Buffalo Chamber Meets

Directors of the Buffalo Chamber of Commerce met Thursday, December 21st, for their last meeting of the year. Twelve directors were present, and President Phillip Bounds presided.

The most important discussion concerned the Annual Chamber Banquet that will be held at the Buffalo Civic Center on January 30th. Directors are looking forward to reviving the old tradition of the annual banquet. Awards were selected and plans were made to honor the Citizen of the Year, the Non Profit Organization of the Year, The Business of the Year, Excellence in Buffalo, and the Youth Organization of the Year.

All Chamber members and the public are invited to attend the Banquet for a meal provided by Catering by Cindy of Jewett. Tables are being reserved by businesses at $150 with ten seats to a table.

Phillips reported on the final tabulations from the Buffalo Stampede that was held in September. A total of $14,400 was made. This included $5,033 from the auction and $1,920 from the raffle. All auction items were donated by generous merchants and individuals, and Chamber members thank all those who contributed.

Phillips also reported that the chamber has refunded $7,792 to the City of Buffalo and $4,000 to BEDC of the contributions they made to help aid the Chamber for the Stampede production.

Chad Rudani, manager of the America?s Best Value Inn, reported that the motel will be re-opened on January 1st. The business has been closed since May after damaging winds took off most of the roof.

Chamber members present for the meeting enjoyed a full lunch of turkey and dressing with all the trimmings. Those attending besides Phillips included Sue Pittman, Twila Snider, Samantha Glick, Chad Rudani, Calvin Williams, Chase Glick, Matthew Travis, Parthena Moore, Karen Capio, Susan Wilder, Elizabeth Ferrari, and Cory Theiss.