BUSINESS BRIEFS: Open house at Kenver; PS21 adds four to board; Salisbury Bank holds 14th annual food drive

Kenver, Ltd. will hold an open up property on Thursday, Nov. 4 from 4-6 p.m. The public is invited to meet the shop’s new entrepreneurs although savoring mild refreshments. Illustration courtesy Kenver

SOUTH EGREMONT — On August 31, longtime South Egremont sportswear boutique and outdoor retail hub Kenver, Ltd. was marketed to OvareVentures, which is headquartered in Glendale, California.

On Thursday, Nov. 4 from 4-6 p.m., the public is invited to meet up with Kenver’s new proprietors at an Open Home. The South Egremont Spirit Shoppe will provide the beer and cheese, and Rubiner’s Cheesemongers & Grocers will provide the charcuterie.

Established in 1959 by the late sportsman and skier Ken Vermeulen, Kenver specializes in finest-in-category athletics equipment, including skis, bikes, snowboards, and ice skates. Kenver also sells seasonal designer sporting attire and footwear, and capabilities a devoted bootery cellar with fitting experts as properly as a curated selection of artisan wares and house components.

Kenver’s historic constructing at 39 Most important Road was developed in 1731 as a stagecoach end, and it maintains its ambiance with fireplaces and antiques. Kenver has 2 times been named “Best of New England” in the Ski, Snowboard and Cross-Place Shop Awards offered by New England Winter Sporting activities Associates, Inc.

—A.K.

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PS21 welcomes four new board members

PS21’s new board users, L to R clockwise: Judith Albert, Sarah Chalfant, Leslie Lassiter, and Louis Hedgecock. Images courtesy PS21

CHATHAM, N.Y.PS21 has welcomed Judith Albert, Sarah Chalfant, Louis Hedgecock, and Leslie Lassiter to its board of directors. Distinguished pros in the fields of architecture, finance, law, and literary company, they all share PS21’s motivation to increasing the audiences for unique up to date performing arts and artists in the Hudson Valley and over and above.

Judith Albert is board chair of Cornerstone Capital Group, which develops and manages investment procedures whose ambitions are to mix environmental and social effect with monetary general performance. A graduate of Yale University and Harvard Law School who has analyzed and worked in Latin America, her job has taken her from the Ford Foundation to company regulation at Paul Weiss, financial investment banking at JP Morgan and Bear Stearns, and Environmental Business owners (E2), a neighborhood of company leaders who endorse audio environmental policy to improve the overall economy. Albert serves on the boards of Within Local climate News and the North Chatham Library and is on the finance committee of the Latin American Scientific studies Association. Considering the fact that 2015, she has taught a class in Company Social Responsibility at The New College.

Sarah Chalfant is a director and board member of The Wylie Agency, a world wide literary company with places of work in London and New York. Educated at the College of Cambridge, she divides her time in between the U.K. and the U.S. and has a property in Livingston, New York.

A native of Texas, Louis Hedgecock graduated from Rice University with a BA in architecture, artwork, and English and obtained an M.Arch. from Columbia. A practising architect for a lot more than 40 many years, he has developed hotels and place of work properties in New York, Asia, and somewhere else, was handling associate for BBG-BBGM, and director of hospitality for HOK Architects. Hedgecock and his late husband Jerry Croghan commenced paying out weekends in Columbia County in 1982 10 yrs later, they purchased a home in Spencertown, which is now his principal residence. A qualified pianist and vocalist, Hedgecock’s deep desire in up to date classical songs aligns with PS21’s determination to this body of function.

Leslie Lassiter, who recently retired as handling director head of the Enjoyment Follow at J.P. Morgan Private Lender in Los Angeles, had a vocation spanning additional than 40 a long time in leadership positions in expense and non-public banking with Chase Manhattan and J.P. Morgan, which she joined in 2000. She acquired a BA in economics from Scripps School and an MBA from the College of Chicago, and served on the Scripps Board of Trustees for 15 years. Lassiter has also been a board member of the United Way of Los Angeles, The Ojai Tunes Festival, and River LA, and is the chair of the board of directors of The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. She to start with uncovered Columbia County extra than 20 yrs ago and created a 2nd property in Hillsdale in 2004.

—A.K.

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Salisbury Bank to maintain 14th once-a-year Fill-the-basket foodstuff push

LAKEVILLE, Conn. — As element of its ongoing commitment to supporting community food pantries feed those in need to have, Salisbury Lender has introduced its 14th annual Fill-the-Basket foods drive.

Starting November 1, all 14 branches of the Bank — located in Berkshire, Litchfield, Dutchess, Orange, and Ulster counties — will be collecting donations of non-perishable food items things and family materials. Hard cash donations will also be accepted. All donated merchandise, as very well as the financial contributions gathered, will go specifically to area food items pantries serving every single spot.

Regional pantries are in want of a assortment of goods, including but not confined to: canned products, cereals, macaroni and cheese, cake combine, peanut butter, mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard, and tomato sauce. Household necessities these kinds of as paper towels, diapers, shampoo, and cleaning soap are also appreciated.

The Fill-the-basket food drive will operate from November 1–December 17, 2021.

—A.K.