Pittsfield Seeks New Day, Not an Echo of Its Heyday

The pervasive feeling in the city of Pittsfield — the Berkshires’ largest city and county seat — is that it’s done trying to return to its heyday. Rather, elected officials, business-development professionals, and entrepreneurs alike are calling for a new day in Pittsfield, one that celebrates the creative economy, makes great use of existing resources,

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The Berkshire Career Fair Will be Held in March

BERKSHIRE COUNTY, MA – 1Berkshire and the Berkshire Chamber of Commerce, are pleased to announce the 2016 Berkshire Career Fair. The Fair will be held on Thursday, March 3, 2016, from 10am-4pm at Berkshire Hills Country Club, 500 Benedict Road in Pittsfield. The general public is invited to attend this event and attendance is free.

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Grant Opens Workforce Training Opportunities in North Adams, Pittsfield

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — There are currently 127 available manufacturing jobs in Berkshire County averaging annual salaries of more than $55,000, according to Interprint CEO Peter Stasiowski. But there aren't enough workers in the area with the skills needed to fill those vacancies. The state has now allocated $138,000 to the Berkshire County Regional Employment

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Extra, Extra, Read All About It

The Berkshires are taking center stage! Positive articles dedicated to the Berkshires have been cropping up everywhere lately from national magazines and newspapers to blogs and websites. The Food Network’s own Barefoot Contessa, Ina Garten, hosted and shot her holiday episode in the Berkshires. In this episode, she kicked off

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Brian Butterworth – Spotlight

If there was ever a person who could sell the splendor of the Berkshires, it would be Brian Butterworth. Brian is the Vice President of Sales for Main Street Hospitality Group in Stockbridge and has been a valuable part of their organizations since 2003. He has mentored and trained a

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1Berkshire to Hold Pitch Competition

BERKSHIRE COUNTY, MA – 1Berkshire will host a series of pitch competitions on March 8, April 5, and May 3, 2016. Each competition will have a theme: general business, creative economy, and food/farming/agriculture respectively. Application deadlines are February 18 for the March competition, March 17 for April, and April 14 for May. These competitions are part

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Unveiled> Two Museums in North Adams

Move over MASS MoCA, there’s not one, but two new museums coming to town. Gluckman Tang Architects has revealed designs for The Global Contemporary Art Museum (GCAM) and The Extreme Model Railroad and Contemporary Architecture Museum in North Adams, Massachusetts. Read more about two new museums in North Adams, MA. >>

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Art for Art’s Sake in North Adams

When you think about art in America, which cities come to mind? Maybe it’s New York, home to more galleries and museums than one can count. Then there’s Miami, with its international festivals and budding Design District. Read more about art in North Adams >>

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1Berkshire Announces its First Berkshire Starts Pitch Camp

BERKSHIRE COUNTY, MA – 1Berkshire will host its inaugural Pitch Camp on February 9th, it is open to local entrepreneurs and small business owners. This Camp is part of 1Berkshire’s Berkshire Starts initiative which offers a series of programs and resources that assist entrepreneurs and small business owners initiate and grow their ventures. The

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