This is our final blog post.  Going forward, we have opted to disseminate our Tourism Industry news to our industry partners via an e-newsletter.  If you are interested in adding your name to the list to start receiving this e-newsletter, please email Karen Huefner at



The Lower Niagara River Region Chamber invites everyone to join it’s first Golf Tournament on Monday, September 28, 2009, taking place at the Niagara Frontier Country Club.

A portion of the proceeds to benefit Relay for Life Foundation.

See the attached flyer for more information.

Last weekend we hosted the Garden Editor for Martha Stewart Living Magazine. Read her glowing review of Buffalo and her gushing over Garden Walk.

Say-Cheese-Buffalo-logoLet the world see Buffalo through your eyes by capturing the city’s people, places and things with your camera and submitting them to the “Say Cheese, Buffalo!” photo contest. The contest was created by the Buffalo Niagara Convention & Visitors Bureau to capture the essence and beautiful sights of the Buffalo Niagara region. If you love Buffalo and like taking pictures, then this is the contest for you.

“We are always looking for fresh images to sell Buffalo to the world. Who better to help us than our own residents? By recruiting local ambassadors we are actively getting them involved in helping market Buffalo with their creative images,” said Drew Cerza, interim president of the Buffalo Niagara Convention & Visitors Bureau.

“Say Cheese, Buffalo!” is open to photographers of all ages. It’s is an on-going contest that has four periods of entry that correlate with the change of season. Each of the four periods will have a 1st place $100 prize that will be given to the photographer who can best capture the beauty of the Buffalo Niagara region.

Each photo submitted has the chance to be used in various CVB publications and on its website, to promote the area as a fun and exciting place for out-of-town visitors and locals. Judging will take place shortly after the ending date of each contest period.

Contest dates run from July 1, 2009 – September 30, 2009 (summer), October 1, 2009 – December 31, 2009 (autumn), January 1, 2010 – March 31, 2010 (winter) and April 1, 2010 – June 30, 2010 (spring).

Dust off your tripods and use your imagination to help capture the beauty of the region to let others know how wonderful the Buffalo Niagara area is. For more information about the contest visit and look for the “Say Cheese, Buffalo!” logo.

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