CHAMBER of COMMERcE
CHAMBER of COMMERCE
2013 Year in Review
MISSION The Canandaigua Area Chamber of commerce advances the area’s economy, enhances members’ success, facilitates business relationships, and improves our region’s quality of life. VISION The Canandaigua Area Chamber of Commerce is recognized as the regional leader in developing a thriving community.
CHAMBER of COMMERCE
Advertising supplement to the Daily Messenger for February 2, 2014
FROM the PRESIDENT
As I reﬂect on the Chamber’s past year, I am very proud of what was accomplished in 2013. Through staff changes, board changes, or just changes in the world, the Canandaigua Chamber has maintained our place as the go-to business organization for business growth and advocacy. We are able to do this through the ongoing support and engagement of our membership. The beginning of 2013 continued a transition at the chamber of new staff. I could not be happier with the Chamber team that has been in place since March. Fresh perspectives from Becky, Thomas and Kelly, mixed with the wisdom of Chamber experience from Elisha and I, have already proven to be helpful. Our Chamber team brings together complementary skill sets, knowledge, and expertise that enable us to serve our membership and the community at a very high level. With everyone’s inaugural year nearly complete, I expect great things from the team this year and into the future. An expanded focus on economic development continued in 2013 with the ﬁrst year of our contract for services with the City of Canandaigua. The Chamber staff and economic development committee has stayed extremely busy working on a variety of projects, beginning our business retention and expansion program, working with the Zoning and Code Enforcement Taskforce to create recommended changes in this area to the City, continuing to build relationships with important economic development stakeholders on both the local, regional and state levels, and building the database of available properties in Canandaigua for both sale and lease. One of our goals this year was to make the Chamber the “go-to” place for economic development. I feel very conﬁdent that we have done this and have begun to make the Chamber’s name synonymous with economic development. As you will read the “Year in Review” section of this report the Chamber held a number of very successful events in 2013. These events, whether big or small, serve as great opportunities for members to connect and build their business and community. At the end of this year, we were pleased to add a new beneﬁt to our membership. Online Chamber-U is now available through a partnership that we established with Coggno. Online learning is a growing trend and I am pleased we are able to provide this service to our members. Moving ahead into 2014, I am anticipating an even stronger focus on Economic Development. We will hopefully see the beginning of the North Shore Canandaigua project and possibly a couple of others. The Chamber will also be adding a part time Young Entrepreneur’s Academy program coordinator. We believe strongly in this program that we started in the fall of 2012. This position will give the program the dedicated attention and time it needs to see it thrive. The staff will also be focusing its energy on membership retention, ensuring that our members are aware and are taking advantage of the beneﬁts that the Chamber provides. As always, we will also be looking to grow our membership with businesses looking to grow and engage in the Canandaigua community. Additionally, we will be giving our members new opportunities for advertising on the Chamber’s website. I would like to end by expressing my sincere thanks to our 2013 Chair, Floyd Rayburn, the Chamber Board and staff. It is through their hard work, time and dedication to the Chamber that 2013 was the successful year that it was! I look forward to working with our new board and the Chamber team to make 2014 another great year for the Canandaigua Chamber of Commerce. Alison Grems, IOM President/CEO Canandaigua Chamber of Commerce
TABLE of CONTENTS
2014 Board of Directors and Past Board Chairs
2013 Chairperson 2014 Chairperson
2013 Year in Review
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Mr. Canandaigua Award Recipient, Past Recipients and Committees
ATHENA Award Recipient and Past Recipients
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Chamber Members Business Award Recipients
OFFICERS – 2013
CHAIRPERSON FLOYD RAYBURN, F.G. Rayburn Masonry 1ST VICE CHAIRPERSON RANDY FARNSWORTH, Randall Farnsworth Autogroup 2ND VICE CHAIR JODEE CASE RIZZO, Cases Convenient TREASURER TOM WALTER, Bonn Dioquardi & Ray, LLP IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIR BILL FUGE, Consultant
PAST BOARD CHAIRS
2013 Floyd Rayburn 2012 Bill Fuge 2011 Russ Kenyon 2010 Jack Moran 2009 Linda Feltman 2008 Chris Keys 2007 Scott Rankin 2006 Carol Urbaitis 2005 Elaine Jackson 2004 Daniel Fuller 2003 Joni Tiller 2002 Frank Kerwin 2001 Barbara Natale 2000 Gail D. Love 1999 Gail D. Love 1998 John A. Schuppenhauer, Esq. 1997 Stephen R. Martin 1996 Joyce A. Ezrow 1995 Stephen J. Uebbing 1994 E. Perry Hicks 1993 Nanci Arnold 1992 Raymond W. Henry 1991 Richard W. Appel 1990 Charles (Chip) Coe 1989 Richard H. Hawks, Jr 1988 Linda Welch 1987 George A. Park, Jr. 1986 DeWayne C. Robertson 1985 Andrew M. Harkness 1984 J. Boyd Patterson 1983 Clifford E. Murphy, Jr. 1982 Richard E. Ogden 1981 Richard T. Hildebrandt 1980 Anthony Raguso 1979 E. Gerald Case 1978 William S. Adams 1977 James W. Doran
CHAMBER of COMMERCE
1976 C. William Johnston 1975 Victor Aronson 1974 Bruce Kennedy 1973 Robert J. Craugh 1972 Theodore D. Avery 1971 Bernard G. Hagerman 1970 Joseph M. Guattery, M.D. 1969 Louis W. Kiesewetter 1968 Philip H. Fitzhugh 1967 George M. Ewing, Sr. 1966 Willard B. Becker 1965 Burrall S. Case 1964 Robert A. Hoekelman, M.D. 1962 - 63 Arthur S. Hamlin 1961 - 62 Frederick A. McKechnie 1958 - 60 Walter C. Benham 1958 Lester C. Boyce 1957 Robert V.Z. Keehn 1956 William J. Mitchell 1955 Robert O. Bullock 1954 Stuart B. Patterson 1953 Tom Sheavly 1953 Raymond A. Lake 1952 C.E. Cooksey 1951 G.B. Tallman 1950 Gordon McCuen 1948 - 49 Frank P. Riley 1947 Glen Lord, Jr. 1945 - 46 Philip E. Thomas 1944 L. M. Campbell 1942 - 43 William L. Gates 1940 - 41 Albert C. Burke 1934 - 39 Leon McCarthy 1931 - 33 Leon VanDeusen
