In his new role, Gikas will be responsible for staffing, sales performance, customer experience, and overall productivity for 19 Berkshire Bank branches across Central and Eastern Massachusetts, including downtown Boston.
Emprimo joined the bank in 1998 and has more than 20 years of experience as a commercial relationship manager. In his new role, he will lead the team of commercial bankers that covers both Berkshire County and the state of Vermont.
There are a lot of challenges for a family just moving into stabilized housing.
Perhaps one of the most overlooked challenges is the cost of providing beds for the children. That's why in 2012 the Massachusetts Coalition for Homeless started a "Build a Bed" program aimed to have corporate sponsors build free beds for children across the state.
Michael Daly has resigned as CEO of Berkshire Bank.
Berkshire Hills Bancorp announced on Monday that Daly has stepped down effective immediately and President Richard Marotta will take over as chief executive officer. Marotta was also appointed as a member of the Board of Directors. Sean Gary will take over as bank president.
Lori Gazzillo Kiely, senior vice president of Berkshire Bank and foundation director, said the bank had been looking for a project it could partner with the city on for its volunteer "Xtraordinary Day of Service" in June.
Levante will lead Berkshire's efforts to integrate corporate social responsibility into all of the company's and foundation's activities, supporting key objectives, such as strengthening communities and engaging employees. Levante will oversee the development of CSR goals, policies and programs, with a strong focus on establishing a framework of standards and tools for advancing social responsibility.
The 40 Under Forty event is an annual celebration to honor 40 young business and civic leaders in Western Massachusetts, demonstrating excellence in their profession and a commitment to giving back to the community in which they work and live.
At noon on Tuesday, all of the Berkshire Bank branches and operational centers closed.
But, those employees were not far away. In Pittsfield, 150 of them could be found in a vacant storefront on Merrill Road wearing hard hats and putting together wall panels for the soon to be construction of Habitat for Humanity's six-unit Gordon Demming. Others were at the former St. Mark's school cleaning up the playgrounds for Hillcrest Education.
Teachers at Crosby Elementary School were getting their classes through the MCAS on Tuesday. They still have lessons to teach. And then there was knock on each one of their doors.
It was Gary Levante or Deanna Markham from Berkshire Bank or it was Jennifer Kerwood from the Berkshire United Way. The teachers didn't know it was coming, but the two organizations were thinking about them because Tuesday wasn't just another school day. It was teacher's appreciation day.