About the Amherst Chamber of Commerce
Our organization is proud to have distinguished itself as a true partner with our members from sole proprietors to international corporations. Our products and services are affordable and accessible. Each and every member is valued by our organization.
You will notice as you navigate our website, that we proudly provide many benefits you may not find elsewhere. These include complimentary networking events like Business After Hours and Pro Net Professional Networking Groups. We also offer free or reduced rate meeting space with wireless and video conferencing capabilities in our Suburban Solutions Center. We provide access to public officials with a voice in shaping public policy throughout the region. These are just a few of the countless offerings provided to you through the Amherst Chamber of Commerce.
Mission and Objective
The Amherst Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1956 by a group of older Williamsville businessmen who represented the majority of businesses along Main Street. Now, 57 years later, our Chamber is one of the country's largest suburban chambers. Through its Board of Directors, scores of dedicated volunteers, strategic partnerships and more than 2,000 members, the Chamber works to protect, accelerate and facilitate collaboration of the business interests in the Buffalo Niagara region.
GOAL - To serve as a hub for business
In early 2006, the Chamber opened its Suburban Solutions Center at 350 Essjay Road in Centerpointe Office Park. This center offers a variety of services, including: meeting space for 2 to 50 people, offices for use by home based businesses, training rooms, and video conferencing. It is a hub for businesses of all sizes.
GOAL - To provide solutions for business
The Chamber also launched Benefit Solutions, a full service for-profit employee benefit division. Businesses, ranging from sole proprietors to international corporations, can now receive customized assistance for all their employee benefit needs. Benefit Solutions offers exceptional solutions with a special emphasis on customer service.
GOAL - To ensure that fees and time dedicated to the Chamber by our members is an investment - not a donation.
"Our recognition and clout in the marketplace is the result of the hard work, dedication and vision of our members, our staff and our volunteer leadership. No one component is solely responsible for our success. We embrace our members and their needs and mobilize programs and services to meet those needs"