Annual Chamber’s Choice Awards Honors 40 Local Seniors

Typically at this time of year, our business and education communities come together at the Greater East Aurora Chamber of Commerce’s Chamber’s Choice Awards event at the Holland Willows, but with current circumstances impacting our world today our 23rd annual event has been canceled.

Despite that, we wanted to make sure we still took the time to recognize our honorees and their achievements.

The event honors forty high school seniors, ten each from East Aurora, Holland, and Iroquois High Schools and ten from the Ormsby Educational Center.  Students are recognized for achievements in community service, leadership, personal growth, citizenship, entrepreneurship, and other quality traits.

The following criteria assist in the nomination: exhibits a general concern for the well being of others, willing to go the extra mile, be involved in and demonstrate qualities of leadership in both school and community activities and demonstrate a strong work ethic.

Congratulations to the Class of 2020 Chamber’s Choice honorees!

East Aurora High School

Gates Andrews
Lindsay Doyle
Madison Dziulko
James Hasselbeck
Ryan Maloney
Katherine Markello
Sebastian Newell
Jessica Steinwachs
Cate Vanner
Dominik Zittel

Holland High School

Laura Anderson
Tyler Candler
Sarah Pawig
Sophie Schmidbauer
Sophia Serpas
Abigail Shafer
Madelyn Tavernier
Renee Wright
Haley Wylupski
David Zywiczynski

Iroquois High School

Max Dargavel
Katie Ehrenburg
Shane Guasteferro
Genevieve Homac
Owen Hovey
Vada Kirsch
Sarah Meaney
Abigail Mertzlufft
Samantha Moeller
Margot Treadwell

Ormsby Educational Center

Isabella Capretto
Jenna Dietz
Daniel Eckert
Joseph Fishback
Emylia Heferle
Leanna Ingelfinger
Maddelyn Massucci
David Millen, Jr.
Marc Morgan
Joseph Sitarek

This event would not be possible if not for the support of the following businesses and members of the Greater East Aurora Chamber of Commerce. We thank them for their continued support of our area high school seniors and of the GEACC. 

Special thanks to our sponsors:

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.

Member Sponsorship Opportunity Business After Hours Meet & Greet

Member Sponsorship

Marketing Opportunities Available

  Upcoming Business After Hours Meet & Greet Event

Welcoming New and Current Members

     Tuesday, January 21, 2020

5:30pm – 7:00pm

The Globe Restaurant

711 Main Street, East Aurora NY

Sponsorship Marketing Opportunities to Include:

  • Table Top Display
  • Sponsor Briefly Addresses Attendees
  • Receive a List of Those who Attended Event (Contact & Business Name, Phone, Address, Email, Website Address)
  • Your Business Name & Logo on All Promotional Material
  • Opportunity to Network with All in Attendance

Value: $100

Please contact Gary Grote, 652-8444 or gdgrote@verizon.net for more information or to confirm your participation as a sponsor by January 8, 2020