Berkshire Business Outlook

Updates on the engines that drive our economy.

Break-out session: Introverts and Extroverts on social media; submitted photo.

Berkshire Business Outlook #7 — PodCamp Western Mass. 8

If Social Media and digital content are your thing, have we got a show for you. PodCamp Western Mass. #8 is upon us, and you're looking to connect with comrades in the industry, this is the un-conference for you We speak with Jaclyn Stevenson, Director of Public Relations and Social ...
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"Unsilent Night," created by Phil Kline and performed in cities around the world will occur in North Adams; photo courtesty unsilentnight.com

Berkshire Business Outlook #5 — Holiday Walk, Unsilent night, Kit & Kaboodle

Emily Watts, executive director of the Williamstown Chamber of Commerce joins us again, this time as the guest on our very first "Chamber Check-In" segment of the show ...
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Chasing Bubbles in the Stock Market; composite of public domain images

Berkshire Business Outlook #4 — Holding Steady in a Shaky Stock Market

Professor Richard Yanow, who teaches investment and finance in the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Department of Business Administration and Economics, discusses the importance of keeping calm amidst volatility in the stock market ...
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Berkshire Business Outlook #4 — Creative Resources Conference

1Berkshire holds its first Creative Resources Conference, a “how-to, where-to” for artists and creative entrepreneurs, at Hotel on North in downtown Pittsfield, Thursday, November 12, 2015 ...
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"Early Thaw," By John MacDonalsd; image courtesy Country Curtains

Berkshire Business Outlook #3 — Country Curtains Launches Global Showcase for “Berkshire Originals”

Country Curtains recently launched "Berkshire Originals," an online portal into the creativity of local arts offerings for the rest of the world to enjoy. By building relationships with all types of Berkshire artists, this interior decor landmark hopes to satisfy the longing of customers for the handmade, one-of-a-kind pieces you ...
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Alice Maggio, Program Coordinator, BerkShares, Inc.; photo courtesy Conference on Complementary Currency Systems

Berkshire Business Outlook, Episode 2 — Alice Maggio Explains “BerkShares” Local Currency

As local economy continues to strengthen, Maggio says organization seeks to broaden the reach of BerkShares to encourage support of local businesses We speak with Alice Maggio, Program Coordinator at Berkshares, Inc., fresh from her trip to the Basque region of Spain. She explains the history of local currencies in ...
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Berkshire Business Outlook, Episode 1 — Ken Kuttner on This Week’s Stock Market Jitters

Ken Kuttner, Chair of the Department of Economics at Williams College, provides some perspective on world markets and China's scramble to stay solvent. The Berkshire Business Outlook Caught up with Ken Kuttner after a couple days of chasing him around Asia. We caught up with him in Queensland, Australia. He ...
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The Top Left Corner, Episode 17, BBO: WCC’s Emily Watts Upbeat on Region’s Future

TLC—BERKSHIRE BUSINESS OUTLOOK Emily Watts, new Director at the Williamstown Chamber of Commerce says mission focus should be both inward and outward to promote Town strengths The Williamstown Chamber of Commerce has named Emily Watts as its new Executive Director, the Chamber's Board Chair Jason Dohaney announced earlier this month ...
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Berkshire Agency Recognized for Excellence in Print, Packaging Design

Winstanley brings home advertising awards for wine label design, specialty items, and national print ads COHOES, N.Y. — Creative agency Winstanley Partners highlighted its strength in packaging design this month, garnering four ADDY awards at the annual competition ...
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Baker-Polito Administration Announces State Support for High-Speed Internet Expansion in Western Mass

State will Partner and Invest with Towns to Address the ‘Last Mile’ Challenge, Helping Unserved Residents and Businesses Compete in the Digital Global Economy (BOSTON) – Today, Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito announced their commitment to broadband expansion initiatives designed to narrow existing gaps in high-speed Internet ...
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