Berkshire Young Professionals (BYP)
View BYP Networking Social & Ski Night @ Bousquet
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.
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.
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!
BYP Networking Social @ J. Allen's Clubhouse Grille
Thursday, March 20, 2014 | 5:00 - 7:00PM | 41 North Street, Pittsfield
Join BYP for a fun night of networking at J. Allen’s Clubhouse Grille.
J. Allen's was established so people of all ages could come with their families and friends and have an awesome time in downtown Pittsfield.
Attendees will enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres and an upbeat atmosphere as we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Don’t forget to wear green in honor of the friendliest day of the year, and be sure to bring your business cards to enter into the door prize drawing.
As always, BYP networking socials are FREE for BYP membership cardholders or $5 without the card.
Thanks to everyone that donated to the 9-1-1 Can & Coat Drive and provided wish gifts to the kids at Hillcrest Educational Centers.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 27th - Bousquet Ski Area
March 20th - J. Allens Clubhouse Grille
BYP Power Hour
All BYP Power Hour Events begin at 5:30PM.
We're busy planning our 2014 BYP programming - if you have an interest in a particular topic, please email email@example.com.
BYP Special Events
BYP runs special events throughout the year, from downtown clean-ups to the Annual Golf Tournament.
Click here to view pictures from the 2013 Golf Tournment that took place on May 19, 2013 and be sure to check back for details on the 2014 BYP Golf Tournment this spring - coming soon!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!