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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 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!




Welcome New Chamber Members:
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

Alander Construction

A-1 Security Inc.

FRONTLINE Training & Consulting

Renaissance Investment Group

Berkshire Financial Strategies, LLC











 

 

 

 

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









Flying Cloud Girls LEGO Robotics Club
Mason Library
Monday, Mar. 19, 3:00-5:30pm 



Flying Cloud Institute's regional LEGO Robotics Club for girls in 5th - 6th grades. Create a mission to solve a real-life problem; Build an original robot equipped to achieve your mission; Program your robot to complete the mission. Nine sessions from Jan 8 through Mar 19 (no class on 1/15 Martin Luther King or Feb 19 winter break). Limited Space 15 Slots Only!

Register with Flying Cloud Institute. $50 per child 
(NO child will be turned away due to financial need)


































 













































































































































 

 
Thank you for renewing your membership with
The Southern Berkshire Chamber of Commerce:
AJA Risk Management Consultants, Inc.

RWP Tax & Accounting LLP

Berkshire South Regional Community Center

Congregation Ahavath Shalom

First Congregational Church of Sheffield

Saint James Place

Harland B. Foster Inc.

Dick Coon Construction

Church Street Trading Co. and Hillary Rush Berkshires

Southern Berkshire Shopper's Guide

Evergreen Fine American Crafts

Karen Allen Fiber Arts

TP Saddleblanket

Michael R. Bertelli, Electrician

John F. Graney Metal

Town of Sheffield

William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty

CMC:Berkshires

The Marketplace Kitchen

Berkshire Grown

Berkshire Housing Development Corp

WAMC NE Public Radio

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

Adelson & Company PC

SoCo Creamery

Plaza Package

Monterey T-Shirts

Fuel

Jason L. King Landscaping Design/Builder

Body & Home Day Spa

YMCA Camp Hi-Rock

The Berkshire Edge, LLC

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival

E. Caligari & Son

Orion Magazine

Inn at Green River

Race Mountain Tree Services, Inc.

Robin's Candy Shop

Rob Horner, IT Consultant


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

Have you seen our new Sponsorship Bundles?





2018/2019 
Annual Directory
Ad Reservation Deadline

 





2018/2019 
Annual Directory
Ad Artwork Deadline

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We can only accept camera-ready digital ad materials: press-optimized PDF files, saved at 300 dpi with all colors converted to CMYK and all fonts embedded. We also accept high-quality jpg files. Black and white line art must be at least 800 dpi. All artwork must be at 100% size. Photos and logos downloaded from websites are not acceptable, as the 
resolution is not high enough for print.










SAVE THE DATE!






COMING MAY 2018

 


News and Events 
from our Members!






CATA A.R.T. RETROSPECTIVE
at GOOD PURPOSE GALLERY

Join us on Thursday, March 15 for the 
opening reception of CATA's latest exhibit, 
SHAPES IN SPACE-a celebration of artwork by 
CATA artists with disabilities who use the A.R.T. painting technique to create their work!

Opening Reception:
March 15, 2018
4:30-6:30pm

Good Purpose Gallery
40 Main Street · Lee, MA



 









CÉZANNE:  PORTRAITS OF A LIFE

SATURDAY  MARCH 17, 3 PM

F
eaturing interviews with curators and experts from the National Portrait Gallery, London; Museum of Modern Art, New York; National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; and Musée d'Orsay, Paris, this film takes audiences beyond the exhibition to the places Paul Cézanne lived and worked and sheds new light on the Impressionist artist. Presented by Exhibition on Screen and directed by Phil Grabsky. Run time: 1 hour, 25 minutes.












 


 



Taste the flavors of the world at  The Red Lion Inn with our new regional prix fixe menus, offered in addition to our regular menu. Beginning March 4th, try a new regional menu every two weeks. Executive Chef, Max Kiperman will be creating five delicious and unique menus, offered mid-week, Sunday through Thursday.

Provence (March 4-15), Creole (March 18-29), Bavarian (April 1-12), 
Korean (April 15-26) and Tuscan (April 29-May 10).

$35 prix fixe with wine pairing supplement (beer pairing supplement for Bavarian menu).

