Amherst Chamber of Commerce

Amherst Chamber of Commerce Members of the Amherst Chamber are a part of making the Western New York region the best place to live, work and do business. The Amherst Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1956 by a group of Williamsville businessmen who represented the majority of businesses along Main Street.

Today our Chamber is one of the country's largest suburban chambers. Through its Board of Directors, scores of dedicated volunteers, strategic partnerships and more than 3,000 members, the Chamber works to protect, accelerate and facilitate collaboration of the business interests in the Buffalo Niagara region.

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Join National Grid's effort to support our community by participating in the  Erie County Shop 716 "Corporate Give Back"...
09/17/2021
Shop 716 - Amherst Chamber of Commerce

Join National Grid's effort to support our community by participating in the Erie County Shop 716 "Corporate Give Back" Program. National Grid was the first partner to step up in this program for 2021 and their generosity will assist our community's first responders. https://amherst.org/shop716/

The “WNY Back to Business” initiative is to be a champion of all business, supporting the shop/support local themes in Western New York; to develop business unity and camaraderie to uplift our region.

There’s never been a better time to support local businesses and you can get rewarded for it through the Erie County, NY...
09/16/2021

There’s never been a better time to support local businesses and you can get rewarded for it through the Erie County, NY-sponsored Shop 716 eGift Card! Buy an eGift Card for $50 or more and get a bonus $50 eGift Card. Perfect for gifts or just for yourself – pick up yours today! https://amherst.org/shop716/
#shop716 #shoplocal716 #supportlocal716 #buffalove #ec200

There’s never been a better time to support local businesses and you can get rewarded for it through the Erie County, NY-sponsored Shop 716 eGift Card! Buy an eGift Card for $50 or more and get a bonus $50 eGift Card. Perfect for gifts or just for yourself – pick up yours today! https://amherst.org/shop716/
#shop716 #shoplocal716 #supportlocal716 #buffalove #ec200

"When you buy local you are supporting small business owners and their families, keeping dollars here in our community a...
09/16/2021
Shop 716 initiative returns after successful 2020 run

"When you buy local you are supporting small business owners and their families, keeping dollars here in our community and building a stronger local economy."

Spectrum News 1 Buffalo detailed the Erie County, NY-sponsored Shop 716 program and why you should participate! Head to amherst.org/shop716 now to buy one of our eGift Cards or to sign up your business.

Shop716 brought in more than $1M worth of sales in 2020.

#RibbonCutting Day today 9/16/21:#BusinessAfterHours Mixer with Southtowns Regional Chamber of Commerce @wnysouthtowns f...
09/16/2021

#RibbonCutting Day today 9/16/21:
#BusinessAfterHours Mixer with Southtowns Regional Chamber of Commerce @wnysouthtowns for Wesolowski Law Group at 5pm; followed by #RibbonCutting at Bridal Chateau @bridal_chateaux at 6:30pm
Visit amherst.org/events.

#WellnessWednesday with Independent Health Losing weight can be a difficult challenge, especially on your own. That’s wh...
09/15/2021
Member Success Story: Live life better with Brook+

#WellnessWednesday with Independent Health Losing weight can be a difficult challenge, especially on your own. That’s why Independent Health has teamed up with Brook+ to help you set realistic goals and achieve a healthy weight for good. Brook+ is a year-long digital program designed to help you lose weight, reduce your risk of Type 2 diabetes and feel your best. It's a CDC-recognized program available to eligible members at no additional cost. Learn how Brook+ has helped one of our members improve her health: https://bit.ly/3xyTuUR

Learn how one Independent Health member has been able to get her life back on track thanks to our Brook+ Diabetes Prevention Program.

Today, we held the kickoff press conference for the Erie County-sponsored Shop 716 program! Chamber President AJ Baynes ...
09/14/2021

Today, we held the kickoff press conference for the Erie County-sponsored Shop 716 program! Chamber President AJ Baynes addressed the media at the Original Anderson's along with Deputy County Executive Maria Whyte, Owner of Anderson's Holly Anderson, Visit Buffalo Niagara President Patrick Kaler, Owner of Park Vue Restaurant Harrita West, Town of Tonawanda Supervisor Joe Emminger, and Kenmore Town of Tonawanda Chamber of Commerce President Cathy Piciulo.

