Five Town Chamber of Commerce

East of the River

Chamber of Commerce

East of the River

Chamber of Commerce

The East of the River Five Town Chamber of Commerce promotes an environment that fosters the economic growth of the towns of East Longmeadow, Hampden, Longmeadow, Ludlow, and Wilbraham through the creation and expansion of businesses and jobs.

Member News:

Country Bank announces its “Season of Difference” campaign with $125,000 in support for local community

The winter holidays are going to be a lot brighter for a lot of people, thanks to Country Bank’s annual Season of Difference campaign, during which the bank has pledged 28 days of making a difference in the communities they serve.

Dementia Caregiver support group is back and its in person!

It is with great pleasure that JGS Lifecare announces they will be resuming their caregiver support group in person beginning Tuesday, January 10th, 2023. It will run the second and fourth weeks from January through April. Skipping April 11th (Passover). Our last meeting will be April 25th. This group is for active caregivers (in any amount or capacity) who are caring for someone living with dementia (of all types and stages). This is of no cost to the participants.

Monson Savings Bank Donates $10,000 to Hispanic-American Institute Springfield Branch

Monson Savings Bank, a locally operated bank that celebrated its 150th year of business in 2022, has an established history in Western Massachusetts communities. Likewise, the Bank has an established history of supporting the people and non-profit organizations in the communities that they serve.

Member Spotlight:

Erin Bissonnette-Interim President of The ERC5

Erin assumed the role of Interim President when her predecessor, Bryan Smithwick had to step down for professional reasons. “While I had hoped to have a bit more time in my apprenticeship, it was not meant to be and with an incredible team of directors and members alike offering their support and guidance, I have found my footing and we are moving forward with exciting new ideas and ventures.”

Erin is the Senior Energy Sales Account Representative at Secure Energy in East Longmeadow. She has been with Secure for nearly 9 years.


Erin Bissonnette of Secure Energy-Interim Pres.

Just an overall happy person! I like to smile, work hard, and live life with eyes (& ears) wide open!

Reinvented myself thanks to my current position as a Marketing Manager at a great company and looking forward to my growth in the world of Marketing and Social Media in 2019 and beyond!

Aside from being a successful Marketing Manager, I also am a B-to-B, B-to-C, and B-to-G sales & sales management specialist. Proud of my track record of outperforming goals in a high-volume account development and retention environment.

What’s Happening at ERC5

ERC5 After 5 At Dimauro Carpet & Tile Inc. 

February 7, 2023

Join us as we celebrate romance! Enjoy refreshments and connect with other passionate networkers.  Remember, if you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life.  

Government Breakfast Reception and Awards

February 22, 2023

Please join us for breakfast in honor of our State and Local dignitaries, Select Board Members, Town Managers, Town Council, and Department Leaders from our Five Towns!

Pre St. Patrick’s Day ERC5 After 5

March 8, 2023

Join us for a  pre–St. Patrick’s Day Networking Celebration. Gather with the Holyoke Chamber of Commerce and our members at Conklin Office Furniture to connect with other business leaders.  We are grateful to Conklin Office Furniture for bringing together both Chambers to help us all increase our visibility and form a stronger supportive networking team, to help support business growth for everyone. 

Feast in the East

April 25, 2023

Join us and sample some of our area’s top Chef’s and their signature dishes. Participants will sample and vote to name our area’s winners of  the most loved libations  awarded with the prestigious Feast in the East trophy! 



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