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:
Close Encounters with Music

Alander Construction

A-1 Security Inc.

FRONTLINE Training & Consulting

Renaissance Investment Group

Berkshire Financial Strategies, LLC






 Family Movie: "Despicable Me 3"
Friday, Feb. 23, 6:15-7:45 pm
Mason Library

Gru meets his long-lost charming, cheerful and 
more successful twin brother Dru who wants to 
team up with him for one last criminal heist.

Rated PG. Popcorn and drinks provided!


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

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


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


Berkshire Pulse

Berkshire Gas Company

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

Have you seen our new Sponsorship Bundles?


February 2018

Dear Fellow Chamber Member,

Once again the Southern Berkshire Chamber of Commerce will publish its annual "Enjoy the Southern Berkshires!" Guide to Chamber Members.

This annual go-to resource provides residents, second homeowners, businesses and the thousands of visitors that come through the Berkshires each year with a listing of  Chamber businesses and service providers, as well as information on where to stay, dine, shop and play.

We print 10,000 copies of "Enjoy the Southern Berkshires!" and make it available all year long at the Chamber Visitors Center and Member shops and businesses throughout the Berkshires. These guides are snapped up by visitors and residents alike, and referenced throughout the year.

All (and only) Chamber Members will be equally represented in "Enjoy the Southern Berkshires 2018-2019" with a free business listing under your primary Business Category, to include Business Name,Mailing Address, Phone Number, Email, Website, and a brief business description.  Please check and update your listing on the Southern Berkshire Chamber website, southernberkshirechamber.com, by February 23rd so we can be sure to publish your most updated contact information and business  description. You can update your listing by clicking on "Member Log-In." If you need assistance  logging on, please call the Chamber Office at (413) 528-4284 and ask for Laurie Knowles.

Although your member listing is free, a colorful ad will make you stand out from the crowd, and helps make this important community resource possible. Information about advertising is attached. We offer various sizes to meet the needs of all size budgets. The deadline for reserving ad space in "Enjoy the Southern Berkshires 2018-2019" is Friday, March 16th. New this year - you can also list your business in more than one category for $50 per additional category, in black type only. Please let the Chamber know  if this is of interest to you.

For more information and to secure your ad space, please contact Maxine Carter-Lome at maxineconsults@aol.com or contact Betsy or Laurie in the Chamber Office at (413) 528-4284. We hope we can count on your support again this year! If we don't hear from you by February 19th we will give you a call.


Maxine Carter-Lome
Member, Southern Berkshire Chamber of Commerce



News and Events 
from our Members!





Widely considered Britain's most popular artist, David Hockney is a global sensation with exhibitions in London, New York, Paris, and beyond. Featuring in-depth interviews with the artist, this film focuses on blockbuster exhibitions held in 2012 and 2016 in London. Director Phil Grabsky secured privileged access to craft this cinematic celebration of a modern master of creativity.  

Image: David Hockney painting Winter Timber in Bridlington, July 2009 © David Hockney. 
Photo: Jean-Pierre Gonçalves de Lima

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.


History Talk 
with Bernard A. Drew 
March 3, 10am 
at the 

Join the Bidwell House Museum and the Monterey Community Center to hear Bernard A. Drew as he describes his research up mountaintops and around slopes, into basements, archives and newspaper files to pull together stories about East Mountain and environs in Great Barrington for his most recent 216-page book, East Rock Is Falling. Great Barrington's East Rock was never in danger of falling, despite a joshing Boston Post reporter's sensational article in 1906. The town's eastern hills do, however, brim with dozens of true, if forgotten, stories; stories of geologist James Dwight Dana's quartzite-schist discovery; George H. Kirchhoff's prize Holstein Friesians; Jason Cooley's faithful horse and Almira Cooley's tasty baking; Henry F. Walling's tripod signal tower for the area's first USGS topographic map; counterfeiter Gill Belcher's secret cave; H.F. Keith's proposed observation tower; John Devanny's firestone quarry; Eugene E. Peirce's Bung Hill triangulation point for town boundary surveys; G-Bar-S Ranch skiers; and Civilian Conservation Corps trailblazers.


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:


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.