Join our early-morning networking group! Get in front of your Member peers and promote yourself and your company. It's a great way to get new business, referrals & leads!
Business Connections currently virtually meets every other Tuesday @ 8:30am.  If you are interested in presenting on one of the available dates, please contact Chamber representative Sarah Nelson at director@the-tonawandas.com.
2022 Upcoming Meetings
March 8 - David Demizio and David Scibetta (owner) from Copier Business Fax Technologies, LLC. will present.  More information to come!
March 22 - Missy Stolfi from American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will present.  More information to come!
2021 meetings:
Jan. 12, 2021 - Mary Brennan-Taylor from the YWCA of the Niagara Frontier presented on "Life Altering Safety Nets During Turbulent Times". Watch the recording here.
Jan. 26 - Robert Charnock from The Greater Niagara Insurance Agency Allstate presented. Watch the recording here.
Feb. 9: Jeremy Higgins from Higgins Agency Group. Watch the recording here.
Feb. 23: The Buffalo News, with Arcadea Scott, Digital Director, Katie Mulligan, Local Media Sales, and Laura Broady, Multimedia Account Manager will present on How to keep your Marketing and Messaging Strong during a Crisis, and Gain Audience Reach. Watch the recording here.
March 9 at 8:30am:  Elizabeth McNally at Laura Capizzi Agency.  Watch the recording here.
March 23 at 8:30am: Buffalo Hearing & Speech Center - Christine Battaglia spoke about their summer reading/social programs and Marie Ryan presented about their Audiology programs.  Watch the recording here.
April 6 at 8:30am - CANCELLED
April 20 at 8:30am -  Alliance Wealth Management of WNY. Click here for a Prescription Savings Card that saves on prescription costs and beats Good Rx 80% of the time (also works for pet prescriptions!  Download the Clever Rx App from Google or Apple - add your Group # 2060 followed by Member ID # 1006 and save on OTC and Prescriptions at your favorite Pharmacy.  For more information, click here for more information.  Watch the recording here.
May 18 - Michael McCabe, Esq. CCEP from Beckage on Why Your Business Should Prioritize Cybersecurity & Data Privacy.  Watch the recording here.
June 1 -  Skip Mazenauer from Niagara Frontier Publications will speak on The Power of Relationship Building and Collaboration: How Making Connections Helped Our Business Survive a PandemicWatch the recording here.
June 15 - WEBR Radio presented.  No recording available.
June 29 - Adam Jester from Intandem. More details to follow, but click here for a little taste of some of the amazing things they're working on - including Covid Cleaning with Chlorox 360!  No recording available.
July 27 - New member Sharif Hamdy will tell us about his business and promotional opportunities in the WNY area.  No recording available.
August 10 - New Member Mike O'Neill from Apex Leadership Company of Greater Buffalo presented on "Addressing Social, Emotional and Financial Challenges for the Upcoming 2021-22 School Year".  Watch the recording here.
August 24 - Lynn Oswald from Niagara SBDC conducted an open discussion on Small Business and information on upcoming trainings and QuickBooks classes.  Watch the recording here.
September 7 - Workforce One.  Recording not available.
September 21 - Standout Advertising presented.  Watch the recording here.
October 5 - Dane Medlock, Benefits Advisor with Aflac, will explain how major medical coverage only goes so far - leaving you with tremendous out-of-pocket costs. The average cost of a broken leg is $7,152.1, but after major medical, you could still be left with $2,8612 in medical expenses that may not be covered by your work’s health insurance plan. Find out what you can do about it with Aflac.  Watch the recording here.
November 2 - Intandem presented on Manufacturing and Fulfillment Services for a Broken Supply Chain. Your Product, Our People.
November 16 - Care Patrol with Don Lewinski.
December 14 - Lisa Churakos from Workbea will present on "Showing up in search when your prospects are looking - Google My Business".
December 28 - Alyssa Cramer will present on using Drones for Marketing.  Register here!
January 25, 2022 - Beyond Print Solutions.
February 22, 2022 - Sharif Hamdy from Best Version Media.  More information soon!
2020 Meetings:
June 18 - VITEC Solutions, LLC. discussed how to plan for and control new technology costs during the COVID crisis.  Read through the PowerPoint presentation here.
June 30 -  Centerpointe Communications will speak on: Work from Anywhere-Future Proof your Business Communications.
July 14 - A general networking meeting.
July 28 - This will be a networking opportunity where business representatives can share their reopening stories or concerns, or relevant services. If you'd like to highlight your business by presenting at an upcoming meeting, please contact Board Member Bob Pecoraro at the information below!
August 11 -  Copier Fax Business Technologies presented on Thermal Facial Recognition technology and how it can protect your employees, clients, and patrons!  Please review the handouts here: Staywell Program, Touch-free Thermal Facial Recognition, Feature Checklist.
August 25 - Robert Giuseppetti from Pillar to Post presented regarding home inspections, and how important it is to get one.  (Due to some technical issues, the meeting was shorter than usual.)  Watch the recording here.
Sept. 8 - Doug Rose from Chakra Marketing (*now known as Beyond Print Solutions*) presented.  Watch the recording here.
Sept. 22 - Register here!  CopierFax Business Technologies presented again on their thermal facial recognition technologies.  Watch the recording here.
Oct. 6 - General Networking meeting.  Watch the recording here to learn more about our members and what's going on in the community.
Oct. 20Val Cronin, one of our Board Members, is also a Distinguished Toastmaster with Toastmasters International. In an entertaining and humorous format, she will be sharing ways to improve your Zoom meeting experience and also some tips for improving your presentations.  Watch the recording here.
Nov. 3 - Logan Benjamin from Brass Ring Solutions will focus on how his family's 33-year legacy in business and a lifelong interest in the amusement park industry led him to develop Brass Ring. In times of "work and play," he has found some interesting connections and signs that small businesses and non-profit organizations have the opportunity to grow during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. This, and the reasoning behind it, may surprise you and viewers, but it's certainly not an end-all for the "mom-n-pop" market (the bread and butter of Brass Ring).  Watch the recording here.
Nov. 17 - Emily Martin from Ally HR Partners, LLC will be presenting.  Watch the recording hereAdditional information may be found on their website here.
Dec. 1Josh Bradley with Horizon Health Systems will present on "Well Being in a Time of COVID", including understanding depression, anxiety, normalizing the feelings and emotions, suicide prevention, identifying community resources, etc.
Dec. 15 - Brian Bischoff from Innotek will present on 3D Printing and how companies are utilizing this new technology.  Watch the recording here!
***To follow-up with the IRS Breakfast Meeting held in August 2019, here are a few helpful links for small business owners:
Please call the Chamber at 716-692-5120 or contact Chamber Board President Robert Pecoraro for more information.