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News from the Genesee County Chamber of Commerce
Message from the President

Welcome to the first edition of the Genesee County Chamber of Commerce's new online newsletter!  This newsletter is designed to keep you up to date on the many exciting initiatives that are happening every month at your Chamber.  Each month your chamber newsletter will be delivered to your inbox in a quick-read format that will allow you keep abreast of Chamber happenings without investing a lot of your valuable time.  Let us know if there are other key employees that you would like to receive this e-newsletter and we would be glad to add them to our mailing list.  Read more...

Did you know?

The Chamber has available a micro-enterprise loan program for small businesses located in Genesee County.  The program is designed to augment private funding sources or provide capital when other funding sources are unaffordable or unavailable.  
2014-2015 Business Directory in the Works

The Chamber is pleased to announce that the new 2014-15 edition of our Business Directory is in the production phase and will be available in late March.  The Business Directory is an invaluable resource that lists all our members and their contact information.  All business listings are indexed and listed by business categories for easy reference. Read more...
Travel with the Chamber

The Chamber is offering two incredible travel trips in 2014.  

We will make our 10th trip to China on October 15-23.  This ever-popular trip is one the greatest travel values you will ever find!  We will also be hosting a trip to two of the most popular tourist destinations in the world - London and Paris - from October 6-13. 


Click here for more information on both trips!

First Annual Home Show - March 28-30

What would it take for you to get your business in front of over 1,500 potential customers in a three day period?  This year you can have that opportunity by participating in the First Annual Genesee County Chamber of Commerce Home Show.  The all-new Home Show will be held on March 28-30 at the Falleti Ice Arena and the Chamber is committed to presenting a first-class show highlighting exhibitors displaying the highest quality products and services provided by businesses in the Genesee Region.  Over 55 vendor booths have already been reserved but plenty of good spaces are still available on a first-come, first-serve basis.  So don't miss out!  Reserve your space today!


Click here for more information.

Annual Awards Dinner - The Business Social Event of the Year!

The Genesee County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its 42nd Annual Awards Ceremony on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at the Clarion Hotel, Park Road, Batavia.  This is the County's premier business social event, honoring businesses and individuals for their achievements in business, community service and volunteerism. 


Click here for more information.
Tourism News

The Chamber's tourism program has been gearing up for another season of welcoming visitors to Genesee County. January through April is the busiest time of year as we put our marketing plan into action.  By spring we will have produced and begun distribution of all of our new promotional brochures, placed media buys, attended consumer travel shows, and finalized regional collaborative marketing programs.  Over the next few months we'll be updating you on all that's new this year, as well as many opportunities to be involved with our tourism promotion program.

2014 Visitor Guide Now Available

Each year the Chamber produces an area visitor guide which highlights all of the things to see and do in Genesee County.  This 60-page magazine is distributed year-round within a 300-mile radius of Genesee County.  Highlights of this year's guide include local profiles on the folks behind the business - including the Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge, JELL-O Gallery Museum, T.F Brown's, Skyline Campground and Darien Lake Amusement Park.  Read more...

Tourism Co-op Marketing Funds Available

The Chamber is announcing the availability of 2014 collaborative marketing dollars for in-county tourism related businesses.  The Chamber's "matching funds" program is open to area accommodations, attractions, restaurants, events, and retailers who take an active approach in advertising to potential visitors to Genesee County.  Read more...

If you wouldn't say it to your boss' face, don't post it on Facebook!

"When I was in Las Vegas Marathon last year, I saw a t-shirt that read: "What happens in Vegas stays on Facebook". The same day, the Wall Street Journal ran a story about how many people are getting fired because of what they post on Facebook.  The National Labor Relations Board reports that in the past year, over 100 companies have been accused of improper activity related to disciplining employees for what they posted on Facebook."  Read more...
Quote of the Month

"Things work out the best for those who make the best of how things work."


-John Wooden

Your Chamber Resources:

Kelly Bermingham, Director of Membership & Special Events
Ginny Elsasser, Staff Accountant/Health Insurance
Melissa A. George, Executive Assistant

Eve Hens, BEA Coordinator/Chamber Membership Assistant

Elissa Leuer, Tourism Sales & Marketing Manager

Dawn Ireland-Monsees, Tourism Information Coordinator

Kelly Rapone, Tourism Marketing Director

Tom Turnbull, President
February 2014
Thank you Chamber Champions!

The Genesee County Chamber of Commerce would like to thank our Chamber Champions:

Alex's Place  


Clark Patterson Lee


Freed Maxick


Lawley Genesee


National Grid               


Turnbull Heating & Air


The Bank of Castile/

Tompkins Insurance  


United Memorial

Medical Center


These businesses have taken the lead role in investing in our Chamber's mission of enhancing business and community development in Genesee County.  To find out how your business can become a Chamber Champion, contact Kelly Bermingham 

at 585-343-7440.

Upcoming Events


42nd Annual Awards Dinner

Clarion Hotel, Batavia

Saturday, February 22


1st Annual Home Show

Falleti Ice Arena, Batavia

Fri.-Sun., March 28-30


42nd Annual Golf Outing

Terry Hills Golf Course

Thursday, July 31

Thank you Premier Members!

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