May 2021 News
Message from the Chamber Staff:

Dear Valued Members!

Summer is around the corner and it's a busy one here at the Chamber! Please let us know if you have any events, specials, or announcements that we can help promote for you!

For all of May, Solidays bar will donate 10% of your purchase to the Chamber if you mention our name while ordering! Their chicken pot pie is amazing!

The Chamber BBQ Fundraiser on May 22 and the Golf Tournament on June 14 are coming up! Please mark your calendars and register today to participate - more details on our website or below! Kenmore Mercy Hospital has gifted the Chamber tote bags for our golfers, but we're in need of any promotional or branded items you would like to include for our golfers as soon as possible to get everything ready!

Please also note that our Visitor Guides & Community Calendars will be available before Memorial Day! Plan to stop in and pick one up!

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
Please note the current Chamber hours:

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

New Visitor Center Hours: Saturday 9-12

The Chamber will be closed on May 31 for Memorial Day.
Niagara SBDC Presents:
The Entrepreneur Business Series
Free Classes!
Enhance your business knowledge & skills
Leadership: Employee & Self-Motivation
Where: NCCC SBDC online   
When: Wednesday evening, 5/19
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Register: Call 716-210-2515, or click here.
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 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!
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 2021 Golf Tournament
Monday, June 14
12pm shotgun start
Click here for the full brochure and registration form!
Golfers are $120 each (Deadline June 1), sponsorships available, as well as ad space in the program book!

If your business would like to put any promotional items - keychains, pens, stress balls, water bottles, etc. - in the bags for our golfers, please contact us ASAP
M-W 10am-6pm, or Thursday 8:30am-4:30pm!
2021 Chamber Events
details subject to change - please follow our website and on Facebook for news and events!
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
Monday, June 14, 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
Business Connections meets every other Tuesday at 8:30am via Zoom

Upcoming Meetings:

May 18 - Alison Prout from Beckage on Why Your Business Should Prioritize Cybersecurity & Data Privacy. Register here!

June 1 -  Niagara Frontier Publications. More details to follow!

June 15 - WEBR Radio. More details to follow!

June 29 - 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!

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
Member of the Month: Grand Island Waste Management
Pictured: Jim Ehde (Owner), Don Phillips

At Grand Island Waste Management we’ll give you the attention and personal service you’ll come to expect and enjoy. We look to provide affordable and reliable septic system services for residential and commercial septic tanks. We also offer Port a Potty rentals for any size event.

Our family friendly team will offer an honest and on-time professional service from our family to yours. Being local to Grand Island we can assist with after hour or weekend service in case of emergencies, and will guarantee the lowest price to Grand Island Families and Businesses. Our Septic tank cleaning service and Portable Toilet Rentals have been highly recommended by our customers.

Grand Island Waste Management
1843 Staley Road 
Grand Island, NY 14072
Welcome to the Newest Members
of the Chamber Family!

Oliver Street Merchants
Niagara University's Center for Conferences and Events
Monarch Kitchen Design Studio
Kathleen Aronica with Hunt Real Estate
The Village Bake Shoppe
Coming soon...

Mark your calendars!
Buffalo Wing and Brewhouse is doing a fundraiser with us June 15!
10% of each order will go back to the Chamber. Eat local, help a local business, help the Chamber!