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Berkshire Bank Named 2018 Halo Award Winner

BOSTON — Berkshire Bank announced it was awarded the 2018 Gold Halo Award for its XTEAM corporate volunteer program. The award recognizes the top corporate social-responsibility efforts in North America across multiple categories, including education, cause marketing, and employee engagement. 

Berkshire received the award in the Employee Engagement (Group Volunteering) category, which recognizes initiatives that meaningfully and measurably engage its employees in a cause-focused initiative to achieve both a social and a business impact. Berkshire’s Xtraordinary Day of Service, held in June 2017, mobilized 92{06cf2b9696b159f874511d23dbc893eb1ac83014175ed30550cfff22781411e5} of its workforce across the country and impacted more than 400,000 individuals. In 2017, the XTEAM logged 306 projects benefiting 203 organizations and contributed 40,000 hours of service. This corporate employee-volunteer program boasts a 100{06cf2b9696b159f874511d23dbc893eb1ac83014175ed30550cfff22781411e5} employee-participation rate, earning it the highest recognition in the Employee Engagement category.

“While many companies offer some form of employee volunteer program, Berkshire has gone above and beyond to truly engage employees in ways that are significant and personally meaningful to the employee. We are honored to receive this recognition and have the opportunity to improve and create change in the communities in which we live and work,” said Gary Levante, vice president of Corporate Social Responsibility at Berkshire Bank.


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