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1Berkshire Announces 2019 Trendsetter Awards

Berkshire Trendsetter Awards1Berkshire recently announced the finalists for the 2019 Berkshire Trendsetter Awards. Take a moment to get to know each of our finalists prior to joining us at the 9th annual Celebrate the Berkshires event on September 26 at Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort in Hancock.

The Berkshire Trendsetter Awards are given out each year to recognize notable Berkshire-based individuals and businesses who demonstrate excellence in several areas. Over 150 businesses, organizations and individuals were nominated in the following categories: Innovative 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.

Here is the list of all the outstanding 2019 Berkshire Trendsetter Finalists:

Innovative Marketing Campaign:
Lee Bank
O+ Festival, North Adams
Steven Valenti Clothing for Men

Creative Economy Standout:
Tricia McCormack Photography (Berkshire Photo Booth, Tricia McCormack Photography)
Steve Sears (The Stationery Factory)
Heirloom Fire

Growing/Advancing the Berkshire Economy:
Barrington Stage Company
Berkshire Sterile Manufacturing
Crane & Co. Stationery

Newcomer of the Year:
A-OK Berkshire Barbeque
Berkshire Community College’s Fast-Track Hospitality and Culinary Program
The Proprietor’s Lodge
Theory Wellness

Nonprofit Impact:
Community Health Programs
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Northern Berkshire Community Coalition
Roots Rising

Under 40 Change-Maker:
Jesse Cook-Dubin, Partner – Cohen Kinne Valicenti Cook
Rachel Mabee, PGA WORKS Program Manager – Professional Golfers’ Association
Rachel Moriarty, Executive Director – BerkShares/Entry to Entrepreneurship
Jess Sweeney, Director – O+ Festival; ROOTS; Co-Founder – Common Folk
Matt Tatro, Restaurateur – Grazie & Tres Ninos

Entrepreneur/Visionary of the Year:
Brian Cruey (Naumkeag / Trustees of Reservations)
Orion Howard (Bright Ideas Brewing, A-OK Berkshire Barbeque & Very Good Property Development)
Margaret Keller (Community Access to the Arts)
David Moresi (Norad Mill)
Jennifer Trainer Thompson (Hancock Shaker Village, Museum Town)

Join us at Celebrate the Berkshires to cheer on each of the finalists and see who wins in each category.

2019-07-16T09:02:27-04:00July 12th, 2019|Categories: #liveBRK, News|Tags: , , |

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