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					Family Fun Night                                        THURSDAY, AUGUST 21, 2008 5-7 PM

Broadway Driving Range and Miniature Golf
4367 Broadway - Depew, NY
Network with other Chamber Members in a fun atmosphere.
There will be free miniature golf, hot dogs, beverages and lots of family fun!
Please call the Chamber Office at 684-5838 to RSVP by August 20

                                 Bring th
                                         e kids


Thank You . . .                                                             An Investment in Your Business and Community.
                                                                                                    JULY / AUGUST 2008




                                                                      Legislative
                                                                     Round Table

                   To all our sponsors, volunteers and vendors for all
                   your support and help in making this a great year!


what’s coming
Thursday, July 17 – 8:00 AM
                                                           up . . .
                                   Thursday, August 7 – 8:00 AM      Thursday, August 21 – 8:00 AM    Monday, September 1
Apple Core Networking Group        Apple Core Networking Group       Apple Core Networking Group      Labor Day
Millington Lockwood, Inc.          Millington Lockwood, Inc.         Millington Lockwood, Inc.        Chamber Office Closed
470 Cayuga Road                    470 Cayuga Road                   470 Cayuga Road

Tuesday, August 5 – 8:30 AM        Thursday, August 7 – 12:00 Noon   Thursday, August 21 – 5 - 7 PM   For more information on any
Business and Government Issues     Board of Directors Meeting        Family Fun Night                 of these events, contact the
Committee Meeting                  Millennium Hotel Buffalo          Broadway Driving Range           Cheektowaga Chamber of
Apple’s Deli                       2040 Walden Avenue                  & Miniature Golf               Commerce at 684-5838.
AppleTree Business Park                                              4367 Broadway
2875 Union Road
    A Message from ….                                                                                              Assistive & Memory Care Apartments
                                                                                                                                                575 Cayuga Creek Road
                     Jim Corigliano                                                                                                             Cheektowaga, NY 14227
                                                                                                                                                 Phone: (716) 893-3000
                                                                                                                                              www.peregrineslanding.com

                                           Immediate Past Chair                                                           Call today to schedule your tour!
                                           Rosina Food Products, Inc.                                               Reference this ad and receive $250
                                                                                                                      towards your first month’s rent!
                                           As my term as Chairman of the Board of Directors comes to a
                                           close, I would like to express my sincere thanks to our President,
                                           Debra S. Liegl, and our enthusiastic Chamber staff, Diane
                                           Zmitrewicz, Dona Kozak, and Andrea Cook. I want to also thank
                                           the Executive Committee members and the Board of Directors
                                           who have worked so hard this year and have meticulously and
                                           passionately given their time and talents. I have never worked
                                           with such a great Staff and Board members that treat the position
                                           intrinsically from the heart, as I have seen in the last three years.
                                           Over the past year the Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce has
                                           hosted a variety of social and business events such as our Wine
    and Microbrew Tasting, Business After Hours, monthly luncheons with many great guest speakers, our
    annual Job Fair at Walden Galleria, and my favorite, the spring golf outing at Diamond Hawk. We have
    brought about a new Business and Government Issues Committee, which hopefully will be our liaison
    between the Cheektowaga Chamber and our Legislative officials, which will help our businesses with
    such issues like medical insurance, Workers Compensation, and other matters that are becoming eco-
    nomically unachievable for most businesses. I would like to thank all of our Chamber members, members
    of the community, and our governmental officials for the support they have shown for our Chamber
    functions and goals.
    With the continued support of our members and the members of the community the Cheektowaga Cham-
    ber of Commerce will continue to prosper and grow as a positive force in our community.
    Looking toward the future, I leave the Chamber in the very capable hands of our new Chairman, Lee              JOSEPH MESI
    Weitz. I look forward to continuing working with Lee, the Chamber and our newly elected and                    Senior Account Agent                 You’re in good hands.

    installed Board Members.                                                                                       National Conference
                                                                                                                   Life Leader
                                                                                                                   Honor Ring
    The strength of the Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce lies in the dedication of our members, Board of
    Directors and staff. Together we are dedicated to the promotion of Cheektowaga as “a good place for            MESI AGENCY INC.
    business and the business of living.” Together we will achieve our goals.                                      759 Dick Road
                                                                                                                   Cheektowaga, NY 14225
                                                                                                                   Bus. (716) 684-3355
                                                                                                                   Fax (716) 684-3358
      ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS IN THE CHEEKTOWAGA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
                            2008-2009 Annual Membership Directory
                      Business Card Style Ad, Quarter Page, Half Page, Full Page Ad                                                                       Bridgette Zittel
                                                                                                                                                                        Owner
                         For more information and to arrange your advertising plan call the
                            Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce Office at 684-5838.                                                                                Brian Zittel
                                                                                                                                                                        Owner

