In This September Issue...
  • Message from the President: The Event!
  • Monday Minute VIDEO: Amherst Celebrates 200 Years!
  • Lunch Mob: Pizza Plant!
  • Luxurious Business After Hours!
  • Want us to send you a TEXT?
  • Need Health Insurance? We Can Help!
  • Independent Health Healthy Dose: Healthy Eating App!
Message from the President/CEO
We’ve arrived at the waning days of summer. The leaves will soon start changing, and it’s back to the books for students. The Amherst Chamber has been getting a history lesson itself, as the Town of Amherst marks its 200th anniversary.

We learned a lot about our past during our Monday Minute with Susan Grelick , the former town supervisor. Read more here.
Monday Minute: 200th Anniversary!
A.J. Baynes goes one-on-one with Susan Grelick on the Town's Bicentennial in this month's edition of our First Monday Minute.

Embracing our past is just as important as forging our future, and we are delving into the Town's rich history to mark this great milestone!

We'll feature a video interview each month on matters important to our community.
More information on Sponsorships and Tickets HERE!
Chamber in the News!
The Chamber helped The Irishman Pub and Eatery take the wraps off its new bar patio and The Amherst Bee ran with the story here!
The Chamber cut the ribbon on a new member business Painting with a Twist and The Amherst Bee gave it a shout-out in its Spindle section here!
Chamber in Buffalo Spree!
The Chamber chimes in on a story about the Village of Williamsville in this month's Buffalo Spree.
Click through six pages and zoom in to read the article here !
Update Your Emails! Add Reps! Text Alerts!
Bounced emails? No longer with the company? Make sure the Chamber has the most up-to-date information about you and your business!

Log onto your MIC today and while you are there, ADD REPS!
Also, how about TEXT reminders of special events going on??? OPT IN!

Here's how:

TEXT "notify acc" to 313131 . That easy! To opt-out, TEXT "STOP"
Be "In The Know"
See You There!
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

Gearing up for Open Enrollment – You're 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.   

Open Enrollment begins in October. Our team can help you choose new coverage or make changes to your current health insurance plan.

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

Need Help Eating Right? There is an App for That!

Due to the hustle and bustle of everyday life, Americans are cooking less and eating more premade meals than ever before. Meals eaten away from home tend to be less healthy and higher in saturated fats, refined sugar, and sodium than those prepared at home.
Poor eating habits and lifestyle choices are key factors to obesity epidemic that is afflicting almost 40 percent of American adults. Since most adults spend more than half of their waking hours at work and eat at least one major meal during work hours, many companies and businesses have begun to implement programs and provide tools and resources that help their employees make healthier nutritional choices.
At Independent Health, we’ve taken advantage of technology through a free digital nutrition platform called Zipongo®. This innovative resource, which also includes a smartphone app, is available to all members of our employer group and individual plans.
Zipongo helps individuals select, purchase and prepare healthy foods by providing easy access to recipes and meal plans personalized to each user’s tastes, dietary preferences, restrictions and medical needs, including recommendations for quick and healthy meals.
Users also have access to a comprehensive set of recipe and nutrition information, drag-and-drop meal planners, smart grocery lists, and discounts and grocery ordering options on high quality foods at local and regional grocery chains, including Tops, Wegmans, Dash’s Aldi, Trader Joe’s and Save-a-Lot.
While food may not be the sole answer to creating a culture of health, a healthy diet is the foundation for better personal health and a healthier community. And employers can play an important role in helping lay this foundation.
Thank You to Our Investors
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