MCLA MBA Program Presents 'Friday Focus' Panel Series

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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — MCLA's Master of Business Administration Program is presenting a free series of virtual panels examining leadership, entrepreneurship, and finance in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.  
Held monthly in March, April, and May and moderated by MCLA Director of Corporate Engagement and Strategic Partnerships Dr. Joshua Mendel, this series will feature local business leaders, MBA program alumni, and faculty from MCLA's Business Department. The first event, "Leadership in the time of COVID" will be held March 12 and will feature MCLA alumni Thomas Adjei and Veronica Torres Martin as well as MCLA Professor of Business Tom Whalen. 
Each monthly event will begin at noon. To register, visit All events will take place virtually, and are free and open to the public. These events will also be streamed to the MCLA Facebook page and will be archived on the MCLA YouTube channel for later viewing.   
  • Friday Focus Lunchtime Series Events: 
  • March 12 – Leadership in the Time of COVID  
  • April 9 – Entrepreneurship and Small Business in the Time of COVID 
  • May 7 – Financials in the time of COVID 
MCLA's Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is a part-time accelerated program designed to meet the needs of the working adult learner. Most courses meet through a combination of online and face-to-face instruction and blend classroom experience with practical, hands-on fieldwork. In addition, the program offers diverse academic programming and provides a high return on investment. MCLA's MBA program accepts applications throughout the year, and new students may begin the program in the fall, spring, and summer. Learn more at

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McCann to Install Lights on Football Field

By Jack GuerinoiBerkshires Staff
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — McCann Technical School hopes to have lights installed on the football field for the upcoming season.
"Friday night lights," School Committee member William Diamond joked at the committee's meeting Thursday after Superintendent James Brosnan said lights are finally coming to the school's athletic complex.
When Williams College renovated Weston Field, it donated the old lights and components to McCann. Brosnan said the project has been in the works some eight years.
He said contractor Musco Lighting went through the lighting components and that "everything is still viable and operational. Everything is ready to go."
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