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This committee’s mission is to pursue economic development & legislative issues that impact the business community. The committee drafts position papers, interacts with government officials from all levels and hosts issue driven events as needed. This committee meets the second Tuesday of each month at 8:00 A.M.at the Chamber Office

Committee Members:

James Eiseman – New York Life Insurance Company
Vince Ricotta – Concept Construction
Sean Doyle – Hamburg Development Companies
Patrick Kelly – National Fuel
Bill Stachowski -Retired NYS Senator
Gerry Glose – G.P. Glose Consultants
Mike Zyglis – Johnson Controls
Molly Georger-M & T Bank
John Werely – Retired from Buffalo Crushed Stone
Russ Dimitroff – American Medical Response
Ben Fantaske – Key Video Production
Karl Swartz– Village of Hamburg
Cyndi Matla – Southtowns Regional Chamber of Commerce

This committee’s mission is to enroll new members, retain current members, and act as ambassadors for the Chamber and community. This mission is vital to strengthening our collective voice in the community. This committee meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at 8:00 A.M. at the Chamber Office.

Committee Members:

Nancy Cox – The Bonadio Group
Jeff Leyonmark – The Wolf Agency
Deb Welch – Evans Bank
Liz Sgroi – Prima Oliva
Jim Bitten – 44 Communication Design
Brenda Mikolajczak – Lake Shore Savings
Ben Fantaske – Key Video Productions
Leigh MacaldoNorthwest Bank
Cyndi Matla & Jamie Decker – Southtowns Regional Chamber of Commerce
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This committee’s mission is to enhance and grow Hamburg as a destination for tourists, both locally, nationally and internationally. Providing a reason for tourists to visit and spend some of their discretionary time and money in Hamburg. This committee meets the second Tuesday of each month at 8:00 A.M. at the Town of Hamburg Senior Center

Committee Members:

Marty Deneke – Town of Hamburg Recreation & Senior Services Department
Eric Adams – Picture Your Walls
Catherine Mika – Imagine Hamburg
Chris Snyder – Imagine Hamburg
Shannon Traphagen – Buffalo Healthy Living
Judy Wilder – Judy Wilder Bookkeeping
Phil Stokes – Penn Dixie
Chris Hoover – Hamburg Historical Society
Jerry Bastedo – Hamburg Rotary
Francine Geyer – Lake Erie Seaway Trail
Ben Fantaske – Key Video Production
Jamie Decker – Southtowns Regional Chamber of Commerce

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Southtowns Area Events Calendar | Travel & Tourism Information | Hamburg Farmers Markets!

This committee oversees the Chamber’s scholarship program for high school seniors and ensuring the integrity of the Scholarship Fund is upheld. The committee also coordinates the Student Star Dinner held in February. This innovative program reaches out to all 3 senior highs schools and Randolph Academy-Hopevale Campus to recognize students for their strength of character based on the virtues of Character Council of WNY. Committee meeting dates and times vary depending on need.

Committee Members:

Joe Gunning – Davis Financial
Katie Quick – St. Francis High School
Krissy Lawrence – Hamburg Finance Academy
Phil Stokes – Penn Dixie
Jim Bitten– 44 Communication Design
Jennifer Houle – Buffalo Business First
Brittany Kruse – Elderwood at Hamburg
Frontier High School
Randolph Academy-Hopevale Campus
Jamie Decker – Southtowns Regional Chamber of Commerce

Find out more about the HCC Scholarship Fund & Annual Student Star Dinner

Student Star Dinner | SRCC Scholarship Application


This committee’s mission is to help put together the Exchange networking series. This committee will help come up with information as well as additional events for the purpose of educating small & large business community members & employees. This committee meets the fourth Wednesday of each month at 8:00 A.M.at Spot Coffee in the Village of Hamburg

Committee Members:

Steve Wischmann – Horizon Performance Solutions
Nancy Cox – The Bonadio Group
Mike Farrell – Constellation Energy
Eric Adams – Picture Your Walls
Jeff Leyonmark– The Wolf Agency
Keith Wesolowski – Wesolowski Law Group
Cyndi Matla & Jamie Decker – Southtowns Regional Chamber of Commerce

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Chamber Networking Events

This committee’s mission is help conduct successful events for 4 of the Chambers larger events; Golf, Holiday Bash, Recognition Dinner and Arts on The Ridge. The committee members will help promote the events, solicit donations when needed as well as attend or volunteer the day of the event

Committee Members:

Holly Smyczynski – Erie County Agricultural society
Alison Pierce – Toshiba Business Solutions
Pam Toole – Southtowns Salt Cave & Spa
Mike Zyglis-Johnson Controls
Mike Farell – Constellation Energy
Jennifer Houle – Business First

This committee’s mission is to help attract a younger demographic to the chamber by showing college students the value a chamber has to offer as they start to establish their careers. This committee along with the chamber office will develop a working relationship with local colleges to meet with and mentor students at the campus.

Committee Members:

Jim Eiseman – NY Life Insurance
Alison Pierce – Toshiba Business Solutions
Rocco Lueck – Hilbert College
Katie Mika – Synacor
Emily McNulty – SERVPRO of the Southtowns
Cyndi Matla & Jamie Decker – Southtowns Regional Chamber of Commerce

This committee’s members are restricted to individuals with experience in Google Analytics, SEO (creation and management), Social media (facebook, twitter, etc..), and digital advertising. The committee’s mission is to help develop new and improving ideas to increase social media presence, website visibility, digital as sales and any addtional website updates to continue to keep the site current and as user friendly as possible.

Committee Members:

Holly Smyczynski – Erie County Agricultural Society
Krissy Lawrence – Hamburg Finance Academy
Katie Mika – Synacor
Shannon Traphagen – Buffalo Healthy Living
Jamie Decker – Southtowns Regional Chamber of Commerce