BBB awards Berkshire Bank for Marketplace Excellence

Pittsfield, MA, May 3, 2016 – The Better Business Bureau, serving Central and Western Massachusetts, as well as Northeastern Connecticut, recognized Berkshire Bank with the 2016 Award for Marketplace Excellence in their Large Business category.

This award recognizes businesses for their commitment to ethical business practices, community involvement and for treating their customers, suppliers and employees with courtesy and respect.

In order to qualify to be considered for this award, a business needs to meet the following criteria:

    • Maintain high standards of behavior towards customers, employees and suppliers
    • Have a history of ethical business practices and community involvement
    • Be a for profit company that has been in business for a minimum of 3 years and be in the BBB service area
    • Have a satisfactory record with the BBB

Tami Gunsch, Executive Vice President of Retail Banking, states, “Through our BBB accreditation, Berkshire Bank has been able to consistently communicate our commitment to delivering excellence to our customers and making a difference in the communities that we serve.”

About Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Central New England

The mission of BBB is to promote and foster the highest ethical relationship between businesses and consumers, through voluntary self-regulation, business and consumer education, and service excellence. For more than 100 years, Better Business Bureau has been connecting consumers to trusted businesses, brands, and charities they can trust. People turn to BBB more than 165 million times last year for BBB Business Reviews on over 4.7 million businesses and Charity Reports on 11,000 charities, all available for free at BBB of Central New England, Inc. was founded in 1940 and serves 225 communities in Worcester, Hampshire, Hampden, Franklin, and Berkshire counties, as well as parts of Middlesex County and 7 towns in Connecticut. BBB of Central New England is one of 113 local, independent BBBs in the United States, Canada and Mexico. 

About Berkshire Bank
Berkshire Hills Bancorp (NYSE: BHLB) is the parent of Berkshire Bank, America’s Most Exciting Bank®.   The Company, recognized for its entrepreneurial approach and distinctive culture, has $7.8 billion in assets and 93 full service branch offices in Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, and Vermont providing personal and business banking, insurance, and wealth management services.  In 2015, Berkshire Bank was named one of Massachusetts’ Most Charitable Companies by the Boston Business Journal.  Berkshire Bank is the home financing and retail banking provider for the Massachusetts Teachers Association Benefits, MTA.  To learn more, visit, call 800-773-5601 or follow us on:  Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.  Berkshire Bank is the official bank of NESN’s Boston Bruins Coverage. 


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