September 2021 News
Message from the Chamber Staff:

Dear Valued Members!

Welcome to Fall here in the Tonawandas! We're looking forward to our "Fired Up For Fall" Event on September 13 (more details below). A special "Thank You" to our valued Chamber Member - Vitec Solutions LLC - Jim Higgins for the wonderful flyers and tickets! If you haven't yet purchased tickets, click here or call our office at 716-592-5120 ASAP on Tuesday, September 7.

Our Chamber Expo is also coming up Oct. 16 from 10-6pm. Chamber member receive a special price of $100 per booth! Get your application here and submit it by Oct. 1.

Please reach out to us about anything we can do to support your business and our community!

Chamber Staff -
Sarah Nelson - Director of Marketing and Membership

Susanne Oakey - Chamber Bookkeeper

Amber Wilson - Administrative Assistant
Please note the current Chamber hours:

We will be closed on Monday, September 6, for Labor Day.

Monday - Wednesday: 10am-6pm
Thursday: 8:30am-4:30pm
Friday: Closed
Click the HERE to buy tickets!
Member of the Month:
Lock and Key/Buffalo Escape Room
Lock and Key/Buffalo Escape Room has been providing live action escape games in the Elmwood Village for over 5 years. We provide immersive puzzle games and team building events for friends, families and businesses. Each of our rooms are original and designed in-house. Owner Jared Reichman has been a lifelong gamer who has translated his love for games into escape rooms and game design. Contact them today to have an adventure!

Lock and Key/Buffalo Escape Room
504 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14222
We want to congratulate Joe Dallos on his new location for Joey's Place! Be sure to stop in at their new location: 83 Niagara Street, Tonawanda, NY.
It's that time again! Please submit your nominations for "Business of the Year" and "Citizen of the Year". The Deadline for nominations was YESTERDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, but if you've got a business or citizen on your mind, submit your nomination ASAP!

You can visit our website and submit it online here, or download here and email it to!

  • 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 businesses 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

Stop by for a membership directory and more! 

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 an 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

We have created a new page on the website for Businesses focused on Human Resources. If you are have an HR Business and would like to submit information for this page please send it to
Click HERE to view the new HR Web Page!

September 23, 2021
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Project Vegan 716, LLC
60 Broad Street
Tonawanda, NY 14150

October 14, 2021
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Fattey Beer Company - Wurlitzer
908 Niagara Falls Blvd.
Ste. 105
North Tonawanda, NY 14120

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!
Fired Up for Fall
September 13, 2021
CLICK HERE for Tickets!

Member Expo
October 16, 2021
CLICK HERE To Register
Deadline to register is October 1, 2021

Annual Dinner
November 4, 2021
CLICK HERE for Nomination Forms
Count Down To Christmas Raffle
November 26 - December 24th, 2021
Holiday Mixer
December 6, 2021
Business Connections meets every other Tuesday at 8:30am via Zoom

Upcoming Meetings:

September 7th:
Workforce One

September 21st:
Standout Advertising

October 5th:
Aflac with Dane Medlock

October 19th:
Beyond Print Solutions

November 2nd:
Intandem with Larry Sorokes

November 16th:
Care Patrol of Buffalo Niagara with Donald Lewinski, III

November 30th:
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention with Missy Stolfi, M.ED

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
If you are interested in submitting any wellness tips for our "Wellness Wednesday" Facebook Series, please email Amber at
Welcome to the Newest Members
of the Chamber Family!

J&L Boulevard BBQ
Lock and Key/Buffalo Escape Room