Ellen Freyman has recently been appointed chairwoman of the Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield (ACCGS) board of directors. Freyman previously served as the vice chairwoman, before being appointed to her new role.
“In my legal practice I work with clients in a wide variety of industries from national retailers and franchisees and national telecommunications companies to developers of affordable and senior housing projects, manufacturers and nonprofit agencies,” said Attorney Freyman. “I hope that my experience working with such a range of businesses will benefit all those that belong to the Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield and our community as a whole.”
The Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield is an effective legislative advocate on the local, state and national level that works to educate businesses of all sizes and types through changing corporate environments. Efforts to help grow member businesses include creating platforms to forge strategic partnerships, expanding marketing opportunities for member businesses and leading the way by improving the overall quality of life in the region. Additionally, the ACCGS has been in business for more than 119 years focusing on a regional approach to networking, economic development and business development. It represents the
interests of nearly 800 businesses of all sizes, industries and professions in East Longmeadow, Longmeadow, Hampden, Wilbraham and Ludlow through its East of the River Five Town Chamber of Commerce, Springfield through its Springfield Chamber of Commerce and women professionals throughout the region through its Professional Women’s Chamber.
“I look forward to continue working with all of the business members of the Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield to further enhance the economic health of the business community and the region,” said Freyman.
Attorney Freyman concentrates her practice at Shatz, Schwartz and Fentin, P.C., in the area of commercial real estate including acquisitions and sales, development, leasing and financing and has extensive land use practice that includes zoning, subdivision, project permitting and environmental matters. She has substantial experience in the area of development and financing of affording housing, utilization of funds from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development, the Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency and various other governmental and quasi-governmental agencies. In addition, she represents various institutional lenders and borrowers in both construction and permanent financing.