Jun 14, 2017

WARSAW, NY – The Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism office held its annual organizational meeting on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at River Spring Lodge in Bennington, NY to elect directors and officers. As per the bylaws, directors and officers are elected annually at the meeting and the staff present the annual report of the organization.

Those members in attendance elected the following directors for a one-year term: Darren Long, Prestolite, Inc.; Michael Hardie, Tompkins Insurance Companies; Nicole White, FreedMaxick CPA’s; Becky Ryan, Wyo. Co. Board of Supervisors; Austin Fish, Complete Payroll; Brock Beckstrand, Upstate Door, Inc.; Jackie Hoyt, Arts Council for Wyoming County; Teresa Gibson, Pioneer Credit Recovery/Navient; Chris Lester, Arcade & Attica Railroad; and Daniel Burling, Rivellino Realty.

The following members were elected to serve as directors for a two-year term: John Wheeler, Bank of Castile; Daniel Egan, Beaver Hollow Conference Center; Norb Fuest, Apple Tree HR Safety Consulting; Lisa Seewaldt, Ash-Lin’s Elegant Rose; Jenifer Bannister, DeLaval Dairy Services, Inc.; and Andrew Rice, Five Star Bank. Andrew Stang from PrizmTech Document & Technology Solutions remains on the board.

The following members have served multiple terms and are not returning, the Chamber wishes to thank them for their years of service: Tom Carpenter from Clark Patterson Lee; Rachael Becht from Koike Aronson Ransome; and Jason Beck from Brixwood Realty.

The Board of Directors then elected officers for a one-year term: Norb Fuest as Chairman; Hans Kunze as Vice-Chairman; Nicole White as Treasurer, and Colleen Kennedy as Secretary.

“The staff and I look forward to continuing our work with this group of diverse and dedicated members and directors,” said President Scott Gardner. “Our board of directors are leaders in their respective fields and bring a great wealth of knowledge to the organization. We deeply appreciate their commitment to the membership and the business that the chamber serves.”

The Wyoming County Chamber & Tourism is the leading membership organization for local and regional growth, advocacy, and connection for Wyoming County’s business community. The Chamber & Tourism’s mission is to serve the members and community; promote and grow the area’s economic and tourism assets; and work collaboratively to create an environment that leads to the success and economic prosperity of Wyoming County. For more information or to become a member please call 585-786-0307 or visit the websites at www.wycochamber.org or www.gowyomingcountyny.com.