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Message from the President | March 2020 President/CEO A.J. Baynes As we march toward spring, the Chamber is focusing on our next big event: Small Business Awards Luncheon and Showcase. This is our annual tribute to the small business community. It will be held this year on May 1, just a few days before the…

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Message from the President | February 2020 President/CEO A.J. Baynes If the month of January is any indication, 2020 is going to be another strong year for the Amherst Chamber of Commerce. Ten days into the new year, we held our Annual Luncheon and State of the Town. It was earlier than usual so we…

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Message from the President | January 2020 President/CEO A.J. Baynes Welcome 2020! The best thing about ushering in a new year and a new decade is the opportunity to start fresh again, reset your goals and mindset and forge ahead. The Chamber is renewing its commitment in 2020 to promote a strong business climate in…

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Message from the President | December 2019 President/CEO A.J. Baynes In a few short weeks, we will be embarking on a new decade. As we prepare to introduce 2020, the Chamber can’t help but reflect on the past ten years. The Buffalo Niagara region has seen great progress. After years and years of economic stagnation,…

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Message from the President | November 2019 President/CEO A.J. Baynes It’s Election Day. If you haven’t taken advantage of early voting, we encourage you to get to the polls today and cast your ballot. Several local and county races will be decided, including who will be the Erie County Executive for the next four years.…

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Message from the President | October 2019 President/CEO A.J. Baynes Have you noticed the change in our community? Heavier traffic commute, more construction cranes in the air, more places to live and shop, new hospitals, new hotels, new restaurants and the list goes on and on. That is the Buffalo renaissance. It’s real and it’s…

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Message from the President | September 2018 President/CEO A.J. Baynes We’ve arrived at the waning days of summer. The leaves will soon start changing, and it’s back to the books for students. The Amherst Chamber has been getting a history lesson itself, as the Town of Amherst marks its 200th anniversary. We learned a lot…

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Message from the President | October 2018 President/CEO A.J. Baynes The Chamber is knee-deep in plans for our biggest event of the year, THE EVENT, when we honor businesses and leaders across our community for doing great work. Growing up with a family business, I witnessed firsthand the effort it takes to achieve success. I watched…

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Message from the President | November 2018 President/CEO A.J. Baynes The Event 2018 has come and gone but will go down in the Chamber’s history as one of the best. If you were among the hundreds who attended, you will no doubt understand what I mean. The room was packed with people from both large…

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Message from the President | December 2018 President/CEO A.J. Baynes It’s hard to believe, but we are just weeks away from ushering in 2019. The wonderful thing about welcoming another year is the opportunity to refresh and renew our goals and objectives in our personal and professional lives. The Chamber is already looking ahead, planning…

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