1Berkshire Providing Resource Links, Updates for Business

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The team at 1Berkshire is continuing to monitor developments and official guidance, and curate informational resources to share with the business community.  

Workshop Information

AIM (Associated Industries of Massachusetts) and the Berkshire Innovation Center have partnered to offer a 30-minute Video Chat covering important issues regarding the COVID-19 pandemic providing all businesses in Berkshire County access to this critical information from presenter Tom Jones, vice president of AIM HR Solutions:

Today, March 25, 2-2:30 p.m.
Join the meeting via Zoom: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/4879552540
Meeting ID: 487 955 2540 

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Complete the COVID-19 Berkshire Business Flash Survey to help 1Berkshire assess short- and long-term impacts on regional businesses.

If you are in the non-profit sector complete the Flash Survey on Pressing Needs created by the Nonprofit Center of the Berkshires.

Stay Informed

Sign up for our e-news. We will be using our e-news lists for information and resource distribution as we work to support the larger Berkshire business community. 


Check our COVID-19 Resource Page which we are updating daily as new information and resources become available. 

Use and share this list of local eateries to find options in your area. We will continue to update it as we receive information and encourage you to use this form to let us know of changes in offerings.  Thank you for supporting the local economy during this difficult time.

We are working with Mungy Studios to get the word out about Eat Berkshires  This will be a great resource for restaurants looking to update their information on a continual basis, and we encourage local eateries to see this as an additional resource.

The 1Berkshire Team

1Berkshire is currently operating remotely to service the needs of the community during the State’s Stay at Home order. Please feel free to reach out to us via email to let us know how you are doing; we’re here to help. 

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Berkshire Immigrant Center Celebrates National Immigrant Heritage Month

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Beginning June 1, the Berkshire Immigrant Center invites the community to honor the more than 10,000 immigrants in the Berkshires and by joining the annual observance of national Immigrant Heritage Month and helping to launch a $10,000 fundraising campaign for the center.

"During Immigrant Heritage Month, we proudly honor the many ways immigrants make the Berkshires a better place," said BIC Executive Director Michelle Lopez. "This year we are especially grateful for the hundreds of foreign-born doctors, medical technicians, nurses and staff who are caring for people at Berkshire Medical Center, Fairview Hospital, and nursing homes, and for local immigrants who are essential workers at our grocery stores, restaurants and farms."

Since March 20, BIC has raised more than $70,000 for a COVID-19 Relief Fund. Through this fund, BIC has helped more than 140 clients and their families pay for basic needs like rent and utilities.

"We know that so many local people are hurting, both our clients and our supporters, yet even during this crisis people are asking us how they can help," Lopez said.

While 100 percent of emergency relief has been passed through to clients, donations to the Immigrant Heritage Month Campaign help ensure that BIC can serve the local immigrant community in crisis and beyond, including helping immigrants become US citizens. In this year of the U.S. Census count, BIC has also worked diligently to make sure that immigrants are counted and that Berkshire communities thus receive every dollar of federal aid that they should get.

Tax-deductible donations of any amount are welcome online. Contributions can also be made by check made out to Berkshire Immigrant Center and mailed to BIC, 67 East Street, Pittsfield MA 01201.

The center remains the only program in Berkshire County that focuses exclusively on meeting the unique challenges of a continuously growing immigrant and refugee population. In 2018 BIC was named "Best Small Nonprofit" in the state by Massachusetts Nonprofit Network.

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