"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
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
Feeling adrift? Not sure which direction to take your business in? Join the Chamber for support and an exchange of ideas among 360+ members who own/work for local businesses.
Once again the Southern Berkshire Chamber of Commerce will publish its annual "Enjoy the Southern Berkshires!" Guide to Chamber Members.
This annual go-to resource provides residents, second homeowners, businesses and the thousands of visitors that come through the Berkshires each year with a listing of
Chamber businesses and service providers, as well as information on where to stay, dine, shop and play.
We print 10,000 copies of "Enjoy the Southern Berkshires!" and make it available all year long at the Chamber Visitors Center and Member shops and businesses throughout the Berkshires. These guides are snapped up by visitors and residents alike, and referenced throughout the year.
All (and only) Chamber Members will be equally represented in "Enjoy the Southern Berkshires 2018-2019" with a free business listing under your primary Business Category, to include Business Name,Mailing Address, Phone Number, Email, Website, and a brief business description.
Please check and update your listing on the Southern Berkshire Chamber website, southernberkshirechamber.com, by February 23rd so we can be sure to publish your most updated contact information and business description. You can update your listing by clicking on "Member Log-In." If you need assistance logging on, please call the Chamber Office at (413) 528-4284 and ask for Laurie Knowles.
Although your member listing is free, a colorful ad will make you stand out from the crowd, and helps make this important community resource possible. Information about advertising is attached. We offer various sizes to meet the needs of all size budgets. The deadline for reserving ad space in "Enjoy the Southern Berkshires 2018-2019" is Friday, March 16th. New this year - you can also list your business in more than one category for $50 per additional category, in black type only. Please let the Chamber know
if this is of interest to you.
For more information and to secure your ad space, please contact Maxine Carter-Lome at email@example.com or contact Betsy or Laurie in the Chamber Office at (413) 528-4284. We hope we can count on your support again this year! If we don't hear from you by February 19th we will give you a call.
Maxine Carter-Lome Member, Southern Berkshire Chamber of Commerce
Spend the afternoon at the Clark and enjoy a few hours of great art and love-themed activities. From 1-4 pm, drop by the Museum Pavilion to write a love letter to your favorite artwork or
artist and share it on our message board. At
2 pm, visit the Manton Study Center for Works
on Paper for a rare book talk titled
"Who Wrote the Book of Love?" From 1-4:30 pm, create an artistic valentine on the lower level of the
Clark Center, accompanied by a special a cappella performance by Williams College students at 3:30 pm.
Image: Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, Daphnis and Chloe (detail), 1874. Clark Art Institute, 2013.5
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
and introducing farmers to new customers.
Stop by the Berkshire Grown table on the day of
the market for more information.
The BIFF and Beacon Cinema will onceagain partner with other
Berkshire arts organizations and the Pittsfield Cultural Development Office for the fun "10X10 arts festival" February 15-25, 2018. The BIFF and the Beacon Cinema will present "THE BEST OF FEST SHORTS," celebrating some of the best shorts from our 13th Annual Festival. The shorts include:
Fish Story - Charlie Lyne My Fathers Tools - Heather Condo Balcony - Toby Fell-Holden Running Through Life - Helene Moltke Leth (2017 Berkshire Bank "Next Great Filmmaker" Award winner) 5 Films About Technology - Peter Huang Wig Shop - Kat Coiro Refuge - Matthew Firpo