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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.

Curent Initiatives

Community COVID-19 Testing

By John Page | December 9, 2020 | Comments Off on Community COVID-19 Testing

As part of the state’s expansion of testing, the university is providing free COVID-19 tests for local community members starting Monday, Dec. 14. Tests will be offered by appointment only at the Public Health Promotion Center (PHPC) at the Mullins Center.

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Cultural Organization Economic Recovery Program

By John Page | December 8, 2020 | Comments Off on Cultural Organization Economic Recovery Program

Massachusetts Cultural Council Offers Cultural Organization Economic Recovery Program

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COVID-19 Update, New Orders, Grant Opportunities, and Testing

By John Page | December 8, 2020 | Comments Off on COVID-19 Update, New Orders, Grant Opportunities, and Testing

COVID-19 Update, New Orders, Grant Opportunities, and Testing

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Statewide Rollback to Phase Three, Step One, Additional Restrictions Effective December 13th

By John Page | December 8, 2020 | Comments Off on Statewide Rollback to Phase Three, Step One, Additional Restrictions Effective December 13th

Governor Baker Announces New Restrictions Statewide for Capacity, Mask Compliance and Distancing Due to Increased Cases, Hospitalizations

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MA Small Business Grant Opportunities through MGCC

By John Page | November 9, 2020 | Comments Off on MA Small Business Grant Opportunities through MGCC

MA Small Business Recovery Grants Administered through MGCC

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Regional Small Business COVID Recovery Grants Program

By John Page | October 30, 2020 | Comments Off on Regional Small Business COVID Recovery Grants Program

Pioneer Valley Planning Commission has been awarded federal funds through the CARES Act to support local small businesses hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Government Affairs & Policy Advocacy Committee

Kishore Parmar, Pioneer Valley Hotel Group, Chair
Jim Brassord, Amherst College
Alex Laguerra Sierra, Amherst Innovative Living
Hannah Rechtshaffen, The Mill District
Aelan Tierney, Kuhn Riddle Architects
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