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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!




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




Welcome New Chamber Members:
Sheffield in Celebration/Sheffield Fair

Home Care Services of Massachusetts

Berkshire Opera Festival

Artistic License

Lane Asset Management

Christina Lane Photography

Mulberry Hair Company

Berkshire Sky View
















 

 

 

 

DON'T FORGET TO LOOK FOR GIGI 
IN EACH NEWSLETTER!





Adult Events at
the Great Barrington Libraries

September 9, Saturday Film Showing & Director Talk-Back: "Forgotten Farms", Mason 1:00-3:00pm
 
September 12, Tuesday Mason Library (upper level) closes at 3pm for Police Awards Ceremony

September 12, Tuesday Songwriting with Michael Lesko, Mason 5:00-6:45pm

September 13, Wednesday Fermentation: Overview and Pickles with Michelle Kaplan & Mark Phillips, Mason 5:30-6:30pm

September 13, Wednesday Powder Keg Sessions, Ramsdell 6:30-8:00pm

September 16, Saturday Medicinal Foods from Backyards, Parks, and Interstitial Spaces (Part 2 of 2) Mason 1:00-3:00pm
(please register, this program will include a foraging walk)

September 20, Wednesday General Introduction to Fermentation with Mark Phillips (Basic Sauerkraut), Mason 5:30-6:30pm

September 20, Wednesday Powder Keg Sessions, Ramsdell 6:30-8:00pm

September 18, Monday Mystery Book Club : All The Missing Girls by Megan Miranda, Mason 5:30-6:45pm

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 16, Saturday Family Circus Arts with Berkcirque, Mason 12:30pm (ages 5 & up; drop in)

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:
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!





 







Anything Goes on Saturday, Sept 9th at 8PM


When the beautiful voices of Brian DeLorenzo, Kathy Lawrence, and  Linda Mironti fill the Arts Center with the music of Cole Porter.   This benefit for the Arts Center will include dessert and 
prosecco service at intermission.
 
Tickets are $50.


 




Friday Sept 9th

Chris Bergson
8pm $20

 




 





 

 


 



UPCOMING FREE CLASSES





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!


 


SEPTEMBER 24TH







 


 



It is that time of year again! Our WALK takes place on Sunday, October 15, starting at 1:00 PM at Ski Butternut. Our goal this year is $65,000 to help support our most vulnerable neighbors achieve sustainable housing. 




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. 

   

Calling all  LOCAL PLAYWRIGHTS!

Announcing the 2nd Annual 

RADIUS PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL

DEADLINE :  October 30, 2017 at 5pm




 
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