The Two Corridors Foster Opportunity and Optimism

April 2015
The Two Corridors Foster Opportunity and Optimism
As two distinct economic development initiatives capture the interest and involvement of members, there is a growing
sentiment that both have the practical potential to make a major positive impact on the community’s economy and
Informally referred to as The Two Corridors, the development concepts are distinctly unrelated yet equally
compelling. One corridor is in downtown Elmira while the other corridor follows a swath of Interstate 86 roughly
between Horseheads and Painted Post.
With industrial, retail and residential components served by the new Interstate and an impressively growing ElmiraCorning Regional Airport, the I-86 Corridor is being assessed for optimum development by a collaborative committee
of public officials, private business leaders and economic development professionals. Because the roughly 18 mile
corridor crosses the Chemung / Steuben County line, the committee has representatives of both counties. It is a long
term venture made all the more promising by the inclusiveness of that committee roster.
In Elmira, the downtown corridor encompasses a couple blocks on
either side of Main Street, beginning at Water Street and extending
north through the Elmira College campus. The corridor is seen to be
key to making the elusive yet crucial community connections of
residents and retail, town and gown, boomers and millennials, recreation
and healthcare, commerce and industry. Once embraced and undertaken,
the corridor has the potential to transform not only downtown but the
entire city and beyond.
New Travel Guide Now Available
Perhaps the more timely of the two corridor efforts, the downtown
venture has an eclectic group of cooperating players, including leaders
of the City, County, Elmira College, First Arena, STEG and the
Chamber, working with engineers, bankers, other business and
professional firms and property owners. Once again, the new optimism
is fueled by the camaraderie and selfless commitment of the
participating individuals and agencies.
For the Chamber, both corridors illustrate the opportunity and
obligation implied earlier this year by Chamber Chair Jan van den
Blink of The Hilliard Corporation, when he said, “The promise is
worth the pursuit.”
The 2015-2016 edition of the Mark Twain Country Visitor’s Guide
is now available for members and distribution. A copy
of the publication is included in this newsletter.
For more information, please see article on page 3.
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2015-16 Chemung County Visitor Guides Arrive
The 2015-16 Chemung County Visitor Guides have arrived and are already being distributed to take the story of Twain
Country to numerous information & visitor centers and AAA offices across New York and northern & central Pennsylvania.
The new guide was designed to entice visitors with an upscale magazine format that includes editorial alongside eye-catching
photos. Suggested itineraries have also been incorporated to help travelers plan their time here. But beyond appealing to just
visitors, businesses will find the publication to be a valuable tool in their relocation efforts by providing a convenient way to
showcase the area’s many cultural and lifestyle offerings to potential employees.
Along with the printed version, a full version of the Chemung County Visitors Guide will also be available on the Chamber’s
tourism ( and business ( websites to further promote our
community. Those visiting these sites will be able to link directly with local attractions and accommodations to get more
information or firm up reservations.
If you would like to receive a copy of the new Chemung County Travel Guide or find out more on how to use it for your
business’ relocation efforts, contact the Chemung Chamber at 607-734-5137 or [email protected]
CMoG Expansion to Boost Area Tourism
The opening of the Corning Museum of Glass’ North Wing addition is
anticipated to benefit the region by giving tourists yet another reason to extend
their time exploring Finger Lakes Wine Country.
Local tourism attractions such as Tanglewood Nature Center & Museum are
among those who see the opening of the long-awaited addition as a perk both
locally and regionally. “We already have people coming to Tanglewood after
picking up our rack cards at CMoG’s information center, and we certainly see
larger crowds and longer stays as an asset,” noted President Elaine Spacher.
The new 26,000-square-foot gallery building is devoted to
contemporary art and houses five galleries containing diverse works.
The 100,000-square-foot Contemporary Art + Design Wing includes a new
26,000-square-foot contemporary art gallery building, making it the largest
space in the world dedicated to the presentation of contemporary glass art. A
former Steuben Glass factory building next to the gallery has also been
converted as part of the project and includes a 500-seat auditorium to allow for
the expansion of the museum’s popular hot glass shows.
The Corning Museum of Glass first opened its doors in 1951. Last year it had
more than 400,000 visitors, making it the 18th most visited attraction in New
York State.
More information on the museum can be found at
The $64 million wing at CMoG features panels of white glass,
and an exhibit space largely lit with natural light from expansive
windows and a full roof skylight.
Soaring Museum to Host Quilt Exhibit
The National Soaring Museum at Harris Hill will present a quilt show entitled, “Soaring with Quilts,” on Friday, April
24 - Sunday, April 26. The event will include quilt demonstrations and presentations, a raffle, and on site appraisals by a
certified appraiser. For more information, go to or call 607-734.3128.
Member News
The ARC of Chemung Reveals New Brand Identity
The Arc of Chemung, formerly Chemung ARC, has joined The Arc’s national brand in the spirit of energy and a renewed
commitment to providing opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families.
