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Latest Members: April 2018

2018 has 20 new members! Here are the latest five and what they can do for you!
If you've listened to 97 Rock, 1033 The Edge, or 104.1 Classic Hits during your morning commute, you've listened to stations provided by one of our newest Chamber Members, Cumulus! Cumulus reaches 245 million people per week. Their reach in WNY and beyond is incredible! Welcome to the Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce!



Shannon Connor's Fitness recently joined our Chamber as well! Shannon is a fitness guru focusing on group fitness, personal training, nutrition, kids fitness and online exercise. Located on Transit in Depew, Shannon Connor's Fitness might be just what you need to jump start your exercise routine! Thank you for your support of the Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce!




Mollenberg Betz is a century-old (yes, you read that right!), Buffalo-based mechanical contractor specializing in refrigeration, plumbing, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, industrial piping, and service! Their ded…
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Getting the most out of your Time on the Links

As the weather warms up, you might get an invitation or two to spend a day networking on the golf course! This may intimidate some, but it doesn't have to. It's not always about your skill level, but building relationships and making connections. Below are some tips and hints to get the most out of your day on the links and come out on top.

1.Networking on the golf course is about getting to know people, not selling your business or product. Instead, build relationships! Learn the stories about the businesses and how the people involved got to where they are. Chances are, you'll find something you have in common that you can use as a talking point later on to stick in their memory.

Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce Chair Elect, Mike Hensley of Superior IT, said: "I take customers out every other Friday during the summer for a lunch and golf day.  For my business specifically it is not about selling anything but more about building the relationship and loyalty, and the go…

Latest Members: March 2018

2018 has 15 new members!  Here are the latest five and what they can do for you.

Welcome Parallel Employment Group to the Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce! Parallel Employment is passionate about finding staffing solutions. Whether you're hiring, or looking for a new position, Parallel Employment Group is a great place to start! They will be at our Annual Golf Outing on May 22nd. Join us and meet the representatives!


This month, Wilcox Financial joined our Chamber! Wilcox Financial is "on a mission to empower women to own their financial futures and feel confident about their money choices." Their dedication to their clients is unmatched! On April 10th, Wilcox Financial is hosting a workshop for our members on planning for retirement. Hope to see you there!




Sprint is now a proud member of the Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce! Located on Union Road, they have everything businesses need to make sure their wireless network is the best of the best. They can help you get back to f…

Chamber Myths: BUSTED

Check out some of these Chamber of Commerce myths and the actual truth behind them.  Myth #1: You have to attend events to see a return on your investment.
Fact: We pride ourselves on providing perks while you work. Although we know our events are awesome, sometimes schedules get too hectic to attend an event. Take a look at our online directory and let us know who you'd like to connect with. We'll help turn a cold lead into a warm one. In every conversation we have we are constantly thinking of our members. When it's the right fit, we will always pitch your service or product whenever we can. We're always working for our members, even if your schedule gets a little too crazy. 


Myth #2: You have to reside in Cheektowaga to be a member of the Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce.
Fact: Although we are located in Cheektowaga, you don't have to be. Do you do business in Cheektowaga? Do you want to expand your customer base? Are you invested in seeing WNY grow? I could go on! …

Latest Members: February 2018

2018 has 10 new members!  Here are the latest five and what they can do for you.
We're excited to have Glenwell DePaul as a member of the Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce! Glenwell DePaul makes sure your loved ones are living their best life. The beautiful campus is enough to want your family there, but the care staff strives to make sure residents are engaged and supported as well. This is a great place to check out if you're looking for assisted living! Thanks for helping our Cheektowaga residents!


Planet Fitness is joining the Thruway Plaza. Their state of the art facility offers great classes, easy-to-use equipment, and a supportive environment. We're excited to be joining them for their grand opening on March 21st. Join us at their ribbon cutting ceremony to meet their team, see the new location, and learn how you can join.


Alcott HR is a full service HR Solution for our member businesses. Alcott prides themselves on taking a "hands-on, high-touch, personal and flexi…

A Unique Date Night

There’s two days until Valentine’s Day. Is panic setting in? Do you need some creative ideas? Whether you’re spending the day with a loved one, friends, or having a “treat yourself” day, members of the Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce have you covered! Try some of these “Chamber approved” unique and affordable ideas.


Get out and Get Moving
It’s the time of year where cabin fever is setting in! If the weather permits, get out and do something! 
5 Wits Buffalo is a live-action, immersive adventure experience within a realistic, hands-on setting. We've done it, and it's awesome. Nestled, within the Walden Galleria Mall, they'll be plenty to do before or after. 
Hang out in the Galleria and visit, RPM Raceway. A great way to satisfy your need for speed! This indoor go-kart track is a favorite among chamber board and staff members. 
Stop by the Cheektowaga Public Library! Reading for pleasure doesn't always make the top of our to-do list. Grab a friend or a significant other a…

Excelling at Chamber Networking Events

Networking can sometimes leave a bad taste in your mouth. Even the most extroverted of professionals have settings that they just aren't comfortable with. Walking up to someone and introducing yourself out of the blue can cause some unwanted stress.
Here are some tips to help you kick butt and (literally) take names at Cheektowaga Chamber Networking Events. Check things out beforehandSometimes knowing who you're going to see and what company they represent can help! A few days before the event, ask a staff member to send you a list of confirmed attendees. If a few stick out, you can even email them beforehand to tell them you're excited to meet them. This gives you a conversation starting point.
Buddy System Did you know all Cheektowaga Chamber events are open to all employees of a company? Bring a co-worker, or even a friend or spouse to help bridge any awkward introductions you might be worried about. You might get to know a co-worker on a different level!
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