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Interprint's decor printing facility in Pittsfield. The company will be acquired by Toppan Printing by the end of the year. Photo courtesy Google Maps

Business Briefs: Toppan Printing to acquire Interprint; Good Vibrations Dinner; the Mount named top historic home; grants for Shake & Co.; Salisbury Bank promotions

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By Wednesday, Jun 26, 2019 Trade and Commerce 1

Toppan Printing to acquire Interprint

Tokyo, Japan/Arnsberg, Germany — Toppan Printing Co. Ltd. has signed an agreement with Wrede Industrieholding GmbH & Co. KG to acquire Interprint GmbH. The transaction is expected to be finalized by the end of 2019 as soon as merger control proceedings have been completed.

The transaction accelerates Toppan’s international expansion strategy in the deecor printing market together with Decotec Printing S.A., acquired in 2017, and Toppan Interamerica Inc.

“We are excited about Interprint’s benchmark decor design expertise as well as its exceptional and long-standing customer relationships. It will be the foundation for our future expansion not only in Europe, but also through the rest of the global market,” said Hideo Yoshikawa, CEO of Toppan Europe GmbH.

Interprint will become a part of the Toppan Group. The Interprint brand name will be retained and serve as an umbrella for Toppan’s decor printing activities outside of Japan.

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Berkshire United Way dinner, reception to honor donors, outgoing CEO

Berkshire United Way outgoing CEO Kristine Hazzard. Photo courtesy Berkshire United Way

Pittsfield — Berkshire United Way will hold the Good Vibrations Dinner Thursday, June 27, at 6 p.m. at the Berkshire Hills Country Club to honor Kristine Hazzard’s 12 years of service as president and CEO of Berkshire United Way. The evening will feature tributes from local business leaders, major donors, colleagues, friends and family with memories and highlights spanning her tenure at the organization.

Beginning at 4:30 p.m., over 100 leadership donors will gather for the Greylock Society Reception to honor Virginia Stanton Smith with the Ruth P. and Nicholas Boraski Leaders in Philanthropy Award, presented by Nick Boraski. Incoming CEO Candace Winkler will be formally introduced and will speak publicly at the reception.

Tickets are $125. For tickets and more information, contact Gretchen Weber at (413) 442-6948 x33 or gweber@berkshireunitedway.org.

–E.E.

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The Mount in Lenox. Photo courtesy the Mount

The Mount named top historic home to visit

Lenox — The Mount has announced its inclusion in Architectural Digest’s recent feature on “12 of America’s Best Historic Homes to Visit.” The other honorees include the nearby Olana State Historic Site in Hudson, New York, as well as the Breakers in Newport, Rhode Island; Hearst Castle in San Simeon, California; Biltmore in Asheville, North Carolina; Monticello in Charlottesville, Virginia; Gamble House in Pasadena, California; Vizcaya Museum and Gardens in Miami, Florida; the Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut; Drayton Hall in Charleston, South Carolina; Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens in Houston, Texas; and George Washington’s Mount Vernon in Virginia.

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Shakespeare & Company awarded grants from NEA, Arts Midwest

Lenox — Shakespeare & Company has announced that it has been awarded grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and Arts Midwest.

Under its Art Works program, the NEA will continue to support Shakespeare & Company’s Fall Festival of Shakespeare.

Through its Shakespeare in American Communities: Schools program, Arts Midwest will continue to support the Northeast Regional Tour of Shakespeare. Arts Midwest has also included Shakespeare & Company in the very first cohort of its inaugural Shakespeare in American Communities: Juvenile Justice program. The grant, awarded exclusively to seven organizations, will support the Shakespeare in the Courts program.

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Salisbury Bank announces employee promotions

Kevin Cantele. Photo courtesy Salisbury Bank

Lakeville, Conn. — Salisbury Bank has announced the promotion of two of its employees.

Ryan Diamond. Photo courtesy Salisbury Bank

Kevin Cantele has been promoted to vice president, mortgage advisor. Cantele started in 2013 as an intern in the bank’s commercial credit department. In 2014, he became a mortgage advisor trainee and has been a full-time mortgage advisor since January 2015. Cantele is a graduate of Gettysburg College with a Bachelor of Science in business management. He is a member of the Tri-State Chamber of Commerce.

Ryan Diamond has been promoted to assistant vice president, commercial credit manager. Diamond has been with the bank for nine years and has served as commercial credit manager for the past two years. Prior to that, he worked as a teller, commercial credit analyst and team leader in the commercial credit department. Diamond is a graduate of Stonehill College with a Bachelor of Science in business administration. He is assistant coach of the Housatonic Valley Regional High School varsity hockey team and head of the booster club.

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  1. Sage Radachowsky says:

    Meanwhile half the people in the county are working poor and struggling for housing because that’s how the system is set up.

    Factory labor is what some of us are. Landscapers and carpenters to the rich is what others are.

    Some work in the system and get ahead in banks which give mortgages to people entering long term debt for housing because land is treated as a commodity instead of a commons.

    Just giving a big picture.

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