All-Season Hiking

By Jonah Sykes There are a ton of reasons why I feel excited whenever anyone asks me why I choose to live and work in the beautiful Berkshires. Here is my laundry list, one that I think most people who choose to participate in the excitement and enthusiasm of this community would probably agree with:

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1Berkshire Puts Out the Call for 2016 Berkshire Trendsetter Awards Nominations

BERKSHIRE COUNTY, MA – 1Berkshire has opened the nomination process for its 6th annual Berkshire Trendsetter Awards. The Berkshire Trendsetter Awards celebrate outstanding organizations and individuals whose achievement, innovation and/or commitment has strengthened our regional economy and helped the Berkshires grow. Top finalists will be honored and final winners announced at the Celebrate the Berkshires

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Williamstown Environmentalist Honored for Community Advocacy

GREAT BARRINGTON — Lauren Stevens has spent more than 30 years raising awareness about local environmental causes, and last week his advocacy was recognized by the Center for EcoTechnology. The Williamstown resident received the 2016 Alan Silverstein and Laura Dubester Award for Community Environmental Leadership at the Berkshire Chamber of Commerce function at Crissey Farm.

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Jonah Sykes – Spotlight

Our BYP Chair was born in Becket, MA. He lived in a variety of Berkshire locales growing up before his family settled in Pittsfield. There, he and his large Irish family lived with and took care of his grandmother who was suffering from Alzheimer’s. He attended Taconic High before going to MCLA and eventually completed his

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BYP Don’t Feed the Animals

On Friday, February 5th, over 250 people attended the BYP annual party Don't Feed the Animals at the Berkshire Museum. The night featured karaoke tunes, an epic dance party, drinks and delicious food, photo booth fun, and indoor lawn games - all throughout the museum! A big thanks to the Berkshire Museum and their staff

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Katherine Lockridge – Spotlight

As the snow melts and the flowers start to bloom, a new season will begin to take hold on the Berkshires. I’m not talking about spring, I’m talking about Wedding Season! This is the time of year when brides and grooms rush about the Berkshires looking for venues, cake, dresses, (and since outdoor weddings are

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Join Us For Our Next B.I.G. Idea

For most people, the word “millennial” elicits instant reactions. Early last year, the number of employed millennials surpassed the number of Gen Xers for the first time to become the largest demographic in the American workforce. Harnessing the creativity and power of the millennial workforce will clearly be a benefit to moving our region forward.

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First 1Berkshire Pitch Competition Winners Announced

“Thank you 1Berkshire for providing resources and opportunities like this for new businesses! I learned a great deal from their pitch camp and with support from my business mentor put together a winning pitch. Thank you for fostering this community of entrepreneurs and thank you to all the judges for sharing your time, expertise and

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1Berkshire to Host Millennial Attraction & Retention Event for Employers

BERKSHIRE COUNTY, MA – 1Berkshire in conjunction with the Berkshire Initiative for Growth (B.I.G.) will host Our Next B.I.G. Idea: Understanding the Future of Work and How to Attract and Retain Millennials. This is a unique educational event for Berkshire businesses that will be facilitated by Live in the Grey and will focus on attracting

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Berkshire Career Fair Aims to Match Prospects with Bounty of Jobs

PITTSFIELD — Representatives of 53 local businesses scanned crowds of job seekers at Berkshire Hills Country Club on Thursday, looking to make eye contact, start a conversation. More than a few matches were made among these and the roughly 250 candidates who milled about the packed room Thursday. "We'll absolutely hire" people met at Thursday's

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