SBCC Newsletter

March 16, 2023

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In this Week's Newsletter

  • Chamber News
  • March Spotlights
  • New Member Welcome
  • Library Events
  • Announcements
  • Quick Guide to This Weekend
  • Event Calendar
  • Save-The-Dates
  • News from Our Towns
  • Job Openings

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SBCC Mission Statement:

"To promote business prosperity and a healthy, inclusive community by providing information, services and advocacy for its members."

Southern Berkshire Towns: Alford, Egremont, Great Barrington, Monterey, 

Mt. Washington, New Marlborough, Otis, Sandisfield & Sheffield

Chamber News

It's Time to Update Your Member Listing!

All members of the Southern Berkshire Chamber will get a FREE listing in our annual "Enjoy! The Southern Berkshires" directory with your Company Name, Address, Phone Number, Website and Description as listed in your online account. Please check your listing and update if necessary. The deadline to update your FREE member listing is Wednesday, March 22. You can log in from the link at the top of our website or click here.

If you choose to enhance your listing with advertising, the deadline to reserve ad space is Friday, April 7. For a downloadable Advertising Form, click here.


For questions about advertising, please contact our publisher, Maxine Carter-Lome at

Annual Photo Contest

Our Annual "Enjoy! The Southern Berkshires" Photo Contest is back!

We are calling on all photographers, amateur and professional, to submit an image or images that represent enjoying the Southern Berkshires.

For submission guidelines and instructions, click here.

Deadline to enter is March 27.

April BAH

The next Business After Hours will be on Thursday, April 13 from 5:30-7:30pm at the Greenagers April Hill Education and Conservation Center in South Egremont.


New Chamber Members!

Local Libraries

Smith Park, Home of Camp WA WA Segowea

Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health

Exploring UR Dreams Travel

Noble Farm

Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum

O'Connor and Agar, LLC

Windsor Advantage

Berkshire Compost

Tableaux Wealth

Scout House

FYZICAL Therapy and Balance Centers

Cafua Management

Gulotta’s Inc. 


Roberto's Pizza

Troy Fine Art Services, Inc.

Adams Community Bank

Mason Library

March - Crafty Saturdays Link

Bushnell-Sage Library

Through March 26 - Smithsonian Exhibition Link

News and Announcements

As SNAP Funding Decreases Across the Country, Berkshire Agricultural Ventures Steps Up to Support the Community

Berkshire South Regional Community Center Announces Swim-A-Thon Fundraiser Ambassadors

Jacob's Pillow Member Pre-Sale Tickets Available Now; Ticket Sales for the General Public Begin April 17

Salisbury Bank Partners with NCCC Entrepreneurial Center to Offer a Free Small Business Mastery Seminar: How to Hire Great People

Nonprofit Center of the Berkshires Announces Annual Nonprofit Bootcamp on March 30

Bernay Fine Art Announces New Exhibition, The Birds and the Bs, Opening April 1

Quick Guide to This Weekend

Friday, March 17

Handmade Paper Stationery Class, 6pm - Berkshire Art Center in Pittsfield

Exhibition Opening and Preview: Portals - The Visionary Architecture of Paul Goesch, 6-9pm - The Clark (limited availability)

Live Music at twoflower, 7-9pm

The Young Dubliners, 7:30pm at the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield

Postmodern Jukebox, 8pm - The Mahaiwe

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Saturday, March 18

Community Meeting: Educational Visioning Session, 9am-12pm at the Great Barrington Senior Center

Shamrock Scavenger Hunt, 9am-4pm - Catamount

Berkshire Grown Winter Farmers Market, 10am to 2pm at the Housy Dome in Housatonic

Drop-In Art Making, 10am-2pm - Berkshire Art Center in Pittsfield

Crafty Saturday, 10am-3pm - Mason Library

Met Opera Live in HD: Wagner's Lohengrin, 12pm - The Mahaiwe

Portals and Passages: Watercolor Workshop, 1pm - The Clark

Stewart Edelstein Author Meet and Greet, 2-4pm - The Bookloft

Saturday, continued

Nora Krug in Conversation, 4:30-5:30pm - Norman Rockwell Museum

Ghost Tour, 5pm - Ventfort Hall

"What I Know Now" by Julia Motyka, 6pm - Dewey Hall

Live Music at twoflower, 7-9pm

Ghost Tour, 8pm - Ventfort Hall

Sunday, March 19

GBAM Winter Arts Market, 10am-3pm at Saint James Place

The Swindlers: A Staged Reading, 2pm at The Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge

Ecstatic Dance Gathering with Omar Aena, 3-6:30pm - Race Brook Lodge

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Thank You For Renewing Your Membership!

Aegean Breeze

The Barrington

Berkshire Family and Individual Resources (BFAIR)

Calyx Berkshire Dispensary

Great Barrington Family Resource Center

Michael R. Bertelli, Electrician

Nonprofit Center of the Berkshires

Old Inn on the Green

Saint James Place

Tom's Toys

Toole Insurance Agency

TP Saddleblanket

Events Calendar
(Click image to go to event website)

Nomination Deadline: March 17

NPC's Berkshire Nonprofit Awards

March 17 - Berkshire Art Center

Handmade Stationary Class

March 17 - Berkshire Theatre Group

The Young Dubliners

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March 17 - The Mahaiwe

Postmodern Jukebox

March 18 - Community Meeting: Educational Visioning Session

March 18 - Berkshire Grown

Winter Farmers Market

March 18 - The Bookloft

Author Meet and Greet

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March 18 - Norman Rockwell Museum

Artist Book Signing

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March 19 - Town of Great Barrington

Rabies Vaccine Clinic

March 19 - GBAM

Winter Arts Market

Ends March 25 - Carrie Chen Gallery

Art Exhibition: A Perfect Echo

March 26 - Schumacher Center


Starting March 28 - Berkshire South

Fitness Classes

March 28 - Berkshire Children's Chorus

Play and Sing

March 28-30 - MassHire Berkshire Career Center

Job Fairs

Ends March 31 - The Clark

Free Admission

March 31 - Sheffield Kiwanis

Ham Roll

Save The Dates!

April 1 - Ventfort Hall

Egg Decorating Workshop

April 1 - Monterey Community Center Spring Renewal Event

April 1 - Berkshire Art Center Gala

April 2 - Berkshire South Swim-A-Thon

April 11 - Literacy Network of South Berkshire, The ABC's of Immigration

April 22 - Sandisfield Recreation Committee, Hop Into Spring, RSVP by April 15

May 13 & 14 - CATA Gala

June 12 - Berkshire United Way

Red Tee Tournament

News From Our Towns

Household Hazardous Waste Collection, May 20th

Dog License Deadline is 3/31

Fire Dept. Breakfast 4/2

Easter Egg Hunt for Otis Residents, 4/1 10am


Berkshire Theatre Group - Marketing Associate (FT)

Taft Farms - Greenhouse/ Deli / Cashier Positions

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