About Us

behind the scenes At The Chamber

Not-for-Profit, Membership-Driven

The Genesee County Chamber of Commerce is a private, not-for-profit, membership-driven organization that brings together representatives from throughout the county to promote a vibrant local economy.

Local Business Support

Our membership consists of businesses and organizations from all facets of our local community. With nearly 500 business members, The Chamber leads in the pursuit of creating an environment for business success in Genesee County. This success ultimately aims to improve the quality of life for the citizens of Genesee County.

We Promote Local Business

We promote the local business community of Genesee County NY through a variety of outlets including print, radio, online & social media.

We Support Local Business

We keep the local business community educated and up-to-date with subject expert-led workshops, webinars, and in-person trainings.  We also advocate on their behalf.

We Connect Local Business

We coordinate various networking and special events to encourage the connection of our local business members.

We have an award-winning Tourism Department

The Chamber is the Tourism Promotion Agency for Genesee County and operates the Genesee County Visitor Center.

Your Dream. Our Mission.

We Believe In Local Business in Genesee County

The ultimate goal of The Chamber is to further the interests of the local business community in Genesee County, in-turn creating a better community for all of us to live.

meet our amazing team

The Faces Behind our Success

We Couldn’t Do It Without Them

Brian Cousins


Kelly Bermingham

Director of Member Relations & Special Events

Kelly Rapone

Tourism Marketing Director

Rebecka Preedom

Director of Operations

Katy Hobbs

Membership and Marketing Director

Our Board of Directors

A Team of Genesee County, NY Business People

2024 Executive Committee

2024 Directors

Jeremy Liles (Chair)

Oliver’s Candies

Peggy Weissend (Chair Elect)

Visiting Nursing Association of WNY

Kristina Raffa (Secretary)

Nortera Foods, Inc.

Mark Brooks (Treasurer)

Tompkins Community Bank

John Whiting (Immediate Past Chair)

Whiting Law Firm


Michael BattagliaFinancial Advisor, Prudential

Chris Devay – Terry Hills Golf Course & Banquet Facility

Daniel Fischer – WBTA Radio 1490

Paul Gister – National Grid

Dan Ireland – Rochester Regional Health/United Memorial Medical Center

Justin Kipfer – Six Flags Darien Lake

Barbara O’Rourke – Batavia Downs Gaming and Hotel

Chad KlotzbachGenesee County Legislative Liaison

Patrick McGee – Byron-Bergen Central School District

Megan Palone – Oliver’s Candies

Jocelyn Sikorski – Cornell Cooperative Extension

Richard Sutherland – Genesee/Finger Lakes Regional Planning Council