Professional Development and Training



Growing as a business or as an employee in Tompkins County requires a knowledge of the professional development  opportunities. Whether you’re starting a business, hiring new employees, or looking to grow yourself, you can use these professional development opportunities.

One of the most efficient ways to get connected with many of these resources is to contact the Chamber. We’re in the business of leveragingour network for your success. Reach out to Dominick Recckio, our Member Relationship Manager to learn more.

  • Join the Chamber

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    Joining the Chamber of Commerce can help you connect to the local business community quickly, and help you navigate the resources and opportunities while you build your workforce or look for a job.

  • Chamber Opportunities

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    Look through the Chamber calendar to find opportunities for small business trainings, programs for minorities and women looking to certify their business, and other learning opportunities.

  • REV Ithaca Startup Works

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    Rev hosts events for local startup companies in Ithaca, NY as well as for the wider business community. They offer trainings for local entrepreneurs and networking events.

  • Alternatives Business Cents

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    Business CENTS is the small business development program of Alternatives Federal Credit Union, offering training, consultation, and relationship building opportunities for entrepreneurs.

  • Downtown Business Women

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    To develop and maintain the historic central core of downtown Ithaca as an attractive and vital business center, to support projects that reflect this purpose, and to support women in business.

  • eCornell


    eCornell, Cornell University’s online learning platform, provides online professional and executive development to students around the world.

  • Executive Education @ Cornell


    Cornell Executive Education (CEE) focuses on designing and delivering executive education solutions for global organizations.

  • TC3 Biz



    TC3 Biz develops customized training and offer workshops to allow you to develop your human capital and remain competitive.

More to explore:

  • Access to Capital
    & Loans

    access to capital and loans in TOmpkins County

  • Incentives &
    Tax Abatements

    Tax incentives

  • Regional &
    NYS AssistanceNew York State