Business Briefs: CHP expands pediatric team; Goodwill to open store in GB; West Stockbridge Summer Spectacular; Shred Day at Salisbury Bank; credit union merger

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By Thursday, Aug 18 Trade and Commerce

Pediatric nurse practitioner joins CHP

Stephanie H. Taylor.

Stephanie H. Taylor.

Great Barrington — Community Health Programs (CHP) has named pediatric nurse practitioner Stephanie H. Taylor to its primary care team.

Taylor is a graduate of the Yale University School of Nursing and Smith College and has been practicing since 1994. She previously worked at Seaport Community Health Center in Belfast, Maine; Planned Parenthood of Northern New England; and the Portland City Health Department STD Clinic. In addition, she has received special training in office-based treatment for opioid dependence. Taylor’s Great Barrington practice includes patients through age 25.

Taylor is now a resident of Great Barrington, having recently relocated to the Berkshires with her husband, Peter Taylor, president of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.

–E.E.

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Goodwill leases space for new retail store and donation center

The Great Barrington Goodwill store in progress.

The Great Barrington Goodwill store in progress.

Great Barrington — Goodwill of the Berkshires and Southern Vermont has leased 2,000 square feet of retail space on Route 7 in which it plans to open a new thrift store in September. The store will initially have between eight and 10 employees. The site, which also features a donation center, is located at 395 Stockbridge Rd. in the building that once housed the Caffrey Ford car dealership next to Laramee Cleaners. A grand opening of the Great Barrington retail outlet will be held on Saturday, Sept. 10. For more information, call Goodwill of the Berkshires at (413) 442-0061.

–E.E.

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West Stockbridge Summer Spectacular

Charles H. Baldwn & Sons.

Charles H. Baldwn & Sons.

West Stockbridge — Ten small businesses have joined together to offer a weekend of savings on Saturday, Aug. 20, and Sunday, Aug. 21, called the West Stockbridge Summer Spectacular, on what was to be the Massachusetts tax-free holiday, which was cancelled for this year by state lawmakers. The participating businesses are Hoffman Pottery, Sandy Klempner @ Home, Diana Felber Gallery, Out of Vietnam Gift Shop, Hotchkiss Mobiles, Equator Antiques, Flourish Market, Stanmeyer Gallery & Shaker Dam Coffeehouse, West Stockbridge Public Market, and Charles H. Baldwin & Sons. Each business will offer a unique discount or promotion.

–E.E.

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Shred Day at Salisbury Bank

Millerton, New York — Salisbury Bank & Trust Company will sponsor a free Community Shred Day on Saturday, Aug. 20, from 9 a.m. – noon at its Millerton location. Each person may bring up to four boxes of paper (paper only; no binders) for shredding.

Salisbury Bank is proud to offer this service as a way of enriching the communities it serves. All shredded paper will be recycled.

–E.E.

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Hurlbut Credit Union to merge with Greylock

Pittsfield — Greylock Federal Credit Union and Hurlbut Employees’ Federal Credit Union (HEFCU) have announced a merger of the two institutions. HEFCU members voted on Wednesday, July 27 to merge with Greylock, effective Monday, Aug. 22. Both credit unions have approved the merger, and approval from the National Credit Union Administration has been granted. With the merger, HEFCU’s $1.2 million in assets will be assumed by Greylock. HEFCU has approximately 220 members.

–E.E.


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