A dynamic new logo is the new face of The Arc of Chemung and it will be on publications, The ARC’s website, signs at
community events and more. The logo will unite affiliated chapters across the country under the banner “Achieve With Us,” a
call to move forward and take the road leading to progress, inclusion and respect.
The logo design reflects the energy and determination of The Arc to support and embrace people with I/DD and their families
across their lifetimes and across diagnoses, including Down syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy and other intellectual and
developmental disabilities.
“Our new brand identity represents a new day for The Arc of Chemung. The new logo is bringing the work of a strong and
energetic organization front and center in our community and is a bright reminder that we provide opportunity: opportunity
for hope, opportunity for growth, opportunity for change, and opportunities for individual successes,” said Michael A. Doherty,
Ph.D., Executive Director.
Corning Credit Union Hosts Annual Senior Dance
Corning Credit Union will host its 9th Annual Senior Dance on April 11th, from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., at the
Corning Museum of Glass. Seniors can dance the night away as the Rochester Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra plays tunes from
Count Basie and Duke Ellington, as well as well-known standards that were performed by Ella Fitzgerald and Nat “King” Cole.
Seating is limited to the first 250 seniors who register and typically fills quickly for this popular event. Reservations are
required. To reserve a seat, please visit or call the Corning Senior Center at 607-962-8000.
It’s a new day at
The Arc of Chemung
Part of your community since 1953, we provide opportunities
for growth, productivity, and independence through:
Family partnerships
Learn more about our nationally accredited programs and
supports at
Bright Ideas by Martinec Welcomes New Designer
Mari Fawcett has recently joined Bright Ideas by Martinec as their newest Kitchen and Bath Designer.
She will be using her talents to assist clients with their remodeling projects from the beginning idea to
the completion of the project, to include estimating and material choices.
Mari graduated from Philadelphia University in 2009 with a degree in Interior Design. Previously she
spent 4 years working as a designer in a high-end flooring store assisting clients with custom showers
and kitchen backsplashes for their homes.
Mari Fawcett
Bright Ideas by Martinec is a family-owned, full-service home remodeling and construction company.
In recent years, the firm has won design awards from and Remodeling Magazine, and most recently, a Platinum
Design Award from Professional Remodeler Magazine. Their kitchen and bath showroom is located in Big Flats, NY.
The Hunt for the Gold Shoes Kicks Off May 2nd
Chemung County residents can get moving and win great prizes for the 10th annual “Hunt for the Gold Shoes.” Between
May 2nd and May 29th, residents can seek out more than 350 painted gold shoes hidden on local parks and trails.
Walkers who find a shoe will be eligible to win great prizes like athletic gear, balls, camping supplies, bicycles, skating
passes, swim passes, and many more.
Shoes will be hidden at Tanglewood Nature Center, Big Flats Community Park, Sperr Park, Park Station, Holding Point
(Horseheads), Sullivan Park, Thorne St. (Horseheads), Chapel Park (Southport), Pirozzolo Park (West Elmira),
Lackawanna Rail Trail (Elmira), Eldridge Park, and Catharine Valley Trail (Millport).
Those who find a shoe are invited to Tanglewood Nature Center at 10:00 am on May 30th to select their choice from
many great prizes. In honor of our 10th year, we will be hiding a unique Platinum Shoe which has an automatic prize
worth $100!
The Hunt for the Gold Shoes is sponsored by The Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes,
Bethany Village, and Southern Tier Pediatrics, as well as many area businesses which donate prizes. The Hunt for the
Gold Shoes is designed to promote physical activity for county residents of all ages. You may like us on Facebook at The
Hunt for the Gold Shoes. For more information, please call 734-4358.
Ray Jewelers Associate Graduates
Alyssa Pesesky an associate at Ray Jewelers, has recently completed her training with the
Gemological Institute of America (GIA) completing her Accredited Jewelers Professional Degree.
Alyssa’s education focused on precious metals, colored gemstones and diamonds. This accreditation
provides her with the invaluable product and service knowledge that gives her expertise in the
competitive jewelry industry.
For more information about Ray Jewelers, located at 1100 Clemens Center Parkway, Elmira, in the
Wegmans Plaza, please visit or call 734-9400.
Alyssa Pesesky
Friedman Electric Celebrates 80th Year Milestone
Friedman Electric has provided commercial, industrial and residential customers with expert supply and service
capabilities since their establishment in 1935. Owned and operated by several generations of the Friedman family, the
company joined with Sonepar USA in 2006.
Boasting 16 strategic locations throughout Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania, the Southern Tier and Central New
York, Friedman features state-of-the-art distribution centers and has more than 200 dedicated employees.
Member News
Complimentary Friends of Scouting Luncheon at Bethany Village
The Five Rivers Council, Boy Scouts of America is celebrating its 105th year of Scouting programs.