DIRECTORS – 2013
DREW BRODERICK Bristol Mountain/Roseland Waterpark CHRISTOPHER BROSS Community Bank N.A. CHRIS BURNS The Inn on the Lake DON CHENEY Cheney & Blair, LLP LYNNE ERDLE Canandaigua City School District PAUL GRISWOLD Finger Lakes Technologies Group CHRIS HUBLER CIG Insurance Agency LAUREN KOLB Genesee Valley Trust Company PETER LIJEWSKI Constellation Brands SCOTT MACKEY Wick-edly Sent Soap & Candle Company KURT KOCZENT Thompson Health AMY PAULEY Finger Lakes Community College SAL PITTI The Pitti Group Wealth Advisors at Morgan Stanley
ALISON GREMS President/CEO THOMAS LYON Economic Development Specialist KELLY ROTTER Administrative Assistant BECKY SIMMONS Director of Membership & Visitors Services ELISHA SNOW Communications & Events Coordinator
2013 CHAIRPERSON - FLOYD RAYBURN
It was an honor to serve as the Chairman of the Board of the Greater Canandaigua Chamber of Commerce for 2013. I had the pleasure of working with a very engaged board of directors along with Alison and her staff. 2013 was the ﬁrst year of a three year economic development contract the chamber has with the City of Canandaigua. Fifteen community minded leaders sit on our economic development committee. The people on this committee have met with very few cancellations every two weeks this year. Along with that, we set up a zoning and code enforcement task force to bring to light any road blocks there may be to businesses wanting to locate here. In 2013, we worked with over 20 different possible start-up businesses. We also set up a database that is on the chamber’s website of available properties for new businesses to start up and existing to expand. This database is also on the Greater Rochester Enterprises website. The chamber has continued to have a close working relationship with city staff, GRE, and the Ontario County IDA. Being a CHAMBER of COMMERCE, it only makes sense for the chamber to be a major economic driver for the area. This is becoming a national trend. This past June, we graduated our ﬁrst Young Entrepreneurial Academy Class. I had the pleasure of teaching seven young minds for 30 weeks with a lot of help from Alison and Elisha. This was an experience like no other. I think I learned as much from them as they did from me. It was a huge success and in November we started our 2nd YEA class. YEA sponsorships have increased over last year and we hope to continue that trend. All the chamber events were very well attended and revenue increased. The ATHENA dinner held at FLCC was the single most attended event in recent history with 403 attendees. We held the Anniversary Gala at The Inn on the Lake with the North Shore Project presentation, which was extremely well attended and very informative. At the business awards luncheon we had a walk down memory lane with Bruce Kennedy as he gave us a history lesson on Main Street, which was also well attended, and Bruce did a great job. It has been said that “in business, you are only as good as your weakest link.” This Chamber team has proven to be a very strong, positive, forward thinking one! Many accolades go out to Alison Grems, President/CEO; Thomas Lyon, Economic Development Specialist; Kelly Rotter, Administrative Assistant; Becky Simmons, Director of Membership and Visitor Services; and Elisha Snow, Communications & Events Coordinator. This year was Elisha’s 10 year anniversary at the chamber. It has also been said that you’re only as good as the people you surround yourself with. I was very fortunate to have many people donate their time and effort as they too, want Canandaigua to be “The Chosen Place.” Thank you to all volunteers, Board members, committee members and staff. I now leave the Board Chairmanship in the very capable hands of Randy Farnsworth.
2014 CHAIRPERSON - RANDY FARNSWORTH
As we enter the New Year, 2014 begins with hope and expectations that this year will be one of continuous improvement. Through the dedicated efforts of the Chamber Board of Directors, the Chamber Staff, the Chamber Committee Members, the Chamber Volunteers, the Mayor, the City Manager, the City Council, the IDA, and many community leaders, 2013 was a year ﬁlled with focus, determination, and a revitalized commitment to excellence at your Chamber of Commerce. Unquestionably, New York State faces numerous challenges; both real and perceived. But the business owners and public ofﬁcials of the Greater Canandaigua area realize that great expectations only lead to great results through the combined efforts of many moving in harmony towards common goals. That is our competitive advantage, that is the difference our community provides, that is why we look at every new challenge as an opportunity to prove Canandaigua is the Chosen Spot. We are blessed to have a strong regional health system in Thompson health, a UR: Strong Health Afﬁliate, the Canandaigua Academy and surrounding school districts along with FLCC offering excellence at the primary and secondary level of education. Also, STC (Smart Systems Technology and Commercialization Center) a SUNY College of Nano-Science and Engineering, further offers us many opportunities for regional economic development. With the expansion of the Canandaigua Airport complete, Canandaigua is primed for positive growth. Finally, our contract with the city to perform economic development, the YEA program, the ATHENA Program, our special events and the ongoing service commitment to our membership will be the continued focus of our team. In closing, I want to thank Floyd Rayburn and the previous chairs that I have had the opportunity to work with: Bill Fuge, Russ Kenyon, and Jack Moran. Your hours of dedicated service and leadership along with Alison’s team have provided the building blocks and core beliefs and values to expect more great accomplishments in 2014. To all our members, I hope you continue to join with us and help make the greater Canandaigua area a place to Make More Memories.
