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 recognizes that we can’t solve all the problems in the world but we have 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 hosts/facilitates 4 industry exclusive Professional Networking Groups – ProNet, and an Open ProNet.
  • The Amherst Chamber of Commerce hosts special information meetings on news our members can use.
  • The Amherst Chamber of Commerce hosts and markets ribbon cuttings, grand openings and business celebrations.

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.

Bank of America

Ready to join the Amherst Chamber of Commerce’s Circle of Influence?

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Great morning of networking for Wednesday’s ProNet group! Thanks to @transit_valley_cc for being great hosts!
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#businessopportunity #morningmotivation #letsgrowtogetherWelcome AGLOW Salt Spa and Wellness to the Chamber! Wishing you much success with your business at 8665 Sheridan Drive in Williamsville! #ribboncutting #welcome #saltlife #relaxation #chamberofcommerceThanks to @digbuffalo and @forty3north for hosting a great presentation about #Ureeka, a digital community for small business. Check out our post for more info! #smallbusiness #businesstips #digital #success #letsgrowtogether #chamberofcommerceFun night on the party deck @buffalobisons with @bbbupstateny and other area chambers! Thanks to everyone who joined us! #ballpark #networkingevent #bisonsbaseballgame #partydeck #playballThank you to Lisa Coppola of @coppolafirm for leading our sexual harassment prevention training along with Frank LoTempio of @lotempiolawgroup and Greg Gjurich of #EmployerServicesCorp! The employers and employees who attended are now NYS compliant! 
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#preventionworks #nyscompliant #beintheknow #businesstipsWelcome @b.well716 to your new home on Main Street in Williamsville! Proud to have you as a member of @amherstchamberofcommerce! #spa #massage #skincare #beauty #bewellWelcome @goodwillwny to your new, bigger store in #Clarence! The Chamber helped cut the ribbon at 8050 Main Street today and there was a line of shoppers waiting to come in! #grandopening #ribboncutting #chamberofcommerce #businessgrowth #shopping #goodwillfindsAre your employees prepared? 
NYS requires businesses with at least one employee to provide sexual harassment prevention training yearly.
Lisa Coppola of @coppolafirm will lead our rigorous program and will be joined by Frank LoTempio of @lotempiolawgroup to answer questions by employers/employees. More info and register at amherst.org! #sexualharassment #training #employees #knowthelaw #nyscompliantWelcome to the Chamber! Great morning introducing new members to our organization! Let’s grow together!! #chamberofcommerce #orientation #newmembers #getconnected #businessopportunity
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