July 2020 News
Message from the Director:

Dear Members,

I hope you are well. It is good to be back in the office and serving our membership again. Although business is being conducted differently now in many industries, we are trying to accommodate everyone as best as we can.

The Chamber recently started up our Business Connections group, which is being done through a zoom call until we can all be together again. This still allows you to be able to present your business to the membership and share a little networking. It is so important right now for businesses to connect with one another, so please join us every other Tuesday from 9:30 am – 10:30 am. Our next meeting is on July 14 at 9:30am.

We are so happy that we can still hold our annual golf tournament this year on Monday, July 20 at Tan Tara. Last year was such a wonderful event and everyone had a lot of fun. I want to thank John Brundo from Proforma, WNY Print & Promotion for all the help with the printing and gifts he provided for this event. I would also like to thank Bob Curtis from RAC Engineering for being our Tournament Sponsor, Jim McGirr from McGirr’s for sponsoring the beverage cart and all of the hole sponsors.

Lastly, please let us know if we can post anything about your business for you through social media or directly to the membership. We want to help you as much as possible to get through this very uncertain time.

Stay Safe.

Cathy A. Oddo, Director
COVID-19 and Our Community

Most of New York State is in Phase IV. We would like to thank our community for being cautious and following guidelines that keep the virus from spreading.

For additional information on keeping you and your family safe, or on reopening your business, please visit the NY State NY Forward website: https://forward.ny.gov/phase-four-industries
Golf Tournament 2020
 Monday, July 20
1pm Shotgun Start
Tan Tara Golf Club
4391 Tonawanda Creek Road, NT  
This is sure to be a great event!
If you'd like to donate any marketing materials from your company for inclusion in the golfer bags, please contact the Chamber at director@the-tonawandas.com or 716-692-5120.
Golf Tournament Sponsor RAC Engineering: From foundation to roof, no project is too small!

Founded in 2009 RAC Engineering, P.C. (RAC) provides professional engineering and architectural services throughout Western New York. Based in Niagara County, RAC works with property owners and contracting firms to provide the necessary engineering services they require on projects. From foundation to roof, no project is too small. Whether it’s a deck, a wall removal, or a complete renovation, RAC provides all the services needed for your construction.

RAC understands the time constraints local contractors and architects face with project schedules and works directly with your project managers to assure your project stays within budget. Whether you are an owner or a program/facilities director, we can provide an economical solution that fits the needs of your project and the expectations of your stakeholders. We are also able to provide a list of vetted contractors to complete your project on time and within budget.


We provide simple & efficient solutions by using the most up to date Codes, Standards & Engineering principles with the most powerful software and modern technologies. We can provide Engineering & Architectural solutions for you.

RAC has recently expanded their service offerings. We can now provide 3D renderings of your projects, interior and exterior. Now you can see what it’s going to look like before investing in the construction.

RAC Engineering, P.C.
3082 Niagara Falls Boulevard, NT
Join The Buffalo News' Local Now Directory!

It's easy and takes only a moment! The Buffalo News is promoting this small and local business directory in the Paper with ads showing logos of participants on a rotating basis. And a link is at the TOP of every page on BuffaloNews.com.

  1. Go to Support Local Now directory.
  2. On the right hand side is a tab to “ADD BUSINESS”.   It should only take a minute to fill out your business information.
  3. Then visit www.BuffaloNews.com/were-open and see how The Buffalo News is helping you revive your business and the economy as a whole. Click the link for a grant program while you're there!
Join the Retail Council of New York's Local Directory

Sign your small/local business up for the Retail Council of New York's online small business directory. It's free until at least August 31 for all business owners. Sign up your business and search for other businesses you can support!

“RetailNewYork gives visibility to those stores that you might not immediately think of when you’re shopping online,” said Ted Potrikus, president and CEO of the industry group. “We want to help businesses get customers through the door – even if it’s a virtual door for now."
Chamber of Commerce Expo 2020
Sunday, September 13, 2020
Events at the Wurlitzer
908 Niagara Falls Blvd., NT

Featuring all of kinds of vendors, giveaways, and more! Spread the word, buy a table to showcase your services, or plan to come and see what it's all about!

For more information and for an application, click here !
Business Connections meets virtually every other
Tuesday at 9:30am

Upcoming Meetings:

July 14, July 28, August 11

Currently looking for presenters for July and August!

If you are interested in joining this group or presenting, please contact Board Member Robert Pecoraro at  pecoraror@aol.com
Welcome to the Newest Members
of the Chamber Family!

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