Niagara Small Business Day

Niagara Small Business Day

This Year’s Honorees

Niagara USA Chamber “Rising Star” Award 

Tom Austen, The Wurlitzer Building

NCCC Small Business Development Center “Apex” Award 

Dina Sarno Slawson, Academy of Theatre Arts and the ATA Performing Arts Center 

Niagara County Workforce Development Group “Employer of the Year” Award 

VanDeMark Chemical, Inc.

Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas

Greg Stennis

Downtown Niagara Falls Business Association 

Joesph Hotchkiss

Third Street Retreat

LaSalle Business & Professional Association 

James Ciliberto

Confetti Cottage

Lewiston Advisory Board

Apple Granny Restaurant

Lockport Business Association 

Cookie Butcher

Gi Ro Cleaners

Newfane Business & Professional Association

Paul Leader

Creekside Income Tax & Computer Service

Niagara Street Business Association 

Chad Robertson

Niagara Gazette

Olcott Beach Community Association 

Karen Young

Up The Lake

Ransomville Business & Professional Association 

O’Connor Family Greenhouses & Garden Center

Sanborn Area Business & Professional Association 

Willco Auto Care

Town of Niagara Business & Professional Association 

Anthony Villani

Capitol Management Group of Niagara

Wheatfield Business Association 

David Michael Heim

Voz Cycle City, INc.

Youngstown Business & Professional Association

Sanger Farms & Bakery

April 27, 2017 0

President of Niagara USA Chamber to step down

President of Niagara USA Chamber to step down

Deanna Alterio Brennen will step down from her position as President & CEO of the Niagara USA Chamber on May 12, 2017.  After leading Niagara County’s premier advocacy organization for the past 10 years, Brennen’s new role will be the Vice President of Social Enterprise for the YWCA of the Niagara Frontier.

Under Brennen’s direction, the Chamber has remained steadfast in its support of equalization for Homestead/Non-Homestead tax issues, consolidation of the County Legislature, growing the Niagara Falls International Airport, upholding the Property Tax Cap, energy issues and launched the Chamber’s first Canadian/American partnership with the Chamber of Commerce of Niagara Falls, Canada.

“The past ten years has been a remarkable experience working with other community stakeholders, businesses of all shapes and sizes, in the public and private sector, who aim to improve the business climate throughout the Niagara region.  Times have been challenging but there are many individuals vested in this community who have the desire to see our businesses and non-profits grow and remain here in Western New York,” states Brennen.

Rocco Surace, the chairman of the board of the Niagara USA Chamber said, “I first want to thank Deanna for 10 significant years of service and dedication for the Niagara USA Chamber and it members. We will certainly miss Deanna and her leadership, we want to wish her well as she follows her passion to become an important part of the mission of the YWCA of the Niagara Frontier.”

Brennen sees this new role at the YWCA as an extension of her service to the community.  She will continue her efforts on workforce and business development focused on the individuals served by the YWCA and helping them achieve sustainability and self-sufficiency.

The success of the first Social Enterprise initiative known as the Catering Crew at Carolyn’s House in Niagara Falls has allowed the YWCA to expand into the Niagara Falls International Airport Café, and the concession at the Cornerstone Ice Arena in Lockport.

“I look forward to finding creative ways to enhance the mission-driven programming that has already impacted so many,” said Deanna Alterio Brennen.

There is a search committee involved in a recruiting process for the next President and CEO. The anticipation is to accomplish the search within the next few weeks with the goal to have the new president and CEO in place as soon as possible.

April 21, 2017 0

The Chamber Honors

The Chamber Honors

The Niagara USA Chamber would like thank all of those who have donated so much of their time to make this year’s Chamber Honors a success.  Most notably our award recipients, sponsors, board of directors, and as always our members. Thank you for recognizing that we are here to service your business needs.

March 16, 2017 0

Durham Staffing is recruiting for the following position:

Durham Staffing is recruiting for the following position:

Pediatrician- Western New York

Primary Care Clinic is seeking a BC/BE Pediatrician. The clinic provides Family Practice, Pediatrics, GYN, Dentistry and Behavioral Health Services. The provider will be treating infants, children and adolescents ages newborn to 18 providing comprehensive care including:

  • Immunizations
  • Nutrition information
  • Hearing and Vision screenings
  • Injury and illness treatment
  • Sports Physicals

The hours of the clinic are 8-5 Monday –Friday. They utilize a team approach to provide the most comprehensive care to their patient population. This is a FQHC. The clinic is offering a competitive salary plus benefits. There is educational loan repayment available through HRSA.

Western New York is a great place to live and work. The western New York region offers boating, a major downhill ski resort, major league football and hockey, minor league baseball, art, history and science museums.  The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and numerous theatres offer an endless number of stage events. Niagara Falls is a twenty minute drive and you can be in Toronto in one and a half hours. There are great schools, universities, and some of the most affordable housing in the country.

For more information contact Rosemary Blando at Durham Medical Staffing 716-684-3333 x210 or e-mail rosemary [dot] blando [at] durham [dot] com.

February 22, 2017 0

The Niagara USA Chamber Presents The Chamber Honors 2017 Annual Dinner

The Niagara USA Chamber Presents The Chamber Honors 2017 Annual Dinner

The Niagara USA Chamber Proudly Presents

The Chamber Honors 2017 Annual Dinner

In Celebration & Recognition of Business Excellence

March 10, 2017 at the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino at 5:30 PM.

The 2017 Honorees

Gary Quenneville, KeyBank – Business Person of the Year

Gooding Co, Inc. – Business of the Year

Platter’s Chocolates – Groundbreaking Award

Rainbow Air Inc. Helicopter Tours – Industry Insider Award

Sister Beth Brosmer, Heart, Love & Soul – Father Joseph L. Levesque Award for Community Advocacy

Covanta – Green Manufacturing Award Sponsored by National Grid

New York Power Authority – Special Recognition Award


Please Contact Elena Woods for Reservation and Sponsorship information at 716-285-9142 or ewoods [at] niagarachamber [dot] org

January 19, 2017 0

Economic Vision 2017 and Beyond: Creating a Vibrant Future

Economic Vision 2017 and Beyond: Creating a Vibrant Future

The Niagara USA Chamber is committed to shaping our region’s  future. The program will provide insight into the regions economic competitiveness and issues that will  impact businesses, through local, national and global perspective.

Topics will include:

What are the national trends & what is the outlook for 2017?

Is Niagara County Winning or losing with regard to regional performance?

What are the economic advantages to be capitalized on and challenges for future growth in the country?

Space is limited. RSVP by Monday November 21st to Niagara USA Chamber at (716)285-9142 or ewoods [at] niagarachamber [dot] org


November 8, 2016 0