Volunteer Appreciation Event
The Chamber's Visitor Center volunteers were treated to a day of fun at our annual volunteer appreciation event on Wednesday, 27th . We boarded a motorcoach and spent the day touring The Buffalo Botanical Gardens, The Our Lady of Victory National Shrine and Basical as well as spent time shopping and had a wonderful family-style lunch. During the day, we shared some higher preliminary stats from the season.
Visitor Center - Memorial Day-Labor Day
* 103 days of peak season operation.
* 600 volunteer hours
* 1,481 visitors serviced (206 visited the vestibule between the hours of 7pm-Midnight)
* 1,664 brochures distributed (1,049 local, 615 regional)
* Fridays and Mondays were the busiest days, Saturdays and Sunday saw the least visitors.
* Most visitors were looking for maps/directions, were here for sightseeing purposes and mostly enjoyed outdoor/natural attractions.
Haunted History Trail launches new website
65 unique locations spread over 33 counties and 400 years of history is what makes up this state-wide, nationally-recognized trail. The haunted trail offers ghost hunting excursions, attractions and locations in almost every region that are perfect for the paranormal-curious.
The new website allows people to create and customize their own trip, navigating through some of New York State's most haunted attractions, all while providing extensive information on each unique location. Additional trip planning collateral can also now be requested from both the trail itself, as well as the related counties. The site also provides an exhaustive list of statewide haunting events for those who like to stay up-to-date on the latest happenings. The extensive blog is packed full of informative stories focused on haunted locations and events sprinkled across the state. Also, interactive opportunities for visitors are catered specifically to individual locations.
The Genesee County Chamber of Commerce created the trail in 2013 and won a state-wide Excellence in Tourism Marketing award for it in 2015. Chamber member Corporate Communications, Inc. of Rochester is responsible for the design and development of the new web site.
Call for 2018 Events
We would like to begin collecting 2018 event information for use our upcoming promotional materials. Please use this
form to have your event included. Exhibits, performances, festivals, tours and recreational workshops and more are included. You can view our online events
Chinese FAM Tour Success
In partnership with I Love NY, the Chamber welcomed 16 Canadian Chinese tour operators for a FAM (familiarzation) tour on September 11th. Our guests stayed overnight in our hotels, had dinner at Peking, stopped at Oliver's Candies, enjoyed gaming at Batavia Downs and also enjoyed lunch at Farmer's Creekside Tavern & Inn.