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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: BERP Announces Fall 2022 Technical Assistance Offerings

For additional information, please contact:
Benjamin Lamb
1Berkshire Director of Economic Development
blamb@1berkshire.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Berkshire Economic Recovery Program Announces Fall 2022  Technical Assistance Offerings

August 11th, 2022 – Berkshire County, MA – 1Berkshire, in partnership with Berkshire Regional Planning Commission and with support from the United States Economic Development Administration, is excited to announce the third slate of technical assistance offerings of the Berkshire Economic Recovery Program (BERP).

Through a highly-successful series of 14 cohorts across four topical areas in the Fall of 2021 and Spring of 2022, the Berkshire Economic Recovery Program Technical Assistance series was able to support more than 50 businesses through targeted, need-specific offerings, resulting in notable business improvements, and quantified by the over $500,000 in funding collectively accessed by businesses through their participation. Going into the Fall of 2022, the series continues with returning and new offerings including “It’s Time to Stop Running Your Business by the Seat of Your Pants”, “Jumpstarting Your Crowdfunding Campaign”, “Beginning Your Woman and Minority Owned Business Certification Process” as well as two cohorts offered fully in Spanish including “Branding Para Emprendedores” and “Estrategia De Marca Vs Logo.”

Participants in each topical cohort will join a scheduled kickoff workshop with the technical assistance provider. Upon completion of the workshop, each participant will be provided up to two hours of free one-on-one technical assistance from the consultant leading the workshop. 

The BERP Technical Assistance series is FREE, and offered to any business in the Berkshires. Each cohort has a capacity of 9 participating businesses, so space is limited and registration is required. For a list of Fall 2022 technical assistance offerings and to register, please visit: https://1berkshire.com/1berkshire-programs/berkshire-economic-recovery-project-technical-assistance-program/ 

For more information, or for additional inquiries, please contact the 1Berkshire Economic Development Team at EconomicDev@1berkshire.com.

About 1Berkshire

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.

About Berkshire Regional Planning Commission

Berkshire Regional Planning Commission is the regional planning agency for Berkshire County, Massachusetts. BRPC assists the thirty-two Berkshire cities and towns in a diverse set of topics including community and economic development, community planning, data and information services, emergency preparedness planning, environmental and energy planning, regional services, public health and transportation planning. BRPC promotes regional collaboration among communities and works to increase coordination between all levels of government.

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