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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Help Us Advocate for Fair Energy Costs in the Berkshires

Be part of the dialogue. On April 10th, the Department of Public Utilities (DPU) will hold a hearing about the proposed electric rate hike and we want you to attend. The hearing will take place at 6:00 PM at the Berkshire Athenaeum in Pittsfield.This January, Eversource requested approval from the DPU to raise rates by

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Help Your Business with a 1B Site Visit

This month, 1Berkshire would like to pay tribute to our valued clients; the core of our organization. Our client network of businesses and services is critical to our ability to market the Berkshires as a premier vacation destination and a fantastic place to live and work. The goal of the Client Services team at 1Berkshire

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Celebrating Our Creative Economy All Month Long

Location: MASS MoCA, Photo Credit: Nathan Haddad February is Creative Economy Month at 1Berkshire. Individual artists, small businesses, creative manufacturers, cultural organizations, and creative consumers compose our cultural economy, which is vital to the Berkshires economic growth. To kick start the month, artists, non-profit advocates, and creative entrepreneurs from all over the

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1Berkshire and MCLA Announce The Business Bootcamp

1Berkshire, as part of its Berkshire Starts program, is proud to announce the Region’s first-ever Business Bootcamp. The creation of the 1Berkshire/MCLA Business Bootcamp is the result of a strategic collaboration between 1Berkshire and the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts aimed at fostering an entrepreneurial ecosystem throughout the Berkshires. The objective of Business Bootcamp is

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Breaking News

Location: MASS MoCA, Photo Credit: Kara Thornton Gov. Charlie Baker has reacted to a state budget deficit of $98 million with midyear reductions in funding to regional tourism. To ensure that this shortfall will not affect our marketing efforts in key target markets, 1Berkshire has reacted by approving a one-time use of

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Don’t Miss the 2017 Creative Resources Conference

The Creative Resources Conference is back and is bigger and better than ever. The first 1Berkshire Creative Resources Conference was held on November 12, 2015, at Hotel on North and drew more than 80 attendees and connected dozens of artists and entrepreneurs with experts, resources, and advice in order to advance their creative pursuits. This

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Wrapping up 2016 and Looking Forward

Location: The Berkshire Eagle, Photo Credit: Ogden Gigli 2016 was a landmark year for 1Berkshire. Years of planning and hard work paid off in May with the final merger between the Berkshire Chamber of Commerce, the Berkshire Visitors Bureau, and 1Berkshire. Since then, existing marketing efforts have continued to be very successful

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1B Creative Resources Conference

By Julia Dixon One of the most exciting aspects of my job as 1Berkshire’s Creative Economy Specialist is that I get to meet innovative, creative, and inspiring people from all across the county. From fine artists and artisans to cultural workers and freelancers, the fabric of our creative community is wonderfully rich. The number and

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