Pittsfield Small Business Recovery Grant
applications due this Friday, June 19!

Up to $10,000 is available to eligible small businesses within the City of Pittsfield that experienced significant business disruption due to COVID-19.  The funds may be used to cover wages, rent, loss of inventory, and other fixed costs.

Click here for more information!

Downtown Pittsfield, Inc. (DPI) is currently hiring for the Downtown Pittsfield Ambassador Program 2020!

A great program starts with great people. We are looking for candidates who are willing to learn, can think on their feet, and who can provide a high level of customer service with a friendly approach and a great attitude! If you take pride in your community and want to work to make it better, then this is the job for you. If you are bright, cheerful, friendly, compassionate, and have a desire to make a difference, you may have what it takes to be a part of the Downtown Ambassador team.

Estimated start date: Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Estimated end date: Monday, September 7, 2020


For more information, visit

TO APPLY: Send resume and cover letter by email to, attention Cheryl Mirer, Executive Director, Downtown Pittsfield, Inc. by June 17.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Positions open until filled. Program begins July 1.

The 2020 Downtown Pittsfield Ambassador Program is sponsored by the City of Pittsfield, Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, Lee Bank, and Pittsfield Garden Tour.


1Berkshire Virtual Town Hall: New Updates to Paid Family Medical Leave
Friday, June 19, 8:30 - 9:45 am

Join 1Berkshire for a deep dive discussion as we look at the updates to the Paid Family Medical Leave Act and how it could impact businesses right here #intheBerkshires. With a panel of legal, human resources and policy experts, attendees will gain the knowledge needed to navigate and plan as PFMLA goes into effect.

*Please note the 8:30 am start time.*

Moderator: Jonathan Butler, 1Berkshire President & CEO

William Alpine, Director, Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave (DFML)
Kevin Kinne, Partner, Cohen Kinne Valicenti Cook LLP
Michele Morin, Vice President of Human Resources and Workforce Development, Hillcrest Educational Centers

These town hall events are free to join, but pre-registration is required.
Click here to pre-register!

The Fundamentals of Ecommerce

 A Free Webinar presented by EforAll Berkshire County
Presented by Brynna O’Shaughnessy, Business Coach
Tuesday, June 23, 6-7:15 pm


With the seismic changeover from brick and mortar to online and curbside sales, every business owner needs to be up to date on ecommerce and online selling. With a background working with Etsy artisans to sell their wares, Brynna Osh has all the information you need to be successful with ecommerce.

Topics include:
- how to choose what platform fits your needs best for online sales
- how to select a credit card processor
- strategies for shipping (keep your customer without killing your budget)
- customer experience online
- how to develop compelling copy for your products
- SEO - what is it, and why should you care

Offered free of charge, but pre-registration is required:
Visit our COVID-19 Resource Page for Important Business, Non-profit, and Cultural Resources!

Plus some resources that are just for fun!
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