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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THE 2017 E-NEWS 

*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!

Hot Air Balloon Rides in Connecticut, 
Western MA and Eastern NY

Welcome New Chamber Members:
The Inn at Freeman Elms Farm

First Congregational Church

Ellen Shanahan Leadership Consulting

Sheffield in Celebration/Sheffield Fair

Home Care Services of Massachusetts

Berkshire Opera Festival

Artistic License






Adult Events at
the Great Barrington Libraries

September 25, Monday Bagels & Books: To The Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf , Mason 9:00-10:00am

September 26, Tuesday Book Lovers' Book Club: People of the Bookby Geraldine Brooks, Mason 5:30-6:45pm

September 27, Wednesday News Literacy: Who Do I Believe? with UMass Journalism Professor Steve Fox, Mason 5:30-6:45pm

September 27, Wednesday Powder Keg Sessions, Ramsdell 6:30-8:00pm

September 29, Friday Senior Center Resource Counseling, Ramsdell 2:00-4:00pm

Children's Events at
the Great Barrington Libraries

MONDAYS at Mason: "Read & Wag" Read to One of Our Reading Dogs 3:30-4:15 (school-aged children, please register)

TUESDAYS at Mason: Brain Builders! Play & Learn 10:30-11:30 (baby-5 years)

SATURDAYS at Ramsdell: Fun with Fine Arts 10:30-11:30 (5-12 years)

September 29, Friday Family Movie "Smurfs: The Lost Village" (2017), Mason 6:15pm (drop in)


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

Berkshire Bike & Board

The Journal of Antiques & Collectibles

Fiesta Bar & Grill

One Mercantile

Railroad Street Youth Project

First Congregational Church of Sheffield, United Church of Christ

Berkshire County Kid's Place

Gallery 315 Home Furnishings

The Well Restaurant & Bar

Berkshire Hills Regional School District

Southern Berkshire Registry of Deeds

The Berkshire Eagle

Traveling Professor

October Mountain Financial Advisors

Staveleigh House Bed and Breakfast

Egremont Village Inn/The Barn

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

In this fact-filled workshop, you'll learn tips, tricks and shortcuts that will help you use your computer more quickly and efficiently as well as discovering lots of great resources that make computing easier. And there will be plenty of time for questions at the end.

Jean Atwater-Williams has over 30 years of business management and telecommunications experience. She founded BizTech Associates in 2001 to assist clients in selecting and implementing the right technologies to cost-effectively meet their needs. Her clients include academic institutions, nonprofits and foundations, small businesses, professional offices and individuals.


News and Events from our Members!



Saturday SEPT 23rd  10 a.m. 

Bulbs: Outdoors and In

Ward's staff Claire Ward and Linda Olszewski will start with the basic overview of types of spring bulbs including unusual choices and their planting. Then at 10:30 a.m., they continue with strategies for creating potted indoor displays of forced bulbs to enjoy in January or February while winter winds blow. Earlier class date this year means you'll have plenty of time to force those bulbs! Come for the whole session or join about half way through - as suits your gardening confidence!


Saturday, Sept 23rd, at 4PM
Val Coleman 
presents a Story of Fascism  

Those of you who have heard Val speak on the Civil Rights Movement or provide an Appreciation of Poetry know what a skilled, articulate, and entertaining speaker he is.  If you have not heard him, you're in for a treat.


This performance is followed by a wine tasting event by Domaney's Liquors






Imagine a dinner party extending down the center aisle. 
The  store  is closed, transformed into the backdrop for great 
conversation and full  platters of delicious dishes. Welcome to  the 
Guido's Cookbook Club Potluck
Each month, once in each  store, we make this dream real. 
Read on for  details on how to claim  your seat at the table, 
as well as a little FAQ  on how these  delicious dinners come to be.

Our September cookbook of the month:
Marcella Hazan's 
Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking

Great Barrington Store Potluck: September 26, 7-9
Pittsfield Store Potluck: 
September 28, 7-9


It's Horse Show Time!

Sunday, October 8th 10:00am - 3:00pm



The Community Development Corporation of South Berkshire is hosting its first  Community At Bat, a charity softball game to take place on 
Sunday October 22, 2017 at 1pm at Memorial Field on Bridge Street 
in  Great Barrington. Proceeds will support the CDCSB's work in 
creating affordable housing in the Berkshires. 
We are pleased to announce that special guest, 
Representative Smitty Pignatelli, will be the game day announcer, and Senator Adam Hinds will  be a team captain. We also invite community members to take part in the game and to join us as volunteers and spectators. 



Announcing the 2nd Annual 


DEADLINE :  October 30, 2017 at 5pm