Jul 12


July 2023 – Getzville, New York.    Concept Construction is honored to begin the reconstruction work on West Herr Automotive Group’s North Corporate Offices, located at 2635 Millersport Highway in Getzville, NY.  Once completed the newly renovated building’s exterior will be consistent with the company’s overall corporate style.  “We are very happy to be working with Read More

Jul 12

Tropical Smoothie Cafe® Opening in Hamburg, New York

Local Franchisee Offering Exclusive Promotions and Offers for Guests Week of Opening Hamburg, NY – Tropical Smoothie Cafe, a national fast-casual cafe concept inspiring a healthier lifestyle serving better-for-you smoothies, wraps, sandwiches and flatbreads, announced the opening of its newest cafe in Tonawanda. The restaurant is owned and operated by a Buffalo native, Jim Breidenstein, Read More

May 25

Southtowns Chamber Adopts Blood Drive As Part of Chamber Challenge

Lackawanna, NY – Recently the Southtowns Regional Chamber of Commerce was made aware of an opportunity to adopt a Blood Drive through the American Red Cross. Wendy Evenden, Account Manager, Donor Recruitment at the American Red Cross has taken charge of a new opportunity for Chambers across WNY to support the need for blood donations Read More

Mar 24

The Southtowns Regional Chamber of Commerce is seeking new board members!

Hamburg, NY – The Southtowns Regional Chamber of Commerce is seeking additional Board Members for their new fiscal year that begins July 2023! The Chamber is seeking qualified candidates for a maximum of seven board seats to serve starting July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2026. The Chamber is looking to continue strengthening the Chamber’s Read More

Mar 15

One Of A Kind Wedding Showcase Comes to the Southtowns!

Hamburg, NY – On Sunday, March 26th 2023, The Southtowns Regional Chamber of Commerce will host The Southtowns Wedding Showcase from 11am-3pm at Michael’s Catering and Banquets. As the Southtowns Chamber strives to support businesses & tourism throughout the Southtowns, the idea of a Wedding Show provided the perfect opportunity to fill a void within Read More

Mar 9

Erie County Fair Camp Application Deadline is May 10th

HAMBURG, NEW YORK – Looking for a summer camp?  How about Erie County Fair Camp, a two-and-a-half-day county fair experience for children ages 8-10 and an accompanying parent/guardian. Under the supervision of trained Camp Counselors, children will gain first-hand experience in raising, caring for and showing livestock, working in a food Concession stand, as well Read More

Feb 21

Harmonia Collaborates to Support Caregivers

Harmonia Collaborates to Support Caregivers Valerie Nowak, LMHC, MPA CEO – Harmonia Collaborative Care A Health Foundation for Western and Central New York (HFWCNY) Aging by Design study found that 90% of seniors want to remain in their homes for as long as possible.  In addition, 32% see living independently as their highest priority. Caregivers Read More

Feb 16

Southtowns Regional Chamber of Commerce Donates $1,500 to Local Food Banks

Hamburg, NY – On Saturday, February 4th, the Southtowns Regional Chamber of Commerce hosted their Food Bank February Meat Raffle in an effort to support local food banks over the winter. With over 200 people in attendance and sponsorships from H.R. Dils Sales & Service, Route 75 Imprints, Lake Shore Federal Credit Union, Barks-n-Meows, Mathnasium Read More

Jan 13

Free Corn Day!

Local business giving back with free Product! Hamburg, NY – Attention all kettle corn lovers! KO Kettle Corn’s annual free corn day is returning on January 21st, 2023, at the corner of Parker Rd and Rt. 20A in Hamburg, NY. This event is completely free, and no purchase is necessary. KO’s is a local small Read More

Dec 5

CarePanion Open House with Harmonia Collaborative Care

December 20th, 2022 from 4-6 PM 6722 Erie Road (Route 5) Derby, NY 14047 BRING RESUME FOR ON THE SPOT INTERVIEWS Harmonia Collaborative Care is a growing human services organization with a vision of empowering individuals to be healthy and fulfilled. If you care about people and want to make a difference in your community Read More

Nov 22

Opening of The Fairgrounds Festival of Lights Postponed Until December 2nd

HAMBURG, NEW YORK – Following the weekend’s unprecedented lake effect storm, the opening of the beloved Western New York holiday tradition has been delayed one week. The Fairgrounds Festival of Lights, the region’s largest annual holiday festival, will now open Friday, December 2nd at 5:00pm. The remaining Festival of Lights dates are scheduled for December Read More

Nov 7

Southtowns Regional Chamber of Commerce Supports Small Business through Shop Local Expo.

Southtowns Regional Chamber of Commerce Supports Small Business through Shop Local Expo.   Lackawanna, NY – The Southtowns Regional Chamber of Commerce is hosting their Shop Local Expo on Saturday, November 26th 2022 from 10:30am-2:30pm at the Matthew Glab Post in Lackawanna. This event celebrates Small Business Saturday by providing a space for local businesses, Read More

Nov 3

Horton Law has been named by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® to its “Best Law Firms” 2023 list for Employment Law – Management.

