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January 8, 2019

Goldfish Swim School Williamsville Opens January 8, 2019

Leading Water Safety And Swim Lesson School Announces First Buffalo-Area Facility

WILLIAMSVILLE, NY  Amherst Chamber of Commerce President/CEO A.J. Baynes and Goldfish Swim School, the country’s leading water safety and swim lesson school offering infant and child swim lessons, are pleased to announce the ribbon cutting and grand opening of a new 9,000 square foot Goldfish Swim School in Williamsville. The newest addition to the Goldfish Swim School family joins dozens of other successful Goldfish locations throughout the United States.

Goldfish Swim School Williamsville provides swim instruction to children ages 4 months to 12 years-old in a family-friendly setting with highly trained instructors, small class sizes (max 4:1 student to teacher ratio), shiver-free 90-degree pools, and a state-of-the-art water purification system. Families with kids of different ages and skill levels can conveniently have all their swimmers in the pool during the same half hour time slot and schedule makeup classes when necessary. Goldfish offers perpetual lessons and families can enroll at any time.

“Swim lessons help children develop critical water safety skills and are a fun way to keep them active,” says Baynes. “We are proud to have this high-caliber school in our community providing this vital service.”

In addition to swim lessons, Goldfish Swim School offers weekly family swims (for both members and non-members) and party packages. Facility highlights include an air-conditioned viewing gallery for parents to watch lessons, a spacious family dressing area with private changing rooms, snack bar, retail shop and warm, tropical décor.

Located at 7950 Transit Road, Goldfish Swim School will offer a wide range of swimming classes for all ages and skill levels at times that are convenient for every family’s schedule.

General Manager Courtney Richardson says, “We are thrilled to bring the Goldfish curriculum, high-quality instruction and state-of-the-art facility to Buffalo. My team and I want to ensure that all children have a safe, fun, and friendly place to learn this important, life-saving skill.”

Families can register for lessons now by visiting the website or calling 716/265-4819.

All are welcome to attend a FREE Community Grand Opening Event on February 10, 2019 from 2-5 p.m. Event highlights include FREE family swim, complimentary snacks, face painting, raffles, crafts and more!

Connect with Goldfish Swim School Williamsville on Facebook for the latest updates.

 

About Goldfish Swim School

Founded by husband and wife team, Jenny and Chris McCuiston, Goldfish Swim School provides swim lessons and water safety instruction to infants and children ages four months to 12 years. Classes are offered by specially trained instructors in a safe, child-friendly and fun environment using their research-based philosophy called The Science of SwimPlay®. Goldfish currently teaches more than 100,000 students per week to swim and be safer in and around the water. Headquartered in Troy, Michigan, Goldfish Swim School was established in Birmingham, Michigan, in 2006 and opened its first franchise location in 2009. They are currently in the process of expanding franchise opportunities throughout North America, with over 80 schools open or in development in more than 26 states and Canada.

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December 21, 2018

Verizon Agent ‘Cellular Sales’ Opens Third Store in Amherst

The Store Joins Eleven Other Cellular Sales Stores in Western New York as Verizon’s Largest Retailer

AMHERST, NY – Amherst Chamber of Commerce President/CEO A.J. Baynes announces the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting of Cellular Sales, a Verizon authorized agent in Amherst.

The store at 2155 Eggert Road is the third Cellular Sales store in Amherst, two others are in the Village of Williamsville, and there are stores in Buffalo, Hamburg, Depew, West Seneca, Blasdell, Albion and Wellsville.

Cellular Sales stores are full-service stores for Verizon Wireless products and services, including phone and data plans; smartphones and accessories; tablets and more.

“With our community’s wireless needs expanding, the Chamber welcomes another Cellular Sales location in the Town of Amherst,” says Baynes. “We are happy the retailer sees the value in growing its company in our region.”

“Cellular Sales takes pride in being a part of the Amherst and Greater Buffalo communities,” says Heather Stewart, Marketing Project Manager for Cellular Sales. “We are excited to open another location in Amherst, so we can grow a strong team and better serve the community as a whole.”

Cellular Sales is an American wireless retailer based in Knoxville, Tennessee. It is an authorized agent for Verizon Wireless and recognized as its largest retailer in the United States. Cellular Sales operates more than 730 retail stores across 41 states in the U.S.

