June 2017
The Cayuga County Chamber of Commerce has been busy! 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: Susan Riordan
  • Terri Bridenbecker Young Professional Award: Katy Vitale
  • Community Leadership Award: Jennifer Haines
  • Small Business Less Than 5 Years: Prison City Pub & Brewery
  • Small Business 5+ Years: COAST Physical Therapy
  • Business Leader Award: Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Non-Profit of the Year Award: Seymour Library
There were also some great networking events.
FLP Group hosted a fantastic Business at Noon, with a great lunch, amazing tour, personalized magazines, and awesome door prizes. Then we were at Cayuga Museum for a Business After Five showcasing their exhibit on the publishing industry in 19th century Auburn. Great food and fun was had by all, and perhaps a little learning, too! Then finally it was off to Owasco Yacht Club for a Business After Five. Despite a rainy day, it was great to spend some time at the lake, especially by the fireplace in the clubhouse. READ MORE


-Tracy Verrier

Executive Director 

Cayuga County Chamber of Commerce 


In This Issue
Leadership Cayuga
Upcoming Events
Members in the News:
Job Opportunities
Leadership Cayuga  

Congratulations to Leadership Cayuga
Class of 2017!

Alumni join new graduates to pose for a photo following the June 1st Graduation Luncheon at the Hilton Garden Inn

Now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 year.
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Upcoming Events
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Thursday, June 15     
Business After Five: Pepper's Discount Liquor

Monday, June 26      
Chamber Cup Golf Tournament

Wednesday, July 12
Educational Seminar - Internship

Tuesday, July 11 & Friday, July 21
CPR and AED Training

Thursday, August 17  
Chamber Clambake & Member Showcase

  Members in the News:
Arc of Sen eca Cayuga and the Seneca County Chamber of Commerce are sponsoring a public exhibition of 60 original digitally-crea ted works by artists with developmental disabilities. The community-based exhibition, called Banking for the Arts, will be held from June 12th through June 17th in the Waterloo and Seneca Fal
ls branch lobbies of Chemung Canal Trust Company, Community Bank, NA, Five Star Bank, Generations Bank, Lyons National Bank and Savannah Bank, NA. READ MORE 

This year marks the 200th anniversary of canal construction and exciting bicentennial events are on tap. You'll find boat tours, bike rides, festivals, music, and family-friendly activities throughout the year.  Also, you can find great places and experiences within the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor this summer using our new itineraries. They're perfectly suited for day or weekend trips!  READ MORE 

Recognizable names anchor the sixth season of The Pitch, The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival's new works series. Taking place July 12 through Aug. 11, the season will see different teams present their developing musicals at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, and 8 p.m. Fridays at The Cayuga Museum Carriage House Theater behind the museum, 203 Genesee St., Auburn.   The PiTCH offers audiences a very unique theatrical experience: the chance to witness and participate in the development of a brand new musical! READ MORE

Chemung Canal Trust Co. will be relocating its downtown Auburn  branch, but it won't be moving very far.  The bank is planning to move to the building next door at 110 Genesee St. - that's about 50 yards east of the company's current location. "We love being downtown but our current location is a giant space, far exceeding the amount of square footage needed to efficiently and effectively provide services to our customers," President and CEO Anders M. Tomson said in a press release. "When the opportunity became available to move next door we jumped at it. It's like the best of both worlds." 
The new branch is approximately 2,800 square feet, roughly one-third the size of its current space. Tomson said there will be no reduction in staffing and the bank does not anticipate any changes in office hours. READ MORE 
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