Project Relaunch The Amherst Area Chamber is proud to bring to you our Gift Card of the Amherst Area. We are excited to begin adding new merchants to our program. Contact the Chamber office to learn more!
The Rotary Club of Amherst is planning to host it's annual COVAC Benefit Bike Ride on Sunday, September 13th. The event will begin and end at the Hatfield Lions Club pavilion on Billing Way. There is a social time at the end of the ride where riders enjoy a Hatfield grown baked potato fest, local beer and music. Proceeds from this ride support the Good Works Fund that benefits local charities and student scholarships.
Registration and start time is between 7:00 and 9:00 a.m The starting and ending point is at the Hatfield Lions Club pavilion in Hatfield MA. There will be a 25, 50, 75, and 100 mile loops bringing riders through Whatley, Deerfield, Greenfield, Sunderland. Northfield and Vernon Vermont.
Ribbon Cutting September 2nd 2015 71 North Pleasant St Basement in the rear
Let's give a warm welcome to one of our newsest members Haven Foods, LLC. Nathan Cartel owner an operater of this fabulous Paleo style food will be delighted for all to see what he has to offer. Nathan creates gourment foods using only local an organic products. He provides home delivery or pick up. Please take the time to support Nathan and his new business endeavor. Be sure to visit his website as well HERE
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!
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September 9th After 5 365 South Pleasant St. Amherst, MA
Please join the Chamber at our next wonderful networking event. The Amherst Golf Club is pleased to host our September After 5. Members can enjoy a picturesque setting with wonderful views and delightful appetizers. Attendees will receive a complimentary round of golf voucher and can participate in a putting contest. Established in 1900, the semi-private Amherst Golf Club is owned by Amherst College and run independently by an incorporated community group of dedicated golfers. The beautifully maintained 9-hole layout, which tests all skill levels, was designed by Walter Hatch, an assistant of the famed Donald Ross, and later renovated by Geoffrey Cornish. Mark this on your calendars. Barbie BeQue one our new members, will be attending that evening and will be enticing you to spin the prize wheel to play the Valley Trivia Challenge. Don't forget to REGISTER
Amherst Area Chamber Breakfast
Registration begins at 7:15 A.M.
Please join the Amherst Area Chamber on September 18th for breakfast with our special guest speaker Ryan Bamford, from the University of Massachusetts, Director of Athletics. Registration begins at 7:15 am and at that time you will have the opportunity to meet Ryan. Please support the Chamber and send Ryan a warm welcome by attending. Thank you to Courtyard by Marriott for hosting this event.
Ryan has an extensive background in college athletics and was an intricate member of the senior leadership team at Georgia Tech, prior to UMass. He has created great energy to the Department of Athletics and we wish him success in his future with the University. Register here
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.