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Chautauqua County Chamber Of Commerce

June 22, 2008
Times Observer
Do We Have Your Correct Information?

As it prepares for the publication of the 2009 edition of the ‘‘Business Builder Source Book,’’ the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce is asking members to review their listing for accuracy.

An ‘‘Information Update’’ was mailed to each chamber member with their 2008/2009 membership renewal notice. The ‘‘Information Update’’ lists the contact, address, phone and web address information which the chamber has in its database.

‘‘Inclusion in the Membership Directory is a benefit of chamber membership that can help drive customers to your door,’’ said Amy Vercant, interim executive director.

Members are asked to review the information, note any corrections, and fax the sheet back to the chamber.

The 2009 Business Builder Source Book, which will be distributed this October, includes an alphabetical list of chamber members, a Who’s Who directory of individual contacts and a yellow pages section listing members by category.

The 2009 Business Builder Source Book will include all businesses that have renewed their membership by Aug. 1.

Last Chance For ROI U Reservations

Wednesday is the last day to register for the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce Business-Over-Bagels ‘‘Return on Investment University’’ program to be held Friday at the Clarion Hotel Marina & Conference Center in Dunkirk.

This half day session teaches the ABC’s of calculating Return on Investment and getting the best ‘bang for your advertising buck’ through effective marketing strategies. Introduce you to what ROI is and why it’s important. Attendees will discover: The connection between ROI and MBO, or managing by objectives; Various methods of measuring ROI; Calculate how much is really spent per message to reach the target; market; Separate the myth from reality about the effectiveness of advertising strategies; and Real-life examples of how ROI can be implemented.

Guest presenter Ann Carden, assistant professor of communications at the State University at Fredonia, will show how implementing ROI will help businesses make sure that the time, effort and money spent on advertising is producing the most effective results.

The session begins at 8:30 a.m. with registration and continental breakfast followed by a presentation from 9 a.m. to noon. An admission fee will be charged and advance reservations are requested.

For more information or to register visit or call 366-6200.

Did You Know ... ?

The Chamber of Commerce helps its members become involved in programs which connect them to the information and people that unlock, clarify and increase the value of their membership. Connections happen at Chamber events such as networking mixers where members can meet other chamber members and at legislative events where members learn about laws and regulations affecting their business. Chamber members also have the chance to attend training and skill development programs as well as having the opportunity to take advantage of marketing, advertising, and sponsorship programs. To become a member of the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce, visit, call 366-6200 or 484-1101, or visit either Chamber branch office at 10785 Bennett Road in Dunkirk or 101 W. Fifth St. in Jamestown.

Business Council Applauds Senate Majority Plan

The Business Council of New York State is applauding the State Senate Majority’s Taxpayer Empowerment and Accountability Plan.

‘‘The State Senate Majority’s package to protect taxpayers from skyrocketing school costs and drive precious tax dollars into the classroom would provide meaningful reform to a system badly in need of it,’’ said Kenneth Adams, president and CEO of The Business Council of New York State. ‘‘We applaud the Senate Majority’s continued efforts to enact a reform and accountability agenda that will save taxpayers real dollars.’’

‘‘The bills also seek to reduce unnecessary spending and onerous regulations that add costs without any educational benefits,’’ said Adams.

‘‘The package of bills would provide transparency so taxpayers know where their dollars are going. It would also end practices of double dipping by retired administrators and providing health and pension benefits to consultants and other non-employees which have recently been reported in the media,’’ added Adams.


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