News

Wondering what's happening with the Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce? Scroll through our news below to learn more and be sure to click the links for more information.

  • Meet the Owner: Leigh Triner, Co-Owner Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards ⇒ Learn More
  • Meet the Owner: Cathy Messmer, Owner Curlystitch Embroidery ⇒ Learn More
  • Meet the Owner: Bradley Gillett, Owner Seneca Lake Brewing and The Beerocracy ⇒ Learn More
  • Meet the Owner: Matt Sharpe, Director of HR & Sales at Cameron Manufacturing ⇒ Meet Matt
  • Meet the Owner: Raymond Lincourt, Owner of Roadmasters ⇒ "Meet" Raymond
  • Meet the Owner: Paul and Connie Polce, Owners of Ponzi's Antiques ⇒ "Meet" the Polces
  • Meet the Owner: Kathie Notarfonzo, Owner of Inner Peace Floats ⇒ "Meet" Kathie
  • Introducing Chamber Ambassador Bryan Gilbert ⇒ Learn more
  • 2019 Travel Guide Cover Photo Contest ⇒ Read the submission guidelines here
  • Annual Award Nominations are open now! ⇒ Learn more and submit your nominee
  • Meet the Owner: Stephanie Specchio, Owner of Seneca Signature Scents ⇒ "Meet" Stephanie
  • Meet the Owner: Kristina Cummings, Distributor of Thirty One Gifts ⇒ "Meet" Kristina
  • September Friday on Franklin-  Get the details here.
  • Meet the Owner:  Mark Simiele, owner of Seneca Harbor Station and Captain Bill’s Seneca Lake Cruise   "Meet Mark"
  • Samantha Moon, owner of Samantha Moon Photography "Meet Samantha"
  • Meet the Owner: Eric Hollenbeck, Board Chair of the Finger Lakes Film Society and Seneca Film Festival "Meet Eric"
  • Meet the Owner: Luke Leszyk, owner of Admiral Peabody’s Lakeside Lodging "Meet" Luke!
  • Meet the Owner: Glenn Allen, co-owner of Damiani Wine Cellars "Meet" Glenn!
  • Meet the Owner: Natasha Thompson of Food Bank of the Southern Tier "Meet" Natasha!
  • Meet the owner: Susan Conklin of FLX Collaborative  "Meet" Susan!
  • Meet the Owner: Bob MacBlane of the Seneca Cheese Company ⇒ "Meet" Bob!
  • MWBE and SDVOB Certification Workshops ⇒ Learn more
  • Meet the Owner: Kathy Paradiso of Paradiso's Village Bakery. ⇒ "Meet" Kathy!
  • August After Hours Mixer ⇒  Learn more here
  • Think Tank ⇒  Learn more here
  • August Friday on Franklin   Get the details here.
  • Meet the Owner: Georgie Taylor, Executive Director of the Humane Society of Schuyler County ⇒ "Meet" Georgie
  • Meet the Owner: Brett Brubaker, Vice President and Manager at Seneca Lodge ⇒ "Meet" Brett
  • Cirque du Caring ⇒ Learn more
  • View Other Happenings, our weekly e-newsletter. ⇒  July 2 Edition
  • Meet the Owner: Michael Harvey, Owner of Mike's Bikes ⇒ Learn more
  • Think Tank ⇒ Learn more
  • Meet the Owner: Alex Richmond, Owner of Quest Adventure Gaming ⇒ Learn more
  • Hall of Fame nominations - open now through July 27 ⇒ Learn more
  • Fireworks and Friday on Franklin - a double whammy of an evening in Watkins Glen on July 6 ⇒ Learn more
  • Make Connections at our next Chamber Connections Meeting on July 2! ⇒ Learn more
  • Meet the Owner: Julie Chevalier, Executive Director of Community Progress and the Village of Elmira Heights Urban Renewal Agency ⇒ Meet Julie
  • Meet the Member: Debbie Rohde, Lead Recruiter at Adecco and Chamber Ambassador ⇒ Meet Debbie
  • June After Hours Mixer at Summit to Stream Adventures ⇒ Learn more
  • Atlas 1 Year Anniversary Celebration ⇒ Learn more
  • June Think Tank: Storytelling for Marketing ⇒ Learn more
  • Meet the Owner: Bill Sitzman, Consulting Radio Engineer ⇒ Meet Bill
  • Meet the Owner: Stefan Senders, Co-Owner of Wide Awake Bakery ⇒ Meet Stefan
  • June Friday on Franklin - special for the Dads ⇒ Learn more
  • Ribbon Cutting at Quest Adventure Gaming on May 30 ⇒ Get the details
  • Meet the Owner: Charlene Johnson, Executive Director of CASA of the Southern Tier ⇒ Meet Charlene
  • 2018 Scholarship Winner! ⇒ See who won our $1000 scholarship
  • Chamber Announces TBEX Workshops ⇒ Make sure your business is ready!
