Jun2
Open Office Hours | In Person at Valley Community Development

Open Office Hours | In Person at Valley Community Development

Valley Community Development offers consulting to both established businesses and those looking to start a business of any size in any industry. The best part is that our services are FREE.

Maybe you need to brush up on an area you didn’t know you needed when you started, or you’ve hit a roadblock in your business planning as start-up. Is it time to expand your market? Are you looking to sell your business? Do you want to employ more people?

If so, your local business expert is ready to assist you with no-cost, confidential services.
Open Office hours are an opportunity for you the business owner to stop in, without an appointment to ask any business questions you have. It could be a quick chat or a start to a longer consulting relationship.

No registration required- just drop in between 9am-10am on the first Thursday!

Office Hours dates and times:
First Thursday of the month from 9-10am in person at Valley Community Development
256 Pleasant St, Holyoke St Entrance, Northampton MA 01060
Virtual Office Hours will be held the 2nd week of the month on Thursdays
Third Wednesday of the month from 1-3pm in person at the Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce

Jun8
June Small Business Fundamentals

June Small Business Fundamentals

This free workshop will focus on business fundamentals. It is designed for owners of existing businesses as well as those who are planning to start a business. The workshops will provide a structure for starting and managing your venture.

  • Wednesday, June 8, 2022 5pm-6pm

Presented by Sarah Sargent, Small Business Program Manager, through Valley Community Development.

Register Now
Jun9
Open Office Hours | Zoom

Open Office Hours | Zoom

Valley Community Development offers consulting to both established businesses and those looking to start a business of any size in any industry. The best part is their services are FREE.

Maybe you need to brush up on an area you didn’t know you needed when you started, or you’ve hit a roadblock in your business planning as start up. Is it time to expand your market? Are you looking to sell your business? Do you want to employ more people?

If so, your local business expert is ready to assist you with no-cost, confidential services.
Open Office hours are an opportunity for you the business owner to stop in, without an appointment to ask any business questions you have. It could be a quick chat or a start to a longer consulting relationship.

June Office Hours:
Thurs, June 9th, from 4pm-5pm

Register below to get the Zoom link.

Office Hours dates and times:
First Thursday of the month from 9-10am in person at Valley Community Development
Virtual Office Hours will be held the 2nd week of the month, day TBD, 4pm-5pm.
Third Wednesday of the month from1-3pm in person at the Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce

Register Now
Jun13
Homeowner Resources for a Difficult Economy | Hadley Senior Center

Homeowner Resources for a Difficult Economy | Hadley Senior Center

June 13th, from 1pm-2:30pm.

In-person at the Hadley Senior Center | 46 Middle St, Hadley, MA

Topics include:
· Home maintenance for a safe, healthy home
· Paying for it: budgeting, credit, and help for homeowners
· Protecting your investment in tough economic times
· Beware of scams, scoundrels, and understanding consumer protections

Relevant information, including helpful resources, will be provided. 

The presentation will be available in person and on Zoom.

Register Now
Jun15
Open Office Hours | In-Person @ Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce

Open Office Hours | In-Person @ Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce

Valley Community Development offers consulting to both established businesses and those looking to start a business of any size in any industry. The best part is that our services are FREE.

Maybe you need to brush up on an area you didn’t know you needed when you started, or you’ve hit a roadblock in your business planning as start up. Is it time to expand your market? Are you looking to sell your business? Do you want to employ more people?

If so, your local business expert is ready to assist you with no-cost, confidential services.
Open Office hours are an opportunity for you the business owner to stop in, without an appointment to ask any business questions you have. It could be a quick chat or a start to a longer consulting relationship.

No registration required- just drop in between 1 and 3pm on the third Wednesday.

Office Hours dates and times:
First Thursday of the month from 9-10am in person at Valley Community Development
Virtual Office Hours will be held the 2nd week of the month, day TBD.
Third Wednesday of the month from1-3pm in person at the Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce
35 South Pleasant Street | Amherst, MA 01002

Jun16
June First-Time Homebuyer Webinar Series

June First-Time Homebuyer Webinar Series

In this Zoom webinar presented by Valley Community Development and sponsored by PeoplesBank:

  • Get the facts from real estate professionals including attorneys, loan officers, realtors, home inspectors & housing counselors
  • Learn tips about how to improve your credit.
  • Ask questions to help you proceed & protect your own interests as you approach this life decision.

A certified course recognized by MHP & MassHousing, this workshop helps you qualify for special mortgage products.
$50 for two adults in the same household.* Registration is nonrefundable & attendance is required at all three sessions.

June sessions are scheduled:
•Thursday, June 16, 2022
• Wednesday, June 22, 2022
• Thursday, June 23, 2022

Each session will be hosted via a unique Zoom Webinar link 6-9 p.m. You will receive the Zoom links on the day of each session.

*If your AMI is 80% or less and you live in Amherst or Northampton, MA, you may be eligible to attend this class for free. Contact Donna Cabana, 413-586-5855 ext. 180 to schedule a budget session before the class start date. You will need to bring one month’s worth of pay stubs and two months of bank statements from all of your accounts.
Household size and maximum income:
1 – $52,750, 2-$60,250, 3-$67,800, 4-$75,300, 5- $81,350

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Jun22
Homeowner Resources for a Difficult Economy | Easthampton

Homeowner Resources for a Difficult Economy | Easthampton

June 22nd, from 1pm-2:30pm

Hosted in partnership with the Easthampton Council on Aging

Topics include:
· Home maintenance for a safe, healthy home
· Paying for it: budgeting, credit, and help for homeowners
· Protecting your investment in tough economic times
· Beware of scams, scoundrels, and understand consumer protections

Relevant information, including helpful resources, will be provided. 

The presentation will be available in person and on Zoom.