After 5 at the Drunken Rabbit
Nov
28
5:00 PM17:00

After 5 at the Drunken Rabbit

Drunken Rabbit Brewing

Wednesday, November 28th

5 – 7 PM

749A New Ludlow Rd

South Hadley

Please join the South Hadley & Granby Chamber of Commerce in welcoming Drunken Rabbit Brewing as both a new business in our community, and as a new member of the Chamber.  Set aside the evening of the 28th to celebrate South Hadley’s only brew pub…bring your friends and colleagues.

There will be wonderful craft beers for you to try, snacks, games, possibly a few surprises, and colleagues old and new for you to meet and greet.  This will be a great opportunity for you to network with other business people in the area so be sure you have a few business cards with you.

The cost will be $10 for members, $15 for non-members.  To register for this event, contact sara@shgchamber.com. Don’t miss this last After 5 for the year 2018….and then watch for the upcoming calendar of events in 2019!


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Annual Hartley Economic Forum
Nov
13
7:45 AM07:45

Annual Hartley Economic Forum

The South Hadley & Granby Chamber of Commerce will host the Annual Hartley Economic Forum on Tuesday, November 13 th at 7:45am at the Willits-Hallowell Center at Mount Holyoke College, 24 Park Street, South Hadley.

There will be a hot breakfast, followed by Dr. James Hartley’s annual analysis of the economic picture.  Dr. Hartley is the Chair of the Department of Economics at Mount Holyoke and his economic forum is a perennial favorite of the South Hadley & Granby Chamber. It will be an interactive presentation, with Dr. Hartley speaking briefly about the state of the economy as he sees it.  This will be followed by a Q&A ,so be sure to bring your questions about the economy... past, present and future.  As we will be meeting in the Wiese-Merriweather Room, please be sure to pre-register to assure that we have enough space.

The cost is $15.00 for Chamber members, and $20.00 for non-members. To register, please contact sara@shgchamber.com or call (413) 532-6451. We look forward to seeing you there.

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OCTOBERFEST: a Multi-Chamber Mixer
Oct
24
5:00 PM17:00

OCTOBERFEST: a Multi-Chamber Mixer

Location: at the Hadley Farms Meeting House, 41 Russell Street, Hadley, MA.

This multi-Chamber event will combine networking, music, great hor d’ouvres and special local designer beers in a beautiful indoor and outdoor setting. There will be a firepit going, games, and a full moon, if the weather gods agree. You will have the chance to mix with other chamber members from all over the region and establish new network ties, all in a convivial setting. The cost will be $20 for Chamber members, and $30 for non-members.

For further information or to register, please contact Sara Lawrence at sara@shgchamber.com, or call 413-532-6451. For details on participating sponsors and vendors, please go to www.shgchamber.com and click on the event.

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Educational Breakfast – New Tax Law Changes as They Relate to YOUR Business
Oct
10
7:15 AM07:15

Educational Breakfast – New Tax Law Changes as They Relate to YOUR Business

This free forum, co-sponsored by the South Hadley & Granby Chamber of Commerce and the South Hadley Public Library will be held in the Conference Room at the South Hadley Public Library (2 Canal Street).

Thomas Foley II will be leading this discussion. He spent decades as the Regional Manager at Pieciak & Company PC helping local companies deal with the ever-changing tax laws, and has now established himself as an independent CPA firm. Mr. Foley will tell us how the latest tax law changes may effect our business filings this coming year…things to pay attention to so you can avoid unexpected surprises. He will leave time for your questions at the end of the session.

Since our numbers will be limited, please contact Sara Lawrence at sara@shgchamber.com to register, or go to our website www.shgchamber.com and click on this event.

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Chicopee Table Top Expo
Oct
2
4:30 PM16:30

Chicopee Table Top Expo

ATTENTION BUSINESS OWNERS!

Here is an ideal opportunity for you to showcase your business at the Business Expo...to show what you can do for businesses and individuals from multiple Chambers of Commerce in the region.  This is the first year that the South Hadley & Granby Chamber will be participating, and I hope many of you will take advantage of the excellent marketing opportunity. 

