AACC members are invited to attend this intriguing series of moderated panel discussions. They are co-produced by the Chamber and the Amherst BID and are designed to address public policy issues that impact businesses both in downtown Amherst and the wider Amherst area. The series are called Business Leadership for Amherst Area Strategies, or "BLAAST" for short. Please mark your calendars for the balance of the schedule ahead; each one promises to be highly-informative. (Note - topics, participants and time(s) may be subject to amendment)
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Women in Leadership (Panelists TBA)
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Workforce: The Next Generation (Panelists TBA)
Location: Amherst Works
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Amherst Town Meeting Warrant Review (Panelists TBA)
Join the Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce and Light the Night in Amherst
The Merry Maple Celebration on the Town Common
Friday, December 2, 2016 3:00 -6:30 pm
Merry Maple Festival
3:00 pm -Fire Station Open House:Visit the Amherst Fire Department and experience a life-size fire engine with all its bells and whistles. The Amherst Police Department willgive kids an opportunity to check out a genuine Amherst police cruiser, also enjoy face painting too!
4:30 - 5:30 pm - Craft Room:Face painting and craft for the kids. (Town Room in Town Hall)
4:30 pm - Amherst Regional Middle School Chorus (front steps of Amherst Town Hall)
4:45 pm - Lighting of the Merry Maple tree by the Amherst BID! (Town Common)
5:30 pm - Minuteman Marching Band parade: Santa will be escorted by the Amherst Fire Department. Sing-a-longs and loads of fun for everyone.
6:30 pm - Visit with Santa: March to Amherst Historical Museum, at the Strong House (located next to the Jones Library) and have your picturetaken with Santa and enjoy cookies.
The Amherst Area Chamber and the Amherst Business Improvement District presents the annual Merry Maple celebration on December 2, 2016.
Please come join us during the traditional lighting of the downtown tree on the Amherst Commons.
The Amherst Fire Station will have an open house, followed by hay rides from Muddy Brook Farms, crafts in the Amherst Town Hall for children, the Amherst Regional Middle School Chorus will join us on the front steps of the Town Hall and warm the air with holidays songs. All can enjoy the UMass Marching Band followed by the big moment, the tree lighting.
Hot Apple Cider Doughnuts and will be sold by the Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce, donated by Atkins Farms Country Market.