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The mission of the Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce is to create, maintain and promote a vital, thriving business climate throughout the Amherst area and to initiate and support the civic, educational, recreational and economic well being of the Amherst Area.
The Chamber should be an important part of your Marketing Plan! By being involved and exercising your marketing opportunities, an Amherst Area Chamber Membership is a wise and valuable investment that will pay your business back in large dividends! To join or to learn more, call Marketing & Membership Director Kim Alli at 413-253-0700.
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The Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce is made up of over 500 member businesses, organizations, and individuals with the mission to create, maintain, and promote a vital, thriving business climate throughout the Amherst Area while also supporting its civic, educational, recreational, and economic wellbeing. There are few places in America that compare to Amherst and its surrounding area. Amherst is a town where world famous academics dine next to you at area restaurants, where it is likely you will walk past a resident rock star downtown, and where renowned artists make their homes and open museums. We've got all the rural charm and big city appeal you need.
We hope you'll agree that the Amherst Area is the Perfect Place . . . for everything!
October 1st 2015 Hadley Farms Meeting House 5:00 - 9:00
The Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce Annual A+ Awards Dinner is the social event of the year. This year we will be honoring 6 awardees for their contributions to life and commerce in the Amherst Area. Amherst League of Women Voters will receive the Chamber's Community Service award, recognizing the many contributions that this terrific group of volunteers have made to the Amherst Area in addition to their work dedicated to the circulation of information regarding voter issues to our elected officials. Boyden & Perron will receive the Chamber's Lifetime Achievement in Business award, in recognition of their 59 years of service to the Amherst Area community and their ongoing contributions to non-profits and dedication throughout our area. The Amherst Garden Club will receive one of the Chamber's Legacy awards, in celebration of what this outstanding group has accomplished, specifically in recognition of their 100th anniversary. Hampshire College will receive one of the Chamber's Legacy awards, in recognition of their decades of stewardship in South Amherst, creating a cultural district, commitment to green building and sustainability, and creation of the village center. John Thibbitts of Atkins Farms Country Market will receive the Chamber's Most Valuable Player (MVP) award, for all of his hard work producing the Chamber's signature event, Taste of Amherst, this year we celebrated its 24th year. Energia Fitness will receive the Chamber's first Young Professionals award, in recognition of their recent expansion in Hadley and their dedication to area organizations including Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Rotary Club of Amherst, and of course the Chamber. In addition, we seek to honor our two Cooley Dickinson Scholarship winners John Page and Linly Kaira.