Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 13, 2018
Greylock Federal Credit Union
Contact: Rhonda Serre

November 13, 2018 – Pittsfield, MA — Greylock Insurance Agency is pleased to announce that Julie Nichols, who has been with the agency for over 12 years, has been certified as a Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist (CRIS). This insurance designation recognizes specialized expertise in construction insurance and demonstrates Ms. Nichol’s commitment to Berkshire businesses through her commitment to on-going continuing education.

“The CRIS program has helped us show our construction clients and prospects that we understand contractors’ most important insurance needs,” said Jay Marion, Vice President of Commercial Lines Sales and Service. “Julie has further strengthened our agency with the specialized knowledge necessary to provide superior risk management and insurance advice and service to our contractor clients.”

The CRIS program is a specialized curriculum consisting of five courses attended by experts from across the construction sector including law firms, construction managers and other specialties supporting the industry. Only those who complete these courses and maintain their knowledge with an ongoing continuing education program are entitled to display the CRIS designation to certify their knowledge of construction insurance. For more information about the CRIS continuing education program and designation, visit

Ms. Nichols works in Greylock Insurance Agency’s office at 150 West Street in Pittsfield. The Agency’s six other offices are located in: Adams, 2 Park Street; North Adams, 131 Ashland St.; Pittsfield, 5 Cheshire Road (Allendale Shopping Center); Westfield, 30 Court St; Williamstown, 552 Main Street; and Great Barrington, 325 Stockbridge Road.

For more information about Greylock Insurance Agency please call (413) 443-5943, or visit

About Greylock

Greylock Insurance Agency is a subsidiary company of Greylock Federal Credit Union.

Greylock membership is open to anyone who lives, works, attends school, worships or regularly conducts business in Berkshire County, the towns of Westfield, Southwick, Granville, Montgomery, and Russell, Massachusetts, Bennington County, VT or Columbia County, NY. Greylock Federal is wholly owned by its more than 84,000 members and offers full-service branches in Pittsfield, Great Barrington, Lee, Adams, North Adams, Williamstown, Lanesborough, and Lenox. Greylock has a Low Income Designation (LID) from the NCUA and certification by the U.S. Treasury Department’s Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund allowing the Credit Union to offer expanded services to low and moderate income families. More information is available online at

Greylock’s family of businesses includes:

  • Greylock Insurance Agency, with six locations in Berkshire County and one in Westfield, MA, handles commercial and personal lines including auto, homeowner’s, life, disability, long-term care insurance, all forms of bonding, and 24/7 claims service.
  • Greylock Investment Group offers access to a full array of services including financial planning, retirement planning, investment management, mutual funds, annuities and portfolio management.
  • Greylock Employee Benefits Services offers comprehensive consultation and brokerage services for group medical, dental, life and disability insurance.
  • Greylock Technology Group provides programming and IT consulting for financial institutions.

Greylock Insurance Agency’s Julie Nichols earns the Construction Risk Insurance Specialist designation.

Photo: Courtesy of Greylock Insurance Agency


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