Sliman's knows that every customer is unique, and wants something different in a car. That is why at Sliman's Sales & Service they have an extensive new car inventory consisting of new 2014 Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and RAM vehicles! Whatever you may be interested in there is a car on their lot that is perfect for your unique lifestyle. 


Come on down to their dealership at 7498 Leavitt Road in Amherst and their staff will assist you in the  buying process of your next Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, or RAM car!


Thank you to Sliman's Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram for being this year's Miracle on Main Street sponsor.


Lighthouse Insurance

Located in historic downtown Amherst, Lighthouse Insurance Agency is a full-service independent insurance firm. Lighthouse has the flexibility to work with many different companies to meet the individual needs of our customers and get them the best competitive rates available.


They can assist you with all your insurance needs including Home, Auto, Life and Business.  As your trusted insurance adviser, Lighthouse Insurance is constantly looking for ways to reduce rates and save you money.  At Lighthouse Insurance Agency, you'll receive top-notch service while building a lifelong and trustworthy relationship with their customers.


Thank you to Lighthouse Insurance for being the 2014 Lolly the Trolley Sponsor.

























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.


Miracle on Main StreetMiracle on Main Street


Hard to believe but Santa will be visiting downtown Amherst in just a few short days!  This year's event is graciously sponsored by Sliman's Jeep Dodge Chrysler Ram. The parade will kick-off at 6:00pm at the Amherst Public Library and head west down Park Avenue; ending at the Town Hall.  Following the parade, head to the Main Street Community Center for snacks and activities provided by local organizations and businesses until 8pm.  Santa will also be there to meet and greet children of all ages.  This is a great night to get a jump on your holiday shopping as many downtown shops will be open late for the event.  Enjoy dinner at one of our locally owned restaurants as well! 


If your group is participating in the parade, line up will begin at 5:30 in the Library parking lot.


Shop Local Main Street Amherst

Shop Local


With the holidays fast approaching now is the perfect time to shop local!  Not only will you be helping the local economy, but you will also find unique and personable items that are hard to find on the shelves of big box stores. 


Independent shops return more than 3x as much money per dollar of sales to the local community than national chains and independent restaurants return more than 2x as much money per dollar of sales than national restaurant chains.


 Lolly the Trolley


Lolly the Trolley's annual trip around Amherst will be held on Wednesday, December 17th.  Tickets for all 8 trolleys are now SOLD OUT.  Thank you!


New Board Members


The Main Street Amherst Board of Directors would like to welcome Tom Anderson from WOBL/WDLW, the newest board member, and congratulate Tim Uras and Missy Timko as they continue to serve.


The Main Street Amherst Board of Directors would like to thank Cynthia McGuire for all her many years of dedication and hard work as a devoted volunteer.  Throughout her term, Cynthia grew the Heart of the City Dinner to become very successful while also working to increase membership.  Throughout her six years on the Board, Cynthia served as the Organizational Chair, President and most recently as Secretary.


General Membership Meeting


Our next regularly scheduled General Membership Meeting will be on Thursday, February 5 at 9:00am at the MSA Community Center.  You do not need to be a member to attend; just come and meet fellow business owners.   Our January meeting will not be held due to the New Years holiday.


Smart Start Workshop


Start the new year off right by attending our upcoming Smart Start Workshop on Tuesday, February 10 from 8-10am!  This workshop will be discussing "The Ins and Outs of Quickbooks." Kathy Coffman will be sharing her vast knowledge of what this accounting system can do for your business as well as the hard-to-answer questions for those who are already using the system.  A continental breakfast will be provided by 5 Corners Bed & Breakfast.  Attendance is just $5 for MSA Members and $15 for non-members. Online registration is now available.