                                   2007 – 2008 Board of Directors                                                                                            7 Kelly Drive
                Chairman of the Board – Lee Weitz ~ Buffalo Niagara International Airport                                                          Cheektowaga, NY 14227
                         Chair-Elect – Linda Panaro ~ Northwest Savings Bank                                                                            Tel: 716-677-4341
                                                                                                                                                        Fax: 866-711-4196
                   Immediate Past Chair – Jim Corigliano ~ Rosina Food Products, Inc.
                          Vice Chair of Finance – Chris Guck ~ M & T Bank
      DAVID ASTON                          EDWARD McGINN
                                                                                  Cheektowaga Chamber of
      Niagara National, Inc.               Ciminelli Real Estate
                                                                                   Commerce ~ Office Staff:
      JAMES E. BOY                          Corporation
                                                                                             Debra S. Liegl
      Roberts, Shackleton & Boy            NANCY MICHALSKI                                   President/CEO
       Architects & Engineers, P.C.        Sam’s Club                                         Andrea Cook
      PAUL GILDEN                          JAMES MILLARD                          Marketing/Communications
      Mister Sparky                        St. Joseph Hospital                                  Coordinator        337 Cleveland Drive ~ Suite 3, Buffalo, NY 14215
      DAVID ITEN                           MARY ROBINSON                                       Dona Kozak          Phone: 716-362-0299        www.buffalomassage.com
      Citizrns Bank                        Villa Maria College                      Administrative Assistant/
                                                                                            Member Services
      DAVID V. JAWORSKI                    RICHARD RUGGIERO                               Diane Zmitrewicz
      Law Offices of David V. Jaworski     Buffalo Crushed Stone, Inc.                   Events Coordinator
      GRETCHEN LEFFLER                     MARK SAGLIAN                                                              Tents, Tables, Chairs, Dance Floors, Bounce Houses,
      American Cancer Society              Manzella Marketing Group, Inc.              AppleTree Business Park      Carnival Games, Dunk Tanks, Tickets, Gaming Supplies
                                                                                                                                     and so much more . . .
                                                                                     2875 Union Road, Suite 50
      ERIN McCABE                          LINDA SCHULZ                                Cheektowaga, NY 14227       1924 South PArk Ave.             Michael Schweikowsky
      HSBC Bank USA N.A.                   Millennium Hotel Buffalo            Phone: 684-5838 Fax: 684-5571
                                                                                                                   Buffalo, NY                                      Owner
                                                                                                                   827-0340                                  Fully Insured
      MICHAEL J. McCARTNEY                 CONNIE STIVES                      Email: chamber@cheektowaga.org                    www.Backyardpartysupply.com
      Respiratory Services of WNY, Inc.    Computer SOS, Inc.                   Website: www.cheektowaga.org           “For All your Backyard Party Needs”
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                                                                       2008                      Tuesday, May 20, 2008
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Manufacturing Authentic Italian Specialties for Foodservice & Retail               2008-2009
        Meatballs • Italian Sausage • Pizza Toppings • Meatloaf
                Pasta • Eggplant • Vegetarian Selects                     Membership Luncheon Schedule
170 French Road                                       (716) 668-0123
Buffalo, NY 14227                                    www.rosina.com
                                                                         Tuesday, September 9, 2008           Thursday, February 19, 2009
                   David Iten
                   David                                                Business to Business Showcase           Banquets By Adam’s Ltd.
                   Business Banking Officer                               Millennium Hotel Buffalo             204 Como Park Boulevard
                   NYS Business Banking
                                                                         Thursday, October 16, 2008            Thursday, March 19, 2009
                                                                            Hearthstone Manor                  Buffalo Hilton Garden Inn
                                                                               333 Dick Road                      4201 Genesee Street
                   1722 Walden Ave NYR162
                   Cheektowaga, NY 14225
                   716 359.0483 cell                                    Thursday, November 20, 2008            Thursday, April 23, 2009
                   716 891.4050 fax                                      Holiday Inn Buffalo Airport           Holiday Inn Buffalo Airport
   RBS             DAVID.ITEN @CITIZENSBANK.COM                             4600 Genesee Street                   4600 Genesee Street

