In addition to our Signature Events, we host a variety of live and virtual programming to help members build skills and relationships.
Farm-to-table and craft food and beverage are quickly becoming central to the Finger Lakes experience. Changing consumer demands, current and emerging legislation and dynamic market conditions require thoughtful and inspired plans on behalf of producers, wholesalers, restaurateurs and allied professionals. We convene and connect with subject matter experts from across the region at our full-day summit and pop-up events throughout the year.
Details of our 2021 [Hybrid] Summit, presented by 29 Design Studio, will be released in early June.
Breakfast & Business
Hot topics. Emerging issues. Panels and round-tables. Hosted on an ad hoc basis, Breakfast & Business sessions bring together subject matter experts, thought leaders and economic influencers in forums that vary based on the scope and urgency of the subject matter.
Never stop learning! Chamber University programming addresses a wide variety of educational needs, giving you and your businesses the tools necessary to succeed and grow. In-person learning opportunities are posted in our @113 newsletter and on our Event Calendar. Online Chamber University offers more than 1,000 low-cost courses that deliver practical, actionable skills from the convenience of a computer, 24/7. To make developing and training your staff easy and affordable, all of your employees have access to these opportunities!
Our committees are comprised of volunteers who invest time and talent so that other people and businesses can share in the successes of a robust regional economy. Committees occasionally host their own events in response to member interest, market forces or emerging opportunities. They're a great way to get involved, make new professional relationships, and all have a positive influence on the region's economy!
Annual Legislative Event
Our Public Affairs Committee convenes important and informative conversations, with our NY State Representatives, on matters of local and regional importance. This annual event includes updates on new and pending legislation, emerging opportunities and a forum for questions.
Our popular live, On-Location Mixers are a great members-only networking event, whether you're an attendee or the host!
Attendees meet other local professionals, exchange contact information and share their story while learning about other businesses and new opportunities in the market. Hors d’oeuvres, tastings and raffle items make for a fun and comfortable atmosphere to talk business or just make new friends. All for just five bucks!
Hosts connect with new and existing clients in their own facilities - ideal for new product launch, introducing new staff or showing off recent renovations. On-Location Mixers customarily draw 50-80 guests!
New for 2021, [alt]Mixers are an attractive alternative for certain members. While not for everyone, [alt]Mixers are great for firms with small, hard-to-access or highly secure facilities, or firms located more than 15 minutes outside of Canandaigua.
Connect with Molly to see which Mixer would be right for you! (And book early for best availability!)
State of Canandaigua
Reimagined for 2022, leaders from the City of Canandaigua, Town of Canandaigua, and Canandaigua Local Development Corporation share the stage at this annual update on law, policy, infrastructure and the economy. This event includes a forum for questions.
State of the County
Reimagined for 2022, leaders from Ontario County Administration, Finger Lakes Visitors Connection, Ontario County Industrial Development Agency and Finger Lakes Community College share their initiatives, projects, challenges and opportunities and what members of the business community can expect as a result. This event includes a forum for questions.
Photo credit left to right, top to bottom:
Melody Burri (1, 5-8); Elisha Everson (2-4)