"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, March 8th, 2-3pm, no appointment necessary.
UPDATED SCHEDULE Council on Aging foot care clinic with Jane Kelley, R.N.:
Gt. Barrington 528-1881, 2nd Monday and Friday of every month
Sheffield 2297022, 1st Thursday of every month
Otis 269-9199 x107 1st Wednesday of every month
(except January and February)
Sandisfield 258-4215, 1st Tuesday in April, August & December
Monterey 528-1443 x247 for an appointment. 3rd Thursday in January,
May & September
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
A Special Thank You to...
A gracious thank you to Fairview Hospital for the continuous monthly use of thier conference room for the Southern Berkshire Chamber of Commerce Board Meetings.
Gigi and Millie want to remind you to reserve your ad space in the upcoming 2018-2019 Enjoy! The Southern Berkshires Annual Directory.
Congrats to our own Spring Burke who is recognized again for her outstanding Loan Origination work. That radio ad is right!! She knows banking and she knows Berkshire County!!
Salisbury Bank has announced that Spring Burke-its vice president, mortgage advisor-has been named a Five Star Mortgage Professional in 2018 and will be featured in the March issue of Connecticut Magazine.
To receive the Five Star Mortgage Professional award, a mortgage professional must satisfy five objective eligibility and evaluation criteria. The award process is conducted annually in each market and Burke has received the award for the fifth consecutive year.
Burke has been in the banking industry since she was 15, when she was part of a work-study program for school. Her official career was launched in 2001 at Canaan National Bank, which was acquired by Salisbury Bank in 2004. In the ensuing years she remained part of Salisbury Bank, where she has been a top performer in mortgage originations since 2010.
BREAKFAST IS SERVED TO THE PUBLIC!
You've asked for it and the wait is over! Breakfast by reservation only is open to the public at The Inn as Sweet Water Farm.
We will serve breakfast to the public Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30-11 beginning this Thursday. Weekend breakfast service to the public will be based upon our room occupancy and we will only accept reservations for weekends after 12 noon on Thursdays.
Breakfast includes fresh squeezed orange juice; bottomless organic coffee; homemade, fresh baked bread pastries; and an entrée of your choice for $20. Cash only.
Come for breakfast, sit by the fire, and play a game of chess or cards in the living room...
We are excited and look forward to hearing from you! 413-528-2882
Contact Staged Ryte to help prepare your listings for spring!
Vacation Home Rental Preparation
Below is a list of our current stock of Ornellaia, Sassicaia and Massetto. Sale prices are available while supplies last. With the limited availability of these wines, we will not be able to offer any special orders after we have sold out.
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.
COMING MAY 2018
News and Events
from our Members!
Film Festival Event
On Saturday, March 10th from 9am-12:30pm, Greenagers, the Great Barrington Land Conservancy, the Community Development Corporation of
South Berkshire, and Wild and Scenic Westfield River will be bringing a FREE film festival to the
Triplex in downtown Great Barrington. The
festival is a celebration of all things river, in
particular the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Federal Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.
The films are inspiring celebrations of environmental leaders, concepts, and design. A full listing of the films will be available shortly. Until then, check out the
film festival's teaser trailer:
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.
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
LOOKING AND LUNCHING
THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 12 PM
Take a closer look at the Clark's collection during Looking and Lunching, a half hour of discussion focusing on one work from the collection followed by continued discussion over lunch with the presenter and fellow art lovers. This month, join Curatorial Assistant Kristie Couser for "Notions of Femininity" as she discusses The Bath by Berthe Morisot, one of "les trois grandes dames" of Impressionism.
Free with gallery admission; arrive early to pre-order and purchase your meal or bring your own lunch. Limited seating available.
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!
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.
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
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.
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.