                                                                        Thursday, December 18, 2008              Thursday, May 14, 2009
Anthony G. Kloc, CPA
                                                                           Banquets By Adam’s Ltd.               Millennium Hotel Buffalo
                                                                          204 Como Park Boulevard                 2040 Walden Avenue
          KLOC & COMPANY
      CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS                                       Thursday, January 22, 2009       All luncheons will begin at 12:00 Noon
                                                                          Millennium Hotel Buffalo
                                                                            2040 Walden Avenue
      2560 Walden Ave., Ste. 105 • Chktg., NY 14225
 (716)684-8572 • Fax (716)684-8576
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    Welcome . . .
    Please add these new members to your directory.
                                                                                      Networking at Noon
                                                                                     Business to Business Showcase
                                                                                       Millennium Hotel Buffalo
                                                                                      Tuesday, September 9, 2008
    EDWARD P. RODGERS                                                                           12 Noon
    Transporation Services
    234 Curtiss Street
    Buffalo NY 14212
                                                                             Networking and Nine
    Ph: 903-1017 Fax: 826-1902                                                 Chestnut Hill Country Club
    Edward Rogers                                                              Friday, September 12, 2008
    AHS HAIR REPLACEMENT OF WNY                                     Registration 4:00 PM      Shotgun Start 4:30 PM
    Beauty Services/Hair Styling
    157 Nathans Trail
    Lancaster NY 14086
    Ph: 839-0432 Fax: 839-5207
    Joan M. Kumiega
                                                                                          Nancy Michalski from Sam’s Club
    GRENIT CORPORATION                                                                    presents a check for $1,000 for the
    Management Consultants                                                                Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce
    157 Nathans Trail                                                                     “Student of the Month” and “Career
    Lancaster NY 14086                                                                    Choices” programs to Jim Corigliano
    Ph: 698-4711                                                                          from Rosina Food Products, Inc. and
    Kenneth Kumiega                                                                       Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce
    www.grenitcorp.com                                                                    Chairman of the Board.

    MESI, JOE
    Individual Membership
    22 Ashworth Ct.
                                                                          Sam’s Club
    Amherst NY 14228
    Joe Mesi                                                     gives back to the Community
    www.votejoemesi.com
    PRESTIGE FURNITURE
    Furniture
    1403 Broadway
    Buffalo NY 14212
    Ph: 893-5311 Fax 893-5312
                                                     Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce
    Louis Barile                                 Receives Grant for Safety and Health Training
    T.K. VALET
    Parking Service                   The Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that it has received a
    59 Wainwright Road                grant for Workplace Safety Training from the Hazard Abatement Board.
    Buffalo NY 14215                  The Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce worked with the Lancaster Chamber of
    Ph: 836-5956 Fax: 836-5956        Commerce and Erie Community College Workforce Development to create a consortium
    Kevin P. Everett                  to provide safety training to business members.

     “This collaboration will provide leading edge safety        supervisors and/or employees with a focus on preventing
     training to Chamber Members who may not have                workplace accident and injury prevention”, said Liegl.
     otherwise had the opportunity to provide this training to
     their employees either due to the number of employees       Liegl also noted, “This grant is unique not only in its
     and/or unawareness of this program,” said Debra S. Liegl,   collaboration and the consortium it creates but also in that
     President and CEO of the Cheektowaga Chamber of             it represents a variety of different businesses coming
     Commerce. “This grant application is unique in that it is   together to support training at their company worksite with
     a partnership between two regionally adjoining not-for-     the goals of reducing workplace accidents, increasing
     profit Chambers of Commerce working together for the        workplace productivity and creating safety awareness in
     benefit of their members and the business community.        the business community.”
     The purpose of the grant is to train and educate workers,

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                                 42nd Annual Awards Dinner
 Our Annual Awards Dinner was held on Thursday, June 12 at the Millennium Hotel, 2040 Walden Avenue. We honored
and celebrated the many successes and accomplishments of our 2008 Award Recipients: Large Business of the Year - Wegmans,
Small Business of the Year - Computer SOS, Inc., Community Service - Cheektowaga Central School District Board of
                                                                                            Education, Citizen of the
                                                                                            Year - Ken Kopacz, Executive
                                                                                            Director, Cheektowaga Youth
                                                                                            and Recreational Services,
                                                                                            Special Presentation -
                                                                                            Joe McDonald, President and
                                                                                            CEO, Catholic Health System
                                                                                            and Jim Millard, President, St.
                                                                                            Joseph Hospital. All awards
                                                                                            were presented by David V.
                                                                                            Jaworski - Law Offices of
                                                                                            David V. Jaworski.




                                                                    Thank You . . .
MEMBER NEWS                                                                     to the following Chamber members for renewing their
                                                                              commitment to the Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce.
                                                                              We ask our members to use their membership directories to
                                                                                     patronize these as well as all of our members.

