Navigating Bias to Create a Welcoming Berkshire Business
The first of a 3-part Zoom series

Wednesday, May 13 at 2 PM


Join us first for a Panel Discussion with:

Gwendolyn VanSant (BRIDGE)

Gary Levante (Berkshire Bank)

Shirley Edgerton (NAACP, ROPE and Pittsfield Public Schools)

John Lewis (Team R3set and the Black Economic Council)

Pete Mirante (Greylock Federal Credit Union)

Dennis Powell (NAACP)


Register here:


Parts 2 and 3 on Wednesdays at 2 PM:

1) Workshop: Recognizing Bias & Creating Welcoming & Affirming Workplace Culture in Your Business
May 20 at 2 PM

2) Workshop: Diversity & Belonging: Stewarding Culturally Sensitive and Inclusive Environments
May 27 at 2 PM


This training is presented by BRIDGE in collaboration with NAACP Berkshire County.

Co-hosted and co-sponsored by Berkshire Bank, Pittsfield Economic Revitalization Committee (PERC), Downtown Pittsfield, Inc., and the Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation (MGCC).

Webinar: What Will Gathering Look Like After COVID-19?
Wednesday, May 13, 11 am - 12 pm

As small business owners, how can we prepare for life post-COVID-19 now that requirements for public gatherings are loosening?  This panel brings together a diverse group of individuals who’ve been thinking about this in different ways. Tune in for a lively conversation!

(You can send your questions ahead of time to or ask them live on the call.)

Guest Experts:

Kevin Wiant, Former Executive Director, Venture Cafe Foundation (EforAll Roxbury)
Lynn Kennedy, Director of Sales & Marketing, The Log Cabin (EforAll Holyoke)
Shelley Cardoos, Director of Programs, EforAll

EforAll Berkshire County will plan these workshops one week at a time, creating timely and relevant content to help you weather this crisis!

Click here to join the webinar: 
Call will be held 11 am-12 pm EST via Zoom. 
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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