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!






Ramsdell Library's hardwood 
floors are being refinished!
 
Ramsdell will be closed starting 
Monday, February 5 and re-opening  
Tuesday, February 20 at 1 pm.



























































 

 
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?



Thank you to Fairview Commons for hosting our first Networking Before Nine event of 2018!
Fairview Commons
Fairview Commons




 






News and Events from our Members!


 



Thursday February 1st
Swamp Candy
8pm $15


Saturday February 3rd
Annie Guthrie
8pm $15











Ward's February Workshop
 
Make a Gift Terrarium
 
Saturday Feb. 3, 10 a.m.
 
with Nancy Hall, Ward's Greenhouse Staff at Ward's Nursery 
600 Main St.
Great Barrington

Get instruction on how to plan and plant your own miniature garden for yourself or as a gift. Ward's provides the plants, soil, and layering material. You supply a large 1 to 5 gallon, wide-mouth, clear glass jar to fill. Kids 10 and older can do one with an adult helper! Participants may wish to supply their own gloves.
 
This workshop sells out regularly so please pre-register EARLY!
 
Fee of $20 per project due by start of class.







DRAWN TO GREATNESS
OPENS THIS WEEKEND!

Image: Théodore Géricault, Portrait of Mustapha (detail), 1818-19. Watercolor and graphite on paper. Morgan Library & Museum, Thaw Collection, 2017.93

DRAWN TO GREATNESS: MASTER DRAWINGS FROM THE THAW COLLECTION

OPENS SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3


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 selection of works on view encompasses five centuries-from the dawn of the Renaissance through the twentieth century-with examples of Rococo elegance, Neoclassical rigor, Romantic imagination, Impressionist experimentation, and a radically new formal vocabulary for the twentieth century.

These drawings show artists thinking through ideas, poking fun at contemporary society, implementing new techniques, and expanding into new markets. They chronicle evolving styles and media, and together not only tell the story of visionary collectors, but also illustrate the shifting role of drawing over time.

At 3 pm , join exhibition curator Jay A. Clarke in the auditorium for the opening lecture,  "Drawing and Experimentation from Van Gogh to Pollock." Clarke addresses the liberation of drawing between the 1880s and the 1950s, considering how the very practice of drawing encouraged artists to grapple with changing modern forms and their markets as they worked in line, wash, and collage.









 



 





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. 
 



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