December 2020 News
Message from the Chamber Staff:

Dear Valued Members!

We are excited to work with you in 2021 and appreciate your support of the Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas in 2020.

Please continue to visit our website and Facebook for upcoming news and events. If we can be of assistance, please do contact us! We are here to help YOU!

Wishing you all a beautiful Christmas Season and the Best for 2021!

Chamber Staff -
Sarah Nelson - Director of Marketing and Membership

Krista Atkinson -Administrative Assistant

Susanne Oakey - Chamber Bookkeeper
This Christmas, Put $$$ in Their Stockings from the Chamber's Christmas Raffle!

Each $20 raffle ticket enters you for daily drawings the whole month of December. Drawings will be posted on Facebook each day at noon! Winners will be re-entered!

Tickets can still be purchased!
Call 692-5120 or come by the office at 254 Sweeney Street, NT, to purchase yours!
(Checks will be mailed to the winners the following Monday)
Please note that the Chamber will be closed:

December 24-25 for Christmas
December 31 for New Year's Eve

Additionally, the Chamber will be
open these hours until further notice:

Monday- Wednesday, 8:30-6pm
New Member Sign Gypsies Decorates the Chamber Lawn!
Check out the amazing work of new member Sign Gypsies WNY right here on the Chamber lawn! Sign Gypsies was launched May 1, 2020 with one goal in mind: to make a positive impact in our community by spreading joy and celebrating BIG! We are the local affiliate of the nation’s largest yard greeting company and are committed to providing exemplary customer service while delivering a unique and FUN sign rental to celebrate all life’s events!
The community reception to our new business has been unlike anything we dared to imagine! Everyone has been so supportive and we are building our inventory as fast as we can. We have recently moved out of my garage and into a warehouse to accommodate the growth, which has more than quadrupled since we’ve opened. We are dedicated to giving back to our community and enjoy being able to partner with local organizations to provide fundraising opportunities, which is especially critical during these times.

Our contactless, online ordering offers families from all over the country the ability to send some cheer to their loved ones from across the miles with the confidence that they will be treated to a unique yard greeting that is designed with love.

Sign Gypsies WNY proudly offers a discount to our fellow veterans and first responders. Contact them today!

Sign Gypsies WNY - Yard Signs for All Occasions
Call/text: 716-235-3000
Visit our Website
Find us on Facebook! @SignGypsiesWNY
Follow us on Instagram! @SignGypsiesWNY
DeGraff Medical Park Community Center
Flu Clinic
Come to 139 Division Street, NT from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Saturday, December 19

  • No prescription required.
  • Bring your insurance card.
  • Vaccinations available for ages 18 and older.
Rockin' with Santa!
There's still time!

For many years, our Chamber has partnered with Rockin' with Santa to collect and deliver toys for needy families in our area during the holidays. Need grows every year, and COVID-19 has increased requests 25% on top of the 140 families they already assist.

Unwrapped toy or monetary donations are appreciated, and can be brought to the Chamber office at 254 Sweeney St, NT. Checks can be made out to: Rockin’ With Santa, PO Box 96, Tonawanda, NY 14150. PLEASE BRIG YOUR CONTRIBUTION ASAP!

Thank you in advance for your help. This year more than ever we need YOU!!

Rockin' with Santa and the Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas
Chamber Presents Covid Award to Copier Fax Technologies, Inc.

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Chamber has postponed their yearly business awards, including Business of the Year, Citizen of the Year, and Lifetime Achievement. We would like to recognize one Chamber member who, during the pandemic, demonstrated an exemplary level of leadership and community engagement. This recognition includes assistance with the needs of the community and servicing the needs of customers and employees. Criteria in each of these areas were evaluated with emphasis on engagement to assist other businesses/individuals to maintain growth and become/remain successful during these trying times.

According to the Chamber’s Board President, Bob Pecoraro; “We are pleased to see many businesses nominated that assist other businesses during this pandemic and, although the competition was tight, the Chamber decided that Copier Fax Business Technologies INC is our award winner. They win based on the Documentelligence™ package they offer to businesses.” Overall, Copier Fax Business Technologies is an office technology provider, specializing in hardware, software, IT, and document management. To view their presentation at the Chamber’s Business Connections meeting on September 22, visit the Chamber’s website. To find out more about Copier Fax Technologies Inc., call Chip Navarro at 364-3317 or email

An awards ceremony will be planned once conditions improve, in order to keep everyone safe. Congratulations to Copier Fax Technologies INC and all our businesses that assist others during these difficult times!
Business Connections meets every other Tuesday at 9:30am via Zoom

Upcoming Meetings:
Jan. 12, 2021 - YWCA.

Jan. 26 - Robert Charnock from Allstate

Check out the recordings of prior meetings on our website and Facebook page!

If you are interested in joining this group or presenting, please contact Board Member Robert Pecoraro at
Member of the Month!
Evans Bank

In its 100 years in existence, Evans Bank has undergone a tremendous amount of growth and change. The company has had eight CEOs in its century of operation, with each person making a unique contribution to the organization. It took 48 years for the bank to open its second location. Evans now has twenty bank branches and ten insurance offices and is preparing to move into a new administrative headquarters in Fall 2020. Evans has steadily grown its workforce and today, the company employs over 375 associates.

Kelly Burns is the new Branch Manager at the Niagara Falls Blvd. location. Thank you to Evans Bank for their support of the Chamber!

Evans Bank
2800 Niagara Falls Blvd.
Tonawanda, NY
Welcome to the Newest Members
of the Chamber Family!

Laura Capozzi Insurance Agency, Inc.
Uncle G's Ice Cream
Sign Gypsies