The Genesee County Chamber of Commerce has announced its 
Fall 2017 schedule for small business workshops.

These business workshops are held in conjunction with the United States 
Small Business Administration and the Genesee County Chamber of Commerce.

The workshops are open to all Chamber and non-Chamber businesses and 
their employees and will offer expert advice from experienced business 
professionals  designed to help small businesses succeed and grow.

The Fall schedule is as follows:  

Wednesday, October 11th: Managing Four Generation in the Workplace
Learn how to understand and appreciate the differences in the Generations from
Boomers to Millennials.  Understanding these differences will help you better
employees and create a more productive working environment. 
Presenter: Greg Lindberg, Economic Development Specialist, U.S. Small Business Administration

Wednesday, November15th  Employee Life Cycle
Which of these employee lifecycle practices could put your Business at RISK?
Federal Law-Find out which federal laws may impact your hiring practices
Progressive Discipline-Learn how to handle employee performance issues and policy violations.
Legal Matters-Review common legal issues with employee termination
Risky Hiring Practices-Identify the costs of poor hiring
Implementation-Learn how to execute an effective recruiting and hiring process
Presenter:  Grant McClellan, Human Resource Consultant, Paychex

SBA workshops are held at the Chamber office and start at 7:30 a.m. 
with an informal networking  session followed by the one-hour 
workshop at 8 a.m.  All SBA workshops are free to Chamber members and only 
$10 to non-Chamber members.  

For more information contact Kelly Bermingham at 
or by phone at 585-343-7440 ext. 1026. 

The Genesee County Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Ceremony
will be 
held on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at The Quality Inn & Suites, Batavia
(formerly The Clarion Hotel).  At this time we will be presenting awards to deserving 
area businesses and individuals for their achievements in business, community service and volunteerism.   Nominated businesses MUST be a Chamber Member in good standing.

Click here for more details and for the nomination form!



The 28th Annual Decision Maker’s Agricultural tour will take place this year on 
Wednesday, September 20. The tour will start with breakfast at 8 a.m. at the 
Kennedy Building on the Genesee County Fairgrounds.  

From the fairgrounds, a bus tour will depart and return around noon.

This year’s theme is “Genesee County’s International Ag Connections” 
and will feature agri-businesses with ties to international companies.

Click HERE for the RSVP Form and Tour Details!



Spirited Foodies compete for a chance to open a new restaurant!

Do you make a sweet or savory dish to die for?
We’re recruiting aspiring chefs to display their favorite dish at a tasting contest,
Batavia’s first creative cook challenge.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Enjoy cooking with gas at a certified commercial culinaryLAB with
Chef mentoring all day! Invite your family and friends to experience the flavors.
Ticketed guests may cast a ballot for the People’s Choice sweet or savory dish while
a covert freshLAB Selection Committee ranks all of the
Spirited Foodie samples earning an invitation to Boot Camp.
Space is limited.  Visit for more details.