Chamber Info

Gowanda Area
Chamber of Commerce

15 South Water Street
PO Box 45
Gowanda, NY 14070


Gowanda Area Living

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Welcome to the “Beautiful Valley Among the Hills”

Current Announcements

Rediscover Gowanda

Train Rides for Rediscover Gowanda Festival

May 20, 2017

Gowanda Train Station

50 Commercial Street, Gowanda, NY

New York & Lake Erie Railroad and Love, INC. will offer two scheduled train trips ( 2 1⁄4 hour round trip ) to the Village of South Dayton’s beautifully restored Erie Railroad Depot on Saturday, May 20th, 2017 as part of the many festivities planned for the Rediscover Gowanda Weekend.

Train Departs Gowanda - 1:00 pm & 3:30 pm

1st Annual Bike Blessing

May 21, 2017

Gowanda Assembly of God

78 Allen Street, Gowanda, NY

11:45 - Lunch

12:30 - Blessing

Draft agenda for 2017

May 19th - May 21st

Rediscover Gowanda 2017 - Draft Agenda

Chamber monthly meeting

Below you will find the minutes from the GACC:

Welcome to new/rejoined Chamber businesses!

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Welcome to the following new businesses:
  • Can Do Redemption
  • Gowanda Fitness
  • Gowanda Village Laundromat
  • Grudzien Agency
  • ZJoe's Auto Detailing
  • Gowanda Eye Care
  • Maple Glen Sugar House
  • Palm Gardens Lounge & Motel
  • Al Schaefer Cars
  • BCS Kuts
  • Charlie's Place
  • Gowanda Moose
  • Gowanda Press
  • Gowanda Rehabilitation & Nursing Center
  • Jesse's Home & Gifts
  • Red's Dogs & Cones
  • Robert's Barber Shop
  • Stockwell Auto Care
  • Zoar Valley Gifts & More

Annual Dues

If you are a member of the Gowanda Area Chamber of Commerce and would like to continue your membership, annual dues are now being accepted. If you would like to become a member of the chamber, please contact the chamber for more information at

Gowanda Facts & Figures

Gowanda is a village in New York in the United States and lies partly in Erie County and partly in Cattaraugus County. The population was 2,842 at the 2000 census. The name is a local native term meaning "almost surrounded by hills" or "beautiful place among the hills. The Village of Gowanda is partly in the Town of Collins in Erie County and the Town of Persia in Cattaraugus County.

Communities and locations in Gowanda

Change Hu Park – A memorial park dedicated to the late Dr. Ronald Chang who was influential in the town's planning and building process.

Gowanda Correctional Facility – A NYS Medium Security prison located right next to Collins Correctional Facility

Riverside Park – located along the Cattaraugus Creek in the heart of Gowanda which was revitialized into a historic park area.

Zoar Valley – A scenic valley formed by Cattaraugus Creek. Located in Gowanda, Zoar Valley features over 2,000 acres (8.1 km2) of wilderness, hiking trails and waterfalls.

Featured in AAA's travel guide, Gowanda features the Hollywood Happening. Attendance of the 2008 Hollywood Happening was estimated to be around 22,000 people for the entire weekend.

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