Business in Brief
Pittsfield: Nonprofit leaders tapped for program
Cara Davis of Construct Inc. and Van Shields of the Berkshire Museum, executive directors of their nonprofit groups, have received full scholarships to attend a weeklong intensive program at Harvard Business School.
That program, "Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management," is designed to strengthen the capacity of nonprofit directors to lead their organizations effectively.
Through a partnership with Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, Harvard Business School has, for the fifth year, provided two scholarships, valued at $5,000 each, for the weeklong program. Davis and Shields were selected from a pool of several applicants.
The scholarship is offered through Berkshire Taconic's Center for Nonprofit Excellence, which offers services and resources to help the staff, board and volunteers of nonprofits think strategically, govern effectively and operate efficiently. The next deadline for nonprofit CEOs in the region will be March 1, 2014. Information: www.berkshiretaconic.org.
Lenox: New quarters for limousine service
Tobi's Limousine Service has moved to a new location at 55 Pittsfield Road (Route 7) in Lenox Commons.
Founded in 1990 with one vehicle by Ellen and Tobi Lanciano, Tobi's Limousine Service has added several vehicles since then, which caused the company to outgrow its former space in Lenox.
The service will continue to serve the entire Northeast including airports in New York City (JFK), Newark, N.J., Boston, Albany, N.Y., Bradley International Airport in Connecticut and beyond.
Pittsfield: Paneras raise $20K for One Fund
Pittsfield's Panera Bread Restaurant is one of 32 eateries in that chain owned and operated by PR Management Corp. that helped raise and donate $20,000 to The One Fund Boston.
PR Management Corp. matched a portion of the sum that was raised.
The One Fund Boston was established through the generosity of businesses, foundations, and individual donors. The Victim Relief Fund of The One Fund Boston will be used to assist the families of the victims of the bombing at the 2013 Boston Marathon.
PR Management Corp. operates 33 Panera Bread locations in New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Maine.