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Message from A.J. Baynes: May 2022

Message from A.J. Baynes: May 2022 President/CEO A.J. Baynes This past week was National Small Business Week, and we finished the week celebrating the first anniversary at Hybrid Performance located in East Amherst. There is no question times have been challenging for all businesses over the past two years, and the struggle continues. However, last…

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Message from A.J. Baynes: April 2022

Message from A.J. Baynes: April 2022 President/CEO A.J. Baynes The first quarter has come to a close, and we are moving quickly into the second quarter. Take advantage of this week to evaluate the goals you set for yourself, both professionally and personally, and have an honest conversation with yourself as to where you are…

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Message from A.J. Baynes: March 2022

Message from A.J. Baynes: March 2022 President/CEO A.J. Baynes As the days become longer and the regulations imposed on businesses are lifted, it is exciting to see what great potential lies ahead for the business community. A recent market study from CBRE confirmed what we have been seeing and hearing from our Chamber members throughout…

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Message from A.J. Baynes: February 2022

Message from A.J. Baynes: February 2022 President/CEO A.J. Baynes What an exciting time at The Chamber as we approach our 65th Anniversary with the virtual installation of our 2022 Board of Directors and the State of the Town address next Friday, February 11th at 9am. We are excited that Dr. Michael Cropp, President & CEO…

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Message from A.J. Baynes: January 2022

Message from A.J. Baynes: January 2022 President/CEO A.J. Baynes As we move into the new year, the winter season is finally upon us, and unfortunately, we continue to deal with the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. While these roadblocks are met with frustration, I remain inspired by the business owners who continue to push forward…

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Message from A.J. Baynes: November 2021

Message from A.J. Baynes: November 2021 President/CEO A.J. Baynes After a “pause” on THE EVENT 2020, it was terrific to come back to a packed house of attendees, made up of investors, members, new members, and so many community leaders eager to mix and mingle and honor such a distinguished list of deserving recipients. With…

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Message from A.J. Baynes: October 2021

Message from A.J. Baynes: October 2021 President/CEO A.J. Baynes It gives me great pleasure to remind everyone that our biggest event of the year isĀ BACK!!! Unfortunately, THE EVENT- Celebrating Business Excellence was postponed last year, but we are looking forward to an incredible night at Salvatore’s Italian GardenĀ on Monday, October 25.   With over 300…

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Message from A.J. Baynes: September 2021

Message from A.J. Baynes: September 2021 President/CEO A.J. Baynes As summer comes to an “official close,” we can already see our incredible community swing into their fourth quarter preparation and execution. While many of the shutdown regulations have been rolled back throughout the year, businesses still face numerous challenges regarding employee hiring, in-office scheduling, and…

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Message from A.J. Baynes: August 2021

Message from A.J. Baynes: August 2021 President/CEO A.J. Baynes Maureen Girven What a whirlwind this last month has been, from events at the Chamber to changes in our state leadership. I want to congratulate Kathy Hochul, who will move on from her post as our Lieutenant Governor and will be sworn in as our 57th…

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Message from A.J. Baynes: July 2021

Message from A.J. Baynes: July 2021 Lunch Mob July 2021 What an exciting time in Western New York and at the Chamber. As summer is in full swing, we feel the energy and excitement throughout the community, from full restaurants in the Village of Williamsville to a crowded boardwalk at Canalside, to engaged ProNet’s and…

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