July and August 2021 News
Message from the Chamber Staff:

Dear Valued Members!

With sorrowful hearts, we are saying good-bye to Krista Atkinson. After 5 ½ years, she has left the Chamber of Commerce to be with her family and homeschool her children. We are sad to see her go, but she will still be filling in on occasion. Amber has taken over Krista's position and we are excited to have a new face at the chamber.

We are overjoyed to announce the publishing of our New G.L.O.W. Facebook page! Please be sure to click here and join, as our old page will be deleted.

We hope to see you September 13th for our "Fire Up For Fall" Event. A special "Thank You" to our valued Chamber Member - Vitec Solutions LLC - Jim Higgins for the wonderful flyers and tickets!
Please see below for more information. Tickets on sale now!

If we can ever be of any assistance, please reach out to us!

Chamber Staff -
Sarah Nelson - Director of Marketing and Membership

Susanne Oakey - Chamber Bookkeeper

Amber Wilson - Administrative Assistant
Please note the current Chamber hours:

Monday - Wednesday: 10am-6pm
Thursday: 8:30am-4:30pm
Friday: Closed

Thank you to Matt Bille and his staff at Buffalo Wings and Brewhouse for hosting our fundraiser in June!
Kaitlyn, age 8 of Town of Niagara said the pizza was “The best she ever had!”

To host a fundraiser, please
Contact the Chamber at
Member of the Month July:
Doug Berry
Pictured Left to Right: Eric Smith, Doug Berry and Steve Brown

Originally started in the Buffalo, New York area during the great depression in 1929, D. H. Berry Inc. has continued to serve our local Western New York customers through the years with hard work, long hours, and the belief that they could fix just about anything! A family business that has been passed on from one generation to the next, we know the value of standing behind our work and our word. It's with great pleasure that we announce Doug Berry as Member of the Month!
Member of the Month August:
Tops Supermarkets
Pictured Left to Right: Sam Qureshi, Rick Wartinger, Joe Daugherty and Jon Douglas

"We’re delighted to be recognized as Tonawanda’s Member of the Month for the month of August. All three of our store managers, Joe Daugherty from our Young Street Store, Rick Wartinger of our Niagara Street location, and Sam Qureshi of our Meadow Drive location are proud to be lifelong Tops associates. Joe has been with Tops for 20 years, Sam for 27 years, and this September, Rick will be marking 40 years with the Tops family. 
Tops has had its roots in Tonawanda since the 1970’s providing quality products, at affordable prices, and our customers discover exceptional value every time they shop. Whether it’s national or TOPS BRAND products you crave, to priding ourselves on working with over 200 local vendors and growers, Tops is your neighborhood store with more. As we approach our 60th anniversary in 2022, we continue to be the neighbor you can turn to by supporting important causes like The Ride for Roswell, Oishei Children’s Hospital, FeedMore WNY and so many other worthwhile organizations. We look forward to our upcoming Free Gas and Groceries Campaign in October where customers can win a chance to win free gas and groceries all while supporting Oishei Children’s Hospital.  Customers simply purchase a $1 ticket and support the dedicated and caring staff at the Oishei Children's Hospital who are making miracles happen every day for our most precious asset...our children."
It's that time again! Please submit your nominations for "Business of the Year" and "Person of the Year". The Deadline for nominations is SEPTEMBER 1st!
CLICK HERE for a nomination form.

  • Business Connections: This is our early morning networking group that happens every other Tuesday.
  • Event Committee: Come help coordinate and execute our annual events which help support local businesses and the Chamber.
  • Economic Committee: This group identifies opportunities that can bring about greater economic success for the Tonawandas.
  • Gateway Cities Promotions: Help highlight the Tonawandas and promote the unique character and history of our community.
  • Business After Hours: Organizes Peer to Peer evening networking events at local businesses.
  • G.L.O.W. (Growing Leadership Opportunities for Women): Help promote the growth of women in roles of business through education, networking, mentoring, and advocacy. Men are more than welcome to join!

Stop by for a membership directory and more! 

Welcome Bags – please let the office know if you would like any for your community friends, groups, new homeowners, etc.

Want Money??? Help a new member to join and we will give you MONEY off your renewal!

Celebrate! Are you a New Business? Celebrating an Anniversary? – Let’s do a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony!

Member-to-Member Discounts! Check out our website and Facebook for more information!

Don't forget our Member Job Posting section on our website! If you're hiring, we'd love to post the job for you on our Facebook page and website! Send directly to chamber@the-tonawandas.com!
We want to Share YOUR BUSINESS!

Send us your events or specials! We'll share them on Facebook and our newsletter or website to help you get the information out!!
Send any information to chamber@the-tonawandas.com.
August 19, 2021
5:00 PM - 8:00PM
Cats Like Us
 67 Main St
Tonawanda, NY 14150
*Registration and Masks Required

September 23, 2021
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Project Vegan 716, LLC
60 Broad Street
Tonawanda, NY 14150

Click the picture to check it out and stop in to grab some for your business.

2021 Chamber Events
details subject to change - please follow our website and on Facebook for news and events!
Fire Up for Fall
September 13, 2021

Member Expo
October 16, 2021
CLICK HERE To Register
Deadline to register is October 1, 2021

Annual Dinner
November 4, 2021
CLICK HERE for Nomination Forms
Count Down To Christmas Raffle
November 26 - December 24th, 2021
Holiday Mixer
December 6, 2021
Business Connections meets every other Tuesday at 8:30am via Zoom

Upcoming Meetings:

August 24th:
Small Business Development Center with Lynn Oswald

September 7th:
Workforce One

September 21st:
Standout Advertising

October 5th:
Aflac with Dane Medlock

October 19th:
Beyond Print Solutions

November 2nd:
Intandem with Larry Sorokes

November 16th:
Care Patrol of Buffalo Niagara with Donald Lewinski, III

November 30th:
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention with Missy Stolfi, M.ED

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 Sarah Nelson at director@the-tonawandas.com
If you are interested in submitting any wellness tips for our "Wellness Wednesday" Facebook Series, please email Amber at Chamber@the-tonawandas.com
The Chamber is looking to donate a gently used computer to a Member; small fee or purchase of new hard drive will be required. Monitor, keyboard, and mouse included. Please call 716-692-5120 for more information.
Welcome to the Newest Members
of the Chamber Family!

Able locksmith
Cats Like Us
Barb Straz
J&D's Seal Tech
J. Long Heating & Air
Joey's Place
Just Signs and Designs LLC
Mr. & Mrs. Catering
Nascentia Health
North Tonawanda Neighborhood Watch
Nuisance No More
Sunshine Station
The Monkey's Paw
Events at
J&D Sealtech Corp
Barb Strzyz