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The Franklin County Chamber Board of Directors is seeking a creative, experienced, and dynamic individual to become the next Executive Director for the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce and Franklin County Regional Tourism Council.

The Executive Director is responsible for all programs and activities of the Chamber; being a leader in economic development; establishing and building relationships with business and industry leaders; and leading efforts to market the region's tourism assets.

The successful candidate will possess strong administrative, interpersonal and organizational skills, fundraising and marketing experience, and political acuity; a Bachelor's degree; and 3-5 years of demonstrated successful experience in planning, development and fundraising. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Full benefits package. Position is full time.

Please send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to:

Executive Director Search
Franklin County Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 6, Deerfield, MA 01342-006
or to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by April 29, 2022.

We are getting the new Visitors Information Center in Historic Deerfield ready to open at the end of April.  Do you love Franklin County and want to share it with visitors?  See below for more details.

VISITOR INFORMATION CENTER
VOLUNTEER JOB DESCRIPTION

DESCRIPTION

The Visitor Information Center Volunteer will be an integral member of the Franklin County Regional Tourism Council’s team by being a first point of contact for visitors to the area and offering valuable information on what the region has to offer. In this position, volunteers will provide accurate information on area resources, directions, accommodations, restaurants, and special events.

The Franklin County Visitor Center is located in the heart of Historic Deerfield at 79 Old Main Street and serves 26 Towns in Franklin County and also carries official state tourism information as well as booklets from other Regional Tourism Councils across the state.


DUTIES
• Meet and greet visitors
• Answer visitor questions related to Franklin County resources, attractions, events, accommodations, and other related topics.
• Use brochures/maps/handouts or google to answer questions about the area
• Request visitors sing up for our mailing list and include email address and city and state
• Assist in restocking brochure shelves and keep space tidy and clean
• Work cash register for souvenir purchases
• Assist in opening and closing Visitor Center
• Direct visitors to bathrooms

QUALIFICATIONS
• Be friendly, outgoing, and patient
• Have a welcoming and professional demeanor and appearance
• Have knowledge of Franklin County and be able and willing to learn about new resources and attractions
• Enjoys working with the public
• Excellent customer service
• Works well both as a team and independently

SKILLS
• General assistance
• Able to communicate information
• Working with people

The Visitor Center will be open Saturday and Sunday 10am – 4:30pm and Monday – Friday 8:30 - 4:30. Volunteer shifts most needed Fridays - Sundays.
Shifts will be from 10am - 1pm and 1pm – 5pm. Minimum committment of one shift per month.


Please direct interest to Lisa Davol - email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 413-773-5463
VisitFranklinCountyMA.org

Hello there!

You are part of a select group of people who have spent time in Franklin County, MA and care about the area—and we’d love your input! If you have a moment to spare, would you be willing to answer a few questions? We’d greatly appreciate your time!  

ArtsHub Virtual Summit: “How To Recover and Thrive” provides support to artists and businesses in the Western Massachusetts Creative Economy, January 10-14, 2022

The ArtsHub Virtual Summit: How to Recover and Thrive welcomes emerging and established artists, performers, arts managers, and those in creative fields to join in a week-long series of virtual interactive workshops, training, and networking sessions, January 10-14, 2022. The ArtsHub Virtual Summit, designed to provide tools to help those working in creative fields recover from the disruption created by the pandemic and learn how to position their business to thrive as the economy recovers, will have daily sessions with guest speakers at 10AM, 12 Noon, and 6PM ET .

We are grateful to Senator Jo Comerford for her efforts to secure COVID relief funds for Franklin County and look forward to distributing them among various businesses throughout the County.  Read more here. 

 

The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to keeping our local dollars local and to support that mission, we are proud to announce the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce Gift Card program.

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Head to Franklin County and leave life behind for the afternoon or weekend. Take to the rolling hills, lush river valleys, and charming towns of western Massachusetts to unwind. Here are eight transcendent views to start you off.  Read more

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With Franklin County’s rural landscape featuring more than 75 percent of its acreage in forest and open land, it is no surprise that winter recreation abounds. Whether your destination is a resort or multi-activity facility or a quiet pond, the most rural county in Massachusetts is sure to please. From downhill and cross-country skiing to snowshoeing and snowmobiling, we’ve got your winter adventures covered. Bring your sports equipment and hit one of the many state forest trails, or travel light and check out the full-service options at Berkshire East or Northfield Mountain. Make it a weekend and stay at a cozy inn or rustic cabin and dine out for delicious meals of locally sourced foods and be sure to sample local micro brews, wine, or spirits. Read more

“Our Chamber membership is one of the important ways that we place value on our relationships with other business owners and with our community. “ Bruce Lessels, Zoar Outdoor
“Chamber membership helps keep my staff in contact with the local business community through their seminars and events.” – Michael Tucker, Greenfield Cooperative Bank
     
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