Adams Community Bank Elects New Trustees And Corporators

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ADAMS, Mass. — Adams Community Bank elected new trustees and corporators at its special meeting.
 
Following its Special Meeting of the Corporators in June, Adams Community Bank announced the election of Sheri Quinn and William Young as Trustees and Eleonore Velez and David Bissaillion as Corporators. 
 
Sheri Quinn
Sheri Quinn is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) at Fenton Quinn, PC, a local firm that provides personalized financial guidance to both individuals and businesses. She has 37 years of experience as owner/partner of the firm. Her expertise ranges from tax
services for individuals, trusts, partnerships, and corporations to more in-depth services
such as financial statements, advisory services, and tax planning. 
 
Sheri has been on boards of numerous nonprofits including Coolidge Hill Foundation, Berkshire County Kid’s Place and Violence Prevention Center, Inc., BCC Foundation and Hillcrest Foundation, and Feronia Wellness LTD. She was a board member at The Kid’s Place since its formation in 1994 and treasurer for many years. 
 
She resides in New Ashford with her husband of 27 years, Matthew Quinn. They have two grown daughters and a grandson who live locally.  
 
William Young
William Young is the Chief Information Officer at Berkshire Health Systems (BHS), where he has developed an Information Technology strategy that includes a new state-of-the-art Electronic Health system for both hospital-employed and community-based physicians across the Berkshires and has successfully led the Information Technology team to achieve Healthcare’s "Most-Wired" status for BHS. 
 
Young is a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, with a degree in Technical Management and concentration in Information Systems, Economics, and Business Law. He has been active in numerous professional and civic organizations, including serving on the Board of the Massachusetts Health Data Consortium and being an active member of the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). 
 
"We welcomed, both Sheri and Bill, in April 2019 when they were elected as corporators and we are delighted in announcing their status as Trustees," Charles O’Brien, president and CEO said. "Both individuals bring very strong attributes that will complement and strengthen our current board and help Adams Community Bank continue to carry out our mission of being a strong financial partner with the local businesses and the communities we serve."
 
Eleonore Velez
Eleanore Velez is an admissions counselor and coordinator of the Multicultural Center at Berkshire Community College (BCC). Eleanore was born and grew up in Mexico City, Mexico. She has spent many years as a counselor and director of YMCA programs here in the Berkshires and New York City. She recently returned to the Berkshires and volunteered as the chairwoman for the Latin American Council where she has helped Latinos relocate to the area. Eleanore joined BCC in the fall of 2007 and has assumed a leadership role in promoting a welcoming and engaging campus for students from ethnically and culturally diverse backgrounds.
 
She serves as a liaison and an advocate with community agencies and various college offices to deepen community integration. 
 
David Bissaillion
David Bissaillion is a Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) at Smith Brothers-McAndrews Insurance (SBM). David joined the agency in 2011 then became President and owner in January 2019. His expertise ranges from assisting business customers with their insurance needs to selling life insurance for SBM. 
 
David is an active member of the community with 25 years’ experience in the insurance industry. He has previously served as the President and CEO of the Berkshire Chamber of Commerce.  
 
"We are very pleased to welcome Eleanore and David as new Corporators who are each deeply committed to the communities we serve," O’Brien said. "Both are successful leaders who bring a wealth of knowledge and business experience that will make them outstanding representatives for Adams Community Bank."
 
 

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Limited Parking Causes Issues on Mount Greylock Summit

By Jack GuerinoiBerkshires Staff
LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — After a busy season with parking challenges, the Mount Greylock Advisory Council will explore alternative ways to get people to the summit.
 
Becky Barnes of the state Department of Conservation and Recreation told the council Thursday that this summer and fall were busy on the summit of Mount Greylock and they often had to close the road once the parking lot was at capacity.
 
"We really need to explore other ways to reach the summit for our visitors especially on these high visitation days," Barnes said. "There has to be some other way to get visitors to the summit ... we have to do some outside of the box thinking." 
 
Barnes said specifically on Columbus Day weekend the summit was so busy that staff could only let a car in once one left. She said cars were parking improperly and creating safety concerns.
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