Parties & Openings
March 16 - Williamstown
WCMA Season Celebration
March 3 - Lenox
Andrew DeVries Benefit Party
Feb. 23 - Pittsfield
Real Art Party
Berkshire South Celebrates The Chambers
Amy Krzanik reports from Great Barrington. A large crowd of local businesspeople and community advocates gathered at Berkshire South Regional Community Center on Saturday, October 19 to celebrate the 10th Annual Community Gala, this year honoring the Southern Berkshire Chamber of Commerce (SBCC), along with the Stockbridge, Lenox and Lee Chambers. An array of silent auction items were fanned out on tables in the Jaffe Auditorium and everything from Canyon Ranch spa sessions and stays at the Devonfield Inn, to Blue Q goodies and dinners at local restaurants like Alta were up for grabs. As guests snacked on creatively good appetizers from SoMa Catering, music was provided by Berkshire South’s own Berkshire Sings! and Berkshire Ukulele Band. Dinner was served buffet-style in the Beinecke Gymnasium, which also was set up for the evening’s live auction and entertainment by the band Petrichor and DJ Jesse Stewart from Millennium Music. (Pictured: Current Berkshire South Board Chairman Adam Hersch with incoming Board Chairwoman Ethel Patterson.)
Claire Naylor-Pollart, Mary Carol Rudin, and Vickie Shufton; SBCC Secretary Scott Rote, Alice Reilly, and Kelly Fahey.
Hallie Leblanc and sister, Berkshire South Executive Director Jenise Lucey; Stockbridge Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Barbara Zanetti, Bill Kotek, Jim Hallock, and Stockbridge Chamber of Commerce President Michele Kotek.
Mary and Chuck Hamilton with Kathy and Tom Roy; Berkshire South’s own Berkshire Sings!, led by Robert Kelly, performs for the crowd.