|Ocean State Job Lot, Tractor Supply to Open in North Adams|
|By Tammy Daniels,|
12:08PM / Wednesday, May 22, 2013
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Closeout retailer Ocean State Job Lot has signed a purchase and sales agreement for the old Walmart building on Curran Highway.
The chain expects to hire for 30 to 40 jobs and will sublet a section of the building to Tractor Supply Inc., with both operations opening in the fall, pending permitting.
The location will be the 46th in Massachusetts for the North Kingstown, R.I.-based chain, which has several stores in the Springfield area. It has 109 stores total with 4,000 employees in New England and New York, and annual sales of more than $540 million.
Tractor Supply, a farm and ranch retailer, operates more than 1,000
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|Greylock Federal Promotes Two Employees|
|09:15AM / Wednesday, May 15, 2013|
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Greylock Federal Credit Union announced the promotion of two employees, Bob Maxwell to vice president of marketing services for Greylock Marketing Group and Anthony "Tony" Hyte to assistant
vice president of branch development.
"I'm thrilled to be announcing the promotion of these two individuals," said Greylock President and CEO Marilyn L. Sperling. "Bob has an exceptional talent for developing comprehensive, effective marketing strategies to meet the individual needs of each client, and we are confident his customer-focused approach will lead to ongoing success
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|Caligari Opens Luxury Linens Store in Great Barrington|
|05:26PM / Monday, May 13, 2013|
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — William Caligari has opened Linen, a luxury linens store, at 105 Main St.
The president of William Caligari Interiors and The Drapery Workroom said his newest venture offers the finest luxury linens for bed, bath and table to retail customers in the region.
"Linen is bringing a carefully selected line of leading international and European fabrics to the Berkshires," said Caligari. "We believe that the market for really beautiful home furnishings in the region was calling out for this."
Linen will be working closely with sister company The Drapery Workroom, a full-service fabrication studio, at 85 Main St. in providing
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|Berkshire Hills Bancorp Holds Annual Meeting|
|09:22PM / Thursday, May 09, 2013|
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (PRNewswire) — Berkshire Hills Bancorp Inc. (NYSE: BHLB) held its annual meeting of shareholders on Thursday, May 9, in Pittsfield.
Chairman, President and CEO Michael P. Daly summarized Berkshire's accomplishments in 2012. They included strong organic growth and team recruitment, along with the acquisitions of CBT and Beacon Federal. The year's initiatives produced improved profitability and resulted in a 29 percent increase in core earnings per share. Berkshire's 2012 stock returns exceeded 10 percent, and the quarterly cash dividend was increased by 6 percent, providing a yield of over 3 percent. Daly concluded with a summary of the encouraging
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|Bank of Canton Names Pittsfield Native as County's Lending Manager|
|09:51AM / Tuesday, April 30, 2013|
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Pittsfield native Debra Burchard was named regional lending manager for Bank of Canton and will cover all of Berkshire County.
Burchard handles real estate mortgage lending, including residential, construction, renovation, MassHousing programs, FHA mortgages, refinancing, jumbo loans, home equity programs, reverse mortgages and commercial loans throughout Berkshire County.
Burchard is a graduate of Pittsfield High School. Most recently, she was a mortgage originator for Hoosac Bank and also served in a similar capacity with the former Legacy Banks, working from Lee and covering South County. She began her sales career with General
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