BUSINESS BRIEFS: Accounting webinar; Workshops for small businesses; BUW fundraising; New CATA staff; Adams receives a grant; New Staff at Berkshire Pulse; New owner at The Bookloft


At the launch of Interprint’s workplace campaign, employees were able to enter a raffle and play games in support of Berkshire United Way, while BUW’s Brenda Petell, right, took part in the pledges the country. Photo courtesy of Berkshire United Way.

Katie Brelsford. Photo by Tricia McCormack Photography. Courtesy of KB Accounting.

KB Accounting offers a free webinar on the basics of accounting

Pittfield– KB Accounting is delighted to announce a free webinar for entrepreneurs and small business owners on November 28, 2022 at 6:00 p.m.

Webinar attendees will learn how to record your bills and invoices using QuickBooks Online. This will make it easier for the business owner to know where their organization is at with their income and expenses at all times.

Katie Brelsford, President and CEO of KB Accounting, said, “There is such a dearth of scalable accounting services in our region that we thought this free webinar might help organizations that cannot yet afford to outsource their accounting. »

For more information or additional questions, please contact KB’s accounting team at [email protected]

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North Adams Chamber Launches Fall Workshop Series to Support Small Business

North Adams– The North Adams Chamber will host a series of fall workshops to help small businesses in the North Berkshires. In November, the NAC will launch a series of technological makeovers that will delve into e-commerce, efficient software options and digital marketing. Each class costs $15 to attend, or a discounted rate of $30 for all three. Sessions will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and will be held at the NAC office at 85 Main Street, Suite 200A.

The program of the tech makeover series:
November 7: get organized; Digital management tools for workflow efficiency
November 14: Find yourself; The basics of digital marketing to find your business
November 21: be social; Social Media Marketing Strategies and Content Planning

Discover the workshops and register on

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Berkshire United Way kicks off 2022-23 campaign year

Pittfield—Fundraising fuels the work of many nonprofits and allows them to support people and programs that do tremendous good in the community. Berkshire United Way (BUW) has launched its 2022-2023 fundraising campaign to support 40 programs and more than 10,000 neighbors in need. The BUW team works with nearly 140 workplace campaigns to provide employees with simple, effective and enjoyable ways to make a difference in the community.

Continuing a great partnership with Mill Town, anyone who signs up for their workplace campaign this year will be entered for a chance to win a Berkshire experience at the Gateways Inn in Lenox.

To find out how to set up a workplace campaign, contact Pamela Knisley at [email protected] or (413) 442-6948 x15. Learn more about BUW’s work in the community at

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GaryCope. Photo courtesy of Salisbury Bank.

Salisbury Bank announces the appointment of a new assistant vice-president

LakevilleSalisbury Bank and Trust Company is pleased to announce that Gary Cope has been promoted to Assistant Vice President, Information Technology Service Desk Manager within the IT Department.

Gary started as an IT specialist in October 2012 and has been a team leader in the department for the past few years. He will be responsible for planning, organizing and managing resources to achieve IT department goals and customer service goals.

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Adms Receives Grant for City’s Greylock Glen Outdoor Center

Adam— Congressman Richard E. Neal, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, joined Adams City Administrator Jay R. Green, members of the Adams Selectboard and to local officials for announcing a $1,000,000 allocation for the city. Greylock Glen Outdoor Center Project.

The 10,000 square foot outdoor center will welcome visitors to Greylock Glen and serve as a “base camp” for exploration. The facility will include a central gathering area with a large stone fireplace, classrooms, exhibit space, a cafe and retail space for outdoor recreation equipment. The Center will capture views of Mount Greylock, while taking advantage of passive solar and natural lighting opportunities. Designed by Maclay Architects of Vermont as a net zero building, it will be sensitively integrated into the site and use natural materials to appear nearly seamless with the surroundings.

This project will develop tourism and outdoor recreation in Berkshire County through the development of Greylock Glen Resort. The EDA investment will be matched by $1.2 million in local funds and is expected to create 476 jobs and leverage $42 million in private investment, according to recipient estimates.

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Shannon Nulf and Gillian Ebersole. Photo courtesy of Berkshire Pulse.

Introducing Berkshire Pulse Staff

Housatonic— Berkshire Pulse has new staff members. Administrator Shannon Nulf and Marketing/PR and Curriculum Coordinator Gilliam Ebersole will join the team this fall. More information is available here.

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New owners at the Bookloft

The Bookloft in its brand new location at 63 State Road, Great Barringto. Photo by Kelly Cade

Pamela Pescosolido of The Bookloft in Great Barrington has announced that effective January 1, 2023, Giovanni Boivin will become owner of the store. Boivin is currently responsible for purchasing books at the store, but he is looking forward to owning the store and hopes to maintain it over his next 50 years in the Berkshires.


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