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"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:
Stockbridge Chamber of Commerce

Visit Lenox - The Lenox Chamber of Commerce

Lee Chamber of Commerce

Field & Cellar, LLC

IS183 Art School of the Berkshires

Powerhouse Square

Lakeside Estates Bed & Breakfast

The Southfield Store

Close Encounters with Music

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!









 GB Reads RBG:  Supreme Court Talk
with Monica Wagner
Saturday, March 24 - 1:30-2:30
Mason Library





Monica Wagner clerked for RBG when she was on the  US Court of Appeals and will discuss the Supreme Court  process through the lens of one of RBG's famous dissents.





























































































 

 
Thank you for renewing your membership with
The Southern Berkshire Chamber of Commerce:
AJA Risk Management Consultants, Inc.

RWP Tax & Accounting LLP

Berkshire South Regional Community Center

Congregation Ahavath Shalom

First Congregational Church of Sheffield

Saint James Place

Harland B. Foster Inc.

Dick Coon Construction

Church Street Trading Co. and Hillary Rush Berkshires

Southern Berkshire Shopper's Guide

Evergreen Fine American Crafts

Karen Allen Fiber Arts

TP Saddleblanket

Michael R. Bertelli, Electrician

John F. Graney Metal

Town of Sheffield

William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty

CMC:Berkshires

The Marketplace Kitchen

Berkshire Grown

Berkshire Housing Development Corp

WAMC NE Public Radio

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

Adelson & Company PC

SoCo Creamery

Plaza Package

Monterey T-Shirts

Fuel

Jason L. King Landscaping Design/Builder

Body & Home Day Spa

YMCA Camp Hi-Rock

The Berkshire Edge, LLC

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival

E. Caligari & Son

Orion Magazine

Inn at Green River

Race Mountain Tree Services, Inc.

Robin's Candy Shop

Rob Horner, IT Consultant


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

Have you seen our new Sponsorship Bundles?



2018/2019 
Annual Directory
Ad Artwork Deadline

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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.










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News and Events 
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Sheffield Kiwanis' annual HAM ROLL 
is Friday, March 23 
at the 
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.
 



Friday, March 23 7:00 - 9:00 PM

Bach's Birthday Supper 
at
15 Undermountain Road
Salisbury, CT  

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 lisa.cardinal@empower-retirement.com
 
If you are interested in attending an information session, please RSVP to elizabeth@npcberkshires.org  indicating which session you'd like to attend. 
 
ALL SESSIONS TAKE PLACE ON TUESDAY, MARCH 27TH
  
SOUTH COUNTY : MASON LIBRARY  9am - 10am
 
PITTSFIELD : BERKSHIRE UNITED WAY  11:30am - 12:30pm
 
NORTH COUNTY : MCLA DESIGN LAB 3-4pm





1Berkshire Career Fair  
Find a Job & Build Your Business Network

Wednesday, March 28
Paterson Field House at Berkshire Community College
10 AM - 4 PM

 



Nominations are OPEN until March 31st!



 



Saturday March 31st
Comedy Night 
with Headliner Jessica Kirson
8pm $20


April 6th
Cosmos Sunshine Band
8pm $10



April 7th
Bucky Hayes Band
8pm $15
























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.

Provence (March 4-15), Creole (March 18-29), Bavarian (April 1-12), 
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 
immediately following 

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




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