Sexual Harassment Prevention Training January 22


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 for more information or to confirm your participation as a sponsor by January 8, 2020

Chamber Recruiting an Associate Director

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 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.


Administrative Support:  

  1. Act as the point of contact between current/prospective members and the Chamber, answering inquiries and communicating information regarding Chamber benefits and programs.
  2. Maintain tracking system to identify prospective new members.
  3. Coordinating and acquiring participants and sponsors for our major events throughout the year.
  4. Creating networking opportunities for our membership.
  5. Maintain listings of community and Chamber events and update Chamber Web site as needed.
  6. Develop and maintain the Chamber’s social media presence including Facebook and Twitter.
  7. Assist in coordinating meetings, programs, events and other functions, maintaining reservation and attendance records and invoicing and processing payments.
  8. Work closely with committee members and volunteers to assist with program setup, including preparing related mailings, sending out meeting notifications and making reminder calls.
  9. Perform other duties as requested by the Executive Director.

Marketing Support:

  1. Assist the Executive Director and Board with promoting Chamber benefits and programs to current and prospective members.
  2. 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.
  3. Keep abreast of changes in the local business community and advise Executive Director of all changes.
  4. Support the Board of Directors in their efforts to obtain sponsorships for the Chamber community events by soliciting current members and local businesses.
  5. 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.

Taste of East Aurora 2019 Contest Winners!

Taste of East Aurora 2019 Contest Winners!

The Greater East Aurora Chamber of Commerce recently recognized the 2019 Taste of East Aurora restaurant contest winners for the Chamber’s 8th Annual Taste event.



Mr. Pot Pie – Best Bite, Gloria Schultz & Megan McAndrews

North Star Tavern – Best Sweet Treat, Mikayla Kardas & Joyce & Tim Chrostowski

The Irishman Pub – Best Healthy Option, Patrick Mauser & David Elling

Arriba Tortilla (not pictured), Kelly Jones – Best Vendor Booth Presentation

Joel Arcadipane, I-61 Church  and Taste of East Aurora Title Sponsor

Conversation on the Future of Our Students in the Workplace

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 . Complimentary finger foods will be available.