Sep 5

How does a home inspection help buyers?


How does a home inspection help buyers? By Bradley Beck, owner, Alto Home Inspection, LLC   The process and timeline involved in buying a house or investment property can be stressful and overwhelming. Once a home is under contract, the buyer will typically follow the advice of their real estate agent, friends and others and Read More

Aug 7

Plan Now! Save Later! Deals & Discounts for the 180th Erie County Fair


Plan Now! Save Later! Deals & Discounts for the 180th Erie County Fair There are so many ways to save when attending the 180th Erie County Fair. The Erie County Agricultural Society, sponsors of the fair, encourages everyone to take advantage of the deals and discounts from opening day Wednesday, August 7th until the gates close on Read More

Jul 24

Organizational Alignment: People, Purpose, and Productivity


  Organizational Alignment: People, Purpose, and Productivity By: Steve Wischmann, President/CEO, Horizon Performance Solutions Getting everyone on the proverbial “same sheet of music” in an organization is the process of gaining organizational alignment. The effort to align can be equated to an orchestra learning a new arrangement. When everyone has the right music for their respective instrument – Read More

Jul 9

The Bundles of Money at Hamburg Development Companies


The Bundles of Money at Hamburg Development Companies By: Sean Doyle, Hamburg Development Companies Sorry folks, not the case. Now that I’ve got your attention, let’s talk about what tax incentives are and how they work.  Industrial development agencies like the Hamburg IDA are often scrutinized for recklessly dolling out tax incentives to rich investors Read More

Jun 21

After Fifty-One Years, the Battle to Uphold Fair Housing Continues


After Fifty-One Years, the Battle to Uphold Fair Housing Continues by Christopher Hull, Director Town of Hamburg Department of Community Development The Town of Hamburg recently honored the 51st Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, also known as the “Fair Housing Act”.  While it has been 51 years since this enactment, it seems Read More

Jun 13

A Step Back in Time: A Visit to Penn Dixie Fossil Park & Nature Reserve


A Step Back in Time:  A Visit to Penn Dixie Fossil Park & Nature Reserve By Holly A. Schreiber, PhD, Director of Education, Penn Dixie Fossil Park & Nature Reserve Western New York offers one of the most unique experiences that you can have – fossil collecting in a fun, family-friendly environment.  Penn Dixie Fossil Read More

Jun 12

Start Enjoying the Erie County Fair Now: Insights from the 2018 Ultimate Fairgoer


Start Enjoying the Erie County Fair Now: Insights from the 2018 Ultimate Fairgoer By: Judy Wilder, Founder of Photos by Judy Wilder No need to wait for August to start enjoying the Fair, there’s lots you can do now to plan for and participate in the upcoming 180th Best 12 Days of Summer. A Great Read More

May 30

Fostering Cultures of Success: Five Key Investments in Capacity and Climate


Fostering Cultures of Success: Five Key Investments in Capacity and Climate By: Steve Wischmann, President/Owner Horizon Performance Solutions, LLC High-performing organizations sustain their exceptional standards by establishing and fortifying an atmosphere of excellence – they foster a culture of success. Certainly, many organizations experience a high-water mark of elevated performance, but too many do not Read More

May 22

What to do on a Rainy Day


THAT RAINY DAY FEELING Written by Katie Mika, for the Southtowns Regional Chamber of Commerce Tourism Initiative We all know that rainy day feeling (maybe a little too well), but when you’re looking for something to do, and the weather won’t let up, Hamburg has you covered. Whether you’re seeking an offbeat adventure, a quiet Read More

May 7

How to Make TV Advertising Work for Your Budget. Growing your business on the #1 brand builder doesn’t have to break the bank.


Let’s start with the big question. Why TV?  By Laurie Lis, Field Marketing Specialist, Spectrum Reach If you’re running a small or local business, you’ve probably felt overwhelmed about the marketing and advertising options out there. We’re not going to sugarcoat it—there are a lot. And there are even more media experts that make bold Read More

Apr 26

Why Your Website Needs a Lead Magnet


Sean Fitzgerald, founder at Gung Ho Local, llc When you’re on a website, and that popup appears asking you to opt-in or not, do you look at it or just ignore it? Whether or not you decide to opt-in, or if you think those “popups” get in your way, your site needs one. You need Read More

Apr 11

Google is the new Yellow Pages, is your “Listing” accurate & up to date?


Concerned about Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Online Reputation Management? As a business you should be concerned! It is important to know that you can gain more control over what displays in an online search for your business. One of the first (and possibly most important) steps in any local SEO strategy is to gain Read More

Apr 11

Come for the burgers, stay for the charm


Written by Katie Mika, for the Southtowns Regional Chamber of Commerce Tourism Initiative The website for the Village of Hamburg boasts the tagline “Come to discover. Stay for the charm.” I’ve visited, and in the birthplace of the burger, I think a change to that tagline is worth considering. After all, in the town where Read More