Every year, the 1Berkshire organization--which encompasses the Berkshire Chamber of Commerce, Berkshire Visitors' Bureau and Berkshire Creative--honors local businesses who have stood out among the rest.
Last year, I was so excited to take home the Berkshire Trendsetters award for Public Relations by virtue of being on the Lenox Wedding Tour committee.
This year, I was honored to receive the award all by myself--the Berkshire Trendsetter for Marketing on a Shoestring!
The awards ceremony, called Celebrate the Berkshires and held at Spice Dragon in Pittsfield, highlighted fifty finalists in ten categories. While all finalists were impressive and deserving, some of my favorites were the Berkshire Theatre Group, The Clark Art Institute, Red Lion Inn, Berkshire Museum and First Fridays Artswalk...perhaps just because I know people at each organization!
Anyway, it was pretty exciting to be recognized for the work I've been doing, and I'm hoping to make some even bigger changes this year...all in the name of bringing more awareness to the Berkshires!