Scouting continues to be a strong, vital presence in our nation and in our local communities. Young
people of both genders benefit greatly from various Scouting programs and are better off because of it.
The three aims of Scouting are Character Development, Citizenship, and Personal Fitness.
In 2014, Indian Waters District delivered Scouting to 802 youth and 308 adults in 40 Scouting units. Fourteen earned the
Eagle Scout Award and thousands of hours of community service were performed. 2015 promises to be even better.
Tom Santobianco, CEO of Bethany Village, and several other co-sponsors ask for support of this time-honored, time-tested,
proven successful program by extending an invitation to join them on April 9th at 12:00 noon at the Courtyard Building at
Bethany. There’s no obligation made by attending, but support is certainly appreciated. Please RSVP to 607-733-7614.
Radisson Announces Su Carpenter as Employee of the Year
Radisson®, one of the world’s leading hotel brands, has announced that Su Carpenter of the Radisson Hotel Corning has
been named Employee of the Year.
“The effort she takes is a testament to how much she cares about the guest experience,” said the hotel’s general manager,
Michele Donegan. “Service is her mission, and guest satisfaction is her passion.” Carpenter is a server at the hotel’s Grill
1-2-5 Restaurant and has been employed at the hotel since 1985. She has been recognized for providing an extraordinary
guest experience which is exemplary of the Radisson Yes I Can!SM service philosophy.
For more information, visit or call +1 (800) 333-3333.
The Small Business Consortium
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EAP of Family Services provides short-term
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River Friends Announces First 2015 Guided Paddle Trips
The Friends of the Chemung River Watershed (River Friends) is sponsoring at least
three guided paddles on the Chemung River this year.
Each trip is less than 10 miles and is designed for beginner and novice paddlers, and
includes kayaks, equipment, bus transportation, safety talk, guides, educational talks
along the way, and plenty of fun and surprises.
Cost is $25 per person and sponsored, in part, by the Xerox Foundation. The trips are
equipped and led by Southern Tier Kayak Tours. Each paddle features a river-related
educational talk or a boat launch visit with guest speakers.
Aaron Myers, Southern Tier Kayak Tours,
leads a River Friends paddle.
Paddlers may request one-person or two-person kayaks. The kayaks are assigned to paddlers based on their weight and
height. We stress safety. Life vests are provided and must be worn and buckled the entire trip. Each trip includes a basic
paddle lessons and learn-as-you-go instructions from the tour guides.
The paddles are relatively easy, with a few small riffles and low spots where paddlers may have to drag their kayaks over the
river bottom for several yards. Paddlers should dress for the weather, wear hard-sole and laced/Velcro footwear (no flip-flops
or clogs) and bring a change of dry clothes in a waterproof plastic bag. Hats, sunscreen, bug repellent, water bottles and
cameras are recommended. No cell phone use during the paddles, please.
Each paddle is limited to the first 20 paddlers who register and pay the $25 fee. To register and learn more about each trip,
contact Southern Tier Kayak Tours at 607-220-3642 or [email protected] or
Below are the scheduled paddles, with more to be announced later in the year:
June 14: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., eight-mile trip on the Chemung River from the Grove Street Boat Launch in Elmira to the Toll
Bridge Park Boat Launch at the Lowman Crossover in Wellsburg. This trip includes a unique float and view of downtown
Elmira from river level as we paddle under six bridges and make a short walk on the Chase-Hibbard Dam portage.
Aug. 8: 1 to 4 p.m., seven-mile paddle from Bottcher’s Landing Boat Launch to Fitch’s Bridge Boat Launch, both in Big
Flats. Features views of the steep shale palisades cliffs and a mid-way stop at a rocky shoal to explore and learn about life
under the river rocks.
Sept. 13: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., seven mile paddle from the Bottcher’s Landing Boat Launch to the Fitch’s Bridge Boat Launch,
both in Big Flats. The palisades tour will go through the steep river valley of woods, meadows, farms and towns – with a
good chance to see bald eagles and other river wildlife.
Edger Enterprises Launches New Website
Edger Enterprises, a full-service general contractor in Elmira Heights, N.Y., recently launched a new website with the help
of Howell Liberatore & Associates, Inc., a full-service marketing and communications agency based in Elmira, N.Y.
“The Edger team wanted to modernize their site and keep it user friendly to maintain their #1 goal of satisfied
customers,” states Eiron Smith, President, Howell Liberatore & Associates, Inc. “We gave it a clean, contemporary design
with an industrial look and feel that is very easy to navigate.”
Jodi Edger, President and CEO of Edger Enterprises, reports, “We are very happy with the new website and we have had
very positive customer feedback.”
