Amherst Chamber of CommerceAmherst Chamber of Commerce

Business Resource Council
Connecting Small Businesses


Providing value to members through connection, education and business development. 

The Business Resource Council Advisory Board is a group of business professionals who volunteer their time to serve as an "advice giving" council to the Amherst Chamber on issues affecting both the Chamber and the greater business community.


The BRC Advisory Board's mission is to represent the Amherst Chamber business community, function as the "voice" of the small business community through recommending, planning, and conducting programs, presentation, and trainings that are desired by and will assist Chamber members and the greater business community.

The BRC Advisory Board's goals and objectives are:

  • To ascertain the needs of members of the Chamber, the needs of the greater business community and communicate those needs to the chamber and its officers.
  • To accommodate the needs of members through recommending and spearheading initiatives, including events, speakers, topics, workshops and seminars that address their needs.
  • To expand the involvement of local businesses through outreach, by being inclusive and welcoming.
  • To review member benefits and identify areas where change may be desired.
  • To take a leadership role in continuing to identify the needs of Chamber members, in responding to those needs and in enhancing the image of the Chamber amongst members and in the greater business community.
  • Recent initiatives have included: Tools for Prosperity workshops, the Member Success Showcase, Speed Networking Events, and the Small Business Awards Luncheon and Small Business Showcase.


This advisory board meets the third Thursday of every month at noon.


2016 Business Resource Council Advisory Board

Tim Kwiatkowski


Bank of Akron

Joe Leary

Vice Chair

The John Maxwell Team

Rachael Brown

Immediate Past Chair
Employer Services Corp.





Judith Applebaum

Career Services, University at Buffalo

Kyle Aronica

Evans Bank

Neil Carroll
Renee Cerullo

Renee Cerullo



Lisa Coombs

Sit n'Stay Pet Services, Inc.


Eric Ensminger

Marketing Tech






Rick Glogowski

Keller Williams Realty

 Patricia Herberger


James Joyce

Joyce & Company, LLC






Joe Manzella

Novum Medical Products


Mike Mariani

Bryant & Stratton 


Dan McFarland
Citizens Bank








 Lisa Palladino

The Bonadio Group



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