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    Ribbon Cutting: Financial Designs Wealth Strategies

    On September 9, 2015, Financial Designs Wealth Strategies held a ribbon cutting to celebrate their new business, providing fee based Financial Planning, Estate Planning, Mutual Funds, Stocks, Bonds, Annuities, Life Insurance, Disabililty Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance for individuals; and Executive Benefit Planning, Group Insurance, Pension, 401(k) , 403(b), and Pension Planning for businesses. Pictured […]

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    Member Profile: Atlas Bowl

    Atlas Bowl opened in March of this year, occupying the former grocery store in the Village of Trumansburg. Co-owners Todd Parlato, Pete Browning, and Jon Wagner have created a “social dining destination,” complete with ample seating, a vibrant menu, an extensive wine list, and a cocktail bar serving mixed drinks, beer, cider and soft drinks. The […]

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    Ribbon Cutting: Renovus Solar

    Renovus Solar celebrated the opening of their new facility on Ithaca’s west hill, at 1520 Trumansburg Rd., on September 23, 2015. Tompkins Chamber staff joined Renovus employees and President/ CEO Joe Sliker at the new headquarters, a LEED certified, carbon neutral facility. Locally owned and staffed, Renovus has over 70 full-time, living wage positions and […]

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    Member Profile: Journey Fitness Coaching

    Journey Fitness is a new personal fitness coaching facility located at 15 Catherwood Road in Ithaca. Jesse King, Personal Coach and Director of Program Design, also calls himself “Director of Success,” responsible for both the business success and client success. King cautions that Journey Fitness is not a gym. “We are a personal coaching center […]

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    Member Profile: MB3

    Mary Beth Bowers Bunge is the principal and force behind MB3, a new Ithaca consulting business offering training in philanthropy, fundraising, and communications; retreat and meeting facilitation, and strategic planning and related services, primarily for non-profits. Jokingly calling herself a “reluctant fundraiser,” Bunge is a regular presenter with Ithaca College and the Human Services Coalition of Tompkins County. Her workshops, ‘How to Ask for a LOT of MONEY!’ […]

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    President’s Letter: The Minimum Wage – It’s Complicated

    There’s a lot of talk about the minimum wage right now—locally, and at the state and national levels. We’re hearing it in board rooms, in community meetings, in chatting with non-profit organizations, and at many small businesses. We’re hearing from several Chamber members who have very genuine concerns regarding some of the local and state […]

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    Member Profile: A Great Choice Lawn Care & Landscaping, LLC

    A Great Choice Lawn Care and Landscaping, LLC, has been serving residential and commercial clients since 1994, with over 50 years of combined education, experience and expertise to help with landscape projects and property maintenance. A great Choice Lawn Care and Landscaping operates year-round for all outdoor needs, making them a complete property service. A […]

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    Financial Designs Wealth Strategies

    Business profile: Our principle agent Kevin Shreve, believes the key to our clients achieving their financial goals is to discover each of their unique and individual financial needs. We look at the whole picture, get everything on the table, and help find a path to the solutions that are right for THEM. Our approach to […]

  • Ithaca Beer Co. Expansion Official Groundbreaking Ceremony

    Ithaca, N.Y. – July 14, 2015 – Ithaca Beer Co. will proudly hold an informal groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, July 16 at 10:30 am to mark the beginning of a 24,000 square foot construction expansion. The expansion signals the next chapter in Ithaca Beer’s dynamic growth in the craft brewing industry. The additional space, which nearly […]

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    Leadership Tompkins Class of 2015 Graduates 20 Community Leaders

    June 22, 2015  [Ithaca, NY]- The Leadership Tompkins program will graduate twenty local leaders at a ceremony today, June 12th, at 5pm at Coltivare, Ithaca. The Leadership Tompkins program is a ten month leadership development program that prepares participants for future service in a community leadership role. The class, through immersion into the community at […]

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    Finger Lakes Wealth Management

    Business profile Fingerlakes Wealth Management is an investment advisory firm focused on helping individuals invest in values and beliefs. We strive to create and maintain wealth for our clients through tailored, long term, goals-based asset management. As a certified B Corp, Fingerlakes Wealth Management is a leading firm in Impacting and Socially Responsible Investing. At […]

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    Weaver Wind Energy

    Business profile Weaver Wind Energy was founded by Art Weaver with the goal of creating a small wind turbine that would offer consumers exceptional reliability, durability, and safety. Families and businesses are choosing a sustainable future by becoming more energy-independent and moving away from fossil fuels. The reasons vary, but many choose to make the […]

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    Kitchen Theatre Company

    Bold, intimate, engaging… Kitchen Theatre Company (KTC), now in its 24th season, is Central New York’s off-Broadway theater. Critically acclaimed and nationally recognized, Kitchen Theatre Company is a professional company and operates year-round, specializing in regional and world premiere plays and musicals. KTC’s intimate 99-seat theater is in a beautifully renovated, LEED-certified building in the […]

  • United Way of Tompkins County Pacesetter

    Pacesetters are employers who set the pace by conducting their United Way corporate and employee campaigns earlier than the traditional mid-September timeframe. They begin their campaigns in mid-summer and serve as model companies and organizations for the overall Community. Pacesetters set the pace for employees’ and corporations’ giving along with the enthusiasm and leadership to […]

  • Leadership Tompkins

    What is Leadership Tompkins? Leadership Tompkins is a community leadership development program that serves Tompkins County by  nurturing community leadership in service-oriented individuals. Co-sponsored by Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce Foundation and Tompkins Cortland Community College, Leadership Tompkins: Educates future leaders about current issues facing our county and our region Exposes participants to resources available […]

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    AWP works closely with our clients to create holistic brands that push boundaries. We can be found in our West End office developing innovative brand strategies, meticulously refining logo concepts, reimagining user experience, producing interactive multimedia content, and creating dynamic web and mobile development solutions.

  • The Cayuga Waterfront Trail – Connecting the Community to the Waterfront

    About the Initiative The Cayuga Waterfront Trail Initiative (CWTI) is a partnership of the Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce Foundation and the City of Ithaca. The Cayuga Waterfront Trail will be a six-mile, multi-use trail providing an active, non-motorized transportation and recreation way connecting our community’s most popular waterfront destinations. The Waterfront Trail will help Ithaca […]