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November 27, 2018

Scholarships Offered to Young Professionals Looking to be Future Leaders

The scholarships will cover the cost of the Chamber’s EBL Leadership Program for two deserving young professionals

AMHERST, NY – Amherst Chamber of Commerce President/CEO A.J. Baynes announces that two Chamber members are sponsoring scholarships that will allow two young professionals to enroll free of charge in the Amherst Chamber of Commerce’s Emerging Business Leaders 2019 Leadership Program.

Bryant and Stratton College and Bonefish Grill have agreed to cover the tuition cost for two individuals to participate in the program, recognizing the value of nurturing our next generation of leaders and promoting programs that assist this demographic in expanding their knowledge base and increasing their network.

“The Chamber is committed to grooming Western New York’s future decision-makers,” says Baynes. “I thank Bryant and Stratton College and Bonefish Grill for understanding the importance of this program for our region’s continued growth and helping us recruit more young men and women to be the leaders of tomorrow.”

The EBL Leadership Program runs for nine months beginning in January 2019.  It includes classroom training on a variety of workplace issues, networking opportunities and mentoring from the EBL Leadership Board.

The EBL Leadership Board, comprised of young professionals representing firms from across the Buffalo Niagara region, will select the two candidates based on their current position, their ability to dedicate the time to the program and their commitment to professional growth.

The application for the EBL Leadership Program and the scholarships can be found on the Amherst Chamber of Commerce website, https://amherst.org/ebl/

For more information, email the Amherst Chamber at [email protected] or call 716.632.6905.

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November 5, 2018

Sports Tournaments and UB Spur Opening of New Fairfield Inn & Suites in Amherst

Ellicott Hotels built the new Fairfield Inn to compliment nearby extended-stay hotel Staybridge Suites Buffalo

AMHERST, NY – Amherst Chamber of Commerce President A.J. Baynes announces the Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening of the new Fairfield Inn and Suites Buffalo Amherst/University.

The 4-story, 107 room hotel is located at 3880 Rensch Road in Amherst near the University at Buffalo North Campus, as well as Ellicott Hotels extended-stay hotel, Staybridge Suites Amherst.

“With the tremendous growth on the UB North Campus and the full-slate of activities at the nearby Northtown Center, Ellicott Hotels saw an increased demand in Amherst for shorter stay bookings,” says David Lacki, Director of Sales and Marketing at Ellicott Hotels. “This new hotel with its clean, contemporary design and free breakfast fits the bill for travelers.”

The Fairfield Inn is booking guests attending hockey tournaments at the Northtown Center and is even booking ahead to next summer for travelers participating in a swimming championship in the Town of Tonawanda.

Also generating bookings are events involving the 27,000 students attending the University at Buffalo.

“While many hotels have been going up in downtown Buffalo, Amherst remains an active community for overnight stays,” says Baynes. “In addition to a strong base of corporate travelers, we are now seeing a growing number of recreational guests.”

 

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October 15, 2018

Northtown Automotive In Amherst Since 1970 Named “Business of the Year”

A Local Restaurant Group, Start-Up ACV Auctions and Children’s Hospital President Among Honorees at The Event!

AMHERST, NY – The year was 1969. The founders of Northtown Automotive Companies were looking to open their first car dealership in Amherst on Sheridan and Bailey, but they were met with some resistance. The town would only allow them to sell new cars that no other car dealership was selling. That left them with one choice: Toyota. So, they opened the area’s first Toyota dealership and the rest, as they say, is history! Today, Northtown Automotive Companies offer 17 car brands at nine dealerships with two collision shops!

Amherst Chamber of Commerce President/CEO A.J. Baynes announces that Northtown Automotive Companies will be named “Business of the Year” at “The Event”, the Chamber’s annual Celebration of Business Excellence on Monday, October 22, 2018.

The Event will be held from 5:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens.

“We are so proud to recognize this stellar group of honorees,” says Baynes. “The Chamber chose these award winners for their steadfast commitment and contributions to our region that make life better for us all.”

Other honorees include: 

Schutte Hospitality Group, Hospitality Award-Who hasn’t enjoyed at meal at Creekview Restaurant? But owner Dave Schutte, who also runs Oliver’s Restaurant and Sear, isn’t stopping there. He is planning to open a brewery on Main St., further adding to the economic vitality of the Village of Williamsville.

