April 2014.indd - Cayuga County Chamber of Commerce



April 2014.indd - Cayuga County Chamber of Commerce
Chamber Connection
Grow, Support, & Community
April 2014
The State of the
City & County
Auburn City Manager Doug Selby made it a point to avoid the “gloomy
news” with his State of the City address at the Auburn Holiday Inn Thursday.
As such, he and Mayor Michael Quill focused their speeches on Auburn’s assets as opposed to the city’s issues. The mayor had the honor of speaking first,
giving the crowd of more than 150 registrants a walk-through of economic
development efforts in the city from the past year. Quill reported that there
have been more than $28 million in economic development projects over the
past year. These have led, or will lead, to 15 new downtown storefronts, 175
new housing units and 207 new jobs, he said. The mayor detailed a number of
these projects including the $3 million Plaza of the Arts from Soules and Dunn
Development Group, the $7 million rehabilitation effort of downtown Auburn
locations by JBJ Real Property and a $2.4 million expansion by Mack Studios.
Quill’s report also included an overview of the Owasco River Greenway
Trail project, which he said is close to a final design, and the renovations and
managerial changes that occurred at the Falcon Park facility and the Auburn
Doubledays, respectively. Before turning it over to the city manager to detail
“the other side of the coin,” Quill discussed some of the city’s infrastructure
programs such as its road improvement and sewer programs. Furthermore, the
mayor said the city expects the State Dam Rehabilitation project and the Mill
Street Hydroelectric Facility to be completed by the end of May.
Instead of what Quill seemed to be expecting, Selby focused his address on the impact of property taxes on city services, incoming software upgrades at Auburn City Hall and the efforts of the city’s employees themselves...
Specifically, Selby recognized Christina Selvek for her outstanding work in the
city’s planning department, he said.Notably absent from both speeches was
any discussion of the city’s multimillion dollar budget deficit or ongoing labor
negotiations with the local firefighters union. Sorting a majority of those issues out will be up to the Auburn City Council: The deadline to pass the city’s
budget is June 30.
Prior to his speech, Quill called the council “a diverse group,” saying
“we may look like we’re arguing more than usual.” However, the mayor was
confident that this debate is for the betterment of the city in the long run. “I
really believe in opinions. Everyone has one and I want everybody to express
their opinion of what they feel is best for the city.”
Source: The Citizen - Greg Mason, Staff Writer
To view the full article please visit www.auburnpub.com
Our Mission: To advocate as the voice of the business community, provide value-added services to our members, and facilitate collaboration that
supports economic development for the greater good of Cayuga County.
Chamber Office
2 State Street
Auburn, NY 13021
Office Hours
8:30 am-5:00 pm
1. State of the City & County Luncheon
2. New Members/Board of Directors &
3. IGNITE/Upcoming Events
4. Leadership Cayuga
5. Chamber Cup Tournament
6. HR One/The State Report
7. Coburn Design/EKA
8. Ambassador’s Council
9. Northstar Rentals/CSCAA
10.-11. Member News
12.-14. Member Appreciation
15. Operation Thank You!
16. CEDA
17. Empower/Springside/Haines
18. Owasco Country Club
19. The Citizen - Go & Do
20. Creme Della Creme
21. Auburn Community FCU
23. Easter at the Springside Inn
24.-25. Chamber Awards Luncheon
26. Congratulations on Years of Service
28. Now accepting Applications for LC
Welcome New
Chamber Members!
Michael J. Paciorek, MD
ENT/Facial Plastic Surgeon
37 West Garden St., Suite 109
Auburn, NY 13021
(315) 255-0606
Chamber Board of Directors
David Tehan
Karpinski, Stapleton, & Tehan
Sue Edinger
Inns of Aurora
Liz Smith
Immediate Past Chair
Unity House of Cayuga County, Inc.
A.T. Walley & Co.
Bernie Simmons
119 Genesee St.
Auburn, NY 13021
(315) 282-7314
Christopher Alger
Treasurer and Corporate Secretary
Grossman St. Amour, CPAs
Patrick Carbonaro
Legal Counsel
Carbonaro Law Offices
Balloons Restaurant
Bernie Simmons
65 Washington St.
Auburn, NY 13021
(315) 252-9761
Charles Bouley, Jr.
Kevin Ellis
Cayuga Marketing, LLC
Shawn Hubbard
299 Grant Ave.
Auburn, NY 13021
(315) 253-3410
Tom Filiak
Auburn Community Hospital
Edward Galka
Johnston Paper Company Inc.
