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Greater East Aurora Chamber Presenting Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

The Greater East Aurora Chamber will be hosting monthly training seminars in partnership with Schroder Joseph & Associates regarding the New York State Department of Labor mandate that requires all employees to go through a sexual harassment prevention training each year.

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 dates are: Monday, October 21, 3-4:30pm and Friday, November 1, 9-10:30am 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.

East Aurora to be the Location for the Taping of a New Christmas Film!


“A Special Christmas Dinner” to be Filmed in East Aurora Next Week


The Village of East Aurora, New York will again appear in a holiday themed movie.

Fred and Chris Olen Ray, Director and Producer respectively, are back in town to shoot their latest motion picture entitled “A Special Christmas Dinner”.

The father-son team are Hollywood based, and have shot several movies in Western NY and East Aurora including the popular Christmas movie “A Prince for Christmas” shot and released in 2015.

The movie crew will be shooting this Tuesday, March 26th mostly along Main Street and inside Vidler’s.

Background extras are needed and should be available all day (8am until 7pm). Those interested in appearing in this film are urged to send an e-mail to: westernnycasting@gmail.com 

Main Street merchants are asked to help by displaying holiday decorations for that day.

The Buffalo Niagara Film Office would like to thank the Village of East Aurora, Mayor Peter Mercurio; Village Administrator, Cathie Thomas and the village Department of Public Works and Police Department for their assistance.

The Greater East Aurora Chamber of Commerce is working closely with the Buffalo Niagara Film Office and the movie team to coordinate the shoot.

Tim Clark, Buffalo Niagara Film Commissioner stated that, “ My office appreciates the leadership and work of the Greater East Aurora Chamber of Commerce in coordinating these movie shoots in the village. It takes precision planning to pull it all off and the Chamber is a valuable resource and important partner for us and the Western New York film industry.”

Chamber Executive Director, Gary Grote says, “The Chamber recognizes this as a worthwhile contribution to the Greater East Aurora community. There is tremendous value to filming here by promoting the East Aurora community throughout the country while additionally the film crew purchases various supplies, equipment and food services from local vendors and employs local technicians to round out their film crew.”

The Chamber continues to be active in efforts such as this that help create a vibrancy which attracts shoppers and visitors to support our local business community.

Work Force Development Panel to Discuss Career Opportunities!

The Greater East Aurora Chamber of Commerce is presenting a panel of 6 local employers in various industries to talk about career opportunities in their respective fields.

The event is free and will be held Wednesday, January 23rd, 7 – 8:30pm at Absolut Care of Aurora Park, 292 Main St., East Aurora. This presentation is open to the public – parents, students, educators, and businesses. Enter the building through the Rehab facility toward the rear of the building.

Light refreshments will be served.

Panelists will discuss exciting opportunities in the skilled trades, auto service & repair, welding, health care and manufacturing fields and the skills needed in entering the workforce in general.

Confirmed panelists are:

  1. Melissa Lauricella, Human Resource Manager, Astronics/LSI
  2. Brian Frascella, Employee Engagement Manager, Moog
  3. Wemelie Arellano, Director, Absolut Care of Aurora Park
  4. Mike Bolea, General Manager, West Herr – East Aurora
  5. Mark Andol, President, General Welding & Fabricating and the Made in America Store
  6. Tony Cellino, President, Cellino Plumbing

Prior registration is not required. For further information contact the GEACC @ 652-8444.

Chamber Gift Certificates – Great Gift! – Supports Local Merchants!


The holiday season is upon us! While shoppers make out their holiday lists, one great option is a Chamber gift certificate.  The popular certificates are treated like cash for purchases.  The gift certificate program was developed by the Chamber as a way to support local businesses by keeping customer dollars in the greater East Aurora area.  Over 100 businesses participate in the program.  The certificates are great gifts for mail carriers, babysitters, teachers, bus drivers, family, friends and employees.

The certificates are sold in $5, $10 and $25 increments at the Greater East Aurora Chamber, and the purchaser is provided with a list of over 100 merchants at that time. A complete listing of gift certificate participants can be viewed by visiting the Chamber website at www.eanycc.com and going to the member directory section, or simply contact the Chamber Office at 652-8444, or stop in at our office at 652 Main St, East Aurora.  Office Hours are Monday-Friday; 8am-4:30pm.

The Chamber Office will be open special hours for Small Business Saturday, November 24th, 10am-2pm.

5 Reasons to Join Us For Chamber Business Awards & Hall of Fame Induction!

Top 5 Reasons to Attend Next Week’s Chamber Awards!

Next Week Tuesday, September 25th the Greater East Aurora Chamber of Commerce will be recognizing 8 businesses, organizations and individuals for their achievements at 6pm at the Roycroft Inn.

Here are 5 reasons why you should be there!

5. You need a fun night out enjoying great food and drink at the Roycroft Inn!

4. Join fellow business associates, educators and government representatives as you network and re-connect!

3. Cheer on friends and colleagues that have had a significant positive impact on Greater EA!

2. See what’s REALLY happening in your community!

1. You will be inspired and motivated!

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

We look forward to seeing you there!

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