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 and commercial business districts by improving economic management, strengthening public participation, recruiting new businesses, rehabilitating buildings, and making Amherst 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.

What's Happening




The Main Street Amherst Board has decided to suspend our Bingo event until Sunday, April 25, 2021 at the Amherst Eagles. The Amherst Eagle hall is open for events, but their capacity is not large enough for our event at this time.  

The tickets you have for the original date of April 5, 2020 will be good for this date. The tickets do state “No Refund”, but Main Street Amherst understands that with the Covid-19 and the changes you may not be able to attend the event on the new date. Here are a few options:

1. Donate your ticket to MSA to assist locally owned small businesses; or

2. Become a member of MSA through 2022 which entitles you to a discount card to many of our locally owned businesses (this is a $10 discount as it is $20 per year to be a member;) or

3. Get a refund-will be given in a check format (we ask that you stay in your car, call (440) 984-6709 when you arrive and you will be given instructions-mask is required to enter the building); or

4. Keep your ticket as it will be good for the new date.

You may take care of any of the above options on any Wednesday in September from 9am to 12pm at the Main Street Amherst Office located at 255 Park Avenue or on Wednesday, October 7th from 4pm to 6pm. After the October date no refunds will be given.

In order to process any of the above options, you do need to have your ticket. If you have any questions, please call (440) 984-6709 or send an email to Thank you for your patience and understanding at this time.

Small Business Resources

Small Business Development Center at LCCC 

U.S. Small Business Administration

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Local, State & Federal Health Information

Local Resources

City of Amherst

Lorain County Public Health

Ohio Department of Health & Human Services

Office of Governor Mike DeWine

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

U.S. White House

U.S. Food & Drug Administration