Trendsetter Awards 2019: Entrepreneur/Visionary of the Year2019-07-16T10:49:52-04:00

Learn more about each of our trendsetters below and join us for Celebrate the Berkshires in support of your favorite Entrepreneur/Vistionary of the year finalist!

Brian Cruey (Naumkeag / Trustees of Reservations)

For leading the visionary shift to produce off-season multi-week events at Naumkeag, such as Winterlights, targeting local families and bringing in over 30,000 new visitors.

Orion Howard (Very Good Property Development, Bright Ideas, A-OK Berkshire Barbeque)

For initiating and funding multiple new ventures in North Adams with an entrepreneurial and community-centered spirit that has opened new doors quickly and jumpstarted longer-term investment in the city.

Margaret Keller (Community Access to the Arts)

For leading the massive expansion of CATA’s inspirational work, increasing people served by 70%, doubling their base of financial support and launching their first-ever capital campaign/facilities project to give artists with disabilities their own campus

David Moresi (Norad Mill)

For over 20 years of improvement projects in the northern Berkshires and his most recent development, the NORAD Mill, which sold out almost instantly with over 48 businesses sharing this vibrant repurposed space.

Jennifer Trainer Thompson (Hancock Shaker Village, Museum Town)

For leading the vision for a nationally-recognized Shaker-inspired “living” history museum, complete with farm-to-table meals, local CSAs, events & weddings, lively barn concerts and a commitment to social justice, all while her film Museum Town about MASS MoCA made its national debut to rave reviews at SXSW.