CALLING ALL ARTISTS,
CULTURAL ORGANIZATIONS & AREA BUSINESSES
THAT PROMOTE THE ARTS
The Greater Shelburne Falls Area Business Association (GSFABA) announces the launch of a new regional initiative – Connecting Commerce & Community – funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Our goal is to build a stronger, more sustainable rural economy for area towns and businesses, achieved by integrating the skills of our residents with the power of local associations and the support of local institutions.
We will begin this multi-year effort by first learning as much as we can about the region’s creative economy by collecting and analyzing data gathered from as many people as possible representing a variety of economic sectors. We invite you, your friends, neighbors, and colleagues to participate in this initiative by completing the survey. The data collected will help GSFABA better understand and serve you, whether you are an artist, a member of an arts group, or a business that supports and promotes the arts.
Once the information is gathered and analyzed, we plan to:
Your help is crucial to the success of this initiative.
YOUR ANSWERS to this survey may require some thought and could take up to 30 minutes to complete. The survey data will help drive new programs and initiatives that will directly benefit YOU.
To show our appreciation, your name will be entered into a drawing for a $50 gift certificate to a local establishment once you have completed the survey!
Mark Your Calendar for Upcoming Events
Spring Breakfast Sponsored by the Greater Shelburne Falls Area Business Association
Business owners and town officials from around West County are invited to the Annual Spring Breakfast of the Greater Shelburne Falls Area Business Association (GSFABA) on Friday, May 1st from 7:30 – 9:00 AM at Berkshire East located on Thunder Mountain Road in Charlemont.
The Breakfast is a great opportunity to network with business people in West County and learn more about the projects and initiatives that the GSFABA is working on to assist local businesses and communities throughout the region.
Also, as is our tradition, GSFABA will present the Marvin J Shippee Community Service Award to a local West County resident who has shown leadership and commitment to volunteerism in their community or the region, and the 2015 GSFABA Scholarship Award will be given to a graduating senior who has demonstrated an interest in pursuing a career in business or related field.
To make your reservations contact the GSFABA office at 625-2526 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make all checks payable to the GSFABA and mail to P.O. Box 42, Shelburne Falls, MA 01370. Mastercard and VISA are accepted by calling the GSFABA office. Prepay/preregistration price before April 29th: $12.00; after April 29th price: $14.00.