Chamber Office: 1980 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island, NY 14072
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.
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The Chamber wants to close a loophole incase that the Seneca Nation wins the lawsuit. The Chamber wants to make sure that what has happened in Sherrill, a town in Central NY does not happen to Grand Island. The Town Sherrill lost its lawsuit with the Oneida Indian Nation. As a result Indians could buy land in the town and not have to pay taxes on the land. The Indians thus purchased 8 out of 10 gas stations and the town of Sherrill has lost 10% of its tax revenue. Even though any kind of settlement talks did not involve land, the Chamber still wishes to close up this loophole. They are going to petition that a trust fund be established so, if necessary, any lost tax revenue would be reimbursed.Chamber of Commerce Picnic
GI Chamber Expo 2000
More than thirty-five businesses and civic organizations displayed their wares at the ninth annual Grand Island Chamber of Commerce Business and Community Exposition, last Saturday (Oct.28), in the Bible Presbyterian Family Life Center on Love Rd.
It was "a good time and a good show" according to Event Committee Chairman Rod Reisdorf, who was very pleased with the event. The Chamber is doing a follow-up survey of exhibitors to see how they can improve the event according to Reisdorf.
"The Expo was great. Quite a few (exhibitors) want to come back next year," said Chamber member and exhibitor Betty Harris of Metro Town Realty. Click here to see Betty Harris' Letter to the Editor.
Business was brisk at all the booths, including the one for IsledeGrande.com, the only source for Grand Island E-News. Editor Teddy Linenfelser, Reporter William O'Connor, and Kim Baldassare, president GIECOM.net, were busy showing off Grand Island's newest business. Grand Island E-News was introduced to hundreds of interested people. The staff also handed out coloring contest sheets (contestants, please see rules), the GI-E-News, note pads and raffle tickets for a new 500 MHz computer (all of which are still available at 1871 Whitehaven Rd.).
Teddy Linenfelser and Kim Baldassare show off
Grand Island E-News at the Expo. (photo by Fred Claus)
Aside from the display booths there were snacks (including kettle corn), fashion shows, and other entertainment. The Historical Society fashion show featured clothing from the 19th century.
Dianne and Layman Jones of Buffalo sport formal wear (foreground);
Julie Dee of Ransom Rd. wears a 19th century wedding dress.
Historical Society member Marilyn Randolph was the commentator. (Photo by Barbi Lare)
If you are a member of this organization, we need your help. GIECOM.Net has partnered with the Connections program to help Grand Island as a community "Get it Together." Please visit our website G-I-Together.ORG and fill out our SURVEY. Every group on Grand Island will have its own FREE web page showing: meeting times and location, contact persons, your Mission Statement and a listing of events. We will also be linking your news events that appear in the local media and on IsledeGrande.Com, Grand Island's E-News Source, to your page, maintaining an archived journal of pictures and news. This is the perfect opportunity for your group to connect with potential new members and the community.
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