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The Greater Shelburne Falls Area Business Association sponsors annual events to promote the region, bring business to our town centers, and celebrate our vibrant communities. For a full listing of events in the region, visit ShelburneFalls.com.

BAH logo for web onlyBusiness After Hours (BAH) is a networking and educational event coordinated by the Greater Shelburne Falls Area Business Association. These events provide helpful information and networking opportunities to its members. Members of the GSFABA are encouraged to host BAH, if they have the ability to do so, to expose their business to other members, and help in this mission to unite the community.

Watch for Updates to 2018 Dates for Business After Hours in June, September and December

Time is always 5-7 pm

$5 for Members | $8 for Non-Members

(Once published, dates and locations subject to change. Go to shelburnefalls.com for the most up-to-date information.)

Interested in hosting a Business After Hours at your business? Click here to download the Business After Hours Host Form.

Thank you to our sponsor!
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breakfastspeaker2014croppedEach Spring and Fall, the GSFABA hosts a breakfast and annual meeting. Members and non-members are welcome to join to eat, network, and hear updates and projections for the Business Association.

Spring Breakfast:

Friday, May 4, 7:30-9 am

 

Fall Breakfast: 

Friday, October 26, 7:30-9 am

 

Mark your calendars and watch for more details!

mass of runners on bridge stSaturday, August 11, 2018

Come out to Shelburne Falls for one of the toughest 8Ks in New England, or walk or run in the Charity 3K, sponsored by Steve Lewis Subaru.

Visit our race page  •  Volunteer

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Online registration opens March 16, 2018, closes August 8, 2018 at 5pm.

Registration after August 8 can happen on Friday, August 10 at the pre-race spaghetti supper or the morning of the race on Saturday, August 11.

Overview of Race Fees:

8K and 3K: Age 19 and under pay their age; 70+ is free

8K, Ages 20 to 69:

3/16 – 5/31: $30.00
6/1 – 6/31: $35.00
7/1 – 8/8: $40.00
8/10 and 8/11: $45.00

3K, Ages 20 to 69:

3/16-5/31: $20.00
6/1 – 6/31: $25.00
7/1 – 8/8: $30.00
8/10 and 8/11: $35.00

2018 Race Shirts final

Optional commemorative shirts:

Shirt ordering with registration closes on Friday, July 27th at Midnight. Shirts are not included in the registration fee. Tech shirts are available in Unisex and Women's Cut, and the NEW Long Sleeve cotton shirt is available in Unisex only.

Fundraising Options for 2018

The race continues to partner with local charities and runners have 3 engagement options:

  1. You can state that you are happy the race supports good works, and not direct funds to any specific charity.
  2. You can specifically direct funds to one the participating charities (see this year's options below)
  3. You can actively fundraise through a customized pledge page.

The 2018 Charity Partners are: (in order of joining the race)

DIALSelfDIAL/SELF Youth & Community Services is a community-based non-profit agency that has been serving the youth and communities of Western MA since 1977. Providing a wide array of services that foster youth empowerment and community service. Over the course of the last three decades, thousands of area youth have been served by the agency in Franklin and Hampshire Counties and the North Quabbin Region.

CancerConnectionCancer Connection provides a haven where people with cancer, their loved ones and caregivers can learn to cope with the physical and emotional turmoil that is part of a cancer diagnosis and to explore ways to enhance their strength, their hope and their care through support groups, integrative therapies, creative activities and education. All services are offered free of charge.

ArtGardenThe Art Garden serves the rural hilltowns of western Massachusetts, creating a bridge between community art practices and contemporary art thinking. They provide low-cost, sliding scale, and free cultural programming for the community. They create a nurturing, non-judgmental, and inspirational environment where people of all ages and experience engage in the creative process, and explore and exchange ideas through individual and collaborative art-making.

FriendsOfChildrenFriends of Children is a nonprofit organization dedicated to impacting the lives of hundreds of children each year by working to bring security and hope to abused and neglected children in the foster care system. The mission of Friends of Children is to serve the needs of children through individual case advocacy and support of coordinated programs and policies to improve their lives. Our vision is that all children, especially those who are most vulnerable, have the opportunity to reach their fullest potential. We believe all children have the right to safe, consistent and nurturing homes in which to live, as well as access to essential services and quality educational opportunities that will allow them to succeed.

The Northwest Massachusetts Incident Management Team (NWMIMT) is a volunteer public safety management team. Our mission is to provide resources in manpower, equipment, and management expertise to assist a community in the mitigation of emergency situations. Most of our members are career or volunteer firefighters, but an increasing number are coming to us from the private sector. Within western Massachusetts, southern Vermont, and southern New Hampshire, we respond when a disaster or other emergency incident exceeds the local community’s ability to effectively manage the response. When assisting these communities, our services are free of charge, provided under mutual aid agreements.

bridge dinner collage 201618th Annual Iron Bridge Dinner
Sunday, August 26, 2018
Iron Bridge, 6:00 PM

(Seating at 5:30 PM)

 

Modeled after a similar community dinner in France, this unique event features a single table set with linens and china for 400 people along the entire span of the Iron Bridge over the Deerfield River that connects the towns of Buckland and Shelburne.

Email info@shelburnefalls.com to be added to the Iron Bridge Dinner email list and receive notifications about ticket sales.

Interested in sponsoring this event? View our sponsor options and contact the GSFABA today at 413-625-2526 or info@shelburnefalls.com.

Friday, November 23, 2018

bridge moonlight magicMoonlight Magic has become a traditional event across the region. It is the kick-off to the holiday season that includes Lighting of the Village, the Parade of Lights, Santa’s Workshop, carolers, and street performers.

Interested in vendor, sponsorship, or parade opportunities at Moonlight Magic?

Download the 2018 Moonlight Magic Vendor Form (not yet available) and return it to GSFABA with payment no later than Friday, November 9, 2018. Checks can be made payable to Greater Shelburne Falls Area Business Association. 

The 2018 Moonlight Magic event will feature a parade of lights. Anyone can enter a float into the parade for free. Line up is at 4:45 pm at the Lamson property, and the parade will kick off at 5:15 pm. To participate in the parade of lights, complete this form (starting Summer 2018).

Sponsorship opportunities will be available and range from $30.00 to $750.00+. Our most popular option is the lamp post tag which markets your business AND decorates the village. Click here for a full list of sponsorship opportunities.  

Forms can be mailed to P.O. Box 42, Shelburne Falls, MA 01370 or emailed to info@shelburnefalls.com

Visit the 2018 Moonlight Magic event page for updated events and happenings! It'll be live Summer 2018.

Events

Mark your calendars with these exciting events happening this year*:

Spring Breakfast:
Friday, May 4, 7:30-9 am

40th Bridge of Flowers Classic Road Race:
Saturday, August 11, 8 am

17th Annual Iron Bridge Dinner:
Sunday, August 26, 5:30 pm

Fall Breakfast:
Friday, October 26, 7:30-9 am

Moonlight Magic:
Friday, November 23, 4-9 pm

Business After Hours 
3rd Thursdays in June, September, and December. 

*Events subject to change.

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