***2020 has been an unusual year in every market. Much of our programming has been postponed, canceled or "virtualized" but the value of these opportunities is enduring. As our people and our market recover from the effects of COVID19, you'll see more and more opportunities like the ones outlined here. We invite you to watch our events calendar for updates.
In addition to our Signature Events, we host a variety of more intimate programming to help members build skills and relationships.
Farm-to-table and craft food and beverage are quickly becoming core 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.
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! Our Chamber University programming addressses a wide variety of educational needs, giving you and your businesses the tools necessary to succeed. 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.
A great members-only networking event, whether you're an attendee or the host!
Attendees get to meet other local professionals, exchange contact information and share their story while learning about other businesses and new opportunities in the market. Hors d’oeveres, tastings and raffle items make for a fun and comfortable atmosphere to talk business or just make new friends. All for just five dollars!
Hosting a mixer is a great way to tell your story, invite prospective new customers into your space and re-connect with your colleagues. Contact Elisha Everson, IOM, to learn about hosting a mixer!
State of Canandaigua
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
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)