Business Briefs: Highfield on Main; Spaulding exits Lenox Chamber; regional assessment webinar; ‘Giving Back’ guide; grant for Elizabeth Freeman Center

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By Tuesday, Nov 21 Trade and Commerce
A rendering of the proposed Highfield on Main development. Image courtesy Lance Vermeulen Real Estate

Lance Vermeulen Real Estate announces mixed-use Highfield on Main development

A rendering of the interior of a condominium from the proposed Highfield on Main development. Image courtesy Lance Vermeulen Real Estate

Great Barrington — Lance Vermeulen Real Estate has announced its plan for the upscale, mixed-use development Highfield on Main. Designed by Mesick Cohen Wilson Baker Architects and located at 546 Main St., the building will consist of 18 two-bedroom condominiums as well as commercial space. It will provide amenities such as secure underground parking, elevator service opening directly to each unit and fine interior finishes.

Said Vermeulen: “Highfield on Main is the perfect solution for either those downsizing from larger properties in the region or those looking to establish an efficient and upscale residence in one of Smithsonian Magazine’s Best Small Towns in America (2012). Our agency sales team of 14 real estate professionals is excited to represent developer TOPA Enterprises, LLC’s unique offering.”

The public invited to view displays of floor and individual condominium plans along with additional information Friday, Nov. 24, and Saturday, Nov. 25, between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the Lance Vermeulen Real Estate office, 283 Main St.

–E.E.

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Kameron Spaulding exits Lenox Chamber of Commerce

Kameron Spaulding. Photo courtesy Kameron Spaulding

Lenox — The Lenox Chamber of Commerce has announced that Kameron Spaulding has resigned as its executive director.

Spaulding explained that he has resigned to focus on his new endeavor as a public relations and marketing consultant. Said Spaulding, “My favorite part of this job was telling the story of our local businesses and the great attraction that Lenox is and now, at my new firm, telling that story can be my sole focus.”

During the two years in which Spaulding served as director, the chamber saw a growth in membership and launched several new initiatives. A search for a new executive director will commence in the new year.

–E.E.

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BTCF to offer webinar on regional assessment

Sheffield — Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation will offer a webinar Thursday, Nov. 30, at 11 a.m. to explore the most pressing issues in its four-county region. Expanding on the recent report “A Closer Look,” the webinar will feature BTCF president Peter Taylor in conversation with Mt. Auburn Associates President Beth Siegel, who guided the research. They will expand on the report’s contents and share insights on the research process and results. A question-and-answer session will follow. For more information, contact BTCF at (413) 229-0370.

–E.E.

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Nonprofit Center of the Berkshires publishes second annual ‘Giving Back’ guide

Great Barrington — The second edition of “Giving Back: Your Guide to Charitable Opportunities in the Berkshires” will be distributed throughout Berkshire County in November and December. Published by the Nonprofit Center of the Berkshires, the free guide includes profiles of over 70 nonprofit organizations and a directory of nearly 1,000 Berkshire nonprofits organized by category.

Copies of the guide are available at NPC and can also be ordered online for the cost of postage and handling. For more information, contact (413) 645-3151.

–E.E.

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Elizabeth Freeman Center receives $20,000 grant

Pittsfield — In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October, the Mary Kay Foundation awarded grants in the amount of $20,000 to 150 domestic violence programs across the United States for a total of $3 million. The Elizabeth Freeman Center was one of three organizations in Massachusetts to receive an annual grant intended to further its efforts to combat domestic violence and to work toward economic justice for survivors of violence throughout Berkshire County. EFC will use the grant funding to support Money School, its award-winning, trauma-informed financial independence initiative designed specifically for and by survivors of domestic and sexual violence.

Money School was awarded the 2017 Innovation Award by the Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance. It combines multi-layered expertise of those doing anti-violence and anti-poverty work with community financial experts, educators and employment resources. Participants receive dinner, childcare and cash stipends at each workshop, and ongoing individual assistance to ensure they are supported every step of the way. Money School is offered in English and Spanish.

–E.E.


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