Insource Urgent Care Center of Auburn
Mark Celmer, President
37 West Garden Street
Auburn, NY 13021
(315) 252-0000
Jeffrey Pirozzolo
Chemung Canal Trust Company
Susan Smith, Branch Manager
185 Grant Ave.
Auburn, NY 13021
(315) 253-7155
If you know a business who would benefit
by being a Chamber Member
please call (315) 252-7291
to learn more about the
Cayuga County Chamber of Commerce
Michelle Barber
Five Star Bank
Allison DiMatteo
Bouley Associates, Inc
Crème Della Crème
Richard Elliott
Beardsley Design Associates
Mike Gordon
Crown Realty
Lisa Myers
Merry-Go-Round Playhouse
Auburn Enlarged City School District
William Speck
Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES
Chamber Staff
Andrew Fish
Amy Fuller
Audrey Iwanicki
Ginny Kent
Christina Rusin
Christine Bonvino
Jennifer Watkins
Executive Director
Chamber Manager
Office Manager
Education and Resource Coordinator
Communications Coordinator
Health Insurance Navigator
Health Insurance Navigator
Grow, Support, & Community
Upcoming Events
Business After Five
Owasco Country Club
Location: Owasco Country Club, Owasco, NY
$5 Members, $7 Non Members
5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Business At Noon
Generations Bank
Location: Cayuga County Chamber of Commerce Conference Room, 2 State St.
$5 Members, $7 Non Members
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Brown Bag Lunch Seminar - “Repetitive Strain Injuries”
Active Physical Therapy Solutions
Location: 2 State Street, Auburn, NY 13021
Free to the Public
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
To RSVP Please Call (315) 252-7291 or E-mail [email protected]
“This program has given me the
opportunity to take on new challenges as
well as develop a greater investment and
interest in the county.”
- Lauren Chyle ‘10,
Musical Theater Festival
Leadership Cayuga Sponsorship Opportunity
The Cayuga County Convention & Visitor’s Bureau is offering partial sponsorship for a qualifying applicant
to the class of 2015. The sponsorship will cover one half the cost of tuition, valued at $550. Applicants should
work or be a student in hospitality, tourism or a related field.
Would you like to play host to a Leadership Cayuga session in 2014-2015?
Our sessions are held on Thursdays from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Host facilities must be able to accommodate
approximately 27 people in a conference room-type setting. Hosts are invited to give a short presentation
and/or tour of their facility. This is a good way to inform the class about an important component of our
local community - your business! Opportunities to host for full or partial session days are available.
Leadership Cayuga Now Accepting Applications for the Class of 2014-15
Since 1989, Leadership Cayuga, a highly experiential program, has been exploring important community
topics and focusing on leadership skills. Our graduates are prepared to make a positive difference in their
work and communities. Applications will be accepted and reviewed until June 15, or until the class is full.
The program begins with an Orientation Retreat on September 12 and 13, 2014. Graduation will take place in
early June.
Take the next step and become part of something truly important. Applications are available at
You may also contact us at 315.252.7291 or [email protected] with questions or to have
an application faxed or mailed to you.
Chamber Cup
Highland Golf and Country Club
Monday, June 9, 2014
Captain & Crew Format - Men, Women, and Mixed Divisions
Join us for a fun day in the sun and show off your golf skills, while competing for
The Chamber Cup!
Hole-in-One Contests
$15,000 Cash
Win a Car!
$500 per each 4-some - INCLUDES
Mulligan & Putting Contest
Putting Contest Winner gets $200 Cash
1st and 2nd Place in all Divisions
Longest Drive/Closest to the Pin
Raffle and 50/50
Golf Package Includes:
Cart & Greens Fees
Reception & Dinner
Networking Opportunities
Compete for the Chamber Cup!
The Winning Team holds the Cup for one year!
Entry Deadline is June 3, 2014
9:30 Registration
10:00 Shotgun Start
Lunch on Course
4:30 Dinner
___Yes! Sign me up for a Team of 4 Golfers
___Yes! I am interested in Chamber Cup
Sponsor Opportunities
___Yes! I am donating a raffle prize
___Yes! I want to be a committee member
___Yes! I want to volunteer at the event
Chamber Cup Registration
Entry Deadline June 3, 2014
City, State, Zip:_____________________
Please Invoice me for $__________
Name on Card____________________
Acct # __________________________
Exp. Date _______________________
Mail to:
Cayuga County Chamber of Commerce
2 State Street, Auburn, NY 13021
Phone: (315) 252-7291 Fax: (315) 255-3077
E-mail: [email protected]
Did You Know...
