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This profile was last updated on 2/5/01  and contains information from public web pages.

Member, Board of Trustees

Laurel Hill Association
 
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member
    Tuesday Club

Education

  • Taconic High School
Web References
Chamber of Commerce
www.berkshirechamber.org, 5 Feb 2001 [cached]
Inn proprietor Lynne Rufo is recipient of the 2000 Al Robertson Entrepreneur of the Year AwardChamber of Commerce
Inn proprietor Lynne Rufo is recipient of the 2000 Al Robertson Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
Lynne Rufo , owner of The Inn at Brookside , Stockbridge , has been named the 2000 Al Robertson Entrepreneur of the Year.The award was presented to Rufo at a recent Chamber of Commerce of the Berkshires' Good News Business Salute Breakfast at the Crowne Plaza Pittsfield-Berkshires.Rufo earned the award for overcoming the odds of establishing a small business , maintaining successful growth of that business , and for her personal inspiration to keep going and growing..
I'm truly honored to accept the 2000 Al Robertson Entrepreneur of the Year Award.I accept this award collectively to include people who have helped me along my journey.Though too numerous to mention , many individuals have stuck with me day-to-day , through thick and thin , and I thank them , says Rufo.Al Robertson also provided me with support , opportunity and the inspiration to create a successful business ; I thank him too..
A graduate of Taconic High School and the Berkshire Enterprises program , Rufo has spent the better part of her career in the hospitality field , harboring a long-term plan to build a prosperous business of her own.In 1996 , facing financial distress and supporting two children , a determined Rufo followed a dream.Purchasing an old , run-down farmhouse , she began making plans to turn it into a thriving bed and breakfast.With a glowing vision , hard work , and sacrifice , her dream became a reality : The Inn at Brookside.
Rufo's Inn has been open only two seasons and she has already increased her business more than 300 % from her start-up year , and projects a 60 % increase this year.
Not only does Rufo cater to small conferences , weddings and weekend guests , she is also a culinary expert who offers cooking courses to visitors during their stay.
Rufo is extremely active within the community.President-elect of the Stockbridge Chamber of Commerce , she has been the chair of Main Street Stockbridge at Christmas for the past two years.She is also on the Board of Trustees for the Laurel Hill Association and a member of the Tuesday Club , both of Stockbridge.Rufo also volunteers time at the Berkshire Botanical Garden and the Berkshire Theatre Festival.
The Chamber of Commerce of the Berkshire's Small Business Committee instituted the award six years ago to recognize area entrepreneurs - people who have taken the risk to start and grow a business in Berkshire County.
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The Pillars Restaurant of New Lebanon , NY , donated a gift certificate for dinner which was presented to Rufo during the presentation.
If you are interested in nominating an entrepreneur for 2001 , please call the Chamber of Commerce of the Berkshires at 499-4000.
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Chamber of Commerce
www.berkshirebiz.com, 1 Aug 1999 [cached]
Inn proprietor Lynne Rufo is recipient of the 2000 Al Robertson Entrepreneur of the Year Award
Lynne Rufo, owner of The Inn at Brookside, Stockbridge, has been named the 2000 Al Robertson Entrepreneur of the Year.The award was presented to Rufo at a recent ' "Good News Business Salute Breakfast" at the Crowne Plaza Pittsfield-Berkshires.Rufo earned the award for overcoming the odds of establishing a small business, maintaining successful growth of that business, and for her personal inspiration to "keep going and growing."
"I'm truly honored to accept the 2000 Al Robertson Entrepreneur of the Year Award.I accept this award collectively to include people who have helped me along my journey.Though too numerous to mention, many individuals have stuck with me day-to-day, through thick and thin, and I thank them," says Rufo."Al Robertson also provided me with support, opportunity and the inspiration to create a successful business; I thank him too."
A graduate of Taconic High School and the Berkshire Enterprises program, Rufo has spent the better part of her career in the hospitality field, harboring a long-term plan to build a prosperous business of her own.In 1996, facing financial distress and supporting two children, a determined Rufo followed a dream.Purchasing an old, run-down farmhouse, she began making plans to turn it into a thriving bed and breakfast.With a glowing vision, hard work, and sacrifice, her dream became a reality: The Inn at Brookside.
Rufo's Inn has been open only two seasons and she has already increased her business more than 300% from her start-up year, and projects a 60% increase this year.
Not only does Rufo cater to small conferences, weddings and weekend guests, she is also a culinary expert who offers cooking courses to visitors during their stay.
Rufo is extremely active within the community.President-elect of the Stockbridge Chamber of Commerce, she has been the chair of Main Street Stockbridge at Christmas for the past two years.She is also on the Board of Trustees for the Laurel Hill Association and a member of the Tuesday Club, both of Stockbridge.Rufo also volunteers time at the Berkshire Botanical Garden and the Berkshire Theatre Festival.
The Chamber of Commerce of the Berkshire's Small Business Committee instituted the award six years ago to recognize area entrepreneurs - people who have taken the risk to start and grow a business in Berkshire County.
...
The program is cosponsored by the Northern, Southern Chambers of Commerce and the . The Pillars Restaurant of New Lebanon, NY, donated a gift certificate for dinner which was presented to Rufo during the presentation.
If you are interested in nominating an entrepreneur for 2001, please call the at 499-4000.
Back to Archive 2000 article options
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