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Chamber named NYS Essential Service

The Greater East Aurora Chamber of Commerce has been designated, along with other Chambers from across New York State, as an essential business.

This designation allows us to keep operating at our office but we’ll be adhering to the state order and some of our staff will be working remotely if and when possible.

During this current situation, we have continued and will continue to communicate and update vital information to our businesses and community members.

We have ongoing two-way communication with our members, the local communities we represent, essential community services, state officials and other Chambers from across the State to utilize information and ideas we might be able to put into place locally.

We are still waiting to hear on any financial assistance that might be available from Local, State or Federal sources.

This is all being worked on as we speak.

We will pass along any helpful information we receive immediately, just as we have been doing over the past week.

The Chamber will continue to carry out this essential work as we have done in the past and into the future.

Thank you for your support!

Gary Grote

Executive Director

Greater East Aurora Chamber of Commerce

Chamber Provides Covid -19 Business Action Plan

Dear Members,

The Greater East Aurora Chamber of Commerce is working to provide you with the most updated information regarding COVID-19 and the resources available to you to help you best manage your business during this challenging time.

In addition to the Covid-19 Business Action Plan and a World Health Organization corona virus video, here are some quick suggestions that you can take advantage of to help you along:

  • Share with us what you are doing!
  • To your customers practicing social distancing but who still want to support your local businesses here’s a tip – Have them call or go online and buy a gift card or gift certificate from your business. This is immediate revenue for you and they can enjoy the benefit of the gift card at a later date.
  • If you haven’t liked the Chamber’s Face Book page do it right away. We will re-post your postings on our site to help you reach our growing social media network.
  • If you do on line business/shopping let your customers know. Also, notify the Chamber and we can track and share that information to encourage shoppers who might not be willing, at this time, to go out into the public.
  • Are you changing or limiting your hours or is it business as usual? Are you postponing/canceling events? What steps are you taking to disinfect your location?
  • We want to share your information with the public. So please, let us know!

Message us on Facebook or email us at EAChamber@eanycc.com.

Also, with President Trump authorizing the Small Business Administration (SBA) “to exercise available authority to provide capital and liquidity to firms affected by the corona virus” by making available an additional $50 billion in low interest loans to businesses, the Chamber will continue to keep open the lines of communication with the local Buffalo SBA office, gathering information and sharing that information with our members.

If you have questions or concerns you would like us to address with the SBA or appropriate governmental agencies, please let us know.

Health Live – A Vision of You! Coming May 30th

“Health Live” Helping to Create Healthier Lifestyles!

 The Greater East Aurora Chamber, in an effort to help develop healthier life styles within the Greater East Aurora community and promote its health and wellness related member businesses, is proud to announce an exciting  health and wellness event.

“Health Live – The Vision of You”  will be a fun and interactive event to promote health & fitness to families!

The Chamber will be providing a “passport” for visitors to have stamped at participating locations. Completed passports will be eligible for prize drawings.

The goals are to encourage more physically active and healthy lifestyles and to support local businesses in the health and wellness industries!

The event will be held Saturday, May 30, 2020 from 9am to 12pm rain or shine.

Activities will take place at participating wellness related businesses in the village and along Main St.

Participants can register starting at 8am at Absolut Care, 292 Main St. and to pick up their passports for the prize drawings.

Registrants can participate in various activities scheduled at 4 – 30 minute intervals through the morning.

A wrap up party and prize drawings will take place at 42 North from noon to 1pm.

Activities and educational sessions will include but will not be limited to:

  • Chiropractic Care   Exercise/Sports   Massage Therapists   Mental Health Care   Spas/Wellness                    Health Products   Community Services   Financial/Insurance   Healthy Eating   Physicians   Dental Care Seniors/Retirement   Health Services

For further information regarding vendor registration, sponsorships and questions contact the Chamber office at 652-8444 or eanycc@verizon.net.

Take Advantage of These Free Programs to Increase Your Business Sales!

This coming Thursday, February 20th, 8:30 am at the East Aurora Hampton Inn, in case you missed it last time or you would like to refresh your efforts in promoting your business, the Chamber will have presentations from Visit Buffalo Niagara and our Chamber webmaster, providing information on how to increase the awareness and outreach of your business to local and international consumers.

