A+ Awards Dinner
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.
Save the date for the 2019 Annual A+ Awards Dinner: Thursday, October 3, 2019 at the Hadley Farms Meeting House.
The A+ Awards
Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an individual for their outstanding contributions to the Amherst Area over their career and the lasting impact their work will have on future generations.
Leader in Innovation Award recognizes entrepreneurs who craft creative solutions and redefine the way Amherst lives, works, and learns.
Leader in Sustainability Award recognizes a business, organization, or individual for their contribution to creating a sustainable Amherst, preserving and ensuring its vitality for future generations.
Young Professional Award honors a young professional who has a positive presence in and has made a significant impact in the Amherst Area.
Community Service Award honors a business, non-profit, or individual which has benefited the lives of the Amherst Area community through their work and outreach.
Chamber MVP is an individual who truly embodies the mission of the Amherst Area Chamber as a convener, connector, and catalyst for business and community development.
Call For Nominations
We will be accepting nominations for 2019 A+ Awards Honorees June 20 through July 15, 2019.
Submit a nomination here or below.
Last year, on Thursday, October 4, 2018 we honored:Lifetime AchievementFormer Congressman John OlverCommunity Service AwardCatalina Arrubla, Multi-Arts Camps for ChildrenEconomic Vitality AwardAmherst CinemaCommunity Service AwardDavid C. Dann, Village NeighborsYoung Professional AwardJen Loebel Strong, CHD’s Big Brothers Big Sisters Hampshire CountyChamber MVPKim Alli, Greenfield Savings BankThank you to PeoplesBank, our Presenting Sponsor, Giving Back since 1885.
Please visit our Facebook page for full photo album of the 220 guests who gathered to celebrate business and community.