By being a member, you are contributing to the purpose of the Alden Chamber of Commerce. Membership provides the opportunity to participate in the activities related to the objectives of the Chamber. It also entitles a member to subscribe to group health insurance at reduced rates. Members may be represented by designated employees at any Chamber function. Click below to see the many benefits you can expect from your Chamber membership.
The fun at Darien Lake Theme Park starts soon, so start planning for your visit now. Again this year the Chamber is selling Good-any-day tickets. The cost is $ 35.00 for members and $39.00 for non-members, tax included. These tickets are valid all season for both Darien Lake Theme Park and Splashtown Water Park at Darien Lake. Plus by buying Good-any-day tickets you will save the cost of parking by showing your ticket at the parking entrance. You get to the fun faster because tickets bought ahead of time means no waiting in ticket lines at the main gate. Children under 2 years of age enter free.
New this year - Rowdy's Ridge, a new and improved kids area with three new family rides.
Better yet, on the day that you visit, present the Darien Lake Good-any-day ticket at Guest Relations to upgrade to a season pass for only an additional $34.99.
Fun Wow! Fantasy Island all-day-any-day tickets are now available at the Chamber office too. Tickets sell for $18 for members and $20 for non-members, tax included.
Regular Chamber office hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm only. Closed on Wednesday. No weekend sales. Call the office at 716 937-6177 before you come to check on availability or for further information.Alden Chamber Partners with Staples
The Alden Chamber is proud to announce an opportunity for members to realize significant savings on office supplies, office equipment, janitorial supplies, custom printing and technology purchases. Our program, designed by Staples, allows members to place orders online. Pricing discounts are based on items and quantity ordered. Frequently purchased items are listed for quick reference on your account profile for ease of ordering. Each order is invoiced and shipped to the account address.
For information, please contact the Chamber office at 937-6177. Catalogs are available
If you are ready to register your business and take advantage of the savings, click here
As a member of the Alden Chamber of Commerce, you will be eligible to participate in the exciting new benefit being offered through Suburban Solutions Center located at 350 Essjay Road in Amherst.
The Suburban Solutions Center is an ‘Incuvator' which is a combination of the concept of innovation and incubator. The site will offer state of the art technology, meeting and training space, business advice and support, and professional resources.
Business start ups and existing businesses will be able to access funding sources, training agencies, legal aid, financial and accounting support, mentoring and governmental service assistance through existing agencies. Suburban Solutions Center will liaison between the agency and you.
Each member may utilize up to 20 hours per year in the resource library free of charge, with additional hours assessed at a $20 per hour fee, with a minimum of four hours.
The meeting space is available to each member on a first come-first serve basis and is free of charge for the first 2 hours a year. A fee is assessed for additional hours, with a minimum of four hours.
Seminar and training programs will be offered at little or no cost. Funding is acquired through grants and other foundations. A schedule of topics will be announced by the Chamber.
Networking opportunities will also be hosted at the site to further your business growth and development.
For more information, please call the Chamber office at 937-6177.
Membership dues support the community activities of the Alden Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber fiscal year begins May 1.To Join
Obtain a membership application from the office of the secretary or download the form from the link on the home page.
