PITTSFIELD — Laila Mhirig, assistant vice president and branch officer for Berkshire Bank's office in Holden,has received the Patriot Award from the Employer Support of the Guard and National Reserve, a U.S. Department of Defense program.The Patriot Award reflects the efforts made to support citizen warriors through a wide-range of measures including flexible schedules, time off prior to and after deployment, caring for families and granting leaves of absence if needed.Mhirig was nominated by Berkshire Bank employee Jamie McAvey, an assistant manager now in the midst of her second year of active duty in the Massachusetts Air Force National Guard.
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