Member Brief Bytes
WHO'S THAT MEMBER BUSINESS/BUILDING?
Be the fastest finger!

WHO'S THAT MEMBER BUILDING

Feel free to guess this one! I have faith you will get it right!

The winner of last week's business was Ashley Andersen who happens to go to Brenner Dental!

Email me your guess at Sue@BuffaloChamber.org
GOOD AFTERNOON BUFFALO LAST THURSDAY

OMG did Applebee's put on the spread for us! Was delicious with excellent service as always! Thanks to those who attended - always a great time to catch up!
DISCOVER THE LEADER WITHIN

Fall FEEDBACC Training
( F orums for E ngagement & E ducational D evelopment by the B uffalo A rea C hamber of C ommerce)

Two Day Mini-Conference
Thursday, November 7th, 12:30-4:30 p.m. and
Friday, November 8th, 8:30-11:30 a.m.
(includes lunch on Friday)
Bison Creek Entertainment Center, 1207 Hwy 25 N, Buffalo
$150 for members/$200 non-members
Have you ever wondered why it is so difficult to work with someone? Why some people just don't seem to 'click'? Dr. Sicora and the 4 colors of Insights profile have some answers. This training will help you to understand why you work well with some coworkers and help you connect better with others. This training will be great for anyone who leads of team of 1 or 21! It will help you discover how to be a better leader - and how to interact with others and their leadership style. It helps individuals and teams realize their full potential.

Dr. Sicora, a Buffalo native, is providing this training at a deeply discounted rate! He is excited to share his expertise with his local Chamber member businesses and we are excited that he is offering us his time for free!
The cost covers the use and results of the profile/assessment piece. Robert has 20+ years of consulting experience and travels the globe sharing his expertise on organization and leadership development and process management. He has worked for Carlson Companies, Cargill, Pillsbury and now us!!

The training is an afternoon and morning, so that the assessment results can be discussed on day 2. It's a time commitment well worth it to get training that won't often come your way!

Please register you and your staff - it's an invaluable investment in your business! Register by Monday, November 4th!
IT'S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR.....

Do you have a creative team? Want a fun after work team building project?

Put their skills to use and decorate one of only 10 wreaths available to be raffled off at our holiday Deck the Halls event on Saturday, December 7th. The groups that did this last year had a lot of fun! This year the wreaths are faux - so no more pricking of your fingers and they will last a lifetime - making them more desirable for our raffle buyers as well! Act fast - we already have one spoken for - so only 9 left!

We are also getting more characters, both to walk around town and be a part of the activities at the park. The kids love to see Paw Patrol, Elmo and more so if you want to sponsor a costume we will fill them! It's a great event for kids and the kid at heart!
KUDOS TO THESE KITE SPONSORS - THANK YOU THANK YOU!!

PREMIER SPONSORS - $1,000+
  • Buffalo Rotary
  • Buffalo Lions
  • Buffalo Legion
  • Buffalo Hospital/Allina Health
  • Insurance Center of Buffalo

RAZOR FLAG SPONSOR
  • American Family Insurance/Chris Chapman
  • Insurance Brokers/Mike Zumbusch

WINTER WINDS SPONSOR
  • Kid's Haven

Let us know if you would like to be a part of this, now annual, winter event that brings thousands into our community!
GOOD TO KNOW
GEN Z AND VOLUNTEERING

Generation Z is the upcoming workforce that employers are focusing on. One of the key motivations for the Gen Zer's is volunteering!

Employers wishing to recruit, retain and engage Gen Z workers need to keep in mind the distinctive traits of this generation:
  • They are digital natives. Gen Z grew up in a smartphone world. They expect communication to be fast and digital – reaching them means making your point in seconds.
  • They have a global view and are comfortable communicating and sharing information with people around the world. A Gen Z employee might want to help volunteer in another country as opposed to a local initiative, if their particular cause has a need abroad.
  • Social media is to them, a basic communication tool. Where and how they volunteer will generally be discovered on various social media platforms.
  • They expect employers to support, or even enable, their volunteerism as part of their work-life balance.

To support Gen Z volunteers, employers may want to consider a volunteer time off (VTO) program which can help in recruiting and engaging this cause-oriented generation. VTO maps to the larger trend of employees wanting more control over their entire work-life schedules like flex time, telecommuting and compressed work weeks. 

Employers can set standards on which nonprofits make the designated list, but Gen Z may want this list to be more guideline than rule. Expanding the list can also help to encourage participation from all employees.

As these younger workers start families, being able to accommodate family life, work commitment and volunteering will require employers to also be more flexible in their benefits programs. The 2018 Employee Benefits survey notes that employers are embracing VTO as a key benefit: from 2014 to 2018, companies offering paid VTO rise from 16% to 24%.

Something to think about! You know the Chamber is always looking for volunteers!
CHAMBER MEMBER /COMMUNITY EVENTS
LOTS OF OPTIONS THIS WEEKEND FOR TRICK OR TREATING!
GO TO DOJO!
ADULTS CAN GO TO THE BUFFALO AMERICAN LEGION IN THE EVENING!
IF HALLOWEEN ACTIVITIES AREN'T YOUR STYLE - YOU HAVE GREAT ALTERNATIVES IN THE ARTS!
BUFFALO COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA OPEN THEIR 25th SEASON

Brass Spectacular
Sunday, October 27th 2 p.m.
Buffalo High School Performing Arts Center
877 Bison Blvd, Buffalo

Come hear the BCO brass section, the Buffalo High School Jazz Ensemble and Bob Baca as guest on the trumpet! Baca is a Professor of Trumpet and Director of Jazz Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He has performed with the Milwaukee Symphony, the Minnesota Orchestra, as well as legendary singers Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett. Also Buffalo's own Joyce Lyons will be a guest jazz vocalist. Lyons is a resident of Buffalo, but has spent over thirty years performing in New York. She is currently the vocalist for the West Metro Big Band and is a board member of the Central Minnesota Arts board.

1:00 pm Conductor’s Chat with the BCO’s new conductor Hisham Bravo Groover
● 1:30 pm Bravo Strings of Montrose Showcase concert
● 2:00 pm BCO Concert begins

Tickets are available now at Buffalo Books, online at BCOMN.org and at the door. Adults $15, Seniors $12, Students and children are free. Save $1 on a single ticket purchase when bought in advance.
THE BEST GIFT FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON....
BUFFALO LEGION IS RAISING FUNDS TO SUPPORT OUR VETERANS BREAKFAST

If you are interested in donating, please contact Connie Herzog at cjherzog28@gmail.com.
LOOKING FOR A GREAT PLACE TO HAVE BRUNCH?
HOST A HOLIDAY WORK PARTY?
 LOOK NO FURTHER!
RESTORING THE HERD!

We probably all noticed when the Welcome statue was gone for several months, but Mel at City Hall also took a hiatus! Both were beautifully restored by artist Sandy Anderson/Achterling. After years of weathering, it took a bit to match colors and recreate the scene, but both are proud to be roaming Buffalo once again!
What did the Mommy mummy say to her son? Go clean your tomb!
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