Amherst Chamber of Commerce

It is the mission of the Amherst Chamber to nurture a strong economic environment, while providing members the tools to ensure their success. A collaborative organization, headquartered in Amherst, services all of WNY.


When you join the Amherst Chamber of Commerce you become a part of making the Western New York region one of the most ideal and desired places to conduct business, raise a family and have a bit of fun!

The goal is simple – to help members prosper, thus uplifting our WNY community.  Your membership and investment allows you to interface with a variety of business leaders, their hard working and dedicated teams, public policy influencers and economic development contributors in this market. Economic development initiatives and programs continue to bring new jobs, more firms and an expanded customer base to the Buffalo Niagara region. The continued pledge of being a suburban chamber with a regional vision resonates with policy makers and collaborative partners. Membership fees are an investment in your community, not a donation to the organization.

Services include:

Professional Networking, Emerging Business Leaders programs, Business Education, Public Policy and Advocacy, Economic Development, Business Connectivity, Benefits including Health Dental, Vision and Life Insurance. The Amherst Chamber is the only chamber in WNY with an IN-HOUSE brokerage to service insurance.

Services Provided

Economic and Site Development

  • Revitalization (Specialty)
  • Site Location Assistance (Specialty)
  • Tax Credits
  • Economic Forecast (Specialty)
  • Economic Development (Specialty)

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Buying or Selling a Franchise
  • Purchasing or Selling an Existing Business
  • Valuation

Business Planning

  • Business Succession Planning (Specialty)
  • Business Plan Consulting (Specialty)
  • Forming a Business (Specialty)
  • Market Plan Development (Specialty)

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Budget, Financial Statement and Cash Flow Training
  • Insurance Requirements
  • Debt Funding
  • Government Funding (Specialty)
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Tax Credits
  • Accounting and Bookkeeping
  • Grant Funding (Specialty)
  • Microloans

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Hiring and Firing (Specialty)
  • Apprenticeship
  • Recruiting (Specialty)
  • Workforce Training (Specialty)
  • Leadership/Professional Development (Specialty)
  • Industry (Specialty)
  • Employee Development (Specialty)
  • Insurance (Specialty)
  • Retention
  • Policies and Templates
  • Workforce Incentives (Specialty)

Legal Services

  • Employee Relations
  • Labor Relations
  • Contract Review
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Forming a Business (Specialty)
  • Lease Review
  • Succession Planning (Specialty)

Management Issues

  • Human Resources
  • Insurance Requirements (Specialty)
  • Leadership/Professional Development (Specialty)
  • Recruiting Assistance (Specialty)

Marketing and Sales

  • Advertising/Brochure Design (Specialty)
  • Award Recognition (Specialty)
  • Competitive Analysis
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Market Plan Development and Training


  • Formal Mentoring Programs (Specialty)
  • One-on-One Counseling (Specialty)
  • Peer Mentoring (Specialty)

Networking and Associations

  • Demographically Based (Specialty)
  • Geographically Based (Specialty)
  • Home Based
  • Industry Specific
  • International Trade
  • Small Business/General (Specialty)

Nonprofit and Social Enterprise

  • Accounting
  • Board Development (Specialty)
  • Funds Development
  • Human Resources
  • Organizational Audits
  • Strategic Planning (Specialty)
  • Technical Services


  • Commercial Kitchen Facilities
  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space (Specialty)
  • Coworking (Specialty)
  • Makerspace / Hackerspace
  • Wet Lab
  • Office Space (Specialty)
  • Retail Space (Specialty)
  • Lease Review Assistance
  • Site Location Assistance (Specialty)
  • Lab Space

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • African-American Business
  • City Business Issues
  • Hispanic Business
  • State Business Issues
  • LGBTQIA Business Issues
  • Native-American Business
  • Small Business Policy
  • Women’s Business Issues

Regulatory Compliance

  • Bonding
  • Codes
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Government Requirements
  • Insurance Requirements
  • International Regulatory Compliance
  • Patent Information
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Trademark and Copyright Information
  • Certification

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • Bid Matching and Preparation
  • Government and Military Specifications
  • HUBZone Certification
  • Obtaining Certification
  • Obtaining Corporate Contracts
  • Obtaining Government Contracts
  • Price History
  • Registration Assistance
  • Selling to Foreign Governments and Businesses
  • Subcontracting Opportunities

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources (Specialty)
  • Feasibility Studies (Specialty)
  • Forming a Business (Specialty)
  • Home-Based Business Training (Specialty)
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits (Specialty)
  • Site Location (Specialty)
  • Startup Business Counseling (Specialty)
  • Startup Classes (Specialty)

Technical Assistance

  • Virtual Consulting and Online Services (Specialty)
  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training


  • Online Courses and Videos
  • Trade Education and Training
  • Health Care Training
  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Budget, Cash Flow and Financial Statements Training
  • Business Management Training (Specialty)
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance (Specialty)
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing (Specialty)
  • Hazardous Waste Generation Avoidance Training
  • Health and Safety Training
  • Home-Based Business Training
  • Human Resources Training
  • Marketing Plan Training (Specialty)
  • Startup Classes
  • International Trade Education and Training

Events and Community Building

  • Neighborhood Fairs and Festivals
Contact Information
Christine Langenfeld
400 Essjay Road
Suite 150
Buffalo, NY 14221
(716) 632-0548