"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.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
The May 5, 2018 Annual Town Meeting warrant is now available online: Hard copies will be mailed to all registered voter households next week.
Check out energy efficiency rebates and programs through National Grid, you can make a move that benefits your budget and the environment
2018 Mini-site Collections: Saturday, May 5th, 8:30 - 11am at the Gt Barrington Recycling Center, Saturday, June 2nd at the Lenox Dept of Public Works and Wednesday, June 20th, 4 - 6:30pm at the Gt. Barrington Recycling Center. Acceptable materials: used motor oil, oil based paints, spray paint, turpentine, stains and thinners. Pre-registration is mandatory. Please call Thomas Jakubasz at 800-369-3333 x142 or via email at Thomas.email@example.com
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, May 10th, 2-3pm, no appointment necessary.
Council on Aging foot care clinic.~ Thursday, May 24th 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
LENOX NOMINATED BY
USA TODAY'S 10BEST FOR
BEST SMALL TOWN
Voting ends Monday, May 14th, 2018 at 11:59am EDT and the
winners will be announced on 10Best on Friday, May 18th, 2018
at 12:00pm EDT, and then later on USA TODAY.
Gigi is excited about the new 47 Railroad Street retail and apartment spaces! Looking good!
The MISSION of Rural Health Network is to develop and sustain an
adaptive network of community service providers that works to
improve the health and well-being of individuals and families in the South Berkshire community. The Rural Health Network is creating opportunities to improve provision and coordination of services so everyone in South Berkshire County has access to the resources they need.
A group of providers, including Fairview Hospital, CHP, East Mountain Medical, BCAC, Berkshire South, Berkshire Hills Regional School District, BMC Psychiatric Services, Berkshire VNA, Elder Services, Grace Church, Multicultural Bridge, RSYP and VIM have begun meeting.
We want to make sure all voices are heard and those who are interested have an opportunity to participate.
To that end, we are asking you to take 10 minutes to complete our on-line survey. If you provide us with your email, we will keep you informed of the results of the survey and any activities moving forward.
Renaissance Investment Group, LLC, an independent SEC-registered investment advisory firm, is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Silipigno to the role of Chief Operating Officer. In this new role, Chris will be responsible for providing operational leadership within the firm, as well as coordinating strategic business development efforts across the region.
"We are very excited to have Chris join the firm", stated Trevor Forbes, President and Chief Investment Officer. "Chris' extensive senior leadership experience and financial expertise will serve our clients well at Renaissance. His presence provides increased depth, thereby enabling us to deliver even greater levels of service to our clients. Chris will draw upon his professional experience to enhance our offerings to the non-for-profit community and our business partners. He will provide Renaissance with long term continuity at a senior level."
Chris comes to Renaissance with nearly 20 years of senior leadership positions in both operational and business development functions for non-profit and for-profit enterprises. His experience spans across all facets of the mortgage banking industry, non-profit development, organizational effectiveness and leadership, performance management, and revenue growth areas. Most recently, Chris brought his business acumen to City Mission of Schenectady, an inner-city nonprofit dedicated to helping the homeless, abused, and impoverished to become sustainable. During his tenure, the organization grew exponentially in all measurable areas, receiving regional and national acclaim for its accomplishments. Previous to this role, Chris held multiple positions, at the vice president level, within the banking and finance industry. His accomplishments include building and managing divisions responsible for originating over 750 million in annual loan volume.
Chris received a bachelor's degree, magna cum laude, from SUNY at Albany, a master's degree from George Mason University, and holds his FINRA Series 65 registration.
Your opinion matters and Berkshire United Way would like to know what you think.
If you are available for 2 hours on May 16th or 17th and are interested in finding out if you are eligible to participate in a research study, please answer a few questions here.
Paper 101: What Different Terms Actually Mean
Dear Friend of Berkshire Grown,
I am writing to inform you that after more than eleven years of dedicated leadership Barbara Zheutlin, Executive Director of Berkshire Grown, has decided to step down at the end of September 2018. Having determined that now is the right time to begin planning a new phase of her life, Barbara is choosing to leave at a time when Berkshire Grown is thriving and stronger than ever - thanks to her leadership and the support of members like you.
We will reap the benefits of Barbara's leadership for years to come. Today, our full time staff includes a Communications Director and Program Manager; we have expanded our Guide to Local Food and Farms both in size and distribution; we are producing numerous workshops for farmers and food producers in our region; and we continue to strengthen Share the Bounty - our win-win project that supports local farms and food pantries (a project Barbara helped create). Not to mention the fact that our events continue to be some of the most delicious around!
We are fortunate to have time to conduct a thoughtful search and successful transition to new leadership. To that end, the Berkshire Grown Board has formed a search committee to lead this process. The Job Description can be found
We will keep you informed of our progress and will share news with you of our new Executive Director in the fall. For now, we hope you will join us in expressing our sincere gratitude to Barbara for her years of dedicated service, her extraordinary leadership, and in wishing her well in her next chapter.
During this transition, we are not slowing down. We hope you will save the date of Saturday, July 28, as we highlight North County with a special event at Greylock Works in North Adams to celebrate local food. We hope to see you there!
