• Committees

  • Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce Committees

    Please consider joining a committee. It’s a great way to promote your business and meet new people. For more information about our committees, email this years's Chamber President, Peter Vickery: president@amherstarea.com.

    Ambassadors

    Chair:  Chris Blauvelt

    This committee is our new business welcome wagon! Members reach out to new and existing members to learn what they are looking for from Chamber membership. The group welcomes new members and hand-delivers New Member packets. Meets monthly. This is a great opportunity to meet new businesses and introduce your business, while serving the Chamber's mission to promote the business community!

     

    After 5s

    Chair:  Georgia Moore

    Our After 5 events provide the opportunity for members to meet one another and build valuable business relationships, and serve to showcase our members' products and services. To find out more about hosting an After 5, email president@amherstarea.com.

    Annual Dinner

    Chair:  Tiffany Raines, PeoplesBank

    The Annual Dinner committee plans the Chamber's annual A+ Awards dinner. Planning usually begins in November or December for dinner in early fall. Meets monthly November – March, then bi-weekly or weekly until event. One wrap-up meeting is held after the event. The A+ Awards is the largest networking event of its kind in Hampshire County, bringing nearly 300 people together each year to celebrate some of the best and brightest people in the Amherst area. Get involved in this community/business event, while promoting your business and your role, and have a great time planning the biggest party of the year!

    Golf Tournament

    Chair:  Heidi Flanders

    The Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament is one of the area's best loved tournaments. Golfers and those with golf tournament experience are particularly appreciated, but golf experience is not required to help with this venture. Each year, over 120 golfers come out to support the Chamber and its contribution, along with Cooley Dickinson Hospital, of 2 scholarships to the Amherst Regional High School Business program.  

    Government Affairs

    Chair:  Peter Vickery

    One of the Chamber's most important committees. Reviews town meeting warrants, ballot issues, etc., and makes recommendations for Chamber endorsement. Meets on an as needed basis to address any issues, laws, and mandates that affect Amherst and local commerce. This committee gives you the opportunity to share your views, voice your opinion and help make a difference for local businesses in the Amherst area.

    Margarita Madness

    Chair:  Youssef Fadel, New England Promotional Marketing

    Margarita Madness is held each March and is one of the Chamber's most profitable events.  The committee meets November through March in a casual relaxed atmosphere.

    Merry Maple Celebration

    Co-Chair:  Michele Johnson, Michele's Team at Jones Group

    This committee of holiday elves plans the annual holiday lighting of the Merry Maple tree on the 1st Friday in December. Meets from September through the event. This festive committee is looking for creative volunteers to help make Amherst's downtown festive during the holiday season.

    Taste of Amherst

    Chair – Aaron Jolly, The Pub

    Is there anything better than food, fun, music, and sun? No? Then the Taste of Amherst committee is for you! Held every June, the committee meets monthly starting in December and more frequently until the event to discuss changes, enhancements, and upgrades to the event. This is a dynamic and regionally popular event with over 20,000 visitors each year. This is an excellent opportunity to get involved in the area's premier community/business event, while promoting your business.