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LUDLOW — East of the River Five Town Chamber of Commerce (ERC5) will present a German-style buffet, as well as local craft beer, at ERC5 member Vanished Valley Brewing Co., located at 782 Center St., Ludlow.

This event will be held on Thursday, Oct. 12 from 5 to 8 p.m., and a portion of the proceeds will support the ERC5 Scholarship Fund, which delivers up to $10,000 annually in scholarships to high-school students in East Longmeadow, Hampden, Longmeadow, Ludlow, and Wilbraham.

“We’re always evaluating our marketing and events, looking for ways to provide increased value to our members,” ERC5 Executive Director Grace Barone said. “Vanished Valley expressed interested in collaborating with the chamber to host an event, and this one seemed like a no-brainer.”

Live music will be provided by Kiszmet. Chair massages will be provided by EXCEL Therapy & Conditioning. ERC5 members Freedom Credit Union and EBS are sponsoring this event to subsidize costs for all attendees. Members can attend for $20, and non-members can attend for $25. Click here to purchase tickets.

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SPRINGFIELD — Attorney Amelia Holstrom, a partner at Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C., has joined the board of directors for the East of the River Five Town Chamber of Commerce (ERC5).

Holstrom has been with Skoler Abbott since 2012 and was named a partner last year. She focuses her practice on labor law and employment litigation, including representing employers before state and federal agencies and in state and federal courts, providing counsel to management regarding litigation-avoidance strategies, reviewing and revising personnel policies and practices, wage-and-hour compliance, and separation and severance agreements.

A seasoned employment-law attorney, Holstrom brings a unique perspective to the ERC5’s board. The mission of the ERC5 is to promote an environment that fosters the economic growth of the towns of East Longmeadow, Hampden, Longmeadow, Ludlow, and Wilbraham through the creation and expansion of businesses and jobs.

Holstrom’s skills and community involvement have been recognized many times by outside organizations. She was selected to the Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” list in 2018 and 2019, and was a Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly “Up & Coming” honoree in 2017. In addition, she received the Massachusetts Bar Assoc. Community Service Award in 2016, and was selected by BusinessWest as a 40 Under Forty honoree in 2015.

In addition to the ERC5, Holstrom is also on the boards of directors for Clinical & Support Options and Girls Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts, and is an ad hoc member of the personnel committee for the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts. She previously served as clerk of the board of directors for Friends of the Homeless. She frequently speaks about employment-related legal topics for a wide variety of associations and organizations and is a regular contributor to the Massachusetts Employment Law Letter.