Showing posts with label Berry Ins. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Berry Ins. Show all posts

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Berry Insurance Makes the Cover of National Magazine

Franklin’s own Berry Insurance is in the midst of their “one month of fame” as the September 2020 cover feature of renowned national magazine, Rough Notes.

“We are humbled to have been chosen. It is an honor to be recognized for our focus on building relationships through creating content that both educates and makes understanding insurance easier,” says Berry Insurance President Kaitlyn Pintarich.

The article titled “Everyday People Doing Extraordinary Things for Clients” spotlights the local independent agency, specifically highlighting its family-like appeal, commitment to being a client resource through honesty and education, and dedication to supporting the local community.

In the article, writer Dennis H. Pillsbury quotes Pintarich saying, “We try to work with our clients in areas beyond just insurance … Our goal is to become a resource for them in any way we can. We do a lot in the area of education – offering seminars on a number of topics that we found were of concern to our clients, including ones on using social media and understanding Google Reviews. At the same time, when we need to engage a vendor or contractor for something, we always try to shop locally and with our clients, when possible. And of course, we also support their fundraisers.

Rough Notes is a national monthly publication, well-known in the insurance industry for covering the evolving needs of insurance agents and offering technical and educational resources for insurance professionals and the communities they serve.

“Rough Notes is one of the most well-respected publications in our industry. Being chosen as the agency of the month, out of thousands of agents across the U.S. makes us incredibly proud to have our team recognized for their hard work and dedication to our clients and community,” says Pintarich.

To see the full article, visit and sign up for a free subscription to the magazine.

Berry Insurance is an independent insurance agency offering customized personal and commercial insurance in Massachusetts and New England. Since 1922, Berry Insurance has been blending personalization, consultation and education, to offer the best possible insurance solutions paired with an honest and attentive customer service experience. To learn more about Berry Insurance, visit or call 508-528-5200

Berry Insurance Makes the Cover of National Magazine
Berry Insurance Makes the Cover of National Magazine


Thursday, September 6, 2018

12th Annual Halloween Costume Drive at Berry Insurance

"It’s that time of year again! Here at Berry Insurance, we’re gearing up to begin collecting costumes for our 12th annual costume drive to benefit the children of Boston Children’s Hospital. We know it’s only August but we wanted to start early this year—we’re hoping to get as many donations as possible and we need YOUR help!

This year, thousands of children will spend their Halloween in the hospital. Luckily, the kids at Boston Children’s Hospital aren’t going to let this stop them—BCH will be holding their annual Halloween parade, wherein children spending their Halloween at BCH are able to dress up and trick or treat in the hospital. Every year, we are inspired by these children’s resilience and spirit, and we love being able to help out in any way we can! Last year, the final collection of costumes from our drive was impressive, and this year, we want to top it!

We will be collecting new, un-opened Halloween costumes to donate to BCH. Although we ask that no donations be violent or scary, we are accepting costumes of all sizes, infant to teenage, and for any gender. Make-up, crowns, and any other accessories are welcome as well. And, of course, we can’t forget treats! Anything from stickers and toys to games and coloring books would be greatly appreciated. We only ask that patrons refrain from donating any candy or food items. Donations can be dropped off at or mailed to Berry Insurance, 31 Hayward Street, Suite J, Franklin, MA 02038, and can be received any time between now and Monday, October 15th.

If you don’t have time to buy a costume or drop one off, not to worry! We will also gladly be accepting monetary donations by cash, check, or PayPal (, which will go towards purchasing more costumes and accessories for the children. In other words, you can simply enlist us to buy the costumes for you!

The Halloween drive is at the core of who we are as a company. We love being able to give back to our community and we are so grateful for your care and participation. Support from community members like you is what allows our drive to happen, and being able to help out the amazing kids at Boston Children’s Hospital truly brings us so much joy! If you have any inquires or are in need of further information, please reach out to Kaitlyn Pintarich (508-528-5200, here at Berry Insurance."

