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Chamber's Sixty Second Survey Report Available

Posted March 28, 2014

The Chamber's Member Services Council recently conducted its annual Phonathon to thank local businesses for their support of the Chamber.


Monterey Shock Incarceration Correctional Facility Rally Held in Albany

Posted March 13, 2014

ALBANY — Correctional facility workers and lawmakers rallied Tuesday at the Capitol to protest the closing of four correctional facilities later this year.


Direct Service to Chicago Focus of WETM Segment

Posted February 27, 2014

WETM-TV recently interviewed Ann Crook (Elmira Corning Regional Airport Director of Aviation) and Kevin Keeley (President & CEO of the Chemung County Chamber of Commerce) about United Airlines' direct air service to Chicago from ELM.


2014 Community Profile and Membership Directory Available Online

Posted February 6, 2014

The Chamber's 2014 Community Profile and Membership Directory is available in a full-color PDF format online.


Chamber Hosts 108th Annual Meeting of Members

Posted January 27, 2014

The Chamber recently hosted its 108th Annual Meeting of Members on Thursday, January 23rd at the Holiday Inn Riverview in downtown Elmira.


Local Reaction to Governor's "State of the State" Address

Posted January 10, 2014

Gov. Andrew Cuomo received kudos locally for addressing taxes, government spending, economic development and educaton in his State of the State message Wednesday, but it's generally agreed that more needs to be done.


Important Chamber Member Notice: 2013 Annual Report Advertising Available

Posted January 3, 2014

The Chemung County Chamber of Commerce will be publishing its Annual Report this month.


Officials Cite Hope for NYS Tourism Growth

Posted December 27, 2013

ALBANY — The number of visitors to New York this year will hit 219 million people, a 4 percent increase from last year, state officials said.


Southern Tier Projects Awarded $82M in Economic Development Funding

Posted December 12, 2013

The Southern Tier has been awarded $81.9 million in state economic development funding for 2014, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday.


Star-Gazette Features a Conversation with First Arena Owners Freeman and Cook

Posted December 5, 2013

Elmira Downtown Arena, the company controlled by Michigan businessman Mostafa Afr, had managed First Arena in Elmira under an agreement with arena owner Southern Tier Economic Development Inc. until local businessmen Tom Freeman and Nate Cook took over the arena after an agreement was negotiated in February in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Rochester.

Freeman and Cook subsequently acquired the Elmira Jackals hockey team from the Afr family when a deal was closed in April. Freeman promised at the time that the original vision for the arena as being more than just a hockey rink would be fulfilled.


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