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:
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!
















With an Artist's Eye: Drawing basics 
with Ken OtsukaSaturdays, starting 
March 3,  10:30-12:00
Ramsdell Library


 
A six-session drawing class.  Suitable for beginning and intermediate artists,  this class will help develop your artist's eye and improve your technique.
$120 for the series of 6, or $20 for a drop-in class
Space is limited, please register on-line for classes.































































































































































 

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

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

Berkshire Corporation

Foresight Land Services

Lee Bank

The Triplex Cinema

Quality Printing Company

The Berkshire Record

Sandisfield Arts Center

MacAnnex Corp.

Berkshire Community College

Berkshire County Antique Dealers Association

Susan Silver Antiques

Wainwright Inn

1Berkshire

Volunteers In Medicine

Tom's Toys

Blue Rider Stables

Formel Motor Company

Town of Great Barrington

Only In My Dreams Events LLC

Cohne Kinne Valicenti & Cook LLP

Carr Hardware

Taxico

Berkshire Pulse

Berkshire Gas Company


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

Have you seen our new Sponsorship Bundles?







2018/2019 
Annual Directory
Ad Reservation Deadline

 





2018/2019 
Annual Directory
Ad Artwork Deadline

Acceptable file formats:
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.






News and Events 
from our Members!







 














Friday March 2nd
Revel in Dimes
8pm $20


Saturday March 3rd
Emily Mure
8pm $15

Saturday March 10th
Rene Lopez
8pm $15






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!



 




FIRST SUNDAY FREE: WOMEN IN THE ARTS
SUNDAY, MARCH 4

Celebrate Women's History Month at the Clark with a day that celebrates the legacy of women in the arts. Activities include a special one-day exhibition of works on paper by women (Manton Study Center for Works on Paper, 11 am-3 pm) and a card-making and picture frame station (Michael Conforti Pavilion, 1-4 pm).

All activities and admission to the galleries are free as part of the Clark's First Sundays Free program. This program is supported by funding from the officers and employees of Allen & Company, Inc.

 

Join us for an evening celebrating Oregon wines with  Willamette Valley Vineyards
  
Sunday, March 4
6:30 pm 









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:






Announcing: 2018 Spring Supper
 
a benefit for
Berkshire Grown and Share the Bounty
at Cranwell Resort
Monday, March 19, 2018











Dawn Stanyon
 
 
Wednesday, March 21 from
10 a.m. to noon
at the BCC South County Center
343 Main Street, Great Barrington
 
The cost is $35










(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

 


Coming Up from Music In Common


APRIL 16 - 20 - Sheffield & Springfield
Produced in partnership with Jewish Family Service of Western Massachusetts, Bing Arts Center, and Dewey Hall, this program brings together American-born youth from the southern Berkshires with refugee youth from Springfield. The program takes place during the school spring break. No prior musical or multimedia training needed and there is no cost to participate.  Click here for more information and to register.
 
APRIL  28 & 29, MAY 5 & 12, 
JUNE 24 - Pittsfield
Produced in partnership with the Berkshire Immigrant Stories Project and the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, this program brings together American-born and immigrant youth from the Berkshires. No prior musical or multimedia training needed and there is no cost to participate.  Click here for more information and to register.

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.
 
AUGUST 13 - 17 - 
North Adams & Springfield
Produced in partnership with Jewish Family Service of Western MassachusettsBing Arts Center, and Roots Teen Center, this program brings together American-born youth from the northern Berkshires with refugee youth from Springfield. No prior musical or multimedia training needed and there is no cost to participate. More information and registration details to be announced soon.







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