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Statement of Regarding Announced Closure of Northern Berkshire Healthcare

    March 27, 2014 The announcement by the Northern Berkshire Healthcare board regarding the closure of North Adams Regional Hospital and other NBH affiliates has affected our entire Berkshire community. 1Berkshire’s primary concern is for the patients, care providers, and staff affected by the closure decision and we are maintaining a steady focus on […]

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Board Member Profile: Peter Stasiowski

Peter Stasiowski Director of Communications Interprint, Inc. Two or three sentences about what you do at Interprint, Inc.:  I’m responsible for Interprint’s communications, including marketing to customers by managing publications and events, and promoting Interprint within its industry, and in our local community. I also manage the human resources department which is responsible for compensation, […]

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Branding the Berkshires, Part II, Winter 2014

By Lauri Klefos, President & CEO, Berkshire Visitors Bureau and Chief Marketing Officer, 1Berkshire A good brand is more than crafting a message or creating a new logo. It starts by gaining an understanding of the audience and seeing the world through their eyes. Working with the research team of ISM Marketing, and with the […]

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Community Information Exchange, Winter 2014

With a goal to enhance communication among all leadership organizations in the region, 1Berkshire has begun hosting quarterly meetings convening the County’s community and economic development practitioners. Using the Central Station as their meeting space, this group discusses happenings throughout the region, and these discussions often lead to the possibility of collaboration and/or enhanced service […]

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

Often I am asked what 1 Berkshire is and the answer is very simply- “an effort to support growth in all parts of our economy”.   As many of you already know, 1Berkshire has been designated the official “Regional Economic Development Organization” by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts since 2011. This is because we’ve created an […]

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Built it in the Berkshires Informational Session Materials

CLICK HERE TO FILL OUT YOUR CORPORATE PROFILE FORM TODAY. MBTA Rail Car Information Exchange Session Information    To view images from the session, click here. In preparing the materials to market the Berkshires as the optimal place to complete the MBTA’s Rapid Transit Rail Car Assembly project, 1Berkshire is working to obtain a better understanding […]

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Bringing a transit rail car manufacturer to the county is a ‘rare opportunity’ – Berkshire Eagle, January 24, 2014

By Tony Dobrowolski, Berkshire Eagle Staff PITTSFIELD — An economic development specialist at 1Berkshire said on Thursday that local business leaders should consider the possibility of bringing a transit rail car manufacturer to the Berkshires as a “rare opportunity.” Speaking at a Berkshire Chamber of Commerce function at the Country Club of Pittsfield, David W. […]

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MEDIA ADVISORY: MBTA Rail Car Information Exchange Meeting Location Change

Media Advisory: January 24, 2014 For more information, please contact: Kathy Quinn, Executive Assistant 1Berkshire Strategic Alliance (413) 499-1600, extension 122 kquinn@berkshirechamber.com  MBTA Rail Car Information Exchange Meeting Location Change  1Berkshire has moved the location for the MBTA Rail Car Information Exchange Meeting to Berkshire Community College, Room K111 in the Koussevitzky Arts Center. This […]

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1Berkshire seeks business input on MBA rail car project – Berkshire Eagle, January 2014

PITTSFIELD — The county’s leading economic development agency has scheduled a meeting for Tuesday, Jan. 28 to discuss the parameters of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s rapid transit rail car project with local businesses. The meeting will run from 8 to 9 a.m. on the second floor of the 1Berkshire Strategic Alliance headquarters building at […]

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Build It in the Berkshires – MBTA Rapid Transit Rail Car Project

Dear Business Owners/CEO’s/Development Officers: We are working to position the Berkshires as the best place to assemble the rail cars for the MBTA.  We want to highlight the great strength in our existing businesses that we know can fulfill 100% of the components and services within the supply chain needs for the winning bidder.  Our […]

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