It’s the time of year that we celebrate nominees for Canandaigua ATHENA Leadership Awards (we’ve confirmed almost 400 guests!), call for nominations for Mr./Mrs./Ms. Canandaigua (consider submitting one yourself) and devise our plans for the new year. During National Chamber Week we said ‘thank you’ to you by offering discounts and opportunities on popular member services. For the holidays we will participate in Small Business Saturday, serve as a stop on the Wine Walk and host our annual Light Up Canandaigua. Come January, we will thank retiring board members, welcome new ones and add the finishing touches to our Strategic Plan. And we do this all for you, our members, because we believe that developing people, recognizing achievement and looking forward are key elements in an organization worthy of your personal and commercial investment.
Register now to attend the 34th Annual ATHENA Leadership Awards Dinner on Friday, November 16th at FLCC to honor all of the nominees and award this year’s ATHENA and ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award recipients. Social hour starts at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner and program at 6:30 p.m. There will also be a large silent auction and a portion of the proceeds goes towards scholarship for local women. For more info, click here.
The evening is made possible through the generous support of our Founding Sponsor:
Randall Farnsworth Auto Group, and our Diamond Sponsors:
Canandaigua National Bank & Trust, Five Star Bank, and Pinnacle North.
The Ten ATHENA Leadership Award Nominees are (pictured left to right):
· Debi E. Jones, Director, Human Resources, IDI Billing Solutions
· Mary A. Krause, County Administrator, County of Ontario
· Catherine Sciarratta, Owner and Director, Finger Lakes Ballet Academy
· Jill Werth, Director of Operations, Rochester Air Center
· Constance White, Regional Administrator for UR Medicine/Imaging, University of Rochester Medical Center
The Canandaigua ATHENA Leadership Program will also be awarding the Canandaigua ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award. This recognition is for an emerging woman leader, 40 years of age or younger, who demonstrates excellence, creativity and initiative in her business or profession, provides valuable service to improve the quality of life for others in her community, and clearly serves as a role model for young women both personally and professionally.
The Six ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award Nominees are (pictured left to right):
· Tina Bloom, Regional Business Manager, Assurex Health and
Deputy Town Supervisor, Canandaigua
· Melissa Buchanan, Owner, Studio B Fitness & Wellness, LLC, LMT, CPT and
Group Fitness Instructor
· Jennie M. Erdle, Director of Student Life, Finger Lakes Community College
· Lindsay M. Loiacono, Owner/Operator, Main Street Munchkins
· Wanda E. Martinez-Johncox, Telehealth Clinical Technician Behavioral Health National VA LGBT SEP, LGBT Veteran Care Coordinator,
DeTomaso’s Pizzeria celebrated its grand opening on Saturday, September 30th, 2017. We take great pride in our delicious recipes and serve our customers only the highest quality food. Our locally and family-owned restaurant takes quality to a higher level!
Something to Say Communications creates solutions in the areas of advertising, marketing, and advocacy. Our strength is producing custom communication campaigns from ideation through lifecycle management.
If you are looking for a location for your special event, a comfortable stay, one that is attractive and memorable, look no further than Finger Lakes Hotel. Our unique facility is designed to both impress and welcome you and your guests.
David Palmer leads Rochester City Ballet as its Artistic Director. Established in 1987 by its founding artistic director Timothy M. Draper, the company presents a broad range of classical and contemporary work at the Nazareth College Arts Center and Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre.
Our name represents the community we love so much–FLX Auto Group, as in The Finger Lakes. This team of specialists has a diverse history of service and repair experience, from high-end auto repair services to RVs to 4x4s.
Future Funding Plans was formed to help individuals and families navigate through these important milestones in life to minimize risk, maximize opportunities, and position yourself and your family for an optimal, worry-free lifestyle. At Future Funding, we help you think ahead and provide professional guidance to aid you with your decision making.
McMillan Realty is a well known name in Canandaigua. Marty McMillan became a full time real estate broker in 1981. Today my business is now McMillan & Welch Real Estate Agency. Jon Welch is a retired Canandaigua Police Chief, now 100% real estate together with Marty McMillan.
Come and enjoy the peace and tranquility of Villa Bianca where the emphasis is on hospitality. Guests are encouraged to relax and enjoy beautiful sunsets from one of the balconies, a breathtaking view of Canandaigua Lake, or a panoramic view of Bristol Hills.
Hope in Art is a teaching studio & art gallery. Lesley teaches weekly classes in acrylic painting and colored pencil. Lesley offers Paint ‘n Sips open to all once a month and families create nights as well.
A unique and eclectic gift shop for the wine lover in all of us. Wine University offers personalized stem wear, high quality customized apparel and many distinctive wine gifts that you won’t find anywhere else!
