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5/9/2018 Chamber News
CCVB and Chamber Present Laugh Out Loud: A Sneak Peek Comedy Extravaganza

The Chautauqua County and Jamestown Community Chambers of Commerce are excited to be co-hosting a one-night only event in partnership with the Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau and the National Comedy Center.  Laugh Out Loud: a Sneak Peek Comedy Extravaganza will be held Thursday, June 7 at this brand new attraction at 211 West Second Street, Jamestown. 

This amazing evening will combine two events, giving guests the option of attending one, the other, or both.  The evening will begin at 5:00pm in the main entrance lobby with a Chamber Business After Hours, offering networking opportunities, appetizers, a cash bar, and tours of the National Comedy Center, featuring exhibits that have never been available to the public before. This event gives Chamber members a chance to mingle and will provide recognition for businesses that are new to the Chamber experience. A highlight of the evening, at 6:00pm, guests will be led on an exclusive tour of the National Comedy Center with a chance to see this exciting attraction before it opens to the public. At 7:00pm, seating will begin for the Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau Annual Dinner Meeting in the Train Station Rotunda.  A brief business meeting will be conducted, followed by a buffet dinner and remarks from National Comedy Center officials.  To cap off the evening, comedian Steven Rogers will leave dinner guests laughing! A New York City based comedian, he was named funniest clean comic at the Manhattan Comedy Festival, and has opened for national comedians like Rob Little, Rocky LaPorte, and Brian Regan.

The National Comedy Center is going to be a phenomenal, state of the art attraction and we are excited to be part of an event that will showcase it to our membership.  It’s a pleasure to work with the CCVB to combine our events and partner with the National Comedy Center to pull together an evening of entertainment.

CCVB Executive Director Andrew Nixon said, “The Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau is eager to work with the Chamber of Commerce and others in preparation for the imminent opening of the National Comedy Center in Jamestown, and we anticipate a great evening!”

Tom Benson, National Comedy Center Project Chairman added, "We are thrilled and proud to host this important event for our close long term partners, Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau, Chautauqua County and the Jamestown Chambers of Commerce.  We sincerely thank them for the strong support that we have received for many years that helped us to build a solid foundation for the development of the National Comedy Center and we look forward to working closely with them as we plan for the opening in August and for many, many years to come," he added.
The National Comedy Center is set to open during the annual Lucille Ball Comedy Festival August 1-5. The new 37,000 square foot, $50 million facility tells the story of comedy from its origins through the present, with more than 50 immersive, interactive exhibits.

The Chamber’s Business After Hours event is sponsored by Affinity One Federal Credit Union, AFLAC, Buffamante Whipple Buttafaro, David Snow State Farm Agency, DFT Communications, Infinity Resources, Jamestown Jammers, KeyBank, M & T Bank, OBSERVER, The Post-Journal, Shawbucks Press Room, UBS Financial Services, and Univera Healthcare Southern Tier.  

Space is limited for this spectacular evening, so make your reservations soon! The cost is $15 to attend the Chamber’s Business After Hours only, $35 to attend the CCVB Annual Dinner only, or attend both for a special price of just $45. Registration for both of these evening events is through the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce. You can call the Chamber at (716) 484-1101 or (716) 366-6200 or register online now.

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