State Approves 4 Western Mass. Projects for ‘Economic Development Incentive Program’

Four Western Massachusetts projects that are expected to generate new jobs and millions in private investment have been approved to participate in a state economic development incentive program. The local projects — one in West Springfield, one in Westfield, and two in North Adams — were among 18 projects approved this week by the Economic

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Devin Shea – Spotlight

Devin Shea, the Vice Chair of BYP,  is the Chief Creative Officer for #R3SET, a start-up media company that crowdsources stories of people  solving community challenges through bold and innovative ideas. After graduating from Taconic he went to BCC for engineering and then Umass Amherst where he studied storytelling through film, theater, and animation. Following

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BYP Social at Boundless

1Berkshire BYPers were treated to a special and beneficial Social in April by the serial entrepreneur, wellness expert (new 1Berkshire BYP member), and founder of Boundless, Karden Rabin. Located above the Shakermill Tavern in West Stockbridge, Boundless provides one on one wellness services. Karden offered to not only host our Social, but hosted a wellness

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Luxury Retreats Tout the Benefits of Workforce Wellness – 1Berkshire Assisted

There’s a new movement afoot in resorts across the country. Meditation techniques are offered alongside manicures. Lessons in stretching appropriate for the workplace precede a soak in the hot tub, and sessions of tai chi join cups of chai tea in the spa’s quietest corners. Indeed, luxury resorts are offering a greater number of health

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Be Honored at Tanglewood by 1Berkshire

Photo Credit: John Ferrilo This year’s Celebrate the Berkshires event will take place at Tanglewood on September 15th and you have the chance to be part of the celebration today by nominating a Berkshire Trendsetter! Past winners including Senator Benjamin Downing, Big Head Books, Jiminy Peak, the Berkshire United Way, the Berkshire

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Massachusetts Tourism Industry Celebrates Tourism Day at Statehouse

The Massachusetts tourism industry celebrated its economic impact and the legislators who champion the industry at the annual Massachusetts Tourism Day at the Statehouse on May 19 in the Great Hall. Hosted by the 16 Regional Tourism Councils of Massachusetts, in partnership with the Joint Committee on Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development and the Massachusetts

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Housatonic Heritage Area – Spotlight

Comprised of over 960 square miles of charming countryside in the Berkshires and Litchfield County, Connecticut, the Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area is full of amazing places to get outside. To help showcase these wonderful features, Housatonic Heritage offers a wide variety of free heritage walks and bike and paddle tours throughout the summer

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The Magic of Summer

The sun is shining and everything is in full bloom, it’s finally summer in the Berkshires and life is calling. Aren’t we lucky to live here? Where else can you experience South American Gaucho dancers, Marisa Tomei in The Rose Tattoo, Nudes from the Prado, or the music of the Boston Pops all in one

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Where do Massachusetts Tourists Come From?

  23.5 million — Number of visitors to Massachusetts in 2014 21.3 million — Domestic visitors 1.5 million - Overseas visitors 735,000 - Visitors from Canada, Massachusett's top source of tourists 3 million - Number of visitors walking the Freedom Trail, Boston's top tourist attraction 4,532,768 - Number of visitors to Cape Code National

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1Berkshire Restructures Board of Directors

BERKSHIRE COUNTY, MA – The newly merged 1Berkshire Strategic Alliance announces the members of its reorganized Board of Directors. This new Board is comprised of representatives from the three organizations that aligned resources as their members approved the merger at an event on May 25. Representing businesses from all industries and from towns and communities

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