Our Mission

The Amherst Business Improvement District (Amherst BID) invests its resources to improve downtown Amherst’s vibrancy, sustainability, and economic health.

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The BID’s downtown events calendar aims to connect visitors and residents to the many events in Amherst that highlight the downtown businesses and enhance your experience in downtown.

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This downtown directory  helps connect you to Amherst’s unique blend of restaurants, shops, and cultural destination that make downtown Amherst a great place to live, work and play.


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We want to keep you updated on everything that is happening in downtown Amherst. If you’d like more information about the BID, events, or downtown Amherst in general, please contact the BID office.

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The BID email has been hacked. Please do not open anything regarding a google doc that you might have received from us this afternoon (1/13/17). We are very sorry for any inconvenience and hope that we have resolved the problem. ... See MoreSee Less

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Amherst Business Improvement District added 2 new photos.

We are grieving the sudden loss of Art Steele, a fantastic musician and the man responsible for the incredible lighting and audio visual components for our Block Party. Art was helpful and patient and a key part of making the event successful and memorable.
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Mark LattanziArt was a pleasure to work with, always thinking creatively about how to make our events together pop.

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Alden Howes OlsonSad to learn.

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