In This August Issue...
  • Message from the President: A Look Ahead
  • VIDEO: Monday Minute with the Buffalo Mayor
  • VIDEO: Alix Rice Peace Park Ribbon Cutting!
  • Educate Yourself on FRAUD IN THE WORKPLACE
  • Lunch Mob: Home of the Pod!
  • Luxurious Business After Hours!
  • Want us to send you a TEXT?
  • Independent Health Healthy Dose: Fitness in the Parks!
Message from the President/CEO
Before you know it, fall will be here, and the Chamber will be ready to handle health care enrollment once again.

For ten years running, we have been providing medical and dental insurance for individuals and small businesses. Why come to the Chamber?

We have an array of plans that will fit you and your company’s needs, while providing plenty of personal attention. Read on here .
A.J. Baynes goes one-on-one with Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown in this month's edition of our First Monday Minute.

Developing a strong workforce is vital to the continued renaissance of the Buffalo Niagara region, and the Mayor explains how collaboration can help keep up the momentum.

We'll feature a video interview each month on matters important to our community.
Ribbon Cutting at the Alix Rice Peace Park!
WATCH our 2-minute VIDEO on the Grand Opening ceremony and the Ribbon Cutting!
Be "In the Know"
Don't Miss It!

Bring a school supply to benefit The Hope Project of WNY and your business cards!

Date: Thurs., August 16

Time: 8:30am-10:00am

Location: Hyatt Place Buffalo, 5020 Main St., Amherst

Registration limited to 30, so sign up today by clicking HERE !


Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul Bonanno on how to prevent FRAUD in the workplace!

Date: Thursday, September 6

Time: 8:15am-9:30am

Location: Homewood Suites, Millersport Highway

This is a free event where a Medicare Specialist will answer all your questions!

Date: Wednesday, August 22

Time: 5pm-6pm

Location: Amherst Chamber of Commerce, 400 Essjay, Suite 150

Mark Your Calendar!
Date: Friday, September 14

Time: 12pm-1pm

Location: Pizza Plant Italian Pub , 7770 Transit Road, Williamsville

Check out the MENU and REGISTER!
Date: Tuesday, September 18

Time: 5pm-7pm

Location: Reikart House , 5000 Main St., Amherst

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TEXT " notify acc " to 313131 . That easy! To opt-out, TEXT " STOP "

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Need Health Insurance? We Have You Covered!
The Amherst Chamber of Commerce operates a Health Insurance Agency within our organization with three licensed professionals on staff who can provide personal attention!

We offer plans from the local carriers at all price points. Our brokers will help you identify the coverage that meets your needs and be available to answer any questions that may arise. We offer health insurance for individuals, sole proprietors and small groups.   

If your small group health insurance is up for renewal, we can help! Just give us a call!

Contact Penny, Christine or Olivia at 632-6905 or email

Independent Health’s Healthy Dose!
It’s time to get fit while enjoying the warm summer weather! Independent Health and YMCA Buffalo Niagara have teamed together to bring Western New Yorkers the seventh season of Fitness in the Parks – a free community exercise program running now through August 25.
Join us for nearly 500 classes at 23 different parks across the region, including Bassett Park and Garrison Park in Amherst. People all ages and skill levels are encouraged to attend these 60-minute classes, which are led by YMCA certified instructors.
Here are just some of the classes that are being held this summer: 

  • Yoga – Enjoy gentle, effective postures that promote stretching, strengthening and relaxation. Benefits include increased blood circulation, improved mental awareness and reduced stress. We recommend bringing your own yoga mat.
  • Pilates – Strengthen the body’s core muscles, including the abdominals and lower back, with this method of body conditioning. It will tone the body and increase flexibility.
  • Zumba® – Are you ready to party yourself into shape? Forget the workout, just lose yourself in the music and find yourself in shape at the original dance-fitness party. Zumba classes feature exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and international beats. 
  • Boot Camp – Join us for this challenging yet enjoyable workout that focuses on speed, endurance, agility, strength, power moves and cardiovascular training.
No advanced sign up is required to participate in any of the classes. You can simply show up to the location of your choice at the day and time listed on the class schedule. To view the full schedule and find park locations, click here. Day-of cancellations, due to rain or poor weather, will be listed on YMCA Buffalo Niagara’s Facebook page .
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