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Message from A.J. Baynes: September 2022

Message from A.J. Baynes: September 2022 A.J. Baynes, President & CEO While September signals the end of summer and children are returning to school, now is the time to jumpstart your focus on a more regimented schedule that you may have let loose over the past few summer months and reinvigorate the goals you may…

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Message from A.J. Baynes: August 2022

Message from A.J. Baynes: August 2022 A.J. Baynes, President & CEO It has been a thrill to travel around our region the past two months, taking in all our area offers during the summer months. The energy in our community is incredible, and it is great to see people engaging with each other and exploring…

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Message from A.J. Baynes: July 2022

Message from A.J. Baynes: July 2022 President/CEO A.J. Baynes We are halfway through the year, and I hope you take time to reflect on where you have been, where you are, and where you want to be. While the summer is in full swing, it is easy to fall into the trap of a third-quarter…

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Message from A.J. Baynes: June 2022

Message from A.J. Baynes: June 2022 President/CEO A.J. Baynes The Amherst Chamber of Commerce celebrated its 65th year since incorporation last week, and it is with great pride to report that after 65 years, we are as strong as we have ever been. The 65th-anniversary milestone is symbolized by the “Blue Sapphire,” which signifies loyalty,…

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Message from A.J. Baynes: May 2022

Message from A.J. Baynes: May 2022 President/CEO A.J. Baynes This past week was National Small Business Week, and we finished the week celebrating the first anniversary at Hybrid Performance located in East Amherst. There is no question times have been challenging for all businesses over the past two years, and the struggle continues. However, last…

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Message from A.J. Baynes: April 2022

Message from A.J. Baynes: April 2022 President/CEO A.J. Baynes The first quarter has come to a close, and we are moving quickly into the second quarter. Take advantage of this week to evaluate the goals you set for yourself, both professionally and personally, and have an honest conversation with yourself as to where you are…

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Message from A.J. Baynes: March 2022

Message from A.J. Baynes: March 2022 President/CEO A.J. Baynes As the days become longer and the regulations imposed on businesses are lifted, it is exciting to see what great potential lies ahead for the business community. A recent market study from CBRE confirmed what we have been seeing and hearing from our Chamber members throughout…

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Message from A.J. Baynes: February 2022

Message from A.J. Baynes: February 2022 President/CEO A.J. Baynes What an exciting time at The Chamber as we approach our 65th Anniversary with the virtual installation of our 2022 Board of Directors and the State of the Town address next Friday, February 11th at 9am. We are excited that Dr. Michael Cropp, President & CEO…

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Message from A.J. Baynes: January 2022

Message from A.J. Baynes: January 2022 President/CEO A.J. Baynes As we move into the new year, the winter season is finally upon us, and unfortunately, we continue to deal with the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. While these roadblocks are met with frustration, I remain inspired by the business owners who continue to push forward…

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Message from A.J. Baynes: November 2021

Message from A.J. Baynes: November 2021 President/CEO A.J. Baynes After a “pause” on THE EVENT 2020, it was terrific to come back to a packed house of attendees, made up of investors, members, new members, and so many community leaders eager to mix and mingle and honor such a distinguished list of deserving recipients. With…

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