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Announcing Margarita Madness 2021

Announcing Margarita Madness 2021 Margarita Madness is back on Thursday, August 19, 2021 at the Young Men’s Club of Hadley, an outdoor venue that provides flexibility. Mix, mingle, and network at our largest signature event of the year! Enjoy an evening of tasty delectable Margaritas and vote for your favorite. Local restaurants showcase their fare and…

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Announcing the 18th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

The 18th Annual Charity Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, July 23, 2021 at Cold Spring Orchards in Belchertown to Support Friends of Children (FoC) and the Amherst Area Chamber & Cooley Dickinson Health Care Scholarship Program

The Chamber will donate a portion of the proceeds to the Friends of Children (FoC). Friends of Children is fully dedicated to improving the lives of children and young adults impacted by foster care or juvenile-justice involvement. Our relationships with young people connect us to their stories and ground us in their perspectives.

In addition, the Chamber will partner once again with Cooley Dickinson Health Care, to award four $1,000 scholarships to four deserving seniors from Amherst Regional, Hopkins Academy, Belchertown High School, and Frontier Regional School pursuing business and/or healthcare-related studies, in an institution of higher education.

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World Economic Forum: Our recovery from the coronavirus crisis must have gender empowerment at its heart

According to the World Economic Forum women’s leadership is critical for an inclusive, resilient and sustainable global economic recovery. It is paramount to harness women’s full potential as leaders, innovators and agents of industrial and environmental change.

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Meet Lisa

Lisa Totz, LT Consulting

Lisa Totz of LT Consulting, a leading local technical consultant working with businesses, especially through the pandemic to adapt to growth – new opportunities, new business practices (online ordering), new requirements, supply chain issues, quarantines, regulations and more.

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Meet Ana

Ana Lourdes Artiga Paredes, El Comalito

Ana Lourdes Artiga Paredes, an experienced restaurateur who went from busser and prep, to chef and now to Owner and President. Ana, an immigrant from El Salvador came to America for a better life for her then 5-year-old son. Today she has two minority-owned restaurants, El Comalito Amherst (100% Women-owned) and El Comalito Easthampton (co-owned with her son, Fernando).

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Meet Yves

Yves Salomon-Fernandez, Greenfield Community College

Yves Salomon-Fernandez, President, Greenfield Community College, a recognized thought leader, writing and speaking on issues related to reinventing higher education, rural innovation, equity, and women’s leadership.

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Meet Donna

Donna Haghighat, The Women's Fund of Western Massachusetts

Donna Haghighat, CEO of the Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts, examining the concepts that define a woman’s economic security through asset mapping.

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Meet Joanna

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Joanna Ballantine, Financial Services Representative of The Davis Financial Group, April Luncheon Sponsor, will moderate the panel while offering her perspective on women and finance.

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