SBCC Newsletter

September 15, 2022

What's in this Week's Newsletter:

  • Chamber News
  • September Spotlights
  • New Member Welcome
  • Library Events
  • Announcements
  • Quick Guide to This Weekend
  • Event Calendar
  • News from Our Towns
Thank you to our e-news sponsor, Lee Bank!
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

Announcing: Chefs of the Berkshires

Chefs of the Berkshires is the first in a Video on Demand series from the Southern Berkshire Chamber. This series presents 13 videos, each featuring a local chef preparing one of their favorite dishes. See what goes into making your meals memorable! Select one video, or save by purchasing the whole series.


A portion of the proceeds goes back to the featured restaurants to support their recovery from the economic conditions of the pandemic. To learn more, click here.

New Chamber Members!
Local Libraries

Troy Fine Art Services, Inc.

Adams Community Bank

Flying Church Coffee

NTR Bookkeeping

OsteoStrong Great Barrington

Alliance for a Viable Future

Jack Miller Contractors

Commonwealth Collaborative

The Elm

Town of Sandisfield

Right Light Video Productions

T Square Design Studio

Key Private Bank

Great Barrington Arts Market

Kimama Half Moon

Maid in the Berkshires

Mason Library

Sept. 22 – Zoom Author Talk: Learning to Thrive with Easy Walks by Marjorie Turner Hollman


Bushnell-Sage Library

Sept. 17 - "Cigar Box Guitars: Recycled/Musical/Art" - discussion/concert with David Reed


News and Announcements

Sandisfield Arts Center’s Evening of Song with Linda Mironti, Brian De Lorenzo, and Special Friends Postponed to 2023

The Berkshire Edge: Nonprofit Profile of Blue Rider Stables

BFAIR Welcomes New Clinical Director Kaitlyn Moresi

Salisbury Bank Offers Free Seminar on Buying Your First Home and Credit Score

Berkshire Art Center Announces Expansion to Second Location in Pittsfield

Chesterwood Offers Half-Price Admission to Berkshire County Residents on Weekends Through October 24

Great Barrington Public Theater Presents Four New Play Readings

Quick Guide to This Weekend

Friday, Sept. 16

ArtWeek Berkshires Events

Sheffield Farmers Market, 3-6pm

Taste of Lee, Founders Day Celebration 5-8pm – Lee

An Intimate Evening with Patrick Watson, 7pm (limited availability) – Race Brook Lodge

The Eggmen, 7:30-10:30pm – Egremont Barn

Gary Backstrom Band Performs Frampton Comes Alive!, 7:30pm (limited availability) – Berkshire Theatre Group

"Field of Dreams" Outdoor Film Screening at Bousquet, 8pm - BIFF

Fireworks, Founders Day Celebration, 8pm - Lee

Sat., Sept. 17

ArtWeek Berkshires Events

Founders Day Events 8am-5:30pm - Lee

Housatonic Heritage Walks, 9am-5pm, various locations

Great Barrington Farmers' Market, 9am-1pm

Great Barrington Arts Market, 9am-1pm

Founders Day Hometown Parade, 10-11am - Lee

Charcoaling in the Berkshires, 10am (A Housatonic Heritage Walk) – Bidwell House Museum

Lenox Jazz Stroll, 12pm – 11pm in Downtown Lenox

Music by Tom Savoy, 1-4pm – Les Trois Emme Winery

Banned Books Week Talk: Erased Histories, 2pm – The Clark

Music by Katherine Winston, 2:30-4:30pm – Berkshire Mountain Distillers

Sat., continued

Sip, Salsa & Samba Fundraiser, 6pm – LitNet South Berkshire

Ecstatic Dance, 7:30pm – Race Brook Lodge

Sunday, Sept. 18

ArtWeek Berkshires Events

Founders Day Events 9am-5pm - Lee

Housatonic Heritage Walks, 9am-5pm, various locations

Jazz Brunch with Luke Franco, 11am-3pm – Race Brook Lodge

Yoga Session with Cannabis Product Seminar (21+), 11am – Greenhouse Yoga and Calyx Berkshire Dispensary

Drop-In Sand Casting: End of Rodin Exhibition Celebration, 1-4pm – The Clark

Karaoke, 7-9:30pm – The Egremont Barn

Events Calendar
(Click image to go to event website)

September 15 - Dewey Hall

Workshop and Concert

Sept 15 - 25 - ArtWeek Berkshires

From Sept. 15 - Race Brook Lodge


September 16 - Berkshire International Film Festival

"Field of Dreams" Outdoor Film Screening

September 16-18 - Lee Chamber
Lee Founders Weekend

Saturdays and Sundays, Sept. 17 - Oct. 2 - Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area

Housatonic Heritage Walks

September 17 - Literacy Network of South Berkshire
Annual Fundraiser

Starts Sept. 18 - Berkshire Camino

Multi-Day Hikes

September 18 - Greenhouse Yoga & Calyx Dispensary

Yoga Session and Product Seminar (21+)

September 21 - Nonprofit Center of the Berkshires

Nonprofit Resource Fair

September 22 - People's Pantry
Fundraising Concert

September 24 - Kiwanis of Sheffield

Food Drive

September 24 - Lenox Chamber

Apple Squeeze

September 24 - Catamount Ski

Fall Fest

Sept. 24 - Sandisfield Arts Center

Photography Workshop

September 25 - Sandisfield Rec. Committee

Birds of Prey Event (RSVP by 9/16)

Coming in October

Indigenous Peoples' Day

October 8 - Alliance for a Viable Future

Honoring Native America

October 9 - Berkshire Community Action Council
Indigenous Peoples' Celebration

Upcoming Events

October 8 & 9 - Sample Sandisfield, Dessert Contest, Pumpkin Painting and Oktoberfest (RSVP by 9/25)

October 14 & 15 - The Mahaiwe

Live Performance

October 15 - Berkshire Community College

Harvest Run

News From Our Towns

Housatonic School’s Aspiring Developers Have Until Sept. 30 to Complete Phase 2 of Bid Process

GB's Next Libraries Director: Samara Klein

Monterey Community Center Events

Flu and COVID Vaccination Clinic at French Park, Oct. 3

September StoryWalk

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