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"To promote business prosperity and a healthy community by providing 
information,  services and advocacy for our members."


Southern Berkshire Towns :  Alford, Egremont, Great Barrington, Monterey, 
Mt. Washington,  New Marlborough, Otis, Sandisfield & Sheffield

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*Every month we randomly draw member business names.Those members are then asked if they would like to be featured in the Business Spotlight. Featured members must submit requested information. We hope your business is drawn soon!




Welcome New Chamber Members:
Mixed Company

Knock Knock Social

H&R Block Great Barrington

Orchard Shade Bed & Breakfast

Silo Media

Reiner White and Sons

Bola Granola

Game MasDerr

Stockbridge Chamber of Commerce

Visit Lenox - The Lenox Chamber of Commerce

Lee Chamber of Commerce

Field & Cellar, LLC

IS183 Art School of the Berkshires

Powerhouse Square

Lakeside Estates Bed & Breakfast

The Southfield Store

Close Encounters with Music












 

 

 

 

DON'T FORGET TO LOOK FOR 
GIGI IN EACH NEWSLETTER!









The State of Education in America
with Steve Sagarin
of the Berkshire Waldorf School
Saturday, May 12
12:30-1:30
Mason Library

As a nation we have perennially conceived of our schools as "in crisis" since  the first compulsory school laws in Massachusetts,  continuing through Emancipation, immigration in the late 19th century,  Sputnik, and, now, standardized testing and Common Core.  Our view of education seems always to be, in part, a projection of our
current fears onto the rising generation we are charged to educate. 

Stephen Keith Sagarin, Ph.D., is Executive Director, co-founder, and teacher  at the Berkshire Waldorf High School in Stockbridge.
He is also Associate Professor and former Director of the M.S.Ed. Program in
Waldorf Teacher Education at Sunbridge Institute, NY.

Dr. Sagarin is the former Editor of the Research Bulletin of the
Research Institute for Waldorf Education.  He is the author of "The Story of Waldorf Education in the United States:  Past, Present, and Future" and has written dozens of articles.

Babysitting storytime will be available.










































































































 

 
Thank you for renewing your membership with
The Southern Berkshire Chamber of Commerce:
Yoga Within

Egremont Country Club

Autobahn Service

The Clark

Cafe Adam

Stagecoach Tavern/Racebrook Lodge

Town of Monterey

Ward's Nursery

Design + Planning

Kiwanis of Club of Sheffield

Asia Barong

Mass MoCa

Great Barrington Rudolph Steiner School

Bard College at Simon's Rock

The Guthrie Center

Gorham & Norton

Timberlyn Heights

Town of Otis

Timpane Construction Inc.

Berkshire International Film Festival

Happy Nails

Southern Berkshire Volunteer Ambulance Squad Inc.

Riverbrook Residence, Inc.

ExtraSpecialTeas

Roger Trucking

NBT Bank

Aston Magna Foundation

Tomich Landscape Design and Construction

Adam Paul Heller Studio LLC

Cellarbration Wine, Beer & Spirits

Berkshire Rivers Fly Fishing

Magic Fluke

Nonprofit Center of the Berkshires

Community Access to the Arts

Village Mortgage Company

Berkshire Fairfield Inn & Suites

Viability

Berkshire Community Land Trust

Michele's Salon & Day Spa

Berkshire Property Agents

Berkshire Family and Individual Resources, Inc.

Upcoming Events from the Southern Berkshire 
Chamber of Commerce...


FEATURING INTERACTIVE 
KIDS' BOOTHS!
Interactive Booths for Kids


We'll give you 70+ reasons (and counting) why you,
your family and friends should come to the
2018 Berkshire Business Showcase!
 
Here's who will be there and the list is growing everyday!
 

The Berkshire Business Showcase is 
so much more than you think...
2018 Berkshire Business Showcase




Have you seen our Sponsorship Bundles?


 







News and Events from our Members!





5/7-17/18 | 12:00 AM - 8:00 PM | Online
Grab up great deals on theater tickets, spa services, dining certificates and one-of-a-kind experiences in our online auction. Proceeds from 1Berkshire auctions support the Berkshire Marketing Fund, which promotes the region as a destination for all seasons.




















Acronym Baroque
The Faux and the Fabulous
SATURDAY, MAY 12, 6 PM
MAHAIWE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
14 Castle Street, Great Barrington, MA



 













Blessing of the Fields

Those of us who are connected to the earth and are blessed to live in the Sheffield area understand the holy blend of responsibility and blessing that is ours.

On May 12th at 6:30 the greater Sheffield community is invited to gather just west of Twin Rivers Farm on Rannapo Road in Ashley Falls (just follow the signs).  Local gardeners and farm families alike are invited to gather to celebrate the sacred earth and give thanks for the beauty and blessing of this land that feeds us, body and soul. Bring a symbolic sampling of soil, as well as seeds or seed packets to be blessed and returned to their respective field or garden. We shall collectively bless the fertile fields that surround us, and conclude by sharing a light outdoor meal.

Please RSVP at 413-229-8173. A rain date of Sunday, May 13th is planned at the same time and location.


 













The Old Inn On The Green


Greetings!  

Celebrate Mother's Day with a wonderful Spring inspired four-course dinner in the candlelit dining rooms of The Old Inn at $55pp.  Serving from 1pm to 8pm.  Stay over night for $285 per couple and enjoy dinner on us!

Call 413-229-7924 for reservations.

 












Telling Your Story

Wednesday, May 16th
10 AM to NOON
at the BCC South County Center
343 Main Street, Great Barrington































JULIUS CAESAR
SUNDAY 
MAY 20, 2 PM

Ben Whishaw and Michelle Fairley play Brutus and Cassius; David Calder plays Caesar; and David Morrissey is Mark Antony in an encore performance of Julius Caesar, broadcast from The Bridge Theatre, London.

Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat's popularity, the educated elite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital.















IT IS THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN!!

MAYFEST 2018

HONORING DEBORAH 
AND BILL RYAN

Monday, May 21, 2018
5:30 - 8:30

This year tickets may be purchased on line
Go to www.constructinc.org
click on MayFest RSVP to reserve your ticket


Tickets are $95.00


 






Tickets On Sale ~ May 1

$20 adults | $10 youth ages 4-18

By phone: (413) 274-6624
In person: Berkshire Pulse, 420 Park St, Housatonic


 

THE BIFF 2018 TRIBUTE, OPENING, SPECIAL
AND CLOSING NIGHT EVENTS!


2018 Festival Includes 
Academy Award winning actor RACHEL WEISZ 
Sundance Hits AMERICAN ANIMALS, BAD REPUTATION
and WON'T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?
Special Staged Reading of MUMBET 

 
All Passes Nearly Sold Out! Single tickets to all films and events on sale NOW!



 



















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