May 1st, 2020 – Pittsfield, MA.- After two very-well-attended Virtual Town Halls, 1Berkshire has announced that its third Town Hall will be held on Friday, May 8th, 2020 at 10 am. It will focus on Food and Agriculture in the Era of COVID-19. Moderated by 1Berkshire Director of Economic Development, Benjamin Lamb, this panel will include Orion Howard, Co-founder/Owner of Bright Ideas Brewing, Nick Martinelli, Founder/Owner of Marty’s Local, Cynthia Pansing, Executive Director of Berkshire Agricultural Ventures, and Jessica Vecchia, Co-Director of Roots Rising.
This panel of business owners, experts, and stakeholders will share the current outlook of food and agriculture in the region, creative approaches some businesses have taken that others can learn from, and provide a point of perspective on the future of our food system here in the Berkshires. “With a broad reaching set of expertise and points of perspective around our food system in the Berkshires, this panel offers unique and dynamic insights into thoughts, actions, and approaches that could help reshape and reinforce our regional food and agriculture sector,” stated Benjamin Lamb.
1Berkshire will plan to hold these Town Hall sessions weekly on Friday at 10 AM so be sure to visit https://1berkshire.com/virtual-town-hall for a list of upcoming sessions and to tune into recordings of past sessions. 1Berkshire Virtual Town Halls are free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required. Register at https://bit.ly/3f2Irem for the Friday May 8th session.
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 and works to develop future leaders and support entrepreneurs. For more information, visit 1Berkshire.com.