March 2020 News
Message from the Director:

Dear Members,

Spring is just around the corner!

The Chamber is busy getting ready for our big EXPO coming up on Saturday, April 18 at the Wurlitzer. This expo will combine the TNT and Women’s Expo. There will be vendors, give-a-ways and much more. If you are interested in reserving a table for your business, please contact the Chamber as soon as possible. The event will run from 10am – 5pm.

If you didn’t attend our Scotch Bowling event, it was a great time for everyone. Thank you to the Tonawanda Bowling Center for hosting this event. A donation was made to the Erie County SPCA.  

Please mark your calendars for a special event on Tuesday, April 28. The Chamber and Horizon Health Services will present a talk on Depression, Anxiety, Suicide prevention and signs to look for in your employees. This is a breakfast meeting and will begin at 8:30 am at the Four Points by Sheraton, Niagara Falls. Please contact the Chamber to reserve your spot.

Our annual golf tournament is June 1 at Tan Tara. Applications are ready in the Chamber office. Get your team registered early. New this year….Hit It To Win It! There are some great prizes available. It’s going to be an exciting and fun day for everyone!

Again, if you have not joined our text messaging service to become a VIP member, please text CCTONA to 57838. This is a great way to be reminded of the events and meetings the Chamber is holding, as well as being entered in our drawings.

Have a wonderful month and Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Sincerely,
The Office of the Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas.
Cathy A. Oddo, Director
Sarah Nelson, Administrative Assistant
Krista Atkinson, Administrative Assistant
Susanne Oakey, Bookkeeper
2020 Chamber Events! Mark your calendars now!
Speed Networking 2020 - Sponsored by the Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York
Tuesday, March 24, 2020 Solidays Inc., 6935 Ward Road, NF
7:30 Registration + Breakfast
$17 per person for Chamber Members - $20 for Future Members
Please RSVP to admin@the-tonawandas.com or 716-692-5120 by 3/16 
 
June 1 
Noon Shotgun Start 
Tan Tara Golf Club
4391 Tonawanda Creek Road
Click  Here  for more information and for the application!
 
Annual Dinner & Installation of Officers
November 5 
Location TBD

April 18
10-5pm
The Wurlitzer Building
908 Niagara Falls Boulevard, NT
Click  Here  for more information and for the application!

Member Appreciation Picnic
June 24 
Location TBD
 
Rockin' on the River
August 19
Stay Tuned for details!
 
Chamber Meat Raffle
October 23, 2020
Knights of Columbus
755 Erie Avenue, NT 
6pm

Holiday Party & Mixer
December 10
Location TBD
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Speed Networking 2020 - Sponsored by the Better Business Bureau of Upstate NY!

Tuesday, March 24, 2020
7:30am registration
8-8:45am Buffet Breakfast
8:45am-10am Speed Networking
Solidays Inc
6935 Ward Road, NF

Cost: $17 for Chamber Members, $20 for Future Members
Please RSVP to admin@the-tonawandas.com
or 716-692-5120 by Monday, March 16
Call 716-853-5000  to reserve your spot!
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Chamber of Commerce Expo 2020
April 18
10am-5pm
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 !
Presentation and Q&A about Depression,
Anxiety, and Suicide Prevention
Presented by The Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas and Horizon Health Services

April 28
Four Points by Sheraton - Niagara Falls
7001 Buffalo Avenue
Niagara Falls, NY
Learn the signs to look for in your employees and stop a crisis today!

A full breakfast will be served at 8:30, with the presentation following from 9-10:30am.

Registration deadline is April 15, 2020 Sign Up Here !
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Golf Tournament 2020
 Monday, June 1
Noon Shotgun Start
Tan Tara Golf Club
4391 Tonawanda Creek Road, NT  
 
We've got some exciting changes this year. Please join us as part of a foursome or as a sponsor! Deadline for registration and sponsorship is May 20, 2020. 
 
For more information, please click here  or call 716-692-5120.
Business Connections meets every other Tuesday at 8:30am

Upcoming Meetings:
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March 17 - Mike Gannon & Mark Milleville from the West Herr Automotive Group will educate chamber members, Human Resource Managers and business owners on a NO COST AUTO BUYING BENEFIT called The West Herr Select Vehicle Purchase Plan. Chamber members and company employees are eligible to participate. They will also discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly of purchasing and leasing. Meet Mike and Mark - Panera Bread continental breakfast provided by West Herr.

March 31 - Lisa Susko Owner of Championship Martial Arts 716 will be speaking on “Self Defense”

April 14 - David Malczewski, GBDS Of Sheridan Benefits will be speaking on “Maximizing your employee benefits package AND renewal processes to retain and attract top talent”.

If you are interested in joining this group or presenting, please contact Board Member Robert Pecoraro at  pecoraror@aol.com
Now you can save on office supplies through the Chamber's Staples Business Advantage program!

This plan is offered at no cost to you and is one of the benefits of being a member of the Chamber. Whether your business is large or small, your personal Staples account manager can offer proactive price protections based on your needs as part of the larger Chamber account.

Simply complete the short survey HERE and your account manager will contact you soon . They can maximize your savings by consolidating all your product and service needs into one integrated, cost-effective program that’s customized specifically for your business. Individual employees can take advantage of the program, as well!
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Welcome to the Newest Members
of the Chamber Family!

Brother James Music

Chakra - A Marketing Services Company

The Hastings & Sampson Duo

Horizon Health Services

Inedible Creations Co.

Ingenious Smart Business Phones

Joseph Marranca III

Medaille College

Michele's Cleaning Service

Project Pride

Sherri Marranca

Tonawanda Bowling Center

Vitec Solutions LLC.

Wheatfield Commons