September 2017

Many businesses and organizations are struggling to find the people they need to sustain and grow. The Chamber is working with the Cayuga Economic Development Agency and a number of community partners to do a workforce needs assessment so that we can help in creating and advocating for workforce solutions to meet our local needs. This comes in the form of a survey that will help us better understand what positions Cayuga County employers are having a hard time filling and providing training for.

The more information our taskforce gets, the better the outcomes will be for all.
-Tracy Verrier
Executive Director 
Cayuga County Chamber of Commerce 
As we approach a change in the season, this is a great opportunity to check in on what's happened over the summer and what to expect coming up in the fall.   
 Click Here to read a letter from Tracy Verrier, your Chamber of Commerce Executive Director.  
In This Issue
Leadership Cayuga
Ignite the Vote
Upcoming Events
Member News:
Job Opportunities
Leadership Cayuga  
The Class of 2018 is getting ready for a great year!
This will be the 28th class of Cayuga County's
current & future leaders!

All Alumni -
you are invited to greet the the newest class at a
Welcome Reception on Friday, September 15 from 5:00-6:00 at The Well @Wells College


Tuesday, October 10th 5:15pm - 8:00pm
Hilton Garden Inn, Auburn

The candidates running for Auburn City Council and County Legislature within the city limits will answer questions that IGNITE gathers from the general public via an anonymous survey.

Please submit your questions
The purpose of IGNITE the Vote is to get Cayuga County residents TO vote (IGNITE, Cayuga County's Young Professionals Group has no political affiliation).
Remember to Vote: Tuesday November 7th!
Upcoming Events
*Look to your weekly email for more details on each event

Thursday, September 14
Business After Five: The Schweinfurth Art Center

Thursday, September 28
Lunch & Learn: Generations Investment Services 

Wednesday, October 18
Chamber of Commerce 108th Annual Dinner

Thursday, November 16
Business After Five: Cosentino's Florist

Wednesday, December 6
Annual Holiday Party

 Member News:
In its fourt h year, the Auburn Film Seminar - now called Classics at the Carriage House- will give students an overview of classic and influential Hollywood Cinema from the late 1930s to the early 1960s.  This year, the film series will feature classic American films, International cinema, and an early-animated classic.  This program is a collaboration between the Cayuga Museum and Cayuga Community College.  Guests who are not enrolled in the class are always welcome. The class meets once a month, on the first Monday of each month, from September through May.  READ MORE


Through the Finger Lakes Community Arts Grants (FLCAG) program, grants from $500 to $5000 will be awarded for 2018 projects. Proposals will be accepted from artists and nonprofit organizations in from five counties, including Cayuga.  Open to musicians, visual and literary artists and more. Visit to learn m
ore about the program.  There is a seminar scheduled for Saturday, September 23 from  
10:00 -11:30 am at the Cayuga County
Chamber of Commerce.  FLCAG is a program of Auburn Public Theater.  
The CSCAA PURPLE TIE event is on Friday September 29 from 5:30-8:30pm at the Springside Inn.  This annual event supports CSCAA Domestic Violence Services.  The evening will feature food, cash bar, a signature cocktail, auctions, raffles and live music by The Rounds!  Guests are all encouraged to wear purple.  Read More & Register


Stretch those legs and sample some of the area's finest foods while raising funds to support the Auburn Education Foundation!
The second annual event will be held in Auburn on Saturday, October 21, 2017. 
Participating Venues:  
 A.T. Walley & Co., The Copper Pig BBQ & Taproom, Finger Lakes Art, Good Shepherd's Brewing Company, Mesa Grande Taqueria, Moondog's Lounge, Moro's Table, Parker's Grille & Tap House, Prison City Pub & Brewery, Thirsty Pug Tap Room & Bottle Shop, 3 Leaf Tea, Underground Bottle Shop, Wild's Eats and Sweets, Laurie's Li'l Popcorn Shoppe, and last stop Refinery Modern Fare at the Hilton Garden Inn for tastes, music, and prize drawings.  READ MORE and purchase your ticket

 Seymour Library is launching a new film streaming  
service ,  Kanopy, that specializes in documentaries and independent films.  This service is part of the wide variety of online resources offered with our eLibrary. Borrow or stream eBooks, movies, audiobooks and more or research your family history, learn a new language or browse newspaper articles with our online databases.
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."

We have moved our
Chamber Member Job Opportunities
to our website's LINKS tab.

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
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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