Internships offer mutually beneficial opportunities for both employers
and students?
Offering internships to college students can be an inexpensive way to supplement the workforce and provide students with an opportunity to gain valuable career-related work experience and apply classroom knowledge to real world work in mentored environments. For employers, they offer assistance with seasonal or project needs, and infuse companies with youthful energy and cuttingedge ideas and technologies. Internships can be paid or unpaid, part- or full-time.
If your organization is going to establish a student internship program, determine the program’s objectives, the training that will be
provided, and the activities the student(s) will perform prior to the first day of the internship. Taking these steps will not only help
ensure the success of the internship program but will also assist you in deciding if a student should be classified as an employee or
an unpaid trainee.
An employer that fails to properly classify a student intern as an employee can be liable for back wages, unpaid overtime, unpaid
payroll taxes and benefits, and penalties.
If you have questions, call HR One’s Human Resource Helpline at 1.800.457.8829.
This HR eNews is not intended to render legal advice but is meant for general informational purposes only.
Small Business Day
The Business Council joined with Chambers of Commerce and other business advocacy groups to advocate for New
York’s small businesses at Small Business Day in March.
Approximately 100 participants representing small businesses, trade associations and chambers of commerce attended the event. The agenda included repealing the wage notification portion of the Wage Theft Prevention Act,
mandate relief, reforming New York’s Scaffold Law, out-of-network coverage, the 18-a energy tax, the manufacturers’ credit and paid sick leave.
“Small business day focuses on how small employers are challenged by New York’s tax and regulatory climate,”
said Heather C. Briccetti, Esq., president and CEO of The Business Council of New York State. “Eighty percent of
our 2,400 members have fewer than 100 employees, so we welcome this opportunity to share their concerns and
help push for measures that make New York’s small business climate more conducive to growth.”
Material from The Business Council of New York State, Inc.
For more information, visit www.bcnys.org.
2014 Ambassadors Council
Felix Melendez,
Kim Baley
Michelle Barber
Gina Lamannis
Catherine Bartolotta Redfield
Rhonda Sheffield
John Taylor
Kim Guzalak
Anita Leitgeb
Gillian DiMora
Stacy DeForrest
Paul Laurie
Pamela Baker
Katrina Wilson
This dedicated group of volunteers works hard to promote the Chamber and to
welcome and nurture new members. You will see Ambassadors welcoming new
members by attending ribbon cuttings and stopping by businesses to say hello and
to answer any questions about the services and benefits of the Chamber.
Ambassadors also volunteer to help at Chamber sponsored events like Business
After Five, the Annual Chamber Cup Golf Tournament or at our Annual Dinner.
If you are interested in joining the ambassadors council contact the
chamber today!
Call 315-252-7291 for more information on becoming an Ambassador!
Member News
Are you caring for a loved one with Alzheimer ’s disease or some other form of dementia? Are you having
difficulty understanding why your loved one acts the way they do and how to best care for them? Home
Instead Senior Care will hold a Family Caregiver Workshop on Wednesday, May 14, 2014, from 6:00
PM—9:00 PM at Auburn Community Hospital 3rd Floor Medical Staff Conference Room. Call Liza Kelly
315-252-2354 to register by Tuesday, May 13, 2014.
For More Information Contact (315) 252-2354
Calling All Artists!
Unity House is introducing a new fine arts and crafts festival this summer. Art Flaire is scheduled for
Saturday, June 14 from 10:00am – 4:00pm outside on the beautiful park-like grounds of the Case Mansion and First Presbyterian Church in Auburn. We are seeking high-end artisans to exhibit and sell their
artwork during the show. Booth space is $60 for a 10’ x 10’ spot. Applications with three photos of artwork
and non-refundable payment are due (postmarked or emailed) by Wednesday, April 30. All proceeds from
Art Flaire will benefit Unity House. Show information, art standards, and the application form are available online: www.unityhouse.com. Art Flaire will become an annual event – we hope you’ll join us for this
inaugural festival!
For More Information Contact (315)253-6227 x 313
Unity House Annual Board Dinner & Awards Ceremony
Monday, April 28, 2014 - 5:30 – 8:00 pm - Springside Inn, Auburn - $35 per person
Please join us as we celebrate Unity House’s 2013 achievements, recognize our dedicated Board of Directors, and pay tribute to volunteerism and caring in our community. Guest speaker: Nicole Spear of SelfAdvocacy Association of New York (SANYS). Presentation of the 4th annual Fred Atkins Community Service Award to Bruce Sherman of Tompkins Trust Company, and the 3rd Open Arms Award to Jay Harmon
of The Haunt in Ithaca.