Phone: (716) 937-6177
Chamber businesses with Websites and/or E-mail accounts can be linked to the Chamber site – free of charge. Sponsorship ads are available at a reasonable cost and are featured on the home page and all successive pages. Space is limited. Please call the Chamber office, 716-937-6177, if you would like more information.Gift Certificate Program
Our Gift Certificate program is designed to attract consumers into local businesses & services. Only Chamber businesses can participate. This program is free to participating businesses and is promoted with flyers at the time of sale and in the media.Member 2 Member Discount Savings Program
Chamber members have a unique opportunity to offer fellow Chamber members a discount on their service or merchandise as an incentive to attract new customers and increase their business visibility. Each Chamber newsletter will advertise your business and your exclusive Chamber members discount. You decide what you wish to offer and how your offer will be presented. You may also want to include employees in the offer. It's easy to enroll in the Member 2 Member Savings Program by calling the Chamber office at 716-937-6177. More information and the form for describing your offer/discount will be mailed or faxed to you to complete and return. It's a simple, positive and effective way to draw attention to your business.Networking Opportunities
Chamber meetings are open to all members and offer a forum to share concerns and needs, as well as to meet other local business people. Board meetings are held at 4:00 pm the third Thursday of every month.Advertising
Chamber member businesses are regularly featured in the Alden Chamber's monthly Newsletter. We also sponsor ads in the Alden Advertiser and run inserts for the Gift Certificate program. Special Events and Annual Awards also increase visibility of Chamber members.A Voice in Community Affairs
The Chamber answers calls from elected officials, media and service providers. We also represent members at Village, Town and School Board meetings. We participate in the WNY Chamber Alliance regarding issues of broader interest.Group Insurance
Our group health insurance policies are offered at group rates to all active business members. We can accept applications only from persons whose primary residence is in one of the eight area counties of Western New York (Erie, Niagara, Orleans, Genesee, Wyoming, Allegheny, Cattaraugus, and Chautauqua). Note: Applications must be submitted at least six weeks prior to the effective date you have chosen. Failure to meet this requirement will result in coverage beginning one month later.
We offer eight plans through Univera Healthcare.
Insurance regulations and options are constantly changing. Through the Western New York Chamber Alliance, we are working to ensure regulators are developing cost-effective plans. With so many options, call the office (937-6177) to see which plans might be best for you.
Please stop by or call the office at 937-6177 to request an application and rate information.
Medicare Prescription Drug Credible Coverage Notice
Federal law requires that employers provide a notice to employees about their prescription drug coverage. This notice relates to the Medicare prescription drug benefits (under Part D of Medicare). Specifically, this annual notice must inform Medicare-eligible individuals whether their employer-provided prescription drug coverage is “creditable.” Coverage is considered creditable if its actuarial value equals or exceeds the actuarial value of standard prescription drug coverage under the Medicare prescription drug benefit. This information is important because Medicare Part D imposes late enrollment penalties for Medicare-eligible individuals who do not maintain “creditable coverage” for any period of 63 days or longer and this notice provides employees with the information they need to determine if their employer-provided coverage is adequate to allow them to avoid late enrollment penalties in the future.
Please click link below to download the Notices and read notes below for further clarification:
Alden Chamber of Commerce Partners with Liazon
Introducing real innovation in employee benefits
More Bright Choices® for 2012
Liazon Benefits Bright Choices Plans
For 2012, the Bright Choices® program continues to offer you several options to control your benefits costs and give you the best value available anywhere for benefits. Please review our Benefits Marketplace at a Glance, which shows all the plans and rates for this year. You will see that the program includes:
For current Bright Choices members:
Just like last year, you should use the online portal to enroll, and the Bright Choices technology has been enhanced to make it even easier for you to build the benefits package that's exactly right for you. If you do nothing, you will be enrolled into the same plan that you had chosen last year.
Paper enrollment forms and information are available from the Alden Chamber office or on the website at aldenny.org.
If you'd like to change plans or add coverages, your enrollment decisions are due by August 5 and take effect on September 1, 2011. If we don't hear from you by then, you will be enrolled in your existing plan at the new rate.
Still have questions? Liazon's Consumer Advocacy Team is standing by at 1-866-LIAZON1 (1-866-542-9661).
The Alden Chamber of Commerce is the best place for you to buy benefits. We are excited about the enhancements to this year's program and believe you will be too.
Link to Bright Choices Marketplace: http://content.liazonpartners.com/alden/alden-bright-choices.pdf
The Chamber also sponsors many events, including:
Alden State Bank
Cooke & Steffan
Elwood Jordans Insurance Agency
Neill & Strong, Attorneys