Member Events

Monthly Breakfasts

Held monthly on a Friday morning from 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. except in July and August in several locations. Usually attended by 120-140 members and guests. Program content varies from local spotlights and issues to regional and statewide. Sponsorship opportunities are available.

Upcoming Breakfasts:  (Please This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. your RSVP):

Friday, April 24 @ Chandler's Restaurant @ Yankee Candle Village, So. Deerfield

Something different for our April 24 breakfast – local authors! We offer a panel of three published writers who will each give a short taste of their work. The breakfast will be held at Chandler’s Restaurant at Yankee Candle Village from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. 
Marguerite Willis lives in Charlemont and her book is A Grandmother’s Essays on Education. This provocative book offers an important challenge to American education today as the author looks at it via three generational narratives. She does not shy away from delving more deeply into those interconnections and how they potentially affect our children in the educational world they now inhabit. Readers of contemporary issues will be drawn to this book's broad appeal across the generations as the author asks questions that include: How and why are our children unfamiliar with the world? Why can't schools recognize various kinds of intelligence? How will our children get jobs? Who gets marginalized? She is practical and resourceful as she makes convincing points for choices and changes in education.
Rob Peck of Greenfield has entertained us before with his juggling and talents in motivational speaking but he has turned his energy into a very readable and contemporary book called It’s A Juggle Out There, a guide to a better balanced and more fulfilling life. It combines humorous anecdotes with pragmatic tips to have less stress in our lives. It offers release and relax techniques to become less self-critical and learning to practice Kind Management. He states that technology can bring us together or pull us apart; the key is knowing when to plug in and when to unplug. “Less stress, more zest!”
Marian Kelner, also from Greenfield, has published two recent books and will discuss May We Be Like the Penguin and  holding on to what’s precious no matter the storms, no matter the cold. The book was published in 2014 and contains essays, memoirs, poetry, and collected writings about respect for nature, humanity and personal growth. The flyleaf describes her work as precise and pertinent to universal views as well as the mysteries of everyday life. The book is eclectic, humorous and thought-provoking. April is National Poetry Month so we hope you’ll celebrate it with us and these three talented authors among us.

Reserve by April 17 by calling (413) 773-5463. Chamber members $13.00 or non-members $16.00.



What a way to spark up a cold winter evening! Thursday, March 12, 5-7 p.m.
Berkshire Brewing Company
12 Railroad Street, South Deerfield
Complimentary hors d'oeuvres by Chandler's Restaurant
And complimentary BBC beer    
Who could ask for more?     
$10 FCCC members, $15 non-members
Please make reservations by This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (413) 773-5463

Evening opportunities to network with your peers and potential new customers. Held in various locations two to three times during the year.


This 4-week workshop will assist individuals in setting financial and investment goals.  Learn how to save, invest and work toward your goals.  Whether you are just starting out or want to learn something new, the workshop will give you realworld strategies that are easy to follow.
The workshop is hosted by Edward Jones Financial Advisor David McFadden of Greenfield. Edward Jones, a Fortune 500 company, provides financial services for individual investors in the United States and through its affiliate in Canada. Every aspect of the firm's business, from the types of investment options offered to the location of branch offices, is designed to cater to individual investors in the communities in which they live and work. Contact David for more info, (413) 773-8063  or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
February 24,  March 2,  March 9,  March 16
Franklin County Chamber of Commerce
395 Main Street, Greenfield

Video Links - We are most appreciative of the staff at Greenfield Community Television (GCTV) for their willingness to videotape our monthly breakfast programs. Here's a link to our  events.

FCCC Annual Meeting - June 21, 2013
Sec. of Transportation Davey - May 24, 2013
National Poetry Month with Paul Richmond - April 19, 2013
Creative Economy Summit 4 - March 22, 2013
Franklin County's Employment Future - February 22, 2013
Reinventing Your Business - January 18, 2013
The Recorder's 2012 Citizen of the Year - December 22, 2012