Chautauqua Business Weekly – June 10

Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce and Manufacturers Association of the Southern Tier
Join the Chamber Now to Access Benefits, Events, and More
The Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce spring membership drive continues through June 20. Significantly, more than 40 businesses in Chautauqua County have already joined the Chamber during this drive. They may have been enticed by a variety of things: the improved member benefits package the Chamber offers, the chance to participate in a number of great events, or a variety of prize packages offered during this membership drive. But the reality is that all of our Chamber member businesses can access all of those things all the time.
Since we launched a new human resources platform product at the beginning of May more than 100 local businesses have signed up to participate. This new toolkit puts a very direct benefit into the hands of Chamber and Manufacturing Association member hands at no additional charge. Many businesses are still learning about changes in the state’s labor laws that apply across the board. This includes a requirement that every employee of every business comply with the New York State Sexual Harassment Law. To learn more about the online HR library and compliance program call our offices or visit the member benefits section of our website.
Because getting together with other business people helps to build business, the Chautauqua County Chamber and our six Community Chambers are working in tandem now to present even more Business After Hours networking events at even more locations around the county. The next event coming up will close our spring membership drive with a special chartered river cruise aboard the Chautauqua Belle. The boat will leave the McCrea Point dock in Jamestown promptly at 5pm, Thursday, June 20. Members and potential members will spend two hours cruising the scenic outlet that funnels Chautauqua Lake into the Chadakoin River. The evening will include complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. This special Chamber cruise is sponsored by Affinity One Federal Credit Union, AFLAC, Buffamante Whipple Buttafaro, P.C., KeyBank, Elegant Edibles Catering, ERA Team VP Real Estate & Vacation Rentals, Media One Radio Group, OBSERVER, The Post-Journal, and Univera Healthcare Southern Tier. The cost is just $18 for members and $20 for prospective members. New members can use their complimentary networking passes for this or any other upcoming Business After Hours event.
All businesses that join the Chamber during the spring membership drive will be automatically entered into a prize drawing and will be eligible to win one of two $25 gift certificates to Webb’s Captain’s Table, a one night stay at Chautauqua Suites in Mayville, a second-year Chamber membership free, or a stay and golf getaway package at Peek’n Peak Resort and Spa.
There are many more reasons why businesses may consider joining the Chamber, and we hope you will visit us online or call our offices at (716) 366-6200 or (716) 484-1101 to learn more or sign up for any of our upcoming events or programs.
Summer Nights Feature Entertainment in the Park
The Mayville-Chautauqua Community Chamber of Commerce partners with the Village of Mayville and Town of Chautauqua each summer to offer a free Entertainment in the Park concert series. This year all performances will take place at a new location: the Floating Stage, docked lakeside by the historic railroad depot on Route 394 in Mayville. The series begins on Wednesday, July 10 as the Chautauqua Theatre Company presents Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream. All other performances will be held Thursdays featuring music of all varieties. Concerts are held from 6:30-8:30pm. Bring your own seating, and also enjoy a barbecue offered by the Maple Springs Fire Department. For more information call the Mayville-Chautauqua Community Chamber at (716) 753-3113 or visit our online events calendar


Business After Hours Preview at the Fairgrounds is July 11
The Dunkirk Community Chamber of Commerce and Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce jointly invite you to attend our popular annual networking preview at the County Fairgrounds. This Business After Hours event will be held from 5-6:30pm, Thursday, July 11 at the Fairgrounds on Central Avenue, Dunkirk. Enjoy fair food, beer, and wine slushies all for the price of your admission at $16 for Chamber members or $19 each for prospective members. This Business After Hours event is sponsored by DFT Communications, KeyBank, Lawley Insurance, Media One Radio Group, Nestle Purina PetCare, Northwest Arena, OBSERVER, The Post-Journal, and Putnam Record Insurance Agency. Call now to make reservations at 366-6200 or 484-1101 or sign up online now.