May 5

What Can Good Mental Health Mean?

What can good mental health mean? Valeria A. Nowack, LMHC, MPA – CEO Harmonia Collaborative Care May 5, 2020 What can it mean to our families? To our friends? To our communities? To each of us, personally? Good mental health can mean we can participate in the present. We can share with our families and Read More

Mar 30

Life with balance.

Life with balance. By Valerie Nowak, LMHC, MPA, Chief Executive Officer, Harmonia Collaborative Care March 30, 2020 We all strive to find balance in our lives.  To find concordance between our family, our passions, our work and our home.  There are many challenges to a balanced existence, sickness, addiction, the realities of aging and the Read More

Mar 23

Tactics to help your business now so you can hit the ground running.

Tactics to help your business now so you can hit the ground running. By: Jamie Decker, Marketing Director, Southtowns Regional Chamber of Commerce March 23, 2020 We are upon a new and foreign time. Not only are humans social creatures but many depend on in-person interactions for our businesses. Your customers and employees are being Read More

Mar 11

Coronavirus Raises Legal Questions for Employers

Coronavirus Raises Legal Questions for Employers By Scott Horton, Founder/Attorney, Horton Law PLLC March 10, 2020 If you manage employees, most likely they’ve already started asking about how your company plans to respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Hopefully, you’ve been giving thought to the practical impacts these new health concerns could have on your Read More

Mar 4

The saga of the plastic bag ban defined.

The saga of the plastic bag ban defined. By Jamie Decker, Sr. Marketing Director, Southtowns Regional Chamber of Commerce March 4, 2020 I just read an article from the archives of the NY Times, dated, Nov. 17, 1984. It was titled, Battle of the grocery bags: plastic versus paper. The article is a battle back Read More

Feb 20

How to Make the Most of Your Networking Event

How to Make the Most of Your Networking Event By Jocelin Parkin , Events Coordinator, Southtowns Regional Chamber of Commerce February 20, 2020   We’ve all heard the saying, “People do business with people they know, like, and trust”. But how exactly do you accomplish that? In a world that so much of business is Read More

Oct 2

Professional Courtesies and You: Be a Force for Good in Five Easy Ways

Professional Courtesies and you, by Steve Wichmann, President/CEO Horizon Performance Solutions All of us have experienced the inattentive worker at the check-out counter, the business contact who won’t return our calls, the less than friendly bank teller, the co-worker who refuses to put paper in the copier, the far-away stare of the department store employee, Read More

Sep 5

How does a home inspection help buyers?

How does a home inspection help buyers? By Bradley Beck, owner, Alto Home Inspection, LLC   The process and timeline involved in buying a house or investment property can be stressful and overwhelming. Once a home is under contract, the buyer will typically follow the advice of their real estate agent, friends and others and Read More

Aug 7

Plan Now! Save Later! Deals & Discounts for the 180th Erie County Fair

Plan Now! Save Later! Deals & Discounts for the 180th Erie County Fair There are so many ways to save when attending the 180th Erie County Fair. The Erie County Agricultural Society, sponsors of the fair, encourages everyone to take advantage of the deals and discounts from opening day Wednesday, August 7th until the gates close on Read More

Jul 24

Organizational Alignment: People, Purpose, and Productivity

  Organizational Alignment: People, Purpose, and Productivity By: Steve Wischmann, President/CEO, Horizon Performance Solutions Getting everyone on the proverbial “same sheet of music” in an organization is the process of gaining organizational alignment. The effort to align can be equated to an orchestra learning a new arrangement. When everyone has the right music for their respective instrument – Read More