ACV Auctions, Entrepreneur Award-What a Cinderella story! Just a few years ago, the company was recognized at our Small Business event and its growth since then has been monumental. The online car auction went from three founding members to 400 employees. It will soon take over an entire floor of the administration building at the former Trico plant in Buffalo. 

Allegra C. Jaros, Oishei Children’s Hospital President, Woman of Distinction Award-Besides guiding state-of-the-art care for our youngest patients, Ms. Jaros oversaw the building of the beautiful new hospital on the Buffalo Medical Campus and the flawless transfer of patients from its former location. 

Wendel, Innovation Award– Based in Amherst, but this engineering and architectural firm has 14 other offices across the country, not just helping to build communities, but doing it in an environmentally responsible way.

BlueCross BlueShield of WNY, Community Service Award– The health insurer invests more than $2 million in the regions it serves, offering all kinds of free programs and fun activities to help us stay active, healthy and able to “Live Fearless!”

The Chamber prides itself in helping to promote the next generation of leadership, and this year we will also be utilizing The Event to highlight our Emerging Business Leaders Class of 2018, as the twenty-nine young professionals wrap up a year of grooming and experiences that will help take them forward in their careers.

 

 

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September 13, 2018

U.S. Renal Care Opens New Clinic

AMHERST, NY – Amherst Chamber of Commerce President A.J. Baynes announces the Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening of U.S. Renal Care at 2880 Sheridan Drive in Tonawanda.

The facility provides the highest quality care for patients with chronic and acute kidney disease with top-of-the-line at-home and in-center dialysis machines. This is the fifth WNY location for U.S. Renal Care that partners with local physicians, nephrologists, hospitals and advocacy groups to achieve the best patient outcomes.

“The services U.S. Renal Care provide are critical for many people in our community coping with kidney failure,” says Baynes. “The Chamber supports more accessibility to these lifesaving treatments that help improve the quality of life for patients.”

This new clinic is the second U.S. Renal Care location in Tonawanda. There are two facilities in Cheektowaga and one in Williamsville.

“The need for these services has grown as the population ages,” says Sam Menshel, Senior Facility Administrator at U.S. Renal Care. “U.S. Renal Care is committed to meeting the increased demand by making our top-notch dialysis services available to more people. It is our goal to provide our patients the best care possible, by having skilled and compassionate caregivers. We are excited about this beautiful new clinic, which offers heated seats with massage, individual TVs equipped with Direct TV and free Wi-Fi!”

U.S. Renal Care was founded in the year 2000 and serves more than 23,000 patients in 300 dialysis facilities in 31 states and the Territory of Guam.

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August 16, 2018

Painting with a Twist Opens in Amherst

AMHERST, NY –Amherst Chamber of Commerce President/CEO A.J. Baynes announces the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting of Painting with a Twist.

Painting with a Twist is a fun art studio for anyone interested in painting. Its classes feature local artists teaching step by step the specific painting of the day. Acrylic paints, a 16″ x 20″ canvas and other painting supplies are provided. No experience is necessary, and you take home the artwork you created at the end of the class.

“We welcome Painting with a Twist to Amherst,” says Baynes. “It’s another creative outlet in our community for residents of all ages to enjoy.”

Painters are encouraged to bring beverages and snacks and those age 21 and older can bring their favorite wine or beer.

Painting with a Twist is located at 2860 Niagara Falls Boulevard in Amherst. It’s a franchise owned by Debbie Peterson, a Buffalo native who recently moved back to Western New York after spending 13 years in Largo, Florida.

“It means a lot to be able to return to the area where I grew up to start this business,” says Peterson. “This is home, and I want to do whatever I can to help this area flourish.”

Painting with a Twist has open classes for individuals or small groups, and holds parties for adults, families or kids in groups of 12 or more.

Painting with a Twist began in 2007 by two women helping to bring business and fun to their Hurricane Katrina-devastated community in Louisiana. There are now more than 340 locations in 39 states, including two others in WNY. There are Painting with a Twist locations in West Seneca and Lancaster.

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August 15, 2018

The Irishman Opens New Bar Patio

AMHERST, NY –Amherst Chamber of Commerce President/CEO A.J. Baynes announces the Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening of the new bar patio at The Irishman Pub and Eatery.

