.galarestaurant.com

Bedard Bros Auto Sales

7 major New Car brands. Route 8 Cheshire, MA 413-743-0014. Happy HONDA Days Sales Event CLICK NOW!!

www.bedardhonda.com

Berkshire Snapshot

<MORE>