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


June marked a milestone for the Genesee County Chamber of Commerce as your Chamber joined the prestigious American Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE). The name of this national organization is a bit of a misnomer. ACCE is not only for Chamber Executives but is also a tremendous resource for Chamber staffs, volunteers and members as well.  Read more...   

Did you miss the money-saving tips at our business resources workshop?  


If you were unable to attend the Business Resources Workshop that we held on June 30th it's not too late to take advantage of the great money-saving ideas that were presented.  Whether you're looking for workforce development tax incentives, labor market information or energy efficiency savings and incentives, you can still find this valuable information at the links posted below.  Call Tom Turnbull at the Genesee County Chamber office and he can put you in touch with the proper people at these programs that can save your business money at no cost to you!


Click here for more information from the Department of Labor.

Click here for more information from NYSERDA.

Last Chance to Visit China?

China It's not too late 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 15-23rd. This ever-popular trip is one the greatest travel bargains you will ever find! This may be the final time this trip is offered so take advantage of this great deal while you still can!  The deadline to sign up with payment in full is July 18th.


Two new travel trips for 2015 have also been announced. 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 8th, 2015 and runs through August 19th. 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 5th, 2015.


Click here for more information on all trips! 

Stop working!!! It's time to have fun!!!

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 and a great way to network with your fellow Chamber members! And 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.

Save the Date: Chamber Picnic Day at Darien Lake on August 16th
New Darien Lake logo 5.13.13  
Join fellow Genesee County Chamber members and members from the GLOW region Chambers on Saturday, August 16th for a fun-filled day at Darien Lake Amusement Park.


For one low price members receive admission to the park (includes all rides and water park), free parking, an All-You-Can-Eat Classic Cook Out which includes Chiavetta's marinated chicken quarters, charbroiled hamburgers, Sahlen's hot dogs, redskin potato salad, baked beans, steamed vegetables, and steamed corn, Perry's Ice Cream frozen novelties & Coca-Cola fountain beverages! We will have our very own pavilion to enjoy the food & spend the day.  


Click here for more information.

Did you know?


Your Chamber has a number of resources to help you run your business more effectively - and at NO COST to you! The conference room at the Chamber office is available for Chamber members to use for off-site meetings, interviews and training. There is no charge for Chamber members to use the room - just be sure to call ahead to reserve the room. We also have resources such as a laptop projector, Main St. window display and even our Chamber "big scissors" for ribbon-cutting ceremonies. Our Chamber staff is always ready and willing to help you find the resources and information you need to run your business. So remember to make the Genesee County Chamber of Commerce your "go-to" business partner when you are looking for the resources you need for your business.


Click here for more information.  
Darien Lake Tickets for Sale!


Discounted Darien Lake Amusement Park tickets are available for purchase at the Chamber office.  Adult tickets are only $30.00 for Chamber members and include parking.  Non-member tickets are $33.00 each.  Just stop by the Chamber office anytime between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday to purchase.

Eat Out and Support the Business Education Alliance


Support the BEA's Career Exploration Summer Camps at their latest fundraiser.  Simply dine in or order carry out at Bob Evans in Batavia on Tuesday, July 22nd from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., present the flyer below, and 15% of each bill will go toward the Business Education Alliance's summer programs.


Click here for the printable flyer.

10 Signs You Could be Working Too Hard

It's best to recognize the early warning signs and address them before someone else does. Here are 10 common signs you are under too much stress - and suggestions for what to do about it.

Read more... 
Quote of the Month

"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."   


-Thomas Edison

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
July 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


GLOW Chambers Picnic 

Darien Lake Amusement Park

Saturday, August 16

Thank you Premier Members!

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