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Board Member Spotlight: Van Shields

Van Shields Executive Director, Berkshire Museum What do you do at the Berkshire Museum? Everything I do is devoted to ensuring we have the resources to carry out our mission to bring people together for experiences that spark creativity and innovative thinking by making inspiring, educational connections among art, history, and natural science. Why did […]

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Branding the Berkshires, part IV: Berkshire Business Perceptions

By Lauri Klefos President & CEO, Berkshire Visitors Bureau Chief Marketing Officer, 1Berkshire Have you ever gone house hunting and asked potential neighbors what they think of the neighborhood or community?  Why wouldn’t you do the same when learning the perceptions of your area?  Last summer as 1Berkshire engaged in an extensive perception study conducted […]

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Berkshire Population Task Force, Part I: Workforce Development

By Julia Dixon Managing Director, Berkshire Creative Berkshire Population Task Force Coordinator This summer, 1Berkshire began convening a diverse group of individuals representing a variety of businesses and service organizations to address the complex issue of Berkshire County’s population decline. This group, the Berkshire Population Task Force, has been formed to understand the factors contributing to […]

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A Note From Reggie Cooper, Chair of the Board of Directors, Summer 2014

It’s been a banner year for growth at 1Berkshire. We’ve met with over 100 companies through our business visitation program to help identify ways to sustain or grow their businesses, collaborated with multiple agencies to bring projects such as the life sciences center to fruition, and advocated for improved infrastructure such as the passenger rail […]

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2014 Berkshire Trendsetter Finalists Announced

1Berkshire, the County’s designated Regional Economic Development Organization, has announced the finalists for the 2014 Berkshire Trendsetter Awards, which will be presented at the Celebrate the Berkshires event on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at the Pittsfield Municipal Airport, beginning at 6pm. Presented by 1Berkshire, the Berkshire Trendsetter Award categories represent all aspects of the dynamic […]

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Berkshire Health Systems to be Honored for Putting the Berkshires on the Map

For additional information, please contact: Lauri Klefos Chief Marketing Officer 1Berkshire (413) 499-1600 x130 lklefos@berkshires.org  Berkshire Health Systems to be Honored for Putting the Berkshires on the Map PITTSFIELD, MA – July 23, 2014 –  1Berkshire, the County’s Regional Economic Development Organization, has named Berkshire Health Systems as the 2014 honoree for Putting the Berkshires […]

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Celebrate the Berkshires tickets now Available!

  Celebrate the Berkshires September 9, 2014 6 p.m. Pittsfield Airport 832 Tamarack Road, Pittsfield, MA Berkshire Trendsetter Awards – Hors d’ouevres – Cash Bar   Presenting Sponsors:       Tickets: $60 each or $500 for 10 pack Thank you to our Event Underwriters:

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Call for Nominations for the Berkshire Trendsetter Awards

Berkshire Trendsetter Awards – Click here to submit a nomination!  1Berkshire, the area’s designated Regional Economic Development Organization, has opened the nominations process for the annual Berkshire Trendsetter Awards. Now in its fourth year, the Berkshire Trendsetter Awards celebrate outstanding individuals and organizations whose achievements and commitment have strengthened the local economy and helped the […]

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A Note From Reggie Cooper, Chair of the Board of Directors, Spring 2014

In the last newsletter I provided a recap of 1Berkshire’s major accomplishments since formally organizing in 2010.   Since then, 1Berkshire has launched its tiered investment campaign, which consolidates the dues from the Berkshire Chamber and Berkshire Visitors Bureau, along with past investment levels in Berkshire Creative and Berkshire Economic Development Corporation into one amount customized for […]

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Central Station Update

Spring has sprung! As Berkshire County’ single point of entry for business resources and economic development, the Central Station is bustling with activity. Since January 2014, over two thousand people have been served by over 130 events, meetings, workshops, trainings, seminars, and other gatherings hosted at the Central Station. Our building has come to be valued as […]

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