Nordson Corporation

Nordson is the leader in precision dispensing equipment for applying industrial coatings, including liquid and powder coatings, adhesives, and sealants to numerous consumer and industrial products during manufacturing operations. They operate in 30+ countries around the world including a location right here in Amherst.


Nordson has a strong history of philanthropy in the Amherst community including the preservation of the Nordson Depot and many community service projects.  Main Street Amherst would like to thank Nordson for their continued support of our mission and for sponsoring this year's Wine & Chocolate Walk.









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.


Main Street AmherstHelp MSA win $10,000 from the Community Foundation


MSA is participating the Community Foundation of Lorain County's 35,000 Ways to Give Contest, giving us the chance to win up to $10,000 for our Endowment Fund.  To vote, please visit the Community Foundation's Facebook page and "LIKE" Main Street Amherst's photo.  Thank you!


If you would like to make a contribution directly to the Main Street Amherst Endowment Fund, you can do so online by visiting the Community Foundation's website.


Walkin on WednesdaysWalkin' on Wednesdays - Sponsored by Nordson Corporation


Are you a local entertainer or a business looking to attract new customers?  Walkin' on Wednesdays (WOW) is a great way to share your talent with a new audience.  MSA is looking for all types of entertainment (musicans, face painters, magicians and more) to perform on June 10, July 8, August 12 and September 9 from 6-8pm. 


If you are not an entertainer but would like to promote your business WOW is a great way to get the word out.  Drive traffic to your booth with a coloring contest, face painting or with complimentary refreshments.  Please complete this form if you would like to be featured during WOW.  If you are a business who would like to host an entertainer infront of your store, please complete this form.


Explorer's ClubExplorer's Club


Main Street Amherst is launching a new activity for kids!  Its an opportunity of all ages to get outside and explore everything our community has to offer.  Currently, MSA is looking for 25 businesses to serve as Explorer Stations.  This is a great way to drive traffic to your business for a minimal investment.  To participate, please complete this form.  Be sure to contact Teresa at (440) 984-6709 with any questions or for more information.


General Membership Meeting


Our next General Membership Meeting will be on Thursday, June 4 at 9:00 a.m. at the MSA Community Center.  You do not need to be a member to attend! This is a great way to introduce yourself and network with business/building owners and citizens while learning what is happening in Amherst.  Minutes from previous meeting are available online.