Berkshire Bank, soon to take over Hampden Bank, thinks of itself as a bigger hometown bank, not the dreaded "big bank" | masslive
With $7.1 billion in assets, Pittsfield-based Berkshire Bank sounds pretty big, especially to someone used to dealing with Hampden Bank and its $700 million in assets. But as, Michael P. Daly, president and chief executive officer of Berkshire Bank said, Berkshire regularly competes in the Greater Springfield market with banks that have $100 billion in assets. 'Many of them don't even have headquarters in the United States,' he said. 'We are a regional bank. But we are still a local bank.'