Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce & Amherst Business Improvement District

Introduction

The demand for supporting minority-owned businesses has grown given the heartbreak and anger invoked by the murder of George Floyd. Now, having used this platform to crowd-source who is 'Open For Business' throughout this pandemic, the Chamber and BID adapted this format to have our beloved area businesses self-identify as woman, LGBTQ+, or minority- owned businesses.

Using this platform, we can now list these businesses on our website so that community members can easily access your business, skills and/or products. Please list yourself here. Please reach out to John Page, our Membership & Marketing Manager, for any questions at john@amherstarea.com or leave a message at (413) 253-0700. This is a living document and the community can make edits and suggestions.

Support Minority-Owned Businesses

Business Name

Business Contact Info

(Website, Phone No., or Email)

“This business is ______-owned” or “This business is an ally.”

Safia, LLC

Leadership Coaching

Dr. Leslie A. Saulsberry

leslie@leslieasaulsberry.com

support@leslieasaulsberry.com

https://safia.mykajabi.com/

@IntuitiveJoy.Mindset.Lifestyle.Reflection

(413) 345-5499

Woman and Black and Minority Owned

M&M LINKS JEWELRY

www.m2mlinks.com

admin@m2mlinks.com

IG @mandmlinks

FB @mandmlinks

877-226-9793

Woman and Black and Minority Owned

Global Cuts - International World of Barber Styling

Khayyam Mahdi

(413) 253-9419

www.facebook.com/GCBarbers/

Minority Owned

Northampton Ctr For Couples Therapy

Kerry Lusignan

413-586-2300

https://www.northamptoncouplestherapy.com/

This business is an ally

Archival Matters Inc

Anibal (Ani) Gonzalez-Rivera-Owner

Also known as Valley Frame Works

414.800.1990

valleyframeworks.org

Minority Owned

24 Years in business

Romney Associates, Inc.

www.romneyassociates.com

promney@romneyassociates.com

Owners: Pat Romney

Paul Wiley

Imani Romney-Rosa Chapman

413-253-5630

Minority and Woman owned. 26 years in business. Black and Latina owned

Downtown Mindfulness &

Know Your Mind LLC

https://knowyourmind.training

Owner: Shalini Bahl-Milne

shalini@knowyourmind.training

Minority and Woman owned.

7 years in business in Downtown Amherst and now also online.

Certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Search Inside Yourself teacher and consultant

Support Women-Owned Businesses

Business Name

Business Contact Info

(Website, Phone No., or Email)

“This business is ______-owned” or “This business is an ally.”

NEPM-New England Promotional Marketing

Youssef Fadel, 413-237-4907

yfadel@nepm.com

www.nepm.com

This business is woman-owned

Jazzercise Amherst

Crista Klein 413-341-2361

cristajklein@gmail.com

www.jazzercise.com

This business is woman-owned and an ally

HB Financial Group,LLC

Harriett Barnes 413-256-0677

hbarnes@hbfinancialgroup.com

www.hbfinancialgroup.com 

This business is woman-owned

Safia, LLC

Leadership Coaching

Dr. Leslie A. Saulsberry

leslie@leslieasaulsberry.com

support@leslieasaulsberry.com

https://safia.mykajabi.com/

@IntuitiveJoy.Mindset.Lifestyle.Reflection

(413) 345-5499

This business is Woman, Black, and Minority Owned

Sunset Pizza

Rebecca Casagrande

https://www.sunsetgrillpizza.com/

(413) 835-0568

This business is woman-owned.

M&M LINKS Jewelry

www.m2mlinks.com

admin@m2mlinks.com

IG @mandmlinks

FB @mandmlinks

877-226-9793

This business is woman and black owned.

Summerlin Floors

Ann Bronner

ann@summerlinfloors.com 

(413) 253-9022

This business has a WBENC (Women’s Business Enterprise National Council) certification.

Kuhn Riddle Architects

www.kuhnriddle.com

Aelan B. Tierney, President atierney@kuhnriddle.com

413-259-1630

This is a woman owned business.

The Toy Box

https://www.facebook.com/thetoyboxamherst/

Liz Rosenberg

(413) 256-8697

amhersttoybox@gmail.com 

This is a woman owned business.

Modern Memoirs, Inc.

https://www.modernmemoirs.com/

Megan St. Marie

(413) 253-2353

This is a woman-owned business.

Nora Brown Design

https://norabrowndesign.com

(617) 299 6672

This is a woman-owned business.

Northampton Ctr For Couples Therapy

Kerry Lusignan

413-586-2300

https://www.northamptoncouplestherapy.com/

Women Owned and this business is an ally

Open Pixel Studios, LLC

Animation Studio

Kathryn Taccone

413.455.0719

Book a Virtual Call Here

Website

Woman-Owned Certified by WBENC. Minority-lead business.

Belly of the Beast

Bellyofthebeastma.com ; eat@bellyofthebeastma.com ; 213-447-1307

This business is a LGBTQA Owned and Majority Woman Owned Business; Aimee Francaes and Jesse Hassinger

Jena Schwartz

Fierce Encouragement for Writing + Life
Owner: Jena Schwartz
www.jenaschwartz.com 
jenarschwartz@gmail.com

Woman + LGBTQIA+ owned
Proud member of local Jewish community
17 years in business
BLM ally

Downtown Mindfulness &

Know Your Mind LLC

https://knowyourmind.training

Owner: Shalini Bahl-Milne

shalini@knowyourmind.training

Minority and Woman owned.

7 years in business in Downtown Amherst and now also online.

Certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Search Inside Yourself teacher and consultant

Support LGBTQ+ Owned Businesses

Business Name

Business Contact Info

(Website, Phone No., or Email)

“This business is ______-owned” or “This business is an ally.”

The Bower Studio

www.TheBowerStudio.com
413-687-6761  shop@thebowerstudio.com

This business is queer owned and operated. Minority co-owned.

Modern Memoirs, Inc.

https://www.modernmemoirs.com/

Megan St. Marie

(413) 253-2353

This is a queer-owned business.

Erin Long Photography

www.erinlongphotography.com

413-262-7973 erin@erinlongphotography.com

This is a queer-owned business, we lovingly support & stand in solidarity with the folx of our LGBTQIA+, Women, Black, Indigenous & People of Colour (BIPOC) communities.

Jena Schwartz

Fierce Encouragement for Writing + Life
Owner: Jena Schwartz
www.jenaschwartz.com 
jenarschwartz@gmail.com

Woman + LGBTQIA+ owned
Proud member of local Jewish community
17 years in business
BLM ally