  • Meet the Owner: Cathy Hendrickson, General Manager at Image Packaging ⇒ Meet Cathy!
  • After Hours Mixer and Grand Opening at Sunset View Creamery ⇒  Get the details!
  • May Think Tank on May 8. ⇒ Get the details.
  • May Chamber Connections Luncheon on May 7. ⇒ Learn more.
  • Friday on Franklin - Mom's Night Out on May 4. ⇒  Get the details!
  • Seeking vendors for the 2018 Job and College Fair ⇒ Learn more.
  • Meet the Owner: Debbie Mertisky and Marc Rotman from Black Sheep Inn & Spa and F.L.A.V.O.R. Studio. ⇒ Meet Debbi and Marc!
  • Vote for Watkins Glen, NY as the Best Small Town for Adventure ⇒ Learn more.
  • Chamber to host Customer Service and Hospitality Training. ⇒ Learn more.
  • Pedestrian Passport ⇒ Learn more!
  • Meet the Owner: Marcus Dowd of the Idlwilde Inn. ⇒ Meet Marcus.
  • Chamber to welcome 66 new members at New Member Breakfast on May 4 ⇒ Learn more.
  • Join us at the Business Expo and After-Hours Mixer on April 19 ⇒ Get the details!
  • Becoming a Business Owner 101 ⇒ Learn more!
  • Meet the Owner: Sara Goughan of Wine + Design Ithaca. ⇒ Meet Sara!
  • Meet the Owner: Bradley Gillett, Owner of Seneca Lake Brewing Company and The Beerocracy ⇒ Meet Bradley!
  • Think Tank  Learn more!
  • Meet the Owner: Mark Erway, Commander of the Seneca Sail and Power Squadron ⇒ Meet Mark!
  • It's a Spring Fling for our April Friday on Franklin on April 6! ⇒ Learn more!
  • Meet the Owner: Ann Bower, Watkins Brewery Vacation Rentals ⇒  Meet Ann!
  • Chamber introduces Ambassador Josh Fuksman ⇒ Meet Josh!
  • Better Business Bureau ⇒ Learn more!
  • March After Hours Mixer Learn more.
  • Meet the Owner: Albert Joerger, Owner of Longview Farm ⇒ Meet Albert!
  • March Think Tank  Learn more.
  • Chamber introduces Ambassador Morgan Brojakowski ⇒ Meet Morgan!
  • Meet the Owner: Bruno Schickel, Owner of La Bourgade on Seneca ⇒ Meet Bruno!
  • Chamber Introduces Chamber Ambassador Eldon Cummings ⇒ Meet Eldon!
  • March Friday on Franklin Learn more!
  • Meet the Owner: Tony Fraboni, Branch Manager at Community Bank, NA. ► Meet Tony!
  • Chamber Connections Luncheon  a Get the details here.
  • Meet the Owner: Kathleen Clark, Business Development Manager at Alternatives Federal Credit Union. ⇒ Meet Kathleen!
