• What can the Chamber do for you?

    In addition to being a beautiful place to live,  Amherst County is a wonderful place to do business.

    The Amherst County Chamber of Commerce provides benefits to over 200 members with in Amherst County and the surrounding areas.

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  • #AmherstVAGives

     

    GivingTuesday is a global day of generosity happening on November 29, 2022

    GivingTuesday inspired hundreds of thousands of people around the world to celebrate generosity. People in the US gave 2.7 Billion Dollars, offering hope, volunteering their time, and donating to causes important to them. But it doesn't stop there. #GivingTuesday is the kick-off of the Holiday Giving Season. We hope you'll keep local organizations in mind when considering your holiday giving.

    *Amherst VA Gives (#AmherstVAGives) is our local arm of GivingTuesday. Our goal is to bring awareness to causes, groups, and non-profits that are helping our community all year long.

    We're teaming up with the Amherst County Public Schools and IRON Lives to support #ShowUPAmherst!

     

    #ShowUpAmherst is a new initiative in partnership with Amherst County Public Schools, Amherst County Public Schools Education Foundation, and IRON Lives to promote positive character for students, parents, and the greater community. Students are encouraged to SHOW UP in a variety of ways: attending school, volunteering, helping others, and spreading kindness. ACPS Superintendent, Dr. William Wells, said the school system is looking to reengage post-Covid. They would like community volunteers to Show Up -simply meeting students as they get off the bus, offering a helping hand, and taking an active interest in the future of Amherst County by engaging with students in our schools. In addition to encouraging families to Show Up, Dr. Wells would like to invite all local businesses to donate 1 hour a month. Show up when kids arrive, etc. so the students see that the community is interested in them and their education. Dr. Wells said that ACPS is also looking forward to volunteering however they can to help in the community. Stay tuned to the ACPS Facebook page for monthly themes, volunteer training, etc. We hope to encourage our community to pledge their time to help the students.

     

    For more information, please call Penny at 434.946.0990 or email amherstvagives2022@gmail.com.

     

    We hope you’ll join us in celebrating #AmherstVAGives & #ShowUpAmherst

    Amherst, VA - Many Voices, One Community

     

  • Learn about the history of GivingTuesday and the generosity it's spread across the globe.

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  • When so much attention is given to what divides us, generosity brings people together across races, faiths, and political views. Grassroots generosity and community action are powerful forces for good, especially in challenging times.