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


"The Genesee County Chamber of Commerce leads in the pursuit of creating an environment for business success which will enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Genesee County".


That is the mission statement of our Chamber.  And this past weekend there could be no more better example of fulfilling our mission than the Genesee County Chamber's first ever Home Show. 


With the help of a talented and dedicated group of volunteers, staff, and Chamber member businesses, the Falleti Ice Arena was transformed into a bustling center of business activity that most definitely was "an environment for business success". 


Electric Costs Going Through the Roof?  
We can help!

As a member of the Genesee County Chamber of Commerce your business is entitled to special discounted rates on your electric consumption through our partnership with Integrys Energy.  Simply fill out a short form and return it to the Chamber of Commerce and Integrys will get you a quote on your electric costs.  Read more...

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!

Support Financial Literacy Education & Junior Achievement

In the US, National Financial Literacy Month is recognized in April in an effort to highlight the importance of financial literacy and to teach young Americans how to establish and maintain healthy financial habits.  Year-round, Junior Achievement of WNY is committed to preparing students from kindergarten through high school to own their economic success.  With sequential, age appropriate educational curriculum, Junior Achievement delivers financial literacy programs to more than 13,000 students throughout the eight counties of WNY.  Read more...

BEA Career Exploration Summer Camps

Check out the variety of camps available to middle school-age students!  Registration begins on April 15th! More information and online registration at


Affordable!  Day camp weekly rates are only $30-45/camper!

Fun! Each camp is packed full of hands-on activities!

Educational!  Learn about future career pathways!



Save the Date!

On Tuesday, May 20th, the Chamber's tourism staff will be holding a tourism industry update meeting at the Generation Center in Batavia.  We will also be hosting an information session on group tour initiatives and attracting the student group tour market.  More details coming soon!

State-wide Tourism Conference
Registration is still open for the 8th annual Empire State Tourism Conference in Syracuse, NY on March 28-30th.  The conference offers a great line-up of seminars and networking events and is open to any tourism-related business.  Click here for more information.
New Sports Park Map
The Chamber's tourism program has produced a new map for incoming sports teams and visitors that will be made available at the Batavia Sports Park.  The map highlights Batavia area dining, shopping, and entertainment in close proximity to the sports park.  Thank you to those businesses who offered discounts and deals to these visitors!
Five Scientifically Proven Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder

"Try one. Try them all. They work. Science says so."  



Quote of the Month

"A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business."


-Henry Ford

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
April 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.

Member 2 Member Discount Program


Support other Chamber Members and save money when you take advantage of Member to Member Discounts!  Click here for details.

Upcoming Events


42nd Annual Golf Outing

Terry Hills Golf Course

Thursday, July 31

Thank you Premier Members!
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