Nordson Corporation

Nordson is the leader in precision dispensing equipment for applying industrial coatings, including liquid and powder coatings, adhesives, and sealants to numerous consumer and industrial products during manufacturing operations. They operate in 30+ countries around the world including a location right here in Amherst.


Nordson has a strong history of philanthropy in the Amherst community including the preservation of the Nordson Depot and many community service projects.  Main Street Amherst would like to thank Nordson for their continued support of our mission and for sponsoring this year's Wine & Chocolate Walk.












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.


Dancing on Main StreetDancing on Main Street


The annual Dancing on Main Street was held on Saturday, August 1, 2015.  Thank you to our event partner Premier Toyota Scion of 


The main stage featured great music from:Half Naked Monkeys, Dann Swift & Friends and Less Than 88


Thank you to the following businesses for sponsoring the event:  Premier Toyota-Scion of Amherst, Republic Service, Nordson Corporation, City of Amherst, Olde Town Pizza House & Catering, Dairy Mart, Discount Drug Mart, Howard Hanna-The Dodson Team, Lorain County Speedway, Quesadillas Mexican Restaurant, Amherst Animal Hospital, Thome Farms, Walthall CPA's, Dovin & Reber Jones Funeral & Cremation Center, Neil Elkins State Farm Insurance Agent, Captain's Club, Cedar Pub, Cork's & Stubby's, Park Lanes Bowling & Brew, RCs Brewhouse, The Pour House, Ziggy's Pub & Restaurant, Giuseppe's Wine Cellar, Dr. Peter Stamatis, Amherst Citgo, Anytime Fitness, R.E. Rice, First Merit, Giant Eagle, Amherst Eagles, The UPS Store, Chris Schiefer Insurance, McArthur & Sons, Hot Dog Heaven, Rebman Recreation, Lorain County Auditor Craig Snodgrass, The Caco Agency, Metro Computer Resources, First Federal Savings of Lorain, Talmar Bank, Sprenger Health Care Systems, LorMet Community Federal Credit Union, Lori Elswick-Berkshire Hathaway Lucien Realty, Etc. Boutique & Gifts, Bramhall Engineering & Surveying, Country Day School, Tuffy Auto Service Center, WOBL/WDLW and The Morning Journal.



Walkin on Wednesdays

 Walkin' on Wednesdays - Sponsored by Nordson Corporation


Take a stroll on the second Wednesday of each month during MSA's Walkin' on Wednesdays (August 12 and September 9) from 6-8pm.  This free, family-friendly event features all types of entertainment. Many of our great shops stay open for this event.  Enjoy dinner at one of our many restaurants while you are out and about!


Are you a local entertainer or a business looking to attract new customers?  Walkin' on Wednesdays (WOW) is a great way to share your talent with a new audience.  MSA is looking for all types of entertainment (musicans, face painters, magicians and more) to perform. If you are a business who would like to host an entertainer infront of your store, please complete this form.


Explorer's Club


Explorer's Club


Main Street Amherst is launching a new activity for kids!  Its an opportunity of all ages to get outside and explore everything our community has to offer.  A few Explorer Kits are still available if your child would like to participate.  The kits are $5 and can be purchased at the Main Street Community Center or the Amherst Public Library.  Be sure to contact Teresa at (440) 984-6709 with any questions or for more information.




General Membership Meeting


Our next General Membership Meeting will be on Thursday, August 6 at 9:00 a.m. at the MSA Community Center.  You do not need to be a member to attend! This is a great way to introduce yourself and network with business/building owners and citizens while learning what is happening in Amherst.  Minutes from previous meeting are available online.