Upcoming Events

The following events are wither sponsored by the Evans Brant Chamber of Commerce or are local events to promote happenings in our area. The Chamber would like to see all people within the Evans, Brant and surrounding towns and villages become involved in these events so that our community will continue to grow and prosper.

  • April 18 – Captain Kidds Season Opening. Happy hour and free pizza buffet at 6pm. www.mickeyrats.com
  • April 26 – Lake Erie Beach Volunteer Fire Company Open House. 9am-2pm. 9438 Lake Shore Road, Evans549-1122. www.lebvfc.com
  • May 8 – Chicken BBQ- Take-Out only 4-7 Benefits the Boys and Girls Club of Lakeshore www.lsbgclub.wordpress.com
  • May 9 – Family Fun Luau Night (details to come) Benefits the Boys and Girls Club of Lakeshore www.lsbgclub.wordpress.com
  • May 15 – Pizza Hut gives back- go to Pizza Hut with our special flier and the Club will receive 20% of all orders that night! Benefits the Boys and Girls Club of Lakeshore www.lsbgclub.wordpress.com

Evans Brant Chamber of Commerce Annual President’s Dinner

The Evans Brant Chamber of Commerce held their annual President’s Award & Recognition Dinner on March 8, 2014. The event was held at the Evans Center Fire Hall in Angola. The following business were recognized: 2013 Large Business of the Year- Evans Ace Hardware; 2013 Small Business of the Year- Bella Terra Greenhouse; 2013 Not-for-Profit of the Year- Lake Shore Federal Credit Union; 2013 Emerging Businesses- Nell’s Bookery, Angola Games & Hobby, Volatile Vapors.

The Chamber set a precedent this year in recognizing three individuals for their outstanding efforts to our community.

Jill Gugino-Redman was the recipient of the Humanitarian Award.

Robert Catalino, Sr was recognized for the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Mary Jayne Ginnitti was honored as the 2013 Citizen of the Year.

The event was very well attended. Chamber member Scallywags Grub & Spirits was the caterer and Chamber member Bonnie Militello (Bonnie’s Photo Imagery) provided the photography. Once again, Jeff Connors was outstanding in his role as emcee.

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Letter from the President

BobWelcome everyone to our April 2014 newsletter. With the long, cold winter finally behind us (let’s hope so!), we are setting our sights on upcoming Chamber events and activities in our community. We are in the process of sending out renewal notices for 2014 for Chamber members. Some of you have asked, “What do I get with my membership?” Members get the following incentives: a link on the Chamber website, cross promotion via the Chamber Facebook page, business spotlight in the Chamber newsletter as well as advertisement at no cost in the newsletter. In addition, The Chamber initiated a program last year to spotlight area businesses and organizations. We sponsor every month or so a ‘member-hosted’ meeting where business owners invite people to their place of business to tour their facility and give a presentation about what they do or what they have to offer. We also do this to promote area events, celebrations, etc. Often we combine these with an official ribbon-cutting and assist the business owner in coordinating an Open House to attract people in the community to their location. If your business is interested in participating in such an event in 2014, please contact the Chamber office @ 549-3221 or you can call me directly @ 481-0186.

The Evans Brant Chamber of Commerce has adopted the following new Mission Statement: “Our Mission is to promote positive collaboration between businesses and individuals to encourage economic growth and cooperation within our community, making our small towns a phenomenal place to live and work.” Our goal is to give our Chamber members a “better bang for your buck.” Let me know if there is anything that the Chamber can do to assist in helping to make your business grow.

Finally, on a personal note, I wish to thank everyone in the area for their kind expression of thoughts and prayers for my wife during her sudden and unexpected illness. The outpouring of concern and well wishes have made both my family and I proud to be part of our community.

Respectfully,

Robert Biondi
President- Evans Brant Chamber of Commerce
Robertbiondi@gmail.com
716-481-0186