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Biz Briefs: Carr Hardware Opens 'Store of the Future'

The new store, Carr Paint, is a state-of-the-art "Store of the Future" collaboration with Benjamin Moore and will exclusively carry an expanded line of premium and professional grade Benjamin Moore products.

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Biz Briefs: MountainOne Bringing All Services Together in Downtown North Adams

The significant investment of creating this new and improved working space in downtown North Adams enables MountainOne to bring all of its financial service offerings of banking, insurance and investments together.

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Biz Briefs: BerkChique Fashion Fundraiser Returns to West Stockbridge

This year the sale is being presented by and in support of WAM Theatre and its programs, with additional donations going to the Berkshire Humane Society, Community Access to the Arts, and IS183 Art School of the Berkshires.

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Biz Briefs: Lenox Fit Owner Named Woman Small Business Owner of the Year

Lenox Fit is a multi-dimensional fitness and wellness facility that serves Berkshire County region. The customers range from rehab/post rehab from physical therapy, to advanced athletes and fitness enthusiasts of every level.

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Biz Briefs: Two Local Businesswomen Being Honored for Achievements

Two local organizations are honoring two women for their business and community achievements.

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Biz Briefs: Couple Returns to Berkshires to Buy Catherine's Chocolates

Catherine's Chocolate owner Kathy Sinico is retiring after more than 40 years of hand crafting chocolates from the same location on Route 7 in Great Barrington. The chocolatier has been a pillar of the South Berkshires, well known for its homey atmosphere and the scent of chocolate. Patrons return year after year for life celebrations in which Catherine’s Chocolate are an essential tradition.

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Biz Briefs: Wild Oats Launches New Catering Website

Wild Oats has been offering catering services for over ten years in their Main Street location, which includes a full-service kitchen and bakery. The ingredients are organic, in-season and locally sourced whenever possible and they use humanely raised, hormone- and antibiotic-free meat and sustainable seafood.

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Biz Briefs: North Adams Restaurants to 'Go Green' for the Month of April

The goal of "Go Green Month" is to reduce waste and practice behavior changes that are more environmentally friendly, with hopes that these changes will have a lasting impact on both the restaurants and the city.

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Biz Briefs: Stop & Shop Workers Still Without Contract

UFCW Local 1459, representing about 2,000 workers in the Berkshires and Western Mass, voted a week ago to authorize a strike if the contract talks continue to bog down. Local 1459's vote is in accord with four other UFCW locals that together represent some 30,000 workers in the grocery chain's New England stores.

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Biz Briefs: Dinner Raises Money to Support WTBR in Pittsfield

The money will be used to help with the costs of moving the station from Taconic High School to the PCTV studios, and rebuilding the studio and transmitter facilities.

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Biz Briefs: Tunnel City Coffee Hosts Art Show

Tunnel City Coffee in Mass MoCA hosts artists Sarah Sutro and Dorothea Osborn for a winter show of ink drawings and large scale paintings through March.

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Biz Briefs: Two Former Prosecutors Open Local Law Firm

The law firm was founded on Feb. 4, 2019, by Gregory M. Barry and Robert W. Kinzer, two former assistant district attorneys in the Berkshire District Attorney's Office.

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Biz Briefs: SVHC Named One of Vermont's Best Places to Work Again

SVHC received the honor for the first time in 2015. It remains the only hospital in the state of Vermont to be recognized by the awards program

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Biz Briefs: Big Y Bag Program Now Benefitting Hillcrest Educational Centers, BCARC

The Big Y Community Bag and Giving Tag Program, which launched in January 2019, is a reusable bag program that facilitates community support with the goal to make a difference in the communities where shoppers live and work.

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BIC Holds Topping Off Ceremony

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Biz Briefs: Berkshire Gas, Avangrid Foundation Supports Girls Inc. STEM Program

Eureka! brings girls in the Berkshires a unique opportunity to explore STEM-related subjects through intensive, hands-on programming over five years.

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Biz Briefs: Balance Rock Investment Group Celebrates 20 Years With Move

Balance Rock Investment Group closed out 2018 with after celebrating the firm's 20th anniversary and move to its new office space on South Street in Pittsfield.

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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.

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Watercooler: Allium to Close After 12 Years in Great Barrington

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

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Biz Briefs: Pine Cobble School, Northshire Bookstore to Host Book Fair

Books will be sorted into categories, with selections for very young children, picture books, early chapter books, middle grade books, young adult, adult fiction, and a few specialty books. All will be gift-worthy. Twenty percent of all proceeds will go to Pine Cobble's library.

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Biz Briefs: Big Y Helps Fund Books for North Adams, Pittsfield Elementary Schools

The six elementary schools benefiting from this generous donation included Silvio O. Conte Community School, Morningside Community School and Crosby Elementary in Pittsfield and Brayton Elementary, Greylock Elementary and Colegrove Park Elementary in North Adams.

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Biz Briefs: Main Street Hospitality Branching Outside Massachusetts to Rhode Island

When completed in the spring of 2020, the $29 million development will include an 84-room boutique hotel to be managed by Main Street Hospitality, as well as a 4,000-square-foot restaurant and 3,000 square feet of retail space.

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Biz Briefs: Red Lion Inn Partners with Stash Hotel Rewards

Stash members earn five points for each dollar spent on eligible room rates and can redeem them at great independent hotels across North America, including the Caribbean and Hawaii.

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Biz Briefs: Tunnel City Coffee Opens Fall Art Show

Sutro's abstracted realist paintings recall memories of existence among peaceful landscapes, while Osborn's macro-paintings delve into life at the cellular level, sharing the beauty of biology’s smallest divisions.

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Biz Briefs: Humane Society Opening Second Catwalk Boutique

The shop specializes in affordable women’s clothing with an emphasis on designer and upscale labels, current styles, and contemporary fashion.

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