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Chamber Salutes Local Olympian Molly Huddle With Banner Campaign

Posted July 26, 2012

The Chemung County Chamber of Commerce, in a show of support for local Olympian Molly Huddle, recently arranged for the creation and distribution of banners that will be on display at area businesses throughout the coming weeks.

Elmira Business Owners React to Affordable Care Act

Posted July 9, 2012

The day the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act, Elmira business owner Gina Mitchell got a notice in the mail saying the costs for providing health insurance to her employees next year would increase by 15 percent.

Trolley into Mark Twain Country Tours Start July 3 from New Location

Posted June 25, 2012

The Chemung County Chamber of Commerce’s Trolley into Mark Twain Country begins its 2012 summer tours on Tuesday, July 3. The trolley is operated as a joint effort between C TRAN (formerly Chemung County Transit) and the Chemung County Chamber of Commerce, providing tours each summer to promote tourism in our area.

Direct Delta Flights Between ELM and New York City Begin

Posted June 8, 2012

BIG FLATS - For the first time in more than 10 years, a passenger plane from New York City touched down at the Elmira Corning Regional Airport on Thursday, and local officials were in a mood to celebrate.

O'Mara: Museum Week is Underway Locally, Statewide

Posted June 1, 2012

Elmira — State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) recently reminded area residents that a number of regional museums and historical societies will be sponsoring special events and activities as part of the inaugural “New York State Museum Week” from May 31 to June 6, 2012.

DOT Awards $1.3M to Chemung County Transit for Clean Energy Buses

Posted May 22, 2012

On Monday, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that $1,370,000 in federal funding was awarded to the Chemung County Transit System through the Department of Transportation State of Good Repair Program. Chemung County Transit System will use this federal grant to purchase eight new clean energy buses and a power generator that can be used in inclement weather and during emergencies.

Congressman Reed Fields Questions on Energy Policy, Flood Zone Remapping

Posted May 7, 2012

From FEMA flood maps to a comprehensive energy plan, Congressman Tom Reed fielded a multitude of questions Tuesday morning (5/1) from a gathering sponsored by the Chemung County Chamber of Commerce at the Holiday Inn-Riverview in Elmira.

Pro-Fracking Communities May Be First Approved by New York State DEC

Posted April 26, 2012

ALBANY -- Areas of New York that have been supportive of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas could be the first to get approval if the state Department of Environmental Conservation allows the technique, according to lawmakers and lobbyists.

Manufacturers Anchor Glass, CAF USA Make Headlines

Posted April 13, 2012

The city of Cincinnati’s ready to start negotiations with its preferred streetcar provider, CAF USA, for five streetcars. The first car could be finished in about 18 months.

NY Works Program Aims to Boost Economy Through Infrastructure Improvements

Posted April 4, 2012

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday details of how the state will distribute nearly $1.2 billion in expedited funding for road and bridge projects.

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