Skip to main content
Enter search terms below…

Member News

Berkshire Bank Earns National Recognition for Corporate Philanthropy



Named Finalist for the 2018 Invest in Others Awards

Berkshire Bank has been selected as one of three national finalists for the Corporate Philanthropy Award in the Financial Institutions category as part of the 12th annual Invest in Others Awards. The Invest in Others Awards program recognizes the charitable work of financial advisors and financial services firms in communities around the globe. Invest in Others launched the Corporate Philanthropy Award in 2015 to recognize the importance of encouraging philanthropy at a corporate level. The organization received nominations this year from a diverse range of companies in two categories: Advisory Firms and Financial Institutions. Finalists were selected based on their community impact, contribution, inspiration, and incentives to encourage employees to give back.

Berkshire Bank was selected as a finalist for its deep commitment to philanthropy, volunteerism, and broader social corporate responsibility activities. Annually, Berkshire Bank and Berkshire Bank Foundation provide more than $2 million in financial contributions, as well as scholarships to high school seniors. The company also provides every employee with $500 in matching gift funds to amplify their own individual giving. In addition to financial support, the XTEAM®, the company’s nationally acclaimed Employee Volunteer Program, provides employees with paid time off to volunteer during regular business hours. Last year, 100 percent of Berkshire’s employees nationally donated 40,000 hours of service to benefit community organizations. The company recently completed their Xtraordinary Day of Service on June 5, 2018 in which 92 percent of Berkshire’s workforce completed 74 service projects, ultimately benefiting more than 500,000 individuals across the country.

The awards will be presented on September 27, 2018 at the 12th annual Invest in Others Awards Gala in Boston, a premier event attended by nearly 800 financial advisors and financial services executives. Five categories of awards will also be presented to individual financial advisors in recognition of their philanthropic contributions.

A Recovery Helpline to assist residents dealing with recovery and addiction issues has been launched today by Rensselaer County, County Executive Steve McLaughlin announced. Residents can reach the Recovery Helpline at 1-833-HOPE-123 or 1-833-467-3123 to receive information, resources or referrals for themselves or anyone needing help with…
When the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami struck Dec. 26 of that year it took the lives of more than 227,000 people. Despite being well into the Internet Era, warning systems on a broad international scale were nonexistent, as remote areas of Indonesia, Thailand and India suffered unfathomable loss. But 14 years later, gaps still remain in rural…
The Chazen Companies is pleased to announce Roger Fast, CBO, CFM has joined the growing code services team as Senior Code Analyst located at 12655 SW Center Street, Suite 350 in Beaverton, Oregon. In recent years, Chazen partnered with Code Unlimited, LLC working on a variety of projects throughout New York State. As the need for code services…
Oct
23
Manufacturers employ more than 12 million people in the US and contribute $2.25 trillion to the US economy annually. Locally employment in manufacturing…
7:30 a.m. Check-in & Breakfast; 8-9:30 a.m. Panel Discussion
Oct
26
Celebrate CEO's newest head start classroom located at Griswold Heights. For years, families living at the Troy Housing Authority’s Griswold Heights…
11:00 a.m.
Nov
01
Celebrate exceptional businesses that have positively impacted the region’s economy and way of life. In partnership with Rensselaer County, the "Good News…
11:30 a.m. Check-in & Luncheon; 12-1 p.m. Awards Ceremony