Trade and Commerce

BerkShares Business of the Month: Indian Line Farm

Saturday, Feb 18 - “Community Supported Agriculture is a relationship between farmers and consumers. It is sharing the risk and also sharing the bounty... the term was literally coined in my dining room in 1986.” -- Elizabeth Keen, owner of Indian Line Farm in South Egremont, Massachusetts

Business Briefs: New director at Construct Inc.; Guido’s food program donations; performance award for Hilton Garden Inn; music grant for BCArc; Best of Service award for Gallery315 Home; Maple Hill Creamery in Farm to Fork Fondo

Thursday, Feb 9 - A native of Wisconsin, Jane Ralph joins Construct Inc. from north central Vermont where she served as executive director of the Clarina Howard Nichols Center, an agency offering domestic and sexual violence victims and survivors emergency shelter, support and services.

BerkShares Entry to Entrepreneurship kicks off 3rd year

Saturday, Jan 14 - Along with a strong backbone of business education Entry to Entrepreneurship has a sharp focus on the local economy, asking students to imagine and write about businesses that fill “import replacement” opportunities in the Berkshires.

Business Briefs: Sotheby’s agent tours Canyon Ranch condos; NEA grant for Orion; Berkshire South receives grant; new client services coordinator for MSBDC; clothing sale donates to charities

Wednesday, Dec 28 - “ABC” stands for “A Better Community,” echoing the sale’s commitment to recycling clothing and household linens and its mission to benefit local charitable organizations that serve at-risk families and youth and address hunger, poverty and inequality in northern Berkshire communities.