Berkshire Bank's Nicholl receives 2016 Follow the Leader Award

PITTSFIELD, MA – April 19, 2016 - Berkshire Bank, America’s Most Exciting Bank®, is excited to announce that Leadership Mohawk Valley, LMV, has presented Matthew Nicholl, VP, Business Banking Officer with the 2016 Follow the Leader Award. 

Nicholl is recognized as a leader because of his significant contributions to the Central New York community. He participates through XTEAM, Berkshire Bank’s Employee Volunteer Service, through United Way of Mohawk Valley and Greater Utica as part of the marketing team, in Utica’s Relay for Life and is responsible for Berkshire Bank’s sponsorship of Stuff the Bus.

Within his position at Berkshire Bank as a Business Officer, Nicholl is responsible for acquiring and maintaining business relationships within the Mohawk Valley, assists these businesses in growing and establishing themselves within the community and he contributed significantly to Berkshire Bank’s success in achieving Top SBA Lender in 2015.

Nicholl strives to be a role model for his children and attempts to demonstrate this in his community involvement. Sean Morelle, Matt’s LMV classmate, in discussing this sentiment in Nicholl, stated that “He wants to lead by example and show them that you just can’t talk about being somebody in the community, you have to do something to help your community.”

Berkshire Bank is proud of Nicholl’s efforts and his subsequent recognition. Through his exemplary service in and out of the office, Nicholl truly embodies the certainty that our team will do what we can to help make the most of life’s exciting moments. 

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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