Strengthening small businesses for a vibrant rural economy

Hilltown CDC supports economic development in the Hilltowns by fostering the start-up and growth of local businesses, which strengthens the local economy and creates more local jobs. We offer FREE classes to all Hilltown residents and free business consulting to both existing and prospective small businesses.

Individualized technical assistance is available on a variety of subjects including:

  • Business Planning

  • Marketing

  • Bookkeeping

  • Tax Preparation

  • Payroll

  • POS Services

Hilltown CDC also partners with the Southern Hilltown Adult Education Center (SHAEC) and the Jacob’s Ladder Business Association (JLBA) to offer dozens of FREE classes year-round in business marketing, bookkeeping, administration, and more. Classes are cross-listed on our events page and on the SHAEC website and publicized through our monthly Hilltown Small Business e-Newsletter.

Local businesses may also list their services in the Hilltown Business Directory which is distributed annually to 15,000 Hilltown households in 23 towns.

Contact Michele Kenney, Economic Development Coordinator at or 413-354-1055 for more information about our business consulting, marketing assistance, and educational services.

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2019 Hilltown Business Directory

Find what you need Locally

Looking for a handyman or local contractor? What about a land surveyor, mechanic, web developer or yoga instructor? Whatever products or services you need, you can find it in the Hilltown Business Directory!

Find over 300 businesses in 23 towns in our printed book and searchable online database. The Hilltown Business Directory, produced since 1984, helps us all find what we need locally. By doing business in the Hilltowns as much as possible, we keep our money circulating locally instead of sending it far away. We support the economic base of our towns, support and promote local businesses and help create local jobs for Hilltown residents.

Hilltown CDC produces the Hilltown Business Directory exclusively with funding from paid advertisements and listings. Please tell Hilltown businesses that you found them in the Hilltown Business Directory.

Interested in listing your business?

You can add your business to the online directory anytime by contacting Michele Kenney, Economic Development Coordinator at or 413-354-1055.

The printed Hilltown Business Directory is published once a year; it is distributed in January to 15,000 households in 23 towns. Your listing for the next printed Hilltown Business Directory should be submitted by mid-September for January publication. Click here for the reservation form.

The Hilltown Business Directory can include any business located in the Towns of Ashfield, Becket, Blandford, Chester, Chesterfield, Cummington, Dalton, Goshen, Granville, Haydenville, Hinsdale, Huntington, Middlefield, Montgomery, Peru, Plainfield, Russell, Washington, Westhampton, Williamsburg, Windsor and Worthington, or any business whose owner resides in these towns. 

Join Over 300 hilltown businesses in the Hilltown Business Directory!
What will 15,000 hilltown households buy from you?