Orchard Park, NY – Horton Law has been named by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® to its “Best Law Firms” 2023 list for Employment Law – Management. The Firm is listed in Tier 1 in the Buffalo, New York area. This is the firm’s 6th consecutive year being listed in “Best Law Firms” since Attorney Read More

Oct 11


Hamburg, NY –   In a partnership with the Can Bottle Return Company of Hamburg, NY, there were over 40,000 units collected during the 12-day run of the Erie County Fair.  There were 140 receptacles for the recyclable items placed around the grounds.  The team collected items daily and separated the garbage from the redeemable beverage Read More

Oct 6

Fairgrounds Festival of Lights To Feature Brand New Additions This Winter

HAMBURG, NEW YORK – The annual Fairgrounds Festival of Lights will feature a drive through of light displays plus brand new shows and attractions along 42nd Street including a Disney inspired Illuminated Pixel Show, Santa’s Christmas Express Train Ride, a European Christmas Market and Frosty’s Dance Party. The Fairgrounds Festival of Lights is located in Read More

Oct 3

Grand Opening of New Location for Stationery Boutique in the Village of Hamburg

Hamburg, NY – The grand opening celebration of the new location for Graphic-Poetry, a boutique stationery shop and invitation design studio, at 38 Main Street in the Village of Hamburg, is scheduled for Friday, October 8th, from 5pm to 8pm, and Saturday, October 7th, from 10am to 5pm. The celebration will start with a ribbon Read More

Sep 23


Today at a noon-time press conference, city of Lackawanna Mayor Annette Iafallo and Douglas Jemal, President and Founder of Douglas Development, jointly announced that Douglas has been named as Lackawanna’s designated developer for a $35 million mixed-use project planned for 539 Ridge Road in the city’s Second Ward, which will feature 160 market rate apartments Read More

Sep 12


Buffalo, NY – Special Olympics NY will once again be taking on the chilly waters of Lake Erie to raise funds and awareness for the local Athletes of Special Olympics New York. The two day Buffalo Polar Plunge, presented by Towne Automotive Group is designed to bring thousands together for one reason: inclusion. Friday, December Read More

Sep 8

People Inc. Interviewing for Staff Members During Open Interview Events Dedicated employees needed to support individuals with disabilities

People Inc., Western New York’s largest and most experienced health and human services agency, is now hiring and training full- and part-time employees. Open Interview Events will be held on Tuesday, September 20, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at 17 Park Place, Silver Creek and on Thursday, September 29 at People Inc. Orchard Senior Read More

Sep 2

SRCC Organizational Announcement

Hamburg, NY – On Monday, August 29, the Southtowns Regional Chamber of Commerce learned of a misappropriation of funds within the organization.  Immediately an emergency meeting of the Board of Directors was called during which it was voted unanimously to terminate the Chamber’s Executive Director and name Jamie Decker as our Interim Executive Director.  We Read More

Aug 23

NFMMC, Southtowns Radiology partner to bring high-quality diagnostic imaging to Niagara County

HAMBURG, NY August 23, 2022 – Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center announces a new partnership with Southtowns Radiology Associates, LLC, one of Western New York’s leading medical imaging and diagnostic radiology groups. The partnership, which will take effect in early September, allows Southtowns Radiology to support the diagnostic imaging needs of Memorial patients at the Read More

Aug 19

Record Amount of Canned Food Collected on Opening Day 96 Thousand Pounds of Food Collected in 9 Hour Drive

HAMBURG, NEW YORK – All the canned food items have been counted and weighed.  This year we collected a grand total of 96,555 lbs. for FeedMore WNY !  Our largest, single day food collection.  What an incredible outcome! From 2013 to 2019, the average total was 46,000 lbs. “FeedMore WNY is beyond grateful to the Read More

Aug 18

Scott Horton has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2023 for Employment Law – Management. His 10th consecutive year receiving this recognition.

Orchard Park, NY – Scott P. Horton, a labor & employment attorney at Horton Law PLLC, has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2023 for Employment Law – Management. This is Scott’s 10th consecutive year receiving this recognition. “It is always a high privilege to be acknowledged by my peers for Read More

Aug 12

People Inc. Announces 2023 Retirement of President and CEO

After eight years leading People Inc., President and CEO Rhonda Frederick announced she will retire in April 2023. Frederick ’s retirement plans will bring to a close a remarkable career of 43 years of service at People Inc. “Rhonda’s contributions over her career have been extraordinary, not only to People Inc., but to the fields Read More

Aug 10

Harmonia Collaborative Care is hosting a CarePanion Open House

Harmonia Collaborative Care is hosting a CarePanion Open House for caregivers or individuals interested in learning more about the senior care program and for the rewarding and flexible job opportunities available. CarePanions provide in-home, non-medical support for seniors with the goal of keeping them independent in their homes. Open House Tuesday, August 16, 2022 3pm Read More