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

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

Buying or Selling a Business

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

Business Planning

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

Financial Resources and Assistance

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

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

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

Legal Services

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

Management Issues

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

Marketing and Sales

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


  • 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

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


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

Public Policy and Government Relations

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

Regulatory Compliance

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

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

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


  • 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
  • Health Care Training
  • Home-Based Business Training
  • Human Resources Training
  • International Trade Education and Training
  • Marketing Plan Training (Specialty)
  • Online Courses and Videos
  • Startup Classes
  • 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