Amherst Chamber of Commerce

Different by Design

Business Services

The ACC provides products and services that address the needs of our Members and our Investors. They are cost effective, market driven and professionally facilitated.

Emerging Business Leaders

We empower the next generation of business leaders via Leadership Training, Social and Philanthropic Networking and providing forums for engagement with Regional Stewards.

Advocacy

The ACC takes a strategic approach to establishing strong, bipartisan relationships through focused public policy. Our Annual Public Policy Agenda focuses our efforts.

Economic Development

Our Economic Development Council focuses on strategies to enhance the economic stability of our region and the communities we serve.

New Membership Level

Do you work on the side doing something you love, but work full-time to pay the bills?
Do you have a side-hustle that brings you gratification but your career isolates you from individuals with the same interests?
If so, you are a
SIDE-GIGGER!

We are the first chamber in the region to offer a membership tier just for Side-Giggers, providing the tools to ensure your success.

Member Directory

We Are a Cause, Not a Club.

When you join the Amherst Chamber of Commerce you become a part of making the Buffalo Niagara region one of the best places to live, work and do business. Our current membership roster includes firms representing over 90 zip codes from across the Buffalo Niagara region.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

THE EVENT
Salvatore’s Italian Gardens
Monday, October 22
5:30pm-8pm
Register

Member Education Series-Managing Workplace Conflict
Homewood Suites
Thursday, November 1
8:15am-9:30am
Register

Lunch Mob
Chef’s Restaurant
Friday, November 2
12:00pm-1:00pm
Register

EBL Winter ProMix
Soho Buffalo
Thursday, November 8
5:30pm-7:30pm
Register

Health Insurance

Health Insurance Offerings

As the only Chamber in the region with an in house insurance brokerage firm, we are committed to assisting small businesses and individuals with their health insurance needs. We care about the prosperity of your business, we’ll work with you to secure employee benefits that meet your budgetary and benefit needs.

JOIN US FOR OPEN ENROLLMENT OPEN HOUSE WEDNESDAYS! October 10,17,24 and November 7,14,28, 2pm-6pm at the Chamber Office. We’ll be there to answer any questions about your health care coverage. No registration required. Just show up!

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What Members Have to Say About the Chamber


"The Amherst Chamber of Commerce is a very dynamic organization in the local community, and very active in the business community. It does a great job of bringing all the right people together to impact change both for our local economy and our workforce. It is my thought that Geico needs to be a part of that as one of the largest employers in Erie County."

- Pionne Corbin
Regional Vice President, GEICO


“The strength of the Chamber is demonstrated by who calls on them. When federal officials need help they call the Amherst Chamber, when state officials need help they call on the Amherst Chamber, when membership organizations need help they call on the Amherst Chamber. The Chamber is seen as a go to resource, whether it’s the policy side, member relations, the Affordable Care Act, or tax issues, the Chamber is seen as a trusted source.”

- Michael Hughes
Senior Vice President, Kaleida Health


“The members of the Board of Directors are very committed to making not only the Amherst Chamber, but the community we live and work in better. There is a lot of influence in the room, there is a lot of discussion of how to strengthen the membership of the Chamber and get away from the old ways of Chambers. We’re trying to encourage the younger people to get involved because that’s the way the business community is heading.”

- Joe Spano
Vice President, Buffalo Office Interiors, Inc.


“It’s nice to be able to meet with other business owners and do business to business interactions. Networking, in that sense, is really great, and the Amherst Chamber has helped us do that. The Business After Hours in particular, are a casual way to talk to people and meet new people in the area, especially other business owners.”

- Michael & Anna Badding
Owners, Badding Bros Farm Markets


“One of the great things about the Amherst Chamber that is kind of unique, is that there are so many different opportunities to get involved depending on what your interests goals are. I really looked at taking advantage of as many of those as I could at the appropriate time. I’ve also attended a lot of different events geared toward different audiences, and it has been a great use of my company’s resources.”

- Rachael Brown
Business Development Executive, Employer Services Corporation


“What the Amherst Chamber does a little differently (from other chambers) is they care about the one person company all the way up to the three, four, five thousand employee companies. So, they serve a larger range of businesses on a different scale. They offer different services and events geared at all different levels of business needs and personal needs. They really showcase a lot of the smaller businesses around our area.”

- Audrey Hall
Owner, Eco Serve Pest Services


“Our business has definitely grown since joining the Chamber, because the Amherst Chamber of Commerce is the biggest and best in town. You’re pooling not only people from Amherst and Williamsville, but from all over Western New York, so if you are a company that can service multiple areas, this chamber is kind of a one-stop-shop to get clients and colleagues from all over.“

- Christopher Billoni
Outside Services Manager, Colvin Cleaners


“This Chamber is in touch with its membership, which I think is unique. The Chamber clearly understands who its members are and what they need from an organization like the Amherst Chamber. With that, the Chamber can be very impactful in what they do for their members, how they serve them, and how they develop relationships with public officials of the business community, and beyond to the elected officials.”

- Mark Gaulin
Vice President, Sales, PCI


"In business it’s all about visibility, and having people know who you are and what you do. There is no better place in Western New York to get business visibility than the Amherst Chamber of Commerce. I’ve met numerous people and acquired many, many new clients through the Chamber. That has made both myself and my employer very happy."

- Tim Kwiatkowski
Vice President Commercial Lending at Bank of Akron

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