SBCC Newsletter

May 9, 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

New Brochures Have Arrived!

We have just received the printed 2024-25 brochures and will begin distributing them throughout Berkshire County soon!

If your business would like a stack or box of brochures for your customers and clients, please let us know. You can reach the office at (413) 528-4284 or email

May BAH Tonight

Members of the Southern Berkshire Chamber are invited to join us for our monthly networking event, Business After Hours!

The May BAH will be at Michele's Salon & Day Spa in Great Barrington today, Thursday, May 9th from 5-7pm.

To register on the Event Page, click the button below.

Event Page

Nomination Deadline Extended!

We are now accepting nominations for the 2024 Business Person of the Year Award through May 17!

To complete the nomination survey online, click below:

Online Nomination

The Nomination Deadline is Friday, May 17!

Read the May Spotlight Profiles


New Chamber Members!

Local Libraries

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

Friends of Great Barrington Libraries

Dare Bottle Shop

Berkshire County Head Start

Mason Library

May 18 - Our Place in the Universe


Bushnell-Sage Library

May 11 - Book Signing with Thad Kubis Link

News and Announcements

Berkshire Busk! returns on June 28

Downtown Great Barrington stores are invited to set up a vendor booth free of charge during Berkshire Busk's Night Market on Railroad Street from 6:30-8:30pm each Saturday through August 31. (The fee for other vendors is $40/booth.)

Railroad Street businesses are also asked to contact Berkshire Busk! if you do not wish to have vendors in front of your storefront.

Please contact Brennah Brickle, Night Market Manager, at (413) 446-6792 or email

Music Mountain Announces 95th Summer Festival Dedicated to the Power of Music

Clark Art Institute Opens First Exhibition Ever on the Works of Guillaume Lethière

Berkshire Community College to Offer FAFSA Completion Workshops

Town of Great Barrington: State DOT Closes Brookside Road Bridge, Pending Further Investigation

CHP Berkshires to Offer Online Program, "A Taste of Intuitive Eating," Starting in June

Volunteers in Medicine Opens New Care Center in Pittsfield (The Berkshire Edge)

Town of Monterey: Open Space and Recreation Plan Survey Results

Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Saturday, May 11

9am - 1pm

at the Lee Wastewater Treatment Plant

Pre-registration Required!

Sign up here

Quick Guide to This Weekend

Friday, May 10

Grand Opening Party: Bloomfield, CT Location, 5-7pm - Berkshire Bike and Board

Tarot Class with Sheilaa L. Hite (1 of 3), 7-8:30pm - Crystal Essence

Singer Songwriter Night Double Bill: Steve Adams and Tom Ingersoll, 7pm - Dewey Hall

Nephrok! Allstars Spring Dance Party, 7-11pm - Race Brook Lodge

Diana Quetti, 7:30pm - Colonial Theatre

Lyle Lovett & Lisa Loeb in Conversation & Song, 8pm - The Mahaiwe

Saturday, May 11

Season Opening Market, 9am-1pm - Great Barrington Farmers Market

50th Anniversary Bash, 10am-5pm - The Bookloft

Book Signing with Photographer Thaddeus B. Kubis, 10:30am-2pm - Bushnell-Sage Library

Volunteer Opportunity: Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, 11am-5pm - Berkshire United Way

Kids' Concert with Terry A La Berry & Friends, 12pm - Colonial Theatre

Cheese & Charcuterie Board Workshop, 1pm - High Lawn Farm

Met Opera Live in HD: Puccini's Madama Butterfly, 1pm - The Mahaiwe

Wines for Mom: Wine Tasting, 1-4pm - Dare Bottleshop

Six Dances by Four, 2pm - Saint James Place

Saturday, continued

Book Signing by Ariella Chezar, 3-5pm - Jess Cooney Interiors

Roadside Cafe Ribbon Cutting, 4pm - Gould Farm

James Bagwell Conducts Magnificat, 4pm - Berkshire Bach

Blessing of the Fields at Sheffield Covered Bridge, 6pm - First Congregational Church of Sheffield

Simone White & Scott Matthew Singing Sad Songs in Spring, 7-10pm - Race Brook Lodge

Sunday, May 12

Jazz Brunch with the Luke Franco Trio, 11am-3pm - Stagecoach Tavern

Mother's Day Tea, 1pm - Ventfort Hall

Mother's Day Activities, 1-3pm - The Clark

Classical Music, 3-4pm - The Clark

Events Calendar
(Click image to go to event website)

May 10 - Dewey Hall


May 10 - Crystal Essence

Tarot Class

May 10 - Berkshire Theatre Group


May 10 - The Mahaiwe


May 11 - Great Barrington Farmers Market

Opening Day

May 11 - The Bookloft

50th Anniversary Activities

May 11 - Berkshire United Way

Volunteer Shifts Available (sign up online)

May 11 - The Clark

New Exhibition Opens

May 11 - Dare Bottleshop

Wines for Mom: Wine Tasting

May 11 - High Lawn Farm

Cheese & Charcuterie Board Workshop

May 11 - Jess Cooney Interiors

Book Signing

May 11 - Berkshire Bach


May 11 - Gould Farm's Roadside Cafe

Ribbon Cutting

May 11 - Old Parish Church

Blessing of the Fields

May 11 - Race Brook Lodge


May 12 - Barrington Brewery

Mother's Day Specials

May 12 - Ventfort Hall

Mother's Day Tea

May 12 - Berkshire Children's Chorus

Annual Concert

May 14 - MCLA

MBA Info Session

May 14 - CDCSB

Thornewood Open House

Save The Dates

May 17-27-ArtWeek Berkshires

May 17 & 18 - Berkshire Children's Chorus


May 17-19 - Greenhouse Yoga Workshop

May 18 - Norman Rockwell Museum

Artist Events

May 18 - Railroad Street Youth Project

Culinary Apprenticeship Dinner

May 19 - Berkshire Community Land Trust

Film Screening

May 21 - Nonprofit Center of the Berkshires

Berkshire Nonprofit Awards

May 25 - Sandisfield Arts Center

Film Screening

May 25 - Barrington Stage Co.

Comedy Festival

May 25 - GB Historical Society

Antiques / Flea Market

May 26 - Sandisfield Recreation Committee

Memorial Day Parade & BBQ

June 7 - Great Barrington Public Theater

Fundraising Event

June 8 - Housatonic

Party in the Park

June 8 - Norman Rockwell Museum

Museum Gone MAD Gala

June 28 & 29-Race Brook Lodge


Opportunity for Employers

MassHire Berkshire Workforce Board Presents “Working with High School Interns,” a session for employers/ organizations interested in working with high school interns on Wednesday May 15, 2024 at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) from 9-10:30AM.

The workshop will provide tips, guidance, and strategies for providing internships to high school students. It is open to professionals interested in starting an internship at their company or looking to enhance their current internship program.

To register for this event email or call 413-442-7177 x 155. 

Job Openings & Job Fairs

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center - Office Administrator

Pittsfield Cooperative Bank - Deposit Operations Clerk | Teller

Berkshire County Head Start - Multiple Positions

Greenagers - Summer Farm Crew

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