June 2018
Spring and Summer always bring fabulous events for the Chamber! Here's a brief recap of the last couple of months:
First and foremost, many of our members came together to celebrate the achievements and contributions of our colleagues at the Annual Chamber Awards Luncheon. All of the awardees contribute to our county in different and important ways, and make this a great place to live, work and play. We were honored to recognize the following individuals and organizations:
  • Phyllis Goldman Award: Cynthia Bouley of Aversa Agency, Inc.
  • Terri Bridenbecker Young Professional Award: Alex Schloop of Inns of Aurora
  • Community Leadership Award: Stephanie DeVito of Auburn Downtown BID
  • Small Business Less Than 5 Years: King's Auto Supply, accepted by Chris King
  • Small Business 5+ Years: 1840 Dulles Inn, accepted by Elizabeth Koenig
  • Business Leader Award: Two Plus Four Management, accepted by Sue Kimmel
  • Non-Profit of the Year Award: Cayuga County Habitat for Humanity, accepted by Kip Coerper
We've also had some great networking events this spring. In March, we spent an evening at Auburn Discount Liquor enjoying wine tasting and had lunch at Tompkins Trust on North Street. Then in April we visited del Lago Resort & Casino with our friends from the Skaneateles Chamber, where there was plenty of good food and company to go around. May brought us to back to the Chamber to have lunch with Premier Payroll, then to the Hilton Garden Inn for a Business After Five. These events offer the opportunity to get to know other members and building face to face relationships with people in our community. If you haven't been, try one out! We'll be at a Double Days game on June 26 for the kickoff of Networking Nights, which will be happening at every Tuesday and Wednesday night game this season. These nights will allow you to network with other Chamber members, as well as meet members of the Seneca County Chamber. Just use the promo code "Networking" for discounted tickets on those nights.
Leadership Cayuga wrapped up the program year with fantastic class project presentations and graduation. Congratulations to the Class of 2018 for your accomplishments thus far, and we look forward to seeing what you'll do next! Applications for the Class of 2019 are being accepted now, so don't wait to get signed up!
And there's more where that came from! Keep an eye out for our weekly emails about upcoming events. The Clam Bake is coming up on August 16, which will be at Yawger Brook again this year. We're looking forward to all awesome FOOD, so don't miss out. Registration will be opening soon.
-Tracy Verrier
Executive Director 
Cayuga County Chamber of Commerce 
In This Issue
Leadership Cayuga
Member News:
Upcoming Events
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Leadership Cayuga  
Congratulations to Leadership Cayuga  
Class of 2018!

  Member News:
 is designed to educate anyone that interacts with our visitors about Cayuga County's unique tourism assets as well as sales, customer service and diversity training.  The goal is to give our travel industry partners the knowledge they need to become strategic marketing partners and drive tourism growth for Cayuga County. There is no fee to enroll in the program.
The Cayuga Community College Alumni Association announces two upcoming trips that are open to the public.
A day bus trip to Yankee Stadium is scheduled for Saturday, August 18 to watch a 1:00 pm game between the Yankees and the Toronto Blue Jays. The cost of the trip, including transportation and your game ticket, is $125. The Yankees will hold a 1998 World Series Champions 20th Anniversary Celebration just prior to the game.
A visit to Gettysburg Battlefield National Military Park is scheduled for Friday, September 14 to Sunday, September 16. The tour, which requires the ability to cover long distances walking, will be guided by local Gettysburg expert and Cayuga Community College Professor John Lamphere...   READ MORE 

For more than 160 years, the YMCA has nurtured potential and united communities across America to create lasting, meaningful change. Everything the Y does is in service of building a better us. One of the most effective ways to accomplish this is to teach youth, teens, and adults to swim, so they can stay safe around water and learn the skills they need to make swimming a lifelong pursuit for staying healthy. 
The next session of swim classes begin the week of  June 25.   Two Locations to choose from : Auburn YMCA and Casey Park Pool.   SWIM FREE ... Thanks to the generosity of our members & their support of our Annual Support Campaign, we are able to offer seven year olds FREE SWIM LESSONS at the Y. If a child is seven years old during any portion of the swim session, then that child is eligible to participate in swim lesson for FREE!    READ MORE 

Cayuga County celebrates the opening of a new business in Weedsport!  Fierce...with Love Lingerie Boutique has partnered with progressive, sustainably sourced designers and stock a wide variety of undergarments and sizes. FIERCE...with Love offers artfully designed and ethically sourced lingerie, bridal wear, and robes for everyday and special occasions. We also stock maternity and nursing bras and Teen & 'Tween undergarments. We hope to empower, embrace, and celebrate the creators of our products as well as those who wear them. We want every woman who walks through our doors to believe she is FIERCE, she can tackle anything she puts her mind to...with Love and acceptance for herself and others. A portion of the products sold in our boutique have been exclusively made for FIERCE...with Love.  READ MORE

Upcoming Events
*Look to your weekly email for more information
June 15
Ribbon Cutting: Fierce...with Love
June 26
Business After Five: Auburn Doubledays
July 6
Art in Public Places - Opening
July 12
Ribbon Cutting/Grand Re-Opening: Holiday Inn
August 16
Chamber Clambake
The Chamber Foundation
Did you know?

The Cayuga County Chamber of Commerce Foundation is the 501(c)3 arm of the Chamber!
The Foundation was created in 1993, and it's
mission is:

"To develop and promote financial support mechanisms that sustain the Cayuga County Chamber of Commerce's educational, charitable and leadership training programs, and support the Chamber's initiatives to enhance the quality of life and workplace in Cayuga County."

These career opportunities are provided to the Cayuga County Chamber of Commerce by our members.  Please contact the individual listed with each description if you should have any questions about the position.
Chamber Members! Do you have a job opening you would like posted here? Email us the link to your online listing, and we will share it here!
Job listings are a free Member benefit.

If you have a job opening and would like the Chamber to post it on our website, please e-mail the following information to
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  • Job Title
  • Whether the position is full-time, part-time, or seasonal
  • Link to full position details

The Chamber's mission is to advocate as the voice of the business community, provide value-added services to our members, and facilitate collaboration that supports economic development for the greater good of Cayuga County.

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