Jun 23

Collaborative Brew To Celebrate the “Best 12 Days of Summer”

HAMBURG, NY – Despite the postponement of this year’s 181st ECF, Western New Yorkers will still be able to “Taste the Fair” this summer. Through a collaborative effort between the Flying Bison Brewing Company and the Erie County Agricultural Society… “FairTastic Lemon Strawberry Ale” will soon hit store shelves. The brew is based on the Read More

Jun 19

Ten Lives Club Summer Raffle Tickets

Blasdell, NY – – Ten Lives Club Cat Adoption Group still has “Summer Raffle Tickets” for sale at $5 each. Eleven lucky winners will be pulled and prizes can range from theme baskets to money with the top prize being $250 cash. Winners do not need to be present when the drawing is held on Read More

Jun 18

Hamburg Farmers’ Market moves location for 2020 Season to accommodate more patrons while maintaining social distancing

Hamburg, NY – This year the 43rd Hamburg Farmers’ Market will be moving starting on June 20, 2020 from the Hamburg Village Municipal Parking Lot to Moose Lodge 992 in Hamburg. The move comes after large crowds packed the market in its first two weeks of opening. The the lot cannot accommodate proper social distancing, Read More

Jun 9

Erie County Agricultural Society to Host Western New York Youth in Ag Bonanza

Hamburg, New York – Following the announcement of many pandemic related cancellations across the region, the Erie County Agricultural Society (ECAS) announced the launch of the “Western New York Youth in Ag Bonanza” program. This “reduced spectator” series of livestock and animal shows will take place on the Erie County Fairgrounds over the course of Read More

Jun 3

Hamburg’s First Coworking Space to open in 2020

The first coworking space of its kind in WNY, Covergence Coworking, is scheduled to open at 4900 Lake Shore Rd. by the fall of 2020. Read the entire press release. FINAL Convergence Coworking PR

May 27

181st Erie County Fair to be Postponed Until 2021 Cancellation During 2020 Pandemic Only the Second Time Since 1841 That No Fair Will Be Held

181st Erie County Fair to be Postponed Until 2021 Cancellation During 2020 Pandemic Only the Second Time Since 1841 That No Fair Will Be Held For Immediate Release: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 HAMBURG, NY – The Erie County Agricultural Society, sponsors of the Erie County Fair, announced today that it has decided to postpone the Read More

May 20

National Grid Awards Town of Hamburg IDA Grant to further Industrial Development

Hamburg, New York – 20  May 2020 – The Hamburg Industrial Development Agency will be expanding its marketing efforts of the Lake Erie Commerce Center through a matching grant from National Grid.  The award will be used to boost both local and national marketing efforts of the prime industrial development site. “We have close to 70 Read More

Apr 13

COVID-19 Survey launched to determine impact on WNY Business

WNY ‘s public and private sectors are joining forces to access the full economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on business throughout the region. Read the full press release  and be sure to fill out the survey! Press Release – Private Public Sectors Launch Survey to Determine COVID-19 Impact on WNY Business

Apr 6

Ten Lives Club Participates in “Empty the Shelters”

Blasdell NY- – Bissell Pet Foundation is hosting and emergency “Empty the Shelters” event running until April 15th. Ten Lives Club Cat Adoption Group is participating in this event to try and get as many cats into new homes and out of the shelter. During this event adult cats, aged one year and older, will Read More

Mar 20

SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to New York Small Businesses Economically Impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to New York Small Businesses Economically Impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) ATLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to New York small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza announced today. SBA acted under its Read More

Mar 20


March 19, 2020 – Lackawanna, NY.   Hazmat Environmental Group, (Transporter of chemical products and by-products nationwide), has hired Concept Construction Corp. to be their General Contractor for their office expansion project.  Located at 60 Commerce Drive in Lackawanna, the company plans to increase its workforce, including adding more drivers and decided to renovate and expand Read More

Mar 18

COVID-19 Update from the Chamber

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Special Member Announcement regarding the COVID-19 Virus The Southtowns Regional Chamber of Commerce wants to ensure the upmost health and safety for our staff, members, and partners. Additionally, we are following state and local government guidelines related to COVID-19. Therefore, the chamber will be cancelling/postponing all chamber events until further notice. We Read More

Mar 9

Buffalo Geological Society’s 52nd Annual Gem-Mineral-Fossil Show

The Buffalo Geological Society is featuring “Fossils of New York” at their 52nd Annual Gem-Mineral-Fossil Show on March 21 and 22 at the Erie County Fairgrounds in the NYS Police, Marketplace and Grange Buildings on Saturday 10am to 6 pm and Sunday 10 am to 5 pm.  The public is welcome and it is a Read More

