Community Information Main Street Amherst Calendar of Events General Meetings – The First Thursday of Each Month - 9 am to 10 am at the Main Street Amherst (M.S.A.) Community Center. Please join us and learn what is happening in Amherst during this hour-long gathering. All are welcome to attend.
Pride Day – The Saturday After Mother’s Day – 9 am to 12 pm at M.S.A. Community Center. Come and take pride in your community while sprucing up the historic downtown.
Wine & Chocolate Walk – The Sunday After Mother’s Day – 12 pm to 5 pm, Downtown Amherst. Stroll historic Downtown Amherst while being treated to samples of wine and chocolate from the local businesses. You will be sure to learn a new tidbit of information about our city while finding a new favorite shop or business.
Walkin’ on Wednesday – The Second Wednesday in June, July, August & September – 6 pm to 8 pm, Downtown Amherst. Stroll the streets of our historic downtown district while listening to local musicians and enjoying other free, family-friendly entertainment. Shops, restaurants and businesses stay open late!
Dancing on Main Street – The First Saturday in August – 3 pm to 11:30 pm, Downtown Amherst. Rock-n-Roll to the sounds of great local bands during this free, all day music festival. The streets are closed so restaurants and vendors can offer their specialties. Come early for entertainment, stay late for the area’s most popular bands.
Miracle on Main Street – The First Friday in December – 6 pm to 8 pm, Downtown Amherst. Kick-off the holiday season with a visit to this free, family-friendly event. The evening starts with a parade down Park Avenue followed by live music and visit from Santa Claus himself. Head inside the M.S.A. Community Center for train displays, crafts and photos with Santa. Shops remain open so you can jump start your holiday shopping. Lolly the Trolley Rides – The Third Wednesday in December – 6 pm to 8:30 pm at M.S.A. Community Center. View the holiday lights and sing carols while winding through the streets of our great city on a historic trolley. A holiday tradition!
BARK N’ BUBBLES: The Alpha-Dog Self-Serve Pet Wash Station is open 24-hours a day, all year-round, and it is both heated and air conditioned. It works much like a self-serve car wash. Cash (or tokens) gets you wash time, so the final price depends on the size of the dog and how many “extras” you use. The Pet Wash Station is located at 46370 Middle Ridge Rd.
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Other Important Numbers Amherst Historical Society/Sandstone Museum Center 440-988-7255 Amherst Post Office 350 N. Leavitt Rd. 440-988-3421 Amherst Transfer Station (Seasonal Dump) 440-774-5381 Lorain County Board of Elections 1985 N. Ridge Rd. East Lorain, OH 44055 440-244-3186
Lorain County Collection Center 540 S. Abbe Rd. Elyria, OH 44035 1-800-449-5463 Lorain County Visitors Bureau 8025 Leavitt Rd. 440-984-5282 800-334-1673 www.visitloraincounty.com Lorain License Bureau 4340 Leavitt Rd. #K Lorain, OH 44053 440-244-5445 Main Street Amherst 255 Park Ave. 440-984-6709 www.mainstreetamherst.org
The Lorain County Chamber of Commerce has promoted and supported the success and growth of the Lorain County business community since it’s founding in 1988. The County Chamber has focused our efforts to help “Connect-PromoteGrow” our members and their business. We connect our members to local vendors, suppliers and entrepreneurs. We promote Lorain County Business with our ever-growing Business to Business EXPO, our new website and social media. And we grow our membership and business providers by offering educational seminars, networking events
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Tammy Cascio, Tony Gallo and Kris Lewandowski, the Chamber staff, in front of Amherst City Hall.
and cost saving benefits to our members. It’s never been a better time to join the Lorain County Chamber of Commerce.