2013 YEAR in REVIEW
103rd Annual Dinner
The Chamber’s 103rd Annual Dinner & Membership Meeting was held on Friday, February 1st at Finger Lakes Community College. The Chamber was pleased to have had 323 people attend the event. The culmination of the evening was the awarding of the 2013 Mr. Canandaigua award to Richard Sands. Chamber of Commerce and the South Bristol Fish & Game Club. The proceeds beneﬁt Camp Good Days and Special Times, the Naples Hospeace House and Mercy Flight Central, Inc. Each agency was awarded over $3,000. The grand prize winner was Dominic Muscato of Canandaigua with a 13.25 lb. brown trout.
Chamber mixers were held monthly throughout the year. Mixers give members the opportunity to meet and network with one another in a fun and social atmosphere. In 2013 Mixers were held at: Finger Lakes Community College, Grounded By Yoga, The Hammocks at Canandaigua, Finger Lakes Gallery & Frame, Mitchell Pierson Jr., Inc., Realtors, Casella Waste, The Rochester Folk Art Guild, Boon Towne, Finger Lakes Technologies Group, Inc., ESL Federal Credit Union and Canandaigua National Bank & Trust. Additionally the Chamber joined with 17 Rochester area Chambers to participate in the Mega Mixer held in May at The Strong National Museum of Play.
The Chamber held a number of ribbon cuttings at new and relocated businesses in 2013: The Canandaigua Holiday Inn Express, Qual-Tec Automotive, Maurices, Macri’s Deli & Café, Cathy Fraser of Leadership for Excellence at Finger Lakes Equestrian Center, Adorn Jewelry & Accessories, New You, Care Value, Casa de Pasta, Rochester Greywolves, Bright Ideas inside HEP Sales/North Main Lumber, The Hammocks at Canandaigua, Great Clips, Vision Hyundai, Crush on Canandaigua, Peach’s Frozen Yogurt Bar, Diamonds Salon, Canandaigua WinSupply, Spacebar Café at Simco Galleria, Paws on Main Street Pet Groomers and Hollywood Nail & Spa.
The Chamber’s business education series continued in 2013. The series consists of seminars on a variety of topics of interest to a wide range of businesses. The 2013 Chamber University curriculum covered the following topics: Constant Contact - Email Marketing, Identity and Branding, Excel, Getting the Results You Want Personally and Professionally and Understanding LinkedIn. Late 2013 also marked the start of availability of online Chamber University sessions through Coggno, our online training partner. This allows our members the ﬂexibility of learning when convenient and at an affordable cost. Continued on Page 15...
Visitors Guide and Map
The Chamber’s 2013/2014 Visitors Guide and Map had a record year with advertisers and the size had to be adjusted to accommodate all the listings. The Chamber distributed 30,000 copies of the maps through our visitor’s center, mailed requests, local businesses, and area chambers.
The 32nd Annual Lake Trout Derby
The Derby was held on June 1st & 2nd on Canandaigua Lake. Approximately 300 ﬁshing enthusiasts participated. The Derby is hosted by the Canandaigua
MR.|MRS.|MS. CANANDAIGUA RECIPIENTS
Each year the Chamber of Commerce honors a citizen for outstanding service to the community. Candidates for this award have demonstrated service to the greater community or its people, over and above what can be expected of one person, in the course of every day living, without or with very little compensation. The award is made to a living person only.
2013 Richard Sands 2012 Linda Farchione Hawks 2011 Ralph Calabrese 2010 Randall Farnsworth 2009 Robert “Bob” Sheridan 2008 William B. Rayburn 2007 Earl Coleates 2006 Ellen Polimeni 2005 Jane Stickler 2004 Clifford E. Murphy, Jr. 2003 Fred W. Sarkis 2002 Richard Hawks, Jr. 2001 Richard W. Appel 2000 Caroline A. Delavan 1999 Paul Kellogg 1998 Judge Joseph Cribb 1997 Frieda O’Hanlon 1996 George W. Hamlin IV
2013 1995 James Holden 1994 Buddy Rockmaker Mr. Canandaigua 1993 Tarry Shipley Recipient, 1992 Joseph Delforte Richard Sands 1991 James Doran 1990 Bernard Hagerman 1989 Robert Craugh 1988 Marvin A. Rapp 1987 Richard E. Ogden 1986 George M. Ewing, Sr. 1977 Rose Comella 1985 Alton U. Farnsworth 1976 Richard H. Hawks, Sr. 1984 Ella Dunham 1975 Isobel S. Sainsbury 1983 Bruce M. Kennedy 1974 George G. Hayes 1982 Marvin L. Sands 1973 Arthur S. Hamlin 1981 Anthony M. Symigs 1972 Lester A. Boyce 1980 William J. Mitchell 1971 T. Hamilton Kennedy 1979 Louis M. Kiesewetter 1970 Frank A. Baker 1978 James F. Kellogg 1969 Herbert J. Ellis
1968 Robert A. Hoekelman 1967 Collins W. Carpenter 1966 Albert A. Moore 1965 Walter C. Benham 1964 Arthur R. Munson 1963 Burrall S. Case 1962 Howard J. Samuels 1961 William W. Muar 1960 Raymond A. Lake
2013 COMMITTEES of the CHAMBER
Chamber committees are open to all members of the Canandaigua Area Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber’s committees provide an opportunity for the membership to have a voice in program development, community activities, advocacy and issues affecting the Chamber. The Chamber salutes the many volunteers who work tirelessly to maintain the mission and goals of our various committees.