RSVP before April 18 by calling 315-253-6227 or email: [email protected]
For More Information Contact (315) 253-6227
Looking for a Caterer for your next event?
Panera Bread is looking to help you with all your catering needs. Delivery options are available upon
request. Also make sure to ask about their new menu! For more information please contact Carrie Burns,
Catering Coordinator, Auburn Panera Bread, (315)252-8183
For More Information Contact (315) 252-8183
Business Opportunity: Owasco Paddles, LLC
Check out an amazing opportunity: Owasco Paddles, LLC. Located in Emerson
Park on Owasco Lake; the perfect summer business. It did well its first year and
there is a lot of brand new inventory in anticipation of doing even better this year.
Please visit the website at www.owascopaddles.com. For more details if interested,
please contact Marla Connelly at [email protected]
Grow, Support, & Community
Member News
New Beginnings Home Care, Inc. will be having an Open House on June 1st, 2014, from 9AM-1PM. The
Red Cross will also be hosting a blood drive during this time. Come out and see why we are the Agency
that, “Goes the Extra Mile!” Check out our employment opportunities while you are here!
There is something for everyone! New Beginnings Home Care, Inc. is located at 14 East Garden Street
(Behind Little Caesars). Questions? Call (315)255-3390 Ext. 312.
For More Information Contact (315) 255-3390 Ext 312
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Cayuga County
248 Grant Avenue • Auburn, NY 13021
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 • 5:30-7:30pm
For More Information Contact [email protected]
Happy Spring from Young Living - Kim Guzalak! It’s been awhile, so I wanted to catch up with you for a
minute and fill you in on the awesome things happening with Young Living! First, Young Living celebrates
its 20th anniversary this year!! I am so excited and this years convention is going to be Amazing! When
Gary Young throws a party, he throws a party! If you can ever make to convention, you will truly find it to
be a life changing event! Check it out here... http://www.youngliving.com/convention/en Because I am so
excited about this years convention and Young Living celebrating 20 years, I wanted to celebrate and share
that excitement with my team! I am giving away one of Young Living’s newest diffusers!
For More Information Contact Kim at(315) 729-6998
Easter Brunch Buffet at Hilton Garden Inn and BeauVine Chophouse!
Don’t let chocolates and marshmallow chicks be the most memorable things you eat on Easter — make
reservations for a special brunch. BeauVine ChopHouse located at the Hilton Garden Inn in Auburn is
serving a delicious brunch buffet featuring carved Prime Rib and ham, cooked to order omelets and much
more...Plus, the Easter Bunny will hand out treats and be available for pictures! Call now to make reservations and create wonderful Easter memories!
BeauVine Chophouse at Hilton Garden Inn, 74 State Street, Auburn
(315) 252-5511, Sunday, April 20th from 10 am – 2 pm.
$26 for adults, $13 for children, 5 yrs and under free
For More Information Contact (315) 730-0871
Job Fair At Cayuga Community College
The partners of the Cayuga Works Career Center invite you to participate in a Job Fair on Tuesday, April
22, 2014 from I :00 pm - 4:00 pm. The Job Fair will be held in Spartan Hall on the Cayuga Community
College Campus. There is no cost for businesses or jobseekers to participate in this event.
For more information you can email [email protected] for a copy of the registration or call the
career center at 253-1590.
For More Information Contact (315) 253-1590
If you have an upcoming event, or would like to see your
business news listed in the Member News
contact [email protected]
or call (315) 252-7291 today!
Thank you to all of our Members Who Have Renewed for 2014
Nucor Steel Auburn, Inc
Anchor Resort & Marina Inc.
Bergan & Young, Inc.
Dependable Disposal / Morgan Rubbish Removal
FoxFur Communications
Inn at the Finger Lakes
Link P Web Inc.
Michael J. Paciorek, MD ENT/Facial Plastic Surgery
Osteria Salina Restaurant, Bakery & Creperie
Rich & Gardner Construction Company Inc.
Springside Inn/Oak&Vine
Auburn Community Hospital
City of Auburn
Empower FCU
Five Star Bank
Johnston Paper Co., Inc.
McQuay International
4 Tin Fish Farm
A.T. Walley & Co.
Auburn Community Federal Credit Union
Balloons Restaurant & Catering Company
Bass Pro Shops
Beardsley Design Associates
Bouley Associates, Inc.
