BERKSHIRE COUNTY, MA – 1Berkshire has announced the finalists for the 2017 Berkshire Trendsetter Awards, which will be presented at the seventh annual Celebrate the Berkshires event on September 14th, 6 PM at Bloom Meadows in Williamstown.

The 1Berkshire Trendsetter Awards showcase Berkshire-based individuals and businesses who demonstrate excellence in several categories. This year we had over 50 businesses and individuals nominated for the following Trendsetter categories: Comprehensive Marketing Campaign, Creative Economy Standout, Entrepreneur/Visionary of the Year, Growing/Advancing the Berkshire Economy, Newcomer of the Year, Nonprofit Impact, and Under 40 Change-Maker. Congratulations to all of those who were chosen as finalists.

Comprehensive Marketing Campaign
Haddad Auto Dealerships
The Lenox Chamber of Commerce
MountainOne
Pittsfield Public Schools
Shakespeare & Company

Creative Economy Standout
Berkshire Pulse
IS183
Jacob’s Pillow
Shire City Herbals
WAM Theatre

Entrepreneur/Visionary of the Year
Berkshire Sterile Manufacturing
Latent Productions
Mungy Studio
Tad Ames
Whole Life® Pet Products

Growing/Advancing the Berkshire Economy
Allegrone
Berkshire Health North
Shire City Herbals
Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort
MCLA

Newcomer of the Year
Adam Hinds
Berkshire Scenic Railroad
Dr. Jaimie Birge
Everett Lamm
The LakeHouse Inn

Nonprofit Impact
Berkshire Baby Box
Berkshire Humane Society
Hillcrest Dental Care, Inc.
McCann Technical High School
Northern Berkshire Community Coalition

Under 40 Change-Maker
Alice Maggio
Ben Lamb
Jay R. Green
Jesse Cook-Dubin
Jessica Vecchia

In addition to presenting the Trendsetter Awards, 1Berkshire will also present the Community of North Adams as our Putting the Berkshires on the Map Honoree at Celebrate the Berkshires. Everyone is encouraged to attend and celebrate all the great momentum we are building within our region. Purchase your tickets today!

About 1Berkshire
1Berkshire is a county-wide organization focused on economic development and promotion of the region as a preferred place to visit, to live, and to grow a business. It provides programs that connect businesses with each other and with potential customers, as well as works to develop future leaders and support entrepreneurs. For more information, visit 1Berkshire.com.

For more information, contact:
Lauri Klefos, Vice President, 1Berkshire
(413) 499-1600
lklefos@1berkshire.com

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