Mission: To enhance the net growth of the Chamber membership through effective retention and recruitment practices, and marketing of Chamber programs and services. Chair: Christopher Bross, Community Bank N.A.
Mission: To strengthen retention through one-on-one member contact. Members of the club should be active members of the Chamber at least one year prior to joining club. Chair: Laura King, Canandaigua National Bank & Trust
COmmuNItY & GOvErNmENt AFFaIrS
Mission: To study and analyze issues of interest to Canandaigua and its business community, take advocacy positions on those issues, and communicate the Chamber’s viewpoint clearly and strongly to our members, elected ofﬁcials, and the community at large. Chair: Chris Hubler, CIG Insurance Agency
Mission: To enhance and promote the economic growth of the Canandaigua area. Co-Chairs: Randy Farnsworth. Randall Farnsworth Auto Group & Russ Kenyon, Kenyon & Kenyon. Advisory Chairs: George Hamlin, Canandaigua National Bank & Trust & Dan Fuller, Bristol Mountain Resort
LaKE TrOut DErBY
Mission: To organize annual ﬁshing derby promoting Canandaigua and beneﬁting Camp Good Days & Special Times, Naples Hospeace House, and Mercy Flight Central. Chair: Dave Morrow & Steve Cowley
CANANDAIGUA CHAMBER of COMMERCE
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Business Awards Luncheon
Breakfast & Business
The Chamber continued its series of informational programming with several Breakfast & Business sessions in 2013 including: 2013 Economic Outlook, Health Beneﬁt Exchange Countdown, Smart Systems Technology and Commercialization Center and a Legislative Luncheon with Senator Nozzolio and Minority Leader Kolb.
The Chamber held its 2nd Annual Business Awards Luncheon on June 14th at The Inn on the Lake. Businesses were recognized for excellence in four categories: Retail, Tourism, Service and Industry. The 2013 recipients were Ryan’s Wine & Spirits, Sonnenberg Gardens and Mansion Historic State Park, Nu-Look Collision Center and LaBarge Media. In celebration of our Ralph Sheridan Golf Classic 2013 Anniversary Gala city’s 100th year, Bruce Kennedy spoke The Chamber’s 8th Annual Anniversary Gala was held on on the history and development of Downtown Canandaigua. August 29th at The Inn on the Lake. The Anniversary Gala is the Chamber’s opportunity to recognize members who have 42nd Ralph Sheridan Golf Classic reached a membership milestone in their number of years as a The Golf Classic was held on August 15th at Bristol Harbour member of the Canandaigua Chamber of Commerce. Principles Resort. The tournament had 168 golfers participate on a beautiful from Morgan-LeChase, William Goodrich and Kevin Morgan, day on the links. Following the tournament was a wonderful presented the proposed plans for the development of North Shore dinner catered by Bristol Harbour. The 2013 tournament Canandaigua. The Gala was a beautiful evening with 230 people winners were Dick Wade and Wade Sarkis and Suzanne Yarnell in attendance. and Joanne LeRoy. The Corporate Cup winner was Fairport Continued on Page 18... Mortgage, A Division of Fairport Savings Bank.
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1997 Teresa E. Hall President, TCHMED Consulting, Inc. 1996 Ellen Polimeni Mayor of the City of Canandaigua & Former Assistant Principal, Canandaigua Middle School 1995 Gail D. Love Retired Owner, Human Resource Associates 1994 Judith M. Stewart Retired Senior Vice President, Canandaigua National Bank & Trust 1993 Linda Farchione Hawks Retired President and CEO, Thompson Health 1992 Joyce Ezrow Associate Professor of Business, Anne Arundel Community College 1991 Linda Welch Retired Owner, The Shopping News 1990 Kay James Retired City Manager, City of Canandaigua 1989 Lois Kozlowski Owner, Wizard of Clay Pottery 1988 Gail Dorr Herman Ofﬁce Manager, The Medicine Shoppe 1987 Barbara Nelson Former Executive Director, West Ontario County Red Cross, American Red Cross
2013 Stephanie Kunes-Mincer President and CEO National MS Society, Upstate New York Chapter 2012 Sharon Gullo Psychiatric Nurse Canandaigua Lake Counseling 2011 Barbara Risser President, Finger Lakes Community College 2010 Lynne Erdle Secondary Executive Principal, Canandaigua City School District 2009 Virginia “Ginny” Clark Vice President, Community Affairs, Constellation Brands, Inc. Randy & Margaret Farnsworth Owners, Randall Farnsworth Auto Group 2008 Deborah Denome Director, Seeking Common Ground 2007 Barbara Fuge Former CFO, Genesee Regional Bank & Community Volunteer 2006 Janet Tenreiro Former Owner, The Medicine Shoppe
2013 ATHENA Award Recipient Stephanie Kunes-Mincer
1986 Tarry Shipley Retired Business Manager, WCGR/WFLC 1985 Diane Reed Associate Professor and Co-Director, Graduate Educational Leadership Program, St. John Fisher College
2005 Rhoda Childs Retired Regional Director, United Way of Ontario County 2004 Marci Diehl Owner, Double Vision Creative 2003 Karen Davison Blazey Executive Ofﬁcer, Quantum Performance Group, Inc. 2002 Deborah Kinney Weymouth Executive Director, Senior Vice President New Milford Hospital 2001 Valerie Knoblauch President, Finger Lakes Visitors Connection 2000 Lauren Dixon CEO & Owner, Dixon Schwabl Advertising, Inc. 1999 Gail D. O’Brien Retired President, Canandaigua Chamber of Commerce 1998 Sharon Pepper Retired Senior Vice President of Senior Living Services, Thompson Health
2013 ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award Recipients
2013 Award Recipient Erica Bapst
2013 Erica Bapst Owner, Adorn Jewelry & Accessories 2012 Margaret “Maggie” Meyer Assistant Vice-President Personal Banking and Insurance Service Manager, Canandaigua National Bank & Trust 2011 Tracey Fuller Heiser Brand President/ Branch GM, Heisser Logistics, Inc. 2010 Teresa Pare Owner, The Law Ofﬁces of Teresa M. Pare
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The Chamber is tracking 43 prospective business development or expansions, 11 of which have been successfully completed. Through a partnership with the Greater Rochester Enterprise, the Chamber has developed a database of 52 available properties in the City.