C&S Companies
Chemung Canal Trust Company
Coburn Design, Inc.
Creme della Creme Copywriting and Communication
Currier Plastics, Inc.
EMCom, Inc.
Goulds Pumps/XLYEM Inc.
Grant Ave Development (Arbys)
Hilton Garden Inn
Holiday Inn
Home Depot
Karpinski, Stapleton, & Tehan, P.C.
Medent-Community Computer Service, Inc.
Owasco Country Club
Owasco Paddles
Savannah Bank, N.A.
The Citizen
Tompkins Trust Company
TRW Automotive
Wegmans Food Market
Auburn Ale House
Cayuga County Legislature, Chair
Cayuga/Seneca Community Action Agency, Inc.
Community Bank NA
Hammond & Irving, Inc.
AmeriCu Credit Union
Auburn Enlarged City School District
Bo-Mer Plastics, LLC
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC
Buffalo Wild Wings
Cayuga Community College
Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES Regional Education Center
Children’s Health Specialists
Days Inn
Dermody Burke & Brown CPA’s, LLC
Eastern Copy Products, Inc.
Fox Dealerships
Grossman St. Amour, CPAs
Hancock & Estabrook, LLP
Hiscock & Barclay, LLP
Hotel Clarence
JC Penney Company, Inc.
Keuka College
Main & Pinckney Equipment, Inc.
O’Hara Machinery, Inc.
Save-A-Lot Food Stores
Seneca Cayuga ARC
Suburban Propane
Sugarman Law Firm
Summit Automotive Group - Chevy, Buick, Pontiac, GMC, Ford, Dodge
SWBR Architects
Unity House of Cayuga County, Inc.
Verizon Wireless
Wells College
10 Fitch, LLC
Access to Home Care Services, Inc.
Adecco Employment Service
AET Automotive Specialists
AFL-CIO Cayuga County
American Red Cross of Cayuga County
Anyela’s Vineyards
Grow, Support, & Community
ARISE Child and Family Service, Inc.
Auburn Audiology PC
Auburn Beautification Commission
Auburn Discount Liquor
Auburn Doubledays
Auburn Downtown Business Improvement District
Auburn Ear Nose & Throat Services
Auburn Education Foundation
Auburn Industrial Dev. Authority
Auburn Medical Transport Co., Inc.
Auburn Obstetrics & Gynocology
Auburn Orthopedic Specialists
Auburn Players Community Theatre
Auburn Public Theater
Auburn Pulmonary & Sleep Medicine
Auburn Sherlock Homes Real Estate
Auburn Small Animal Hospital
Auburn Tank & Manufacturing Co., Inc.
Aversa Agency Inc.
B.E. Hedges, Inc.
Baker Carpet House
Bee Attitudes Honey
Bluefield Manor Housing,Inc.
Buffington & Hoatland CPA’s, PLLC
Builder’s Choice Lumber Co.
Cameron Group LLC
Canal Society of NYS
Cannon West Inc.
Carbonaro Law Offices, P.C.
Casowasco Camp, Conference & Retreat Center
Cayuga Community Fund - CNY Community Foundation
Cayuga Community Health Network, Inc
Cayuga Counseling Services
Cayuga County Assoc. of Realtors, Inc.
Cayuga County Habitat for Humanity Inc.
Cayuga County Industrial Development Agency
Cayuga County Office of Tourism
Cayuga Economic Development Agency
Cayuga Marketing LLC
Cayuga Wine Trail, Inc.
Cayuga Works Career Center
CC Plus, Inc.
CC’s Tavern
Central Building LLC
Centro of Cayuga
Champions for Life
Chantelle Marie Lakehouse
Child Care Solutions
Clean Start Systems, LLC
CNY Asthma & Allergy Consultants
Coffee Host
Contemporary Personnel Staffing Incorporated
Contiguglia Law Offices, LLP
Cornell Cooperative Extension
Corrosion Control, Inc.
Cosentino’s Florist
Cuddy & Ward, LLP CPA’s
Cuddy Financial Services
Custom Sensors, Inc.
D’Alberto Refrigeration Service, Inc.
Deborah A. Geer, Surgical, PLLC
Dickman Farms LLC
Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery
DuMond Ag, LLC
E John Gavras Center
East Hill Family Medical
Edward T. Boyle Center
Elderberry Pond
Elderchoice, Inc.
Emerson Park Pavilion/ H&J Hospitality
Emmi’s Realty
Empire Hardware
Energy Next, Inc.
