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Member Benefits

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce has a full-time professional staff that is available during all business hours to assist our members in the identification of solutions to their business challenges.

Our organization has been very effective in partnering with other organizations in the marketplace to provide solutions to our member issues. These partnerships include, but are not limited to:

ERIE COUNTY INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY

Access to Capital and Micro-loans

SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Score Counseling, Loan Information, Disaster Preparedness

BUFFALO STATE SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER

Business Planning, etc.

WORKFORCE INVESTMENT BOARD

Training Programs and Funding Sources

WNY REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

Project Funding

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce has an in-house Health Insurance Brokerage Agency and can provide health insurance benefits and services for individuals and small groups.

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce hosts monthly networking events –Lunch MobBusiness After Hours and Business Before Hours.

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce presents educational programs –Member Education Series and the West Herr Driven to Success Series.

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce hosts and markets ribbon cuttings, grand openings and business celebrations.

The Amherst Chamber hosts/facilitates 4 industry exclusive Professional Networking Groups –ProNet and an Open ProNet.

 

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce’s Toastmasters meets on the second and fourth Friday of the month at 7:45am in the second floor meeting room at Wegmans (cafe entrance), 5275 Sheridan Drive in Williamsville.

Referrals

A 2012 study conducted by the Schapiro Group showed that 49% of consumers are more likely to think favorably of a local business it is a chamber member, and 80% are more likely to purchase a product or service from a chamber member.

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce receives incoming calls daily asking for referrals of products and services.  We ALWAYS refer active members.

 

 

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