Chamber publishes 2014 Business Builder Source Book

The Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce is proud to have published and distributed its 2014 Business Builder Source Book. This annual publication features a Community Profile section, a Chamber Membership Handbook, a Membership Directory that lists members alphabetically by business name and a Buyer’s Guide yellow page section that lists all of our members by their business categories.

After a great deal of planning and discussion, the Chamber staff took this project on in-house this past year. We identified efficiencies that would leverage the talents of our team in both advertising sales and the production of the book. It is important to us that our members receive the products and services they expect from the Chamber, even as they, and we, tighten our belts.

We sincerely thank all of the Chamber members who advertised in the Business Builders Source Book in order to cover our printing and distribution costs. We hope you will support the advertisers who have made this possible.

The Community Profile section of this publication is also available as a printed booklet and as an online flip book which allows you to leaf through it on your computer.

We have worked hard in the past several months to be sure this book was completed in early January, in order to bring you the most up to date information possible. Despite those efforts, we realize that any print publication of this nature may contain outdated data. For the most current listing of Chamber members, we invite you to always refer to the searchable Business Directory section of our website at “http://www.chautauquachamber.org”>www.chautauquachamber.org.

We have worked hard in the past couple of years to improve our overall functionality online in order to serve all of our members better. Even if your business has no other Internet presence, your membership “page” on the Chamber site includes Google mapping and contact information. You can also link your social networking sites directly to your Chamber page. If you need login information or instructions on how to access the Members Only section of the Chamber site, please call us at 484-1101 or email swebster@chautauquac-hamber.org.

We trust the past year has been as productive and fruitful for your business as it has been here at the Chamber of Commerce. Please check our website often at www.chautauquachamber.org for current information and events, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Thank you for your continued trust and support this year.

Dunkirk Community Chamber Annual meeting Jan. 22

The Dunkirk Community Chamber of Commerce Annual meeting will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 22 at the Clarion Hotel, Lake Shore Drive East. Registration is at 4:30 p.m., with the meeting to begin at 5 p.m. Awards will be presented as follows: Community Person/ Organization of the Year, Dunkirk Lighthouse; Business of the Year, NRG Dunkirk Power; Rookie Business of the Year, ProQuip International; and the Years of Membership Award, Putnam Record Insurance Agency. Dunkirk Mayor Anthony J. Dolce will be the keynote speaker.

The cost is $15. Hors d’oeuvres will be served and there will be a cash bar. Chamber members and their guests are encouraged to attend. Please call 366-6200 to reserve a seat or register online through www.chautauquacham-ber.org.

Fredonia Community Chamber Annual meeting Jan. 30

The Fredonia Community Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual election and award banquet on Thursday, Jan. 30. The event will take place at the White Inn, Fredonia. Cocktails are at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m.

For more information or to make reservations, call Fredonia Community Chamber Coordinator Heidi Seddon at 467-4321.

Experience Chautauqua Networking Event to help kick-off winter festival

The Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce will hold its next Experience Chautauqua Networking Event at Webb’s Year Round Resort on Thursday, Feb. 13. This event will help to kick off the annual President’s Day Weekend Winter Festival, which is organized by the Mayville-Chautauqua Community Chamber of Commerce.

Providing networking opportunities with other members is a key component of the Chamber’s work. Our goal is to give each business ample opportunity to market itself in one-on-one sessions with other like-minded business people. Our focus with these events is also to provide Chamber members with a glimpse of the fascinating business and tourism occurrences right here in Chautauqua County.

The cost of the networking event is just $10 for pre-registered Chamber members or $12 at the door. You can register online at www.chautauquachamber.org or by calling 366-6200 or 484-1101.

Watch for more details coming soon on the variety of activities scheduled for the Presidents Day Weekend Winter Festival in Mayville!