The new covered patio at 5601 Main Street in Williamsville is almost twice the size of the former patio and features a fully stocked bar, high top tables, TVs and a fire pit.

The dining patio that used to be in the front of the restaurant has been moved to the front parking area.

The new facility is built for use in the summer, fall and spring seasons, and will host live musical acts when weather permits.

“Western New Yorkers love to embrace the outdoors for as long as it’s possible,” says Baynes. “The new investment in this popular spot will just add to the energy and excitement Main Street brings to our community.”

“We are thrilled to offer customers a new, fun place to gather,” says General Manager Maria MacPeek. “The covered patio will allow us to extend our outdoor celebrations beyond the summer months.”

Baynes will be joined by Amherst Supervisor Brian Kulpa and Village of Williamsville Mayor Dan DeLano for the official opening.

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August 4, 2018

Grand Opening of the Alix Rice Peace Park

AMHERST, NY –The Alix Rice Peace Park Foundation announces the Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening of the Alix Rice Peace Park.

The 10,000 square foot free-use facility at the Northtown Recreation Center in Amherst has been built in memory of Alix Rice to provide a safe and fun outlet for skateboarding, BMX and inline skating.

The California-style project that includes bowls, ramps, rails and benches has been in the works since August of 2011, a month after 18-year-old Rice was fatally struck by a drunk driver in Amherst while riding her longboard home from work.

“It’s been a seven-year labor of love,” says Tammy Schueler, the mother of Alix Rice. “This day would never have come without the hard work and perseverance of so many in the community.”

The Alix Rice Peace Park Foundation was formed in 2012 to oversee the construction and fundraising for the skatepark designed by Grindline Skateparks of Seattle, Washington. Groundbreaking on the facility took place in July of last year, and Independent Shotcrete of Brooklyn started forming and fine grading the park in April.

“Thanks to donations from far and wide, we were able to turn this idea into a reality and a lasting tribute to a beautiful girl lost too soon.” says Jon Fulcher, President of the Alix Rice Peace Park Foundation.

The facility was funded with more than $190,000 in donations collected at numerous community events since 2012, along with $140,000 in grant money, and thanks to nearly $200,000 in in-kind donations, the park is now ready to use.

“We are proud to have this top-notch facility for skateboarders here in Amherst,” says A.J. Baynes, President/CEO of the Amherst Chamber of Commerce. “Up until now, there wasn’t a safe place in our community for skateboarding enthusiasts to gather and enjoy this sport.”

Baynes, the former Chief of Staff for Senator Patrick Gallivan, was instrumental in helping to bring Alix’s Law to the Senate floor. The bill requires drivers to stop and investigate when they know or have reason to know they have caused injury or damage. It closes a loophole in the current law that allowed the driver who struck Alix to be acquitted of the most serious charge. The Senate passed the bill unanimously, but it remains stalled in the Assembly.

The Grand Opening celebration is free to attend and features food trucks, prizes, a raffle for a Super Chexx Bubble Hockey game, and if you buy a Family Brick for the Alix Rice Peace Park, you will receive four tickets to a Buffalo Sabres preseason game this fall.

More information can be found at AlixRice.com.

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July 17, 2018

Experimac Store Comes To Amherst

AMHERST, NY –Amherst Chamber of Commerce President/CEO A.J. Baynes announces the Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening of Experimac, a locally-owned franchise that repairs, upgrades, buys and sells Apple products.

The store at 3220 Sheridan Drive is owned by Joseph Fiorentino of Batavia. The Canandaigua native spent 25 years in sales at Ryder before deciding he had enough of corporate America and wanted to do something on his own.

“This is good news for anyone who uses Apple products,” says Baynes. “Whether you want to extend the life of your devices or buy refurbished models at reduced prices, Experimac is your one-stop shop.”

“The Walden Galleria Apple store is great for new Apple products,” says Fiorentino. “But there is a whole segment of people who want pre-owned Apple products at reduced prices.”

Fiorentino says Experimac is the perfect solution for Apple products that are no longer covered by warranty.

Experimac was started in a garage by founder Jim Muir, who eventually opened his first store in West Palm Beach, Florida in 2009. After enjoying several years of success in Florida, Muir decided to expand and began offering others the opportunity to own Experimac locations through franchising.