                                                                   Airport Plaza Jewelry                   John X. Dantonio, DDS
BAVServices celebrates its 20th year anniversary.                      and Diamond Buyers                  Kelly & Swetz, LLP
Chelus, Herdzik, Speyer and Monte partner Rebecca                  American Red Cross                      Keuka Lake Wine Trail
E. Monte presented at the Erie Institute of Law CLE                Art Society of Cheektowaga              Key Video Production
Elder Law Practice Post DRA program.                               Backyard Party Supply                   Lamparelli Construction Co., Inc.
                                                                   Beiter, George, Carpet Installer        Larry Ligarzewski Auto
Murray Roofing Company of Cheektowaga was recently                 Bev Cuviello Interiors                      Dealer Supplies
named a 2008 Firestone Master Contractor by the Firestone          Bravo Cucina Italiana                   Linsco/Private Ledger
Building Products Company in recognition of the                    Buffalo Consistory                      Little Bro’s Custom Leather
company’s expertise in the installation of roofing systems         Buffalo Niagara International Airport   Lyn’s Beauty Shop
over the past year.
                                                                   Celestial Touch                         McDonald’s (Union Road
The Buffalo Niagara region has been ranked by a national           Century-Airport Pediatrics                  at George Urban)
health care information company as the nation’s best               Cheektowaga Central FCU                 Michael J. Luh, Esq. P.C.
market for the value of hospital care. Cogratulations to           Chestnut Hill Country Club              Michelle’s Place
St. Joseph Hospital for ranking 17th of the top 100.               Comfort Suites-Airport                  Millennium Hotel Buffalo
St. Joseph Hospital Foundation is having its 17th                  Competitive Edge Technology             Millington Lockwood, Inc.
Annual Sports Day on Monday, August 11, 2008. To be                    Group, Inc.                         Mount Calvary Cemetery, Inc.
held at The Park Country Club, 4949 Sheridan Drive                 Corey Auto Sales, Inc.                  National Association of
in Williamsville. For more information or to register, call        Crist Construction                          Independent Lighting
891-2595 or visit www.sjhfdn.com                                   Dan G. Dallmann Agency                      Distributors, Inc.
                                                                   Daniel L. Smolarek Esq.                 Peter A. Johnson, CFP
                                                                   Derrick Corporation                     R & J Metal Finishing, Inc.
Get Your Business News mentioned in the Member News sec-           Durham Staffing, Inc.                   Res-Com Windows & Doors
tion of our newsletter! If you have new hires or a new location,   Empire State College, SUNY              Sport Rehab
new phone numbers or just want to let others know what is hap-     Evans National Bank                     State Farm Insurance
pening in your company, we want to help you get the word out.      GZA Geo Environmental                   Sullivan Heating & Cooling
Send any information changes or news to the Chamber by fax             of New York                         Susan Makai’s Personal Best
684-5571 or email to: marketing@cheektowaga.org
                                                                   Hoey Insurance Group                    Susan M. Karalus, Esq.
The Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce newsletter is pub-             Hole Sale Golf, LLC                     Sweetworks, Inc. Niagara
lished monthly, eleven times a year. Advertise your products
or services to other Chamber members by placing a business
                                                                   Husky Injection                             Chocolates Division
card ad or an insert. Call the Chamber Office at 684-5838              Molding Systems                     Talker, Inc.
for details and deadlines.                                         International Monetary Systems          Valutis Consulting, Inc.
                                                                   J.C. Coins, LLC                         Vinyl Graphics
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    Business After Hours
               Dunn Tire Park
                June 24, 2008




                       Bring th                                             800 Pine Ridge Road Cheektowaga, New York 14225
                                                                                     (716) 892-6600 Fax (716) 892-0946

                               e kids                                                  www.mountcalvarycemetary.com

    “Family Fun Night”
                 Thursday, August 21
          Broadway Driving Range and Miniature Golf
               on Thursday, August 21, 5 - 7 pm.
                  4367 Broadway - Depew, NY
    Network with other Chamber Members in a fun atmosphere. There will be
        free miniature golf, hot dogs, beverages and lots of family fun!

        Please RSVP for this event by calling the Chamber Office
                      at 684-5838 by August 20
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       CHEEKTOWAGA BRANCH
     1675 Walden Avenue • 716-896-3850
                     Erin McCabe
           Vice President & Branch Manager


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 “Our Business is Only to Please Our Customers”
   We have a complete line of coin & stamp supplies.