Evergreen Heights
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
Expert Clutter Removal Service
Faatz-Crofut Home For The Elderly
Farm Bureau of Cayuga County
Fidelis Care New York
Finger Lakes Business Services, Inc.
Finger Lakes Communication Co., Inc.
Finger Lakes Photography
Finger Lakes Railway
Finger Lakes SPCA of Central New York
Finger Lakes Technologies Group
Finger Lakes Times
Fingerlakes Bariatrics
Fingerlakes Furniture Warehouse
Fingerlakes Mall
First Data/First Niagara Bank Alliance
First Presbyterian Church
Fred L. Emerson Foundation
Generations Bank
Genesee Garden Apartments
Genesee Mall LLC
Genson Overhead Door, Inc.
Greene Gate Career Counseling
Haines Publishing
Harriet Tubman Home Inc.
Haylor, Freyer & Coon
Head West Salon & Spa
Hejamada Campground & RV Park
HEP Sales
Highland Park Golf Club
Hillside Children’s Center, Inc.
HOLT Architects, P.C.
Home Instead Senior Care
Hospice of the Finger Lakes
HR One, Inc.
Hummel’s Office Plus
Ide Machine Company, Inc.
Image Agent
Insource Urgent Care Center of Auburn
Izzo’s White Barn Winery
King Ferry Winery Inc., Maker of Treleaven Wine
Kosta’s Bar & Grill
Lake Country Affiliates, Inc, The Gardner Agency
Lake Country Real Estate, Inc.
Lakes Church
Langham Funeral Home, LLC
LIG Computing/Cayuga Internet
Lilly Plumbing & Heating
Lowe’s Home Improvement
Mack Studio, Inc.
Majorpalooza Incorporated
Mason & Grant Air Handling, Inc.
Matthew House, Inc
Merry-Go-Round Playhouse
Midstate Mutual Insurance Co.
Montessori School of the Finger Lakes
Moochler Physical Therapy PC
Morgans Half Acre Produce
Murphy Real Estate
Naumann Chiropractic
New Hope Mills
North Star Management
Northeast Decorating & Exhibit Services, Inc.
O’Hara Farms, Inc.
Packwood House
Panera Bread
Pathfinders CTS, Inc.
Pepper’s Discount Liquors
Picciano Real Estate
Pick-N-Pull Auto Parts
Pinnacle Investments
Premier Catering
Premier Payroll Processing, Inc.
Property Restoration Inc.
Pour Lance’s Coffee & Water Service, Inc.
Pumpkin Hill Bistro
Repair Plus
Rescue Mission Alliance
RG Wright Agency, Inc.
Richard J. Freeman, MD
Riester’s General Service, Inc.
RJ Jewelers
RMP Properties, LLC
Robert C Dempsey Agency
Sagemark Consulting
Saint Mary’s Church
Sam’s Shoe Service
Samuel Giacona, Attorney at Law
Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center
SCORE-Chapter 201 Auburn
Seneca Lake Winery Association
Seniors Helping Seniors
Seward House
Seymour Library
Shaw & Boehler
Sheffield’s Seed Company, Inc.
Sherwin Williams
Small Business Development Center
Staff Leasing Inc.
Stanton Automatics Inc.
Staples, Inc.
Stoda Corporation
Strawberry Fields Hydroponic Farm
Sullivan Horticulture Sales
Sunnycrest, Inc.
Super Clean Laundry
Superior Insulation Company
Surgical Services of Auburn
Tanner-Ibbotson, Inc.
The Athenaeum of Skaneateles
The Jacobs Press, Inc.
The Liberty Store
The Printery
The Salvation Army
The UPS Store
Theresa Casper-Klock, DDS
Thirsty Owl Wine Company
Thurston Law Office, P.C.
Tiki Sauna Studio
Tomato Festival of Central New York
Town of Fleming
Towpath Machine
Tuxill House LLC
Two Plus Four Management Company
Ukrainian National Club
United Way of Cayuga County
Village of Union Springs
Washington St. Partners
Website Solutions of CNY
Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC
Whiting’s Wallpaper & Paint
Woodmen of the World
Young Living Essential Oils
Thank you to all
Cayuga County Chamber of Commerce
Members who have renewed for 2014!
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Owasco Country Club is home to a beautiful nine hole golf course with eighteen
challenging tee boxes, a full service pro shop, beautiful Har-Tru clay tennis courts,
kid’s summer camps, a gourmet dining facility and two outdoor patios.
