March 2021 News
Message from the Chamber Staff:

Dear Valued Members!

Welcome to March, when summer is in sight! Please note that the deadline to be a Corporate Sponsor listed on our 2021 Visitor's Guide is March 8, 2021. Don't delay!

The Chamber is looking for an office printer and committee members for our upcoming events - contact us with bids or to volunteer (more details below).

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

Chamber Staff -
Sarah Nelson - Director of Marketing and Membership

Krista Atkinson -Administrative Assistant

Susanne Oakey - Chamber Bookkeeper
Please note our current hours:

Monday - Wednesday: 10am-6pm
Thursday: 8:30am-4:30pm
Friday: Closed
2021 Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities!
The Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas is excited to announce our 2021 events and our new SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES! Event dates have been tentatively announced, so if your business would like to be a part of our ever-growing Chamber activities and community, please contact us at 716-692-5120!

Deadline (for inclusion as a sponsor in our Visitor's Guide) is March 8, 2021.

The Chamber is offering our exclusive Diamond Sponsor along with our Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze sponsorships. Please join with us to help grow our community and business climate.

**Now offering $500 Patron and $250 Supporter Sponsorships as well!***

A PDF of our full sponsorship information can be found here, as well as on our website at We look forward to working with you in 2021.
Join our team, and together we will make it a great year for business!
Attention all restaurants!

We are accepting bids from our Chamber Members for locations and/or food for the following events:

Annual Dinner (location/food) - April 1, 2021

Please contact Sarah Nelson at director@the-tonawandas or 716-692-5120 for more information and an application!
There are lots of way to join our Chamber team!!
Join a Committee!
  • Business Connections
  • Event Committee
  • Economic Committee
  • Gateway Cities Promotions
  • Business After Hours
  • G.L.O.W. (Growing Leadership Opportunities for Women)

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!
THANK YOU to Jaime's Ice Cream and Wurlitzer Pizza, and for all of you who visited and supported it!

We're so grateful for their support and fundraiser for the Chamber!
"The nutella shake was great!" - said Val Cronin, Board Member

Thank you also for Fatman's Pizza for their wonderful pizza, chicken fingers/fries and macaroni & cheese fundraiser!
Visit the North Tonawanda History Museum!

Saturday March 6th from Noon to 4 pm
Free program on the Iroquois Nation
  • Presentation on lifestyle of the First Settlers before Europeans at 12:30 and again at 2:00 pm
  • Presentation on history of the First Nations in NT and Western NY at 1:15 and again at 2:45 pm
  • Plus crafts, games, and activity sheets
  • Geared to elementary school level
Family tours available (members are always free)
Saturday March 20th and Monday March 22nd through Saturday March 27th
Spring Used Book Sale
Hardcovers $1.00 each or 3 for $2.00
Paperbacks 50 cents each or 3 for $1.00
hours: Noon to 4pm each day.
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
2021 Visitor's Guide is Coming!!

Ads are available - DEADLINE: March 8, 2021!
Email Tammie Easson ASAP at!
2021 Chamber Events
details subject to change - please follow our website and on Facebook for news and events!
Easter Raffle
April 1-30, 2021
Chicken BBQ Dinner
May 22, 2021
254 Sweeney Street, NT
Member Appreciation Picnic
June 24, 2021
254 Sweeney Street, NT

Summer Picnic Rockin' on the River
August 11, 2021
The Shores Restaurant
Golf Tournament
September 13, 2021
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
***We would love to have any members knowledgeable in printers join our committee to evaluate options in the bids!
Please call Sarah Nelson at 716-692-5120***
Business Connections meets every other Tuesday at 8:30am via Zoom

Upcoming Meetings:

March 9: Elizabeth McNally at Laura Capizzi Agency. Register here!
March 23: Buffalo Hearing & Speech Center. More details to follow!
April 6: Adam Jester from Intandem. More details to follow, but click here for a little taste of some of the amazing things they're working on - including Covid Cleaning with Chlorox 360!

April 20: Alliance Wealth Management of WNY. More information soon!
May 4: New Member Sharif Hamdy. More details to follow!

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
Welcome to the Newest Members
of the Chamber Family!


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