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News from the Genesee County Chamber of Commerce
Every so often I get a question that goes something like this - "Why should I join the Chamber?  What's in it for me?"
While there is always value in belonging to an organization that is committed to supporting the health of the Genesee County business community, you cannot experience the full value of a Chamber membership without taking advantage of the many benefits the Chamber has to offer.  


Constellation Energy Services of New York, Inc. (formerly known as Integrys Energy Services of New York, Inc.) has been working with the Genesee County Chamber of Commerce and its members for many years.  During that time, Constellation has provided the highest levels of customer service, competitive energy ricing and the most flexible energy product solutions that Southern Tier companies have needed to achieve their energy purchasing objectives.


The Chamber's 44th Annual Golf Outing will be held Wednesday, July 27th at Batavia Country Club and Banquet Facility.  A Bocce tournament has been added for those non-golfers who want to participate.   Golf is $100 per person while Bocce is $60 per person.  Both include lunch, dinner and prizes.  Dinner only is $30 per person. More information is available here!
The Genesee County Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with Collette Vacations is offering a special tour of America's Music Cities - New Orleans, Memphis and Nashville - from April 23-30, 2017.  Cost of the trip is only $2,899 per person for a double room and there are only a limited amount of reservations available.  A special travel presentation on the trip will be held on Tuesday, September 13 at 5:30 p.m.  at the Quality Inn & Suites, 8250 Park Road, Batavia.  Please RSVP to Melissa George at 5858-343-7440 ext. 27.  For more information, visit the Chamber's website.
June -Tourism News

Don't Miss Out On Additional Customers!
Area businesses that would like to earn additional customers in the coming year can advertise your goods and services to thousands of visitors by placing an advertisement  in our high quality Genesee County Visitor Guide. Advertising space can now be reserved for the upcoming issue.  Save 10% off rates when your advertising agreement and payment are received by July 15th. Click here for the form and contact Kelly Rapone at the Chamber for more information.  You can view the digital version of the 2016 Visitor guide by clicking here.

Calling all Motorcoach Friendly Locations!
We are updating our inventory of businesses that are interested in receiving motor coach tours.  If you would like the Chamber to promote your business as a group tour location, please fill out this form and send it back by June 30th. 
Meeting Planner Sales Outreach
The Chamber represented Genesee County meetings & events venues at the annual Conference & Trade Show for the Empire State Society of Association Executives (ESSAE) on June 2nd in Saragota Springs. Lauren Humphrey and Becky Sphar (pictured) met with
52 meeting planners to discuss their meeting needs and promote the county as a meetings destination. New business leads were attained and we anticipate multiple bookings from this show. Attendees received a sales kit that included information on our meeting venues as well as a visitor and area dining guides.     
Sports Tourism 
a win for Genesee County
Genesee County will reap the benefits of hosting multi-week baseball and softball tournament. Over the next four weekends (until July 3) Genesee County will host over 10,000 baseball and softball players, coaches, families and fans at the "6th Annual Darien Lake Tournament Series." The tournament, which began on May 27, is produced by Pitch 'n Hit Events and Darien Lake Amusement Park, will take place at numerous ballfields throughout Genesee County.
The tournament will feature 300 teams from numerous states and Western New York. The ages of the players range from 10 years old to 18 years old, and include both Baseball and Fast Pitch Softball.
The influx of visitors is expected to create over a $1,005,000 economic impact during the span of both tournaments through staying in hotels and visiting local restaurants and shops. The tournament will generate over 2,160 room nights at our area hotels. The Genesee County Chamber of Commerce will assist visitors in finding local destinations by providing the new dining guide, maps, visitors guide and area coupons.

If you're ambitious, you're bound to feel like a failure from time to time. Lofty goals lead to inevitable moments when you aren't yet living up to your expectations.
Real success is about who you are and how far you've come. If you ever worry that you're not as successful as you should be, you may be evaluating yourself against the wrong criteria. Sometimes you just need a reminder as to what you've really accomplished in life. The success indicators that follow will help you do just that.


"Success is liking yourself, liking what you do and liking how you do it."   -Maya Angelou
Your Chamber Resources:
Kelly Bermingham, Director of Membership & Special Events
Ginny Elsasser, Staff Accountant
Melissa A. George, Executive Assistant
Lauren HumphreyTourism Marketing Assistant

Beth Kemp
, BEA Coordinator

Kelly Rapone, Tourism Marketing Director
Tom Turnbull, President
June 2016

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

Did you know the Chamber has 
County Maps? 

Stop by today to 
pick one up!
Darien Lake Tickets are now available at the Chamber of Commerce during normal business hours - $30 for chamber members
(includes parking!).  
Stop in or call for more details!

Google Street
View Inside!!

See which businesses took advantage of the great business tool by clicking here!


The Chamber of Commerce sells E-Z Pass.  Stop in the office to learn more or to purchase one!

Connect with your Chamber:


210 East Main Street
Batavia, NY 14020
M-F, 8:00am-4:30pm