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News from the Genesee County Chamber of Commerce
PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE
 

It was a perfect blending of old and new.  Last week your Chamber of Commerce held its 43rd Annual Golf Outing, which has to be one of the longest-running - if not THE longest-running - golf tournaments in Genesee County.  At the same time, your Chamber hosted its first ever Bocce Tournament as part of the day's festivities. 


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NEW OFFICE HOURS

 

Effective August 31, the new office hours for the Genesee County Chamber of Commerce will be Monday through Fridays 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

CHAMBER TO PUBLISH NEW COUNTY MAP
 

The Genesee County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce our partnership once again with NovoPrint USA to update our official area map.  

We regularly get requests for a printed map and it's time to produce an updated version this year.  This detailed map is free to consumers and will be a welcome addition to our on-going community marketing and promotion efforts.
 

The full color, multi-media map will provide Chamber members an affordable opportunity to promote their business, while showing their support for the community and our area.
 

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LOW INTEREST LOANS/GRANTS AVAILABLE

 

You may qualify for a low interest loan or grant through the Genesee County Chamber of Commerce's Microenterprise Loan Program.  Take advantage of free of charge direct one-to-one counseling with a consultant from the New York State Small Business Development Center who can assist with preparing your loan application.  


THANK YOU...
 

On Wednesday, July 29th the Chamber hosted its 43rd Annual Golf & Bocce Outing.  This year Bocce was added to allow for more participation & networking from the "non" golfers.   The Outing was held and Terry Hills Golf Course & Banquet Facility   The weather was perfect (although it may have been a bit too hot for some) and we had 80 Golfers and 20 Bocce players. 

 

Thank you to all who joined us to play and support the Chamber.  The day would not be possible without the generosity of our sponsors and volunteers.  Thank you to Ken Barrett Chevrolet Cadillac for being our Hole in One Sponsor.  No hole in one this year however there was one shot that hit the pin! 

 


DISCOVER CUBA - THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME

 

For over 50 years legal travel to one of our closet neighbors, Cuba, has been off limits.  But times are changing.  The Genesee County Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with Chamber Explorations is proud to announce its first ever travel trip to Cuba March 2-8, 2016.
 

Chamber Explorations are experts in travel to Cuba.  This trip promises to be a highly rewarding educational experience and the opportunity to learn more about the Cuban people and their culture. 

Only a limited amount of seats are available for this trip and a sell-out is expected.


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2015 CHAMBER BUSINESS WORKSHOPS

 

"Social Media Marketing" will be the subject of a small business workshop to be hosted the Genesee County Chamber of Commerce on August 26.

 

This is the sixth in a series of business workshops for 2015 held in conjunction with the United States Small Business Administration and the Genesee County Chamber of Commerce.  The workshops are open to all Chamber and non-Chamber businesses and their employees and will offer expert advice from experienced business professionals designed to help small businesses succeed and grow.

 

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CHAMBER WELCOMES NEW TOURISM ASSISTANT

 

Taylor White has been an intern with the Chamber since May, but officially began working as the new Tourism Marketing Assistant in early July. She is currently finishing up her Journalism degree from SUNY Brockport and plans to graduate in December. Taylor has lived in Batavia her whole life and is excited to expand her knowledge of tourism and Genesee County! You can reach Taylor by email at visit@geneseeny.com or by phone at 343-7440 ext. 24.

 

 

 

CALL FOR 2016 ANNIVERSARIES/SPECIAL EVENTS
 

The Chamber's tourism program is currently working on the editorial section of the 2016 Genesee County Visitor Guide and would like to include any special tourism-related business anniversaries, special events, exhibits or promotions.  Please be in touch with Kelly Rapone, at 343-7440 ext. 23 or by email at krapone@geneseeny.com if your business will be celebrating a special occasion in 2016.

 

90,000 copies of the guide will be printed and distribution will begin in February 2016. 

THE ONLY GOAL EVERY PROFESSIONAL NEEDS

 

I asked about twenty business owners and CEOs to name the one skill they feel contributes the most to their success.

What did every one of them say?

 

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QUOTE OF THE MONTH

"Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.  Nothing can be done without hope and confidence."                                                                                               - Helen Keller
Your Chamber Resources:

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

Eve Hens, BEA Coordinator

Taylor White, Tourism Marketing Assistant

Kelly Rapone, Tourism Marketing Director

Tom Turnbull, President
August 2015

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
Looking for something to do? Check out the Community Events Calendar on the Chamber Website!

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.

 

























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Batavia, NY 14020
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585-343-7440