The Business Expo at the Knights of Columbus Castle in Chicopee will be the site of this 22nd Annual event, with more than a hundred businesses represented, and many others wandering the aisles to see how your business can help them.  To reserve your table, contact sara@shgchamber.com.  If you have any questions,you can also call Sara Lawrence at 413-532-6451

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Lunch & Learn  - Marketing Your Small Business 
Sep
13
12:00 PM12:00

Lunch & Learn  - Marketing Your Small Business 

Ryan Mahoney, an Account Manager at Hibu will facilitate this discussion about how best to promote your business with the resources you have. He has done this type of program at other business groups and will bring a wealth of ideas for you to consider. Whether you are a one-person business or someone who works at a much larger company who is simply looking for some new ideas, this should really work for you.

The cost is $10 for Chamber members and $15 for non-members. We will order individually off the Yarde Tavern menu at Noon, and plan to start the discussion about 12:15pm.

This event will be held at the Yarde Tavern, 3 Hadley Street, South Hadley.

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After 5 and Tour at New MHC Dining Commons and Pub
Aug
15
5:00 PM17:00

After 5 and Tour at New MHC Dining Commons and Pub

South Hadley – The South Hadley & Granby Chamber of Commerce will host a very special After 5 on Wednesday, August 15th at 5:00pm at the New Community Center at Mount Holyoke College.

 This will be our opportunity to see this wonderful addition to the college campus, complete with tours of the new Dining Commons and Pub.  Our “Sneak Peek” evening will also feature Lobster Sliders and other treats, dessert trays, non-alcoholic beverages, and a cash bar.  As usual, there will be ample time for chatting with colleagues, and we are hoping that many of our new members will be in attendance so they can be introduced.  Because this is before the start of Mount Holyoke’s school year, we will be able to park in any visitor, unmarked, or faculty and staff parking spaces in the area of the College green and on the Lower Lake road.

 The cost for chamber members is $10, and $15 for non-members. Please be sure to go to our website at www.shgchamber.com and click on this event on the Chamber calendar to let us know you are planning on coming.  And feel free to bring your friends and colleagues.

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BBQ Bash Membership Drive at Brunelle's Marina
Jun
20
5:00 PM17:00

BBQ Bash Membership Drive at Brunelle's Marina

Join us under the tent at Brunelle’s Marina, 1 Alvord Street, South Hadley. Invite your friends who are not yet members of the Chamber so they can get to know us. It will be an evening of good food, lawn games, interesting conversation, some door prizes, and a 50/50 raffle as extra incentive. Be sure to bring along your business cards to enter the door prize drawing!

We thank our sponsors for their support of our 2nd Annual BBQ Bash.  Our participating sponsors are Brunelle’s Marina, Easthampton Savings Bank, Florence Savings Bank, M. Connie Laplante ERA Real Estate, PeoplesBank, SHELD and Westfield Bank!

 

Register by June 15th by filling out the form below.

 

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After 5 at Ameriprise, Summit House Wealth Partners
Jun
12
5:00 PM17:00

After 5 at Ameriprise, Summit House Wealth Partners

After 5 at Ameriprise, Summit House Wealth Partners, 551 Newton Street, SH. 

Visit the new offices of Ameriprise, meet our entrepreneurial host (Steve Duval and the rest of the Ameriprise team), and hear about the 25 year local growth of this financial planning business.  Network with other business leaders in our community.   

Registration: $10 Members, $15 Non-Members.

RSVP with Sara Lawrence by 6/6.

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Granby's 250th Birthday of their Town Charter
Jun
8
to Jun 10

Granby's 250th Birthday of their Town Charter

The town charter of Granby was signed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts on June 11, 1768.  We celebrate this historical event every year on the second full weekend in June (as close to the original date as possible!) 2018 marks our 250th celebration, and we are planing events throughout the year to help celebrate this wonderful mile stone of our small town.

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Annual Legislative Breakfast at The Orchards Golf Club
Jun
1
7:30 AM07:30

Annual Legislative Breakfast at The Orchards Golf Club

At The Orchards Golf Club, 18 Silverwood Terrace, South Hadley.

This is our opportunity to meet with our town and state legislators who will talk about what are the hot issues coming for the rest of the year and answer your questions. The cost is $25 for members, $35 for non-members. By reservation only as space is limited to 50 guests.