Shared from the Berry Insurance page

12th Annual Halloween Costume Drive at Berry Insurance
12th Annual Halloween Costume Drive at Berry Insurance

Friday, July 20, 2018

“Everyone could use a little extra kindness, so why not do this right on Main Street in Franklin”

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

"Sometimes a bit of nature with a unique human touch is all it takes to lighten the day and remind people of what truly matters. 
On Main Street next to Rockland Trust Bank, a new kind of garden is growing – a Kindness Rock garden. The space is decorated with small, painted rocks. Every painted rock displays either a phrase of encouragement or a small drawing of the artist’s desire. 
A sign outside the garden encourages people to take a rock if they’re in need, and to leave one if they’d wish. 
Berry Insurance owner and coordinator of the project Kaitlyn Pintarich said she was moved by the idea after finding a small painted rock in the Franklin Town Common last winter."

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the Kindness Rock Garden on Main St
the Kindness Rock Garden on Main St

the kindness rocks on Main St

Saturday, January 6, 2018

2018 Family Concert Series: Sunday Afternoon Blues - Jan 7

FPAC launches the 2018 Family Concert Series on January 7, at 1 p.m. with a program of Sunday Afternoon Blues, featuring Mark Poniatowski on bass, Sonya Rae Taylor on guitar/vocals, Johnny Juxo on keys, Ed Scheer on drums/vocals and Bobby Gus on guitar. 

Showcasing talented professional musicians in an engaging and entertaining format, Family Concert Series events are presented free to the community and are especially geared to children. 

Sponsored by Berry Insurance, the concerts provide young audiences with a fun introduction to the world of live music.

2018 Family Concert Series: Sunday Afternoon Blues - Jan 7
2018 Family Concert Series: Sunday Afternoon Blues - Jan 7

Saturday, October 28, 2017

In the News: Berry costume drive success; planning rail trail connections to Boston

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

"The children at Boston Children’s hospital are geared up with hundreds of costumes and accessories for this Halloween, thanks to a costume drive at Berry Insurance. 
Berry was able to collect 300 costumes and accessories this year. Owner of Berry, Kaitlyn Pintarich, said that this is the business’ 11th and most successful year. In its 11-year-run, the business has collected more than 2,000 costumes, said Pintarich. 
“For me, I have four children, all who have been seen at Children’s at some point or another,” she said. “The work that they do there is just incredible. To be able to put a little bit of normalcy into (the patients’) lives when this time could be very scary for them in the hospital, it’s something you just can’t pass up.” 
In addition to the costumes, Berry also raised $1,400 in cash donations. The cash, she said, will be used to buy discount costumes after Halloween to keep the drive going. She also mentioned the business accepts donations all year round."

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"If trail planner David Loutzenheiser had his way, an intrepid cyclist could jump on a bike in Milford and pedal safely to Boston on a network of greenways and rail trails. 
“I’ve been spending the last five years or more mapping the trails throughout the region,” Loutzenheiser told a crowd of MetroWest trail enthusiasts Friday morning. 
The ride to Boston will likely stay a dream a little longer, but, thanks to a new regional initiative, easy bicycle and foot travel through MetroWest is drawing closer to reality. 
Loutzenheiser and dozens of local trail experts gathered under a pavilion in Ashland State Park Friday to kick off the MetroWest Landline Project. The initiative, orchestrated by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council and MetroWest Regional Collaborative, looks to close seven trail gaps in the region. Loutzenheiser will act as the chief project coordinator."

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  The SNETT in Franklin and Bellingham is not currently part of this plan
The SNETT in Franklin and Bellingham is not currently part of this plan

Friday, October 6, 2017

Berry Insurance: 11th Annual Halloween Costume Drive

Berry Insurance is participating in their 11th Annual Halloween Costume Drive. All donations are to benefit patients at Boston Children’s Hospital and their annual Halloween parade. 

Last year they had a great turn out of donations from the local community, and are hoping to make this year bigger and better than the last! 

Please, make sure to drop off your donations by Monday, October 16!

Berry Insurance: 11th Annual Halloween Costume Drive
Berry Insurance: 11th Annual Halloween Costume Drive

11th Annual Halloween Costume Drive
11th Annual Halloween Costume Drive
Read more about the costume drive at Berry Insurance

Friday, September 2, 2016

In the News: Charles River Meadowlands, Berry Ins wins award, Charter School opens school year with dogs

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"A group of volunteers is looking to raise awareness of and help protect the Charles River Meadowlands, which are several pieces of property owned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that border the river in multiple places. 
The group is scheduled to hold a workshop on the topic on Sept. 27, at 6 p.m. at Franklin's First Universalist Society on Chestnut Street. 
Alan Earles, who is helping to lead the local effort, said the land is used to help manage the Charles River. 
"About 40 years ago, the Army Corps of Engineers was trying to solve the problem of flooding along the Charles River," he said. "The traditional way to do that was by using dams but, when the '70s came along, they decided to look at alternatives."

