Baby News!
from Christine, Penny & Maureen
We wanted to share fun, exciting baby news for our fearless leader,
A.J. Baynes and his beautiful wife, Lauren.
Baby announcements always brings smiles and
we are delighted for them!
Message from A.J. Baynes
What an exciting time at The Chamber as we approach our 65th Anniversary with the virtual installation of our 2022 Board of Directors and the State of the Town address next Friday, February 11th at 9am. 

We are excited that Dr. Michael Cropp, President & CEO of Independent Health, representing over 1,000 employees whose headquarters is just down the street from The Chamber, will kick off this event and reaffirm Independent Health's commitment to keeping our community healthy. Unfortunately, due to the uptick of COVID-19 cases throughout the holiday season and most of January, we felt in the best interest of everyone we moved our Annual Luncheon to a "virtual event" as we did in 2021. In 2020, we enjoyed a record turnout of over 400 people in attendance, and we hope in 2023 we can return to an in-person event as we have done with our Small Business Awards Luncheon and The Event this past October. The response so far has been overwhelmingly positive, and we are thrilled that Daemen College has agreed to host us again this year. You will hear from Supervisor Kulpa, who was just elected this past November to another four-year term, about his ambitious plans for the Town of Amherst and some longstanding projects that are finally getting underway. If you have not registered already, please do so here.

February is Black History Month, and The Chamber remains committed to social justice and equity for all. Last month, through the hard work of our Diversity & Inclusion Council, The Chamber had partnered up with one of Western New York's most prestigious organizations, Buffalo Prep, to assist employers...    Read More Here.
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Amherst vs Amherst Walking Challenge
February 27th – March 1st

Amherst vs Amherst Walking Challenge

Love to walk?
February is National Children's
Dental Health Month
Helping Western New Yorkers
stay healthy and active this winter
When people are engaged in their health care, they’re more likely to take the necessary steps to be healthy and stay healthy. That’s why Independent Health is proud to team up with a variety of community partners to offer programs and activities that are helping Western New Yorkers take charge of their health this winter.

·       Independent Health and Buffalo RiverWorks have teamed up to promote health and wellness through various seasonal activities that take advantage of the space in and around the RiverWorks facility. This includes open ice skating and curling on the Independent Heath Ice Rinks as well as indoor roller skating on select dates. Independent Health members can even show their ID card to receive a discount on these activities.
·       The Tifft Nature Preserve hosts “Wellness Walks presented by Independent Health” every Thursday morning. It’s a great way to way to enjoy the sights and sounds of nature while also getting your steps in. All ages are encouraged to attend these free weekly walks, which are guided by a knowledgeable volunteer. If you are interested in participating, please call (716) 825-6397 for times and to confirm that the walk will take place.
·       You can also take a crisp walk or run along the Independent Health Wellness Trail at Outer Harbor Buffalo. This 3-mile trail begins at Wilkeson Pointe and stretches just past Bell Slip. Independent Health is proud to be the official health and wellness partner of the Outer Harbor.
·       If you prefer the warmth and comfort of the indoors, head to the Buffalo Museum of Science and check out Explore YOU presented by Independent Health. This Health Sciences-themed studio offers visitors a hands-on experience to explore all there is to know about the human body, ways to stay healthy and advances in life-changing medical technology.
To learn more about all the community-wide programs and activities Independent Health is offering this winter and throughout the year, visit our website.
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