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Welcome to the Chamber.

Proudly serving Amherst, Hadley, Belchertown, Sunderland, Leverett, Shutesbury, and Pelham.

Building Business.  Building Community.

About Us

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.

Virtual Lighting of the Merry Maple

The tradition continues in Amherst! The annual lighting of the Merry Maple will once again brighten up our downtown with a livestream of Santa arriving to flick the switch. In an effort to keep us all healthy and safe, our program is going virtual!

A+ Awards

The Chamber gives A+ Awards to individuals and organizations that enrich the life of the community through their work in education, business, and civic engagement across the area that the Chamber serves (Amherst, Belchertown, Hadley, Leverett, Pelham, Shutesbury, and Sunderland) and the Pioneer Valley as a whole.

Support Diverse Local Businesses

The Chamber prides itself on celebrating diversity and fostering a culture of equity and inclusion in our workplaces. This listing of area businesses self-identified as woman, LGBTQ+, or minority- owned empowers consumers to support these local businesses.

What’s Open?

This "Open for Business" list compiled by the Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce & Amherst Business Improvement District (BID) lets community members know what services are available in the community as businesses adapt in response to COVID-19.

COVID-19 Resources for Business

A One-Stop-Shop Resource for Amherst area businesses with the latest information, guidance, and funding sources related.

Meet the Team

Lynn Gray

Board President

Claudia Pazmany

Executive Director

John Page

Marketing and Membership Manager

Testimonial

"Thank you! The Leverett Village Co-op joining the Chamber has been a wonderful way to attract more shoppers AND led to our being one of the winners of the WRSI advertising contest. So exciting! The post you shared on Facebook got about ten times more views than our regular posts and business increased after your email. Amazing."

- Leverett Village Coop, New Member, May 2020

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