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Other advantages, besides the chamber office being your biggest cheerleader:
Chamber Directory/Community Resource Guide
All Chamber members are included in this annual full color guide that is distributed to over 8,000 residents and businesses in Buffalo and the surrounding areas as well as visitor centers, hotels and realty agencies.
Members businesses are listed in the guide by business type, but may also advertise in the guide that includes shopping, dining, attractions, recreation, church, relocation and event information. The guide is used as a resource for referrals, visitors, businesses and residents of Buffalo.
E-Newsletter - Member Brief Bytes
The Member Brief Bytes is a weekly email newsletter listing member’s current events for free. Be sure to let us know when something is happening at your business and we will be sure to share it in the Bytes!
Your business information will be displayed on the Chamber’s website which can include your business description, hours of operation, location information, Facebook and LinkedIn URL’s, and up to eight keywords. Visitors can email directly from your contact information. The website allows you to post job openings, Hot Deals/coupons/special offers, events and Member to Members Deals. Like a frequent shopper or discount card, active Chamber members can use their membership card at participating Chamber businesses to receive discounts or specials.
Chamber Mailing List/Bulk Mail/Notary Services
Though simple things, the Chamber can offer up a mailing list/labels if you have something you want to communicate to our members via letter ($20 fee), you may use our bulk mail number for larger mailings, and we offer up Notary service for free.
The following Chamber events and programs provide a variety of sponsorship opportunities at various monetary levels that would recognize the member for their support and involvement. The success of each Chamber event depends on the level of our sponsorships.
- Annual Membership Banquet
- Kites on Ice Festival
- Chamber Scholarship Golf Scramble
- Buffalo Days
- Deck the Halls
Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting
Let the Chamber help you celebrate your new business or new location. We will publicize your grand opening in our Member Brief Bytes and on our social media. We can also invite our Ambassadors and bring our ribbon and giant scissors for an official “grand opening” photo. We can get this photo to the local newspaper for publication at no cost to you.
Benefits of hosting a Chamber ribbon cutting include:
- Publicity for your new or newly renovated space.
- An opportunity to thank publicly your family, friends, business associates, employees and financial partners.
- Introduce your company to potential new customers.
- A celebration for your accomplishments.
NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES & EVENTS
Good Morning Buffalo
Good Morning Buffalo (GMB) is a monthly morning networking opportunity hosted by a member business. It is typically held for an hour, on a Thursday morning. A member hosts the meeting at their location and provides a complimentary breakfast. Each attendee will be asked to introduce themselves and talk a minute about what they do. Bring your business card for a prize drawing!
Good Afternoon Buffalo
Good Afternoon Buffalo (GAB) is periodically held quarterly from 4:30 pm to 6 pm on a Thursday night at a local member restaurant. This is a more casual networking opportunity.
These are opportunities more specifically designed to hear from our City and State government officials to keep you in the know about what is happening locally and across that state that will affect your business or your community. Offered up, generally, twice per year.
(Forum For Engagement & Educational Development Offered By The Buffalo Area Chamber of Commerce)
These business training opportunities are held quarterly in an effort to talk about current business issues or business solutions. These educational sessions give you the opportunity to network with other businesses and learn something new from an expert speaker that will help you expand and improve your business. New and exciting topics each year!
If you want to get the most from your Chamber membership, give back! You can be a part of the Board of Directors with a three year term, serve on a volunteer committee for events, or serve as an Ambassador and meet and greet other members once a month. It gives you a wider breath of knowledge and service to yourself, other business members and the community.