The Greater Shelburne Falls Area Business Association (GSFABA) serves the businesses and towns of the western Franklin County with a wide range of programs and services.
Tour our site, learn about how the GSFABA can serve you, and become a member to help our region’s businesses, economy and communities to grow and prosper.
Mohawk Trail 100th Anniversary
The Mohawk Trail, which opened in 1914, is celebrating its 100th Anniversary! As a part of that celebration, a partnership of business associations, tourism groups and chambers of commerce, including GSFABA, are working together to promote the region with a unified message about the Trail through co-branding and marketing. The collaborative effort will promote community development and tourism in central and western Massachusetts.
The Greater Shelburne Falls Area Business Association (GSFABA) is working with the Mohawk Trail Partners to promote tourism the length of the Mohawk Trail Region from Athol to Williamstown. GSFABA is reaching out to area businesses and organizations to take advantage of a great cross-promotional opportunity to attract customers. Each retail shop, restaurant, tourist spot or recreational venue would offer a special item, service or meal for $19.14 during the promotional time period. The GSFABA promotional time period is October 1 - December 31, 2014. Visitors will be encouraged to Shop the Trail, Dine the Trail, and Explore the Trail for its 100th Anniversary.
Participation is FREE to GSFABA Members and $30 for non-members. Click here to get the sign up form.
Please contact Mary Vilbon at the GSFABA at 413-625-2526 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Businesses, Organizations, and Residents in the region: Celebrate the Fall season and the 100th Anniversary of the Mohawk Trail by getting into the spirit of the season and building a scarecrow that shows your creative fun side. You can create your scarecrow to show you hobbies/interests or showcase the purpose of your organization/business or to advertise an upcoming regional event you are hosting. Scarecrows will be collected and placed along the Mohawk Trail. Please click here to view details and fill out the form to participate. You may also contact Mary Vilbon at 413-625-2526 or email email@example.com for more information.
Visitors and Residents: Come travel the Mohawk Trail Friday, October 17 through Sunday, October 19 to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Mohawk Trail and view the wonderful scarecrows our residents, businesses and organizations created to celebrate our region and the history of the Mohawk Trail.
Mark Your Calendar for Upcoming Events
GSFABA Fall Breakfast -- Friday October 31st at 7:30 to 9:00 AM
Our breakfasts are open to members and non-members. Meet new friends and network while enjoying a wonderful breakfast at a local establishment. Hear about what the Greater SFABA has been up to and is planning for the year.
Artwalk -- Saturday, November 1, 4:00 to 8:00 PM
GSFABA sponsors 4-themed Art Walks each year in Shelburne Falls. Each walk highlights the Village's Cultural District, promotes the businesses in the community, and shows off the works of the region's artists that are displayed in local galleries and stores.