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


Dear Chamber Member,


Glenn Shepard Seminars, one of our newest Chamber members, is providing you an opportunity to take part in a special seminar offered to members of the Genesee County Chamber of Commerce.


Best-selling author and speaker Glenn Shepard will present the half-day seminar "How to Supervise People and Lead a Team," based on one of his books, How to Manage Problem Employees.  The seminar takes place at the Genesee Community College, One College Road, Batavia, NY  14020 on Wednesday, September 10th from 8:30 A.M. to noon. Read more...   

GLOW Corporate Cup - Stop By and Say "Hello"

The Genesee County Chamber of Commerce will have a tent at the 2nd Annual GLOW Corporate Cup on Thursday, August 7 at Centennial Park in Batavia.  The 5k Run/Walk to benefit the GLOW YMCA starts at 6 P.M. with the "AfterGLOW" office party immediately following.  Please stop and visit our tent if you are there.

Member 2 Member Discounts - For Your Business

AND Your Employees!


Did you know that the Chamber's Member 2 Member Discount Program is a benefit not only to your business but to your employees as well?  The discounts listed on the rail of this newsletter and also on our website entitle our members to many great discounts at participating member businesses.  Membership cards are available for each member business to give to their employees.  Your employees will love you for it!  Just another way your Chamber membership works for your business.  Contact Kelly Bermingham at the Chamber if you need membership cards for your employees.  Click here to view the current discount offers.

Join us for our Agricultural Business Tour - September 23rd

The Chamber's Agricultural Committee will be hosting its annual Agricultural Business Tour on Tuesday, September 23rd.  The tour runs from 8:30 A.M. to noon and will visit area agri-businesses in Genesee County.  The Ag committee would like to strongly encourage all area business and community leaders to attend this very informative tour!  Contact Melissa at the Chamber office at 585-343-7440 ext. 26 if you would like to attend.

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.

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.

Tourism Advertising Co-op Program


The Genesee County Chamber of Commerce is announcing the limited availability of Fall 2014 collaborative marketing dollars for in-county tourism related businesses.  The Chamber's "matching funds" program is open to area accommodations, attractions, restaurants, events, and retailers who take an active approach in advertising to potential visitors to Genesee County.  Read more...

Fall/Winter Hotel Packages

 Area attractions, retailers, and special event coordinators are invited to participate in our fall/winter Chamber-organized hotel package program.  Like the golf package program, these off-season packages will be promoted and booked by the Chamber's tourism staff. Participating partners must include a discounted admission or fee to be included. Please contact Kelly Rapone or Elissa Leuer by August 19th to discuss this opportunity.

Call for Fall/Winter Events


We are currently updating the website to include additional fall and winter festivals and events.  This database will also be used in promoting our area on additional event calendars in print and online.  Please complete the event submission form and send it to Dawn Ireland-Monsees by August 31st to have your events included.   

The One Thing Successful People Never Fail to Do

Success in work and life often depends on spotting and grabbing opportunities as they present themselves.  It's an important skill, and one that many of the most successful and powerful entrepreneurs and business people of the world have turned into quite a lot of money.


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Creating Your Small Business SEO Plan

Maybe you run a small business. Or you're part of a small team. Either way, search engine optimization is often the thing that falls to the wayside first when you're a little fish.


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Quote of the Month

"Nothing great is ever achieved without enthusiasm."   


-Ralph Waldo Emerson

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
August 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


GLOW Chambers Picnic 

Darien Lake Amusement Park

Saturday, August 16

Thank you Premier Members!

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