By reservation only at sara@shgchamber.com.

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After 5 at the Ledges Golf Course
May
21
5:00 PM17:00

After 5 at the Ledges Golf Course

At The Ledges, 18 Mulligan Drive, South Hadley.

An evening of networking at this beautiful public golf course. Spend time with other community business leaders while overlooking the Connecticut River Valley and Mount Tom across the way.

The cost is $10 for Chamber members and $15 for non-members. Please pre-register by May 15th by calling Sara Lawrence at 413-532-6451 or at sara@shgchamber.com. This event is sponsored by The Ledges Golf Course.

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Golf Tournament at The Orchards Golf Club
May
14
10:30 AM10:30

Golf Tournament at The Orchards Golf Club

ATTENTION ALL GOLFERS!  The SHG Chamber will be joining the Greater Holyoke Chamber for a day of golf at The Orchards Golf Club in South Hadley. This golf tourney celebrates the Holyoke Chamber’s 50th year. The cost for the day is $150. Registration and lunch will begin at 10:30am, with tee off beginning at 12. Your registration includes lunch, your round of golf and cart, a tourney tee shirt, refreshments on the course, and a dinner back at the clubhouse.

Contact sara@shgchamber.com to register

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Dedication Ceremony: Ted Belsky Overlook at Hadley Falls Canal Park
May
12
11:00 AM11:00

Dedication Ceremony: Ted Belsky Overlook at Hadley Falls Canal Park

The South Hadley Canal Park Committee and Town of South Hadley will hold a dedication ceremony for the newly named and recently renovated Ted Belsky Overlook at Hadley Falls Canal Park at 11am Saturday May 12.  The Committee will unveil the new plaque which will be permanently displayed in Ted’s memory. The Overlook is located on Canal Street adjacent to the Red Cliff Canoe Club.  The public is invited to attend this free and open-to-all event. 

Recent renovation of the Overlook by the Town of South Hadley is completed.  Please join with Ted’s family and colleagues to acknowledge Ted’s enduring efforts to document the historic significance of the Hadley Falls Canal and to applaud his advocacy for its protection, conservation, and preservation.

Ted's friends and relatives will present to share a few words about their memories and maybe share a few stories as well.

Here is a link to: 

  • A widely referenced monograph penned by Ted: canal.html

And a link to a radio interview during which his easy-going conversational style is evident:

We look forward to seeing you there.

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An Educational Breakfast – Insider Travel Tips
May
9
7:30 AM07:30

An Educational Breakfast – Insider Travel Tips

At Loomis Village, 20 Bayon Drive, South Hadley.  

Whether for business or pleasure, travelling to new destinations is always an adventure. Chuck Elias, Travel Advisor for Pioneer Valley Cruise Planners will share tips on how to make your upcoming travel safe and fun. From the planning stage to the actual trip, there are insights this experienced professional traveler can pass on that will smooth any possible bumps along the way.

The cost is $10 for Chamber members and $15 for non-members. To register call 413-532-6451 or email sara@shgchamber.com. The event is sponsored by The Loomis Communities

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River Roll and Stroll on the Bridge
May
6
11:00 AM11:00

River Roll and Stroll on the Bridge

We are going to be closing down the Route 116 Bridge between Holyoke and South Hadley to vehicular traffic. This is an Open Streets event, and there will be live music, art, food trucks, and more!

To learn more about this event, follow River Roll and Stroll on Facebook

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Mohegan Sun Bus Trip
Apr
22
9:30 AM09:30

Mohegan Sun Bus Trip

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A world at play and a world to its own, Mohegan Sun is one of the world's most amazing destinations. Every turn leads to a new adventure with over 300,000 square feet of gaming excitement, an indoor 7-story waterfall, the world's largest and most spectacular planetarium dome mountain made of imported stone that serves as the focal point of the Casino of the Sky.

Join South Hadley & Granby Chamber of Commerce and King Ward for a day of fun at one of the world’s finest casinos!  All proceeds to benefit Scholarships and South Hadley and Granby Councils on Aging.

Depart Old Big Y Parking Lot @ 9:30 am (501 Newton Street, So Hadley).

Download the event flyer below for more information.

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