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Legislative Breakfast

Every year the Chamber's Legislative Breakfast brings together business, civic, and community leaders to discuss the latest policy developments at the state and local level. The guests traditionally include state representatives and state senators representing the seven towns in the Amherst area, together with executive-branch officials.

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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2020 Virtual Legislative Breakfast

By John Page | October 30, 2020 | Comments Off on 2020 Virtual Legislative Breakfast

Thank you to Congressman McGovern, Senators Comerford and Lesser, and Representatives Blais, Carey, and Domb for taking the time to share a bit with members of our community. Their words served as wind in their sails of our members to keep fighting the good fight. Their steadfast commitment to our region and strong advocacy for…

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Western Mass Celebration to Speak at Chamber Legislative Breakfast

By John Page | October 17, 2020 | Comments Off on Western Mass Celebration to Speak at Chamber Legislative Breakfast

The Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Legislative Breakfast — Virtual Edition An opportunity to hear directly from the leaders that represent the Amherst area in Congress and on Beacon Hill. Our discussion will focus on government response to the COVID-19 public health crisis and economic recovery as well as our legislator’s vision for economic…

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Chamber 2019 Legislative Breakfast Highlights New Electeds and Brings Region Together

By John Page | October 27, 2019 | Comments Off on Chamber 2019 Legislative Breakfast Highlights New Electeds and Brings Region Together

In 2019, the Amherst Area had several candidates elected that were serving in their first term. Locally, in Amherst, the inaugural Town Council was finishing up their first year with Lynn Griesemer serving as the first President of the Council. Likewise, in Hadley, Christian Stanley was serving as Select Board Chair in his first year…

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Noteable Keynote Speakers in Recent Years

Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito
Senator Jo Comerford
Senator Eric Lesser
Representative Dan Carey (2nd Hampshire)
Representative Mindy Domb (3rd Hampshire)
Representative Natalie M. Blais (1st Franklin District)

Government Affairs & Policy Advocacy Committee

Jim Brassord, Amherst College
Alex Laguerra Sierra, Amherst Innovative Living
Hannah Rechtshaffen, The Mill District
Aelan Tierney, Kuhn Riddle Architects
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