Berkshire Money Management Welcomes New Team Members

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DALTON, Mass. — Berkshire Money Management (BMM), a boutique financial management firm with offices in Dalton and Great Barrington, welcomes their newest additions to the team:  Kimberly Campagna, Communications and Content Specialist, and Carla Cowdrey, Office Support Specialist. 
 
Together, the pair add to Berkshire Money Management an array of operations, creative, IT, and marketing skills.
 
Campagna brings a decade of creative communications, marketing, and design experience to the BMM team. She earned her bachelor's degree in graphic design from Northeastern University before relocating to the Berkshires in 2011. Most recently, Campagna served for five years as the Marketing and Brand Manager at the Berkshire Museum, where she was responsible for marketing, PR, design, and social media as part of the community museum's engagement team. In her role at Berkshire Money Management, she collaborates with Community Development Director Nichole Dupont to keep clients and the community informed, support local organizations, and strengthen the company brand.
 
"Our commitment to community engagement and development has become a key part of our culture, which is why I am excited to have Kimberly join the BMM family," said Allen Harris, CEO of Berkshire Money Management. "Her experience in making ideas come to life will help us to better define and execute our commitment."
 
Cowdrey adds more than twenty years of operations and client care experience to the Berkshire Money Management roster. A graduate of Taconic High School, she began her career at what was then Berkshire Life Insurance, now Guardian Insurance Company of America. For the past nine years, Cowdrey was an Operations Specialist in Inforce Individual Markets. At Berkshire Money Management, she coordinates office IT, implements policies and procedures, assists with compliance testing and administrative duties, and provides broad support to clients and visitors.
 
"As our team grows to meet the complex needs of new and existing clients, we need someone who can keep all the necessary parts moving like clockwork," said Allen. "Carla has decades of experience doing just that, and we are so glad to have her on board."

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Dalton Fire Chief Hired But Name Will Be Released at Later Date

By Sabrina DammsiBerkshires Staff
DALTON, Mass.—After a long search the Dalton Fire District has hired its new fire chief. 
 
"The district has gone through an exhaustive search looking for a new chief to replace Jim Peltier that was released in mid-summer. We feel that the new chief will bring the department together," Fire District Chair James Driscoll said. 
 
However, for now, the name of the new chief is being withheld because the district first wants to communicate with department staff before announcing it to the public, said Driscoll.
 
The district combed through 15 applications for the position and finally landed on one that they felt was a good fit. 
 
"We feel he has a lot of common sense and knowledge in the fire department and in the running of the fire department and hopefully everything will work out from this point forward," Driscoll said.
 
Driscoll said the district does plan to hold a swearing-in ceremony the first week of February. The exact date has yet to be determined. 
 
Retired Pittsfield Fire Chief Robert Czerwinski , who agreed agreed to act as interim chief until a new one could be found, will remain with the department until the new chief takes over.
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