Good reasons to join!
"The Southern Berkshire Chamber of Commerce is an essential member of our staff. Our membership fee is recovered many times over by the information offered on local opportunities and activities plus seminars covering "need to know" topics that our small business could never arrange. Add to that the savings on our bulk fund raising mailings. Of course, there is the consciousness raised at the many networking events where we are always surprised by the multi-talented people around us. Communities are most healthy when individuals can form the connections that hold us together; one can't put a price on this kind of community service. For public relations the Southern Berkshire Chamber can't be beat. The Directory and their website helps validate us as a real presence in this community. It's often one of the first places that prospective students and their families look when considering school options and cultural values for our area."
Kathryn Jenen, High School Coordinator , Great Barrington Waldorf High School
"The SBC is like having a marketing partner - constantly drumming up new ideas, alliances & networking events. I can say with certainty that the SBC with Christine at the helm has helped my business grow. I look forward to the coming year of growing with the Chamber as solid support."
Lester Blumenthal, Owner - Rt 7 Grill
"We first joined the SBCoC when we opened the Windflower Inn, about 30 years ago. Being a member of the Chamber allowed us access to group health insurance and was a good way to network with colleagues in the tourist business. Today, the SBCoC Visitor's Center is better than ever and a great resource for Southern Berkshire County; Joy's [Visitor Center Manager] enchanting personality and enthusiasm definitely wins over visitors and makes them want to spend more time in our area."
Claudia Ryan, Innkeeper - Windflower Inn
"I can’t say enough about my Chamber! Whenever I meet a new or prospective member, I tell them that not only have I gained considerable business from the Chamber, but I’ve made my best friends here. If you are a new business, new to the area, or would just like to meet a group of creative, sincere and successful people – this is the place I would start! The benefits are wonderful and there is always something going on with which to be involved if you choose. It’s fun! I wouldn’t think of missing our monthly after hours gathering, and support is always near should you need it."
Corinne McKeown - Broker, CRS, CBR, LMC - Storybook Homes Real Estate
"The Berkshire Bach Society is a niche organization. Not every visitor comes seeking the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, but the Southern Berkshire Chamber of Commerce helps to make sure that ardent lovers of the baroque as well as those searching for “something classy” find us. The power of the SBCOC networking system, including the spirited monthly Business After Hours gatherings, has strengthened our reach and become an integral asset to our production season."
Paula M. Hatch, Executive Director, Berkshire Bach Society