2017 was another banner year for the Cayuga County Chamber of Commerce. There has been so much to celebrate that we even themed this year's annual dinner "Celebrate Cayuga". This past year, we created and revived numerous programs. We kicked off the year with our first ever Restaurant Week, which was a huge success (mark your calendars for Restaurant Week 2018: January 20-27). We reinvigorated our educational offerings with a new seminar series, and restarted our Advocacy Committee. We also refreshed a couple of our annual events by making some adjustments, such as combining the Phyllis Goldman Award presentation into the Annual Awards Luncheon. These adjustments really helped to create new energy.
In 2018, we will continue these efforts and continue to find new ways to provide value to our members and community. We will focus on rebuilding a Member-to-Member Discount program and collaborate with local and regional partners on advocacy and strategic initiatives. The Chamber Foundation will also be considering new ways to support the Chamber's charitable and educational programs in the year ahead. Please continue to keep an eye out for opportunities to provide input, and continue coming out to events and seminars. It's always nice to see you, and we truly enjoy bringing everyone together.
There are many people working behind the scenes to accomplish all of this, so I'd like to extend my sincerest gratitude to staff, board and committee members, ambassadors, sponsors, and volunteers. May you have and create another wonderful year!
Cayuga County Chamber of Commerce