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


In my short tenure here at the Genesee County Chamber of Commerce, I have learned a lot. In an effort to get up to speed in my new position, I have attended Chamber seminars, talked with many other Chamber executives and read countless articles about what makes a good Chamber of Commerce.


While I have gained a great deal of knowledge from some really outstanding Chamber leaders in this short time, there is one piece of advice that really stuck with me.  Read more...  

Two New Trips Added for 2015

The Genesee County Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with Collette Vacations, has just released its two new travel trips for 2015. The first trip will be a National Parks of America tour and will include the Grand Canyon, Bryce, Zion, Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks as well as Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse Memorial. The tour departs August 8, 2015 and runs through August 19.


The second travel trip offered in 2015 will be to Spain's beautiful Costa Del Sol and the Portuguese Riviera. This trip will depart on November 5, 2015 and runs through November 17.


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 from October 15-23. This ever-popular trip is one the greatest travel bargains you will ever find!


Click here for more information on all trips! 

Join us for the Chamber's annual golf outing - even if you don't 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.

Did you know?


The Chamber offers a Premier Membership that will increase the visibility of your business throughout the year? For only $100 above your regular membership level, Premier members receive many special benefits including highlighted listings in the Chamber's Annual Business Directory, two free Constant Contact e-mail blasts to our members each year, two free postings on the Chamber's Facebook page, recognition in every Chamber e-newsletter and every Chamber special event and much, much more! Any one of these promotional benefits has a value of more than $100 and you get them all as part of your Premier Membership. The Chamber Premier Membership is an opportunity to be recognized by the community and your peers as a true Genesee County Chamber of Commerce supporter.


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.

Advertising Space Still Available
Click to view the current guide.

Advertising space is still available for the 2015 Genesee County Visitor Guide.  Chamber members receive discounted pricing with your contract and payment.  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 Now Open
The seasonal visitor center located adjacent to the Holland Land Office Museum in Batavia is now open!  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.
20 common words you could be using incorrectly

You use them all the time... but that doesn't mean they were used correctly.  Read more... 

Quote of the Month

"A business has to be involving, it has to be fun and it has to exercise your creative instincts ."   


-Richard Branson, Virgin Group 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
June 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.

Congratulations Chamber Member U.S. Gypsum Company on Expansion Announcement!


After exploring out-of-state options, company will invest $19 million at century-old facility in Oakfield, securing more than 100 jobs.  Read more... 

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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