The site offers a responsive design allowing it to be easily viewed and navigated across multiple platforms and devices
including mobile phones, tablets and desktop computers. It was created with a backend Content Management
System (CMS) so that Edger employees may log in and manage site content and images.
Member News
Elmira College Offers Professional Development Courses
The Office of Continuing Education and Graduate Studies at Elmira College is offering several non-credit professional
certificate programs designed to assist working professionals in strengthening job skills and meeting continuing education
There are two certificate programs and two professional credentialing exam preparation courses scheduled to begin in the
spring — Disaster Management Certificate, Cyber Security Certificate, Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM)
exam prep course, and Project Management Professional (PMP) exam prep course.
Online registration for all programs is available via the Office of Continuing Education website at Space
is limited and the opening of each course is dependent upon enrollment.
For questions or additional information, contact the Continuing Education and Graduate Studies office at Elmira College at
(607) 735-1825.
Chemung and Steuben Counties Partner to Help Employees Discover a Better Way to Work!
Chemung County is proud to support 511NY Southern Tier Rideshare, a new program to promote carpooling in the region.
Employees who live or work in Chemung and Steuben Counties can register in the FREE, easy-to-use, online ridematching
system at or call 511 and say “Rideshare” to speak with a customer service representative.
Why be concerned with how your employees get to work? Because they are keys to your success. By offering alternatives
to driving alone, your company and employees benefit. Plus, 511NY Southern Tier Rideshare is here to help you promote
carpooling at your work site.
Employer benefits include expanded recruiting market,
increased employee productivity, reduced employee turnover
and absenteeism. Benefits to the employee include savings
on commuting costs, decreased vehicle wear and tear, reduced
stress and improved productivity.
Upcoming Professional Certificate Programs
• Supply Management Exam Prep
Class Dates: Saturdays, April 11 - June 13, 2015
9:00 a.m. - Noon | Elmira College
• Cyber Security Certificate
Class Dates: Tuesdays, April 14 - May 19, 2015
6:00 - 9:00 p.m. | Mirabito Energy Products Corp. Office, Binghamton
• Project Management Professional Exam Prep
Class Dates: Tuesdays & Thursdays, May 5 - July 21, 2015
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. | Elmira College
Space is limited!
Details and registration available online.
Chamber members receive a 15% discount
on non-credit courses.
What does your future look like?
Find out at Elmira College.
(800) 354-4720
[email protected]
Chemung County Executive Tom Santulli said, “Chemung
County is pleased to partner with Steuben County to pilot
511NY Southern Tier Rideshare to offer a 21st century
transportation solution to our residents and to leverage a
plentiful and valuable resource in our rural area, the
individual automobile.”
511NY Southern Tier Rideshare representatives will be at the
upcoming Regional Job Fair at the Elmira College Domes in
Horseheads, on Tuesday, April 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30
p.m.. We’ll be happy to stop by your table to discuss our
programs and services and enter you in a raffle to win a $25
grocery gift card! Please contact Amber Simmons, Mobility
Manager, Chemung and Schuyler Counties, at 607-220-9476
or [email protected] to set up a meeting today.
Together, we can improve mobility and transportation choices
in our region!
511NY Southern Tier Rideshare is supported by Chemung
and Steuben Counties, the New York State Department of
Transportation and the Federal Transit Administration to
provide free commuter and traveler information.
New Vice President/General Manager for WETM-TV
Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXST) announced recently that Marci Daniels has been appointed Vice
President and General Manager of WETM-TV (NBC), digital sub-channel and associated mobile and digital operations
under serving the Elmira/Corning, NY market (DMA #174). The appointment is effective
immediately and Ms. Daniels will report to Bill Sally, Senior Vice President of Nexstar Broadcasting.
Ms. Daniels’ professional career spans over two decades in broadcasting sales, marketing and management, with
expertise in local and national sales, new business development and strategic planning across multiple media platforms.
Commenting on her new role, Ms. Daniels stated, “Nexstar’s organization-wide commitment to local viewers and
advertisers is unequalled in the broadcasting industry and reflective of the company’s long term success. In Elmira, I will
utilize the management and marketing experience I have garnered over my career to further enhance and grow the
operations of this legacy market leader, while also delivering excellent results and superior levels of service to our local
viewers and advertisers. I am thrilled to be working with the exceptional team of broadcasters at WETM and look forward
to immediately immersing myself into the Elmira and Corning community.”
Ms. Daniels earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Saginaw Valley State University and a Master’s Degree from the
University of Michigan. Ms. Daniels currently serves as a board member and volunteer for Hurley Medical Children’s
Services. Ms. Daniels and her husband, James Johnson, will be immediately relocating to the Elmira, NY, community.
Tanglewood to Host “Roaring Twenties” Themed Party
On Saturday, April 25th, Tanglewood Nature Center & Museum will host a Roaring Twenties
themed fundraising event from 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m., showcasing their new lodge facility.
