Rebekah E.B. Carroll, joined the Chamber team in February of 2008. Unbeknownst to her, during those first cold, snowy Upstate New York days she fell in love with Chamber work and found herself whole-heartedly supporting the mission of the Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce. As she moved from Contract Bookkeeper to Director of Operations & Finance to Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer, she continued to learn the intricacies of Chamber programs, events, and activities. Rebekah is committed to supporting the Chamber members, constituents, partners, and team. In May of 2010, by unanimous vote of the Board of Directors, she was named President/CEO of the Chamber and is ready to lead this Chamber forward!
Rebekah’s professional career began at Schuyler Hospital (a rural, big-hearted hospital located in Montour Falls, NY) in the accounting office, where she worked for seven years. In 2005, when Rebekah resigned from the hospital to stay at home with her young children, she was functioning in the capacity of Assistant Director of Human Resources and Junior Accountant. For the next three years, Rebekah was the sole-proprietor of two different businesses – a registered group daycare (REBEKAH’S PLACE DAYCARE) and a consulting business. While wearing her “consultant” hat, she contracted with Corning’s Gaffer District (Corning, NY) as its Interim Director of Operations, performed all billing services for two small medical offices, performed Sales Tax Recovery Projects for local non-for-profit organizations, and prepared small business and personal income tax returns.
Rebekah is proud to say that she has lived in the area since she was eleven. She currently lives with her new husband and their four children. Rebekah is actively involved in the community and serves on Schuyler County Partnership for Economic Development (SCOPED) and Finger Lakes Wine Country’s boards of directors. Rebekah is a member of the Watkins-Montour Rotary Club. She graduated from Chamber Institute in 2015 receiving her degree in Organizational Management, from Leadership Schuyler in 2010 and from Corning Community College in 2009 where she earned her Business Administration (A.A.S.) degree.
Brittany was raised in the Finger Lakes by her amazing parents and loved growing up as the middle of five sisters. She is a graduate of Ithaca College. She holds dual degrees in Business and Legal Studies, with a concentration in Marketing. She spent nearly 10 years doing advertising and marketing in the Finger Lakes wine industry and joined the Chamber team in December 2014.
In her capacity at the Chamber, Brittany is responsible for promoting Schuyler County’s tourism industry by creating and implementing tourism marketing and public relations programs. She is also responsible for developing and implementing programs to increase the visibility and credibility of the Chamber. Brittany serves on the Finger Lakes Regional Tourism Council Board of Directors, the Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance Marketing Committee, the Schuyler County Planning Board, and the Community Development Corporation Board of Directors. She volunteers her time serving as the coordinator of her family's charity organization, Team Charlie.
Brittany’s areas of expertise include marketing, advertising, public relations, social media management, copy writing, content creation, and event planning. She is passionate about the Finger Lakes and is eager to see Schuyler County continue to grow - both in business and tourism.
When she is not working, Brittany enjoys exploring the Finger Lakes with her husband in their vintage truck.
In May 2014, Meredith was promoted to Membership Services Manager. Meredith officially joined the Chamber team as the Visitor Center and Resource Coordinator in June 2013. In this position, Meredith focused on reception, agri-tourism promotion, travel package promotions, and social media enhancements. In January 2013, Meredith interned with the Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce as an agri-tourism intern. During her 15 week internship she focused on agri-tourism development and created an Agricultural Brochure of agribusinesses within Schuyler County. In the spring of 2013, Meredith graduated from SUNY Morrisville with a bachelor of business administration degree in Agricultural Business Development, finishing in three years.
She hopes that her career here at the Chamber and other future endeavors will allow her be a part of sharing the diversity of agriculture as well as inviting travelers to enjoy the beauty of the region!
In her free time, Meredith enjoys working on her family’s 3rd generation farm, riding, drawing and painting. She hopes that her career here at the Chamber and other future endeavors will allow her be a part of sharing the diversity of agriculture as well as inviting travelers to enjoy the beauty of the region!
Anna Rainous is responsible for planning and executing all Chamber events including monthly After Hours Mixers, the Winter Gala annual fundraiser, the annual Golf Tournament, Friday on Franklin, monthly Think Tanks, and the Health and Wellness Fair, to name a few.
Anna was raised in Muncie, Indiana, but has lived in Nashville Tennessee for the past seven years. She earned her Bachelor degree in Studio Art from Belmont University in 2014, after which she began working in arts administration and gallery management at several galleries in the Nashville area. Anna and her husband, Jonathan, moved to the Watkins Glen area in May 2017.
Anna is looking forward to deeply investing in the community, both on a personal level and through her role as Events Manager. She shares, “I am so excited to get to know the area and local businesses better through my position at the Chamber. I feel like this area has so much to offer, and I am thrilled to be able to make it my home.”
Sarah is the front-line representative for the Chamber’s Visitor Center. She interacts with visitors and Chamber members in providing information and guidance to enhance the visitor’s stay and to be an information resource to the Chamber membership.
Sarah is a lifelong resident of the Finger Lakes. She was born and raised on Keuka Lake and currently resides in Corning. She is a graduate of Hammondsport Central School and holds an Associate’s Degree in Legal Studies. She spent seventeen years in federal housing and property management. She has owned three businesses and currently runs her own baking business and a food blog.
Sarah is looking forward to being a part of a growing organization and watching the area’s growth from the side of business owners as well as the visitors who enjoy the area. “I am beyond excited for this new beginning with the Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce.”