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Take a look at some of the latest Berkshire headlines. Here you will find news from 1Berkshire in regards to company updates and what is happening with economic development throughout the region as well as press from national media outlets covering the area.


Lo Sottile

Lauren “Lo” Sottile is the Development Manager for the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield. She grew up in the northwest corner of Connecticut before moving to the Berkshires to receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in Arts Management at MCLA in North Adams, continuing her studies through the Berkshire Hills Internship Program, and falling in

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Tourism is the 3rd Largest Industry in Massachusetts

Massachusetts business owners told 22News they rely on tourism to help bring shoppers to their businesses. Visitors to the state spent $20.2-billion on lodging, meals, transportation and retail in 2015. Read more about Massachusetts tourism here >>  

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BLP Class of 2017

Location: Jacob's Pillow Dance We are excited to introduce you to the Berkshire Leadership Program (BLP) Class of 2017! This year marks a very special 20th Anniversary of BLP and we are pleased to accept 30 Berkshire residents from nearly every sector of the Berkshire economy into the program. They will join an

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Investing in Our Future

Millennials are the fastest growing demographic in today’s workforce. While they make up the largest group of employees nationwide, the Berkshires are still catching up. That is why it is so critical to invest in the next generation of young professionals and leaders in the Berkshires. 1Berkshire’s Next Generation programs do exactly that –

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The Berkshires are Getting Even Greener

Long valued for their scenic beauty, rural charm, and unspoiled landscapes, the Berkshires are getting even greener. Most of the area’s larger communities, from Great Barrington to Williamstown, are tackling the impacts of non-essential plastics. These include thin, single-use plastic shopping bags and polystyrene drink and food containers. Measures to reduce the use of

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Berkshire Bank Receives Six Marketing Awards

Berkshire Bank, America’s Most Exciting Bank®, is excited to announce that it was recently honored with six awards for community engagement and marketing of leading edge products. The Bank was recognized at the Financial Marketing Awards in Newport, RI and the New England Financial Marketing Awards in Burlington, MA; both events took place in

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1Berkshire Announces Winners of Esther Quinn Award

BERKSHIRE COUNTY, MA – For the first time, the Esther Quinn Award presented to a member of the Berkshire community who is involved in several volunteer efforts and continues to make the Berkshires a better place to live and work, will go to TWO recipients, Linda Gaspardi-Febles of MountainOne and Denise Richardello of MCLA.

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Our Opinion: Eversource Rate Increase Would be Bad for Business

Eversource Energy will go before the Department of Public Utilities Monday with a rate hike request that Jonathan Butler, the president and CEO of 1Berkshire, warns that for Berkshire businesses could "take away growth potential for decades." We don't see that as hyperbole. Read more about the Eversource rate increase here >> 

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Attractions, Services Spur Lenox Building Boom

The temperature was in the teens and the wind chill factor was frigid on a recent day when town officials arrived at the construction site of the Brushwood Marriott Hotel in Lenox, but Colin Toole and Mayur Desai wanted photos taken outside the entrance to show off the building’s unusual French empire design. Read

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Western Mass. Tourism Councils Offer Treats at Statehouse Event

Massachusetts' 16 regional tourism councils visited the Statehouse on Thursday to showcase locally produced goods. The tourism industry in Massachusetts accounts for 135,000 jobs and 23.5 million visitors, according to industry numbers. In 2015, visitors spent $20.2 billion in the state, yielding $1.3 billion in local and state tax revenue. Read more about Tourism

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