Colleen C. DiPirroSenior Advisor Economic Development & Public Policy

During my 36-year career at the Chamber, I had a front row seat to all the systemic changes in the marketplace and the ever-changing expectations of the business community. Our strength has always been and continues to be our fluidity – our ability to mobilize around an issue or challenge quickly and professionally. That characteristic is the foundation for our success.

The Buffalo Niagara region is in the midst of a renaissance. Our infrastructure is undergoing major improvements, our economy and our jobs are growing and our reputation is going from dreary to spectacular. The Amherst Chamber of Commerce has played a role in many of these transitions. As a member of the WNY Regional Economic Development Council, I had the opportunity to participate in the creation of our Strategy for Prosperity that resulted in millions of dollars of investment in our economic base.

Even though I have stepped down from my role as President and CEO, I will continue to serve as Senior Advisor, Public Policy and Economic Development and look foward to helping the Chamber have a voice on the issues that will help our community grow and prosper.

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Great turnout for #BusinessAfterHours @evansbankwny located in the historic Mennonite Meeting House in Williamsville. Fun night of networking! 
#chamberofcommerce #businessafterhours #networking #getconnected #letsgrowtogetherGreat Lunch Mob at The Irishman Pub & Grill to kick off the St. Paddy’s Day weekend! Great food, fun and networking!
#stpatricksday #networking #chamberofcommerce #goirish☘️ #getconnectedFun visit to Chamber member #BuffaloNiagaraHeritageVillage where history comes alive! Check it out!
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#museum #learning #chamberofcommerceOur #EmergingBusinessLeaders group spent some time connecting over dinner @bonefishgrill!  Social events are an important part of building leadership skills. Fun night!
#chamberofcommerce #ebl #leadership #careergrowth #bondingWelcome to Amherst @laquintahotels! Check out this new, 68-room hotel on Innkeepers Lane just off I-290! 
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#chamberofcommerce #grandopening #ribboncuttingThank you Tammy Owen for your thoughtful presentation as part of our @westherr Driven to Success Series! You are doing great work at #OlmstedCenterforSight! 
#driventosuccess
#careergoals #leadership #chamberofcommerce #learningTia Christansen, survivor of the musical festival shooting in Las Vegas is the keynote speaker at When All Hell Breaks Loose: Mass Shootings & The Aftermath, an event by Chamber member @forsetiprotectiongroup. Here are some clips of her powerful speech.
#survivor #shooting #tragic #security #courageThe Chamber welcomes the #YourCBDStore to Williamsville! 
#CBDWilliamsville #chamberofcommerce #organic #hempproducts #CBDChamber President/CEO A.J. Baynes, Board Chair Laura Zaepfel and Board Secretary Mark Gaulin proud to join @nygovcuomo as he announced his commitment to making the 2% property tax cap permanent, a measure the Chamber supports and is included in our 2019 Public Policy Agenda. 
#governorcuomo #propertytaxes #nys #chamberofcommerce #taxfairness
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