Parties & Openings
April 14 – Pittsfield
Susan Merrill Exhibit Opening
April 7 – Ghent
Ghent Playhouse Gala
March 31 – Hudson
Lil' Deb's Commitment Ceremony
The Berkshire Forum Bows at The Colonial Theatre
Bess J.M. Hochstein reports from Pittsfield: The usually casual Berkshires saw a preponderance of jackets and business wear swarm its central city as the first Berkshire Forum convened at The Colonial Theatre on September 14.The three-day forum¹s theme, “Cultivating Commerce, Culture and Creative Entrepreneurship,” drew a broad range of participants, blending captains of capitalism and culture with bohemian businessowners, media mavens, environmental entrepreneurs, and intrigued investors. The event was produced by Mary Collins George and Tina Chase, who work for Gilder Publishing LLC and have organized the annual Gilder/Forbes Telecosm Forum, founded by Tryingham resident George Gilder, one of several nationally prominent speakers to share the podium.
Berkshire Living’s Amanda Rae Busch with Paul Soroken; Conference speakers Bret Swanson, a WSJ contributor, and William Little, Chairman, National Chamber Foundation and former Chairman of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Kay Oehler of the Center for Creative Community Development with former Colonial Theatre director David Fleming; entrepreneur Tonio Palmer and Diane Pearlman of the Berkshire Film & Media Commission.
Cornelia (Nini) Gilder & George Gilder