Chamber's Annual Dinner Keynote Speaker Announced

Posted January 6, 2016

The Chemung County Chamber of Commerce will host its 110th Annual Dinner Meeting of Members on Tuesday, January 26th at the Holiday Inn Riverview, Elmira.

The event will begin with a cocktail hour at 5:30 p.m., program beginning at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 8:00 p.m.

The program, emceed by Chamber Member Services Council Chair and Board Member Kurt Bartenstein (Empower Federal Credit Union) will feature remarks from Chamber Board of Directors Chair Jan van den Blink (The Hilliard Corporation), approval of new Board members for 2016, and keynote speaker Bob Sellers.

Bob Sellers is an Emmy-winning journalist with twenty years experience, including more than nine at the national level with CNBC and Fox News Channel. At CNBC, Bob anchored three hours a day, covering business developments and interviewing newsmakers such as Bill Gates, Jack Welch, Suze Orman, Martha Stewart and many others. He followed Wall Street during the boom and bust of the dot-com era, and as a former stock broker wrote business columns for Success and Gear magazines.

In 2010, Bob wrote Forbes Best Business Mistakes: How Today’s Top Business Leaders Turned Missteps into Success. The book is a series of profiles with business icons who reveal lessons from career missteps. They talk about how mistakes and failures can actually result in opportunities that can lead to personal and career achievement.
At Fox News Channel, Bob anchored Fox News Live and reported live from the field on events such as the D.C. Sniper crisis and from Baghdad in June of 2003, after American forces toppled Saddam Hussein. He has interviewed world leaders from Benjamin Netanyahu to Mikhail Gorbachev, and anchored Presidential election night coverage in 2004.
As a news anchor in Nashville, Bob won an Emmy for Breaking News coverage of historic floods in May of 2010. He has worked in other local markets, such as Washington, D.C., Seattle, San Antonio (where he first met gubernatorial candidate George W. Bush), and Medford, Oregon, his first job as an anchor/reporter. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia and serves on the Board of Advisors for the University’s Media Studies Department.
During the near-collapse of the financial system, Bob was Senior Investment Consultant for Gary Goldberg Financial Services, a boutique money management firm headquartered in Suffern, New York. He has appeared as a markets guest on CNBC and Fox Business Network, and has placed work in newspapers including the Los Angeles Times and the Cincinnati Enquirer. He currently blogs for

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