To participate as a merchant or consumer, please visit https://amherst.org/shop716. This week only (ending September 19th), when an Egift card is purchased for $50 or more, you’ll receive a bonus $50 Egift card. Shop local and support our local businesses!

#shop716 #shoplocal716 #supportlocal716 #ec200 #eriecounty

September Newsletter is out!https://conta.cc/2YYnZI7
09/14/2021
Swing into Fall!

September Newsletter is out!
https://conta.cc/2YYnZI7

Networking is back! Message from the A.J. Baynes As summer comes to an "official close," we can already see our incredible community swing into their fourth quarter preparation and ex*****on. While m

In celebration of #NationalSmallBusinessWeek look what launched today Erie County! Share and spread the word!#shop716 #s...
09/13/2021

In celebration of #NationalSmallBusinessWeek look what launched today Erie County! Share and spread the word!
#shop716 #shoplocal716 #supportlocal716 #ec200 #eriecounty
Buy now at amherst.org/shop716

In celebration of #NationalSmallBusinessWeek look what launched today Erie County! Share and spread the word!
#shop716 #shoplocal716 #supportlocal716 #ec200 #eriecounty
Buy now at amherst.org/shop716

09/13/2021
Shop 716 Kickoff

In support of National Small Business Week, we're thrilled to announce the return of the Erie County, NY-sponsored promotion for Shop 716! Amherst Chamber President AJ Baynes explains why your business should sign up to participate in Shop 716 and the many benefits of supporting the Shop 716 community!

September #BusinessAfterHours is offering new opportunities for you! On 9/21, hear from the Publisher and the Editor of ...
09/11/2021

September #BusinessAfterHours is offering new opportunities for you!
On 9/21, hear from the Publisher and the Editor of The Buffalo News plus a BONUS Mixer & #RibbonCutting on 9/16 with the @Southtowns Regional Chamber of Commerce at Wesolowski Law Group's new Amherst location, followed up with another #RibbonCutting at Bridal Chateau
Register at amherst.org/events

September 11th is Patriot Day and a National Day of Service and Remembrance. 20 years and we will never forget. #patriot...
09/11/2021

September 11th is Patriot Day and a National Day of Service and Remembrance. 20 years and we will never forget. #patriotsday #neverforget

September 11th is Patriot Day and a National Day of Service and Remembrance. 20 years and we will never forget. #patriotsday #neverforget

Save the Date: The Event 10/25/2021 at Salvatore's Italian Gardens.Nominations & Sponsorship opportunities now open!http...
09/07/2021
The Event 2021 Awardee Nominations are open!

Save the Date: The Event 10/25/2021 at Salvatore's Italian Gardens.
Nominations & Sponsorship opportunities now open!
https://conta.cc/3hdar1z

Sponsorship Opportunities Available! Buy Tickets for The Event 10/25 Nominations Now Being Accepted Award Nomination Form Sponsorship Opportunities Register for Lunch Mob 9/16 Register for New Member

Wishing you a year of health & happiness! Happy Rosh Hashanah
09/07/2021

Wishing you a year of health & happiness! Happy Rosh Hashanah

Wishing you a year of health & happiness! Happy Rosh Hashanah

Happy Labor Day!
09/06/2021

Happy Labor Day!

Happy Labor Day!

NYS is hosting a webinar on the COVID-29 Small Business Recovery Grant Program on Thursday, 9/2 at 12:30pm. See link for...
08/31/2021
WEBINAR: Changes to NYS COVID-19 Small Business Recovery Grant 9/2/21

NYS is hosting a webinar on the COVID-29 Small Business Recovery Grant Program on Thursday, 9/2 at 12:30pm. See link for more info!

Governor Kathy Hochul on Wednesday afternoon announced changes to New York State s $800 million COVID-19 Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant Program that will enable more small businesses to apply for funding. Starting immediately, businesses with revenues up to $2.5 million can apply for grants,...