Flappers, mobsters, and those who just enjoy a good old fashioned party are invited. Raise a toast in
your cloche amidst Art Deco and jazz, win big at the tables and take a spin on the “Wheel of Sin”.
Sneak on down to their Prohibition-defying Speakeasy for a taste of a ragtime era.
For a taste of this ragtime era, tickets can be purchased at Tanglewood, through a Board member, or
over the phone. Tickets include wine, beer, cocktail and hors d’oeuvres, our Roaring 20s photo booth,
and enough casino chips to get you started in style. Tickets are one for $35 or two for $60.
For more information or to purchase tickets, call Tanglewood at (607)732-6060.
Historic Elmira, Inc. Presents Four Local Winners with Seventh Annual Preservation Awards
Historic Elmira presented their Seventh Annual Preservation Awards at an event held
in Elmira College’s Hamilton Hall. Advocate Awards were presented to Diane Janowski
and Earl P. Robinson. Project Awards were presented to James R. DeLaney and Marc
G. Rubin.
“We are continually gratified by the number of people in Elmira who engage actively
in historic preservation,” said Kaye Newbury, President of Historic Elmira, Inc.
“Our annual awards program continues to ensure that their work is recognized and
From left to right Diane Janowski, Dr. Earl
Robinson, Penny DeRenzo on behalf of her
husband Marc Rubin, James DeLaney
The mission of Historic Elmira, Inc. is to champion historic preservation in the Elmira region by providing education,
advocacy, collaboration, and facilitation in activities supporting preservation and enhancements of buildings and sites of
historic significance. More information about Historic Elmira can be found at
Member News
Friedman Launches New Business, Extends Summer Event Invite
On January 1st, 2015, DAMOMICS Inc. was sold to Soft Intelligence Inc. of Atlanta. Both businesses are long-time
businesses supporting small and mid-sized retailers with their operations, inventory, customer interfaces, accounting and
point-of-sale needs. Combining the operations and adding the additional local office, Soft Intelligence now is a top 5 NCR
Counterpoint partner, maintaining most local and remote DAMOMICS Inc. staff.
DAMOMICS Inc. was founded in 1982, and moved to Elmira in 1984, employing ten to thirteen professionals. The new
office of Soft Intelligence Inc. is located in the Strathmont Center, 100 North Main St., Suite 321.
Gloria & Ron Friedman will continue to serve this retail industry on a special project basis through their new business,
Friedman Business Consulting LLC. The new business will also produce and design custom gift and loyalty cards in small
runs (20 to 500 cards) locally. Friedman Business Consulting LLC can be reached at or (607) 524-0057.
The Friedmans also invite members of the business community to Ron’s 57th Birthday Bash, a celebration of life being
held on Saturday, July 4th at the Corning Museum of Glass from noon to midnight. The celebration will include food and
live music all day, and there will be fireworks at 9:30 p.m. at the War Memorial Stadium. The event aims to raise $57,000
through The Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning & the Finger Lakes that will go to the American Cancer Society,
National Parkinson Foundation and Hadassah (for stem-cell research). For more information about the event and to RSVP,
please visit
YWCA Requests Nominations for Tribute to Women
The YWCA Tribute to Women recognizes and honors professional women who work in the Twin Tiers and have demonstrated
excellence, leadership, and integrity in their fields and in the community. The 21st annual luncheon will be held Wednesday,
June 3rd, 2015, at the Elmira College Campus Center.
Deborah Ebbrecht will serve as Chairperson for the 2015 Tribute to Women and the committee includes Julie Biviano, Polly
Smith-Blackwell, Courtney Carr, Mary Beth Conwell, Gail Ewanyk, Jackie Hayden, Betsy Hilfiger, Linn Redder, Tricia Rennells,
Holly Strickland, Laurie Sweeney, CW Turner, Barbara Van Dine, Kate Walton, Lorraine Williams, and Pam Yunis.
“The Tribute to Women was created in 1995, as a way to empower women by recognizing their dedicated work and its
positive effect on our community,” stated Deborah Ebbrecht. “The Tribute progresses the YWCA mission by providing
community corporations, organizations and business a platform to publicly acknowledge the outstanding achievements of
women in Elmira and the Twin Tiers region. ”
YWCA Tribute to Women information, along with nomination and sponsorships forms, are available at the YWCA in Elmira or
may be downloaded at or call 607.733.5575 (ext. 232.) The deadline for nominations is April 3rd, 2015.
First Heritage Donates Car Seats to Rural/Metro
After learning about the challenges of transporting local, seriously ill children with a need for a higher level of care to area hospitals
for medical treatment, First Heritage Federal Credit Union donated new car seats to Rural/Metro Medical Services of Corning.
Rural/Metro provides emergency and non-emergency, inter-facility ambulance service to hospitals and long-term care centers for
patients requiring medical supervision during transport. A commitment to patient care and safety are paramount to the company’s
EMTs and support staff.
