Berkshire Bank Announces Continued Support of Veterans

Pittsfield, MA November 10, 2016 – Berkshire Bank, America's Most Exciting Bank®, is excited to announce that, in partnership with New England Sports Network (NESN), it will continue their salute to veterans through the Military and Veterans Suite Night Contest and Exciting Rewind Giveaway. In addition, they made a donation of $6,675 to Soldier On last Saturday, October 29.

The giveaways will again only be offered to active military members and eligible veterans, which will serve as an extension of Berkshire Bank's dedication to the servicemen and servicewomen of our country.

  • Berkshire Bank Military & Veterans Suite Night Contest - This contest will award four winners and their guests an exciting game day experience in NESN's suite, with chauffeured transportation to the arena. The contest will run from November 1, 2016 through February 4, 2017 and is open only to eligible Veterans of the United States Military. The game day experience will occur on March 4, 2017.
  • Berkshire Bank Military & Veteran's Exciting Rewind Promotion - This Giveaway will begin November 1, 2016 and will end on March 19, 2017. The grand prize winner will be awarded with $12,000 to assist in paying their mortgage for the year. The Giveaway will be featured during every professional hockey game on NESN and will consist of a breakdown of the top plays throughout the season. Viewers will then be encouraged to watch and vote online for their favorite Berkshire Bank Exciting Rewind segment at
    monthly to be entered for a chance to win.

For detailed info on each of the listed contests, please visit

In addition to these continued efforts, Berkshire Bank and its Foundation made a commitment last year to donate $25 to Soldier On for each open and active eXciting Military Checking Account from Veterans Day 2015 through October 28, 2016. Through this promotion, they were able to deliver $6,675 on October 29 to Soldier On.

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 $7.9 billion in assets and 91 full service branch offices in Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, and Vermont providing personal and business banking, insurance, and wealth management services. The company has a pending agreement to acquire First Choice Bank, a $1.1 billion bank with eight branches in Princeton, New Jersey area and a national mortgage originations subsidiary. Berkshire Bank was named one of Massachusetts Most Charitable Companies in 2016 by the Boston Business Journal. 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.

About NESN

NESN has consistently been one of the top-rated regional sports networks in the country with award-winning Red Sox and Bruins coverage. The network is delivered to over 4 million homes throughout the six-state New England region and an additional 5 million homes nationally as NESN National on digital and sports tiers in over 100 DMAs. Forbes Magazine recently ranked NESN as the 10th Most Valuable Sports Business Brand in the world. is one of the Top 15 sports Web sites in the U.S. and recently launched NESN Fuel, a Web site for automotive enthusiasts. NESN's social responsibility program, NESN Connects, is proud to support and connect its employees with charitable organizations in our communities. NESN is owned by Fenway Sports Group (owners of the Boston Red Sox) and Delaware North (owners of the Boston Bruins).

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Contact: Heidi Higgins
             Berkshire Bank
             Phone: (413) 236-3756
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             Vanessa Pesa
             Berkshire Bank
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