In this May Issue...
  • Message from the President : EBL Rocks!
  • Debut of Monday Minute: Supervisor Kulpa
  • Chamber in the News!
  • Pizza and More for Lunch Mob!
  • Flipping Out After Hours
  • And the winner is.... Small Business Showcase/Awards!
  • Run/Walk with the Chamber at the Corporate Challenge!
  • Who wants Darien Lake Tickets?
  • Want us to send you a TEXT?
  • Ask the Expert: How do I know my medical service was applied to my deductible?
Message from the President/CEO
The future is now.

We heard that phrase a lot when Colleen retired and I took over the reins at the Amherst Chamber.

But it doesn’t just apply to me. I think about it as I look at our burgeoning Emerging Business Leaders (EBL) group.

Read more here .
A.J. Baynes goes one-on-one with Amherst Supervisor Brian Kulpa in this new addition to our First Monday e-newsletter.

What are his top priorities?

We'll feature a video interview each month on matters important to our members.
Chamber in the News...
On the Road with the Windsong Mammography Bus!
The Chamber was proud to cut the ribbon on Windsong Radiology's new Mobile Mammography Unit!

Thanks to several media outlets for agreeing to help us spread the word about the importance of being screened. Watch WKBW's coverage here .

Spectrum News coverage here .

The Buffalo News also ran with the story! Read here .
Level Red Boxing Opens!
Level Red Boxing filled the last open retail space at the Lymstone Lofts in Williamsville, joining Fresh Catch Poke, Co., Lloyd Taco Factory and Woodhouse Day Spa. The Buffalo News reported on our ribbon cutting!

Read more here .
Weighing In On the Metro Rail Extension

Should the light rail extend into Amherst? A.J. is quoted in this
The Buffalo News report .

A.J. On the Radio with Judge Penny Wolfgang!

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce was front and center during Judge Wolfgang's weekly show called "On Target" and if you missed it, you can check it out here !
Be "In The Know!"
Mark Your Calendar!
Lunch Mob-Santora's Pizza

Date: Friday, May 11

Time: 12pm-1pm

Location: 7800 Transit Road, Williamsville

Check out the menu HERE and let us know if you're IN by registering HERE .

Date: Tuesday, May 15

Time: 5pm-7pm

Location: Eastern Hills Mall (near WBBZ-TV)

Date: Thursday, May 31

Time: 7:30am-9:00am

Location: 5190 Sheridan Drive, Williamsville

Get Your Tickets Today!




Date: Friday, May 18th

Time: 10:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Location: Samuel's Grande Manor

Join the Chamber in the Corporate Challenge!
Come Walk/Run with Us!!
The Chamber has set up a team to run/walk in the Corporate Challenge! Come join us! It will be fun!

Date: Thursday, June 14
Time: 6:45pm
Location: Delaware Park

The entrance fee is $37. TENT, T-SHIRTS, FOOD, DRINK!

Sign up by May 15th HERE ! (Click on Register for this Company)
$65 a pair (includes $10 parking pass!)
Call us at 632-6905 or
If you would like us to send you text reminders of special events going on... OPT IN* ! Here's how:

TEXT " notify acc " to 313131 . That easy! To opt-out, TEXT " STOP "

* Text messaging rates may apply
Amherst Toastmasters holding an OPEN HOUSE!
Want to improve your speaking skills? Curious about Toastmasters? The Amherst Chamber Toastmasters is holding an Open House, Friday, May 11 at 8:00 a.m. at Keller Williams Realty, 5500 Main Street, Williamsville . Check it out!!!
Need Health Insurance? We Have You Covered!
The Amherst Chamber of Commerce operates a Health Insurance Agency within our organization with three licensed professionals on staff who can provide personal attention!

We offer plans from the local carriers at all price points. Our brokers will help you identify the coverage that meets your needs and be available to answer any questions that may arise. We offer health insurance for individuals, sole proprietors and small groups.   

If your small group health insurance is up for renewal, we can help! Just give us a call!

Contact Penny, Christine or Olivia at 632-6905 or email
“Ask the Expert” Corner – Richard Argentieri, Vice President of Sales at Independent Health
Q: How do I know if a medical service was applied to my plan deductible?

Upon the claim being processed, an explanation of benefits statement is generally issued by the health insurer to let the member know the amount that was applied to his or her deductible. 
In addition, at Independent Health, we provide our members with access to an online deductible tracker, which gives them an instant snapshot of how much they have paid toward their deductible. Our members can use the deductible tracker by either logging in to their personal online account at m or downloading our free MyIH mobile app onto their smartphone.
Thank You to Our Investors
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