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


With Thanksgiving behind us and the year winding down, it's a good time to thank some of the people who have helped make our Chamber a successful organization.


Read more...    

Home Show Vendor Booths Filling Up Quickly!

Plans are gearing up for the 2nd Annual Genesee County Chamber of Commerce Home Show to be held March 27-29, 2015 at the Falleti Ice Arena, Evans Street, Batavia. Last year's inaugural Home Show was a smashing success with over 2,000 people attending.


Applications are now being accepted for vendor booth space at a cost of $375 per booth for Genesee County Chamber members and $475 for non-members. Last year's booths sold out quickly and we are anticipating another sell-out this year. Don't be left out - contact Kelly Bermingham at 585-343-7440 ext. 26 today! Click here to download the vendor application.

Did You Know?

Chamber members can take advantage of exclusive discount programs including our Member 2 Member Discount Program. Members are offered discounts to area businesses not only for your business but for your employees as well. Click here for more information and to view the current list of discounts.

Celebrate Agriculture Dinner Tickets on Sale


The 13th Annual Celebrate Agriculture Dinner will take place Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 6pm at the Alexander Fire Hall, Rt. 98 in Alexander.  This event is a celebration of the number one industry in Genesee County.  Locally produced vegetables and meat are prepared into a delicious meal by Penna's Catering. The dinner is open to the public.


Tickets for the event are available at the Genesee County Chamber of Commerce, 210 East Main St., Batavia for $25 each.  Only 400 tickets are available.  Last year the event sold out in January so get your tickets now!  Sponsorships are also available, which help support agriculture educational events in Genesee County.



Travel with the Chamber

The Genesee County Chamber of Commerce is offering four incredible travel tours for 2015: 

  • National Parks of America on August 8-19
  • China (All New Itinerary!) on October 14-22
  • Thailand/Hong Kong on October 31-November 8
  • Spain's Costa del Sol & the Portuguese Riviera on November 5-17

Click here for more information on all of the Chamber's travel trips.

Utilize our Main Street Window Space

Are you looking for a way to advertise your business along Main Street?  Have an upcoming event you want publicized?


The Genesee County Chamber of Commerce's front windows are available to Chamber Members to set up a display advertising their business! Why not take advantage of this great, FREE opportunity for your business? Window displays are available in 2-3 week blocks, with set-up and take-down scheduled on Mondays.  Reservations are taken on a first come, first serve basis.


Contact Melissa at 585-343-7440 for all of the details to sign up your time for 2015!

Chamber Staffer Elected to Board of New Statewide Tourism Association

The New York State Tourism Industry Association was recently formed as a result of a merger between The TPA Council and New York State Travel and Vacation Association.  Area tourism-related businesses are invited to join the membership for exclusive sales and marketing opportunities, advocacy and more. Kelly Rapone, the Chamber's Tourism Marketing Director, has been elected to the board of directors of this newly formed association and is your local contact for NYSTIA opportunities.

Send Us Your Event, Festival, & Special Occasion Info!

The Chamber manages multiple community and tourism events calendars (both online and in print) and would like your event info.  Please send us any upcoming event information that you would like promoted.  Additionally, please let us know if your business or location is celebrating a special anniversary or occasion in 2015.  To submit event info, click here for the event submission form and fax (585-343-7487) or email it to the Chamber. 

Ten Stupid Rules that Drive Great Employees Away

The more policies, the less passion you'll get from your team. The less passion, the less exciting the team's performance will be. The less exciting the performance, the lower your profits will be. 

Read more... 

Quote of the Month

"Your quality of life will always be in direct proportion to the quality of people you surround yourself with, so choose wisely."   


-Glenn Shepard, author

Your Chamber Resources:

Kelly Bermingham, Director of Membership & Special Events
Ginny Elsasser, Staff Accountant
Melissa A. George, Executive Assistant

Eve Hens, BEA Coordinator/Chamber Membership Assistant

Elissa Leuer, Tourism Sales & Marketing Manager

Kelly Rapone, Tourism Marketing Director

Tom Turnbull, President
December 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.

Thank you Premier Members!
Upcoming Events


The Bonadio Group New Office Open House

319 West Main, Batavia, NY

Tuesday, December 16th

4 p.m. - 7 p.m.


TF Brown's Christmas Happy Hour & Ugly Sweater Contest

214 East Main, Batavia, NY

Thursday, December 18th

4 p.m. - 8 p.m.


Connect with your Chamber:


210 East Main Street
Batavia, NY 14020
M-F, 8:00am-4:30pm
Copyright 2014. All Rights Reserved.