October 2019 Newsletter
Message from the Director:

Fall is here, which brings us the beautiful changing colors of the leaves and a lot of fun fall events to attend.

Our annual dinner will be held on Thursday, November 7 at Alder Creek Banquet Facility with Just Say Cheesecake as caterer. This is such a wonderful event and an evening for all to enjoy. This year we will be honoring Linda Finiki as Citizen of the Year, Kenmore Mercy Hospital as Business of the Year and Phyllis Genter, who will be receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Our G.L.O.W. (Growing Leadership Opportunities for Women) task force will be 
taking a trip to the Buffalo History Museum on Wednesday, October 16th. We will carpool from the Chamber office at 4:30 pm. Bob Pecoraro, Our Board Vice President will lead a brief tour of the Makers of WNY, including many women who made an impact in our local community. We will then visit the Suffrage display before a lecture at 6:00 pm. If you are interested in attending, please contact the Chamber office and bring a friend.  

Please Save the Date for “Emotional Intelligence” training. Larry Mietus, founder of “Speaking of Strategy” will focus on how Emotional Intelligence dovetails with critical leadership and management skills. This training will take place over breakfast on Thursday, November 21st at 8:30 am (location TBA). 

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.

Cathy A. Oddo, Executive Director
81st Annual Dinner on Nov. 7, 2019!
6pm at Alder Creek Banquet Facility
7113 Nash Road, NT

This year we will be honoring:

Linda Finiki, 2019 Citizen of the Year
Kenmore Mercy Hospital, 2019 Business of the Year
Phyllis Gentner, 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award

Tickets are $45 and include a full catered dinner by Just Say Cheesecake.
Please call 716-692-5120 to reserve your seat!

*If you would like to place an ad in our program book,
please contact our office no later than October 15, 2019*
Ad sizes are - 
Full Page: 5.5 x 8.5 vertical - $500.00
Half Page: 5.5 x 4.25 horizontal - $250.00
¼ Page: 2.75 x 4.25 vertical - $125.00
Business Card: Standard size - $75.00
Please contact Sarah Nelson at admin@the-tonawandas.com to place an ad. Artwork can be sent as .pdf, or logos as high resolution .tif or .jpg files

Please join new Chamber Member Sheridan Benefits
for an Open Enrollment Event! You've got questions, they've got answers! Click the image below to register!
G.L.O.W. Meeting - October 16, 2019
Carpool leaves the Chamber at 4:30pm sharp

Free admission to the Buffalo History Museum
Private tour centered around women's impact in WNY
Suffrage Lecture from 6-7pm
Networking & Drinks afterward

Please RSVP to 716-692-5120
Business Connections meets every other Tuesday at 8:30am

Upcoming Meetings:
Oct. 15 - Alan Miosi of Legal Shield will be speaking on Identity Theft
Nov. 12 - Master Lisa Susko, Owner, 6th Degree Black Belt Championship Martial Arts 716
will be speaking on “Self-Defense Courses.”
Nov. 26 - No Meeting

If you are interested in joining this group or presenting, please contact Board Member Robert Pecoraro at  pecoraror@aol.com
Don't forget our Upcoming Events!

Business After Hours: Cats Like Us on Thursday, Oct. 17 from 5-8pm. Register here .
Annual Dinner: November 7 at 6pm, Alder Creek Banquet Center
Holiday Mixer: December 9 from 5-8pm at Webster's Bistro
Required NYS Sexual Harrassment Training - Available Online!
ONE WEEK until the NYS deadline!

Oct. 9 is the last day for you to be compliant with New York legislation requiring you to provide sexual harassment training to all your employees. ( For more information on the NYS Policy, please  click here . )
The Chamber has worked with member New Haven Consulting Group to provide an online workshop that meets the New York State requirements, is easy to use, and extremely cost effective. Individual course links are $20.  CLICK HERE  to visit the check-out page and take the course at your convenience. It’s as simple as clicking the link, typing in payment information, and taking the course.
If you want to buy a “group of seats" - please contact NHCG directly at 203-926-1526 for a customized link and pricing.
Welcome to the Newest Members
of the Chamber Family!

The Greenhouse Antiques and Decor

Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York

Scrub-a-Dub Cleaning 716

WNY Drummers for Homeless People, Inc.

Jeannette Harmon