Berkshire Bank's Revolutionary Banking Comes to Boston

Celebrates Opening with Boston Legends and $10,000 Community Grants

Boston, MA, May 15, 2017 - Berkshire Bank announced the grand opening of its Boston branch at 121 Congress Street with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The event took place on Wednesday, May 10 and featured its world-class, revolutionary banking experience. The event was ushered in by the following Boston Legends: Ray Bourque, NHL Hockey defenseman, and Boston Patriots Paul Revere and William Dawes from the National Lancers.

Ray Bourque, Berkshire Bank's spokesperson, surprised and delighted Bostonians by handing out free coffee from Sip Café at Post Office Square, courtesy of Berkshire Bank.

"Berkshire Bank is a lot like winning hockey; commitment and delivery is what the Bank is all about, and I was the same when playing with the Bruins," stated Ray Bourque.

Patriots Paul Revere and William Dawes, from the National Lancers, rode into City Hall Plaza on their horses, proclaiming, "The banking revolution has arrived!"

"Berkshire Bank is committed to Boston; the revolution has arrived and we are thrilled with the success of our first branch opening here in this great city," said Michael P. Daly, CEO of Berkshire Bank. "With many of our teams already calling Boston home, we already have over $2 million in deposits and $1.5 billion in loan volume."

Berkshire Bank's revolutionary banking introduces Boston to MyBanker TM a concierge banking program, and its new My TellerSM experience. MyBanker TM provides perks and priority service to everyone regardless of income, savings or wealth, and is not tied to a physical branch location. My TellerSM is next-generation banking that combines the technology and convenience of an ATM with the human touch of a teller utilizing Interactive Teller Machine (ITM) technology.

The Bank's Foundation presented $10,000 to two nonprofits, Bottom Line and Bridge Over Troubled Waters. Bottom Line received $5,000 to assist low-income and first-generation-to-college students achieve their college dreams. Bridge Over Troubled Waters received $5,000 and is dedicated to transforming the lives of runaway, homeless, and high-risk youth through safe, encouraging relationships and innovative services that guide them toward self-sufficiency. These organizations were chosen based on their dedication and commitment to the Boston community in the areas of education and community/economic development.

In addition, during the month of May, the Bank will offer money saving specials on money markets, certificates of deposit (CDs) and checking accounts. Everyone can participate in "Join the Revolution Scratch and Win Contest" by logging onto: for a chance to win daily prizes.

About Berkshire Bank

Berkshire Hills Bancorp Berkshire Hills Bancorp is the parent of Berkshire Bank, America's Most Exciting Bank®. The Company, recognized for its entrepreneurial approach and distinctive culture, has $9.3 billion in assets and 97 full service branch offices in Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, Vermont, New Jersey and Pennsylvania providing a network of financial services including personal and business banking, insurance, and wealth management services. The company believes life is exciting, and we are driven to exist at the critical moments in our customers' life. Through providing our customers big bank resources with small bank attention, we help turn what is exciting to them into reality. Berkshire Bank is the official bank of NESN's Boston Bruins coverage and the community partner of Boston Seasons at City Hall Plaza. To learn more, visit, call 800-773-5601 or follow us on: Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

About Berkshire Bank Foundation

Through foundation grants to nonprofits, scholarships to students, environmental programs, and employee volunteerism, Berkshire Bank is making a difference. Each year the Foundation donates $2 million to nonprofits throughout the Bank's footprint and 100% of bank employees provide over 40,000 hours of service through their XTEAM® corporate volunteer program. Berkshire Bank was named one of Massachusetts' Most Charitable Companies by the Boston Business Journal in 2016. To learn more about Berkshire Bank Foundation, visit

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Paul Revere & Williams Dawes at City Hall Plaza
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony; From Left: Paul Revere, Greg DiMarzio, Tami Gunsch, Michael P Daly, Ray Bourque, Sean Gray, William Dawes

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Contact: Heidi Higgins
Berkshire Bank
Phone: (413) 236-3756
E-Mail: [email protected]

Vanessa Pesa
Berkshire Bank
Phone: 4134471851
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