Business Briefs: Red Lion Inn kitchen renovation; Esther Quinn Award nominations; new marketing director for Berkshire Arc; matching grant for Dorset Theatre Festival; Greylock gains new AVP

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By Friday, Feb 17 Trade and Commerce
The Red Lion Inn after a recent snow storm. The inn's kitchen will undergo a major kitchen renovation beginning Monday, Feb. 27.

Red Lion Inn kitchen to undergo major renovation

Stockbridge — Main Street Hospitality Group, owner and manager of the Red Lion Inn, has announced that the inn will undergo a complete kitchen renovation set to begin on Monday, Feb. 27, and expected to last through mid-April.

During the renovation, the main dining room of the hotel will be open only to in-house hotel guests. The Widow Bingham’s Tavern and the Lion’s Den will remain open to the public with reduced hours and will serve select menus.

Said Main Street Hospitality CEO Sarah Eustis, “While the renovation enhancements will be largely unseen by the public, they will enhance the overall dining experience of our guests as the in-house bake shop will be expanded, and both speed of service and noise insulation improved.”

Eustis noted the contributions of development partners Lacey Thaler Reilly Wilson Architecture and Preservation LLP of Albany, New York; and David J. Tierney Jr. Inc. general contractors in Pittsfield.

–E.E.

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1Berkshire accepting nominations for Esther Quinn Award

Pittsfield — 1Berkshire is accepting nominations for the Esther Quinn Award, now in its 18th year. Nominations will be accepted until Friday, March 24. Quinn was an advocate for volunteerism and was active with many organizations throughout the Berkshires. She was a member of the Berkshire County Board of Realtors for more than 20 years and was the top Century 21 agent in western Massachusetts several different times. The award will be given at 1Berkshire’s Good News Business Salute atthe Berkshire Hills Country Club on Wednesday, April 26, at 7:30 a.m.

–E.E.

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Berkshire Arc gains new marketing director

Katrina Cardillo.

Katrina Cardillo.

Pittsfield — Berkshire County Arc has hired Katrina Cardillo as its new director of marketing and development. A Berkshire native, Cardillo has a background in marketing, starting with executing trade shows in the automotive industry and expanding into the local nonprofit sector over the past few years. She volunteers as a student mentor at Pittsfield High School, is a member of MCLA’s graduate program advisory board as a program alumni, and is the vice president of membership for the board of Berkshire Business and Professional Women.

–E.E.

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Dorset Theatre Festival receives matching grant

Dorset, Vt. — An anonymous donor is encouraging others to donate to Dorset Theatre Festival by matching up to $40,000 in new and increased gifts during DTF’s upcoming 40th anniversary season. As part of the “$40k for the 40th” matching grant, a phone-a-thon will be held later this month.

The “$40k for the 40th” matching grant will match each donation made by individuals who have not previously donated to DTF. For returning donors, the grant will match each dollar given above their 2016 donation amount. Additionally, gifts doubled by 2016 donors will be matched in full.

–E.E.

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Simon joins Greylock as assistant vice president, manager of operational risk

Jenaye Simon.

Jenaye Simon.

Pittsfield — Greylock Federal Credit Union has hired Jenaye Simon as assistant vice president, manager of operational risk. She replaces Cindy Shogry-Raimer, who has taken on a new role as Greylock’s community development director.

Simon most recently worked in the retirement services department of Guardian Life in Pittsfield. Previously she was employed in the forensic services department at Price Waterhouse Coopers in Boston and in risk management and audit services at Harvard University in Cambridge. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting from Boston College. Simon and her husband live in Pittsfield with their daughter.

–E.E.


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