  • Meet the Owner: Phil Cherry, Executive Director of Cornell Cooperative Extension, Schuyler County ⇒ Meet Phil!
  • February After Hours Mixer 
  • Cover Photo Contest  details here!
  • $1,000 scholarship more here.
  • Meet the Owner: Josh Fuksman, Owner of Finger Lakes Sign & Design. ⇒ Meet Josh!
  •  February Think Tank 
  • Professional, high quality headshots  Learn more!
  • Meet the Owners: Joseph and Kathleen Quinn-Matus, Quintus Gallery  Meet the Owners 
  • February Friday on Franklin  details here.
  • Farmer Buyer Networking  Learn more!
  • Labor law updates seminar  Get all of the details here.
  • Meet the Owner, Frank VanVolkinburg, Owner of 401 Espresso Click here to "meet" Frank!
  • Meet the Owner, Jen Oliver, Independent Consultant, Arbonne Click here to "meet" Jen!
  • Chamber to Honor Award Winners at Winter Gala   Click here for details.
  • Chamber at Chamber Connections Click here for details.
  • Think Tank Click here for details.
  • Meet the Owner: Amy Brennan from Custom Geekery. ⇒ Click here to "meet" Amy!
  • 2018 SPARK! Leadership Conference ⇒ Click here for details
  • Meet the Owner: Michel Ray of Visions Federal Credit Union. ⇒  Click here 
  • Meet the Owner: Delian Lincourt from Silver Key Yoga Studio ⇒  Click here 
  • After Hours Mixer ⇒ Click here for details
  • Meet the Owners: Lisa Kessler and Tina Scriven of Flower Divas of Montour Falls  Click here 
  • December Think Tank  Click here for details
  • Announcing Ambassador Ted Peet ⇒ Click here
  • Meet the Owner: Debbie MacDonald of Catholic Charities of Chemung and Schuyler Counties  Click here 
  • Friday on Franklin and Village Christmas. Click here for details.
  • Become a Mentor... Change a life!  Click here to learn more.
  • Meet the Owner: Jennifer Sweet of Hidden Valley 4-H Camp.  Click here
  • Meet the Owner: John and Kimberly Maloney of Namaste Event, Spa, and Wellness Center. ⇒ Click here
  • November Think Tank  Click here for complete details.
  • The Watkins Glen DRI seeking proposals for DRI funding  Click here to learn more
  • Friday on Franklin Click here for details
  • Meet the Owner: Norman Ashley of Green Parasol Group ⇒ Click here
  • Chamber Connections Luncheon  Click here for details
  • Meet the Owner: Cheryl Davis of the Red Kettle Inn Bed & Breakfast Click here
  • Seeking Annual Award Nominations Click here for details
  • Meet the Owners: Celine & Sebastien LaSeurre of Domaine LeSeurre Winery Click here
  • #ShopSmall throughout the season!  Click here to learn more
  • October After Hours Mixer! ⇒ Click here for more.
  • La Bourgade on Seneca to celebrate Open House and Ribbon Cutting  Click here for details.
  • Friday on Franklin ⇒ Click here for details.
  • Think Tank on  "Emergency Preparedness for Businesses from A to Z". ⇒ Click here for details.
  • Gathering Hill Farm Ribbon Cutting and Open House. ⇒ Click here for details.
  • After Hours Mixer at Painted Bar Stables on September 20.  ⇒ Click here for details.
  • Jerlando's Turns 20 ⇒  Click here for details.
  • Friday on Franklin ⇒  Click here for event details.
  • Human Resources Issues - Big and Small. ⇒  Click here to learn more.
  • Cyber Security for Manufacturers Seminar Click here for details.
  • Chamber Connections ⇒  Click here to read more.
  • Ribbon Cutting at Local 62 ⇒ Click here to read more.
  • New Strategic Declaration Unveiled  ⇒ Click here to read more.
  • Chamber Announces partnership with Better Business Bureau. ⇒ Click here for details.
  • August Think Tank  Click here to learn more.