Don't miss today today's Lunch & Learn on the NYS HERO ACT that will be in effect on 9/5/2021! Are you prepared? Learn m...
08/26/2021

Don't miss today today's Lunch & Learn on the NYS HERO ACT that will be in effect on 9/5/2021! Are you prepared? Learn more at 12pm via Zoom.
Employer Services Corporation
https://business.amherst.org/events/details/lunch-learn-heroes-act-8-26-2021-5153

Don't miss today today's Lunch & Learn on the NYS HERO ACT that will be in effect on 9/5/2021! Are you prepared? Learn more at 12pm via Zoom.
Employer Services Corporation
https://business.amherst.org/events/details/lunch-learn-heroes-act-8-26-2021-5153

#WellnessWednesday From our friends at Univera Healthcare  #Nonprofit organizations serving #WNY can now apply for our b...
08/25/2021

#WellnessWednesday From our friends at Univera Healthcare #Nonprofit organizations serving #WNY can now apply for our brand new Health Equity Awards! Visit UniveraHealthcare.com/Community to learn more.
We strive to work with our communities to create an environment of equity and access where everyone can reach their full potential. Our 2021 Health Equity Awards focus on addressing racial and ethnic health disparities throughout WNY. Deadline to apply is September 17. #UnveraCares #Buffalo

#WellnessWednesday From our friends at Univera Healthcare #Nonprofit organizations serving #WNY can now apply for our brand new Health Equity Awards! Visit UniveraHealthcare.com/Community to learn more.
We strive to work with our communities to create an environment of equity and access where everyone can reach their full potential. Our 2021 Health Equity Awards focus on addressing racial and ethnic health disparities throughout WNY. Deadline to apply is September 17. #UnveraCares #Buffalo

Attention Business Owners! Are you aware of the NYS HERO ACT that will be in effect on 9/5/2021? Are you prepared? Learn...
08/24/2021

Attention Business Owners!
Are you aware of the NYS HERO ACT that will be in effect on 9/5/2021? Are you prepared? Learn more Thursday, 8/26 at 12pm via Zoom.
@Employer Services Corporation
https://business.amherst.org/events/details/lunch-learn-heroes-act-8-26-2021-5153

Attention Business Owners!
Are you aware of the NYS HERO ACT that will be in effect on 9/5/2021? Are you prepared? Learn more Thursday, 8/26 at 12pm via Zoom.
@Employer Services Corporation
https://business.amherst.org/events/details/lunch-learn-heroes-act-8-26-2021-5153

Meet Marc Murphy Photography. With a passion for photography that he developed during the Vietnam War in Southeast Asia,...
08/24/2021

Meet Marc Murphy Photography. With a passion for photography that he developed during the Vietnam War in Southeast Asia, Marc “with a C”, has continued to embrace the beauty of our community with the push of a button. Learn more at www.murphyphoto.com #shoplocal716 #supportlocal716 #shop716 #photography716 #buffalove

We live on Treehaven Drive. So named for obvious reasons. Since being secluded at home, I've started a series of "walk-around" neighborhood photos.

Ribbon Cutting today for The Junkluggers of the Northtowns!
08/24/2021
News Release: 8/24/2021

Ribbon Cutting today for The Junkluggers of the Northtowns!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The first truly eco-friendly junk removal service, The Junkluggers, is Now Open and Serving the Northtowns and the Greater Buffalo area!Williamsville, New York. (August 24, 2021) – The Junkluggers is rapidly growing throughout the United States and is proud to now service res...

Resource links below-
08/23/2021

Resource links below-

BUSINESS OWNERS: There are a variety of grants, loans, and other economic assistance programs still available to help with your recovery. Here's a list of links with resources to get you started, at the local, state, and federal levels:

City of Buffalo: buffalomicrogrants.com
Erie County: erie.gov/environment/economic-development
ECIDA: ecidany.com/covid-relief-business-loans
NYS: esd.ny.gov/covid-19-business-resources
U.S. SBA: sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources

Cc: Mayor Byron W. Brown, Erie County Industrial Development Agency (ECIDA), Empire State Development, U.S. Small Business Administration

