"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
JOIN US IN WELCOMING EXTRA SPECIAL TEAS FOR A MAD HATTER TEA PARTY! WEAR A WACKY HAT, ENJOY TEAS AND BROWNIE BITES. WE'LL BE MAKING SOMETHING AND HAVING A LOVELY TIME. ALL ARE WELCOME, WHEEL CHAIR ACCESSIBLE.
The transfer station will be closed for Easter on Sunday, April 1st but will be open from 10am - 6pm on Monday, April 2nd.
The SBRSD School Committee has voted to rescind the motions to place articles on the town meeting warrants to close the Monterey and Egremont schools. The hearings scheduled for Tuesday, March 20th and Wednesday, March 28th have been cancelled.
The Building Inspector's office will be closed on Monday, March 19th.
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.
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
CET worked with America's Food Basket and CERO Coop to create an effective composting program. CET helped establish this through the
RecyclingWorks MA program. RecyclingWorks MA is a program administered by CET for the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection.
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CONTEMPORARY TURN-KEY HOME
100 Bridge Street Project Update
In February we submitted a OneStop funding application to the state for Bentley Apartments, the affordable housing component of 100 Bridge Street in Great Barrington. We were invited into the final round of applications by the MA Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) in December after submitting a pre-application. Receiving funding is the next step in developing Bentley Apartments which will provide affordable, efficient, quality housing to 45 households. It will also initiate the remediation of the entire 8-acre site. Thank you Berkshire Housing Development Corporation, MBL Consulting, Dietz Architects, Center for Ecological Technology, The Chazen Companies, and all of the other partners that helped advance our plans for Bentley Apartments to a stage that is truly competitive with other projects across the state.
NEW APPRENTICESHIPS ARE OPEN!
Railroad Street Apprenticeship Program has done it again - we've come up with even more opportunities for local youth age 14 - 25 to get hands-on experience in careers that are cool while having fun and making connections.
Starting In March and April, we're offering apprenticeships in Animal Care,Lifeguarding and a special "Snack Edition" of our popular Culinary Arts program.
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 17, 2018
News and Events
from our Members!
Sheffield Kiwanis' annual HAM ROLL
is Friday, March 23
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.
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
A RETIREMENT PLAN FOR SMALL NONPROFITS
You may have heard that the Commonwealth of MA just launched a new 401(k) (the "MA CORE") that is available exclusively to smaller nonprofits in the State of MA. This is a very exciting opportunity for us!
The basic eligibility requirements at this time are that your organization can't have more than 20 employees at the time you adopt the plan, and you have to use a third party payroll provider.
Lisa Cardinal, the local representative for the MA CORE will be here to speak with us about the benefits and features of the Plan at the locations and times noted below. For questions about the program, please contact Lisa Cardinal at 617-510-4036 or email@example.com
If you are interested in attending an information session, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating which session you'd like to attend.
Paterson Field House at Berkshire Community College
10 AM - 4 PM
Nominations are OPEN until March 31st!
Saturday March 31st
with Headliner Jessica Kirson
Cosmos Sunshine Band
Bucky Hayes Band
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
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.
ON VIEW NOW!
DRAWN TO GREATNESS
On view through April 22
"A must-see" -
Albany Times Union
"A magnificent showcase" -
The Boston Globe
"The sheer magnitude of works is stunning" -
The Daily Gazette
See Drawn to Greatness: Master Drawings from the Thaw Collection, the exhibition earning stellar critical reviews!
Click here to buy your tickets today.
Drawn to Greatness highlights 150 exceptional drawings from the Eugene V. Thaw Collection, considered one of the world's finest private collections of drawings. The works on view tell the story of the history of western art from the dawn of the Renaissance through the twentieth century.
Image: Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres and Charles Thévenin,
Odalisque with Slave (detail), 1839. Morgan Library & Museum, Thaw Collection, 2017.12