For dinner reservations, please call 413-298-5545
Chef Max Kiperman


 


Announcing: 2018 Spring Supper
 
a benefit for
Berkshire Grown and Share the Bounty
at Cranwell Resort
Monday, March 19, 2018











Dawn Stanyon
 
 
Wednesday, March 21 from
10 a.m. to noon
at the BCC South County Center
343 Main Street, Great Barrington
 
The cost is $35













Sheffield Kiwanis' annual HAM ROLL 
is Friday, March 23 
at the 
VFW in Great Barrington 

Doors open at 6:00, first roll is 7:00. FREE Admission Feel free to bring your own snacks, but beverages should be purchased at the VFW. What is a Ham Roll? No, we don't actually roll hams, but with each spin of the wheel you could win fixings for your holiday meal - a ham, turkey, chicken, steak, kielbasa, potatoes, maybe even a pie. A $1 ticket and a spin of the wheel gives you multiple chances to win in each round. Door prizes, 50/50 raffle. Everyone is welcome! And bring a few friends to join the fun. Special thanks to the Great Barrington Firefighters Association for their assistance.
 



Friday, March 23 7:00 - 9:00 PM

Bach's Birthday Supper 
at
15 Undermountain Road
Salisbury, CT  

Cocktails | Recital | Dinner | Party Games and Prizes
 
Chef Paul Pearson has prepared a tantalizing menu of foods from the times of Bach tastefully complemented with 21st century presentation.  
The tradition of Bach's  collegium musicum focused on university students and professionals collaborating on performances held in coffee houses such as Herr Zimmermann's in Leipzig. 
 
Ethan Chen returns with two of his colleagues, all prodigy string players from the Juilliard Pre-College Program.  They will perform a program of J.S. Bach in an opening recital and will engage with us in musical games over dessert. 


 


(LINDY) HOP ON OVER TO THE PILLOW

March 24, 7:30-11pm | Pillow Party: Swing Dance with The Lucky 5
Make it swing at the Pillow! Special guest teachers Caleb Teicher and LaTasha Barnes kick off this exciting evening with an introduction to swing dance, then lead us into a social dance party accompanied by hard-swinging jazz band and local favorites, The Lucky 5. Complimentary beer provided by the Berkshires' own Big Elm Brewing. | LIVE MUSIC


 



1Berkshire Career Fair  
Find a Job & Build Your Business Network

Wednesday, March 28
Paterson Field House at Berkshire Community College
10 AM - 4 PM

 



















BIFF will present environmental films throughout 
the year beginning this April.  

Sunday, April 15 at 3PM  - A screening of A PLASTIC OCEAN with a panel discussion 
immediately following 

Sunday, April 22 at 3PM - A screening of THE BULLISH FARMER with a panel 
discussion immediately following.

More information about the special speakers and these events in the coming weeks, but 
mark your calendars so you don't miss out!

This environmental series has been generously underwritten by 
Lillian Lennox & J. Gregory Whitehead.


 


Coming Up from Music In Common


APRIL 16 - 20 - Sheffield & Springfield
Produced in partnership with Jewish Family Service of Western Massachusetts, Bing Arts Center, and Dewey Hall, this program brings together American-born youth from the southern Berkshires with refugee youth from Springfield. The program takes place during the school spring break. No prior musical or multimedia training needed and there is no cost to participate.  Click here for more information and to register.
 
APRIL  28 & 29, MAY 5 & 12, 
JUNE 24 - Pittsfield
Produced in partnership with the Berkshire Immigrant Stories Project and the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, this program brings together American-born and immigrant youth from the Berkshires. No prior musical or multimedia training needed and there is no cost to participate.  Click here for more information and to register.

JULY 9 - 30 - SUMMER JAMMS - Pittsfield / New Lebanon, NY
While we are still ironing out the location details, the dates are firm and we couldn't be more elated to be offering this program this year! Summer JAMMS will bring together a diverse group of youth from throughout the region to participate in a JAMMS workshop and learn a set of songs written by youth in other JAMMS programs. Summer JAMMS concludes with a concert performance of the songs.  Click here for more information and to apply.
 
AUGUST 13 - 17 - 
North Adams & Springfield
Produced in partnership with Jewish Family Service of Western MassachusettsBing Arts Center, and Roots Teen Center, this program brings together American-born youth from the northern Berkshires with refugee youth from Springfield. No prior musical or multimedia training needed and there is no cost to participate. More information and registration details to be announced soon.







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