Our community is so fortunate to have such amazing leaders. Thank you to our Board Members for your service to our organ...
08/20/2021

Our community is so fortunate to have such amazing leaders. Thank you to our Board Members for your service to our organization! And to our member companies where their #PowerWomen have displayed such vibrant characteristics in leading from the front, we appreciate all that you do!
#womenofinfluence2021 #supportlocal716 #shoplocal716 #amherstchamber #amherstchamberofcommerce #toomanygreatwomentobelisted #buffalove

#WellnessWednesday with Independent Health Cycling is a great way to stay healthy and in touch with the world around you...
08/18/2021
Pedal your way to better health

#WellnessWednesday with Independent Health Cycling is a great way to stay healthy and in touch with the world around you. As a form of exercise, it’s suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels. Independent Health encourages you to take advantage of the beautiful summer weather by hopping on a bike and going for a ride today. You’ll feel better for it! https://bit.ly/2VleyAw

Cycling is a low impact aerobic exercise that offers a wealth of benefits. It can help shape a healthy lifestyle, both physically and mentally.

Welcome to chamber member Mental Health Association of Erie County who is having a family fun filled event with SUPERHER...
08/05/2021

Welcome to chamber member Mental Health Association of Erie County who is having a family fun filled event with SUPERHEROES on Wednesday, August 11th Unleash the Superhero Within at the Transit Drive-In Theatre - Thank you MHA for all you do for our community!

Don’t miss your friendly neighborhood spiderman on August 11th at the @Transit Drive-In Theatre! Join us next week for a night of superhero fun! COSTUMES ENCOURAGED. Movie tickets include popcorn, candy, and soft drink and can be purchased here: https://qrco.de/mhadrivein. All proceeds support MHA’s essential work in children’s and youth mental health here in WNY. *Rain or shine!*

Happy #WellnessWednesday from our friends at Univera Healthcare  . Are you up for a TREEventure Scavenger Hunt? Follow a...
07/28/2021
Wednesdays with Olmsted | South Park TREEventure | July 14, 2021

Happy #WellnessWednesday from our friends at Univera Healthcare . Are you up for a TREEventure Scavenger Hunt? Follow a self-guided, app-based walking tour through #Buffalo’s Delaware Park and South Park. It’s a free, outdoor, family activity that can be enjoyed year-round as the trees change with the seasons. Fresh air, a healthy walk, and quality family time are among the benefits. The web-based materials are in English, Spanish, and soon Arabic, and access to the parks is free. To learn more, check out this video featuring Univera’s President, Art Wingerter. https://youtu.be/1kjd5kSZpyE @bfloparks #sponsorship

Join Margaret Lapp, South Park Arboretum Curator, and Art Wingerter, President of Univera Healthcare, on a TREEventure around South Park! From the Maidenhair...

Congratulations Amherst Chamber Toastmasters!!
07/26/2021

Congratulations Amherst Chamber Toastmasters!!

Congratulations to our new club officers! This week, keep an eye out for posts about the officers and their goals for the new Toastmasters year.

Thank you to all our members that came out to support the 2021 Small Business Awards for Wild Birds Unlimited of Amherst...
07/22/2021

Thank you to all our members that came out to support the 2021 Small Business Awards for Wild Birds Unlimited of Amherst, NY MusicalFare Theatre @Allen Dembski 716 Realty Rachel's Mediterranean and the KeyBank Sponsor Award for WNY Psychotherapy. Great day had by all!!
#shop716 #shoplocal716 #supportlocal716

So happy to share our awardees today at the Small Business Awards Luncheon & Showcase with our sponsor KeyBank!
07/22/2021

So happy to share our awardees today at the Small Business Awards Luncheon & Showcase with our sponsor KeyBank!

Rachel's Mediterranean is opening a new location at 8250 Transit Rd! #shop716 #shoplocal716 #rachels #rachelsmediterrane...
07/20/2021
Rachel's Mediterranean 7/20/2021

Rachel's Mediterranean is opening a new location at 8250 Transit Rd!

