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• Sept. 14: Chamber After 5, 5-7. P.m. at Applewood Retirement Community, 1 Spencer Dr., Amherst. Sponsored by Hospice of the Fisher Home. Please join us for an evening of fun, music, and food surrounded by long stretches of beautiful New England countryside.
Register online at Cost: $10 for members; $15 for non-members

• Oct. 6: 2016 Annual A+ Awards Dinner, 5-9 p.m., at the UMass Student Union Ballroom, 280 Hicks Way, Amherst. Sponsored by PeoplesBank. The Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce Annual A+ Awards Dinner is the social event of the year.  This year we will be honoring five awardees for their contributions to life and commerce in the Amherst Area. The MVP Award, Legacy Awards, Lifetime Achievement in Business, Community Service, and Young Professionals will all be given. In addition, we seek to honor our two Cooley Dickinson Scholarship winners. Music sponsored by the Springfield Symphony Orchestra. Register online at Cost: $80 per ticket, $750 per table of 10.

(413) 575-7230

• Sept. 8: 2016 Mill Fest, 4-7:30 p.m., at Europa Black Rock Bar & Grill, 782 Center Street, Ludlow. With heartfelt respect and honor to the events happening in our country, the ERC5 would like to use this event as a small way to thank law enforcement for its service to our businesses and protecting our communities. Come and thank one of your local men/women in blue, and take advantage of the opportunity to network and experience the economic business development happening in Ludlow. This fun-filled event will feature delicious food, live music, beers to taste from the Mill’s favorite brewery Iron Dukes, a signature Blue drink recognizing law enforcement and a fun-filled Ludlow Fun Fact Contest. Register online at Cost: $25.

• Sept. 30: 2016 Annual Golf Tournament, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., at the Country Club of Wilbraham, 859 Stony Hill Road, Wilbraham. Proceeds will go to the ERC5 Scholarship Fund. The fund to date has raised more than $100,000 for local student scholarships. Registration will begin at 11 a.m., lunch is at 11:30 a.m., and 12:30 p.m. is the shot gun start. Don’t golf? No problem, please join us after the tournament for the cocktail party and buffet. The reception will be a great opportunity to network and congratulate the winners. For registration information contact Nancy Connor [email protected], (413) 575-7230
Cost: Individual golfer, $125; foursome, $500.

(413) 773-5463

• Aug. 25: Google Marketing Workshop Series: “Grow Your Business Online with Google Tools,” 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., hosted by Franklin County Chamber of Commerce, 395 Main St., Greenfield. Can people find your business on computers and mobile devices? Free tools show you how people search on Google and how they use your website. Google’s suite of online business-productivity tools makes collaboration a breeze. Cost: $5, including lunch. To sign up, call the chamber at (413) 773-5463 or visit

• Sept. 1: Google Marketing Workshop Series: “Advertise Online Using Google AdWords,” 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., hosted by Franklin County Chamber of Commerce, 395 Main St., Greenfield. An introduction to advertising and how it can benefit a business. Learn how Keywords work, how to find them, and how to evaluate their performance. Learn how to write great ads for your business. Cost: $5, including lunch. To sign up, call the chamber at (413) 773-5463 or visit

• Sept. 15: Google Marketing Workshop Series: “Set Goals with Google Analytics,” 11 a.m to 1 p.m., hosted by Franklin County Chamber of Commerce, 395 Main St., Greenfield. Google Analytics is a free, powerful analytics tool that provides reports showing how visitors found your website and what they did when they got there. Google Analytics measures the effectiveness of your online and offline marketing campaigns. This workshop will explain how you can use Analytics to improve your marketing. Cost: $5, including lunch. To sign up, call the chamber at (413) 773-5463 or visit

• Sept. 29: Google Marketing Workshop Series: “Create Your Free Website with Google,” 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., hosted by Franklin County Chamber of Commerce, 395 Main St., Greenfield. Learn how to create, customize and publish your site. Get a free domain name or use one you already own. Access and edit your site any time. Use your own photos and text, or the website generator can create the text for you. Free hosting and domain name for a year. Cost: $5, including lunch. To sign up, call the chamber at (413) 773-5463 or visit

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• Sept. 9-10: 2016 Chicopee Downtown Getdown. Food, vendors, live entertainment, and more. Free event. For details, visit

• Sept. 14: Business After Hours with the West of the River Chamber, 5-7 p.m., hosted by Cal’s, 1068 Riverdale St. West Springfield. Cost: $10 for members, $15 for non-members.

• Sept. 21: Salute Breakfast, 7:15-9 a.m., hosted by MassMutual Learning & Conference Center, 350 Memorial Dr., Chicopee. Cost: $23 for members, $28 for non-members.