Cindy Kincaide from Visit Buffalo Niagara and Jeff Surdej from Surdej Web Solutions will discuss the opportunities available to promote your business to a larger audience at no cost.

Learn to take advantage of these free programs to increase sales for your business!

This is also a great opportunity to network and share with other business owners.

Please see the attached agenda.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Gary Grote, Executive Director

652-8444

Business Tourism Council Meeting

Thursday, February 20, 2020

8:30 – 9:30am

@ East Aurora Hampton Inn

Agenda

  1. Welcome/Self Introductions
  2. Visit Buffalo Niagara – Extra Net Presentation – Cindy Kincaide, VBN
  3. Chamber – Manage Your Membership Listing Presentation – Jeff Surdej, Surdej Web Solutions
  4. Oakwood Avenue/Tannery Brook Culvert Construction Update
  5. Heartland Travel Showcase – Target Cleveland 2021
  6. Upcoming Events
  7. New Business/Community Updates/Information Exchange – Bring flyers, posters, promotional pieces of your upcoming activities and events.

 Next Meeting Date: Thursday, March 19, 2020 – 8:30am @ Auctions International, 11167 Big Tree Rd., EA – Hosted by Russ Scherrer, Auctions International & Pam Forge, Explore NY/Forge Ahead Productions

 Continental Breakfast Provided

Increase Sales for Your Business!

Get Your Business Recognized!

The Greater East Aurora Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a presentation with Cindy Kincaide, Director of Industry Sales for Visit Buffalo Niagara and Jeff Surdej of Surdej Web Solutions representing the Chamber, offering presentations on how to improve your on-line presence to increase traffic to your business at their monthly Business Tourism Council meeting Thursday, February 20, 8:30-9:30am at the East Aurora Hampton Inn, 49 Olean Rd.

Businesses are invited to take advantage of these opportunities, increasing leads for their business, at no cost.

For further information contact the Chamber office at 652-8444 or eanycc@verizon.net

Women in Business Luncheon February 25th

 

Chamber Women in Business Luncheon Feb. 25

 

The Greater East Aurora Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a Women in Business Luncheon on Tuesday, February 25th, 12 Noon at The Globe Restaurant, 711 Main St., East Aurora.

The event offers participants an opportunity to network and discuss topics unique to women in business.

The focus on women in business issues addresses concerns that might not be addressed in other venues.

The luncheon is open to members at $30 per person and non-members at $40 per person.

Registration can be made on line at www.eanycc.com or by calling 652-8444.

Sponsors for this event are The Globe, the East Aurora Advertiser and Northwest Mutual/Hart & Keenan & Co.

Chamber Business After Hours January 21 Members & Non-Members Invited

Chamber Business After Hours

The Greater East Aurora Chamber of Commerce will be presenting a Business After Hours event Tuesday, January 21, 5:30 – 7pm hosted by The Globe, 711 Main St. for members and non-members.

The event is free with The Globe providing complimentary hors d’oeuvres. Guests can also enjoy the cash bar.

Guests can participate in networking with other business owners, meet Chamber staff and board members and learn more about member benefit opportunities during a fun evening.

Please RSVP at 652-8444 or eanycc@verizon.net.

Sexual Harassment Prevention Training January 22

GREATER EAST AURORA CHAMBER PRESENTING SEXUAL HARASSMENT PREVENTION TRAINING

The Chamber will be presenting its 3rd Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Certification Seminar to meet the New York State Department of Labor Law mandate that every employer is required to provide for employees.

Employees are required to take this training on an annual basis. The initial period to complete the training for current employees was October 2019.

The Chamber is providing these seminars to help local employers meet this obligation and will enable employers to keep current employees and new hires compliant with the mandate.

Each employee will receive a certificate upon satisfactory completion of the course.

Each session must have a minimum enrollment of 10 employees which can be comprised of multiple employers.

The cost is $20 per Chamber member employee and $40 for each non-member employee.

Currently scheduled date: Tuesday, January 22nd, 8am at the Southside Commerce Center Auditorium, 300 Gleed Avenue, East Aurora.

Advanced registration is required.

For further information contact the Chamber office at 652-8444.

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