Chamber Info

Gowanda Area
Chamber of Commerce

27 West Main Street
Gowanda, NY 14070


Gowanda Area Living

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Welcome to the “Beautiful Valley Among the Hills”


Chamber monthly meeting

Due to flooding in the village yesterday, the chamber monthly meeting scheduled for today (May 14, 2014) at 4PM is being cancelled.  Should you have comments or questions, please email the chamber at


Below you will find the minutes from the GACC:

March Minutes


Welcome New Member!


The Chamber is honoring the following at the 2014 Spirit of Gowanda dinner being held Saturday, April 5, 2014 at the Gowanda Moose:  Designer Pools – Business; Nick Hodak – Serivce; Kelsey Delpriore, Alexis Sager and Megan Stang – Excellence in Youth.

Reservations are requested by Friday, March 28, 2014 – $30 per person – available at the Gowanda News, via email to the Chamber at or from any board member.

New Chamber Member:

We would like to welcome our latest member to the Gowanda Area Chamber of Commerce, Seneca Nation of Indians.

The Seneca Naiton of Indians is located at 12837 Route 438, Irving, NY 14081 and 90 Ohi:yo Way, Salamanca, NY 14779.  Contact number is 716-532-4900, fax 716-532-5443.  Penny Kerr, Marketing & Tourism Development Coordinator, is the contact for Seneca Transit System offering Monday – Friday round-trip transportation from Irving to Steamburg.  Web site info:

Welcome  Seneca Nation of Indians!

New E-mail Address

PLEASE NOTE:  The Gowanda Area Chamber of Commerce’s e-mail address has been changed to 

Please update your address books!  Thank you!

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

Chang Hu Park – A memorial park dedicated to the late Dr. Chang Hu 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.