29th Annual ATHENA Award Dinner
The 29th Annual ATHENA Award Dinner was held on November 15th at Finger Lakes Community College. The ATHENA Award is co-hosted by the Canandaigua Chamber of Commerce and the Professional Women of the Finger Lakes. The awards dinner was attended by 403 people. The event recognized nominees and recipients of the ATHENA Award and the ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award. Erica Bapst, Owner of Adorn Jewelry & Accessories, was the recipient of the ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award. Stephanie KunesMincer, President and CEO National MS Society, Upstate New York Chapter, was the 2013 recipient of the prestigious ATHENA Award.
Past President’s Picnic
The Chamber’s Past President’s Picnic was held on July 22nd at Rick Hawk’s cottage. The picnic is a gathering of past Chamber Charipersons, Mr./Mrs./Ms. Canandaigua Award recipients, and ATHENA recipients. The picnic was catered by Eric’s Ofﬁce Restaurant and much fun was had by all.
Canandaigua YEA! Program
The ﬁrst year class completed the program and graduated on June 11th. The second year students of Canandaigua’s Young Entrepreneur Academy began October 23rd. The Chamber has partnered with Finger Lakes Community College and the Canandaigua City School District to bring this program to our community. The YEA! program is open to all students in 6th-12th grade who are interested in starting their own business. During the 30 lesson program students develop an idea, write a business plan, present in front of an investor panel, ﬁle DBA’s, open real bank accounts, and can begin to sell their product/service at a trade show.
Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon
The Chamber’s Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon was held on October 22nd at Arbor Hill’s Brew & Brats. The luncheon is the Chamber’s opportunity to say “thank you” to our volunteers that help in the visitor center in the summer and throughout the year.
Prospective Member Breakfasts Business Awards Luncheon
In May and November, the Chamber held Prospective Member Breakfasts with potential members of the Chamber. This was a great opportunity to share the Chamber story and its opportunities with these businesses.
The Chamber held two member orientations in 2013. Member Orientations are an opportunity for new and existing members to learn about the beneﬁts available to them as a member of the Canandaigua Chamber as well as an opportunity to meet fellow members.
Light Up Canandaigua!
The Annual Light Up Canandaigua! event was held December 12th. This year there were 25 residential/business participants who registered to compete in the event. Bus tours of the lights were enjoyed by 85 people. Additionally, the Chamber distributed self-guided tour maps of the participants.
MEMBERS of the CANANDAIGUA CHAMBER of COMMERCE
Canandaigua National Bank & Trust Kennedy & Son Family Corporations/ Canandaigua Monument Company
The Inn on the Lake
Messenger Post Media/Daily Messenger
Myles Auto Parts Parrish & Brassie, LLP
Davidson Shoes, Inc. Moore Printing Company, Inc. Rochester Gas & Electric Corp.
Fisher-Yates Communications, Inc. Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park
Canandaigua Quick Print Cheshire Union Gift Shop & Antique Center Excellus of Rochester Greater Canandaigua Family YMCA Gregory Voci III, DDS Hall & Karz Esqs. Kenyon & Kenyon RE/MAX Properties Worden Hill, Inc.
Kiwanis Club of Canandaigua
American Legion Post #256 Iversen Construction Corp.
Canandaigua Country Club Murphy’s Tire Service
Dick Anthony LTD Frontier Communications
Johnson-Kennedy Funeral Home, Inc.
1983 Eighty Parrish Street Apartments Finger Lakes Financial Services, Inc. Lafayette Motel & Restaurant Lifespring Community Church Ontario ARC Renaissance - The Goodie II Shoppe Tenax Town Cleaners 1984
Casa De Pasta, Inc. Edelweiss Properties Realtors, LLC Finger Lakes Visitors Connection Freeland-Parrinello Land Surveyors Randall Buick-GMC-Cadillac Thomas Estates Mfg. Housing Community, LLC
HEP Sales Star Cleaners
Aberle Eye Care Benedict F. Gullo, DDS, PC Holloway House JP Morgan Chase Bank, NA Rose City Glass & Upholstery
Canandaigua Carpets, Inc. EFP Rotenberg, LLP Wegmans Food Pharmacy & Market Café
Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack Muehe & Newton, LLP Thompson Health
Canandaigua Chrysler Dodge Jeep Farnsworth Chevrolet Stewart Title Insurance Company
CIG Insurance Agency City of Canandaigua Captain Gray’s Boat Tours Flowers By Stella German Brothers Marina, Inc. Tim McKenna Construction, Inc. Town of Canandaigua
Dr. John Evans
Bristol Mountain Resort Constellation Brands
Finger Lakes Radio Group Roseland Bowl
Canandaigua Orthopaedic Assoc., P.C. Canandaigua Yacht Club, Inc. Crown Jewelers J. James Wolfe Agency, Inc. Rockcastle Florist Roger Taylor Landscapes
Barone & Siciliano & Co., CPA’s, PC FingerLakes Lodge Kellogg Computer Training & Solutions Kelly Services LeBarge Media Patrick Cooney Esq. Susan Cooney Attorney at Law Reliant Community Credit Union
Centerpointe Country Club Healthsettings Leasing, LLC Nothnagle Realtors Ontario Honda
Ryan’s Wine & Spirits
Realty USA, Inc.
