Chamber Honors Awardees Announced!

Chamber Honors Awardees Announced!

Chamber Honors Awardees Announced
We are proud to announce the 2018 award recipients who will be recognized at our annual Chamber Honors Dinner.
Come celebrate with us as we recognize business excellence in Niagara County.
In addition the Niagara USA Chamber will kick off its celebration of 100 years of service to businesses.
2018 Award Recipients
Ms. Barbara Hughes
Business Person of the Year
Montante Group
Business of the Year
YMCA of Lockport
Groundbreaking Award
Flight of Five
Industry Insider Award for Tourism
Wagner’s Farm Market
Industry Insider Award for Agriculture
Mr. Tom Lowe
Father Joseph L. Levesque Award for Community Advocacy
Greenpac Mill
Green Manufacturing Award sponsored by National Grid
Niagara USA Chairman’s Award
The Niagara USA Chamber proudly presents
The Chamber Honors Annual Dinner
Join us Friday, February 23, 2018
To celebrate business excellence in the Niagara region
5:30 PM Cocktail Reception
7:00 PM Dinner
Formal awards program to immediately follow
The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls
101 Old Falls Street
Niagara Falls, NY 14303
Black Tie Optional
Reservations: 716-285-9142 or ewoods [at] niagarachamber [dot] org

January 8, 2018 0

Leading benefits company, Bene-Care to become Chamber’s new health insurance broker

Leading benefits company, Bene-Care to become Chamber’s new health insurance broker


We are writing to notify you of some new and exciting opportunities that are available to you as a member of The Niagara USA Chamber.

In an effort to continue to explore and offer the best possible solutions to meet your business and employee needs, the Niagara USA Chamber has partnered with Bene-Care Inc. to provide some immediate as well as long-term advantages for you, their member.  Bene-Care is an employee benefits broker with over 30 years of knowledge and experience in the health, employee benefits and Human Capital Management field

Key Benefits to this Partnership Include:

  • The opportunity to enroll in a benefit package with any WNY carrier. (Univera, BCBS of WNY, Independent Health, and MVP).
  • Opportunities to explore funding vehicles such (HSAs), (FSAs) and (HRAs).
  • Knowledgeable benefit experts who will serve as your liaison for benefit inquiries, issue resolution, plan information and consultation, address changes, and eligibility changes such as the addition/deletion of a dependent, birth of a child, or change in family status.
  • Accurate and dependable consolidated billing. Enrollments, changes, and terminations will be handled in a timely fashion and groups will receive updated invoices that reflect the changes within 5 business days of the request.  This should help keep groups up to date with real time debits and credits on their accounts.
  • Flexible payment options.


Our services are available to everyone – including companies, sole proprietors and/or individuals!

Please complete the attached Broker on Record form. This is required to begin this new partnership with Bene-Care and the chamber.

Join us at the Chamber office, 6311 Inducon Corporate Drive, Sanborn 14132 on

Monday, November 13th to take time to speak to one of our specialists.

Please RSVP to Bene-Care by Friday, November 10th: 716-688-8161 or   bcbuffalo [at] bene-care [dot] com

If you are unable to make it please call us to review your options or if you just have a question!

We are excited to announce this exciting new partnership, as we believe it will result in enhanced benefits and service to you and that is our #1 priority!  We look forward to working with you and we are happy to be your ‘Human Capital Management advocate’.

November 2, 2017 0

Economic Vision 2018 and Beyond: Creating a Vibrant Future

Economic Vision 2018 and Beyond: Creating a Vibrant Future

The Niagara USA Chamber of Commerce & Niagara University Cordially Invite You To Our Signature Event:

Economic Vision 2018 and Beyond: Creating a Vibrant Future

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

7:30 AM – 9:30 AM

Niagara University Dining Commons

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

Featured Speakers :

Mr. Gary Keith, Vice President & Regional Economist, M&T Bank

Mr. John Manzella, CEO, World Trade Center Buffalo Niagara

Topics will Include:

What are the national trends & what is the outlook for 2018?

Is Niagara County winning or losing regarding regional performance?

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

Contact Elena Woods at 716-285-9142 or ewoods [at] niagarachamber [dot] org to reserve your ticket today!


October 6, 2017 0

Niagara By Frey Announces the Grand Reopening of its Company Store

Niagara By Frey Announces the Grand Reopening of its Company Store

August 1, 2017 Buffalo, NY – Newly updated and featuring “All Things Candy”, the store combined the best of the former store with the Candymakers store and is now located at 3500 Genesee St., Cheektowaga, NY.

Acquired by Chocolat Frey, Switzerland’s #1 chocolate brand, Niagara by Frey is the company’s first official store highlighting all of its brands of confections including:

  • Chocolat Frey® – A range of premium Swiss Chocolate products made from GMO-free ingredients utilizing a proprietary bean-to-bar process to deliver an exquisite chocolate experience.
  • Niagara Chocolates® – Western New York’s top selling fundraising chocolate products that have been manufactured in Buffalo for more than 60 years. Now rebranded as Niagara by Frey™.
  • Celebration by Frey® – A full range of premium confections perfect for party décor, candy buffets and baked goods in an array of colors to match any occasion.
  • Sixlets® Chocolatey Candies – Made in a nut-free and gluten-free factory in Toronto, Sixlets have a chocolatey center wrapped in bright colorful candy shells. Available in the Original, Fruity and Jawbreaker varieties, these candies offer a worry-free treat for all ages.

The new Niagara by Frey store offers a complete selection of everything needed to make confections at home.  Additionally, the new store features a Chocolate Creation Center designed to make custom chocolate confections and offers fine Swiss coffee to enjoy while shopping.

Christoph Schmassmann, CEO and President of Chocolat Frey North America, stated, “We are very excited to update and modernize the Niagara by Frey store.  Offering a broad range of our fine confectionery products in a fun shopping environment provides something for everyone.”

A line of giftable items is also available providing customers a range of price points and confectionery experiences.  From the Niagara by Frey Chocolate Buffalo to exquisite Chocolate Frey Swiss truffles, there is something for every candy lover!

You can find this One-Stop Shop at 3500 Genesee St. located in the front of the Niagara by Frey manufacturing plant (just behind Airport Plaza).

About Chocolat Frey:

Chocolat Frey is a company of M-Industry that belongs to Migros and is the market leader among Swiss chocolate manufacturers. The company was founded in 1887 and for more than 125 years has been a major contributor to the development of today’s Swiss chocolate expertise. In collaboration with the non-profit organization “UTZ Certified,” Chocolat Frey is committed to the sustainable, socially acceptable, and environmentally responsible growing of cocoa. ( ).

In 2014, Chocolat Frey North America headquartered in Buffalo/NY, acquired SweetWorks Confections LLC and its manufacturing facilities in Buffalo and Toronto.  SweetWorks was founded in 1956 by John and Angela Terranova as Niagara Candy in Buffalo, New York.

For Further Information, please contact:

 SweetWorks, 3500 Genesee St., Buffalo, NY  14225; pr [at] sweetworks [dot] net; Kathy Bassininski; (877)261-7887

August 3, 2017 0