  • Transformative Leadership. ⇒ Click here to learn more
  • Ribbon Cutting at Lake Country Kennels ⇒  Click here for details.
  • Think Tank: get ready for NYS Paid Family Leave! ⇒  Click here for details.
  • Friday on Franklin  Click here for details!
  • Grand Re-Opening Celebration at Simply Your Best  Click here for details!
  • Chamber Connections Luncheon ⇒ Click here for details.
  • Country Home and Gifts Ribbon Cutting  Get the details here.
  • 4th of July Fireworks ⇒ Click here for details!
  • Golf Tournament Sponsorships ⇒ Click here for details!
  • After Hours Mixer  ⇒ Click here
  • Small Business Administration Think Tank  Click here for details.
  • Announcing Ambassador Debbie Rohde. ⇒ Click here to learn more
  • Celebrate our Leadership Schuyler Graduates and join us for networking and refreshments at the May After Hours Mixer at Welliver on May 17. ► Click here for details and RSVP information.
  • Focused and Calm: Reigniting Inspiration for Your Life and Business. Join us at our next Think Tank on Tuesday, May 9. ► Click here for complete details, including information to RSVP.
  • Join us at the 2017 Health and Wellness Fair. Free to attend, interesting and informative seminars, visit with health and wellness-related vendors, shop for wellness products, a great opportunity for Mother's Day shopping, outdoor activities for kids (weather permitting), free samples, and so much more! ► Click here for more info.
  • Chamber Connections Luncheon coming up on May! ► Click here for complete details.
  • Learn about the latest and greatest tourism attractions in Schuyler County. Join us at the Brochure Exchange on Friday, April 28. ► Click here to learn more and view the list of attending businesses!
  • Updates on the Watkins Glen State Park entrance renovation project. ► Click here to learn more.
  • Fundamentals of Alcohol Intoxication Recognition Training. The Chamber is partnering with the Schuyler County Sheriff's Office to host this important training. ► Click here to learn more!
  • Join us at the Business Expo - visit with local businesses, learn about the goods and services available in our area, plus take advantage of some great offers, promotions, and chances to win prizes! ► Click here to learn more!
  • Chamber to welcome 83 New Members at New Member Breakfast in May ► Click here for complete details!
  • Job & College Fair on May 18! ► Click here for details!
  • April Think Tank: Multi-Generational Work Force ► Click here for more information!
  • Ribbon Cutting at Southern Finger Lakes Equipment Rental on April 6. ► Click here for complete details!
  • Chamber to host Hospitality Training Summit. ► Click here to learn more!
  • April Chamber Connections Luncheon Coming Up! ► Click here to read the press release!
  • Chamber Announces Strategic Plan ► Click here to read the press release!
  • Brochure Exchange Registration Now OPEN! Deadline is April 19. ►Click here for details. Click here to learn more about why your business or organization should attend!
  • Now Hiring Seasonal Visitor Center Assistants for Summer Season! ► Click here for details. Click here to download our employment application.
  • March After Hours Mixer at Grist Iron Brewing on Wednesday, March 15! ► Click here for details.
  • March Think Tank on Tuesday, March 14 will feature a seminar on Facebook Advertising. ►Click here for details.
  • Business Expo Registration Now Open! Deadline is March 31. ► Click here for details and click here to download the registration form.
  • Introducing Chamber Ambassador Matthew Sharpe ►Click here to read the press release!
  • Valentine's Day Specials & Experiences offered by Chamber Members! ►Click here to download the full list!
  • 2017 Scholarship Topics Announced! ►Click here for more info!
  • Have your professional head shot taken! Space fills quickly. Get all of the details ►Click here
  • Chamber Members: download our printable events calendar ►Click here
  • Join us for world-renowned speaker and performer Robin Crow! ►Click here for details.
  • What has your Chamber been up to? ► Click here for details.
  • February Think Tank to focus on press releases  - learn all there is to know ►Click here for details.
  • Our February Chamber Connections Luncheon is coming up! Join us! ► Click here for details.