#shop716 #shoplocal716 #rachels #rachelsmediterranean

Rachel’s Mediterranean Grill -- ANOTHER ONE?! EAST AMHERST, New York - Rachel’s Mediterranean Grill will be opening its thirteenth location on Thursday, July 29th, 2021. The public is invited to celebrate the occasion with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and a Josh Allen Wyoming jersey giveaway. The e...

Are you Shopping Local?#shop716 #shoplocal716 #supportlocal716 Amherst.org/shop716@pasteurizedtees
07/17/2021

Are you Shopping Local?
#shop716 #shoplocal716 #supportlocal716
Amherst.org/shop716
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Are you Shopping Local?
#shop716 #shoplocal716 #supportlocal716
Amherst.org/shop716
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Wow!! Amazing work here #716Day 👏🏻👍🏼
07/17/2021

Wow!! Amazing work here #716Day 👏🏻👍🏼

We have no words. We couldn’t have done this without you, Buffalo! ❤️💙💛

Hello! Are you (or someone you know) looking for a few extra temporary work hours?! Selective Staffing Solutions is seek...
07/16/2021

Hello! Are you (or someone you know) looking for a few extra temporary work hours?! Selective Staffing Solutions is seeking almost 50 people to work (temporarily) at the upcoming Van Gogh exhibit that will be at Eastern Hills Mall this August!

Hello! Are you (or someone you know) looking for a few extra temporary work hours?! Selective Staffing Solutions is seeking almost 50 people to work (temporarily) at the upcoming Van Gogh exhibit that will be at Eastern Hills Mall this August!

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Williamsville, NY
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Tuesday 8:30am - 5pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 5pm
Thursday 8:30am - 5pm
Friday 8:30am - 5pm

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Drinking for the wrong reasons after a long day running your business? Let us help! Join us and our friends next week, August 11th, at at Froth Brewing at 5pm to get info on how we can make your life as an employer easier! Also, by attending you will get one of these sexy coozies AND the first 2 of what will be many happier drinks to go in it! RSVP to [email protected], or just show up! Have friends who could benefit from this event? Pass it along!
Every week I speak to Chambers of Commerce, Rotary, Kiwanis, Lions and other businesses and service organizations about the incredible power of gratitude with a 30-minute talk entitled: “Navigating the New Normal Through Gratitude”. There may never be a more important time to understand the power of a gratitude mindset than during this pandemic. My Zoom program demonstrates how gratitude has transformed countless lives in a world of way too many unhealthy coping mechanisms. Your members will learn about: • How gratitude can overcome any life-changing event • The power of the “You Are” exercise • The 60-second gratitude challenge • How writing in a daily gratitude journal can change a life With over 1100 gratitude videos posted on my YouTube channel, thousands have seen my message and now understand an “attitude of gratitude.” My published books include “The Brooker’s Daily Gratitude Journal,” “Six-Word Lessons to Embrace Gratitude” & other books on gratitude. I would love the opportunity to speak to your group about how embracing gratitude can change their lives too. “Gratitude turns what you have into enough” Thank you so much for your consideration. Gratefully, David George Brooke – “That Gratitude Guy” / 206-371-8309 www.thatgratitudeguy.com / [email protected]
Hang onto your hats! NYS continues to create new COVID rules for employers. ⁠ ⁠ As we reported last week, additional required paid leave was likely to be signed into law, providing up to 4 hours of paid leave for all employees in order to get the COVID vaccines. This has been signed as is effective immediately, and covers both doses, as well potential future booster shots, with the law staying in effect until Dec 31st, 2022. More details still need to be provided on the ability to require proof from employees, as well as whether employees must not otherwise have non-work time available to get vaccinated in order to be eligible for this leave. ⁠ ⁠ In addition to this update last week, effective April 1st anyone traveling within the US will no longer be required to quarantine after returning to NYS, regardless of whether they have been vaccinated. We suggest that employers still take precautions with having employees monitor symptoms upon return to avoid exposure. ⁠ ⁠ Follow Ally HR Partners to stay updated!
Frustrated with your hourly hiring struggles? The time to think outside of the box for hiring is here as business picks up and people remain reluctant to return to work. See our tips on alternative recruiting sources, strategies, and other opportunities when it comes to your hiring efforts.