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News from the Genesee County Chamber of Commerce
PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE
 
As 2015 nears an end, it is a good time say thank you to all of those who helped make the Genesee County Chamber of Commerce a success once again this year.
 
HOME SHOW VENDOR BOOTHS FILLING UP QUICKLY!
 
Plans are gearing up for the 3rd Annual Genesee County Chamber of Commerce Home Show to be held April 1-3, 2016 at the Falleti Ice Arena, Evans Street, Batavia.  Last year's Home Show was a smashing success with over 2,000 people attending. 
 
Applications are now being taken for vendor booth space at a cost of $375 per booth for Genesee County Chamber members and $475 for non-Chamber 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 or by email.

Download the vendor booth application. 
NEW GENESEE BEA COORDINATOR
 
The Genesee County Chamber of Commerce welcomes Beth Kemp as the new coordinator of the Genesee Business Education Alliance.   Beth succeeds Eve Hens who has taken a position with Genesee County.  Beth comes to the BEA after running the family business, T-Shirts Etc., with her husband Brian for the past seven years. 
 
Beth holds an Associate's Degree in Communication and Media Technologies from Genesee Community College and a Bachelor of Science in Professional and Technical Communications from Rochester Institute of Technology.  She has been an active volunteer in community, serving on the Batavia Business Improvement District's Promotions, Wine Walk, Summer in the City and Christmas in the City Committees as well as serving as Co-Director of the Donald R. Carroll Toys for Kids toy drive and 5k race.
 
The mission of the Genesee County BEA is to foster a partnership between business and education and to assist students to prepare for the world of work.  The Genesee BEA is housed at the Genesee County Chamber of Commerce.
 
Welcome Beth!
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.  Visit the Chamber's website for more information.
TRAVEL WITH THE CHAMBER
 
The Genesee County Chamber of Commerce still has one fabulous travel trip available in 2016.  From September 15-27, 2016 the Chamber will be Exploring the Alpine Countries of Austria, Germany and Switzerland including visits to Vienna, Salzburg, Munich, Innsbruck, Zermatt and Lucerne.  Click here for more details.   
 

DON'T STOP NETWORKING - JUST START DOING IT RIGHT
 
Too often, people show up at networking events wanting to sell something but nobody ever goes wanting to buy something. This is how networking can be done badly.  

QUOTE OF THE MONTH

"You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever.  This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life."                                                                                                                                           -Steve Jobs
Your Chamber Resources:

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

Beth Kemp, BEA Coordinator
Taylor White, Tourism Marketing Assistant

Kelly Rapone, Tourism Marketing Director

Tom Turnbull, President
December 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!

 

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Batavia, NY 14020
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