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Emerging Business Leaders

The Emerging Business Leaders (EBL) consist of young professionals, under the approximate age of 40, who convene to increase their network, expand their leadership skills and support local philanthropic causes.

Goals And Objectives
  • To provide forums for young professionals to interface and build their networks.
  • To access Leadership Training to assist them in growing professionally.
  • To interface with current regional leadership via the Mentorship Program.

Watch our Calendar of Events for EBL hosted Summer & Winter ProMixes!

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EBL Leadership Program

As young professionals advance down their career path, it’s imperative that they build leadership strengths and learn new ways to achieve greater impact.
The EBL Leadership Program focuses on the key personal development skills needed to help young people become strong leaders within the business community and continue to advance our region.

The program consists of classroom training, mentoring with the Amherst Chamber Board and Councils, networking and mixer opportunities, as well as, community engagement.

Training sessions are held once a month on Friday's from 8-10am (January - October), with various other events scheduled to support the curriculum. 


Opportunities to meet and network with classmates outside of the classroom (online or in person) will be in interspersed throughout the program.

The next EBL Leadership Program begins January 2023.

Applications are accepted year-round. For more information, click here.

Emerging Business Leaders Board Of Directors

Laryssa Domagala *Co-Chair
One Bridge Benefits

Kimberly Herrington, MHA *Co-Chair

James Alexander

Jeff Applement

Richard Arnaud
National Fuel

A.J. Baynes
Chamber President/CEO

Matthew Castaldo
Amherst Chamber

Chelsea Castiglia

Nick Darling
Spectrum Reach

Andrew Drilling
Hodgson Russ LLP

Alex Gaulin
Mass Mutual

Maureen Girven
Amherst Chamber

Sarah Just
Horizon Corporations

Carolyn Leed
Law Offices of Carolyn E. Leed

Jim Lougen
M&T Bank

Patrick Rost
Dopkins & Co.

Andrew Russo
ComDoc Inc.

Tara Slowik
Independent Health

Carmen Alexander Vacco
Lippes Mathias

Lynsey Zimdahl Weaver
Kevin Guest House

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