Celebrating excellence, impact and legacy! Each year, the Amherst Area Chamber bestows A+ Awards to individuals and organizations that enrich the life of the community through their work in business, education, and civic engagement across the area that the Chamber serves: Amherst, Belchertown, Hadley, Leverett, Pelham, Shutesbury, and Sunderland. The Annual A+ Awards Celebration will be held on Thursday, November 16 in the Student Union Ballroom at the University of Massachusetts. The theme for the event is "Rooted in Community"
Lifetime Achievement Award: Kent Faerber of Amherst
Leader in Innovation: Dr. Khama Ennis, M.D. MPH, Intentional Health, LLC
Leader in Sustainability: Barstow’s Longview Farm
Young Professional: Olivia Feal, Mead Art Museum at Amherst College
Chamber MVP: Joan Dahl-Lussier, Homewood Suites/Pioneer Valley Hotel Group
Rooted in Community Award: J&J Farms