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.
The Greater East Aurora Chamber of Commerce is seeking to recruit an Associate Director.
Resumes for the position will be accepted through Thursday, January 10, 2020.
Resumes can be emailed to email@example.com or mailed to the Chamber office at 652 Main St., East Aurora, NY 14052.
The job description is posted below.
GREATER EAST AURORA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
POSITION DESCRIPTION: Associate Director – Membership and Events Specialist
The role of the Associate Director – Membership and Events Specialist is to provide administrative and marketing support to the Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce (Chamber). A key function of this position is to act as the liaison between the local business community and the Chamber office, communicating member benefits to prospective members and assisting with current member inquiries. Assisting the Executive Director with new business development opportunities and increasing revenue through new memberships and programs is a major function of this position.
NATURE OF THE POSITION:
Act as the point of contact between current/prospective members and the Chamber, answering inquiries and communicating information regarding Chamber benefits and programs.
Maintain tracking system to identify prospective new members.
Coordinating and acquiring participants and sponsors for our major events throughout the year.
Creating networking opportunities for our membership.
Maintain listings of community and Chamber events and update Chamber Web site as needed.
Develop and maintain the Chamber’s social media presence including Facebook and Twitter.
Assist in coordinating meetings, programs, events and other functions, maintaining reservation and attendance records and invoicing and processing payments.
Work closely with committee members and volunteers to assist with program setup, including preparing related mailings, sending out meeting notifications and making reminder calls.
Perform other duties as requested by the Executive Director.
Assist the Executive Director and Board with promoting Chamber benefits and programs to current and prospective members.
Expand membership base by assisting Executive Director with prospecting local business owners and by attending local networking events, tradeshows and other events that will increase awareness of membership benefits.
Keep abreast of changes in the local business community and advise Executive Director of all changes.
Support the Board of Directors in their efforts to obtain sponsorships for the Chamber community events by soliciting current members and local businesses.
Perform other duties as requested by the Executive Director.
Candidates must have at least two years’ experience as an administrative assistant or marketing coordinator and have strong organizational and communication skills. Experience using a variety of software applications including Word, Access and Excel is required. Must have own transportation for offsite events, activities and meetings. This will be a salaried position and the candidate must be able to work flexible hours including occasional evenings and weekends and maintain a professional, positive public image.
Conversation on the Future of Our Students in the Workplace
The Greater East Aurora Chamber of Commerce continues to find that one of the most serious, but least recognized concerns of our future is our students’ place in our workforce.
In talking to a majority of our member businesses, their most significant issue is finding properly prepared employees to fill vacant positions within their businesses.
To continue to bring this topic to the forefront, the Chamber will be holding a “Conversation on the Future of Our Students in the Workplace” ,Wednesday, November 6th, 5:30 to 7pm at the 42 North Brewing Company Conference Room, 25 Pine Street, East Aurora.
Topics will include but not be limited to:
What are top employer needs?
In what ways are schools preparing students for the workplace?
What are employers doing to develop interest in student career development?
What are the challenges to creating awareness of career opportunities for students?
Discussion on the variety of fulfilling career opportunities and pathways available.
How do these issues impact the community as a whole?
Join us in working to develop a better understanding of the workforce needs of our business community and the development of partnerships in better preparing our students for the workplace.
Invited: Business Stakeholders, Parents, Students, Teachers, School Administrators
To RSVP and for further information contact the Greater East Aurora Chamber of Commerce at 652-8444 or firstname.lastname@example.org . Complimentary finger foods will be available.
Chamber Behind the Scenes Efforts Support Local Business!
Many in our community see the readily visible results of what the Chamber does in bringing tens of thousands of visitors to the Greater East Aurora community through its events like the Sidewalk Sale and Street Festival, the Taste of East Aurora and Carolcade. Many of these visitors are introduced or re-introduced to the Greater East Aurora community and come back for repeat visits throughout the year to support our local businesses.
Less visible but just as impactful work takes place on a daily basis through the activities that happen in the Chamber office.
The Chamber tracks over 6,000 contacts annually with individuals and businesses, within and outside of our community, through visitors who walk through our door, phone calls and email and Facebook contacts.
The Chamber responds to their requests regarding business referrals, tourism information, business assistance and calls for information on area business addresses and phone numbers.
In responding to these requests, these 6,000 contacts are in turn going out into our community patronizing local businesses and visiting local tourism venues spending their dollars in support of our local businesses and Chamber members.
As a Chamber we continue to share this important information so our members and community recognize that this is just one activity of value the Chamber accomplishes that helps add to the growth and vitality of the Greater East Aurora community and its businesses!