Berkshire Bank Awards $3,500 to Exciting Home Equity Sweepstakes Winners MA

PITTSFIELD, MASS, August 11, 2015 – Berkshire Bank, America’s Most Exciting Bank® announced today that Thomas Kiernan of Pittsfield, Massachusetts won the Exciting Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) Sweepstakes. Thomas received the grand prize of $3,500 during a check presentation ceremony July 21st led by Regional Branch Manager of Berkshire County Massachusetts and Vice President Deanna Markham.

Almost 10,000 consumers entered the Berkshire Bank’s Exciting HELOC Sweepstakes
Berkshire Bank’s Exciting HELOC Sweepstakes was promoted throughout its footprint and online at from mid-March through the end of June. New and existing home equity line of credit customers were automatically entered into the contest, and consumers could enter on during the contest period. The winner of the sweepstakes had the option to have the prize applied directly to their home equity line of credit, or elect to receive the cash prize payable by check. Thomas was randomly selected as the grand prize winner among 9,741 registered contestants.

“Berkshire Bank is please to give this award to Thomas,” stated Tami Gunsch, Senior Vice President, Retail Banking. “Berkshire Bank is committed to its communities by providing exceptional service to its customers by assisting them in finding, funding, and saving for life’s exciting moments.”


About Berkshire Bank
Berkshire Hills Bancorp is the parent of Berkshire Bank – America's Most Exciting Bank®. Berkshire has $7.5 billion in assets and 93 ongoing full-service branch offices in Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, and Vermont providing personal and business banking, insurance, and wealth management services. Berkshire has a pending agreement to acquire Firestone Financial Corp., a commercial specialty finance company with $190 million in assets, located in Needham, Massachusetts.