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 



Check out our Annual Shopping Guide!



*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!



First Congregational 
Church of Sheffield


Betsy Andrus
Executive Director

Tune into WSBS at 9AM on 
Thursday, November 30th 
to hear Betsy Andrus talk about 
upcoming  Southern Berkshire 
Chamber of Commerce Events!



Welcome New Chamber Members:
Big Elm Brewing

Berkcirque

C Herrington Home + Design

The Law Office of Emily Zelenovic

Berkshire Agricultural Ventures

Inn at Sweet Water Farm

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

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






Know-Plan-Prepare with Titan the Police Dog
Mason Library
Saturday, Nov. 25, 1:30-2:30pm

Meet Great Barrington's new police dog "Titan" with K-9 Officer Ullrich. He will talk about how families can prepare for every kind of situation. Each child will receive a "Fred the Preparedness Dog" activity booklet.

Good for all ages; No registration necessary

 























































 

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

Eagle Shoe & Boot Co., Inc.

Housatonic Architectural Services, LLC

S&A Supply

Geer Village Senior Center

Cantina 229

High Peak Partners

SSHomeImprovements

Berkshire Mountain Bakery

Corashire Realty

Home Sweet Home Doughnut Shoppe

Allegrone Companies

Catherine Tower

Southern Berkshire Regional School District

Law Offices of Scott A. Sanes

Berkshire Gold & Silversmith

Ann Barrett Associates

Berkshire Children's Chorus

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...


Small Business Saturday
Small Business Saturday
November 25th

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News and Events from our Members!


THANKSGIVING SPECIALS ! 
Sunday Nov 19th thru Thursday Nov 23rd

 
 


 

 

 





 




November 27, 2017 | 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Online

Grab up great deals on theater tickets, spa services, dining certificates and one-of-a-kind experiences in our online auction, opening on November 27th and closing on December 7th. Proceeds from 1Berkshire auctions support the Berkshire Marketing Fund, which promotes the region as a destination for all seasons. PREVIEW THE AUCTION NOW Contribute to the Holiday Auction


SAVE THE DATE! CONSTRUCT'S FIRST ANNUAL #GIVINGTUESDAY
#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.

Construct's vision is for a socially vibrant and economically healthy community with housing for everyone. But we ask a lot of those who come into our transitional housing: that they increase their income, find permanent housing and address the underlying issues that contributed to their homelessness. In exchange, we do our best to provide a healthy and hospitable home base during their stay.

Our theme for this year's
#GivingTuesday is #GiveUsFoodDay in order to highlight the need for enough good, healthy food to feed all those who come through our doors. Join us in raising $12,000 to cover food costs for the coming year for the most vulnerable in our community.



WEBINAR ON NOVEMBER 30

Join us for a webinar on Thursday, Nov. 30, at 11 a.m.  to learn more about the contents of "A Closer Look."   Berkshire Taconic President Peter Taylor will be your host during this online event. He will walk through highlights of the report with Mt. Auburn Associates President Beth Siegel, who guided the research. Together, they will expand on the report's contents, sharing insights on the process and results of this yearlong project.

The presentation will be followed by a Q&A to allow participants to learn more about specific areas of interest, and to share some of the good work being done in our communities to meet the challenges ahead.



Chef Shelly Williams and her team at HAVEN Cafe, are creating an Asian menu inspired by the film sure to delight your senses!  To purchase your ticket, please call 413-528-8030 or email lauren@biffma.org.
 
Date: FRIDAY, December 1, 2017

Venue: HAVEN Cafe 
(8 Franklin Street, Lenox, MA)

Time: 6:00 Cocktails, 6:30 Dinner, immediately followed by the screening of Ang Lee's EAT, DRINK, MAN, WOMAN

Cost: $65 per person, exclusive of gratuity
 
*Seating is limited and RSVP required. 



Watch Trailer Here
Watch Trailer Here








Announcing the first readings of new plays from 
 
Berkshire Voices
a writers group in residence at BPL

presenting

In Between Without You
by
Andrew R. Reynolds
Dec 4th at 7pm
 

 


WORKSHOP FOR NONPROFIT LEADERS DECEMBER 12
 
The Nonprofit Center of the Berkshires is partnering with Northern Berkshire United Way and MCLA to offer a workshop entitled,
 
"The Art & Science of Leading Transformational Change"
 
Tuesday, December 12 from 10 a.m. to noon
at the MCLA Design Lab
49 Main Street, North Adams
 
The cost is $25 for Nonprofit Center members and $35 for nonmembers. To register by phone call (413) 645-3151.


December 14, 2017 | 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
MASS MoCA

Don't miss our Annual Meeting! Join us in MASS MoCA's newest space to hear all about our 2017 accomplishments and to hear about what is new with 1Berkshire for 2018. We look forward to celebrating with you on Thursday, December 14, from 5:30-7:30 PM.

 


 

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