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


Being a member of the Genesee County Chamber of Commerce is one of the best investments your business can make.  There are so many benefits - free business counseling and financial assistance, networking and professional development opportunities, exclusive discounts for your business and your employees, and a strong, unified voice to represent your interests in Albany.   We even give our members the use of our Main Street window display for free!  Read more...

Travel to China or London/Paris

There is still time to sign up for one of the two fabulous travel trips the Genesee County Chamber of Commerce is offering 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!

Export Workshop:  Taking your Business Global


Ever thought about taking your business global?  The U.S. Small Business Administration and the U. S. Department of Commerce are presenting a workshop on exporting at the BEST Center at Genesee Community College on Thursday, June 12 from 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Winter is over - it's time for golf!

It's been a long, cold winter but now it's time to think about warmer weather and playing golf!  The 42nd Annual Genesee county Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing will be held at Terry Hills Golf Course & Banquet Facility on Thursday, July 31st.  This is one of the most fun events of the Chamber year!  Even if you don't golf, you can join us for dinner, which this year will be held in Terry Hills' beautiful dining room.  Bring your spouse, co-workers, colleagues and friends.  Click here for more details on registration and sponsorship opportunities.

2014-2015 Chamber Business Directory Now Available

The 2014-15 Genesee County Chamber of Commerce Business Directory is now available.  Over 600 Chamber members are listed in this year's directory which also features our Premier Members and Chamber Champions.  


The Chamber works diligently to ensure our business directory is the trusted resource for Genesee County businesses, residents, and visitors.  A special thank you to our member businesses who advertised in the directory this year!


Copies of this year's business directory have been delivered to member businesses.  If you would like additional copies of this year's business directory contact the Chamber office at 585-343-7440.

Items Available at the Chamber


Did you know the Chamber of Commerce sells a variety of items?

From I LOVE NY items such as t-shirts, hats, shot glasses, and magnets to E-Z Passes?


We also have "Shop Around Batavia" cards filled with local business discounts.  Each deck contains 50 cards and is ONLY $20, offering over $500 of savings!!  Click here to view the list of savings.  


Darien Lake Amusement Park tickets are now on sale at the Chamber office.  Adult tickets are only $30.00 for Chamber members and include parking.  Non-member tickets are $33.00 each.


We also have free maps and phone books if you need. Just stop by the Chamber office anytime between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

BEA Spring Breakfast bea

Join us on Friday, May 16th at 7:30a.m. to learn about the Agribusiness Career Pathways available to our youth in Genesee County!  The BEA coordinates with other area organizations to provide programs that encourage and enable our youth to pursue careers in these in-demand jobs.  Come see why the future is bright in Genesee County!  

Click here for more information.

Consolidated Funding Application Process Now Open

Looking for economic development funding?  As part of Governor Cuomo's plan to improve the state's economic development model, a NYS Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) must be submitted for consideration. Applications are being accepted until June 16th. 

2015 Visitor Guide Advertising
Click to view the current guide.

Advertising space reservation is now open for the 2015 Genesee County Visitor Guide.  Chamber members receive discounted pricing, and all businesses are able to receive the "early discount" with your contract and payment by June 1st.  90,000 copies are produced and distributed year round.  All guide advertisers also receive a complimentary listing/plotting on the tear-off maps distributed at our hotel front desks.


New this year! All travel guide display advertisers are also being given a 20% discount on advertising on the Genesee County Welcome Channel which airs in county-wide hotel rooms.  If you would like to run a 30 second commercial in the hotel guest rooms, please email Tom Brown at Ad Stuff.  

Click here to see what's running in guest rooms. 

Visitor Center Re-opens
The seasonal visitor center located adjacent to the Holland Land Office Museum in Batavia will re-open for the season on Friday, May 23rd.  The "booth" is staffed Tuesday through Sunday through the end of August.  If you have a tourism "rack card" that you would like distributed to visitors please call Dawn at the Chamber office at 585-343-7440 ext. 21.
9 Things to Stop Doing Today

Why is it that we can never seem to get everything done that we want to?  Lee Colan tells how to cure that problem by stop doing "the dumb things we do".   Read more...

Quote of the Month

"If you work just for money, you'll never make it, but if you love what you're doing and you always put the customer first, success will be yours."   


-Ray Kroc, McDonald's founder

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
May 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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