“We believe community support is a strong component of who we are as an organization. So giving back when and where we see
a need helps make our communities better places to live and work” said Chris Panosian, Community Development Officer for the
credit union.
First Heritage Federal Credit Union is a community-chartered credit union serving over 30,000 members, with approximately $400
million in total assets. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works, goes to school or maintains a business in Chemung or
Steuben counties, New York, or Tioga County, Pennsylvania.
ARC of Chemung Urges Legislators and Governor for Support
Families, advocates, and people with intellectual and developmental disabilities across New York State are urging State
legislators and Gov. Cuomo to include adequate funding in the New York State Budget to meet the critical need for supports
and services for people with developmental disabilities.
“Changes in government policy will only make the situation worse for families,” says Michael A. Doherty, Ph.D., Executive
Director of the Chemung County Chapter of NYSARC. “Some families we support have saved the State a lot of money by
providing care for their loved ones for many years. It’s time for the State to return the favor and meet its responsibilities.”
NYSARC officials are calling for more attention and resources for appropriate housing options, training and maintaining
professional direct support staff, and expanded opportunities for people with developmental disabilities to lead a fulfilling life.
To learn more about the Families Cannot Be Caregivers Forever Campaign, visit
Ziff Attorney Named Lawyer of Year
Jim Reed of the Ziff Law Firm in Elmira has been named the 2015 Plaintiff’s Lawyer of the Year among personal injury
lawyers in the Southern New York Region.
The honor is based on the recommendations of lawyers in Chemung, Steuben, Tompkins, Broome and Tioga, NY counties.
Reed will be included in the Best Lawyers directory, a nationally recognized resource used to locate the best qualified attorneys
by region. To learn more about Best Lawyers, go to For more information, please visit
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The Member 2 Member Discounts Program highlights special discounts presented by Chamber members for Chamber members.
All employees of Chemung County Chamber member firms are encouraged to take advantage of Member 2 Member Discounts.
For more information about creating a discount for your business, please contact Julie McInerny at the Chamber by e-mailing
[email protected] or calling (607) 734.5137.
Antique Revival offers a 20% discount to all Chamber
members. Browse over 10,000 square feet of beautiful
signature room settings. Enjoy your hometown
resource with worldwide appeal. 26 Palmer Road
North, Big Flats, 562.2202, [email protected]
Bobby K Entertainment offers Chamber members
in Chemung County $50 off a backyard party
inflatable rental of $250 or more! Contact 562.8406,, [email protected]
Centerway ExecuCenter When you want an off-site
conference room for training or meetings, or an off-site
office for confidentiality and convenience, here is how to
get one at a discount. During 2015, Chamber members
will receive a 10% discount on fees for each member’s
first conference room or day-office use. Please call
(607) GET-1-123 (438.1123) to schedule. Learn more
about Centerway ExecuCenter at
Chemung ARC/Southern Tier Industries will
discount 10% on remanufactured cartridges, scanning,
document shredding and custodial services for
Chamber members. 711 Sullivan Street, Elmira,
Clinical Associates of the Southern Tier Employee
Assistance Programs will be discounted by 50% off
for the first year of a new three year contract. A 25%
off discount is available for the first year with a two
year contract. We will match or beat any current
contract provided by another local EAP provider. This
offer will deliver the highest quality providers available
in the area which will result in improved EAP services
for our new business partners. Contact Rod Noel at
377.0459 or [email protected] for more information.
Culligan Water offers new Chamber member customers
who sign up for bottled water delivery 3 months of
cooler rental and 200 cone cups free of charge.
Culligan Water, 1316 College Ave., Elmira, 737.2748,
[email protected]
Downtown Health Club offers a free 30-day
membership with a key deposit to Chamber members.
This is a men’s club only, in the Mark Twain Building,
147 W. Gray Street, Elmira, 734.3421.
Elmira College Office of Continuing Education and
Graduate Studies is offering Chamber members a 15%
discount on fees for non-credit courses or certificate
programs offered in-person. Excluded are online
E-Learning courses and Elmira College credit courses.
Please call 735.1825 to register and claim your discount.
Foxwin Farm offers 10% off all riding lesson
packages. Regular rate for 10 lessons is $400;
Chamber members pay $360. The regular rate for an
introductory (one-time offer only) 5 lesson package is
$200; Chamber members pay $180. 2418 Wilawana
Rd., Elmira, 742.3332,
Greek Peak Mountain Resort offers a 20%
discount to Chamber members on all regular priced
services provided at Waterfalls Spa, located at the
resort. 2177 Clute Road, Cortland, (800) 955.2754.
GreenPoint Landscaping in Horseheads would like to
offer 10% off any residential landscaping project & 15%
off any commercial landscaping project to fellow Chamber
members and businesses. Visit
to view a comprehensive gallery of our past projects or
call 425.5131 for further details.