Crane Coaching & Consulting Pettinger Sheet & Metal Fabrication Wizard of Clay Pottery
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MEMBERS of the CANANDAIGUA CHAMBER of COMMERCE
David Kaplan, CPA, PC Five Star Bank Furniture Village Moving Company Lake Country Physical Therapy & Sportscare, PC Mitchell Pierson Jr., Inc., Realtors Terry A. Dekouski, Inc. Unique Toy Shop Wood Library R. John Perrin Construction & Sons The Coordinated Child Development Program First Congregational Church UCC Happy Tails Animal Shelter of the Humane Society of Ontario County Horizons A DePaul Senior Living Community Jim Grifﬁth, Realtor John F. McKeown Esq. National Pond Service Ontario County Republican Committee Plant Health Ltd, Inc. Rank’s IGA Sweet Expressions
Greater Canandaigua Civic Center, Inc. Scottish Inns Sherry Widmer Sutter’s Canandaigua Marina, Inc. VA Medical Center Wal-Mart Store #1673
Blue Ribbon Smokehouse, Restaurant and Bakery Country Corners Nursery, Inc. Curtis Locksmith Service Venezia & Associates
Arbor Hill Grapery Geoffry E. Hallstead, DMD Granger Homestead Society, Inc. Parkway Plaza c/o Conifer Realty Schooner’s Restaurant The Country Ewe Ltd.
Beryl Ann’s Unisex Salon Canandaigua Cemetery Association/ Woodlawn Cemetery Glenn Reed Building & Remodeling Mobile Music Phalen Farms Steve A. Walker & Associates Tractor Supply Company Velmex, Inc.
Allstate of Canandaigua Adecco Employment Services Cat’s in the Kitchen Finger Lakes Community College Gillmor Construction Gorham Tax Service Ontario County Historical Society Young Explosives Corporation
Armor Building Supply, Inc. Better Business Bureau C. A. Reed Associates Doyle Security Systems Genesee Valley Penny Saver Robert Dancause & Sons, Inc. Shepard Bros., Inc.
102.3 Sunny FM Calman Farms Canandaigua Super 8 City Mini Storage, LLC Colb Heating Cooling & Refrigeration Community Bank N.A. Computer Obedience Training Finger Lakes Premier Properties Happiness House/Finger Lakes Cerebral Palsy Healthy Home Carpet Cleaning, Inc. Lightland Farms, LLC Seneca Lake Winery Association Tripodi Contracting, Inc.
1991 Casella Waste Services Green View Farms Indian Village RV Park, Inc. Lacy Katzen LLP SCORE Chapter #23 1992
American Gutter Supply, Inc. (A.G.S., Inc.) Arby’s Restaurant Beacon Farm Market Canandaigua Federal Credit Union #16176 Fidello Training Technologies Keyser Drywall Lawngevity Lawn & Landscape, Inc. Niagara Restaurant Ontario Janitorial, Inc. Ontario Mazda Phelps Sungas, Inc.
Annie’s Hallmark Bristol Woodlands Campground Canandaigua Montessori School Chamberlain D’Amanda Oppenheimer & Greenﬁeld Democrat and Chronicle Media Group Eagle Gymnastics First United Methodist Church Lone Wolf Computers, Inc. Mercy Flight Central, Inc. Paychex, Inc. Richard D. Albert & Sons St. Mary’s School The Medicine Shoppe Toshiba Business Solutions New York
American Red Cross - West Ontario County Bristol Valley Theater Canandaigua Concrete Pumping Canandaigua Motorsports Cases Convenient Clark Manor House Halco Plumbing & Heating Lawrence Construction Long Acre Farms/JD Wine Cellars Loomis Barn and Country Shops Mayﬂowers Garden LTD McAlpin Associates Quail Summit Quantum Performance Group, Inc. Roseland Waterpark Vision Hyundai of Canandaigua
Bristol Harbour Resort Downtown Canandaigua Business Management Association, Inc. Eric’s Ofﬁce Restaurant Finger Lakes Hearing Center, Inc. Finger Lakes Technologies Group, Inc.
1792 Filigree Inn Bristol Hills Laser Engraving & Gifts Chesler Photography Chris Costello, Licensed Real Estate Broker Direct Maytag Home Appliance Center Eastside Podiatry Finger Lakes Animal Hospital Continued on Page 23...
