The Gates-Chili Chamber of Commerce will hold its 2016 kickoff meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 19 at the River’s Edge Party House, 31 Paul Road, Chili.

The guest speakers for the luncheon event are Todd Baxter, executive director of the Veterans Outreach Center, and Laura Stradley, director of the Monroe County Veterans Service Agency. This special lunch is for the “Hire a Vet” series, where Baxter and Stradley will talk about how local businesses can best support and work with veterans.

Tickets for the luncheon are $20 for chamber members and Veterans Business Council members and $25 for nonmembers and can be purchased at For more information about the event, contact Francesca Iraci at