Image Packaging will offer FREE Logo Creation and
Design for your next project and 10% off any new
order of any promotional items including t-shirts, water
bottles, coffee mugs, pens, jackets, anything promo with
your corporate logo. 231 West Water Street, Elmira,
Information Delivery & Data Recovery Services
(ID-DR.) offers 10% off new data recovery business
and 15% off new virus clean-ups for Chamber
members and their employees. 164 E. 14th St.,
Elmira Heights, 733.2902.
Invisible Fence of the Southern Tier provides
Chamber members with $250 off a professionally installed
outdoor containment system. 2056 Grand Central Ave.,
Horseheads, 796.5062, [email protected]
LaFrance Equipment Corporation will offer Chamber
members 10% off on new fire extinguishers and service. 516
Erie St., Elmira, 733.5511, [email protected]
M&P Windows offers a 10% discount for any window
replacement job, small or large. Call 732.2669 for a
Nesco Resource will offer Chamber members $500
off a direct placement. 99 McCann’s Boulevard, Elmira,
737.1010, [email protected]
Paul Davis Emergency Services will offer a 10%
discount on uninsured services. Call today for a quote,
Paychex Payroll offers Chamber members 25% off their
first year of service. Contact is Kirk Haltiner, [email protected], (315) 877.1451 (C), and (607) 797.1549,
ext. 55707. Located at 4104 Old Vestal Road, Vestal,
Rocky’s Auto Sales, Inc. says come in, make your best
offer and we’ll take an additional $100 off the end deal.
2040 Lake Road, Elmira Heights, 733.1413, [email protected]
Sam’s Club will offer Chamber members a $10 gift card
if renewing or signing up with a business membership,
or a $25 gift card if renewing or signing up with a plus
business membership. 830 County Route 64, Building 2,
Elmira, 739.2883.
ServiceMaster of the Tri-Counties is offering Chamber
members $25 off any non-emergency services of $150
or more. Those services can be cleaning of carpets, tile
and grout, upholstery, windows, drapes, gutters, power
washing, and duct cleaning. Call 739.7236 for a quote.
For more information, visit
S&M McDonald Contracting offers red, black and
brown colored mulch for only $30 per yard. We
always load for free at our shop, or have your mulch
delivered for an additional fee. 767 S. Kinyon Street,
Elmira, 732.4034.
Swan & Sons-Morss Co., Inc. Save an additional 5%
off all of the discounts to Auto & Home policies such as
multi-car, safe driver, good student, new home, home
renovations and many more currently available.
Preferred Mutual Insurance Company sponsors this
program. For a free rate and coverage comparison,
contact Mike Ferraro, 734.6283, [email protected]
Swift Office Equipment Inc. Up to 45% off Ricoh
digital copiers, fax machines, printers and duplicators,
service and supplies on all makes and models. 2147
College Ave., Elmira Heights, 734.8155, [email protected]
Tag’s Restaurant Visit Tag’s Restaurant on Route 352
in Big Flats and enjoy 10% off your entire bill! Offer
good on all food and drink items at Tag’s Restaurant
when you dine in. Not applicable to concert tickets,
events or Tagsylvania. 3037 State Route 352, Big Flats,
562.7683, [email protected]
Twin Tier Imaging Systems offers up to 45% off
award-winning Toshiba and Lexmark digital copiers,
printers and fax machines. Low interest leasing is
available. 504 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, 732.0330,
[email protected]
The UPS Store offers Chamber members 25 cent
color copies, 7 cent black and white copies and 10%
off all other services. The UPS Store is located at 110
N. Main Street in Horseheads and can be reached at
[email protected] or 873.7161.
Vasco Brands, Inc. offers Chamber members 33% off
all Janitorial & Paper Products. Call us first for all
your Janitorial Needs. Vasco is a Jackals supporter
& supplier. 511 Budd Street, Elmira, 733.5566.
Watkins Glen International offers NASCAR
weekend tickets starting at only $65 with kids tickets for
as little as $10. Our newly expanded family camping
area makes The Glen more family friendly - and
affordable - than ever. Corporate entertaining
options are also available. For more information
or to order, call Rob Murphy, 535.2486 ext. 264,
or visit
Your Office Biz Inc. is now offering 3 hours
of Quick Books Training for $150. Regular price is
$225. For more information, call 767.6225 or visit
Zeigler Florists, Inc. offers 10% off all flowers and
general merchandise. Cash and carry only. 31 Old
Ithaca Road, Horseheads, 739.3579, [email protected]
Local and Regional
Events Calendar,
Special Offers,
And more.
Thank You Renewing Investors
Arbor Housing and Development
Arnot Mall
Bonjulie’s Main St. Bride, Prom & Tuxedo Bar
Bright Ideas by Martinec
Chemung Canal Trust Company
Combined Worksite Solutions
Economic Opportunity Program, Inc.
