December 2016
As 2016 comes to an end, the Cayuga County Chamber of Commerce would like to thank all of its members and advocates for your continued support and efforts this past year. It was a year of change, and, as always, with that comes challenges. With your input and energy, however, we are ending the year with strong membership growth and many ideas for the new year.
Coming up in 2017 will be our very first Restaurant Week, during which Chamber Member restaurants and food establishments will be offering special deals and entertainment from January 23rd through 28th. This exciting new event will offer the perfect opportunity to fight cabin fever and support your fellow Chamber businesses. In 2017, we will also be reconsidering our educational programs, advocacy opportunities, and where the Chamber can add value for you. Chamber staff will be out and about asking for your opinions, and you may see a survey or two, but please don't hesitate to reach out to us as well. We want to hear what would be of use to your business, and how we can help your business succeed. So don't be strangers. Keep an eye on events, such as Business After Fives, the State of the City and County Luncheon, and the Annual Awards Luncheon coming up in the early months of 2017. We look forward to seeing and hearing from you, because, after all, we're here to serve you.

Tracy Verrier,
Executive Director  

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December 14
  5:00 - 7:00pm IGNITE Holiday
                            Party at Inns of Aurora

December 17  9:00 - 7:00pm Costco Shopping        
                             Event for Chamber Members

January 17  5:00 - 7:00pm  Business After Five:  
                                          Inn at The Finger Lakes

January 23 - 28  5:00 -9:00pm Restaurant Week

January 26  CEDA Economic Forecast Luncheon  

  Members in the News:
Costco Wholesale is inviting ALL Cayuga County Chamber members and their employees the opportunity to shop at a special event on Saturday, December 17.  From 9:00am to 7:00pm, show the linked invitation and your employee ID/pay stub at the membership desk to receive a  shopping pass for the day.  Enjoy special offers and exclusive coupons when you join Costco that day.  READ MORE

Beards ley Architects + Engineers has been selected by the AIA Central New York chapter to receive a 2016 design award in the residential category. The awards program recogniz es outstanding achievements in architecture for recently completed projects by architects and firms based in Central New York.  READ MORE 

The American College of Radiology recently announced that   Auburn Community Hospital's state-of-the-art MRI has been granted accreditation.   
Dr. David Waldman, chair
man of the U of R (URMC) Imaging 
Department, noted that " Most community hospitals use a smaller 1.5 Tesla magnet with their MRI systems. With ACH's 3-Tesla model, the images that radiologists get are of superior quality." READ MORE 

Chamber Members! If you have an upcoming event or would like to see your business news listed in the newsletter, email or call (315) 252-7291.  
Upcoming Educational Opportunities
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Tuesday, December 13, 2016    9:00 - 11:30 am

Wednesday, December 14, 2016   2:00 - 4:30 pm

Friday, December 16, 2016  
12:00 - 1:00 pm

There is no fee for this Foundation Center training workshop 

Audit Intern:  Cuddy & Ward LLP CPAs is looking for an audit intern for the upcoming busy season, starting January 3, 2016.  We are also looking for Summer Interns for the period from 6/1 - 8/15.  Intern will assist on Audit staff, approximately 20 hours per week. Primarily non profit and governmental audits.  Enrolled in Accounting Degree Program, 3rd year student or higher.  $15/hour
Staff Auditor:  Cuddy & Ward LLP CPAs is a growing accounting firm in Auburn New York. Our firm audits primarily Non Profit and Governmental Organizations. We are looking for a Full time Staff Auditor to start immediately. Candidate would be responsible for assisting the audit team with file set up, testing, and preparation of audit workpapers. Great opportunity to grow. No overnight travel.  Masters Degree in Accounting or Degree Candidate. CPA certification a plus.  Salary DOE. 

del Lago Resort and Casino

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