Each month, the Greater Shelburne Falls Area Business Association showcases one of our local member businesses. Find out how to be a featured member.

Arms Library

Arms LibraryThe Arms Library has served the towns of Shelburne and Buckland since 1854, when Major Ira Arms established the Shelburne Falls Circulating Library Society with a bequest. In 1913, Francis R. Pratt and Lydia Taft Pratt of Greenfield offered to give an appropriate library building in memory of his parents, Josiah and Catherine Pratt.

In 2011, as the beautiful Pratt Memorial Library Building neared its centennial, Tropical Storm Irene swept through Shelburne Falls. The storm caused damage that revealed the urgent need for a new roof and copper dome, as well as other structural repairs and reinforcements. With the help of community donations and the Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund, many major renovations came to fruition—and the library is ready for its next 100 years.

In a second phase, the Arms Library has recently undergone seven months of interior renovations, preceded by several years of fundraising. Included in the renovations are: a new children's and young adult room, meeting space, adult fiction room, historical displays, electric wiring, air conditioning, lighting, and space for more computers. One of the goals of the renovation was to make the Arms even more of a community meeting space. The building was modernized while maintaining its historic nature.

Join the Arms Library for its reopening on May 19, 2-4 p.m. There will be tours of the newly renovated spaces, including our new children's room and meeting room, music for all ages, a brief time for acknowledging our donors, and refreshments. Contact us at 413-625-0306, or find us at the Arms Library website and on Facebook.

Jason Ballard Designs

IMG 1597At Jason Ballard Designs, the focus is on making that special piece that works best for your lifestyle. Enjoying your living environment on your budget!

Visit the Gallery across from "Baked," located near the potholes, at 1 Deerfield Ave. Shelburne Falls.

Jason Ballard Designs is open Friday thru Sunday 11am to 4pm or by appointment,


Jason Ballard Designs offers an opportunity to bring functional art into your life. Design your own: furniture, kitchen cabinets, bowls, and gifts. Mixed media (stone, metal, glass) also encouraged. Now taking orders for winter.

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baked street viewCome to Baked for any meal! We are a full-scale bakery inside a full-scale restaurant. We offer home cooked meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Breakfast is served all day. We also offer a special dinner menu Thursday-Saturday from 5 pm to 8:30 pm. Enjoy a cold beer or delicious wine from our beverage menu with your meal.

baked staffAll of our bread is made in house from scratch, using local products from local farms. We fully support our farms and sell their products here, as well. We also offer holiday and special occasion baking, including cakes, pies, and cookies.

We are accessible and kid friendly. We also have water bowls for your four-legged friends to hydrate themselves.

Gretchen, the owner of Baked, which opened its doors this year on Deerfield Avenue, has been baking for 36 years. She was taught by the elderly, Amish, and Mennonite communities. Our chef, Eric Damkoehler, has 17 years experience and attended New England Culinary Institute.

We are open 7 days a week!

Sunday-Wednesday 6:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday-Saturday 6:30 AM - 8:30 PM

Follow us on Facebook or Instagram (@bakedatthefalls) where we tempt you with photos of our delicious baked goods!

Contact Baked: 413-489-3139 or

Click here for more info.

Anne Campbell DesignAnne Campbell Design

For twenty years, I've been helping businesses and nonprofits build clean, beautiful websites that are easy to use and easy to update. Your website is the face that your business presents to the world, and it should reflect your unique style and voice. Through custom design and friendly advice, I'll help you show that face to the world in the best light.


I help my clients demystify the world of technology. My goal is for you to feel confident about your website so you can focus on your business. I can handle all the details for you, or teach you to make website updates yourself - whatever works best with your interests, schedule, and budget. I also offer web hosting, including personal support for any technical issues.

Do you need a logo, business card, brochure, sign, or other printed materials? Consistent graphic design is crucial to a professional image, and I can create a look and feel that best represents your business - and impresses your customers.

Please visit my website to see examples of my work, and contact me any time for a free estimate.

IMG 0473Deerfield Car & Shuttle Service, LLC

As a former treasurer and board member of the GSFABA, I can’t stress enough how the organization adds to the business community in so many ways – and by doing that - the enhancement of the entire community benefits all of us.

One example of the GSFABA helping businesses grow and create awareness for them is the business spotlight that you are viewing now. I was more than pleased to participate.

My name is Vincent P. Traina, and I am the owner and transportation coordinator of Deerfield Car & Shuttle Service, LLC, based in South Deerfield and serving clients all over western MA.

SUV in front of houseDC & SS was started during the summer of 2015. After much research and demographic studies, it became very apparent that there are a very large number of folks that are not being served in their ability to access high quality private transportation. Taxi services in western MA are designed for short trips, more expensive per mile than we are, and in most cases, not very clean. Certain more populous areas of the region can benefit from Uber and Lyft services, but there are very few based in Franklin County. Lastly, we have some very fine large bus and shuttle services, but they are certainly not cost effective or practical to transport one person or a small group to an airport or hospital, or to transport students to and from our many private school campuses.

We offer multiple services using high quality, clean and safe modes of transportation. Our drivers are mature adults and highly experienced.

Please visit our website at for more information on what we have to offer you, your friends, and your relatives.

airportOur primary service is transportation to and from the airports of New England and NYC. We can pick you up based on your schedule so you are not driven around in a van as the driver picks up other passengers along the way, in most cases making you leave your home much earlier than necessary to catch a flight.

When you arrive at the airport on your return trip, we are already there waiting for you. You can call us at the cell phone lot directly after you have gathered your luggage, and we will be at the passenger pick-up area within 5 minutes.

There is also the benefit of additional personal safety by using DC & SS. If you should be returning from a long international flight and landing at Logan International for example, driving another two and a half hours to our area possibly in the dark can be very tiring and potentially dangerous, especially for folks that cannot sleep on planes.

Mass GeneralDC & SS also caters to patients of Mass General, UMass Medical, and Baystate Medical Center hospitals, along with many others. Whether you’re just going in for tests or need round trip service for an overnight procedure – we’re here to assist you. We offer special packages for retired and active military and for patients under long-term care.


Lastly, we can also provide private transportation to casinos, Tanglewood, dinner events, parties, and to and from our many cities for all types of personal needs.

We accept all major credit cards, business and personal checks, and commercial invoicing is also available.

So please contact us at 413-665-4369 or at our website to make a reservation – we will be more than honored to receive your patronage.


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