How collaboration and partnership bolster the Berkshires’ entrepreneurial spirit
By Jonathan Butler
Posted to the Berkshire Edge on July 5, 2021
Editor’s Note: This article was authored in collaboration with 1Berkshire’s Marketing team.
At the May Entrepreneurial Meetup—1Berkshire’s first in-person event since February of 2020—Michael Beck, Executive Director of the Berkshire Botanical Garden, spoke to a gathering of business owners and employees from around the region about connection.
“After we and so many other cultural nonprofits were forced to close our gates, several of us started to have monthly check-ins via Zoom. It was a great way to stay connected, to collaborate and review the ever-changing restrictions, and to just be there for one another during uncertain times,” said Michael. “Our organizations really benefited from these deepened connections, and I feel we will all stay in much closer contact, even after the pandemic passes.”
This message of connection and collaboration is a recurring theme in the Berkshires, and likely in many other communities too. Businesses and organizations have had to come together in new ways, collaborating to support one another’s missions and goals, and forging connections to help everyone survive an unprecedented shared experience and challenge. The following businesses and organizations are just a few of our community’s exemplary role models in this regard.
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