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January 5, 2023 | The Chamber Connection: Monthly Newsletter
RSVP for the January BAH Mixer
The Chamber's January BAH Networking Mixer will be held January 11th at Taqueria Los Amigos
The Chamber will be hosting its first Business After Hours Networking Mixer of 2023 at Taqueria Los Amigos in downtown Geneva, located at 405 Exchange St. on Wednesday, January 11th from 4-6 pm.

Attendees will enjoy an evening of networking, food & drink and hospitality from our host, Taqueria Los Amigos! A presentation and drawing for raffle and door prizes as well as a group photo will take place shortly after 5 pm.
Please note that admission to the January BAH Mixer is included for any 2023 BAH Season Pass holders. For all other attendees, admission is $5 for members, $10 for non-members. Business After Hours Season Pass Holders are also encouraged to use their guest passes and bring a co-worker or friend to this month’s BAH Mixer.

If you plan to attend this event, PLEASE RSVP ASAP by contacting the Chamber at 315-789-1776 or emailing
Taqueria Los Amigos is located in downtown Geneva. Featuring Tex-Mex and authentic Mexican cuisine, house favorites include fajitas, street tacos, homemade margaritas, and homeade chips and salsa which are complimentary.
2023 BAH Season Pass Program
Limited Availability: Buy Now, Save More

The BAH Season Pass Program is back for a limited time, and we are thrilled to bring you ten more member locations that span across the region!

A special thank you to all of our 2023 BAH Mixer Hosts!
Welcome To Our Newest Members!
Our Chamber in the News
In case you missed it, check out a recap of all our local news coverage!

Special thanks to our members and media partners {Finger Lakes Times,, Finger Lakes Daily News and Life in the Finger Lakes Magazine} for continuing to bring our stories to your desktop and doorstep!
Member News & Updates: #MembershipMatters
{Want to learn more about what our Members are doing throughout the Finger Lakes region and what's going on in the communities that we serve? Check out the posts below or visit our website!}
A Wine Dinner with Kindred Fare & Silver Thread Vineyard!
Save your seats with Kindred Fare for a collaboration dinner with Silver Thread Vineyard, exploring Sustainability in Food & Wine. Chef Max is whipping up some special dishes with local & sustainable ingredients, while owners & winemaker Paul & Shannon Brock chat about their sustainable-focused farm & wines. They’ve even got some limited library wines to taste that will only be available during this experience…You won’t want to miss it!
Reservations for this dinner can only be made via phone at Kindred Fare, so give us a ring anytime during normal business hours. 315-787-0400
Stein Family Commits $5 Million to Integrated Science Center Project at Hobart and William Smith!
A generous gift from Kevin Stein ’88 and his family provides the financial foundation for a state-of-the-art building that will be the hub of scientific education at Hobart and William Smith.

For Kevin Stein ’88, studying science and math is like “learning a language” — one that’s “practical, pragmatic and teaches wonderful problem-solving skills.”

To expose more students “to a topnotch science education in a liberal arts environment” and encourage “well-rounded practitioners of this wonderful language,” Stein and his family have committed a leadership gift of $5 million that will anchor the development of a new science facility at Hobart and William Smith.

“Our faculty and students will benefit tremendously from the new science center and the Stein family’s support for the life-changing teaching, mentorship and research opportunities that take place at the Colleges,” says Hobart and William Smith President Mark D. Gearan. “In his professional success and his commitment to HWS, Kevin exemplifies the power of the liberal arts and sciences — from research and mentorship on campus, to a prestigious graduate program and career, to supporting our community and helping generations of students. We are thrilled to embark on this exciting project as this gift ignites our plans moving forward.”
New York Wine Industry News From Our Friends at Fox Run Vineyards!
Happy Holidays from Casella Waste!
During the 2022 holiday season, the team at Casella Waste participated in a few different donation drives taking place in the region. The whole building got involved, and it was so fun for everyone to see what new items appeared under the Christmas tree.
The organizations that received donations included:

Habitat for Humanity – With offices and volunteers located throughout the country, Habitat for Humanity strives to provide families with affordable housing and in turn, build long-term financial security and better communities. The Casella team adopted a family located in Waterloo, NY for the holidays and purchased toys for the three children living in the home. The family had been having their new house built over the past several months and were finally able to move in for Christmas. The family was excited to be able to spend their first Christmas in their new home and for Casella’s generosity in making it so memorable.

The SPCA of Auburn, NY – Located just outside of Auburn, NY, the mission of the SPCA is to “alleviate the suffering, promote the comforts, improve the conditions of animals and prevent cruelty to animals.” They are able to fulfill this mission through monetary donations as well as gifts-in-kind. The Casella team shopped from the Animal’s Wish List and donated items such as food, blankets, cleaning supplies, and toys. The team at the SPCA were surprised and very appreciative that the employees at Casella Waste thought of them during the holiday season.
E. John Gavras Center – Located in Auburn NY, the Gavras Center focuses on education for pre-school aged children. Their inclusive classrooms include children with identified special needs and “typical” developing children. With over 66 years of experience working with children, the team at the Gavras Center works to ensure that the children they serve receive innovative programming through hands on play, literacy, and other engaging activities. For the second year in a row, the team at Casella Waste participated in their Christmas Elf program. This program provides toys and books for not only the children that attend the Gavras center, but also for all children in the participant’s homes. The team at the Gavras Center were extremely grateful for the continued generosity of Casella Waste. Pictured: Casella staff with Josephine Emilio (elf), Christmas Elf program director.
Member Pay-to-Play Options
Need something a little extra to give your message a boost or to promote your business? We have a program for that and are happy to help! Check out our Pay-to-Play Member Programs below to give your business that extra exposure.
Limited Availability: Window Display Advertising
No signage, no visibility, no downtown location? No problem! Sign up for our just-released 2023 Monthly Window Display Advertising Program.

This Member Program is ideal for members that are looking for additional visibility downtown. Take advantage of our busy downtown location by placing your ad in one of our office windows.
Digital Marketing Member Program
Want to see your Ad in our next Newsletter?

The Chamber continuously sees a consistent 30-32% open rate on all of its digital marketing communications, more than double the industry standard.

Take advantage of our successful email marketing campaigns by placing your ad in our weekly e-blasts and/or monthly newsletter.
A huge thank you to our 2023 Annual Partners!
Annual Partners are key stakeholders made up of valuable businesses throughout the region that we represent. These critical members support and participate in ALL major programming and events with their annual investments towards the services that the Chamber offers. 

THANK YOU to these dedicated members, for helping to strengthen our long-standing Chamber, and continuing to make these valuable programs and services possible for all Chamber customers to enjoy and benefit from. #ThankYou #MembershipMatters  

If you are interested in becoming one of the Chamber's Annual Partners for 2023, please click here.
*This program is time-sensitive and limited spaces remain.*
The Geneva Area Chamber of Commerce is a private, membership-based organization with a sole focus of serving and representing its member businesses and organizations. As a primary benefit of membership, the Chamber generates awareness and provides exposure for its members by effectively promoting the people, property, products and services of each.