Thursday, Mar 19 - “In many places, things are getting homogenized, which is a real loss for our economy and our culture. I see the Berkshires as one of the final bastions of independent, unique entrepreneurs. What really makes our entire economy go is local people supporting each other.”
-- Rob Navarino, owner of The Chef's Shop in Great Barrington
Thursday, Mar 12 - “If you take a look at the Berkshires, there is really nascent medical device and heavy duty research being developed here, yet within the immediate region there are no teaching or research hospitals or academic technologies. The mission of the Berkshire Innovation Center (BIC) solves this issue.”
-- Stephen Boyd, president and CEO of Boyd Technologies in South Lee, Mass.