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This committee’s mission is to pursue economic development & legislative issues that impact the business community. The committee drafts position papers, interacts with government officials from all levels and hosts issue driven events as needed. This committee meets the second Tuesday of each month at 8:00 A.M.at the Chamber Office

Committee Members:

James Eiseman – New York Life Insurance Company
Vince Ricotta – Concept Construction
Sean Doyle – Hamburg Development Companies
Patrick Kelly – National Fuel
Bill Stachowski -Retired NYS Senator
Alison Pierce – Toshiba Business Solutions
Emily McNulty  – Roy’s Plumbing, Heating and Cooling
Molly Georger-M & T Bank
Russ Dimitroff – American Medical Response
Ben Fantaske – Key Video Production
Karl Swartz– Village of Hamburg
Cyndi Matla – Southtowns Regional Chamber of Commerce

This committee oversees the Chamber’s scholarship program for high school seniors and ensuring the integrity of the Scholarship Fund is upheld. The committee also coordinates the Student Star Dinner held in February. This innovative program reaches out to all 3 senior highs schools and Randolph Academy-Hopevale Campus to recognize students for their strength of character based on the virtues of Character Council of WNY. Committee meeting dates and times vary depending on need.

Committee Members:

Joe Gunning – Davis Financial
Katie Fattey – St. Francis High School
Krissy Lawrence – Hamburg Finance Academy
Phil Stokes – Penn Dixie
Brittany Miller – Elderwood at Hamburg
Frontier High School
Randolph Academy-Hopevale Campus
Jamie Decker – Southtowns Regional Chamber of Commerce

Find out more about the HCC Scholarship Fund & Annual Student Star Dinner

Student Star Dinner | SRCC Scholarship Application


This committee’s mission is to help put together the Exchange networking series. This committee will help come up with information as well as additional events for the purpose of educating small & large business community members & employees. This committee meets the fourth Wednesday of each month at 8:00 A.M.at Spot Coffee in the Village of Hamburg

Committee Members:

Jeff Leyonmark – The Wolf Agency
Melissa Switzer – Choice Employee Benefits
Mike Farrell – Constellation Energy
Eric Adams – Picture Your Walls
Chris Bossert– Rane Management
Alison Pierce – Toshiba Business Solutions
Ashley Butera – National Fuel
Cyndi Matla & Jamie Decker – Southtowns Regional Chamber of Commerce

This committee’s mission is help conduct successful events for 4 of the Chambers larger events; Golf, Holiday Bash, Recognition Dinner and Arts on The Ridge. The committee members will help promote the events, solicit donations when needed as well as attend or volunteer the day of the event

Committee Members:

Holly Smyczynski – Erie County Agricultural Society
Alison Pierce – Toshiba Business Solutions
Pam Toole – Southtowns Salt Cave & Spa
Ashley Butera-National Fuel
Mary Najush-M & T Bank
Mike Farell – Constellation Energy
Cyndi Matla & Jamie Decker – Southtowns Regional Chamber of Commerce

This committee’s mission is to help attract a younger demographic to the chamber by showing college students the value a chamber has to offer as they start to establish their careers. This committee along with the chamber office will develop a working relationship with local colleges to meet with and mentor students at the campus.

Committee Members:

Jim Eiseman – NY Life Insurance
Alison Pierce – Toshiba Business Solutions
Krissy Lawrence – Hamburg High School
Katie Mika – Synacor
Matt Heidt – Hilbert College
Kristin Klein Wheaton – Goldberg Segalla
Emily McNulty – SERVPRO of the Southtowns
Cyndi Matla & Jamie Decker – Southtowns Regional Chamber of Commerce

This committee will be initially made up of representatives of business owners in all communities in which we directly serve, including Blasdell, Boston, Hamburg, Lackawanna and Lake View. Chamber members, Board Directors, Lackawanna and Hamburg business owners will help in the rebranding efforts of the chamber. This group will work closely with the Brand Ambassadors to help with the territory growth and will use their current connections to help all current and future members are excited about the growth. This committee will be every other month at 8:30am at the Chamber Office.

Committee Members:

Vince Ricotta – Concept Construction Corp.
Pam Toole – Southtown Salt Cave & Spa
Carol Machowski – OLV Human Services
Leo Michalek – Northwest Bank
Christine Noonan – Hunt Real Estate
Alison Pierce – Toshiba Business Solutions
Molly Georger – M & T Bank
Anthony Alleca – Edward Jones
Jennifer Warren -State Farm Insurance
Jamie Decker – Southtowns Regional Chamber of Commerce
Cyndi Matla – Southtowns Regional Chamber of Commerce