"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
*Every month we randomly draw member business names during the Business After Hours. 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!
There is no bigger compliment
to us than when you refer a New Member! Did you know that when you refer a New Member you will receive a 10% savings on your Membership Renewal? Even better, did you know that you can
For the months of January, February and March, we will take an in-depth look at 3 critically acclaimed, 2017 novels by 3 international authors. Consider reading all three for the full effect, or at least one.
January 30th-In the Midst of Winter
by Isabelle Allende February 27th-Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and his
Years of Pilgrimage
by Haruki Murakami March 27th- Black Moses
by Alain Mabanckou
We'll have 2 separate discussion times on each day 11:00 am and 6:00 pm, for your convenience. Please sign up at the circulation desk or call, so we can have a book ready for you.
Don't forget to like our page on Facebook "Town of Monterey Town Hall"
Chair Yoga, Tuesdays at the Monterey Community Center 9 - 10am.
Cards & Games Club, Tuesdays at 1pm at the Community Center.
Berkshire Visiting Nurse Association wellness clinic at town hall, Thursday, February 8th, 2-3pm, no appointment necessary.
Council on Aging foot care clinic with Jane Kelley, R.N.~ Thursday, March 8th from 9-11:30 am at Town Hall.~ Call the COA at 413-528-1443 x247 for an appointment. Any age is welcome you do not have to be elderly or disabled. The cost is $25.
As always for a full calendar of events and closings please go to
www.montereyma.gov and click on "Meeting Calendar". If you have any comments or suggestions, please feel free to email them to me at
5 REASONS TO VISIT GREAT BARRINGTON
an article by Tripveel
Check out this great article which features
Southern Berkshire Chamber of Commerce members:
Ski Butternut, The Vault Gallery, John Andrews Farmhouse Restaurant
and The Mahaiwe Theatre!
Business in a slump? Don't let sleeping dogs lie! Join the Chamber of Commerce today for
Targeted to nonprofits, the businesses that support them, foundations, grant makers, individual philanthropists, board members, volunteers, donors, and anyone interested in Berkshire nonprofits, Connections features nonprofit profiles, columnists, photographs, and practical information.
Big Beautiful Burly Maple!
We have just added to inventory some gorgeous Big Leaf Maple slabs.
Most of these slabs have beautiful burl figure throughout! Big Leaf Maple is a favorite with furniture makers because it is the largest of any maple in
North America and often can be found with intense figure. These slabs
make truly unique and stunning pieces of furniture.
On December 14 we voted on our 2018 Board of Directors and unanimously appointed John Bissell to be our Board Chair. John's speech from that night not only earned him a standing ovation but left all of us inspired to do better for our community. Below is a copy of his speech and we hope after reading it you will feel the same
We are excited to have five new Board Members joining us, for 2018, their energy and ideas are sure to add a lot to our active board dynamic. Please join us in welcoming them. Also, let's give a big thank you to our Board Members who are stepping down. We thank you for your commitment to creating a better community...read more.
Motivational Mondays - Foundation is built on awareness of one self and the power of a positive mental makeup. Every Monday from 10am to 12pm we will examine our own mental makeup to better understand our purpose which will ultimately lead to what we define as success.
BUSINESS OF THE MONTH
Gallery315HOME sources exceptional pieces for our interior
design clients in Northwest CT, Western Massachusetts and
New York. Take this opportunity to explore our unique inventory
at our new Lakeville location or online at our new website.
Thank you for renewing your membership with
The Southern Berkshire Chamber of Commerce:
Karen Shreefter Landscape Design
Lamme & Linscott
Salisbury Bank and Trust Company
Wheeler & Taylor Insurance
Baba Louie's Sourdough Pizza
Town of New Marlborough
Center for Ecological Technology
McCormick, Murtagh & Marcus
Camp Half Moon
Sweet Tree Service, LLC
RBC-Webb Wealth Management Group
Seward's Tire Inc.
The Literacy Network of South Berkshire
Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation
Alan S. Glackman, CPA. PC.
Community Development Corporation of South Berkshire
Smith Watson & Company, LLP
Farm & Home
Town of Alford
Karp, Ackerman, Skabowski, & Hogan PC
Guido's Fresh Marketplace
Native Habitat Restoration
Berkshire Choral International
The Bidwell House
Dermatology Center in the Berkshires
Frames on Wheels
Iredale Mineral Cosmetics
Patricia Brady Antiques
The Old Mill
Seekonk Tree Farm
Howden Farm LLC
Lazan Glover & Puciloski, LLP
The Vault Gallery
Cupboards & Roses
Wheeler & Taylor Insurance
Howard Chezar LLC
Great Barrington Rotary Club
Pamela Sandler Architect, LLC
Norman Rockwell Museum
Sheffield Land Trust
Great Barrington Bagel Company
Holiday Inn Express
Mount Everett Landscaping
Hevreh of Southern Berkshires
Hellman Shearn & Arienti
Stone House Properties, LLC
Our Lady of the Valley
Ingersoll Land Care
Upcoming Events from the Southern Berkshire
Chamber of Commerce...
News and Events from our Members!
MET LIVE IN HD: TOSCA
JANUARY 27, 12:55 PM
Experience one of the most beloved operas of all time, live in HD! Conducted by Emmanuel Villaume, the new staging of Puccini's dramatic tragedy is directed by Sir David McVicar. Sonya Yoncheva and Vittorio Grigolo star as the heroine Tosca and her lover Cavaradossi, with Zeljko Lucicas the villainous Scarpia.
STORE WIDE 20% OFF SALE!
Through January 31st
Thursday February 1st
Saturday February 3rd
Ward's February Workshop
Make a Gift Terrarium
Saturday Feb. 3, 10 a.m.
with Nancy Hall, Ward's Greenhouse Staff at Ward's Nursery
600 Main St.
Get instruction on how to plan and plant your own miniature garden for yourself or as a gift. Ward's provides the plants, soil, and layering material. You supply a large 1 to 5 gallon, wide-mouth, clear glass jar to fill. Kids 10 and older can do one with an adult helper! Participants may wish to supply their own gloves.
This workshop sells out regularly so please pre-register EARLY!
Fee of $20 per project due by start of class.
A NIGHT ON ICE
Feb 16 at 8pm | Pillow Pop-Up: Le Patin Libre
Part of The City of Pittsfield's
10x10 Upstreet Arts Festival, Le Patin Libre brings their work Vertical Influences
-which draws influence from hip-hop, b-boying, dance theater, and ice-skating-to the Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires in Pittsfield. Join us for a night you'll never forget! | Tickets $25; $10 Youth; On Sale Now
The first 50 visitors to the market who bring along a first-time
shopper will receive $10 to spend at the market! These market
bucks help support local food and farms by increasing sales