Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce

Join Berkshire Bank in Boston on May 16th for the unveiling of our BeFirst commitment

May 15, 2019

Media Contact:
Danielle Moodie-Mills

Join Berkshire Bank in Boston on May 16th for the unveiling of our BeFirst commitment – a combination of new programs, products and strategies created hand in hand with community members to ensure that we are providing the most effective tools in order to best support all the communities we serve.


May 16, Boston, MA — Berkshire Bank is thrilled to announce our renewed pledge to diversity and inclusion through the launch of our BeFirst commitment. This summer Berkshire Bank is introducing several new programs and projects, on both an internal and external level, centered around giving back to the communities we serve by providing innovative and effective banking tools and actively building a pipeline of diverse talent within our communities.

Berkshire Bank understands that innovation is about truly listening to people and meeting their needs with concrete tools and results. That’s why Berkshire is doing what we do best – connecting with community. Berkshire Bank is fusing the ease and accessibility of the 21st Century with the dedication to connection and community engagement of the 20th Century in order to provide the most innovative products and experiences. Alongside community stakeholders, Berkshire Bank will roll out our innovative BeFirst programs that will address and advance the issues most relevant to the communities we serve.

When: Thursday, May 16. 11:00am - 12:30pm.

Where: Museum of African American History 46 Joy Street, Boston, MA 02114. We will also be streaming the event on Facebook Live for all of our community members outside of the Boston area.



About Berkshire Bank
Berkshire Bank is recognized for its entrepreneurial approach, relationship customer experience, distinctive culture and embracing and celebrating the diversity of all customers, employees and suppliers—as it commitment to diversity continues to grow.  With $12.2 billion in assets, Berkshire provides business and consumer banking, mortgage, wealth management, investment and insurance services through 109 full service branch offices throughout New York, Connecticut, Vermont, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts, including Commerce Bank, a division of Berkshire Bank. Berkshire Hills Bancorp (NYSE: BHLB) is the parent of Berkshire Bank. Berkshire Bank was named one of Massachusetts' Most Charitable Companies by the Boston Business Journal in 2018.


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