SBA Recognizes Berkshire Bank as Top Capital Region Large Commercial Lender...

SBA Recognizes Berkshire Bank as Top Capital Region Large Commercial Lender in Upstate New York for Fiscal Year 2019

Pittsfield, MA (NOVEMBER 12, 2019) – The United States Small Business Administration (SBA) has recognized Berkshire Bank as the top Capital region large commercial lender across the 34-country Syracuse district for fiscal year 2019. 2019 marks the first year that Berkshire Bank has been recognized in the large commercial lender category. The Bank has previously been recognized as an SBA top lender in the national categories as well.

In fiscal year 2019, Berkshire Bank approved 24 small business loans in the Upstate New York region, for a total value of $11.1 million. In total, loan approvals in the region were valued at $172.9 million for fiscal year 2019.

“This award is further proof of our culture and commitment to the communities we are a part of. We strive to provide excellent service and listen to the needs of our customers. This style of relationship first banking is what is helping us succeed in this ever-changing market.” Said President & COO Sean Gray “We know what it means to do good business and being able to provide that help to our entrepreneurial customers, is monumental.”

As a preferred SBA lender, Berkshire Bank’s small business division works closely with the federal government to provide small business owners with a full suite of Small Business Administration Loans, including commercial lines of credit, financing for equipment, and financing for property needs.  Berkshire is dedicated to helping small business grow their companies and invest in their surrounding communities to create more thriving and prosperous local communities.

Nationally, Berkshire Bank ranked as the 18th Largest lender for SBA 7a loan originations, advancing from the 28th position last year. For more information about Berkshire Banks Small Business Lending programs, contract the Business Banking Group at (518) 859-4823.


Berkshire Bank is recognized for its entrepreneurial approach, relationship customer experience, and distinctive culture embracing and celebrating the diversity of all customers, employees and, suppliers - as its commitment to diversity continues to grow. With $13.9 billion in assets, Berkshire provides business and consumer banking, mortgage, wealth management, investment and, insurance services through 132 branch offices in New York, Connecticut, Vermont, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Massachusetts, including Commerce Bank, a division of Berkshire Bank. Berkshire Hills Bancorp (NYSE: BHLB) is the parent of Berkshire Bank. Berkshire Bank is a Massachusetts chartered bank: Member FDIC. Berkshire Bank was named one of Massachusetts' Most Charitable Companies by the Boston Business Journal in 2018. To learn more, visit, call 800-773-5601 or follow us on: FacebookTwitter, Instagram and, LinkedIn.  Berkshire Bank is the official bank of NESN's Boston Bruins coverage.   Life is Exciting.  Let us help.®