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"Trolley into Mark Twain Country" Summer Dates Set

Posted June 10, 2013

The popular "Trolley into Mark Twain Country" tours will return on Tuesday, July 2nd!

Survey Results: Seven Funding Education Questions From & For The Business Community

Posted May 24, 2013

Hundreds of explanatory and sometimes emotional comments clarified individual responses to the Chamber’s recent Funding Education survey, but the collective opinion of the business community is that major steps must be taken soon to improve the cost and quality of Education, not just locally but statewide and nationally as well.

First Arena Update: Brew Pub Operation is Planned for Downtown Elmira

Posted May 21, 2013

The brew pub slated to open this fall at First Arena will be more than a microbrewery in the heart of downtown Elmira, its developers said.

Finger Lakes Region Makes International Yahoo! List

Posted May 3, 2013

Upstate New York’s Finger Lakes are sparkling in the sunlight this morning — they made Yahoo! Travel’s online list of 10 lakeside vacation spots that “have it all.”

New Owners to Revitalize Downtown's First Arena

Posted April 12, 2013

New owners of the First Arena Tom Freeman and Nathan Cook held a press conference on April 10th to share their vision for the future. Local business owners, area representatives and regional officials were present during this press conference to share in the good news.

Chemung Chamber Launches New Mark Twain Country Travel Guide

Posted April 2, 2013

The Chemung County Chamber of Commerce recently launched its new 2013-2014 Mark Twain Country Travel Guide.

"Twin Tiers Treasures" Highlights Elmira as Twain Scholar Destination

Posted March 12, 2013

Many Twin Tiers residents know about the Mark Twain Study and Quarry Farm, and their connection to Samuel Clemens’ years in Elmira.

Guest Viewpoint: Chamber of Commerce Sees Optimism Ahead

Posted February 26, 2013

Some things never change. The remarkable resiliency which has characterized the community for generations was called upon in 2012, and the collective response of the community to some hefty challenges is what justifies Chamber of Commerce optimism for the new year.

Local Housing Market Continues to Rise

Posted January 18, 2013

Home sales and prices are poised to continue to rise throughout 2013 and extend the recovery that began last year, marking the end of a five-year slump brought on by the burst of the housing bubble.

N.Y.S. Representatives React to "Fiscal Cliff" Legislation

Posted January 2, 2013

WASHINGTON — The House voted late Tuesday to approve a Senate-passed compromise bill to avert the “fiscal cliff” of tax increases and spending cuts. The vote was 257-167 with all but one of New York's House Republicans voting in favor of the bill.

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