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ReCharge NY Program Allows Local Glass Manufacturer to Make $37M Investment

Posted September 26, 2012

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced that Anchor Glass Container Corp., a Southern Tier glass container maker, is receiving 6.6 megawatts in low-cost electricity through the ReCharge NY program that will allow the company to retain 340 jobs and invest $37.2 million in its facility.

$43M Elmira Regional City Center Project Proposed

Posted September 7, 2012

Much potential is anticipated in a proposed project that could bring a new hotel, apartments, businesses, a restaurant and a banquet facility/conference center to downtown Elmira.

Chamber to Activate "Members Only" Login Feature in September

Posted August 23, 2012

The Chemung County Chamber of Commerce website features a Members Only login that the Chamber is currently preparing to activate.

Leadership Chemung Program Application Deadline is August 17th

Posted August 6, 2012

The Chemung County Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for the 2012-2013 session of its Leadership Chemung program until Friday, August 17th.

Chamber Salutes Local Olympian Molly Huddle With Banner Campaign

Posted July 26, 2012

The Chemung County Chamber of Commerce, in a show of support for local Olympian Molly Huddle, recently arranged for the creation and distribution of banners that will be on display at area businesses throughout the coming weeks.

Elmira Business Owners React to Affordable Care Act

Posted July 9, 2012

The day the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act, Elmira business owner Gina Mitchell got a notice in the mail saying the costs for providing health insurance to her employees next year would increase by 15 percent.

Trolley into Mark Twain Country Tours Start July 3 from New Location

Posted June 25, 2012

The Chemung County Chamber of Commerce’s Trolley into Mark Twain Country begins its 2012 summer tours on Tuesday, July 3. The trolley is operated as a joint effort between C TRAN (formerly Chemung County Transit) and the Chemung County Chamber of Commerce, providing tours each summer to promote tourism in our area.

Direct Delta Flights Between ELM and New York City Begin

Posted June 8, 2012

BIG FLATS - For the first time in more than 10 years, a passenger plane from New York City touched down at the Elmira Corning Regional Airport on Thursday, and local officials were in a mood to celebrate.

O'Mara: Museum Week is Underway Locally, Statewide

Posted June 1, 2012

Elmira — State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) recently reminded area residents that a number of regional museums and historical societies will be sponsoring special events and activities as part of the inaugural “New York State Museum Week” from May 31 to June 6, 2012.

DOT Awards $1.3M to Chemung County Transit for Clean Energy Buses

Posted May 22, 2012

On Monday, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that $1,370,000 in federal funding was awarded to the Chemung County Transit System through the Department of Transportation State of Good Repair Program. Chemung County Transit System will use this federal grant to purchase eight new clean energy buses and a power generator that can be used in inclement weather and during emergencies.

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