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Hotel on North Selected as 2015 “Putting the Berkshires on the Map” Honoree

For additional information, please contact: Lauri Klefos Chief Marketing Officer 1Berkshire (413) 499-1600 x130 lklefos@berkshires.org Hotel on North Selected as 2015 “Putting the Berkshires on the Map” Honoree PITTSFIELD, MA – July 27, 2015 –  1Berkshire, the countywide economic development organization, announced today that The Hotel on North project has been chosen as the 2015 […]

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Berkshire Youth Leadership Program, Reflection

Marina Germain, Junior at Mount Everett Regional School Over the past ten months I have learned invaluable skills through the Berkshire Youth Leadership Program, a program of the Berkshire Chamber of Commerce. It began in August at the kick-off retreat. After we got to know each other, we started on our project. With much debate, […]

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Berkshire Initiative for Growth: Workforce Action and Results

Part III: Action and Results By Julia Dixon Creative Economy Specialist, 1Berkshire Berkshire Initiative for Growth Co-Coordinator Although the summer has not yet arrived, this year has already been a productive one for the Population Task Force. In addition to exciting projects in development, the task force has seen a number of internal changes including […]

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May 2015 Practitioner Spotlight: MSBDC

Keith E. Girouard, Regional Director Berkshire Regional Office, Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network Recently, we at the Berkshire Office of the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network, have experienced an uptick in small business activity – a reassuring relief from the slowdown of a harsh business winter. Notably there has been an increased number […]

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Tourism Day, The Republican

Michelle Murphy of the Berkshire Visitors Bureau hands out cookies at Tourism Day at the Statehouse on May 13, 2015.

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1Berkshire Trending April 2015

What’s Trending A collection of pertinent stories/information about issues which effect our regional and national economy. SBIR Pulse: A “Start Up Hub” For Entrepreneurs Looking to Make A Difference U.S. Small Business Administration Incubators, accelerators, and startup hubs are an emerging and important part of the high-tech ecosystem. These entities support entrepreneurs and startups in […]

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Lauri Klefos: Tourism is Essential to our economy, lives

PITTSFIELD >> Tourism makes a difference in our communities and in our lives every day. For 32 years the first week of May has been designated as National Travel & Tourism Week; when across the nation, local events promote the impactful contributions tourism makes to the U.S. economy. There is no doubt about the wide-ranging […]

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1Berkshire Trending March 2015

What’s Trending A collection of pertinent stories/information about issues which effect our regional and national economy. Employers Encouraged as Governor Announces ‘Workforce Skills Cabinet’ Associated Industries of Massachusetts The cornerstone recommendation of the new Associated Industries of Massachusetts long-term economic plan, Blueprint for the Next Century, is for “business and… New Online Data Analytics Tool Will […]

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1Berkshire: Call for Nominations for the 2015 Berkshire Trendsetter Awards

PRESS RELEASE  1Berkshire: Call for Nominations for the 2015 Berkshire Trendsetter Awards BERKSHIRE COUNTY, MA – 1Berkshire, the area’s designated Regional Economic Development Organization, has opened the nominations process for the annual Berkshire Trendsetter Awards. Now in its fifth year, the Berkshire Trendsetter Awards celebrate outstanding organizations and individuals whose achievement, innovation, and/or commitment has […]

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Annie Selke sells American style from Bucolic Berkshires location, The Boston Globe

PITTSFIELD — Annie Selke’s office looks lived in. Her shelves and tables are piled with sources of inspiration: antique books, swatches of eyelet, a tray of binding tape, vintage ski sweaters, even a bright red beauty cap. “I like to see everything. It never occurs to me to look in a file cabinet. We keep […]

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