Feb 25


HAMBURG, NY – February 24,2020 With the trend of major retailers closing their doors its refreshing to see a Hamburg based business rapidly expanding their foot print and services. Lee Powers, owner of Sunshine Style TV announced that she has expanded her facilities located at 4535 Southwestern Blvd Suite 208 Hamburg NY 14075 to include Read More

Feb 24

Sallie Herberger Brings The Growth Coach to Western New York

Buffalo, NY – Experienced business leader Sallie Herberger is pleased to announce the launch of her new business and sales coaching company – The Growth Coach of Western New York. The Growth Coach is the largest provider of affordable group coaching workshops in the nation, but Coaches also offer group and one-on-one coaching for sales Read More

Feb 24


FORGE AHEAD PROMOTIONS INC. / EXPLORE NEW YORK MAGAZINE RECEIVES CERTIFICATION AS A NEW YORK STATE WOMEN’S BUSINESS ENTERPRISE Certification was awarded to Forge Ahead Promotions, Inc.  by Empire State Development. With this certification, owner Pamela Forge will have access to more education and outreach through the NYS Division of Minority and Women’s Business Development. Read More

Feb 21

EBC HR & Payroll Solutions, Inc. acquires ComputerSearch Corporation

[BUFFALO, NY] – ComputerSearch Corporation has been acquired by EBC HR & Payroll Solutions. ComputerSearch, founded in 1967, the area’s largest locally owned payroll processing and time management company has been providing payroll services, time and attendance, and parking control systems to over 3,000 valued clients in Western New York for 53 years. EBC HR Read More

Feb 18


– Renowned forensic pathologist, who hosted HBO’s Autopsy for 13 years, will visit with Hilbert’s nationally-recognized criminal justice and forensic science departments – HAMBURG, N.Y. – Hilbert College is pleased to announce “An Evening with Dr. Michael Baden” on Tuesday, March 17 at 7 p.m. in Hilbert’s William E. Swan Auditorium. The event is presented Read More

Feb 6

Lougazi Charges To Win In Buffalo Open Trot

HAMBURG, N.Y. — Lougazi continued to use his patented late charge to the wire and once again it paid off in a victory as he captured the $13,000 Open Trot at Buffalo Raceway on Wednesday night (Feb. 5). First over and sitting third past the half mile marker, Lougazi made steady progress to the front Read More

Feb 4


January 2020 – South Buffalo, NY – NOW OPEN, Buffalo’s newest Tim Hortons Café and Bake Shop welcomed it first customers just a few days ago. Concept Construction Corp. worked directly for the owner as their general contractor and oversaw the entire, “from the ground up” project. Located at 2200 South Park Ave. in South Read More

Jan 28


WILLIAMSVILLE/HAMBURG, NY January 22, 2020 — The Stahlka Agency is pleased to announce that Shawn Berg has been named a Partner in the insurance agency. Shawn Berg joined the agency in 2011 and quickly became a top performer in sales and in his business development role. Berg previously held similar roles at Marsh and also Read More

Jan 27

Laying The Plastic Grocery Bag To Rest With A Free Reusable Tote

WEST SENECA/HAMBURG, NY— Monday, February 3rd and Tuesday, February 4th from 10am to 3pm, guest will have an opportunity to help us honor the passing of the plastic grocery bag in New York State, by receiving a free, reusable tote, while supplies last at Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home Inc.The Bag Waste Reduction Law and Our Read More

Jan 27

Buffalo Raceway will open the 2020 season on Wednesday night (Jan. 29) with a 13-race program that gets underway at 5 p.m.

HAMBURG, N.Y. — Buffalo Raceway will open the 2020 season on Wednesday night (Jan. 29) with a 13-race program that gets underway at 5 p.m. by Brian J. Mazurek, for Buffalo Raceway It will be a busy week at the half-mile oval located at the Erie County Fairgrounds in Hamburg as there will be lots Read More

Jan 16

Annual State of the Town of Hamburg presented with Supervisor Jim Shaw

Hamburg, NY – The Southtowns Regional Chamber of Commerce, will hold its Annual State of the Town luncheon on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at Ilio DiPaolo’s Restaurant in Blasdell. Hamburg Town Supervisor, James M. Shaw will be discussing the main topics on the Town’s agenda for 2020 and recap the accomplishments of 2019. Check in Read More

Jan 9

Chamber After Hours invites all businesses to join in the fun

Lackawanna, NY – The Southtowns Regional Chamber of Commerce, will be holding a Chamber After Hours at J’s White Elephant in Lackawanna on Thursday, January 16, 2020 from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm. This event is free to attend and open to all business professionals from across the region. Last year the event brought over Read More