By Joe Kirchmyer

Not that I want summer to be over (far from it), but I do want to tell you about two major events sponsored by the West Seneca Chamber of Commerce that you’ll want to add to your September calendar.

The Taste of West Seneca and West Seneca PBA Car Show will take place on Sunday, Sept. 2. This truly is an event that the entire family can enjoy. This year, the outing will feature three main attractions:

• The PBA Car Show will feature an incredible array of two- and four-wheel vehicles parked on the grass adjacent to and in front of West Seneca Town Hall and on Union Road north of Main Street, which will be closed to traffic.

• Sponsored by the Chamber, the Taste of West Seneca will feature approximately a dozen West Seneca restaurants selling taste-size portions of some of their most popular culinary offerings. Food tickets are just $1 each and will be available for purchase at both ends of the Taste area along Union Road. Other Chamber members will also participate by hosting non-food vendor tables. Be sure to visit for information and other surprises!

• This year’s event will also feature music with the addition of the popular local band Boys of Summer! The band will appear on a stage on Union Road. Many thanks to the West Seneca Civic & Patriotic Committee and the West Seneca Lions Club for funding the musical entertainment.

Event hours are noon to 5 p.m. Please bring your appetite and some friends and enjoy a great time in the heart of West Seneca!

And on Monday, Sept. 17, the Chamber will hold its 28th annual golf tournament. This event is our largest annual fundraiser and will be held at the Springville Country Club. For golfers, it will be a rare opportunity to play one of Western New York’s top courses, and for sponsors and donors, an opportunity to get your name in front of a large audience.

The cost of $125 per golfer includes 18 holes of golf (shamble format at noon), cart, lunch, clam stand at the turn, pizza on the course, buffet-style dinner, one-hour Happy Hour and a gift. Foursomes are encouraged. Please note that you do not have to be a Chamber member to participate!

Numerous sponsorship levels are available and are important for the success of the outing and future Chamber programs. For those individuals, companies and organizations who cannot sponsor or golf, please note that the Chamber is also accepting prize donations (minimum value of $25) such as gift cards and gift certificates. Silent auction items of any value are also needed. All donors will receive recognition on the Chamber’s social media platforms.

If you would like to register to golf or if you can support the golf tournament as a sponsor or donor, please call the Chamber office at 674-4900. 

Being a member of the West Seneca Chamber of Commerce is inexpensive and has several advantages. And, it gives you an opportunity to become part of positive change in the Town of West Seneca. For more information, please give me a call at the office or send me an email at jkirchmyer@verizon.net. Thank you for your support and consideration!

Joe Kirchmyer is executive director of the West Seneca Chamber of Commerce.