Saturday, June 15, 2024

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John Townes

John Townes is a writer who grew up in Berkshire County. After working as an editor and writer in Seattle, Washington, he returned to the Berkshires and has written for regional publications for over 25 years.

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BUSINESS MONDAY: Spotlight on Synagex Modern IT—building on its success with a strategic acquisition

A merger based on shared goals and a commitment to serving the Berkshire business and nonprofit communities takes a local IT company into the future.

BUSINESS MONDAY: Spotlight on Tommy’s Compost Service—built from the ground up

As a parent and former teacher, Mary Stucklen saw composting as a way to help improve the future of the planet—and provide a value-add service to the community.

BUSINESS MONDAY: Spotlight on Concepts of Art—A unique mix with broad appeal

A second generation takes over, refreshes the merchandise and survives the pandemic stronger than ever.

BUSINESS MONDAY: Spotlight on Dottie’s Coffee Lounge—expanding next door in the former Mission space

Owner Jessica Rufo sees Dottie's new sibling Dorothy's, which will serve dinner and drinks, as adding to the revitalization of downtown Pittsfield.

BUSINESS MONDAY: Spotlight on Chocolate Springs—Mixing French tradition with Japanese design

Chocolate Springs, marking its 20th year in business in 2023, has become a popular provider of handmade chocolates and other confections for residents of and visitors to Berkshire County.

BUSINESS MONDAY: Spotlight on Byzantium—Set to close in January

A longtime staple in Great Barrington’s downtown retail mix is closing after 43 years.

The Edge Is Free To Read.

But Not To Produce.