June 2021 News
Message from the Chamber Staff:

Dear Valued Members!

We are excited for warm weather and summertime events! The Gateway Harbor Concert Series will start June 16th, Food Truck Thursday begins June 10th, and best of all our Member Appreciation Picnic will be June 24th, just to name a few of the upcoming activities. There are still a fill spots available for the June 14th Golf Tournment; please see below in the newsletter for further information.

Summer 2021 is sure to be filled with opportunities to grow business and attract visitors to the Tonawandas!

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

Krista Atkinson -Administrative Assistant

Welcome our newest Administrative Assistant Amber Wilson
Please note the current Chamber hours:

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

New Visitor Center Hours: Saturday 9-12
Thank you to all our Member Restaurants who have held fundraising events in collaboration with The Chamber!
It's always a pleasure to work with you all.

Jamie's Ice Cream and Wurlitzer Pizza 
Roman Café
The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is here to help!
Are you facing tough strategic decisions because of a change in demand, loss of employees, loss of vendors, and or rising input costs? Call the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) to engage with an advisor that can help you sound out your future plans. We can also help you see the cash flow implications of your decisions. Call today at 716-210-2515 to make an appointment!
There are lots of ways to join our Chamber team!!
Join a Committee!

  • 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 business 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 tote bag, membership directory and more! We are following new state guidelines requiring masks and 6 feet social distance, as well as signing in and answering a few questions.

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 a 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 [email protected]!
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 [email protected].
Chamber 2021 Golf Tournament
Monday, June 14
12pm shotgun start
 (Deadline has passed, but a few slots remain available! Contact the Chamber ASAP)

Click here for the full brochure and registration form!
Golfers are $120 each
If your business would like to provide any promotional items for the swag bags there is still time to contact the Chamber
M-W 10am-6pm, or Thursday 8:30am-4:30pm!

We Look Forward To A Great Event!

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!
Golf Tournament
Monday, June 14, 2021

Member Appreciation Picnic
June 24, 2021
254 Sweeney Street, NT

Summer Picnic Rockin' on the River
August 11, 2021
The Shores Restaurant

Member Expo
October 16, 2021

Annual Dinner
November 4, 2021
Fall Meat Raffle
November 2021
Christmas Raffle
December 1-31, 2021
Holiday Mixer
December 6, 2021
Business Connections meets every other Tuesday at 8:30am via Zoom

Upcoming Meetings:

June 15 - WEBR Radio. Jackie Rance will present! click here to register

June 29 - Adam Jester from Intandem. Click here to register

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 [email protected]
North Tonawanda High School
Is Celebrating!!!

While the pandemic may have postponed this celebration from taking place last year, it's better late than never!

The organizers for the 5oth Year North Tonawanda Reunion are looking for donations for their swag bags. Please email Halli Glina at [email protected] by July 1st if you would like to provide gifts for their Semicentennial event!!!

Let's help them make this event one to remember!
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!

Apex Leadership Co. of Greater Buffalo
Dane Medlock Aflac Agent
Edward Jones Investment - Eric Scheffler
Events at the Wurlitzer
Fattey Beer at the Wurlitzer
HDM Hydraulics LLC
Lumber City Church
Project Vegan 716
Standout Advertising
The Monkeys Paw Novelties