Impact of COVID-19 on the Local Travel & Tourism Industry
A Discussion with Patrick Kaler, President & CEO of Visit Buffalo Niagara
On January 14, 2021, the Greater East Aurora Chamber of Commerce held a discussion with Patrick Kaler, President & CEO of Visit Buffalo Niagara (VBN) on Thursday, Jan. 14, where he discussed the current impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the local travel and tourism industry and what may lay ahead in the future for our retailers, restaurants, hotels, and attractions.
Real-World Careers, Meet the Professionals – Stacy Bastian, Administrator, Absolut Care Aurora Park
This is the first of a 10 part series hosted by the Greater East Aurora Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Absolut Care Aurora Park that connects students from the East Aurora, Holland, and Iroquois school districts and from BOCES Ormsby Center with local professionals so the students can hear what it’s really like to work in a variety of local careers. This first session features Stacy Bastian, Administrator of Absolute Care Aurora Park, who spoke all the different careers available at the facility.
General Chamber Membership Meeting – Oct. 15, 2020
The Greater East Aurora Chamber of Commerce held a General Chamber Membership Meeting on Oct. 15, 2020. The purpose of the meeting was to update members on the Chamber’s plans for 2021, to check with local businesses to see how they are doing during the Coronavirus pandemic and get any feedback on how the chamber can help meet their needs.e.
How to Boost Sales Through Social Media
This webinar was hosted by the Greater East Aurora Chamber of Commerce on June 16, 2020, and focused on how businesses can utilize social media to boost sales and engage with customers/clients for the long term as the region begins to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Presenters included: Scott Perry, Aurora Sewing Center; Amy Alexander, Metamorphisis Pilates & Bodywork, Inc.; Heather Sprague, Beulah’s General Store; Jerry West, Lifetime Legacy Creators
Employees, HR, and COVID-19: What You Need To Know As You Reopen
This webinar was hosted by the Greater East Aurora Chamber of Commerce on June 9, 2020, and focused on what business owners need to know as they start to bring employees back to work. Panelists included Jonelle Marchese from Bene-Care Inc., Bukola Mallia of the Buffalo & Erie County Workforce Development Consortium; and Susan McClaren with Webster Szanyi LLP McClaren Office.