Plus, we are excited to announce two additional markets in March and April of 2019 in Great Barrington for a total of eight Berkshire Grown Holiday and Winter Farmers Markets - extending the season for farmers and all of us in the community.
Thank you so much for believing in the importance of supporting our local farmers! I'm looking forward to seeing you at a farmers market - snow or no snow - when they open in May.
Allison Rachele Bayles
President, Berkshire Grown Board of Trustees
You call it delicious.
We call it Peanut Butter Mudslide.
Did you hear that RSYP's W.E.B. Du Bois Mural Project recently received national attention from the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers?
The murals celebrate the life and accomplishments of Great Barrington native W.E.B. Du Bois and are now on display on the south wall of the Triplex Cinema and the west wall of 38 Railroad Alley. They were created by an intergenerational team of youth and adults co-led by Monument Mountain students Zufan Buffano, who spearheaded a deep and rewarding exploration of the life and work of Du Bois to inform the content and features of each mural, and Sophie Shron, the lead artist for the designs.
This month, Sophie's work on the murals was awarded a Silver Medal in Painting from the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Since their creation in 1923, these awards have recognized the vision, ingenuity, and talent of the nation's youth, and provided opportunities for creative teens to be celebrated. We are thrilled that Sophie and the Mural Project have been honored.
We're creating a Resource Guide to help you connect to the
resources you need from A to Z.
We can also list the resources YOU provide to other nonprofits such as event, classroom, rehearsal or meeting spaces, training,
custom services such as art parties, products such as notecards,
half-price tickets, special offers, etc.
Simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief description of the product or service you offer and your contact information including organization name, address, phone, email and web site, and we'll list it in our Resource Guide for FREE.
Here's who will be there and the list is growing everyday!
Eisner Camp, Pittsfield Cooperative Bank, High Peak Partners, WSBS, Evergreen, IS183, ExtraSpecialTeas, Berkshire Edge, Lee Rogers, Mod Pots & Plants, Monterey T-Shirts, Fairview Hospital, Music In Common,
Flying Cloud Institute, Kiwanis Club Sheffield, Berkshire Eagle, Dewey Hall, Berkshire Back Society, Old Inn on the Green/Southfield Store, Berkshire Bank, Blue Rider Stables, CHP, Professionality Consulting, WPSIR - George Cain, Berkshire Rivers Fly Fishing, The Grouse House, Berkshire Merchant Services, Berkshire South Regional Community Center, American Cancer Society/Relay For Life, John Andrews Farmhouse, Kimball Fuel, Lee Bank, Salisbury Bank, Game MasDERR, Mulberry Hair Company, Qual Print, Berkshire United Way, Knock Knock Social,
Great Barrington Bagel Co., Berkshire Mountain Chiropractic, Soules Sports & Fitness, BEMER of the Berkshires, Bash Bish Brew & Que, Stockbridge Chamber of Commerce, Greylock Federal Credit Union, Magic Fluke,
Berkshire Community College, Naji's Mediterranean Restaurant, BFAIR, Verizon, Heyday, Michael Lesko,
Berkcirque, Southern Berkshire Chamber, Les Trois Emme, CMC:Berkshires, SoCo Creamery, Adams Bank,
NBT Bank, Bard College, Domaney's, Organization Ink, Yoga Within, Volunteers in Medicine, Bola Granola,
Lee Chamber of Commerce, Town of Great Barrington, The Babbling Brooke - In Home Chef and more everyday!
Join us for the official beginning of the 2018 season. It's the Arts Center's Annual Spring Dinner and Benefit. The theme this is year is "The Piano and the Building that Houses It and all 88 Keys."
Plan to be there this Saturday, May 5th, at 6PM for cocktails at 6 with a raffle in the gallery. Dinner is at 7 (Adam is once again the chef). You'll have an opportunity to bid to support repairs to the piano and the building.
BE A PART OF THE PROCESS
May 5-6 | In Process with Zoe Scofield
Zoe Scofield is in the Pillow Lab developing always now, an immersive dance experience where audience members are invited to explore a media-packed space. Each work-in-progress showing will be a unique experience where YOU will help inform the development of this exciting new work. 4 showing times; tickets $25
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.
The Faux and the Fabulous
SATURDAY, MAY 12, 6PM
MAHAIWE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
14 Castle Street, Great Barrington, MA
PLAN AHEAD: MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH
SUNDAY, MAY 13
The Clark tradition returns with a gourmet Mother's Day brunch prepared by Chef Dan Hardy. The menu includes honey bourbon glazed ham, smoked salmon, quiche, french toast, bacon, breakfast potatoes, fresh fruit, yogurt with berries and granola, honey yeast rolls, honey apple cake, and assorted pastries. Mothers receive a special gift bag featuring raw honey from the Clark's bees.
Seating is at 10:30 am; brunch closes at 12 pm. Reservations are required. Click here to purchase tickets.
Telling Your Story
Wednesday, May 16th
10 AM to NOON
at the BCC South County Center
343 Main Street, Great Barrington
IT IS THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN!!
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