Berkshire Business Outlook #7 — PodCamp Western Mass. 8

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

  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 Media at Winstanley Parnters, who has been a driving […]

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

"Early Thaw," By John MacDonalsd; image courtesy Country Curtains

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 can only find here.

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

Alice Maggio, Program Coordinator, BerkShares, Inc.; photo courtesy Conference on Complementary Currency Systems

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 the region, and describes her optimism for […]

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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 was generous with his time and gracious with his answers, […]

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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. Watts, who currently curates and produces artistic work throughout North […]

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces State Support for High-Speed Internet Expansion in Western Mass

Fibre Optic Cable

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 access for residents and businesses in Western Massachusetts.

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