After Hours Mixers are monthly networking opportunities for Chamber members to meet, mix, and mingle. Mixers are hosted by a different member each month, each offering a unique look into the variety of businesses available in the Watkins Glen area. Most 2019 After Hours Mixers are sponsored by Elmira Savings Bank, so there is no fee to attend.
2019 Dates and Locations
July 10 Summer Rendezvous at Iroquois Lodge at Watkins Glen State Park
August 7 Progressive Waterfront Mixer
September 4 Hector Wine Company
October 2 Elmira Savings Bank
November 6 Annual Meeting – Location TBD
Each year, as the calendar flips to July, we here at the Chamber start looking forward to one of our favorite summer events - the Summer Rendezvous! This is our version of an extra special After Hours Mixer for the month of July. What makes the Summer Rendezvous extra special? We'll tell you! First, there is the setting - beautiful Watkins Glen State Park, and the Iroquois Lodge, specifically. Our members bring their families, friends, and significant others and it truly becomes a great picnic-style party. Classic lawn games attendees can play will include Ladder Ball, Cornhole, hula hoops and more. Second, there is the meal! The delicious food that The Bucket Bar and Grill will be serving up promises to take barbecue to the next level. Third, there's music by A Walk on the Wildside. Professional chair massages will be available courtesy of Rasa Spa. And in addition, there will be a cash bar with local wine and beer by Barnstormer Winery and Grist Iron Brewing Company. Last, but not least, the annual Celebrity Sack Race ends the night with some lighthearted (and completely hilarious) competition. The winner takes home the coveted Chamber Cup!
Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce CEO/President Rebekah Carroll looks forward to this family-friendly event every year. She shares, “The Summer Rendezvous is one of my favorite annual events. While it is a terrific networking event for our many members, it is also a great chance to get together with our members, families, and friends for some great food, games, and music. It’s a unique event and an evening packed with fun for the whole family!”
Tickets Are Available Now
Courtesy of this year’s Summer Rendezvous sponsor Chemung Canal Trust Company, Chamber members and their families can receive complimentary tickets if they RSVP before July 9. Tickets includes dinner, non-alcoholic drinks, ice cream, music, and access to all of the fun activities. The laid back atmosphere, family-friendly setting, delicious food, and fun activities promise a memorable evening with family, friends, and colleagues. We hope you'll join us!