September 2019 News
Message from the Director:

Dear Members,

It was a busy summer for the Chamber and as we start to wind down, I wanted to thank everyone for supporting our major fundraiser, “Rockin on the River”. It was a great evening, and everyone had so much fun with the band, “The Knight Crew”.   A special thank you to Unyts for partnering with us, and the Shores for hosting this event. I also wanted to thank our Corporate and event sponsors.

Please hold the date for our annual dinner on Thursday, November 7 at Alder Creek Banquet Facility with catering by Jim Fingerlow from Just Say Cheesecake. This is such a wonderful event for all to enjoy.  If you have a recommendation for Business of the Year or Citizen of the Year, please fill out the form here and submit it to us.

Please continue to check our website and Facebook page this fall as we have some wonderful things planned for our Business Connections, Business After Hours and G.L.O.W. groups. 

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
Rockin' on the River 2019 a Success!
Thank you to all who joined us or donated to our Rockin' on the River event on August 21! It was supposed to rain, but the sun held and the wind was refreshing! Thank you to our wonderful corporate and event sponsors and our volunteers as well!
August Ribbon Cutting at
Millennium Microsystems!
74 Webster Street, NT

Millenium Microsystems was previously located at 165 Division Street since 2002, but that plaza was lost to a devastating fire on April 29, 2019.

With the help of family and friends we have reopened to keep servicing the Tonawandas with our expert computer repair, data recovery and virus/malware removal.

The Chamber performed a ribbon cutting to celebrate the new location on August 13 and we look forward to seeing their business grow!
Join us for a Ribbon Cutting at new Chamber member McGirr's!
September 10
70 Webster Street, NT

McGirr's is a specialty Retail Store that sells wellness products - “ Only McGirr’s carries the Good, Better, and Best in CBD Products For All Your Loved Ones!
Business After Hours at Sativa Remedy!

Wednesday, Sept. 18
19 Main Street, Tonawanda

Light refreshments and drinks will be available, sponsored by Buffalo Roadhouse!

Please register here .
Business Connections meets every other Tuesday at 8:30am

Upcoming Meetings:

  • Sept. 17 - Robin Chapo of Xiaoning Zhang Agency - Insurance for Small Businesses. (To request information on specific business types. i.e. Restaurant, Salon, Auto Repair, etc. please email

  • Oct. 1 - Lisa Giancarlo of Clarity Group - Medicare & Its Costs, and how the Clarity Group helps anyone turning 65 or retirees. (The Clarity Group never charges for any of their services to groups nor to any individual.)

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

Annual Dinner: November 7 - Alder Creek Banquet Center
Holiday Mixer: Dec. 12 at 5pm - Location TBA
Required NYS Sexual Harrassment Training - Available Online!
The NYS deadline is fast approaching!

Do you know why October 9, 2019 is an important date for you? 
It 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. It’s as simple as going to the link below, putting in your credit card 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.
Don't wait and be out of compliance. Act now!

Individual course links are $20.  CLICK HERE  to visit the check-out page and take the course at your convenience.
Congratulations to our
Member of the Month:
Lime Energy!

At Lime Energy, we are experts at shining the light on energy inefficiencies that hamstring small and medium-sized businesses. Whether we are working directly with businesses or tackling projects for our utility customers, we create and implement - from start to finish - innovative LED lighting and other improvements that save energy and improve interior and exterior spaces.

Lime Energy
31A Elk Terminal
Buffalo, NY 14204
Welcome to the Newest Members
of the Chamber Family!

North Tonawanda Neighborhood Watch Group

Buducci's Event Center LLC.

Collette Vacations

Hub of Parts

Authentic Paws LLC