Empower Federal Credit Union
Fagan Engineers & Land Surveyors, PC
First Arena
First Class Glass & Mirror, LLC
Grapevine Distribution
Hard Hit Productions LLC
Journey Fitness Coaching
Is your business celebrating a
milestone anniversary this year?
Marc Rubin Associates
Nancy A. Murphy Agency
Pastricks Sports & Trophies
Providence Electric, LLC
25 Years
50 Years
75 Years
100 Years
Or More!
Any year that is an
increment of 25!
Regional Science & Discovery Center
Seniors Helping Seniors
Signature Properties
Suburban Propane
Swift Glass Company, Inc.
The Vision Center
Tioga Downs Casino
Turtle Leaf Café
White Eagle Society of Elmira
If so, please contact the Chemung Chamber so we can
recognize you at our annual Awards Breakfast
on December 1, 2015!
(607) 734-5137 • [email protected]
Wine and Design
Recent & Upcoming Events
The ARC of Chemung
Host of the March 12 , 2015
Business After Business Reception
Thursday, April 9, 2015
Business After Business Reception
Verizon Wireless
Consumer Square, 830 County Road 64
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 pm.
$5 per person*
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Business After Business Reception
Floral Beauty Greenhouses
More than 75 Chamber members attended The Arc of Chemung’s
“Business After Business” Reception on Thursday, March 12th, with
catering provided by Southern Tier Industries’ Edibles Deli.
The Arc’s Missy Goetschius
leads a tour for, from left,
Susan Perek and Diane
Greene (Empower Federal
Credit Union).
1060 Magee Street, Elmira
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
$5 per person*
Thursday, May 7, 2015
Leadership Chemung Commencement
Elmira Country Club
From left, Megan Hubbard
(Mengel, Metzger, Barr & Co.,
LLP), Maggie Ann Conwell (Ray
Jewelers), Kate Schermerhorn
(Valicenti Insurance Services, Inc.)
and Lee Saginario (GST BOCES)
work on their Leadership Chemung
community volunteer project, which
benefits The Arc of Chemung, at the
From left, Delinda Kinney
(Sam’s Club) chats with
Tom Tammaro
(Wells Fargo Advisors).
Sponsored by Chemung Canal Trust Company
1538 West Church Street, Elmira
7:30 a.m. Breakfast Buffet
8:00 a.m. Program
$25 per person
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Business After Business Reception
3037 State Route 352, Big Flats
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
$5 per person*
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
“Made in Chemung County”
Business Before Business Reception
Cameron Manufacturing & Design
727 Blostein Blvd., Horseheads
7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
$5 per person*
*Donate a Door Prize for free admission to a Business After Business.
Register Online at
• Email [email protected] • Phone (607) 734.5137 •
Save the Dates 2015!
Monday, August 3rd
27th Annual James V. Clune, Jr.
Memorial Golf Tournament
The Arc of Chemung Executive Director Mike Doherty welcomes
Thanks to The Arc of Chemung, Elmira Jackals, Ray Jewelers, and
GCP Discount Liquors and Wines, Inc. for providing door prizes.
Thursday, October 8th
Showcase Spectacular
Taste of the Tiers & Live Auction
Tuesday, December 1st
Awards Breakfast
Join our Business after Business reception.
Consumer Square store, 830 County Rd Route 64, Elmira NY
April 9th 2015
5-7 PM
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Chemung County
Chamber of Commerce
400 East Church Street
Elmira, NY 14901-2803
The mission of the Chemung County Chamber of Commerce is to represent the business community in the promotion of prosperity and the quality of life throughout its service area.
Serving Local Business
for More Than 100 Years.
This is Your Chamber.
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April Trivia Question
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What famous cartoonist lived in Horseheads?
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Proud Sponsor of Today’s Chamber
Prior to 1939, what was the main
form of local public transportation?
Elizabeth Shavalier of Chemung County Child
Care Council knew that it was the Trolley Car!
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Save the Date!!!
Regional Job Fair
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Time: 11:30 a.m.—3:30 p.m.
Location: Elmira College Murray Athletic Center
The Regional Job Fair offers employers an excellent opportunity to maximize
interaction with job seekers, to showcase career and internship information, and
to meet one-on-one with candidates for open positions.
To reserve a space complete the online registration form (see link below).
Questions please contact Corning Community College, Advising & Counseling
Phone: 607-962-9228 Toll Free: 800-358-7171 ext. 9228 Fax: 607-962-9246
Email: [email protected]
Co-sponsored by the following proud partners:
 Chemung County Chamber of Commerce
 Corning Community College & CCC Student Association
 CSS Workforce New York
 Economic Opportunity Program (EOP)
 Elmira College
 NYS Department of Labor
 Southern Tier Economic Growth (STEG)