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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.


Online Petitions Available for Elmira Psychiatric Center and Monterey Shock Camp

Posted November 26, 2013

The Chamber urges its members to consider showing their support for the Elmira Psychiatric Center and the Monterey Shock Incarceration Correctional Facility through the following online petitions, which also provide additional information regarding these facilities:


"Age-Friendly Community" Survey Seeks Input

Posted November 6, 2013

The Chemung County Department of Aging and Long Term Care recently announced that Chemung County has been accepted as a member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, which will include an ongoing process to help older residents live rewarding, productive and safe lives, and to enhance the quality of life for all ages.


Chamber Backs NYS Constitution Amendment Authorizing Casino Gaming

Posted October 29, 2013

The Chemung County Chamber of Commerce strongly recommends that voters support Ballot Proposition #1 on November 5, 2013, and vote Yes to approve a New York State Constitution Amendment Authorizing Casino Gaming.


Important Chamber Member Notice: 2014 Community Profile Advertising Available

Posted October 15, 2013

The Chamber of Commerce will be publishing the 2014 Community Profile & Membership Directory in January 2014.


Chemung County Executive Voices Support for NYS Gaming Referendum

Posted October 8, 2013

ELMIRA – In response to the New York State Division of Budget's announcement [last week] of the estimated fiscal impact of the Upstate New York Gaming and Economic Development Act, Chemung County Executive Tom Santulli encourages voters to support the referendum to amend the New York State Constitution to permit gaming resorts which will be on the November 5, 2013 ballot.


Chamber Invites Nominations for ATHENA®, New Business, Partners in Education Awards

Posted September 16, 2013

The Chemung County Chamber of Commerce is currently inviting nominations for three awards.


Elmira Corning Regional Airport Offers New Flights

Posted September 9, 2013

At a press conference held today (9/9/13) Chemung County Executive Tom Santulli and Ann Crook, Elmira Corning Regional Airport’s Director of Aviation, announced United Airlines will begin twice-daily United Express service to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport (ORD) beginning in February of 2014.


Sen. O'Mara's Online Petition to Save Elmira Psychiatric Center Gains Support

Posted August 5, 2013

An online “Join The Fight!” petition drive launched just over a week ago by State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C-Big Flats) continues to rally public support for the Elmira Psychiatric Center (Elmira PC) and has now gained 1,000 supporters. 


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