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Jonathan Butler

Jonathan Butler was appointed President & CEO of the Berkshire Chamber of Commerce in the summer of 2014. Since then, he has transitioned through the merging of multiple organizations to become the President and CEO of 1Berkshire. Jonathan began his professional career as Legislative Director for former State Senator Benjamin Downing and went on to become Town Administrator of Adams, Mass., at the age of 27. Jonathan has served on many boards and committees, including the Governor’s Economic Development Planning Council, the Berkshire County Education Taskforce, the Berkshire Leadership Impact Council, The East-West Rail Taskforce, and as a Trustee of Berkshire Arts & Technology Charter School. Berkshire Community College recognized him in 2016 in its first “Forty Under 40” salute, and Berkshire Magazine included him in 2018 in its “Berkshire 25.” Photo by Tricia McCormack

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BUSINESS PERSPECTIVES: A housing vision for the Berkshires

A call to action: You can be part of the effort to solve the region's housing crisis.


Taking stock of and appreciating our wins alongside our challenges.

BUSINESS PERSPECTIVES: Berkshire Agricultural Ventures and Berkshire Blueprint 2.0

A conversation about food and agriculture with Glenn Bergman, Interim Executive Director for Berkshire Agricultural Ventures

BUSINESS PERSPECTIVES: What women entrepreneurs have learned

Women in Berkshires businesses are making connections, serving our community, and modeling resilience despite pandemic setbacks.

BUSINESS PERSPECTIVES: Resilience in our Region

Summer tourism numbers in the Berkshires post 2020 suggest a bright future.

PERSPECTIVES: Shared success

How collaboration and partnership bolster the Berkshires’ entrepreneurial spirit

PERSPECTIVES: Roll out the red carpet

Let's jump on the opportunity to embrace new neighbors through and beyond the pandemic.

PERSPECTIVES: The summer cultural season returns

Our first peek at the return of the Berkshire summer season.

PERSPECTIVES: Outdoor recreation, an investment in recovery

We are at a major moment in the outdoor recreation economy of the Berkshires.

PERSPECTIVES: One mile at a time

Many groups are working together for better transportation options in and to the Berkshires.

PERSPECTIVES: Pandemic has opened doors for entrepreneurs

Starting a business during a pandemic might seem like a scary prospect, but Berkshire entrepreneurs are in a good place to do it.

PERSPECTIVES: Housing in the Berkshires

The time is now to solve our community housing challenge.

No on Question 1: Not a fit for the Berkshires

The Massachusetts Health Policy Commission, an independent state agency, estimates that healthcare costs will increase between $676 million and $949 million annually if this initiative passes.

The Edge Is Free To Read.

But Not To Produce.