The Chemung County Chamber of Commerce will celebrate Small Business Week May 1 – 5 with a series of fun, educational events, celebrations, and more. The week will begin with an Opening Ceremony complete with ribbon cutting, and some special announcements. Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, Visions Federal Credit Union, STEG, and Gough Holding Company are the sponsors of the week’s events.

For more information on the National Small Business Virtual Summit, please click here.

The Chamber is inviting nominations for several distinguished honors as part of its Small Business Week Ceremony, scheduled for Thursday, May 4th from 5:00- 7:00 p.m. at the Lake Street Pedestrian Bridge. To nominate a local person or business, please click here.

Sponsored by:

In-Person Seminar | 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Leadership Building

Clinical Associates a professional service of Pathways, Inc.

The purpose of this training is to grow from “boss” to “leader.” We will focus on growing active listening skills, building trust among our team, learning how to provide feedback in an empowering manner, increasing confidence within our supervisees, and learning how to motivate and engage those who work for us.

To register, please click here

Small Business Week

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

1:00 p.m. | 1 Hanover Square, Horseheads

Join us at 1:00 pm at One Hanover Square as we kick-off Small Business Week with a proclamation from the Chemung County Executive, and a Ribbon Cutting celebration for our local small businesses and those without a storefront. 

In-Person Seminar | 2:30-3:00 p.m.

The 5 C’s of Credit

M&T Bank

To register, please click here

Webinar | 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Planning for Business Financing and Understanding Your Options

Chemung Canal Trust Company

Join Bryce Cutler with Chemung Canal Trust Company as he helps business owners understand when to prepare for financing and what options you have. 

To register, please click here

In-Person Seminar | 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Online Reputation Management

Better Business Bureau

Online Reputation Management is crucial for your organization’s success and online presence.  Hear from Bret Dewhurst of Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York for a conversation on maintaining your reputation, focusing on effective social media, and improving the quality of your online presence.

To register, please click here

Business After Business

Lake Street Pedestrian Bridge (E. Water at Lake Street)
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Enjoy great networking opportunities, food, drinks, music, and door prizes while celebrating Small Business Week!

*rain location will be Illeagle Taphouse 200 East Church Street, Elmira*

To register, please click here