(413) 534-3376

• Sept. 8: Chamber Coffee Buzz, 7:30-8:30 a.m. Hosted by Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts, 301 Kelly Way, Holyoke, MA. Sponsor is Whittlesey & Hadley, P.C. Coffee sponsored by Spradley Deluxe Coffee. A morning networking program that provides chamber members and guests the opportunity to make new contacts and exchange business information over a light breakfast. Cost: Free

• Sept. 14: Chamber Oktoberfest 2016, 5-7:30 p.m., at Munich Haus Restaurant, 13 Center St., Chicopee. Sponsored by Suez Environment/United Water, Resnic Bearuregard Waite & Driscoll, and Marcotte Ford. Dig out your lederhosen and join your friends and colleagues at the Bier Garten at the Munich Haus for a night of German beer, a buffet of authentic German food, and a ton of fun networking. Each ticket also includes a stein of bier. Door prizes and a 50/50 raffle will add to the fun. Register online at Cost: $30 for members; $35 for non-member guests and walk-ins.

(413) 584-1900

• Sept. 7: September Arrive @ 5, 5-7 p.m., hosted by Spoleto Restaurant. Sponsored by Webber & Grinnell Insurance, Applied Mortgage, BusinessWest, and Lia Honda. Cost: $10 for members.

(413) 568-1618

• August 22: After 5 Connection, 5 p.m., at Papps, 110 Airport Road, Westfield. Sponsored by: Air1 Flight Training and A Slight Edge Salon. Join us for a unique networking event. There will be a cash bar, eggplant tower bites, renowned tomato bruschetta, and a chef’s choice selection.  Enter a drawing to win a $25 gift certificate to Papps Bar & Grill. We will also have a raffle to support our scholarship fund, where you can win an aerial scenic view of Westfield in a 1942 Aeronca L3 plane — weather permitting. Register online at Cost: Free

• Sept. 12: Mayor’s Coffee Hour, 8-9 a.m., at McDonad’s, 182 North Elm St., Westfield. Please join us for our monthly Mayor’s Coffee Hour with Westfield Mayor Brian Sullivan. Please call Pam at the Chamber office at (413) 568-1618 to register for this event so we may give our host a head count. Cost: Free

• Sept. 14: After 5 Connection, 5-7 p.m. Hosted by Westfield YouthWorks East Mountain Transition Program, 128 East Mountain Road, Westfield. Refreshments will be served. Bring your business cards and make connections. Register online at Cost: $10 for members, $15 for non-members (cash).

• Sept. 23: September Breakfast, 7-9 a.m. Hosted by The 104th Fighter Wing ANG, 175 Falcon Dr., Westfield. Sponsored by:  Baystate Noble Hospital,  United Bank, Tighe & Bond and United Way of Pioneer Valley. Join us for our annual September Chamber Breakfast. 50/50 Raffle to support two Citizen’s Scholarships. Please note, the 104th Fighter Wing ANG requires registration for this event and also requires your driver’s license number in advance and upon entering the base. You will be required to provide your driver’s license number when registering. For more information or to donate a door prize for the event, please call Pam at the chamber at (413) 568-1618. Register online at Cost: $25 for members, $30 for non-members.

(413) 787-1555

• Sept. 7: [email protected], 7:15-9 a.m., at the Sheraton Springfield, One Monarch Place, Springfield. Sponsored by: Columbia Gas of Massachusetts and United Personnel. [email protected] pays tribute to individuals, business firms and organizations for major contributions to civic and economic growth and for actions which reflect honor on the region. In September, we will be saluting Nate Costa and the Springfield Thunderbirds and Zach Baru and the Springfield Sting. Register online: Cost: $22.50 for members, in advance; $25 members at the door; $30 general admission.

• Sept. 21-23: 2016 Washington Symposium, hosted by Congressman Richard E. Neal. A “don’t miss” opportunity to meet with leaders in the Senate, Congress, and the Obama Administration in its final months in office, as well as other top policy makers on the federal issues that matter to you. Plane departs Bradley International Airport at 12:35 p.m. on Sept. 21 and returns at 4:35 p.m. on Sept. 23. Contact Nancy Creed for cost and registration information at [email protected]; (413) 755-1309.

• Sept. 27: Pastries, Politics, and Policy, 8-9 a.m., at the TD Bank Conference Center, 1441 Main St., Springfield. Register online: Cost: $15 for members; $25 general admission.

(413) 426-3880

• Sept. 22: Business Breakfast with Howie Carr, 7-9 a.m., hosted by Chez Josef, Agawam. Cost: $35 for chamber members, $40 for non-members. Register online at

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