There are 150 locations across the country and a handful of stores around the globe.

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June 15, 2018

Two Southern Tier Natives Open My Dad’s Market and Restaurant

AMHERST, NY-Amherst Chamber of Commerce President/CEO A.J. Baynes announces the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting of My Dad’s Market and Restaurant.

My Dad’s is a unique dining experience, offering patrons grab-and-go food, fresh and packaged market items and a full-service restaurant and bar. It is located in the former TGI Fridays at Main and Transit in Williamsville.

The owners are two Southern Tier men who have a long history together working for Mc Donald’s.

“This new endeavor by these Western New York natives adds to the economic strength of our small business community,” says Baynes. “We welcome My Dad’s and thank the owners for choosing to invest in the region where they grew up.”

Owner Bill Lewis was 16 years old when he got his first job as a crew person behind the counter at the McDonald’s in Olean. He spent the next 30 years with the company, moving up as Manager, then General Manager and then as Area Supervisor, overseeing five McDonald’s in the Southern Tier and Northern Pennsylvania.

He left it all behind about a year and a half ago to join his partner who sold his interest in several McDonald’s franchises to start My Dad’s, the latest trend in dining.

“We wanted a farm to table concept, allowing people to buy what we are cooking in the restaurant,” says Lewis, who picked up most of his ideas from big city restaurants. The restaurant also boasts offering something for everyone, from casual dining, like burgers and wings, as well as finer options, including fresh seafood and grass-fed meats.  It also has wine and beer on tap.

And what about the name?

“If Dad likes it then everybody likes it,” quipped Lewis.  Both he and his partner are also dads.

The Grand Opening will feature a “steamship round of beef” for carving. For those who don’t know, it’s the thigh of the cow.

Lewis and his partner also bought the former Italian Fisherman in Bemus Point, renamed “The Fish.”

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May 24, 2018

Chamber Member T-Mobile Unveils Vets Discount Program & Pledges To Hire 10,000 Vets/Spouses

AMHERST, NY –Amherst Chamber of Commerce President/CEO A.J. Baynes joins T-Mobile NE Director of Business Sales Luke LaPresta and Erie County Clerk Michael P. Kearns in announcing a new program offering deep wireless phone discounts for veterans.

On April 22nd, the company launched T-Mobile ONE Military – its biggest discount ever for veterans and their families. It has all of the benefits of T-Mobile ONE, but it also includes 50% off for family lines and 20% off  the primary line.

“We couldn’t be more proud of Chamber member T-Mobile for this generous offer,” says Baynes. “Those who serve our country endure a tremendous sacrifice to protect our freedom, and we support anything that eases their financial burden.”

”Military families are an under-served group – and today, we’re changing that for good,” says LaPresta, who is also an Air Force veteran. “This is not a promotion – this is a long-term initiative. We want to support transitioning military service members and military spouses in a bigger way than ever before. All of this is our way to simply say ‘Thank You’ to our active military, veterans and their families for their commitment to our country.”

“I am thrilled to welcome T-Mobile as the newest participating business in the Erie County Clerk’s Thank A Vet Discount Program,” says Erie County Clerk Michael P. Kearns. “It joins more than 1,400 local businesses that have signed up to say ‘Thank You’ to our local veterans. T-Mobile’s generous discount is a great salute to the service and sacrifice of the members, veterans and families of the United States Armed Forces.” 

T-Mobile is also committing to hire 10,000 veterans and military spouses in the next five years. Its veteran recruiting efforts so far have earned the company recognition as a Top 100 Military Friendly Employer by Military Friendly® for 10 years running.

Veterans and their spouses face tough employment challenges. In fact, 53% of veterans experience unemployment within the first 15 months post-service. It’s even tougher for military spouses—their unemployment is 4 times the national average.

T-Mobile has also partnered with the award-winning veteran service organization, FourBlock, to make its successful Career Readiness program available online to everyone (even non-T-Mobile customers) for FREE. 

And, T-Mobile is strengthening its network by investing over half a billion dollars to expand its LTE capacity to provide a great experience on military bases today, while laying the foundation for 5G coverage to ensure that military communities have the best technology to receive the benefits of 5G early on.

