Message from the President/CEO
It's Election Day.

If you haven't taken advantage of early voting, the Chamber encourages you to get to the polls today and cast your ballot.

Several local and county races will be decided, including who will be the Erie County Executive for the next four years. 

Representing the largest suburb in Erie County and beyond, the Chamber felt it was important to inform voters of the issues in this race between incumbent Mark Poloncarz and challenger Lynne Dixon. Read more .
A.J. Baynes

VIDEO: The Event!
The Event 2019 was a great success, and we'd like to thank everyone who joined us for making it an incredible night of networking, celebration and fun! Our First Tuesday video highlights Frey Electric Construction Company , our honoree for Business of the Year. This year, we recognized those who contributed to the Buffalo renaissance and #LetItShine!
We encourage you to watch Frey's story and the other honoree videos, courtesy of Chamber member Buffalo Video Production, on our
There are also so many great photos! The Event made the "Smile" section on buffalonews.com. Check out the BN pictures here and our photos on Facebook . Thank you to Marc Murphy Photography , Photos by Konstantino and to Vidwheel for video assistance. We look forward to another great event in 2020!
Chamber in the News!
The Chamber has been busy with grand openings, ribbon cuttings and groundbreakings!

We are so proud to welcome these new business ventures and are appreciative of the media coverage they have garnered!

Check out Advanced Integrative Care in the Amherst Bee ; the new headquarters for Hover Networks in The Bee and The Buffalo News ; the ribbon cutting at Healthy Pet Superstore in The Buffalo News and WGRZ-TV; the Fresh Catch Poke Co. grand opening in downtown Buffalo on WGRZ-TV and in The Buffalo News ; and congrats to Chamber member Chefs on the Go! for your awesome grand opening that appeared on every local media outlet!
Meet Donna DeCarolis, President of National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation!

Date: Wednesday, November 6

Time: 12:15pm-1:30pm

Location: ACC Large Conference Room

Date: Tuesday, November 12

Time: 8:00am-9:30am

Location: 355 Chicago St.,Buffalo
What you should know about digital/TV advertising, tour the Spectrum News studio and "meet and greet" Spectrum News talent!


Welcome
Tompkins Bank of Castile
to Amherst!




Celebrate the bank's first Erie County location and kickoff the holiday season!

Date: Tuesday, November 19

Time: 5pm-7pm

Location: 1 Hopkins Road, Amherst

OPEN ENROLLMENT IS HERE!
Enrolling in a new health insurance plan? Questions about your current health plan? Health, dental and vision insurance offered.

Stop by the Chamber office for a Health Insurance Open House! No registration needed! Individual rates now posted here !

November 7, 7:30am-10:30am
November 13, 3pm-6pm
November 20, 11am-2pm*
*Independent Health will present at 12pm on Child Health Plus or Health Savings Accounts
HOW ARE WE DOING?
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Partnership with the Buffalo Bills
is a Win for WNY!
Independent Health is proud to be the Official Health and Wellness Partner of the Buffalo Bills. Since 2014, we have teamed up with the Bills to help improve the health and well-being of Western New Yorkers through several community-wide initiatives.
 
Health & Wellness Challenge
More than 30,000 Western New Yorkers have registered for the Independent Health and Buffalo Bills Health & Wellness Challenge. This fun and engaging six-week program is held twice a year—once in the spring and again in the fall—as a way to motivate people to get moving and eat healthier. Overall, nearly 9.3 million minutes of physical activity have been logged and 3.6 million glasses of water and 2.2 million servings of fruits and vegetables consumed since the Health & Wellness Challenge first kicked off five years ago.
 
The 11 th Health & Wellness Challenge is currently running through December 1. All participants who meet daily fitness and nutritional goals and complete healthy activities and challenges will earn points and be eligible to win a variety of prizes, including a $5,000 cash grand prize. To participate, visit buffalobills.com/challenge .
 
PLAY 60/Fitness for Kids Challenge
In a continued effort to make sure area youngsters are adopting healthy behaviors at an early age, the Buffalo Bills PLAY 60 Challenge and the Independent Health Foundation’s Fitness for Kids Challenge are once again being offered in collaboration to more than 10,000 local elementary school students. Together, these programs encourage students to achieve daily health goals, and prizes are awarded to students, classrooms and schools with the highest levels of participation throughout the school year. This includes $1,000 health and wellness grants and a full classroom trip to a Bills game. Additional information is available at fitnessforkidschallenge.com .
 
Healthy Options® at New Era Field
The Independent Health Foundation has brought Healthy Options to the concession stands and suites at New Era Field. Mediterranean grain bowls, smoked turkey and Greek wraps, fresh fruit and yogurt cups are among the healthier items that Bills fans can enjoy at the games. Learn more about the Healthy Options program at healthyoptionsbuffalo.com .

For more information about our partnership with the Bills, click here
Thank You Investors!
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