• 2019 A+ Awards Dinner

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    Name: 2019 A+ Awards Dinner
    Date: October 3, 2019
    Time: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT
    Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
    Event Description:


    Thursday, October 3, 2019
    Hadley Farms Meeting House

    Tickets  $80
    Reserved Table of 10 $750 

    Each year, the Chamber takes a moment to collectively celebrate the outstanding achievements of community members and entities that contribute to the growth and well-being of the place we choose to work and live.  The Amherst Area Chamber seeks to honor those in our community that lives out the Chamber's mission 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.

    2019 Awardees

    Lifetime Achievement Award
    Parmar Family, Pioneer Valley Hotel Group
    Leader in Innovation
    Amherst Innovative Living
    Leader in Sustainability
    Laura Draucker, Amherst College
    Young Professional Award
    Carolyn Forcade, Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship at UMass Amherst & The Travel Unicorn
    Community Service
    Lisa Solowiej and Jocelyn Potter, Neighborhood Food Project at Amherst Survival Center
    Chamber MVP
    Jessye Deane, Community Action Pioneer Valley & F45 Training Hampshire Meadows
    Read full press release about awardees and their accomplishments here.

    Description of 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. 


    Hadley Farms Meeting House
    41 Russell Street
    Hadley, MA
    Date/Time Information:
    Thursday, October 3, 2019
    Contact Information:
    Amherst Area Chamber
    $80 Individual 
    $750 Table of 10
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