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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.


Chamber's Showcase Spectacular Online Auction Opens for Bidding

Posted October 1, 2014

The Chemung County Chamber of Commerce Showcase Spectacular Online Auction is open for bidding until 10:00 p.m. on Friday, October 31st at http://auction.chemungchamber.org.


2014 Award Nomination Forms Now Available

Posted September 1, 2014

With the Annual Awards Breakfast, sponsored by Elmira Savings Bank, scheduled for December 2nd, the Chamber is inviting nominations for a number of distinguished honors.


Leadership Chemung Accepting Applications for 2014-2015 until August 29th

Posted August 6, 2014

Leadership Chemung is designed to develop individuals for future leadership roles in Chemung County and the Southern Tier.


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