Mission Statement:

"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:
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!






Mason Valentine's Day Cool Activities
Mason Library
Saturday, Feb. 10, 1:30-2:30pm


Mix ingredients for Valentine's Day SLIME; Build a Heart Rocket Candy Structure; Assemble  a Popsicle Stick Photo Frame (with your photo!); Thread beads for heart ornaments.

Lots to bring home afterwards!
Good for ages 6 & up
Please register 





































































 

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

Designs by Jennifer

Ed Herrington, Inc.

Mungy Studios

Greylock Federal Credit Union

Monument Mountain Motel

Kwik Print Inc.

Tryon Construction

Cain Hibbard Myers PC

Berkshire United Way

Harry Conklin, Esq.

Trustco Bank

Lantern House Motel

Pittsfield Cooperative Bank

Lance Vermeulen Real Estate

URJ Crane Lake Camp

Berkshire Country Homes

Construct, Inc.

Out of Hand

Berkshire School

Music In Common

Red Lion Inn

Ski Butternut

Berkshire Merchant Services

Crissey Farm

Fairview Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

New Marlborough Village Association

Ameriprise Financial

Berkshire Bach Society

Community Health Programs


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

Have you seen our new Sponsorship Bundles?




 



February 2018

Dear Fellow Chamber Member,

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 maxineconsults@aol.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.

Sincerely,



Maxine Carter-Lome
Member, Southern Berkshire Chamber of Commerce








SAVE THE DATE!



News and Events from our Members!






 



 






WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14

  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 


  • Dates Tuesday, Feb 20th evening at 7pm and 
  • Sunday, Feb 25th matinee at 2:30pm
  •  
  • Time Runtime 70 minutes
  • Cost FREE AND OPEN TO PUBLIC









 

Wednesday, February 21 
from 10 a.m. to noon
at the BCC South County Center
343 Main Street, Great Barrington


 




FREE garden classes at Ward's start
Sat. March 3
 
All are taught by experienced gardeners who know New England's garden challenges. Each of our experts will speak for at least an 
hour plus have additional 
time for questions.

CLASSES WILL FILL TO CAPACITY- DON'T MISS OUT!








CHANGE OF DATE FOR OUR 2ND ANNUAL 
"FILLY FROLIC"

Date change to
March 22, 2018!
Please mark your calendars!
 



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