Educational Opportunities

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The Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce mission includes advancing economic vitality by education, among other things. In furtherance of this mission, the Chamber hosts a number of educational events and opportunities throughout the year. Download our 2019 Chamber Events Calendar and be sure to save the date for the events that pique your interest! Keep reading to learn more about our educationally opportunities, specifically.

Think Tanks

These events are held on the second Tuesday of each month 4-5pm. Think Tanks always have an educational component and end with a round table discussion. You can find all of the details on upcoming Think Tanks under the Events section of our Facebook page and on the News page of our website, just look for the latest Think Tank press release.You can find all of the details on upcoming Think Tanks under the Events section of our Facebook page and on the News page of our website, just look for the latest Think Tank press release.

SPARK! Leadership Conference

The Annual SPARK! Leadership Conference takes place in March at the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel. This conference offers incredible speakers and break-out session topics that help attendees sharpen their professional skills, learn cutting-edge techniques from industry leaders, and position themselves to the best leader they can be!

FAIR (Fundamentals of Alcohol Intoxication Recognition) Training - Spring 2019

We partner with the Schuyler County Sheriff’s Department for a special education forum entitled FAIR Training (Fundamentals of Alcohol Intoxication Recognition) which is hosted each spring, typically in May. The forum is open to the public and taught by Schuyler County Sheriff Bill Yessman and Undersheriff Breck Spaulding. The training features a power point presentation, lecture, and question and answer period. A guide book will be provided by EC Cooper Insurance. The forum will provide training to those businesses in the community that serve alcohol. Most insurance companies require a seminar of this caliber. A certificate will be provided to participants upon successful completion of this presentation. Details will be announced in the early spring of 2019 for the next event.

Leadership Schuyler

Leadership Schuyler is an intensive leadership development course. Participants take courses on varying topics taught by leaders in their fields from throughout the region. The goal is to build leadership qualities and characteristics in tomorrow's leaders. Details for 2019 are coming soon! In the meantime, you can call Chamber President and CEO Rebekah Carroll for additional information: 607-535-4300.