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2010 IN REVIEW - 2011 KICK-OFF




Congressman Chris Lee will officially swear in the 2011 Board of Directors and Officers at the Amherst Chamber Annual Luncheon on January 28th to be held at Classics V on Niagara Falls Boulevard with registration beginning at 11:30am and the lunch program beginning at 12:00pm. 


A highlight of the annual event is the State of the Town Address.  Supervisor Barry Weinstein will continue this tradition with a brief overview of his first year in office, focusing on the implementation of cost saving measures including the merger of the Youth and Recreation departments and the privatization of the Amherst Museum.


New this year, the Amherst Chamber of Commerce will be presenting the 2011 Legislative Agenda at the luncheon.  Crafted by the Chamber's Public Affairs Council, the Legislative Agenda features policy positions on issues at every level of government, including the Federal, State, Regional (county) and Local (town) levels. 


Although many positions were taken in the Legislative Agenda, it is impossible to anticipate what the future holds.  As a leadership organization representing the interests of business, public officials often reach out to the Chamber for our input on issues.  When an issue is time sensitive and could negatively impact our membership, we reserve the right to take a position on their behalf. The Amherst Chamber of Commerce continues to support prudent sustainable development, urban density and affordable housing, wise investments in education and infrastructure, budget and regulatory policies that promote economic growth for the Town of Amherst and enhance our competitiveness in all markets - global and local alike.


The 2011 Annual Luncheon is being presented by the Amherst Chamber of Commerce's Public Affairs Council.  Tickets are available for $35 per person and $400 for a corporate table of ten.  For more information, or to purchase a ticket, please visit or call 716.632.6905. 


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