SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. (WWLP) – In an effort to give back to the community, Loomis Village hosted a Chamber Breakfast on Friday.

The breakfast recognized the South Hadley & Granby Chamber of Commerce. Local business owners gathering with town officials and lawmakers to discuss issues and concerns.

A Chamber board member told 22News the high inflation is impacting local businesses from filling up delivery vans with gas to restaurants paying for food.

“Suddenly they’re faced with needing to pass those costs on to customers. So how we balance everything going forward is really a challenge for all of us,” said Michelle Theroux, board member of the chamber.

Guest speakers that were in attendance included State Representatives Dan Carey and Mindy Domb, and South Hadley Town Administrator Lisa Wong. The chamber hopes this breakfast helps show lawmakers what kind of help local businesses need from the government.