                                                                   The Cheektowaga Chamber and the Western New York Chamber Alliance will
            J.C. Coins, LLC                                       be conducting a Business leader’s Trip to China. In cooperation with CITSLINC
                    Sell • Buy • Trade
            Top Prices Paid • Coins • Stamps                       International, Inc. this experience is available to all WNY Chamber members.
                   Currency • Militaria
Hours-           Gold & Silver Jewelry                              Visit Beijing, Suzhou, Hangzhou and Shanghai to see how China’s economic reforms
M-T-W-F 10-5
Th-Sat 10-3                              716-897-3460               continue to transform this ancient land into an unforgettable fusion of the exotic and
Sunday Closed      2197 Broadway • Buffalo, NY 14212                 modern. This 9-day tour includes air fare (from JFK), 4 and 5 star hotel stays, three
                                                                     meals each day, Chinese banquets, deluxe bus tours, English speaking tour guides,
                            The SUNY Solution for Adults                  admission tickets to all tourist spots and airport taxes throughout the trip.



                                   Apple Tree Business Park
                                          2875 Union Road
                                   Cheektowaga, NY 14227
                                                                   all for just...
                                                                                           $  1699                  *     *Based on double occupancy.
                                                                                                                          Exclusive of Passport and VISA expense.


                                                                  Contact the Cheektowaga Chamber Office for more information 716-684-5838
                                      Phone: 716-686-7800

                                                                   Installation of Officers, Executive Committee
  STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK
                                         Fax: 716-686-0758



                                                                           and Chairman of the Board
                                                                  Judge Thomas S. Kolbert, Cheektowaga Town Justice, swore in newly elected Board
                                                                  Members; Connie Stives, Computer SOS, Inc., David V. Jaworski, Law Offices of David
                       John Wojdan                                V. Jaworski, Michael McCartney, Respiratory Services of WNY, Inc. and David Iten,
                            President                             Citizens Bank. (Not Pictured: Mark Saglian, Manzella Marketing Group.) Executive
Tel. (716) 892-5253                     Main Office               Comittee; Jim Corigliano (Immediate Past Chair)- Rosina Food Products, Inc., Chris
Fax: (716) 892-5855                     116 Gruner Road           Guck (Treasurer)- M & T Bank, Linda Panaro (Chair Elect)- Northwest Savings Bank
Toll Free (800) 863-6732                Buffalo, New York 14227
email: jwojdan@glbs-inc.com             www.glbs-inc.com          and newly appointed Chairman of the Board; Lee Weitz - Buffalo Niagara International
                                                                  Airport on Thursday, June 12, 2008 at our 42nd Annual Awards Dinner.
                                                                                                                                Executive Comittee
                                                                   Board Members


                M & T Bank - Airport
                  4168 Union Road
    M & T Bank       631-2411        M & T Bank
  3700 Union Road                900 Thruway Plaza
     683-5280                         896-7330
                       www.mtb.com




 Dave Seaner
 Store Manager

 1730 Walden Avenue
 Cheektowaga, NY 14225
 (716) 893-5023
 Fax (716) 893-5851



                             Ann Eschman
                             Sales Manager

                             Maplewood Commons
                             151 Bennett Road                        Jim Corigliano Rosina Food Products, Inc. passes
                             Cheektowaga, NY 14227
                             phone: 716.961.9663                        the gavel on to the new Chairman of the Board
                             fax: 716.961.6200                       Lee Weitz - Buffalo Niagara International Airport
                             www.maplewoodcommons.com
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                                   David L. Macro                                                                                    www.carubbacollision.com
                                                                                                                                  e-mail: carubbaunionrd@aol.com

                                                                                                                                       3820 Union Road
                                470 Cayuga Road                                                                                     Cheektowaga, NY 14225
                                Buffalo, NY 14225                                                             John Velardo            Ph. (716) 683-2000
                           716-633-5600 Ext 223                                                                 Manager               fax (716) 683-6006
                                716-633-5641 Fax
                   dmacro@millingtonlockwood.com                                                            9200 Transit Road       130 Orchard Park Road
                      www.millingtonlockwood.com                                                           E. Amherst, NY 14051      West Seneca, NY 14224
                                                                                                            Ph. (716) 689-7777        Ph. (716) 826-6220
        Business Furnishings Since 1884                                                                     fax (716) 689-8367        fax (716) 826-6221




                                                    535 Washington Street • Buffalo, NY - 11th Flr 14203
                                                             716-685-2300 • Fax 716-685-3629
                                                         Email: buffalo@gza.com • www.gza.com




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2875 Union Road, Ste 50 Cheektowaga, NY 14227-1461
P: (716)684-5838 F: (716) 684-5571
chamber@cheektowaga.org
www.cheektowaga.org



inside
Installation of Officers

Golf Outing
See who won 1st Place!

See You There!
Family Fun Night - Thursday, August 21, 2008

				
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