One of the Berkshire’s most famous residents says that when he returns from his world travels and drives west toward exit two on I-90 in Lee, his “blood pressure returns to normal.” Let’s call it the “Berkshire Effect,” a sense of well-being engendered by the verdant hills and the meandering rivers. The rich cultural offerings—the world’s greatest music played by one of the leading symphony orchestras, the nation’s most famous dance festival, high quality theater offerings, outstanding museums, historic homes and so much more—further the sense that all is right with the world. Inspired by this sense of balance, National Geographic named the Berkshires one of the top ten most authentic places in the world for visitors. In the same vein, we love to tell the tale of a West Coast woman visiting a Boston hotel who asked the concierge what to see on her brief two-day trip to the Berkshires. No press agent could have come up with a better answer: “Go to Lenox, it’s a marvelous boutique; go to Stockbridge, it’s a classic photo op; then go to Lee, it’s the real Berkshires.” May we invite you to come see “the real Berkshires?”

Lee Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors 2017


President: Holly Chaffee, Porchlight VNA/Home Care
Vice President: Wayne Harris, Trustco Bank
Treasurer: Rebecca Martin, NBT Bank
Secretary: Jennifer O’Neil, Greylock
Past President: Franck Tessier, Chez Nous Bistro
At-Large: Phil Smith, Board Member Emeritus
Executive Director: Colleen Henry (ex officio)

Board of Directors

Franck Tessier Chez Nous
Holly Chaffee Porchlight VNA
Bruce Singer Devonfield Inn
Jennifer O’Neil Greylock Credit Union
Bart Collins Southern States Auto
Gloria Friedman Applegate Inn
Emmy Davis Starving Artist Café
Paula Gangell-Miller Lee Bank
Wayne Harris Trustco Bank
Joey Scapin Lee Hardware
Rebecca Martin NBT Bank
Rob Healey Chambery Inn
Paul Face Salmon Run
Marilyn Kelly Board Member Emerita
Mary McGinnis Board Member Emerita
Phil Smith Board Member Emeritus
Town of Lee

Town of Lee

Lee Town Government