Jul 18, 2008
Another year has come and gone but not without some great accomplishments for the Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce. New initiatives led the way this year including the Leadership Wyoming program that graduated its first group of 21 individuals who are more knowledgeable about all facets of Wyoming County and are bursting with enthusiasm to get involved in their community. The Chamber has also been administering the Empire Zone program through the Wyoming County Business Center and played a role in certifying Wyoming County’s first three Empire Zone businesses. American Classic Outfitters, Koike Aronson and Steel & O’Brien are now all poised to begin receiving some attractive tax credits and exemptions when they start their expansion projects. The Chamber also coordinated and sponsored the first annual “Pride in Agriculture” dinner that recognized the strength and importance of agriculture in Wyoming County. Over 300 people were in attendance with a waiting list of 65 who wanted to be there. The Chamber’s Agriculture Committee partnered with Cornell Cooperative Extension, Wyoming County Farm Bureau and Wyoming County Water and Soil for this great event.
Rounding out a list of proud accomplishments in the Annual Report is a list of business development projects that the Chamber has been involved with over the past year. Working with businesses that are just getting started or are growing and expanding is one of the most exciting things for the Chamber to be involved with. Please keep us in mind as the first stop for assisting businesses, there are a number of resources, programs and information that the Chamber has available that are often overlooked by the business community.