The rich history of OCC includes prestigious members such as W.H. Seward Jr., a
former course record holder, and PGA member Walter Hagen, a former club professional.
Bob Fagan recently wrote a review calling Owasco Country Club
not only charming, but challenging.
“gem you will want to play!”
Bob Fagan is an accomplished player and instructor,
PGA Section Executive Director, and highly acclaimed golf writer.
The 100 year old stately clubhouse provides exquisite dining overlooking the
pristine waters of Owasco Lake. The restaurant offers both a casual tavern
setting as well as fine dining. It’s a prime location for weddings and other
banquet events and available to members at no charge.
Visit our website at WWW/WASCO#OUNTRY#LUBCOMsClick on the Become a Member Drop Down
Call Carolyn Moore at 315-252-3580 or Pro Mark Flurschutz at 315-253-3971
May 2014
Finger Lakes Grants Information Center Events Schedule
Introduction to Fundraising Planning
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
A successful nonprofit organization has diversified funding streams. If your organization has
never developed a fundraising plan or calendar, this session is for you. It provides an overview
of the process of strategically thinking through the components of a fundraising plan. You’ll
learn how to:
Take stock of your organization’s strengths and assets
Develop a case statement
Set fundraising goals
Identify funding partners
Prepare a fundraising plan and calendar
There is no fee for this Foundation Center workshop.
RSVP by Monday, May 12 at 315-252-7291 or [email protected]
Understanding Collaboration Workshop
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Strategic collaborations, joint programming, and mergers are becoming more and more important to the nonprofit sector every day and understanding your options for working collaboratively to achieve mission-critical impact is a must for today’s nonprofit leaders.
This class walks you through the basics of collaboration and provides you with:
an understanding of why nonprofits are choosing collaboration
knowledge on the range of collaboration options available
a framework for the basic process steps in forging successful collaborative relationships
action steps for further exploration
access to model collaborations
There is no fee for this Foundation Center workshop.
RSVP by Monday, May 26 at 315-252-7291 or [email protected]
Happy Easter
from Springside Inn
Sunday April 20th
for reservations call:
The Easter Bunny
will be here!
Easter Dinner... Seating at 3:30pm
Choose from the option of our served
"Family Style" Service or Buffet Dinner
Please let us know which option at time of booking your reservation.
* Garden Salad
* Fresh Baked Rolls (plus tax and gratuity)
* Roast Sirloin of Beef 10 years & under
1/2 Price
* Baked Chicken
4 years & under
* Virginia Baked Ham
* Raisin Sauce
* Sauteed' Vegetables
* Yankee Stuffing
* Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
* Cheese Soufflé
* Desserts
* Coffee/Tea
Reserve now for Mother’s Day, May 11th Brunch Buffet & Dinner
Sponsored By:
Auburn Discount Liquor
Celebrating 30 Years of Service
December 2013
IGNITE Cayuga County’s Young Professionals
Celebrating 10 Years of Service
April 15, 2014
Auburn Education Foundation
Celebrating 10 Years of Service
*Thursday, May 15th - The Capitol Steps
Friday, June 6th - 3rd Annual Alumni Hall of Distinction
call 315-255-3827 for more information
Bass Pro Shops
Celebrating 10 Years of Service
June 2014
A.T. Walley & Co.
Celebrating 1 Year of Service
April 15, 2014
Finger Lakes Art Co-Op
Celebrating 1 Year of Service
May 2, 2014
If you have a anniversary approaching please let us know, so we can recognize you!
A decade later, we’re stronger than ever
Daniel Lovell
Over the past several months, I’ve had the opportunity to delve into IGNITE’s past. Steering Committee member and former IGNITE
chair Maureen Riester and I have been digging through archives, talking to former IGNITE members and supporters and learning all
we can, all in preparation for our 10th year as an organization.
Ten years may not seem like a lot, but in the world of young professionals groups, it’s an important milestone. Not only have we stuck
together, but we’ve grown, both in size and in effectiveness.
In 2004, IGNITE’s main goals were to bring young professionals together, to provide networking and educational opportunities, to
introduce younger people to the bounty of Cayuga County. It was a successful effort, and one championed by Terri Bridenbecker,
then executive director of the chamber of commerce. She believed young professionals were vitally important to the future of the
community. She believed that so strongly that following her unexpected passing in 2009, her family asked that donations be made to
IGNITE to help fund future initiatives.
We’ve been lucky to have the support of the Cayuga County Chamber of Commerce and its current executive director, Andrew Fish.
