SBA Presents Berkshire Bank with Lender of the Quarter Award in Connecticut

PITTSFIELD, MA, November 13, 2015 - U.S. Small Business Administration presented Berkshire Bank, America’s Most Exciting Bank®, with the Lender of the Quarter Award for the 4th Quarter Fiscal Year 2015, acknowledging the significant SBA activity of the institution.

Berkshire Bank closed Quarter four with a total of 25 SBA loan approvals in Connecticut, ending the fiscal year with 43 loans. Last year’s total was 2, showing Berkshire at an increase of 41 loans from 2014 to 2015.

Berkshire Bank was also recognized as “Top SBA Lender” in Western Massachusetts, Vermont as well as the Central and Capital regions of New York, highlighting the commitment of Berkshire Bank in fueling small businesses within each of the communities that they serve.

Berkshire has a team of dedicated small business banking professionals located in every region throughout its footprint trained to help customers find the best combination of services to make their businesses prosper—today and in the future. For more information regarding Berkshire Bank’s Small Business Lending programs, contact 1-800-773-5601.


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. To learn more, visit or call 800-773-5601. Berkshire Bank, is the official bank of NESN’s Boston Bruins coverage.

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