GACoC 2020 Board of Directors Candidates
This notice is being sent to you in accordance with the By-Laws of the Geneva Area Chamber of Commerce to notify you that the following individuals have been nominated to join the Geneva Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

If elected, candidates are eligible to serve for one three year Board term, running from February 1, 2020 through January 2023. Board of Directors and officers will be installed at the 2020 Annual Dinner Banquet which will take place on Thursday, January 23 at Hobart and William Smith Colleges' Vandervort Room.

Additional individuals that are interested, and are current Chamber members in good standing may petition to be included on the ballot (see above). Submissions for write-in nominations much include five member signatures supporting his or her candidacy, and must be delivered via email to the Geneva Area Chamber of Commerce no later than Monday, December 30, 2019.

Submissions much be emailed by Monday, December 30, 2019 to
On behalf of the entire staff and board members of the Geneva Area Chamber of Commerce, we would like to extend a warm welcome to our newest member business.
Woody's Bar and Grille
2468 Mound Road
Waterloo, NY 13165
Woody's Bar and Grille is a banquet hall located in the Heart of the Finger Lakes! In close proximity to area wineries, del Lago Casino and Resort and the Outlet Mall. Able to accommodate group of 20-200 people!
This year, one of the most popular Chamber Programs was our Member Milestone Celebrations. We have helped to celebrate eight different milestones with our members this year!!! Whether it was a new location, an anniversary, grand opening, or even celebrating a second season in business.

Member Milestone Celebrations are a key benefit of Chamber membership, providing awareness and exposure for member businesses by further promoting the stories of who they are and what they do, while shedding light on their people, property, products and services. 

Please see below a photo recap from all eight of our Member Milestone Celebrations in 2019!
Creator's Touch Barbershop
446 Exchange Street, Geneva NY
Grand Re-Opening/Relocation Open House
February 2019
Vitkus Orthodontics
404 W. William Street Suite 4, Geneva NY
Open House Luncheon/Two Year Anniversary
March 2019

Live It Fitness & Training
785 Canandaigua Road, Geneva NY
Grand Opening Celebration
April 2019
Geneva Red Wings
180 Lyceum Street (McDonough Park)
2019 Season Opener-Kickoff Party
May 2019
Pizza Posto
Mobile Food Truck
Celebrating Second Season in Business
June 2019
MRB Group
44 Castle Street, Geneva NY
New Location & Open House
June 2019
Geneva Gelato
504 Exchange Street, Geneva NY
Anniversary Event
July 2019
Kelly's Irish Pub
498 Exchange Street, Geneva NY
Open House Event
September 2019

Events that are considered Milestone Celebrations can include, but are not limited to: Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies, Anniversary Celebrations, Grand Openings, Re-openings, or Relocation- based Open Houses.

Does your business have a Milestone Celebration coming up?!
Call the Chamber at 315-789-1776 for more information!
Member Visits
This month we got the chance to visit several of our members. Some of these included Waterloo Container, The William Smith Inn, and Hwa Rang Kwan New York. Continue reading to learn more.
Waterloo Container - Property Visit
Left to right: Rich Swinehart, CEO; Bobbi Stebbins (back row), Marketing Director; Bill Lutz, Owner/President; Miranda Odell, Chamber President; Tara Johnson, Marketing & Events Coordinator; and Cheyenne Eveland, Member Relations Specialist.
Waterloo Container is a family-owned business started in 1980 to support the burgeoning wine industry in the Finger Lakes of New York and on the East Coast. Since then they have grown with their customers into a preeminent packaging supplier for Easter North America. They are a one-stop shop for high quality glass container and packaging products. They are constantly updating their inventory, trying new styles and introducing new color and services.

What started out as a small distribution of glass bottles to support a new branch of the wine industry has grown into a much larger operation stocking bottles, corks, capsules, wax and boxes. Their growth stems from their customers' growth.
The William Smith Inn -
Open House
We attended the William Smith Inn Open H ouse and got the chance to tour the property. To learn more go to
Hwa Rang Kwan New York -
New Location
Hwa Rang Kwan New York opened at a new Location. To learn more about their new space, and their upcoming Board Break -A-Thon go to
Member Promotions
Special thank you for our 2019 Event Partners.
Geneva Area Chamber of Commerce
One Franklin Square, Suite 202
PO Box 587
Geneva, NY 14456
Phone: 315-789-1776 | Fax: 315-789-3993
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