Amherst Chamber of CommerceAmherst Chamber of Commerce

 2012 Small Business Awards Luncheon

and Small Business Showcase


The Amherst Chamber of Commerce is one of the 10 largest chambers in New York State because of its commitment to providing services members need to grow their business and prosperity. A majority of our members are small businesses.  They are the backbone of our economy, and of the Amherst Chamber of Commerce. Each May, the Chamber hosts a luncheon to honor seven outstanding small businesses in Western New York for their vast contributions to the region. This year's luncheon will be held on May 18, 2012 at Samuel's Grande Manor in Williamsville.  You can register to attend the luncheon here.


Nominations are now being accepted for the 2012 Awards Luncheon. Please click here to submit your nomination electronically.  Nominations are due by Monday, March 26, 2012.


New to the 2012 Small Business Awards Luncheon is the addition of a Small Business Showcase which will run from 10:30am - 12:00 noon before the luncheon program begins. Modeled loosely after vendor shows, the showcase provides an opportunity for the Chamber to raise awareness for our small business members and those member companies who facilitate small business creation and growth.


The Small Business Showcase was created by the Chamber's Business Resource Council in an effort to expand the offerings of our annual Small Business Awards program. The showcase will be open to any individual who has a ticket to the awards luncheon.


Tables for the vendor showcase are now available for purchase.  To ensure that diverse cross sections of industries are represented, there is limited space available. Tables are available on a first come, first serve basis at a cost of $175. This price includes two tickets to the Small Business Awards Luncheon. Electricity is available for an additional fee of $10. The Chamber can also facilitate the printing of banners or signs for your table for an additional fee.


Small businesses that are interested in creating greater community recognition for their company may wish to take this opportunity to showcase their products and services with fellow Chamber members. To apply, please click here or call Kim Whelan at 716.632.6905 for more information.

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