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1 Berkshire Entrepreneurial Meetup

1Berkshire Entrepreneurial Meetup
Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Dottie’s Coffee Lounge, 444 North Street, Pittsfield Mass.


Join Scott Kirchner, founder of Mad Macs, for an informal conversation about his experience launching and growing a successful start-up in the Berkshires.

In 1998, Apple Computers had been in decline for almost ten solid years. Refusing to believe that these wonderful machines had seen the last of their glory days, Scott Kirchner jumped on board and began to row what others considered a sinking ship.

In a parallel universe some 3,000 miles away in Cupertino, California at about the same time Mad Macs was founded, the iMac was born. This kickstarted Apple into a design revolution that birthed the iPod, iPhone, and the iPad and ultimately catapulted the company to become one of the largest and most lucrative businesses in the world.

Email info@1berkshire.com with questions.


Why entrepreneurial meetups?

1Berkshire is facilitating a series of meetups which gather local entrepreneurs together to engage and network, as well as allow 1Berkshire to share resources with this important community. The first meetup on February 27 was a success, with 15-20 current or potential entrepreneurs arriving at The Marketplace Cafe in Pittsfield for low-key shop talk with Paul LeBlanc, owner and founder of Zogics.

The term ‘meetup’ entered the popular lexicon in 2002, when the social networking website meetup.com was launched. Today, meetups are held across the globe and bring people of like-interests together. Although 1Berkshire’s Entrepreneurial Meetups are not powered by meetup.com, these events will be organized in a similar way: as opportunities for entrepreneurs in the region to drop into a coffee shop or gather together at a bar after work to have casual, organic conversations about issues and ideas related to their businesses.




BCC Players Auditions, The Addams Family

The BCC Players will hold auditions next week for the musical The Addams Family, directed by Tom Towne. Auditions will take place Wednesday, March 4 and Thursday, March 5 at 7 p.m. in Room K-111. Callbacks, if needed, will be held Friday, March 6 at 7 p.m. These auditions are open to the community as well as to BCC students, faculty and staff.
Those auditioning should bring a 16-bar song excerpt in the style of the show. A song from the show is also acceptable. In addition, those auditioning should bring a short monologue under one minute in length.
Performances of The Addams Family will take place on May 8 and 9 at 8 p.m., May 10 at 2 p.m., May 15 and 16 at 8 p.m. and May 17 at 2 p.m. If you

have questions concerning auditions or the rehearsal and performance schedule, please contact Ellen Shanahan or Kevin McGerigle.

Environmental Sciences Career Day

For BCC Students…….

Are you interested in studying environmental sciences
but are not sure about the work that you might be able to do with the degree?

Would you like to hear from professionals in the field?

Hear from BCC environmental sciences alumni/ae and others working in five completely different types of environmental jobs.

You will also begin to write your resume and explore summer job and internship resources.

Where: Hoffman

When: Friday, February 6, 12-2 p.m.

Call to register: 236-1611

(A casual lunch will be served.)


FAFSA Day Massachusetts

Sunday, January 25, 2015
1:00 – 4:00 pm
BCC’s Main Campus, Pittsfield

On Sunday, January 25, from 1:00 – 4:00, BCC’s financial aid staff will be joined by financial aid professionals from MCLA, Bard College at Simon’s Rock and Williams College to provide free assistance to local families applying for college financial aid for the 2015-2016 academic year.

This event known as FAFSA Day Massachusetts will take place at BCC’s Main Campus for the first time:
• Students/families new to the financial aid process will participate in a 1½ hour guided presentation in K-111.
• Those who are ready to file their FAFSA will go directly to computer classrooms or the Computer Lab where support personnel will be on hand to assist them as needed.
• We will also staff a “Fast Track” table in K-Lobby for those with quick questions.

Please help spread the word to students, family, friends and neighbors who could benefit from our expertise. Online workshop registration at www.FAFSADay.org is strongly recommended.

FAFSA Day Massachusetts mobilizes financial aid professionals from colleges across the Commonwealth to help families of college-bound students with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov, the application required of all students seeking grant or loan assistance, and with the CSS PROFILE, an application required by certain colleges in addition to the FAFSA.

Locally, this free workshop is sponsored by The Learning Connection Inc./Educational Opportunity Center in cooperation with financial aid professionals from Berkshire County’s four colleges.

FAFSA Day Massachusetts programs are administered annually by the Massachusetts Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (MASFAA), with funding for such programs across the nation provided by the Lumina Foundation for Education.


Call 413-236-1641 for more information.

Career Planning Seminar for Students: Internships and Jobs, Interviews and Resumes

Friday, February 20, 2015

Are you thinking about a summer job or internship as a way to get started in your career?

Would you like to meet alumni/ae and professionals in a variety of fields, and talk with them, in small groups, about interviews and job searches?

The Career Day, Career Planning Seminar is an intensive 2 1/2 hour, resource and information packed event.  Learn about Resumes, Interviews, your Social Media profile.

Registration is required.  Call 236-1611 or 236-1605

A casual lunch will be served.

Molari Employment Services Open House

Molari Employment Services & Healthcare Services


January 14

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

80 Center Street, Pittsfield MA

Immediate Openings:



Administrative Assistants
Accounting and Finance
Medical Assistants
Customer Service
Computer Technology
Certified Welding