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"Berry Insurance in Franklin has earned a 2016 Safeco Insurance Make More Happen Award for its community work with Boston Children’s Hospital. 
The award includes a $4,000 donation to Boston Children’s Hospital from Safeco Insurance. Berry Insurance agent Amanda Spittell, and Boston Children’s Hospital also had a story featured on, which awarded the hospital an additional $1,000. For the hospital to win the extra money, at least 50 different individuals had to leave a virtual “cheer” on the story."

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"The Benjamin Franklin Classical Charter Public School started its 2016-2017 year this week, using several methods — including a visit from dogs — to smooth the back-to-school process. 
The school resumed session on Tuesday, said spokeswoman Joanne Basile, with a visit from three "Pawsitive Touch Therapy" dogs — a way to calm those who might feel anxious about the new year. 
"We had a few service dogs on hand to help ease the transition," she said, adding that they were well received."

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Benjamin Franklin Classical Charter School
Benjamin Franklin Classical Charter School

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

On the web from Franklin: homemade thin mint cookies, shedding light on the new FHS

Berry Insurance is running a series on 12 Cookies of Christmas
Don’t let the short recipe fool you – Staci Mone’s Homemade Thin Mints will have you wondering if it’s Girl Scout Cookie season! These Homemade Thin Mints are sure to spark some holiday cheer among your family and friends.
One of the ingredients is Ritz crackers....

Check out and try the recipe here


The Franklin High School student run blog, Pantherbook is starting to get busy.
In a recent interview, Principal Light described the improvements that students, teachers, and administrators will enjoy when the new school opens in September. 
According to Mr. Light, the first floor of the new school will be dedicated to electives. The other classrooms will be separated by grade level rather than by subject. “The second floor will be juniors and seniors, because they’re going to be the ones that go up and down stairs the most, because they take more electives, and then the third floor will be freshmen and sophomores,” Light said. 
The read the full posting here:

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

6th Annual Halloween Costume Drive

Summer is over, Halloween candy is already in the aisle. So that must mean that good things are happening at Berry Insurance!

It's that time of year again! Berry Insurance and Four Points by Sheraton Norwood are holding the 6th annual Halloween Costume Drive benefiting Children's Hospital Boston!

We are collecting only NEW & UNOPENED costumes and accessories (nothing scary or violent) for children of all ages and sizes. Children's Hospital Boston is a 395-bed facility, and it is our hope that with your help, no child will miss Halloween this year! Accessories like masks, wands, etc. are great for the kids who are unable to get fully dressed in costume. 
We are also collecting stickers, coloring books, crayons, games, puzzles, etc. to give to the children as their "treats" since they can't go trick-or-treating. 
We greatly appreciate any donation you can give. And if you don't have time to shop, we are also accepting cash donations and we'll do the shopping for you. 
Donations can be brought to our Franklin or Quincy offices, but must be received by October 26th. Please call Kaitlyn @ 508-440-2290 with any questions. 
We truly appreciate your support this year would encourage you to share this post with your family and friends! Many thanks from all of us at Berry Insurance!

For additional information on Berry Insurance, please visit their wbepage

Friday, December 2, 2011

12 Days of Donating to Benefit Franklin Food Pantry

Sent to you by Steve Sherlock via Google Reader:

via Berry Insurance Blog by berryinsurance on 12/1/11

Franklin businesses will be collecting canned goods for the Franklin Food Pantry for twelve days, from December 1st to the 12th as part of their "1,200 pounds of food and $1,200 in 12 days" campaign. Be sure to take part in this "12 Days of Donating" to help the Pantry support those in need this holiday season. Be sure to stop into any of these local spots listed below, anytime until the 12th, with canned goods or donations, and show your support for the community.
For more information about the "12 Days of Donating" campaign contact Franklin Downtown Partnership at (774) 571-3109 or at
For more information about this topic, or to get some answers about your current insurance situation, please visit our virtual insurance agency at, stop by one of our two locations, or give us a call at (800) 941-3317.
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Friday, October 7, 2011

Farmer's Market - today - (video)

Franklin Farmers Market,  Friday,  12:00pm to 6:00pm

Located on the Town Common

Franklin: Farmers Market

Berry Insurance shares this video they put together on the Farmer's Market

Reminder that the Farmers' Market now accepts SNAP dollars and can double your purchasing power.