With his guidance and support, IGNITE turned its attention outward. Rather than focus on young professionals alone, we focused on
community and on making a difference. Our mission was changed to reflect that new focus: “to enhance the value of living and working in Cayuga County.” A new IGNITE was born.
That IGNITE became more visible than ever, volunteering and raising funds for Matthew House, Relay for Life, Y-Pals and so much
more. Not content to do the work without being allowed a voice, IGNITE began advocating to get young professionals appointed to
local community boards. To fund IGNITE initiatives, paid memberships were introduced. IGNITE had a funding source, respect
and, more than ever, a voice in the community.
Today’s IGNITE benefits greatly from the hard work of so many over the past 10 years, and we continue to build on the successes
of the past. We’ve just held our third and most successful IGNITE the Winter festival, which has become known as Auburn’s premier winter event. We held the only City Council candidate forum that was open to the public, packing the Hilton Garden Inn. We
secured a grant to help install two beautiful gateway signs welcoming visitors to the city. Our annual holiday party has become a
much-anticipated charity event. Soon we will announce the launch of a new program we’ve developed to help familiarize and acclimate young professionals to our area.
Today’s IGNITE is stronger than ever, thanks to our founders, our mentors and every member who has contributed over the years.
We are stronger thanks to the partners and sponsors who have stood behind us each step of the way: the Chamber of Commerce, the
city of Auburn, the Auburn Downtown Business Improvement District, Cayuga County Office of Tourism and so many more. We are
stronger thanks to the companies who have generously sponsored our events or welcomed us as guests. I believe we are strongest because we are empowered by a commitment to community shared on every street, every storefront, every office, every farm in Cayuga
A decade may not be such a long time, but thanks to the community that rallied around us, the mentors who believed in us, and
some hard work, we’ve come an awfully long way. And we’re not nearly done yet. We will continue to enhance the value of living and
working in Cayuga County, all while proving that young professionals are not just the leaders of tomorrow, but the leaders of today.
We invite you to join us Tuesday, April 15 as we celebrate a decade of IGNITE. The party starts at 5:30 at AT Walley & Co. The community is welcome to come and share food and fellowship. I’d like to thank AT Walley & Co. and Balloons catering for generously
sponsoring the event. In just one year in business, AT Walley has been a big IGNITE supporter, and we’re grateful for all they’ve
If you’d like to help IGNITE grow, please consider signing up as a member. Learn more at ignite-cny.org.
Daniel Lovell is IGNITE chairman and an Auburn resident. Reach him at [email protected]
Now Accepting Applications for Leadership Cayuga
Class of 2014-2015
What is
Leadership Cayuga?
Recent alumni members had this to say:
Participating in Leadership Cayuga was
one of the best decisions I have made in a
while. It really opened my eyes to what
actually goes on in Cayuga County. The
people I met, the things I saw and did in
Cayuga County far exceeded my expectations. I look
forward to becoming a great asset to this community
in the future.
-Ryan May, business executive, Johnston Paper Company
One measure of a community’s greatness is the voluntary contribution
made by its leaders.
Leadership Cayuga stimulates publicminded thinking and increases the base
of informed, capable leaders who are
committed to using their talents to
add to the vitality of our community.
For 25 years, Leadership Cayuga has
prided itself on graduating dedicated
community leaders. Without a doubt,
our 500+ alumni are among the most
-Cord Heine, environmental engineer, Nucor Steel informed citizens in Cayuga County.
Great experience. Leadership Cayuga is
great for people new to the area.
I recommend more trips for further
learning about local industry.
It is important that the leaders in
our community are connected. We
need to communicate and network
to pool resources in order to better
our community. Awareness of these
resources is vital.
-Ron Gorney, building principal, Auburn Enlarged City School
...(Leadership Cayuga) awakened my senses
in ways that have helped me to know myself
better and see how I can be an active part
of the vibrant future of Cayuga County by
giving me a rare glimpse into the diverse
fabric of our community. What we have
here is truly great and to be cherished by all..
-Kelly Anderson; director, Real Property Tax Services, Cayuga County
Session topics include economic
development, education, local
government, personal leadership
skills,justice system, board governance,
social media and more. The class visits
significant business, tourism and
historic sites.
Our class projects have the
potential to make a positive impact on
the quality of life in our communities,
and provide the opportunity for class
members to work together within a
common theme. Project concepts are
submitted by alumni members and other
local leaders.
For an application or more information:
[email protected]
315.252.7291or visit 2 State St., Auburn, NY 13021
http://www.cayugacountychamber.com get-involvedj leadership cayuga/