Chamber Corners: Upcoming Events
n Dec. 1: ACCGS [email protected], 7:15-9 a.m., hosted by the Springfield Marriott. Cost: members $20, non-members $30.
n Dec. 3: ERC Holiday Breakfast, 7-9 a.m., hosted by Elmcrest Country Club, East Longmeadow. Cost: members $20, non-members $25.
n Dec. 7: Springfield Chamber of Commerce Executive Committee meeting, 12-1:30 p.m., EDC Conference Room, Springfield.
n Dec. 8: ACCGS After 5, 5-7 p.m., hosted by Festival of Trees, located at Tower Square, 2nd Floor. Co-sponsored by YPS and Festival of Trees. Cost: members $10, non-members $20.
n Dec. 10: ACCGS Legislative Steering Committee meeting, 8-9 a.m., TD Bank Conference Center, Springfield.
n Dec. 15: ERC Board of Directors meeting, 8-9 a.m., hosted by the Gardens of Wilbraham, Community Room, 2 Lodge Lane, Wilbraham.
n Dec. 15: ACCGS Ambassadors’ meeting, 4-5 p.m., EDC Conference Room, Springfield.
n Dec. 16: ACCGS Executive Committee meeting, 12-1 p.m., TD Bank Conference Center, Springfield.
n Dec. 28: WRC Board of Directors meeting, 8-9 a.m., hosted by Captain Leonard House, Agawam.
Young Professional Society of Greater Springfield
n Dec. 8: December’s YPS social networking event will join with the ACCGS at Tower Square for the Festival of Trees, 5-7 p.m. Cost: free to YPS members; general admission is $10 or a toy donation.
n Dec. 31: YPS New Year’s Eve Gala, 8 p.m. to 2 a.m., Springfield Sheraton at Monarch Place. Music provided by the Hot House Band and JX2 Productions. Book early, as tickets are limited. For more information, visit www.springfieldyps.com.
Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce
n Dec. 3: Merry Maple (in downtown Amherst), 4-7 p.m. The Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce kicks off the holiday season downtown with the lighting of the Merry Maple. Festive music by the Middle School Chorus and the Minuteman Marching Band, hayrides, cider donuts, crafts, and an appearance by Santa. Cost: free.
Chicopee Chamber of Commerce
n Dec. 8: Holiday Open House, 4:30-6:30 p.m., 264 Exchange St., Chicopee. Cost: free for members.
n Dec. 15: Salute Breakfast, 7:15-9 a.m., Castle of Knights 1599 Memorial Dr., Chicopee. Cost: members $18, non-members $25.
Franklin County Chamber of Commerce
n Dec. 3-4: Home for the Holidays, Dec. 3, 5-8 p.m., and Dec. 4, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., downtown Greenfield. Wreath judging, caroling, activities for the whole family.
n Dec. 6: Greenfield Business Association Soup & Games Night, 5-8 p.m., hosted by Hope & Olive, 44 Hope St., Greenfield. Benefit to support the holiday lights and downtown trimmings. Cost: free, donations accepted.
n Dec. 21: Holiday Breakfast and Recorder Citizen of the Year, 7:30-9 a.m., hosted by Deerfield Academy Dining Hall. Sponsored by the Recorder. Music, gifts, and sumptuous food. Cost: members $23, non-members $25.
Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce
n Dec. 8: Holiday Salute Breakfast, 7:30 a.m., hosted by the Delaney House, One Country Club Road, Holyoke. Sponsored by Holyoke Gas & Electric and Health New England. Cost: $20. Tables reserved for parties of eight.
n Dec. 15: Chamber After Hours, 5-7 p.m., hosted and sponsored by the Delaney House, One Country Club Road, Holyoke. Cost: members $5, non-members $10 cash.
Greater Easthampton Chamber of Commerce
n Dec. 3: Holiday Stroll and Visit from Santa, 7 p.m. Hosted by Maple Street School. An event for the entire family. Stroll and carol through downtown Easthampton to Pulaski Park and help Santa light the green with thousands of twinkling lights. Visit with Santa in the gazebo. Cocoa and cookies for the kids. Cost: free.
n Dec. 16: Holiday Dinner Dance, 6-11 p.m., hosted by the Log Cabin Banquet & Meeting House, 500 Easthampton Road, Holyoke. An evening of friends and holiday spirit including the Chamber Annual Awards , a $5,000 raffle drawing, butlered hors d’ouevres, multi-station entrees, Viennese dessert table, cash martini and full-service bar, music provided by Michael J Productions. Public invited. Excellent business party opportunity. Cost: $45 per person inclusive; group reservations available.
Greater Northampton Chamber of Commerce
n Dec. 8: Arrive @ 5, 5-7 p.m., hosted by Silverscape Design, 1 King St., Northampton. Sponsored by Johnson & Hill Staffing Services and Florence Savings Bank. A casual mix and mingle with colleagues and friends. Cost: $10 for members. Contact the chamber at (413) 584-1900 or [email protected] for tickets and sponsorship opportunities.
n Dec. 10: New Member Breakfast, 8-9 a.m., hosted by the Northampton Chamber of Commerce, 99 Pleasant St., Northampton. This is our chance to sit down with you and learn more about your business and how the chamber can best serve you; introduce you to people who are active in the chamber; and tell you how to make the most of your chamber membership. A light breakfast will be served. Cost: free. RSVP to (413) 584-1900 or [email protected]
n Dec. 14: Meet & Eat, 7:30-9 a.m., hosted by the Delaney House, Route 5 at Smith’s Ferry, Holyoke. Sponsored by Easthampton Savings Bank. Learn from your colleagues at breakfast with the chamber. Cost: $15 for members.
Three Rivers Chamber of Commerce
n Nov. 28: Christmas on the Common, 5-6:30 p.m., Three Rivers Common. Guest of honor: Santa and Mrs. Claus, who will arrive at 6 p.m. on a fire truck with the help of the Three Rivers Fire Department. Families are welcome to bring a decoration for the community tree and a camera to record their visits with Santa. The event is scheduled to last an hour and a half but may be shortened by extreme cold or inclement weather. Event also includes cookies, hot chocolate, and coffee as well as gift bags for all children. Michael Rondeau will create an ice sculpture, and the Palmer High School Chorus will lead a holiday singalong. Cost: free. For more information, contact Kim King at Kim’s Hair Care, (413) 289-1775.