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May 22, 2018

Grand Opening in Williamsville of Dual-Branded Hilton Hotels, Including First Tru by Hilton in New York State

AMHERST, NY – Amherst Chamber of Commerce President/CEO A.J. Baynes announces the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting of dual-branded hotels by Hilton, including the first Tru by Hilton in the state of New York.

Tru by Hilton Williamsville Buffalo Airport and Home2 Suites by Hilton Williamsville Buffalo Airport are located at 48 Freeman Road, off Transit Road in Williamsville.

“Being the first in the state to have this new brand hotel by Hilton is a real feather in our cap,” says Baynes. “We are proud our community will be able to offer this new lodging experience by Tru to those looking for a more modern twist on the typical hotel stay.”

Tru by Hilton Williamsville Buffalo Airport features reimagined public spaces, including an open lobby comprised of four areas where guests can work, play, lounge and eat.

The guestrooms are smaller, more efficiently designed with oversized windows for natural light and 55-inch televisions.

The tech-savvy hotel also boasts mobile check-in, Digital Key, free Wi-Fi, remote printing, a social media wall, lobby and market tablets and accessibility to outlets everywhere.

“We’re delighted to open Home2 Suites and Tru by Hilton and offer business and leisure travelers visiting Williamsville/Buffalo an innovative and value-driven lodging experience,” says Matthew Freeman, Director of Sales.“Blending these two category-leading brands and their signature, yet unique, identities under one roof further propels our commitment to providing quality lodging options to meet a wide variety of styles, travel needs and desired price points.”

Home2 Suites by Hilton features a mix of Queen Studios and Suites with fully equipped kitchenettes for extended stays.

May 18, 2018

Local Distillery, Flag Designer and Hi-Tech Phone Provider Among Honorees at Chamber Small Business Awards Luncheon

AMHERST, NY – Amherst Chamber of Commerce President/CEO A. J Baynes announces that five local small businesses are being honored at the Chamber’s annual Small Business Showcase and Awards Luncheon sponsored by KeyBank.

“Many people think it’s the big companies that keep the economy going,” says Baynes. “The fact is small businesses create two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. every year. We are honoring these companies for being the backbone of our local economy.”

The honorees are:

Hover Networks, Small Business of the Year Award

Hover Networks is Western New York’s largest cloud phone provider and serves more than 1,000 companies in every U.S. state and ten countries. Its technology sends your phone messages to your email, gives companies the ability to text their customers’ cellphones and allows picture messaging from their business phones.

Tommyrotter Distillery, KeyBank-Sponsored Award

The business went public in 2015 with Robert Finan and Sean Insalaco, who left their careers, inspired to start from the ground up an enterprise all their own. The two rely on handcrafted processes as they create their spirits using New York State grains. Tommyrotter produces American Gin, Bourbon Barrel Gin, Triple Barrel American Whiskey and Small Batch Vodka on its production floor in Buffalo’s Historic Hydraulic District. 

 Atwal Eye Care, Excellence Award

The practice was founded almost 40 years ago and was one of the first to offer laser-assisted cataract surgery and other eye correcting procedures. Father and son team, Amar and Ephraim Atwal have performed more than 80,000 cataract and refractive surgeries. Their combined expertise is recognized nationally and has established the practice as a Center for Excellence.

Audrey Hall, Eco Serve Pest Services, Women Business Enterprise Award

Two generations of Audrey Hall’s family have been providing pest services to families and businesses, and now Audrey, joined by her husband, is continuing the tradition. Audrey’s management training from the University at Buffalo not only prepared her to take over the reins of Eco Serve Pest Services, it has helped her win accolades from national pest programs.

Ace Flag &Visual Promotion, Family-Owned Business Award

For the Vossellers, Jane, Geoff, son Chad and son-in-law Peter, flags are a family affair, since acquiring Ace Flag Company 34 years ago. Each family member brings his or her own unique talent to the business, helping it grow and evolve from flags and flagpoles to signs and banners!

The Chamber is also honoring the service of longtime Chamber member, Tim Kwiatkowski from the Bank of Akron who is receiving the Friend of the Chamber Award.

More than 350 people will be in attendance, including the following elected officials: State Senator Michael Ranzenhofer, Assemblyman Ray Walter and Erie County Legislator Ed Rath.

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