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

Spirit of Gowanda Awards Gala

April 22, 2017 at 6:00pm

Gowanda Historic Hollywood Theater

39 West Main Street, Gowanda, NY

2017 recipients:

Business - Valley Pharmacy & Medical Supplies, Inc.
Community Service - Ann Martindale
Excellence in Youth - Jack Van Wey

Tickets $30 - deadline 4/10/17.
Ads for the event - deadline 4/1/17 ( PDF form ).

Chamber monthly meeting

Below you will find the minutes from the GACC:

Welcome New Members!

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Welcome to the following new businesses:
  • 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

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.

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