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The Berkshire Eagle: Canyon Ranch Director Reggie Cooper reflects on tenure at Lenox resort, October 2014

LENOX — After a decade as managing director of Canyon Ranch in the Berkshires and, for the past three years, chairman of the 1Berkshire economic-development company, Reggie Cooper, 47, is leaving later this month for a top post at the Salamander Resort and Spa in Middleburg, Va. He will be succeeded here by Emilie Goudey, […]

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Practitioners Group Guest columnist: Rikki SaNogueira, Associate Project Manager, CDC of south Berkshire

By Rikki SaNogueira Associate Project Manager, CDC of south Berkshire There are plenty of challenges unique to stimulating economic growth in rural areas. Strategies that may work in large urban or suburban areas can often be irrelevant in our neck of the woods. What we have going for us though is reachable impact. We’re not looking […]

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Berkshire Population Task Force, Part II: Special Projects

By Julia Dixon Director, Berkshire Creative Berkshire Population Task Force Co-Coordinator The Berkshire Population Task Force, a 1Berkshire working group assembled to develop collaborative strategy to combat the important issue of population loss, will reconvene on December 5, 2014 where John Bissell, Executive Vice President of Greylock Federal Credit Union, will assume leadership of this […]

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Branding the Berkshires, part V: Berkshire Young Adults & College Students

By Lauri Klefos President & CEO, Berkshire Visitors Bureau Chief Marketing Officer, 1Berkshire The Branding the Berkshires project is all about creating a message that is true to our roots AND believable for the future!  Branding this location hinges on communicating the essence of the Berkshire experience and what differentiates it from competitors in the […]

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Board Member Spotlight: Eva Sheridan

Eva Sheridan Senior Vice President, Senior Human Resources Officer MountainOne Financial  What do you do at MountainOne? I take care of 200 employees! Just kidding…I oversee payroll & total compensation, benefits administration, employee relations, professional development, Corporate Board of Trustees operations & logistics, employee events & recruitment (to name a few). Why did you become […]

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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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