Message from the President/CEO
Have you noticed the change in our community?

Heavier traffic commute, more construction cranes in the air, more places to live and shop, new hospitals, new hotels, new restaurants and the list goes on and on.

That is the Buffalo renaissance. It’s real and it’s what we are celebrating at The Event this year.

Each of our award winners has contributed to the growth and quality of life in our community, and we are proud to take this opportunity to honor their success and #LetItShine!

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VIDEO: 43North Finalists!
This month A.J. interviews Alex Gress, President of 43North about this year's finalists for $5M in prize money. The startups will pitch for the money live on stage at Shea's Performing Arts Center on October 30. WATCH the video to find out about the innovative businesses in line for the big cash prize!
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This Open Enrollment season, be sure to use your Amherst Chamber membership to find health, dental and vision coverage that fits your needs and budget. 
Our Health Insurance Division has three licensed brokers ready to help you review and select the right plan for your Sole Proprietorship or Small Group business in 2020.
Rates for Chamber Small Group plans will be available soon. Individual plan rates will be available later this month. We will keep you informed! Email us at with any questions!
Date: Thursday, October 3

Time: 1pm

Location: 8207 Main St., Suite 7-8, Williamsville
Date: Tuesday, October 8

Time: 11am

Location: 815 Hopkins Rd., Williamsville
Date: Tuesday, October 8

Time: 12:00pm-1:30pm

Location: 5590 Main St., Williamsville

Date: Wednesday, October 9

6:30pm- Pre-Debate Coverage with ACC

7:00pm- Debate

8:00pm- Post-Debate Coverage with ACC
See Water/Ways With Us!
Date: Thursday, October 10

Time: 8:30am-9:30am

Location: Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village , 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst
Meet Donna DeCarolis, President of National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation!

Date: Wednesday, November 6

Time: 12:15pm-1:30pm

Location: ACC Large Conference Room

How to Avoid Colds and the Flu!
Fall is here, marking the start of the cold and flu season. Cold and flu viruses are thought to spread by direct contact. Since many of us are spending more time indoors, it’s easier for us to exchange viruses with our family, coworkers and classmates.

Here are simple some steps you can take that may help you stay healthier and keep the germs away over the next six months:

·         Get your flu shot . Not only does the flu vaccine lessen the severity of symptoms if you do get the virus, it can help prevent the flu as well. Your best bet is to get a flu shot early in the season, so your body has a chance to build up immunity to the virus. Talk with your doctor to make sure the flu shot is right for you. You can also receive timely information about the seasonal flu by visiting .

·         Wash your hands often . Remember to wash your hands with soap and warm water throughout the day. If no sink is available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer instead or try rubbing your hands together very hard for about a minute to help break up the virus.

·         Keep your hands away from your face . The virus enters your body through your nose, mouth and eyes. Avoid touching your face, especially in public places.

·         Sneeze into your elbow . It takes practice and patience to teach young children to do this, but it’s worth the effort. Remind them to keep their hands away from their face.

·          Eat a healthy diet . Boost your intake of fruits and vegetables. Dark green, red, blue, and yellow vegetables and fruits are packed with natural infection fighters.

·           Stay physically active . Moderate to high intensity aerobic exercise, such as brisk walking, dancing and ice skating, can help increase your body’s natural defense against viruses.

·           Get adequate sleep . Lack of sleep can negatively affect your immune system. Most adults need about 7 to 9 hours of sleep for good health. It’s recommended that school-aged children get anywhere from 9 to 11 hours of sleep a night.

Prevention is your best defense against the common cold and flu. Make sure you always practice good health habits.
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