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May 16, 2024

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  • Chamber News
  • May Spotlights
  • New Member Welcome
  • Library Events
  • News & Announcements
  • Quick Guide to This Weekend
  • Event Calendar
  • Save the Dates
  • 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

Last Chance to Nominate

for Business Person of the Year!

Nominations for the 2024 Business Person of the Year Award close TOMORROW, Friday, May 17!

You can submit a nomination entirely online by clicking below:

Online Nomination

Read the May Spotlight Profiles


New Chamber Members!

Local Libraries

Barbato Disposal

By The Way Berkshires (BTW Berkshires)

Chelsea Proulx Photography

CRM Home Watch

Fuel Coffee


Sugar & Rye

Barrington Stage Company

Optimal Wellness Center

Music Mountain

Shire Video

Mend. Sustainable Spa & Retail

Clark Green + Bek

Bon Dimanche

Knollwood Antiques LLC

Randall Trophies, LLC

New York Life Insurance

Nutrition For You LLC

Mason Library

May 18 - Our Place in the Universe


Bushnell-Sage Library

June 1 - Pride Readings with Beekeepers Theater


News and Announcements

All in This Together: Great Barrington Businesses Help Out Store Owners Who Lost Money in Cyber Fraud (The Berkshire Edge)

CRM Home Watch Earns Accreditation From National Home Watch Association

Chesterwood Announces Summer 2024 Arts Alive! Schedule

Great Barrington Rotary to Support Greenagers on Day of Service, May 18

Nonprofit Center of the Berkshires' 7th Annual Berkshire Nonprofit Awards Celebration Sold Out, Livestream Registration Still Available

Ventfort Hall Reaches Fundraising Goal for Mason Restoration Project

Mass Audubon to Hold 2024 Wild Thing 5K/10K Race & Walk on June 22

Community Shred Day Success at Greylock Federal Credit Union: More Than 10,250 Pounds of Personal Papers Shredded

Berkshire International Film Festival Invites Votes for the Next Great Filmmaker

Berkshire Art Center Announces Artists Selected for 2024 Berkshire Artist Residency Program

Quick Guide to This Weekend

Friday, May 17

ArtWeek Berkshires Events, all day

Birding at Pleasant Valley, 7am - Mass Audubon

Best of Beryl, 5:30pm - Greenhouse Yoga

Sounds of Music, 7pm - Berkshire Children's Chorus

4,000 Miles, 7pm - Unicorn Theatre

Movie: A Hard Day's Night, 7pm - The Mahaiwe

Saturday, May 18

ArtWeek Berkshires Events, all day

Best of Beryl, 7:30am - 3:30pm - Greenhouse Yoga

Great Barrington Farmers Market, 9am-1pm

Community Day, 10am-4pm - Ventfort Hall

Our Place in the Universe, 11am-12pm - Mason Library

Family Concert, 11am - Berkshire Opera Festival

Third Saturday Pony Ride and Open House, 2-4pm - Blue Rider Stables

Moving with Change: Chi Kung Workshop, 4pm - Back to Heart Center

Collage Workshop with Joan Hall, 11am-3pm - Norman Rockwell Museum

Sounds of Music, 3pm - Berkshire Children's Chorus

Artist Lecture with Joan Hall, 3pm - Norman Rockwell Museum

Lecture: Ari Melber, 5pm - OLLI at The Mahaiwe

Saturday, continued

4,000 Miles, 7pm - Unicorn Theatre

Ghost Tour with Robert Oakes, 8pm - Ventfort Hall

Sunday, May 18

ArtWeek Berkshires Events, all day

Best of Beryl, 7:30am - Greenhouse Yoga

Family Spring Wildflower Hike & Seek, 10am - Berkshire Natural Resources Council

Sensing Nature: From the Outside In, 2pm - The Clark

Community Dog Day, 11am-3pm - Norman Rockwell Museum

4,000 Miles, 2pm - Unicorn Theatre

Film Screening: Kiss The Ground, 4pm - Berkshire Community Land Trust

Cafe Vienna - "Nervous Splendor," 4pm - The Mahaiwe

Events Calendar
(Click image to go to event website)

May 16 - Dare Bottleshop

Meet the Winemaker

May 16 - Construct

Fundraiser by Berkshire Realtors

May 16 - LitNet of South Berkshire

Dine to Donate Fundraiser

May 16 - Race Brook Lodge


May 17 - Fairview Hospital

Mental Health First Aid Training

May 17-27-ArtWeek Berkshires

May 17 & 18 - Berkshire Children's Chorus


May 17-19 - Greenhouse Yoga Workshop

May 18 - Ventfort Hall

Community Day

May 18 - Back to Heart Center

Chi Kung Workshop

May 19 - Berkshire Natural Resources Council

Family Wildflower Hike & Seek

May 19 - Norman Rockwell Museum

Community Dog Day

May 19 - Berkshire Community Land Trust

Film Screening

May 20 - Laundry Land

Anniversary Pizza Party

May 22 - Greenagers

Art Workshop for Older Adults

May 22 - BCC & MassHire

Second Chance Job Fair

May 23 - Calyx Berkshire Dispensary

Tie Die Party, 21+

May 25 - GB Historical Society

Antiques / Flea Market

May 25 - Aston Magna Music Festival

Family Event

May 25 - Sandisfield Arts Center

Film Screening

May 25 - The Mahaiwe


May 25 - Barrington Stage Co.

Comedy Festival

May 25 & 26 - Berkshire Pulse

Annual Performance Celebration

Save The Dates

May 26 - Sandisfield Recreation Committee

Memorial Day Parade & BBQ

May 26 - Bidwell House Museum

History of Pottery Event

May 31-June 30 - Construct

Designer Showcase at Cassilis Farm

June 1 - Blue Rider Stables


June 2 - Gould Farm

5K Walk/Run

June 7 - Great Barrington Public Theater

Fundraising Event

June 8 - Housatonic

Party in the Park

June 14 - Berkshire County Head Start Conference

June 15-Sandisfield Arts Center

Live Show

June 28 & 29-Race Brook Lodge


July 20 & 21 - Catamount

Thirsty Cat Festival

July 20 - Ski Butternut

Garden Grove Music Festival

Job Openings & Job Fairs

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center - Multiple Positions

Pittsfield Cooperative Bank - Deposit Operations Clerk | Teller

Berkshire County Head Start - Multiple Positions

Greenagers - Summer Farm Crew

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