December 10, 2018
Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce
Newsletter
IN YOUR CORNER
This week..

Happy Monday!

As we reach out to potential Chamber members and engage current members to renew, we are even more committed to the many benefits we can provide. In planning our events, programs and advocacy for the New year, they should be centered around these very benefits that serve the unique needs of our Amherst Area business community. Please be sure to take the opportunity to take our 10 minute Chamber Survey so we can better serve YOU.

You may recall we offered a free book series and workgroup beginning in September and ending in December, based on the book, '9 Lies Holding Your Business Back' . Those members participating in our book series have found great business building support through this weekly team approach. Last week, they brainstormed ways to add value to each of their services/products for their respective clients. Eager to share news of their learnings at the end of the nine-week series. Stay tuned and let's keep working toward programs we can build to bring YOU greater benefit.

We hope to see you this Wednesday for our Annual Holiday Party at AmherstWorks . Special holiday fare provided by The Pub of Amherst , piano with Stephen Page, and some other great holiday surprises! It's not too late to register . See you there!

Claudia Pazmany
Executive Director
CHAMBER NEWS & EVENTS
YOU'RE INVITED!
OUR ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY IS BACK
Wednesday, December 12, 5-7pm
Presenting Sponsor, PeoplesBank is also back with a continued 'passion for what is possible' and we return to the beautiful space of AmherstWorks, right in the heart of our downtown to celebrate the year in
merriment and community.

Music will surround us with selections by Stephen Page and delicious holiday fare prepared by The Pub of Amherst will make the festivities complete...
and a few holiday surprises.
MSBDC IN-CHAMBER DATES IN THE NEW YEAR!

Want to start a business? In the process of starting your business and need some guidance? Why delay?

FREE support made convenient and accessible through your Amherst Area Chamber.

Make an appointment at our downtown office for:
January 22
Febraury 26
March 26

Email:
lshedd@msbdc.umass.edu
By appointment only.
JANUARY AFTER FIVE
The Office Trivia at the Taproom
Wednesday, January 9, 5-7 PM

Test your wit at The Office trivia while enjoying craft brews at theTaproom  in Hadley. Sponsored by  Tom McRae of Edward Jones Financial .
Featuring local non-profit  Community Action .

MEMBER NEWS & EVENTS

NEW HOT DEAL!
MEMBERS ONLY

Resolution time is here!



From F45 Training at Hampshire Meadows

Our members at F45 Training at Hampshire Meadows have put together a terrific Resolution Package for Black Friday and have decided to honor it for all Chamber Members up until January 1st. Are you ready to get fit? Need motivation? This Resolution Package includes unlimited 45-minute sessions of personal training in a motivating group setting, 2 inbody scans, nutrition workshops, 8-week challenge, meal plans and results for YOU!

Reach out to Jessye or Dean at : deane@f45training.com 
AMHERST WINTER FARMERS MARKET
returns to the Hampshire Mall!

When: Weekly on Saturdays, 10am-2pm, December 1, 2018- March 16, 2019.

What: A collection of local farmers, food-makers, and craftspeople selling fresh produce, beverages, crafts & more!

Where: Inside Target wing, near mall entrance.

Who: For an updated list of vendors, visit their website .
TOY DRIVE
Amherst Police Department
Through December 19

Please bring an unwrapped gift, book, gift card, or wrapping supplies to 111 Main St. in Amherst, Massachusetts.

Donations will be distributed to the Amherst Survival Center , Bridge Family Resource Center , and Jessie’s House .

For further information or questions, contact Detective Marcus Humber at (413) 259-3355 or humberm@amherstma.gov
The SAMMY'S ARE BACK!
SAVE-THE-DATE for Thursday, April 25, 6-9pm, Amherst College

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE SIXTH ANNUAL SAMUEL MINOT JONES AWARDS for LITERARY ACHIEVEMENT
Richard Michelson
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

And to SPECIAL CENTENNIAL SAMMY AWARDEE
Bruce Watson

Reserve your tickets after January 1st
MEMBER NEWSBITES

Kuhn Riddle Architects - Kuhn Riddle Architects has been certified as a Woman Business Enterprise as announced in this week's Business West Daily News, " Kuhn Riddle Architects announced that the firm was recently certified as a Women Business Enterprise (WBE). The Commonwealth of Massachusetts grants the designation of WBE to businesses that demonstrate majority ownership and control of daily management and operations by women." Happy to support the advancement of women in the workplace. Full article here.

The Rotary Club of Amherst - The Rotary is hosting a LIVE AFRICAN SAFARI AUCTION at their THURSDAY DECEMBER 13, 2018 - ROTARY LUNCH MEETING, LORD JEFFREY INN Live auction of two (2) African Safari packages. Minimum bid $2,500 each. Email Kim Alli for more information and to submit your bid proxy: allikimberly4@gmail.com
HOT DEALS
Any hot deals to heat up the Winter Weather?

All members are invited to share their hot deals for other members by logging into the Amherst Area website with the details or email details and graphics to: info@amherstarea.com We will feature them on social media.
STAY TUNED!

Annual Holiday Party , Wednesday, December 12, AmherstWorks
Register here . Sponsored by PeoplesBank

After 5 So You Think You Know The Office Trivia Night, Wednesday, January 9, 5-7pm, The Taproom.
VISIT OUR MONTHLY CHAMBER CALENDAR
to stay up-to-date on all local community events.

REGIONAL TOURISM PARTNERSHIP:
PROMOTING OUR REGION