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TeamSave Buffalo to Expand, Bring Discount Deals to Rochester Area

TeamSave Buffalo, the popular new collective buying website that allows Western New Yorkers to receive substantial discounts on goods, services and events from hundreds of Buffalo area businesses, is expanding into the Rochester marketplace!

Amherst Chamber to Host Networking Night

AMHERST, NY- On November 16, 2010 the Amherst Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with Kitchen World, will host a Business After Hours event from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm.  The evening of networking will be held at Kitchen World, located at 7370 Transit Road in Williamsville.

Kitchen World is a provider of both kitchen products and designs. They have over 50 kitchen displays on site in their showroom. With an expert design staff that provides customers with 3D computer renderings, free estimates and delivery, and in-home installation, Kitchen World strives to help their customers create the kitchen of their dreams.

How to Make Your Car Last Forever: Auto Q&A with Tom Torbjornsen

Dear Tom,

I own a 2006 F250 4x4 Ex Cab with a 6.0 L Diesel. What are your thoughts on the chip tuners such as Bully Dog and Super Chips? Are they worth the investment?
Douglas from Tornado, WV


Amherst Chamber to Host Workshop on Crisis Communication Tips & Techniques

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce and special guest Stephen Bell of Eric Mower & Associates will present the informative workshop “Crisis Management and Social Media” on Friday, November 12, 2010 at the Amherst Chamber of Commerce, 350 Essjay Rd., Suite 200 in Williamsville.  Registration will start at 8:15 am and the workshop will begin promptly at 8:30 am.

“Crisis Management and Social Media” is the fifth presentation in the Chamber’s fall series of educational workshops.  Bell will provide an overview of why every business should have crisis management training and a crisis plan.  A carefully and successfully built reputation can crumble overnight from forces completely out of your control.  Bell will explain what you can do about it and how a crisis that brings your business to a standstill can be an opportunity for leadership and growth.  Attendees will also learn from Bell how social media tools can be used to your benefit in any situation.&n

How to Make Your Car Last Forever: Auto Q&A with Tom Torbjornsen

Dear Tom,

I own a ’02 Ford Focus that came with one key when I bought it (used). When I went to get a second key made I was told that they couldn't make a key for it because it had a “transponder” and I would need to get one from a dealer. This is expensive! Is this absolutely necessary or is there another way to get a key?

Jan from Eagle, CO

Local Powerlifter is Training Other Athletes to Win

In his early teens, Steve Helmicki considered himself a bit of an undersized football player, which led him to begin training in his parents’ attic with a DP vinyl and sand weight set and a Bill Grant fitness manual. While countless other young athletes might have a similar story to tell, very few — if any — have ever taken it quite as far as Helmicki.

His passion for fitness and weightlifting would eventually lead him to national and world powerlifting titles and even some world records. In fact, he’s built a weightlifting resume that goes beyond being impressive. Statistically, he is among the all-time greats in a sport that doesn’t get a tremendous amount of exposure. If it did, he’d almost certainly be a household name by now.   

Amherst Applebee's Restaurant to Serve Free Meals to Kids on Halloween

Before the trick-or-treating begins, the Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar restaurant in Amherst, NY invites kids 10 and under to put on their costumes and enjoy a free meal on Halloween, Sunday, October 31.

On Halloween only, children can choose one free entrée from the following options on the Kids Menu:

  • Chicken Fingers
  • Mini Cheeseburger
  • Grilled Cheese Sandwich
  • Kraft®  Macaroni & Cheese
  • Fried Shrimp
  • Hot Dog

The meal also includes a choice of side dish and soft drink or juice.