Berkshire Bank Presented with the PINE Pinnacle Award

PITTSFIELD, MA, May 13, 2016 - Berkshire Bank, America’s Most Exciting Bank®, is excited to announce their acceptance of a PINE Pinnacle Award for the 2014 Annual Report.

Printing Industries of New England (PINE) holds an annual Awards of Excellence event in order to recognize the quality within the New England realm of printing. Companies from across the region submit work in categories such as Best Annual Report, Direct Mail Campaign and Media Kits.      

Berkshire Bank has received the PINE Pinnacle Award (the highest honor) in the Division II Category, 2014 Annual Reports for the Berkshire Hills Bancorp 2014 Summary Annual Report. This award is given to the most exceptional entry and must be flawless.

Award recipients were presented with a hand-blown glass medallion from Simon Pearce, engraved with the honorable bestowment. 

Qualprint was very excited to work with Berkshire Bank on this most outstanding project.  “You can’t win an award like this without a great design and you can’t win an award like this without flawless execution,” said Nick DiSantis, Qualprint’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.  “The beautiful annual report that resulted from this collaboration proves that great teams exist on both sides and I expect to see more awards come from these talented individuals in the future.”  With this regional award win, the 2014 Annual Report will automatically be entered into the national and international competition later this year.  Winners will be announced in September.

About Qualprint
Qualprint is a third generation, family owned business in the Berkshires, and is recognized internationally for the level of quality that exists in the work they produce. Qualprint offers a plethora of services that deliver their customers the lucrative results they’re looking to achieve through print. They have a wide range of experience with many different types of print collateral such as brochures, magazines, books, posters, catalogs, calendars, annual reports and more. To learn more about Qualprint, visit, or contact Michael Tucker, Director of Sales, at (413) 442-4166; or [email protected]

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. 

Media Contact

Heidi Higgins; Assistant Vice President, Marketing; 413-236-3756