Centrally located in Canandaigua, NY, Finger Lakes Bible Church is a new ministry started by Barry and Jean Slater. The church is founded upon the belief that the Bible holds the answers to every need and that an individual is complete only through a personal relationship with his creator.
We are a full service pool and spa retail store. We sell Caldera and Freeflow branded spas as well as a full line of above ground swimming pools. Our store stays open seven days a week all year long. In store we feature a soaking room for customers that would like to try our spas. We offer free computerized water testing and a full line of Bioguard pool and spa water care products.
Incorporated in 1968, we serve the Finger Lakes area residential and light commercial customers with quality installation and repair of all brands of HVAC, electrical and plumbing. Our third generation employees offer 24/7 emergency service. We sell major brands of equipment and parts to keep you up and running.
Residential commercial mortgage lender offering mortgage for residential owner occupied, non owner occupied and commercial needs. As well a wide variety of alternative financing for investors, fix and flip and rehab lending.
Wheel thrown functional pottery in stoneware and porcelain with Bristoleaf® impressions from indigenous plants. The retail store is open 7 days a week 9-5 and visitors can see the wizard at work in the workshop.
Canandaigua’s first B&B is a spacious 5 room inn in a historic Federal period home. It’s filled with antique charm and all modern conveniences. Best of all we take pride in serving the finest local food and beverages in our three course breakfasts to give discerning guests a true taste of the Finger Lakes!
St. Mary’s School, in partnership with parents and community, provides our students with the highest quality education based on Catholic Family Values. St. Mary’s challenges students to reach their fullest potential and encourage them to lead by example. Students of all faiths are welcome.
LWCC is the perfect solution for seniors and others who aren’t ready to leave their home, but need support to stay at home. Our personalized services are available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. We help with meal prep, transportation, light housekeeping, medication reminders, safety and supervision.
With a singular focus on safe and compassionate customer experience, The Cedar Bus Co. sets the standard of excellence in Para-medical Transportation. We have a deep commitment to individuals with developmental disabilities & has many ”partners in caring” in the not-for-profit sector, as well as strong relationships with various state agencies that help serve this population.
B2B sales of audio video systems, CCTV, networking infrastructure, music and digital media. High end residential system of the same. Play Network Music and service partner. QSR Drive Thru Communications.
Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning was founded in South Beloit in 1964 and opened a second location in Belvidere in 1990. We’ve been providing exceptional heating and cooling services in the area ever since. We have a professional, knowledgeable and fully trained staff, so you can trust in the quality of our work.
Newly renovated non smoking hotel. Known as the gateway to the Finger Lakes region, the town of Victor is located in upstate New York, just outside of Rochester. Conveniently situated off the NY State Thruway near the Eastview Mall. the Holiday Inn Express-Victor offers friendly service and outstanding amenities for any business or leisure trip.
CCE of Ontario County is part of the land grant system, an educational partnership with County, State and Federal governments, administered through Cornell University in New York State. We work to educate the public in economic vitality, ecological sustainability and social well-being through our Agriculture and 4-H programs.
Rochester Area Community Foundation, in partnership with generous philanthropists and community partners, works to improve the quality of life for people who live and work in the eight-county region through its leadership and strategic grantmaking.
DestinationFLX is an online platform of exclusive regional tourism content and recommendations for places to eat, stay, drink, and things to do; and offers curated real-world activations like festivals, tastings, and other unique interactions with the Finger Lakes
Enterprise Truck Rental provides businesses with cost-effective vehicle solutions to account for seasonal/peak demands, project based jobs, and fulfilling long-term commitments. Choose from a variety of light and medium-duty vehicles, including pickups, cargo vans, and 15′-26′ box trucks. As a partner we work with you to understand your fleet and develop solutions that fit the job and your business. Enterprise Truck has the flexibility to develop customized rental programs.
Close to Seneca Lake, Wineries, Watkins Glen and Finger Lakes Race Track
Just seconds from Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Geneva hotel is near Seneca Lake and offers comfortable accommodations at affordable rates in the Finger Lakes region, including sleek, modern rooms with amenities like free Wi-Fi Internet access and flat-screen TVs. Our Geneva, NY, hotel is non-smoking.
Each room offers a refrigerator and desk, and we provide a fitness center.
The Canandaigua Chamber is a registrar for the Driver Improvement Program run by AAA at FLCC. Class attendance entitles you to up to 10% off the base rate of your collision and liability insurance. Up to 4 points will be deducted from your drivers record if you have incurred violations in the last 18 months.
The next class date is December 1, 2018.
For more information or to register, email Chris here.
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Canandaigua Small Business Loan Program
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