The Southern Berkshires
Nestled in the southwestern corner of Massachusetts, we are bordered by Connecticut to the south and New York to the west. We’re easy to reach by car and are less than 2½ hours from both New York City and Boston. The Appalachian Trail winds through our scenic network of mountains, streams, lakes and forests. We’re rich with history and surrounded by natural beauty. In addition we offer exciting recreation, unique shopping, exquisite art galleries and antiques, world-class performing arts, wonderful lodging and dining and a solid professional community and diversified small-business base.
The Southern Berkshire Chamber of Commerce connects you with everything that is going on in the nine towns of Southern Berkshires. Whether you stop by our Visitors’ Booth on Main Street, Great Barrington, attend a Chamber-sponsored community event or chat with a merchant member, you will come to understand what makes the Southern Berkshires so special.
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To promote business prosperity and a healthy community by providing information, services and advocacy for its members.
We began as the Great Barrington Chamber of Commerce in the early 1900s. In the late 1920s, the state of Massachusetts renamed us the Southern Berkshire Chamber. Since then our merchant-focused organization has continually taken pride in the “Shop Local” movement and promoting the beauty and elegance of our unique region.