Business Driven. People Focused.
STEG kicked off its 5-year economic development plan and fundraising campaign at The Hilltop Inn last night, announcing 64% of its $1.6M goal raised from just over 30 initial investors.

"Our new plan leverages technology, puts an emphasis on marketing community assets and includes enhanced communication with business leaders" said President Joe Roman. "We are already developing ways to track our progress and stay on course to increase business growth in Chemung County" added Senior Economic Development Manager Jill Koski.

"STEG is unique" said Campaign Co-Chair Anders Tomson of Chemung Canal and Trust who is pictured above, "it is an organization where leaders from all sectors from education, to real estate, finance and education come together to ensure that the community will continue to thrive." Co-chair Dawn Burlew of Corning Inc. added that "the local leadership on the campaign team has done an incredible job building support for the plan in the community."

If you are interested in being a part of this effort to shape the community's economic future, STEG will be meeting with companies to present the program through the end of the year. Read more about the plan and how you can get involved: ENGAGE 2026.
Arie 'Jan' van den Blink, The Hilliard Company
64% Raised to Date
Dawn Burlew, Corning Inc.
Scott Beecher (Ward Diesel), Ed Fairbrother (Big Flats), Mike Manzari (Pyramid Brokerage), Chris Bond (Hunt Engineers & Architects)
Jan and Claire van den Blink, Ernie Hartman (IBEW), Art Ambrose (Howard Hanna), Peter Dugo (Arnot Realty)
Mary Rocchi (Administrative Assistant) Jill Koski (Senior Economic Development Manager), Greta Von Unruh (Campaign Manager), STEG
Joe Roman, STEG President & Executive Director of the Chemung County IDA
SMALL BUSINESS ALERT: The $800 Million Covid-19 Small Business Recovery Grant Program now has expanded eligibility. Learn more HERE and apply!
IN THE NEWS: According to the Elmira-Corning Regional Association of Realtors, the Median Sales Price for area homes is up 26.8% to $179,950. Learn more HERE.
LEADERS NEEDED: Hone your team's leadership skills by having an employee participate in Leadership Chemung's 2021-2022 session. Learn more HERE.

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