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February 20, 2009
Washington Heights Resident Wins Berkshire Bank’s first 20th Anniversary Grand Prize Drawing

The Berkshire Bank is currently in the midst of celebrating its 20th anniversary.  To celebrate this milestone, such events Customer Appreciation days, Grand Prize raffle drawings and every 20th account receives $20 promotions have taken place throughout the year.  Judith May Bechtel, a resident of Washington Heights and a Berkshire Bank customer is the first winner in one of three grand prize raffles winning $2020.  There were also five other second place winners spread out through the Bank’s other branch locations.

Moses Krausz, President & CEO said, “The Berkshire Bank is proud to carry as its slogan, The Bank that puts your interest first.  With us reaching our 20th Anniversary, we wanted to celebrate this milestone with the communities that have helped make our bank so successful. The 20th Anniversary celebration is just one way we do that.”

 The grand prize raffle is easy to enter.  Any individual who opens a personal account at the Berkshire Bank is automatically entered.  Our final raffle drawing will take place on May 1, 2009, capping off our year of celebration. For more information please contact the branch nearest you, which can be found at

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The Berkshire Bank is a subsidiary of Berkshire Bancorp Inc., a publicly traded bank holding company, whose stock trades on the NASDAQ National Market System under the symbol BERK. The Berkshire Bank is a New York State chartered FDIC insured commercial bank with branches in New York City, Orange County, and Sullivan County in New York and Bergen County in New Jersey. With over one billion dollars in assets, The Berkshire Bank stands out among other banks because it offers highly personalized service and competitive products. For more information about the Bank or its products, visit its website at




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