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Transportation Council Seeks Comments on Freight Study

Posted March 2, 2015

The Elmira Chemung Transportation Council is seeking comment from Chamber members on its freight study as part of its "Elmira Chemung Transportation Plan 2035: Challenges and Opportunities".


Star-Gazette Reports on 22nd Annual Economic Forum

Posted February 13, 2015

The Southern Tier is poised for a major economic comeback in the next five to 10 years, according to speakers at Thursday's annual economic forum in Elmira.


Chamber's 2015 Community Profile & Membership Directory Available Online

Posted February 3, 2015

The Chamber's 2015 Community Profile & Membership Directory is available online and in print.


Senator Tom O'Mara Responds to Lift on LNG Ban

Posted January 28, 2015

State Senator Tom O'Mara (R-C, Big Flats), chairman of the Senate Environmental Conservation Committee, welcomed today's action by the state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to adopt regulations authorizing the construction of liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities for transportation purposes.


Legislative Gazette Reports on Southern Tier Officials' Hope for Gaming License

Posted January 20, 2015

Southern Tier lawmakers are hopeful for a Vegas-style casino at Tioga Downs after Gov. Andrew Cuomo requested an additional license to be awarded for a fourth upstate casino.


Wage Theft Prevention Act Reform Bill Passes

Posted January 1, 2015

The Chemung County Chamber of Commerce's Public Affairs Council has long-supported reform of the Wage Theft Prevention Act, citing it as an unnecessary and bothersome law which imposes additional and redundant paperwork on employees. Legislation to reform the act was approved by strong, bipartisan majorities in both the NYS Senate and Assembly.


New York State Fracking Ban Focus of WETM Report

Posted December 22, 2014

ELMIRA, N.Y. (18 NEWS) - The decision to ban hydraulic fracturing in New York State will have a significant economic impact in Chemung County and the rest of the Southern Tier.


Finger Lakes Wine Country Winter Tourism Promotion Underway

Posted December 8, 2014

Finger Lakes Wine Country recently launched its annual Winter in Wine Country tourism promotion.



2015 Community Profile & Membership Directory Ad Deadline Approaching

Posted November 4, 2014

The Chamber of Commerce will be publishing the 2015 Community Profile & Membership Directory in January 2015.


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