Chamber ANNUAL BUSINESS AWARD Recipients
Since 2000, the Canandaigua Chamber of Commerce has honored its business members with the Annual Business Awards in the following categories: Tourism, Retail, Industry and Service. Winners are chosen based on certain criteria including length of operation, length and depth of involvement in the Chamber and/or community, business contribution to the community and outstanding achievement in business. Awards are presented each year at the Chamber’s Business Award Luncheon. The following businesses are past winners of the Chamber’s Annual Business Awards: 2013 Tourism: Sonnenberg Gardens and Mansion State Historic Park Service: Nu-Look Collision Centers, Inc. Retail: Ryan’s Wine & Spirits Industry: LaBarge Media 2011 | 2012 Tourism: CMAC (Constellation Brands Marvin Sands Performing Art Center) Service: Park West Hair Design & Spa Retail: Rockcastle Florists Industry: Rochester Gas & Electric Corp. 2010 Tourism: Service: Retail: Industry: 2009 Tourism: Service: Retail: Industry: 2008 Tourism: Service: Retail: Industry: 2007 Tourism: Service: Retail: Industry: 2006 Tourism: Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack Service: American Red Cross - West Ontario Ofﬁce Bristol Mountain Resort Kennedy & Son Funeral Home, Inc. Randall Farnsworth Auto Group Artizahn Dental Studio, Inc. Arbor Hill Grapery Patty’s Place Pat Rini Rohrer Gallery Iversen Construction Corp. Granger Homestead Mercy Flight Central, Inc. Canandaigua Carpets Constellation Brands Miami Motel Wood Lawn Cemetery Wick-edly Sent Soap & Candle Company Patrick Constructors
Todd Zigrossi, President of Nu-Look Collision Centers, Inc. accepts the Service Business of the Year Award.
Retail: Crown Jewelers Industry: Moore Printing Co., Inc. 2005 Tourism: Service: Retail: Industry: Captain Gray’s Boat Tours Canandaigua Bus Tours Dick Anthony LTD Commodore Machine
2004 Service: Ontario ARC/Abbey Industries Retail: Mobile Music Industry: Finger Lakes Technologies Group, Inc. 2003 Tourism: Service: Retail: Industry: 2002 Tourism: Service: Retail: Industry: 2001 Tourism: Service: Retail: Industry: 2000 Tourism: Service: Retail: Industry: Canandaigua Inn on the Lake Ontario County Arts Council Canandaigua Motors Ultrafab AAA of Canandaigua Literacy Volunteers The Country Ewe Pactiv Bristol Valley Theatre The Eye Care Center G. Jones Furniture Canandaigua Wine Company Canandaigua Inn on the Lake Thompson Health Sweet Expressions Messenger Post Newspapers
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Fingerlakes Tree & Landscape, Inc. G. Jones Furniture Company Image Custom Audio & Video Lang Heating & Cooling, Inc. Pulse Electric, Inc. Red Carpet Inn & Suites Stoddard Farms Tailored Events, LLC The Brocklebank Firm The Eye Care Center The Salvation Army United Way of Ontario County Tops Friendly Markets Underberg & Kessler LLP Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Esperanza Mansion Fairport Mortgage, a division of Fairport Savings Bank Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Little Lambs Preschool Hibbs Enterprises, Inc. Jose & Willy’s at the Lake Judith M. Phillips, K’Bella Salon & Spa Lake Country Home Inspections, Inc. Lake Effects Web Design Lakewood Vineyards Leonard’s Express, Inc. MacGregor’s Grill & Tap Room MVP Health Care Peter L. Rothe Phelps Cement Products Premier Physical Therapy QwicNet, Inc. RE/MAX Diversiﬁed Realty & Rental Rochester Home Building Association, Inc. Saralinda Hooker, Planning & Development Consultant Sherrie Swenson, RN for Hire Shred-It Stephen Hastings, Finger Lakes Times Strong Hill Cabinetry Strong Hill Studio The Lyons National Bank Wick-edly Sent Soap and Candle Company Windy Graphics LLC
1795 Acorn Inn Bloomﬁeld Vehicle Storage Canandaigua Window Cleaning David V. Hastings Haines Publishing, Inc. IBA - Charlie Page Joanne Adam Keuka College - Accelerated Studies for Adults Program (ASAP) Literacy Volunteers of Ontario County Monroe Capital, Inc. Partnership for Ontario County, Inc. Pelican Point Marina R & R Property Management
CL Enterprises Dunn Tire Finger Lakes Monument Co., Inc. Finger Lakes Visiting Nurse Service Fulcrum Communications Kepner Equipment, Inc. Morrell Builders Park West Hair Design & Spa, Inc. Prime Datum, Inc. Raymond M. Thomas, MD, PC Schlenker Farm Market Skill Glass Company, Inc. SUNY Empire State College
1840 Inn on the Main Alan Lupton Associates, Inc. Albert S. Kusak, Attorney at Law Anderson VanHorne Associates, Inc. Andrew S. Cosh Artizanns B & L Wholesale Supply Bristol Views Bed & Breakfast Buffalo Hotel Supply Co. Canandaigua Dental Health Canandaigua Sailboarding Caprini Realtors Classy Chassy Carwash Commodore Machine D.J. Beardsley & Sons, Inc. Finger Lakes Gallery & Frame Finger Lakes Railway Corp. Goodman Enterprises Heiser Logistics Inc. Integrated Storage Solutions, LLC. Joseph Hezel, Geneva Insurance Agency Lakeview Lawn & Landscape, Inc. Lowe’s of Canandaigua Marks Pizzeria McKenna Builders, Inc. Miami Motel Michelle’s Hair Studio & Spa Potter HVAC & Metal Fab, Inc. Powers Realtors, Inc. Ramada Geneva Lakefront Raymond Nosewicz Ray M. Teeter, P.E. Resort Property Rentals Sylvan Learning Center The Pitti Group Wealth Advisors at Morgan Stanley UBS Financial Services - Rocco Pietropaolo Walter J. Deck, DMD, P.C. Years Boundary
Barrington Townhomes Bright Ideas Lighting Comfort Keepers KB Graphics Long Term Care Associates, Inc. Municipal Solutions, Inc Pat Rini Rohrer Gallery Ravenwood Golf Club Sun Set Cove
Applebee’s Artistry in Concrete, Inc. Brian H. Hill Construction Brown Hound Bistro Canandaigua City School District Canandaigua Veterinary Hospital Cayuga Lake Wine Trail Crazy Horse Transportation Service CB Craft Brewers
Abner Adams House America’s Flag Pole Company Angelic Dreamz, Inc. Cheney & Blair, LLP Clark CSM Marketing Communications Creative Dimensions Marketing & Design CSA Solutions Ganondagan State Historic Site Gerber Homes In Good Health - The Healthcare Newspaper Jacquelyn M. Bell CPA, PLLC Key Bank National Association Kratie’s Pack, Ship & Copy Lamar Advertising Loria Nursing Service March of Dimes Mary M. Gooley Hemophilia Center MFB Consulting New York Wine & Culinary Center, Inc. North Shore Naturopathic and Acupuncture Riester’s Appliances Rochester Folk Art Guild Continued on Page 25...
