Amherst Chamber and Daemen to Host “Emerging Business Leaders” Symposium 

By | March 29, 2022

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Daemen University to hold the 2022 Emerging Business Leaders Spring Symposium on campus April 1, which will provide faculty the opportunity to share their expertise and network with the broader community.

Greg Nayor

The symposium is part of the chamber’s Emerging Business Leaders Leadership Program, which consists of monthly classes to provide workplace tools related to team management, time management, conflict resolution, and more.

“As the premier private university in Western New York, Daemen is always striving to provide opportunities for professionals to further their education,” said Greg Nayor, senior vice president for strategic initiatives at the university. “Partnering with the Amherst Chamber and the Emerging Business Leaders Program seemed to be a perfect fit as we continue our strong relationship.”

Presentations will include:

  • “Building Your Personal Brand,” with Dan Shanahan, assistant professor and director of the entrepreneurship program, from 11:15 a.m. – noon; 
  • “Behavioral Sciences in the Workplace,” with Vicki Madaus Knapp, assistant professor and chair of behavioral science, from 1:05-1:50 p.m.;
  • “Inclusive Leadership: Embedding Belongingness into Culture,” with Christina Coyle-Lenz, director of the Leadership & Innovation Program, from 1:55-2:40 p.m.

    Christina Coyle-Lenz

“Attendees will not only get to network with each other and professionals from Daemen, but they will also get to participate in workshops taught by experts from the university’s graduate programs,” said Nayor.

He added, “Participants will receive some great professional development and may even become inspired to start or continue a graduate degree. Daemen is pleased to offer a special negotiated tuition rate for Amherst Chamber members which should hopefully make graduate education and career advancement even more attainable than before.” 

To register, visit The registration fee for chamber members is $10, and $20 for non-chamber members. For more information, contact Maureen Girven at