  • Join us for Chamber Night at the ICE Bar! Special offer for members! ► Click here for details.
  • Bolstering the connection between local farmers/producers and local restaurants with a networking event. ► Click here to read more.
  • Read The Portal - 4th Quarter 2016 ► Click here!
  • Utilize the Chamber's Public Events Calendar to market and publicize your events! ► Click here to learn more.
  • Learn how to write and send press releases that count at our January Think Tank on January 10. ►Click here to learn more!
  • Chamber unveils new networking opportunity - Chamber Connection Luncheon! ► Click here to learn more!
  • Introducing Chamber Ambassador Jerakah Heady! ► Click here to read more.
  • 2016-2017 Leadership Schuyler Registration open now! ► Click here to learn more.
  • Farm Sanctuary recognized on FlipKey's list of where to "Travel and Give Back with These Top Volunteer Vacations". To read the article, please click here.
  • The December After Hours Mixer will be a wonderful celebration at the Harbor Hotel. ► Click here to view the details.
  • The December Small Business Think Tank will feature news and updates from our valued members! You don't want to miss it! ► Click here to learn more.
  • Our Annual Membership Meeting was held at Red Newt Cellars & Bistro on November 16. ► Click here to view the presentation.
  • Small Business Saturday is November 26. Our local businesses have come together with some great offerings and incentives for shopping local. ► Click here to learn more!
  • Applications are now available for 2017 Leadership Schuyler. ► Click here to learn more.
  • We are seeking nominations for our 2017 Awards. ► Click here for the details.
  • Our November After Hours Mixer and Annual Membership Meeting will be held at Red Newt. ► Click here for complete information.
  • We'll be hosting a seminar on changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act on November 15. ► Click here for more information.
  • Welcome Chamber Ambassador Cathy Hendrickson! ► Click here to read the press release.
  • Congratulations to the September Curb Appeal Contest winner! ► Click here to see the winner.
  • Registration now open for the 2017 SPARK! Leadership Conference. Click here to learn more!
  • Childcare Aware of Steuben & Schuyler County, the Corning Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce come together to present Child Care Forum. ► Click here for complete details.

 

  • 2017 SPARK! Leadership Conference registration open now! Register today for this great opportunity. ► Click here to read all about it.
  • 2017 Travel Guide Cover Photo Contest coming to a close soon! Enter today! ► For details, click here.
  • October After Hours Mixer with a twist - hosted in Montour Falls. ► For details, click here.
  • October Friday on Franklin features wine, beer, spirits, gourmet popcorn, local cheese, delicious baked goods, locally-roasted coffee, and more! ►Click here for the full list of participants.
  • Maximize your presence on our website. Learn more at our Small Business Think Tank in October. ►Click here to learn more.
  • Schuyler County Hall of Fame to induct three distinguished individuals. ► Read the full story here.
  • Team from Arrowhead Creek wins 2016 Donald Brubaker Memorial Golf Tournament. ► Click here for the full results.
  • October Small Business Think Tank - maximize your presence on our new website! ► Click here to learn more.
  • Expedia names the village of Watkins Glen one of the Top 55 Beautiful Destinations in the world! ► Click here to read all about it.
  • Alex Gibson unveils Eagle Scout project at Gifford Park ► Click here to read all about it.
  • September After Hours Mixer at Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards - The Oasis ► Click here to read all about it.
  • State Farm & Tobey's Ribbon Cutting ► Click here to read all about it.
  • Golf Tournament Call for Teams & Sponsors ► Click here to read all about it.
  • Best of the Twin Tiers Awards ► Click here to read all about it.
  • July Curb Appeal Contest Winner - Rose's Cuttin' Up ► Click here to read all about it.
  • August After Hours Mixer at Lakewood Vineyards ► Click here to read all about it.
  • Ambassador Kim Wilson ► Click here to read all about it.
  • El Rancho Ribbon Cutting ► Click here to read all about it.

More Chamber-related news coming soon!