Southern Berkshire Chamber of Commerce Newsletter: Oct. 1

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"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
 
 
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in October
 
 
 
 
 
Welcome New Chamber Members:
 
82 Railroad St.
 
Roger Matus, LLC
 
BizTech Associates
 
Biasin Landscape & Lawn Service LLC
 
Workingdesign
 
Energy Source
 
Duet Gallery
 
Schumacher Center for a New Economics
 
Giving Tree Healing Arts Center
 
Decumanus Green Builders
 
Flying Church
 
Toole Insurance
 
Great Barrington Public Theater
 
Berkshire Community Diaper Project
 
Berkshire Greenscapes
 
The Brien Center
 
The Barrington 
 
Mielke Confections
 
Crystal Essence
 
Trustco Bank
 
SVNA Home Assistance
 
MassHire Berkshire Workforce Board
 
Shiels Builders
 
 
 


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 refer up to 10 New Members per year? 
 
 This would earn you a FREE Membership Renewal!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 



 
 
 
 
    
 
 
 
 
Town Hall Update
September 25, 2020
  • Elderly and disabled transportation update: As you may be aware the Southern Berkshire Elderly Transportation will be closing its doors on September 30th.  While Monterey works with Gt. Barrington to find a long term solution, the Town of Sheffield has graciously offered to transport any elderly or disabled Monterey residents that need transportation to doctor appointments or grocery trips.  Beginning October 1st, if you are in need of transportation please call the Sheffield Senior Center 48 hours prior to your appointment at 229-7037.  Their van operates Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm and the cost is $10 per rider, round trip.
  • From the highway department:  Sandisfield Rd will be down to one lane of traffic starting Monday, September 28th - Friday, October 2nd.  Police Officers will be on duty to facilitate traffic.  Expect delays, please plan ahead.
  • The swap shack will be closed on Wednesday, September 30th.
  • Town of Monterey recycling bins are available for purchase that the transfer station.  Only $5, see Beth or Dave to get yours.
  • The Town Hall offices continues to be open by appointment only, we have installed a doorbell to use to announce your arrival.  It is strongly suggested that members of the public make an appointment with the department they need to see.  Everyone (public included) must wear a face covering when conducting business if unable to maintain a 6 foot distance, unless there is a medical reason not to.  All entering building must sanitize hands upon entering and exiting the building.  Hand sanitizer is stationed throughout the building.  Entry will be limited to 5 members of the public at a time.  The offices to be staffed full time are the Administrative Assistant and Police Department.  All other offices will be staffed part time.  In an effort to avoid face to face meetings, online or telephone meetings can be scheduled. By determination of the Attorney General all members of the public must attend meetings remotely by phone or computer.
  • The Administrative Assistant's office will be closed September 28 - 30.
We thank you for your continued cooperation, understanding and patience during this difficult time. Up-to-date COVID-19 information will be posted on the Town's website: www.montereyma.gov under the Board of Health page.





 
 



 
 



 



 



 
  

  


 

 



 
 
  


 
 
  


 
 



 
  
  
 
 


Gigi is on the lookout for her friends in the office!

 
 


 



Thank you for renewing your membership with
The Southern Berkshire Chamber of Commerce:

Berkshire Food Co-op

Happy Nails & Spa

Law Office of Emily Zelenovic

Law Office of Scott A. Sanes

Les Trois Emme Vineyard

Okun

Staveleigh House Bed and Breakfast

Fiddleheads Grille

Crescendo Inc.

Gedney Farm

Old Inn on the Green

Theory Wellness

Barrington Berkshire CoWorking

Fiesta Bar & Grill

First Congregational Church

The Inn at Freeman Elms Farm

Aegean Breeze

Corashire Realty

First Congregational Church of Sheffield, United Church of Christ

Organization Ink

Wingate Ltd.
Arnoff Moving and Storage

Mod Pots and Plants

The Trustees of Reservations - Naumkeag

Allegrone Companies

Bay Equity Home Loans

Berkshire Bike and Board

Berkshire Hills Regional School District

Berkshire Opera Festival

Lee Bank

Berkshire Products Inc.

Berkshire Pulse, Inc.

Clark Art Institute

Old Inn on the Green

Cabinetworks

Gifted Child


 
 

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Great Barrington Women's Rally Attracts 200 Participants

By Brittany PolitoiBerkshires Staff

Berkshire Pulse dancers wear 'vote' masks for their performance at the rally. 

GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — The Women's Rally on Saturday drew more than 200 people to protest the attempt to fill Ruth Bader Ginsburg's seat on the U.S. Supreme Court prior to the presidential election. 

The event at Town Hall included music by Hoping Machine and Berkshire Batteria, speeches by the Mount Everett Social Justice League, and a performance by Housatonic dance studio Berkshire Pulse.  

Participants held signs reading phrases like "Girls just wanna have fundamental rights" and "A woman's place is in the resistance."

Mariana Cicerchia and daughter Lucia organized the rally. Cicerchia is an artist, mother, and works alongside her husband at his construction company. Lucia is a student at Mount Everett Regional School in Sheffield and a member of its Social Justice League, which is a group that reads books about political issues to learn about the history of different groups of people such as indigenous people.

Cicerchia said there was no local march in connection to the national Women's March held on Saturday, so the Women's Rally could be something to put her energy toward that would gather like-minded people together and help them feel a sense of connection and not being alone.

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