Visit the Food Pantry tent at the Farmers' Market for details.

Note: email subscribers will need to click through to Franklin Matters to view the video.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Halloween costumes for a good cause

A nice cool, fall morning can get us thinking that Halloween will be coming soon!

Berry Insurance, with offices in Franklin and Quincy, Massachusetts, will be collecting Halloween costumes to benefit Children’s Hospital Boston.

This will be Berry Insurance’s third year hosting the drive. In years past Berry Insurance has collected and donated over 50 costumes to the Hospital.

Berry Insurance is collecting only brand new, unused/unworn, Halloween costumes and accessories for children of all ages to be donated just in time for Halloween. All costumes must be new and shouldn’t be violent or scary. Don’t forget about accessories like hats and crowns for those children that can’t get out of bed to dress up.

For anyone who would like to donate, drop off locations are set as follows. Please bring in any donations prior to October 21, 2011.

· Berry Insurance, 9 Main Street, Franklin, MA 02038 from 8am – 4pm

· Berry Insurance, 300 Congress Street, Suite 306, Quincy, MA 02169 from 8am – 4pm

· United Regional Chamber of Commerce, 42 Union Street, Attleboro, MA 02703

· United Regional Chamber of Commerce, 5 West Street, Franklin, MA 02038

The donations will be made in conjunction with Four Point’s by Sheraton’s nationwide costume drive.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Berry Ins helps the Franklin Food Pantry

From the Berry Insurance blog:
Donations are taken year-around and especially appreciated during the holiday season. Berry Insurance has donated to the Franklin Food Pantry for ten years and this year will be no exception! For each new Facebook Fan acquired on the Berry Insurance page over the months of November and December, the agency will donate $2 to the Franklin Food Pantry!
Don’t allow anyone visiting the Franklin Food Pantry to go hungry this holiday season! You can donate time, money or food to help this worthy cause. So please, help us today in ending hunger and help support the Franklin Food Pantry!
If you have a Facebook account and have not yet become a Fan of Berry Insurance, please do so and help the Food Pantry!

Note: I am on the Board of Directors of the Food Pantry, volunteering some of my time as Community Information Director to help tell the good work that they do.

Franklin, MA

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Chamber Holds Small Manufacturers' Summit

                                            The United Regional Chamber of Commerce logo 
Local Manufacturers Attend Summit Featuring U.S Manufacturing Czar and Congressman

Jack & Ron Bloom       Summit Manufacturing Group Photo          
Jack Lank and the Senior Counselor to the U.S.             
President for Manufacturing Policy Ron Bloom

 The United Regional Chamber of Commerce proudly sponsored the June 28 Small Manufacturers' Summit at Living Waters Conference Center in North Attleborough. The event featured keynote speakers U.S. Congressman James McGovern and the Senior Counselor to the U.S. President for Manufacturing Policy Ron Bloom. In addition to a private meeting and tour held at Cookson Precious Metals and Bell's Powder Coating, they addressed issues facing small business manufacturers in the Northeast during the Summit. Other event sponsors include for the event included Bell's Powder Coating, Inc., Manufacturing Jewelers and Suppliers of America, Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partnership, Cookson Precious Metals, Stern-Leach and Living Waters Conference Center.
 MassMEP          MJSA logo
Cookson logo   Stern Leach logo
                                       Living Waters 
Jack & Jim McGovern                 Manufacturers Summit Eric
            Jack Lank with U.S. Congressman James McGovern                                   Eric Nakajima
                                                                                                                                    Senior Innovation Policy Advisor
                                                                                                                             for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Saturday, January 30, 2010

How cold is it?

very cold, as evidenced by the frosted windows at Berry Insurance on Friday morning

Friday, December 18, 2009

Cold and frosty

The window at Berry Insurance provided a holiday scene on the cold and frosty Thursday morning:

Friday, October 9, 2009

Berry Ins collecting kids costumes for Halloween

Berry Insurance collecting new Halloween costumes for Children’s Hospital Boston