September 2018
Summer Recap
As per usual, the Chamber had a lot of fun this summer! We launched a new weekly video update, #GearUpCayuga, on Facebook. Every week Amy and Jess are out and about providing information, updates, and plenty of laughs, so don't miss out!
This summer we also enjoyed a beautiful day of golf at the 25th Annual Chamber Cup Golf Tournament, kicked off Chamber Networking Nights at Falcon Park with the Auburn Doubledays, and another awesome Clambake at Yawgerbrook. We also helped to celebrate new and renovated businesses at numerous ribbon cuttings, including Chamber members FIERCE with Love, Holiday Inn Auburn,   Auburn Medical Supply, and Next Chapter Brewpub.
Looking Forward to Fall
Many of us associate September with the start of a new school year, and the Chamber is no different... Leadership Cayuga starts this Friday, so I'd like to extend a big "welcome" to the new class. We're excited to have all of you as part of the LC and Chamber Family!
Our main fall event is the 109th Annual Dinner on October 17. This is the most anticipated event of the year and always has great attendance. This year's theme is Spotlight Cayuga and will highlight performing arts and unique stages in Cayuga County. Performing arts are a part of what makes our community vibrant and play a key role in both tourism and quality of life, so we are excited to "spotlight" the sector at this year's Dinner. Registration is open now. Come join us and 300+ of your closest Chamber friends!
In the meantime, we have plenty of other networking and educational opportunities to hold you over!
-Tracy Verrier
Executive Director 
Cayuga County Chamber of Commerce 
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  Member News:
Do you know a motivated kid between the ages of 11-18? LOCATE Finger Lakes is proud to launch the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) to ignite the spirit of entrepreneurship in kids across the Finger Lakes region. LOCATE Finger Lakes will launch two YEA! chapters in the Finger Lakes region to be held at both
Cayuga Community College and Finger Lakes Community College.  Selected applicants will be taught the "magic formula" on how to come up with a great idea, pitch to investors, get real funding and launch a real business or non-profit in less than 100 hours!  READ MORE 
SCORE's Simple Steps for Starting Your Business Returning "Simple Steps for Starting Your Business" presented by the Auburn SCORE Chapter will return to 2 State Street beginning Monday, September 17. The first session is free with the following four sessions costing only $40 and covering everything from concepts, marketing plan, financials, and funding.  Register online for the series, test your business idea, and get started making the right business decisions.  
On August 12th the 41st Great Race took place at Emerson Park, over 350 teams competed in the run, bike and paddle triathlon. Did you participate? If so go and get your race results.
Thank you to the sponsors and to the numerous volunteers who help make this race safe and GREAT.
If you missed this year's race mark your calendars for Great Race 42, Sunday, August 11, 2019.

Daniel Cuddy and Rose McIntosh attended CONNECT2018, HD Vest's annual national conference. HD Vest Investment Services┬«, the leading independent broker-dealer empowering holistic wealth management-based investment services, hosted more than 1,200 advisors, exhibitors, and other partners as part of CONNECT2018, which took place in New Orleans, from June 25 - 28, and highlighted HD Vest's unique focus on supporting independent Advisors who integrate tax solutions with financial services. 

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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
  • Organization
  • Job Title
  • Whether the position is full-time, part-time, or seasonal
  • Link to full position details

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