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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Main Street Amherst and Sliman's in Amherst would like to thank all the volunteers, parade participants, the community and the City of Amherst for the joyous event on Friday, December 1, 2017. Miracle on Main Street could not happen without everyone. It was a wonderful evening to begin the holiday season. Please go to MSA Miracle on Main Street's Facebook page to view the photos. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. 

Thank you to the following sponsors:  Sliman's in Amherst, Buckeye Community Bank, The Caco Agency, CenturyLink, Chris Schiefer Insurance, Downtown Direct, Dr. Lee A. Schmitt DDS, Dr. Peter Stamatis, Family Fellowship, First Federal of Lakewood, Giant Eagle Amherst, Howard Hanna-The Donnas, Dr. Scott Iliff, Huntington Bank, Jenkins & Bevan Insurance Agency, Lorain County Auditor-Craig Snodgrass, LorMet Community Federal Credit Union, McArthur & Sons, Inc., Niel ELkins State Farm Insurance, Nordson Corporation, Peck & Gambish Certified Public Accountants, Premier Toyota, Sandstone Candle Works, Vaughnteriors, Ziggy's Pub & Restaurant