"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
THANK YOU FOR SPONSORING
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!
There is no bigger compliment
to us than when you refer a New Member! Did you know that when you refer a New Member you will receive a 10% savings on your Membership Renewal? Even better, did you know that you can
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.
Join us as we celebrate our first Children's Art Show! All artwork was created by the future Picasso's and Rembrandt's of Sheffield. Proceeds will benefit the library in replenishing art supplies. Refreshments provided, bring a friend.
Chair Yoga, Tuesdays at the Monterey Community Center 9 - 10am.
Cards & Games Club, Tuesdays at 1pm at the Community Center.
Berkshire Visiting Nurse Association wellness clinic at town hall, Thursday, December 14th, 2-3pm, no appointment necessary.
Council on Aging foot care clinic with Jane Kelley, R.N.~ Thursday, January 11th from 9-11:30 am at Town Hall.~ Call the COA at 413-528-1443 x247 for an appointment. Any age is welcome you do not have to be elderly or disabled. The cost is $25.
As always for a full calendar of events and closings please go to
www.montereyma.gov and click on "Meeting Calendar". If you have any comments or suggestions, please feel free to email them to me at
You've asked for it and the wait is over! Breakfast by reservation only is open to the public at The Inn as Sweet Water Farm.
We will serve breakfast to the public Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30-11 beginning this Thursday. Weekend breakfast service to the public will be based upon our room occupancy and we will only accept reservations for weekends after 12 noon on Thursdays.
Breakfast includes fresh squeezed orange juice; bottomless organic coffee; homemade, fresh baked bread pastries; and an entrée of your choice for $20. Cash only.
Come for breakfast, sit by the fire, and play a game of chess or cards in the living room...
We are excited and look forward to hearing from you! 413-528-2882
Robbie Bogard & Robert Kronenberg, Owners
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
Geer Village Senior Center
High Peak Partners
Berkshire Mountain Bakery
Home Sweet Home Doughnut Shoppe
Southern Berkshire Regional School District
Law Offices of Scott A. Sanes
Berkshire Gold & Silversmith
Ann Barrett Associates
Berkshire Children's Chorus
Berkshire Bike & Board
The Journal of Antiques & Collectibles
Fiesta Bar & Grill
Railroad Street Youth Project
First Congregational Church of Sheffield, United Church of Christ
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
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
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.
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.