Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce


Berkshire Bank is excited to announce that six of its employees, including one local resident, have been recognized for outstanding community service and awarded Berkshire Bank’s Volunteer of the Year Awards.  This annual award celebrates employees who have made outstanding contributions to their communities.

Award recipients were selected based on their strong record of volunteerism and service to nonprofit organizations both in bank-sponsored volunteer projects and in the broader community. An awards luncheon was held in Pittsfield at Berkshire Bank headquarters where the recipients received their awards from Executive Vice President of Human Resources Linda Johnston.  Each award winner also received a $500 donation that will be made to the nonprofit organization of their choice.

Volunteer of the Year recipients include:
  • Sue Gage, Branch Manager, East Longmeadow, MA, Donation made to Dryden Memorial School in Springfield, MA.
  • Heather King, Portfolio Manager, Pittsfield, MA, Donation made to Pittsfield Family YMCA Swim Program.
  • Christie Morrissey, Commercial Loan Servicing Specialist, Pittsfield, MA, Donation made to Solider On in Pittsfield, MA.
  • Cindy Rosenthal, Branch Manager, Delmar, NY, Donation made to Jezreel International for local relief efforts in Albany, NY.
  • Carol Manuele, Portfolio Manager, Rome, NY, Donation made to Rome Art & Community Center in Rome, NY.
  • Claudia Caporale, Business Services Officer, Manchester, VT, Donation made to the Rutland County Humane Society.

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