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 What is BYP?

 Berkshire Young Professionals has been designed to address the challenges of forming connections for the next generation. BYP works to provide young professionals with opportunities personally, professionally, and within the community. The Berkshire Chamber of Commerce is proud to support and encourage the advancement of BYP to its members and the business community.   

The group name refers to "young" because the organization focuses on connecting individuals between the ages of 21 to 40. Many people feel they are too "old" to attend Berkshire Young Professional events, but in reality there is no age limit.

Why should I become a member cardholder? 

  • FREE access to our monthly Networking Socials (non-members pay $5 for entrance.)
  • FREE or reduced cost to BYP Special Events
  • Discounts at participating local businesses, just by showing your BYP Membership Card! 
How can I become a member cardholder?
Click here to complete a simple online form and your card will be mailed to you.  
·     $30 per person – one year membership (cards are valid for one year from date of purchase)

 Membership fees are subject to change as benefits are added.   




 Nonprofits interested in exhibiting at the fair, click here
Click HERE or email to register for this event today!     

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Special Announcements

The 6th Annual BYP Golf Tournament is scheduled for Sunday, May 18th! 

Four-Person Scramble
Sunday, May 18, 2014
Wahconah Country Club
20 Orchard Rd, Dalton 

Registration & Cook Out begins at 12:30PM 
Shotgun Start at 2:00PM
Prizes awarded at 7:00PM 

18 holes of golf with a cart and lunch included
5-hr limit, prizes begin at 7PM 

Single Player Rate
$70 BYP Member Cardholders
$85 Non-Member

Team of 4 Rate
$280 BYP Member Cardholders
$340 Non-Member

Come early to enjoy our cookout before teeing off! Price included in fee. 

Not golfing? Come cookout anyway!
$10/pp cookout only 

GRAND PRIZE: Winning team will receive 4 rounds of 18 holes with a cart at Wahconah Country Club 
To register click here, call (413) 499-4000, or email

Email to register today!

Check out Discounts 

BYP Membership Cardholders receive ALL YEAR!     

Just flash your BYP Membership Card to take advantage of discounts and special offers from Berkshire businesses.  Keep checking back...more are added all the time! 

You can tap into the young professional market, too! Click here to Offer a Discount 

Email or call (413) 499-4000 x126.

2014 Events Schedule      

Is YOUR busineses looking to host a BYP event?  

Limited dates are available for BYP Networking Socials this year. Click HERE

 to download an application.

BYP Networking Socials
All networking socials run 5:00 - 7:00PM. To register, email

April 24th - Crowne Plaza Non-Profit Showcase

May 22nd - Scarafoni Financial, Pittsfield

June 26th -  Ramblewild, Lanesboro

July 24th - Naumkeag, Stockbridge

August 28th - MASS MoCA, North Adams

September 18th - Barrington Stage, Pittsfield

October 23rd - TBD

November 20th - Country Club of Pittsfield, Pittsfield

December 18th - Mildred Elley, Pittsfield

BYP Power Hour
BYP POWER HOUR is a dynamic professional development seminar series for young professionals looking to hone their skill set while enhancing their quality of performance on the professional front.  Delivered by powerful presenters, each session spotlights issues and challenges relevant to the future leaders of our region to educate and inspire us to be more influential in our own endeavors as well as in the community.  

March 26th - Community Involvement Power Hour @ Patrick's Pub, 5:30-7:00PM 

If you have an interest in a particular topic, please email

BYP Special Events

BYP runs special events throughout the year, from downtown clean-ups to the Annual Golf Tournament.

here to view pictures from the 2013 Golf Tournment and be sure to check back for details on the 2014 BYP Golf Tournment on May 18th!  

 BYP Benefits Berkshire County

  • Creates opportunities to meet new people, network, and develop career and leadership skills

  • Acts as a resource that Berkshire County employers can use to recruit and retain young professionals.

  • Through evaluating feedback from BYP events, the Chamber can provide useful information on what attracts and keeps the average young professional interested in the Berkshires.    

    Chair, Brad Felix

    Vice Chair, Jackie Kelly

    BYP Subcomittee Chairs 
    Community Service, Bethany Kirchmann
    Professional Development, 
    Allison Billard
    Marketing & Membership, Mariclare Hulbert   
    Socials/Fun, Michelle Lillie    


BYP is a program and committee of the Berkshire Chamber of Commerce. For more information about BYP, please email

We look forward to seeing you at each and every exciting event for Berkshire Young Professionals! The connections are there, and you should be too! You can find out about BYP events, each month right here on our website. Be sure to check us out on a regular basis to keep informed of all the exciting happenings for Berkshire Young Professionals!


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