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Watkins Chamber, Business Reopening Update, B2B Meet Up

May 18th, 2020

Watkins Glen, NY- The Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce hosts its next virtual B2B Meet Up event this Wednesday, May 20 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. enabling businesses from Schuyler County and the Finger Lakes Region to share even more ideas and opportunities, working together and finding innovative ways to thrive.

This virtual meeting series is designed to support business leaders and owners of all sizes and types. Each session will begin with welcoming remarks, followed by the keynote speaker which this week features an interactive discussion jointly led by Judy McKinney Cherry, Executive Director at Schuyler County Partnership for Economic Development (SCOPED) and Co-Chair of the Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council (STREDC), accompanied by Tim O'Hearn, Schuyler County Administrator and county representative to the New York Forward Southern Tier Control Room. Mr. O’Hearn and Ms. McKinney Cherry will be providing attendees with the latest information pertaining to New York State’s NY Forward Reopening initiative as it pertains to the Finger Lakes Region, which recently qualified to begin Phase One of the process. Attendees will be encouraged to ask questions specific to their industry or business following the presentation. Attendees at these virtual gatherings are invited to introduce themselves and their businesses, sharing ideas and growing their established network to help themselves and each other prosper. Following that presentation will be an inspirational, musical presentation by Travis Durfee of popular regional band The Sweats. Each Meet Up will end with updates from the Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce’s Executive Director, Rebekah Carroll, with time for a question and answer session to wrap things up.

All Finger Lakes Region businesses, whether they reside in Schuyler County or beyond, and whether they are a Chamber member or not, are invited to attend this online gathering. Details on how to participate in this Meet Up are posted on the Chamber’s official Facebook page,, or can be obtained by emailing Events Manager, Liz Salamendra at .

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