Sliman's knows that every customer is unique, and wants something different in a car. That is why at Sliman's Sales & Service they have an extensive new car inventory consisting of new 2014 Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and RAM vehicles! Whatever you may be interested in there is a car on their lot that is perfect for your unique lifestyle. 


Come on down to their dealership at 7498 Leavitt Road in Amherst and their staff will assist you in the  buying process of your next Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, or RAM car!


Thank you to Sliman's Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram for being this year's Miracle on Main Street sponsor.


Lighthouse Insurance

Located in historic downtown Amherst, Lighthouse Insurance Agency is a full-service independent insurance firm. Lighthouse has the flexibility to work with many different companies to meet the individual needs of our customers and get them the best competitive rates available.


They can assist you with all your insurance needs including Home, Auto, Life and Business.  As your trusted insurance adviser, Lighthouse Insurance is constantly looking for ways to reduce rates and save you money.  At Lighthouse Insurance Agency, you'll receive top-notch service while building a lifelong and trustworthy relationship with their customers.


Thank you to Lighthouse Insurance for being the 2014 Lolly the Trolley Sponsor.










Come Help us Grow!

Come to Amherst and experience the quaint, small town feeling of a charming community with a distinctive business district, unique architecture, and a historic downtown that characterizes nineteenth century America.

Main Street Amherst has been designed to promote all aspects of the downtown business district by improving economic management, strengthening public participation, recruiting new businesses, rehabilitating buildings, and making downtown a fun place to visit.

Volunteers are always needed to help reach our goals! No amount of time or energy is too small. There are many different ways for you or business to be involved. Check out the Community Calendar for various committee meetings and events to learn more.


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With the holidays fast approaching now is the perfect time to shop local!  Not only will you be helping the local economy, but you will also find unique and personable items that are hard to find on the shelves of big box stores. 


Independent shops return more than 3x as much money per dollar of sales to the local community than national chains and independent restaurants return more than 2x as much money per dollar of sales than national restaurant chains.


 Election for the Board of Directors


Would you like to become more involved in Main Street Amherst and help plan and carry out the strategic plan for the organization?  Then becoming a Board Member is for you!  Please complete this nomination form and submit to Teresa by Novmeber 20.  Elections will be held on Thursday, December 4.


General Membership Meeting


Our next regularly scheduled General Membership Meeting will be on Thursday, December 4 at 9:00am at the MSA Community Center.  You do not need to be a member to attend; just come and meet fellow business owners.  Minutes from the November meeting are now available for download.


Miracle on Main Street


Miracle on Main Street

Hard to believe but Santa will be visiting downtown Amherst in just a few short months!  If your business, organization, sports team or club would like to welcome Santa by being a part of our annual Miracle on Main Street parade or if your business would iike to have a table in the Main Street Community Center, please return this form to Teresa by November 21.  If your business would like to support this family-friendly event through a monetary sponsorship, please take a moment to review our sponsorship opportunities.


Lolly the Trolley


Lolly the Trolley's annual trip around Amherst will be held on December 17.  Tickets are now on sale and are $5 per person.  To purchase tickets, please call Teresa or Carmen at (440) 984-6709.  Ride times:  6:00 (sold out), 6:45, 7:30 and 8:15pm.


New Board Member


Erin Link, Etc.The Board of Main Street Amherst is pleased to welcome our newly appointed Board Member, Erin Link.  Erin is the owner of Etc. located on Park Avenue.  Erin's creativity and enthusasm is contagious!  She will bring many wonderful ideas and lots of energy to Main Street Amherst and the Board.


Many thanks to Alicia Nicely for her years of service and creative spirit.  Alicia was instramental in developing the MSA logo and website, and has taken our marketing materials to a new level. While she will be greatly missed on the Board, we will continue to see Alicia at Main Street Amherst meetings and events.