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Message from the President


It may be cold outside but 2014 is already heating up at your Genesee County Chamber of Commerce.  Over 270 people attended our annual Awards Night at The Clarion Hotel on February 22nd.  It was a wonderful evening in which we were able to celebrate the great accomplishments of this year's award winners.  Read more...

Did you know?

The Chamber offers several ways to help promote your business including free use of our Main Street window space, free e-mail blasts to our membership, free postings on our Chamber Facebook page, opportunities to host a Business After Hours event, and our Member 2 Member Discount Program.    
Contact Melissa George or Kelly Bermingham for more information.
Travel to China or London/Paris

The Genesee County Chamber of Commerce is offering two incredible travel opportunities in 2014.  We will make our 10th trip to China on October 15-23.  This ever-popular trip is one the greatest travel bargains 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.  This trip has limited space and is filling up fast.


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.  Nearly 80 vendor booths have already been reserved but a few 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 Event Recognizes Honorees

The Genesee County Chamber of Commerce held its 42nd Annual Awards Ceremony on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at the Clarion Hotel, Park Road, Batavia.  Adam Miller Toys and Bicycle, Alex's Place, Bonduelle USA, the Bergen Business and Civic Association, Laurie Mastin, Timothy Michael Adams and Mary Pat Hancock were honored for their achievements in business, community service, and volunteerism at the County's premier business social event.


Click here to view The Daily News article about the evening.

Unique Advertising Opportunity

The Chamber's award-winning Guest Welcome Channel allows you to promote your business directly to visitors staying in our local hotels.  The channel is available in all guest rooms at the following properties:  Darien Lake Amusement Park's hotel, cabins & guest houses; The Clarion Hotel; Best Western Crown Inn and Suites; Comfort Inn; Days Inn; and the Darien Lakes Econo Lodge.  If you are interested in promoting your goods and/or services to our hotel guests contact Kelly Rapone for more information.   


Click here to see what's airing on the channel.

Attention Restaurant Owners


March 31 through April 6 is Local Restaurant Week! The Chamber would like to promote member dining establishments in conjunction with Western New York Local Restaurant Week.  We will support week-long activities with marketing and promotions. To participate, complete the form below and return to the Chamber by Monday, March 10.

2014 Dining Guide

The update and printing of the county-wide dining guide has been completed.  5,000 copies will be primarily distributed (spring through fall) at area hotels to conference and group events attendees as well as sports teams & spectators.  Chamber member establishments include a description and plotting on the map while non-Chamber members are provided a basic address and phone listing.


Click here to request a quantity of guides for your business.

Why You Should Never Confront People About a Bad Attitude

"Good managers know that it's sometimes better to lose a battle in order to win the war.


Nowhere is this more important than when you have an employee with a bad attitude.


Never confront people about their attitude because no matter how bad it is, they don't believe they have a bad attitude." 

Quote of the Month

"To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business, and your business in your heart."


-Thomas Watson Sr., former IBM CEO

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
March 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               


Terry Hills Golf Course, Restaurant, & Banquet Facility


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


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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Batavia, NY 14020
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