Committees

Just one way to get involved!

Business & Education Committee

The vision of the Business & Education Committee is to support current and future business people through: 1. Networking and business-related educational opportunities; 2. Providing organized forums to discuss business issues and, as appropriate, assist in developing ideas for resolving those issues; 3. Exposing young adults to life skills intended to enhance their chances for success in the work environment; and 4. Providing young adults the opportunity to meet and socialize with area business people.

Meeting Time: 3rd Friday of the Month at 9:00am

Members of the Committee:
Deb Harrington, GST Boces
Chris Karam, Fagan Engineers
Father Michael Hartney, Schuyler County Habitat for Humanity
Kaz Popovich, Watkins Glen School
Rebekah Carroll, WGACC
Anna Rainous, WGACC
Sarah Williams, STACCs
Cindy Williams, Career Development Council
Maggie Barnes, Corning Community College

Support Staff: Events & Visitor Center Manager

Donald Brubaker Annual Golf Tournament

This event takes more than just players, it needs planners too! If you have event planning experience, golf tournament experience, or just a passion to help - this committee is for you!

Meeting Time: TBD

Members of the Committee:
Brett Brubaker, Seneca Lodge
Chuck Franzese, Hunt Engineers
Stephen Klemann, Republic Services
David Louch, Warren Real Estate
Anna Rainous, WGACC
Rebekah Carroll, WGACC
Tracey Masin, WGACC
Bryan Gilbert, GLN

Executive Committee

Members of the Committee:

Chairperson: Paul Thomas, Fagan Engineers
First Vice Chair: Anne Welliver-Hartsing, Schuyler Hospital
Treasurer: Jeffrey Dill, J.R. Dill Winery
Secretary: Peter Honsberger, Great Escape and Everything Ice Cream
Immediate Past Chairperson: Anne Welliver-Hartsing
Rebekah Carroll, WGACC

Finance Committee

Members of the Committee:

Chairperson: Jeffrey Dill, J.R. Dill Winery

Christopher Karam, Fagan Engineers
Peter Honsberger, Great Escape and Everything Ice Cream
Thomas Merrill, Professional Land Surveyor
Anne Welliver-Hartsing, Welliver

Support Staff: President

Membership Committee

The purpose of the Membership Committee is to promote the Chamber to potential investors and encourage continued participation from present members. Activities include continual membership recruitment and an open ear to concerns and wishes of Chamber membership.

Meeting Time: 1st Thursday of the Month at 8:30am

Members of the Committee:
Chairperson: Dena Carrigan, Chemung Canal Trust Company
Bill Sitzman, Patron
Debbie MacDonald, Catholic Charities Schuyler County
Michel Ray, Visions Federal Credit Union
Mary Hartzell, The Apex Inn
Rebekah Carroll, WGACC
Mary Beth Hollenback, WGACC

 

Tourism Taskforce

 

Mission Statement: To promote, develop, and coordinate year-round tourism/visitation to the Watkins Glen area, and create awareness and understanding of tourism's effect on, and enhancement of the local economy and resident's quality of life.

Meeting Time: Second Friday of each month at 8:00am

Members of the Committee:

Chairperson: Carmella Hoffman, Sunset View Creamery

Eric Hollenbeck, Hollenbeck Film + Experience Company

Erica Miller, Tioga Downs Casino and Resort

Ronald Roney, Watkins Glen State Park

Brittany Gibson, WGACC

Mary Beth Hollenbeck, WGACC

Rebekah Carroll, WGACC

Winter Gala Planning Committee

Help us plan the Winter Gala - our biggest fundraiser of the year! 

Meeting Time: TBD
Members of the Committee:
Linda Confer, Elmira Savings Bank

Jerine Faber, Pro Action

Anne Klingensmith, Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel

Michel Ray, Visions Federal Credit Union

Bryan Gilbert, GLN

Rebekah Carroll, WGACC

Brittany Gibson, WGACC

Anna Rainous, WGACC

Mary Beth Hollenbeck, WGACC

Tracey Masin, WGACC