Small but Successful, Zogics is the Kind of Company Berkshire Business Leaders Seek

A gas grill is located near a fence adjacent to the front door. There's a bicycle rack inside the main entrance. Real bikes are attached to it. Walk further into this office building on Valley Street and one will encounter a Rhodesian ridgeback dog named S'Bu. An African hunting dog, S'Bu can be found wandering

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Cultural Investments Spark North Adams

Mayor Richard Alcombright says North Adams used to be a little mill town that people had to drive through to get to Stockbridge, Williamstown, or popular spots in Southern Vermont. “But over the last decade, we’ve become a place to stop and are really finding our way to becoming a destination,” he told BusinessWest, adding

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Berkshire Chamber, Visitors Bureau Merge into 1Berkshire

After living together for three years, the Berkshire Visitors Bureau and the Berkshire Chamber of Commerce announced their engagement on Wednesday. The two organizations will become one as of July 1 as part of the 1Berkshire Strategic Alliance, joining Berkshire Creative and the Berkshire Economic Development Corp. and cementing a relationship the organizations have been

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Berkshire Visitors Bureau, Chamber of Commerce Merge with 1Berkshire

The final step of a plan that has been in the works for six years officially became legal Wednesday when three Berkshire organizations were merged into one. Members of the Berkshire Visitors Bureau and the Berkshire Chamber of Commerce voted to approve a full merger with the 1Berkshire Strategic Alliance under the 1Berkshire banner at

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Berkshire Visitors Bureau and Chamber of Commerce to Vote on Merger

Members of the Berkshire Chamber of Commerce and the Berkshire Visitors Bureau are meeting to vote on the merger of the two organizations into the region’s lead economic development agency. The groups are taking the final step in a strategic alliance that has been talked about for roughly 6 years. 1Berkshire will serve as a

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The Berkshire Creative Economy is Alive and Well

Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial start of summer, is right around the corner and many Berkshire businesses, residents, and visitors are excited for the warm days ahead. This is also an important time for arts and culture in the Berkshires as museums, theaters, festivals, cinemas, and historic sites provide a boon to our local economy.

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Berkchique Dresses the Women of the RI Region

For some, the now-annual Berkchique! charity clothing sale is the biggest shopping opportunity of the year, and this year’s, held at the former Crane Stationery factory, was no different. With perhaps one exception: the rack of Jean Paul Gaultier (new, with tags) that Berkshires fashion icon and event chair Vicki Bonnington snapped up on eBay

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Join Us for Our Special Joint Member Meeting

On May 25, 2016, at 5:00 PM on the campus of Berkshire Community College, in the Boland Theatre, the current members of the Berkshire Chamber and the Berkshire Visitors Bureau will come together to formally vote on the merger of these two organizations with the 1Berkshire Strategic Alliance. We want you to be part of

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Seth Nash – Spotlight

In 1988 George H.W. Bush was being re-elected, people were rocking out to Michael Jackson, full denim outfits were all the rage, and Seth Nash and his brother Mitch began selling the FlatCat. The FlatCat was a two-dimensional cardboard cat the brothers marketed as the "Perfect Pet," but it was also the beginning of something

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Chronicle: Pittsfield After Dark

After GE left, the then mayor described the city as nothing but a speed bump. Today though it is clear that that speed bump has become a destination. Theater, dining, craft cocktails. Watch the video for more on Pittsfield after dark >>

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