Chamber launches new website

In order to better serve our members and the community, the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce has upgraded its website. The address remains the same at www.chautauquachamber.org, but the format is all new and streamlined.

The new site provides a more convenient events calendar that makes it easy for our members to find and register for upcoming events. Chamber member benefits are organized in an easy to find way, delineated by the Chamber’s long-standing Five Point Focus: Driving Foot and Internet Traffic to Local Businesses, Increasing Business to Business Connections, Containing Health Insurance Costs through Pro-Active Solutions, Advocating for Positive Change with a Focus on Reducing Taxes, ad Supporting Economic, Workforce, and Tourism Development.

With a focus on maximizing the benefit for our members, the Chamber’s online Business Directory provides an easy to use “yellow pages” type listing. Businesses are easy to find by category listing, or searchable by keyword or business name. These referrals are tracked in the Chamber’s customer relations management system so we can provide data back to our members about how their membership provides value for their business.

Each of our six Community Chambers throughout Chautauqua County has its own page through the Chamber website. Those pages provide a quick overview of the community as well as contact information for the Community Chamber Coordinator. These pages can easily be expanded as needed to meet the specific needs of each Community Chamber in Dunkirk, Fredonia, Hanover, Jamestown, Mayville-Chautauqua, and Westfield-Barcelona.

The Live-Work-Play section of the site focuses on all of the things that make Chautauqua County unique and special, including the variety of workplaces available here, options for living, recreation and entertainment opportunities, and more. There is also a convenient About Us section, featuring our Board of Directors list and an easy staff contact reference page.

While this site has just been launched, we already have plans to expand it. Stay tuned for more information in the months ahead as we introduce new sections and pages designed to make your Chamber membership experience even better. In the meantime, if you look through the site and have any concerns, we welcome all feedback. Please let us know how we can better serve your Chamber member business by emailing our Director of Marketing, Communications, and Governmental Affairs, Sheila Webster, at swebster@chautauquachamber.org.

Jamestown Cruise-In is back for the 26th Year

The Jamestown Community Chamber of Commerce proudly presents Jamestown Cruise-In for its 26th year, Friday, August 17. This popular event will be held from 5-10pm along Third Street in downtown Jamestown between Spring and Washington Streets.

Jamestown Cruise-In combines a classic car show with live music, vendors, and fun games and events for the whole family. Music will once again be provided by The In Crowd. A variety of vendors will be on hand with food and beverages, and there will be a hula hoop contest, bubble gum contest, and more!

Drivers are encouraged to pre-register their vehicles for easy and quick entry the day of the event. Registration is available online at www.chautauquachamber.org/events or you can register in person at the Chamber office at 512 Falconer St., Jamestown (MTI building at Jamestown Community College.)

Vendor spaces are available and will be taken first come, first served with all vendors encouraged to provide exclusive offerings in order to encourage diversity of products. We strongly encourage local restaurants to participate especially those that operate downtown.

The Jamestown Renaissance Corporation, Media One Group Radio, Lake Shore Paving, and Elegant Edibles Catering are sponsoring this great event and additional sponsorship opportunities are available as well. For more information, contact Sherry Hutley at Northwest Arena at 720-1834 or Rebecca Voty at the Chamber 484-1101.

Chamber Golf Tournament is Aug. 16

The Annual Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament is Aug. 16. You can play where the pros play on the spectacular upper course at Peek’n Peak!

The 2018 Chamber Golf Tournament is sponsored by DFT Communications, Bush Industries, Community Bank, County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency, Insurance Management Company, Jamestown Mattress Company, Koester Associates, Lake Shore Savings Bank, Lawley Insurance, Lynn Development, National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation, National Grid, Nestle Purina PetCare, OBSERVER, The Post-Journal, and Shults Auto Group. A portion of the proceeds from this tournament go toward the Thomas L. Barresi Scholarship fund through the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation.

For more information or to register, call the Chamber at 366-6200 or 484-1101 or register online at www.chautauquachamber.org/events. And be sure to attend the Chautauqua County Fair, July 16-22 at the Fairgrounds on Central Avenue, Dunkirk.

Sign up for the Silver Creek Yard Sales Aug. 4

The Hanover Community Chamber of Commerce will host the Silver Creek Yard Sales on Saturday, August 4. All residents of the Silver Creek community can sign up to participate in this important event, which helps to support year-round programming by the Hanover Community Chamber including a band for the July 3rd fireworks at Borrello Park, the window decorating contest for the Silver Creek Festival of Grapes, and scholarships for local graduating high school seniors.

Residents who want to participate by holding a sale can sign up at Silver Creek Optical. The cost is just $10 and it covers participation in the blanket sales permit from the Village as well as a listing on the yard sale map. The registration deadline is Wednesday, Aug. 1.

For more information, please contact Dave Kleparek, Coordinator of the Hanover Community Chamber of Commerce, at 366-6200 or by email at dkleparek@chautauquachamber.org.

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