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Chamber of Commerce News Web Page 2020
Grand Island, NY, Chamber of Commerce Website

President Eric Fiebelkorn
First Vice President Jim Sharpe
Secretary - Dr. Sherry Bradford
Second Vice President Fahim Mojawalla
Treasurer Matthew Grimaldi

Previous News

Chamber Office: 1870 Whitehaven, Grand Island, NY 14072
Phone: (716)773-3651 Fax: (716)773-3316

This Chamber is organized for the purpose of advancing the economic, industrial, professional, cultural and civic welfare of Grand Island; to encourage the growth of existing industries and business, while giving all proper asssistance to any new firms or individuals seeking to locate in Grand Island; to support all these activities believed to be beneficial to the community and area, and in general to promote the welfare of all area citizens following always those policies intended to accomplish the greatest good for the greatest number of people.


Brochures, Maps, Videos and Post Cards (viewed on opening page of website) available through the Chamber Office. Feel free to email us and we will forward your request to the Chamber Office or call (716)773-3651.
Thank you for your interest in Grand Island.



Chamber of Commerce 54th Annual Citizen of the Year Awards - February 2020

    The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce is asking for your nominations for the 54th Annual Citizen of the Year Awards. The program promotes and honors an individual, business or organization that had dedicated significant time and energy with the intention of making Grand Island a better place to live, work and play. The event will be held at the Doubletree by Hilton in Niagara Falls, NY on Thursday, April 30th. Nomination deadline is March 6th, nomination form. The master of ceremonies is Dave Greber of Channel 4 News team.


Chamber of Commerce Hosts State of Town & Schools - January 2020

From left: School Superintendent Dr. Brian Graham, Chamber of Commerce President Eric Fiebelkorn and Town Supervisor John Whitney.

    The 2nd Annual State of the Town & Schools event was held on Thursday, January 30, 2020, at the Buffalo Launch Club. Speaking at the event was Town Supervisor John Whitney, School Suprerintendent Dr. Brian Graham and Chamber of Commerce President Eric Fiebelkorn.
   A couple dozen attendees listened as Chamber President Erik Fiebelkorn started out the program listing changes at the Chamber including a new logo and a new website that will feature a community calendar. The calendar will be for community events and organizations can add their own to it, and after vetting by administrators, they will be posted. He also spoke of sponsorship opportunites, through all their events, that provide the funds for operating costs. There are many scholarship opportunities to students, along with GISBA, an alliance between schools and business on GI.
   Schools Superintendent Brian Graham spoke next of striving for a "Championship School District," where "continuous improvement is absolutely essential" in all facets of school life. A Unified Basketball team that began last year has taken off and they have just added a bowling team. The Unified design is matching up a developmentally & physically disabled student with their peers for help at games and practice. Dr. Graham spoke with pride on "packing the gym" with students, families and community members, cheering on these special athletes.
   Capital project bids are being accepted, you can get an overview of the project here. Upgraded sports fields and security at the Middle and High Schools were just some of the projects mentioned.
   Students are being encouraged to take the benchmark assessment tests. NYS no longer ties teacher performance with student performance. A "Growing Readers" initiative gives books to children in the Island Pediatrics family, five books, starting at the two-month-old check-up, to encourage reading to children at an early age.
   Newly elected Town of Grand Island Supervisor John Whitney gave an over-view of each Town department and what they do. Mentioned were: over 9000 parcels of land, and over 1500 fire hydrants on GI. An upcoming public hearing regarding aggressive panhandling will take place on Monday, February 3rd at Town Hall. There is no news on the Amazon project, there is an offer on the property that has not yet been accepted.
   Much more information was related by all the speakers. It really is an interesting forum, hopefully next year more residents will participate.


Island Family Eye Care Ribbon Cutting - January 2020

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At center: Dr. Adrienne Manzo Cassata and family.
Click photo for larger view of staff, Chamber members and Town Government officials.

Selection of frames.

   The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce welcomed Island Family Eye Care, 1780 Grand Island Blvd, at a ribbon cutting on Wednesday, January 29th. The owner of the practice is Dr. Adrienne Manzo Cassata, a GI Class of '95 graduate. Dr. Cassata received her Optometry degree from Nova Southeastern University and spent the last ten years working for a busy Ophthalmology practice in Western New York.
Dr. Cassata offers eye glasses & contact lenses, eye disease management, LASIK & refractive surgery, children's eye care and eye condition treatment. They are open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Website.


Wavelengths Hair Design Ribbon Cutting - January 2020

Front of building.

From left: former owner Ingrid Kinney, new owners Erica Forbes, Jennifer Carr & Danielle Neuhaus.
Click photo for larger view of staff, Chamber members and Town Government officials.

From left Erica Forbes, Ingrid Kinney & Danielle Neuhaus with family barbershop heirloom.

More memorabilia from father & grandfather's barbershop.

   The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce welcomed the move of Wavelengths Hair Design, on Monday, January 27, 2020. The salon moved from the center of town to a brand new building at 1780 Grand Island Blvd. Wavelengths is owned by sisters Danielle Neuhaus & Erica Forbes, and friend and co-worker Jennifer Carr. Previously, the salon was owned since 1982 by Ingrid Kinney. Ingrid's father Anton Vogel was a barber for many, many years and some of his tools of the trade are on display in the beautiful space. Website.


Chamber of Commerce Hosts State of Town & Schools - January 2020

    The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 2nd Annual State of the Town & Schools event. It will take place on Thursday, January 30, 2020, from 10:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. at the Buffalo Launch Club, 503 East River Road. Speaking at the event will be Town Supervisor John Whitney, School Suprerintendent Dr. Brian Graham and Chamber of Commerce President Eric Fiebelkorn. If you would like to submit a question to any of the speakers, you may do so at info@gichamber.org by January 29th. Register to attend here.