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Taurus Properties, Inc. T.J.s Barber Shop United Church of Bristol Mac’s Philly Steaks M & J Carpets Nu-Look Collision Centers, Inc. Oakridge Landscaping Inc. Professional Women of the Finger Lakes Quality Technical Sales Rheinblick German Restaurant Rotary Club of Canandaigua TCHMed Consulting, Inc. The Muar House Cafe The PC & Wireless Shop The Villas at Canandaigua Canandaigua Motorsports Park, LLC Charlie Riedel’s Restaurant Coach Street Clay Cobtree Corporation Cocard Anderson - Rick Stewart DePlaque, Inc. Faro’s Pizzeria F. G. Rayburn Mason Contractors, Inc. Finger Lakes Lock & Security, LLC FLMSC Inc. FocalPoint Federal Credit Union F. Oliver’s Gene’s Electrical Service Grounded by Yoga Studios & Teacher Training Hawks Pro Connections Hazlitt’s Red Cat Cellars Heartland Ovation Payroll Heron Hill Tasting Room at Bristol Hotel Clarence Isaac Heating & Air Conditioning JD Smith Chiropractic J. Noah Gage Landscaping Services Just Right Carbines K&A Contracting, Remodeling And Design, Inc. Lazy Acre Alpacas/Alpaca Country Clothing & Gifts Mattiacio Orthodontics Maureen Welch Nurse Consultant Michele Kisly Fine Portraiture Monica’s Pies Naked Dove Brewing Company Notre Dame Retreat House OSG Contracting & Property Preservation P.A.D.J. Music Service Pampered Parents LLC Pearle Vision Phillips Lytle LLP Proco Properties Quinlan’s Medical Equipment & Supply Ray Sands Glass St. John’s Episcopal Church Susan Gray Jones, Attorney-at-Law The Grainery TMC Marketing, LLC Viele, Solimano, Swagler & Chapman CPA PC Waterfront Art Festival Willoth Inc.
A.D. Shepard Flooring Amans Construction Barbara Rose/Landscape Design Bella Rose B & B Chalet of Canandaigua Bed & Breakfast Cheshire Community Church Clear Intent Strategy, Inc. ESL Federal Credit Union Fort Hill Apartments Francesca’s Fitness Genundewah Uniforms Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Johnson Excavating & Landscape, LLC K.C. Cycle Helmet World Kitchen Thyme Mark C. Donadio, Esq. Middlesex Baptist Church Morrice Brothers Naples Valley Brand Products Patrick Constructors, Inc. Qual-Tech Automotive Simply Crepes Cafe Spinnaker Cross, Inc. Tall Trainer Fitness Systems Warﬁeld’s Wilhelmus Estate Winery
Adorn Jewelry and Accessories Best Western Plus Victor Inn & Suites Brad Champlin, Centra Financial Group Brookside Apartments Butch Wyffels Painting Canﬁeld & Tack, Inc. Care Net Pregnancy Center of Canandaigua Casa Italiana Comfort Inn and Suites Cornerstone Counseling Debits & Credits Donhauser Nursing Service Finger Lakes College Suites Finger Lakes Copywriting Habitat for Humanity of Ontario County, NY/ReStore Kay LeGrett/Nothnagle Realtors Keyser Computer Services KRB Contracting, Inc. Laura’s Wellness and Yoga Legacy at the Fairways LW Consulting, LLC
@home Builders Artiques Heirlooms & Art Bert Fehrenbach BlueRock Energy, Inc. Canandaigua Wine Trail CenterPointe Apartments & Townhomes CMAC (Constellation Brands Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center) David T. Hansen, CPA equaTEK/GoBuyRochester.com Ewing Lettering and Graphics Grapevine Country Tours, Inc. Homewood Suites by Hilton Hood Contracting, LLC Inspire Moore Winery & Vineyard James Mercuri, MD K & K Photography K & L Transport Life Path Spa Light-r-u, LLC McFarland-Johnson, Inc. North Coast Advisors, LLC Proctor Enterprises Rio Tomatlan Senior Assist of the Finger Lakes The Country Vet Theatrical Design Network The Red Door Inn Thomas R. Maraﬁoti, Esq. Titan Insurance & Employee Beneﬁts Agency Uptown Tire and Auto Service YSL Properties Z2 Architecture, PLLC
Admar Supply Co, Inc. Advio Another World Bed & Breakfast As We Grow Boutique & Children’s Consignment Shop Belhurst
Abraham Screen Print Studio Aldridge Realty American Made Continued on Page 26...
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B.B. Binding Bestmade Products Inc. Bloomers Floral & Gift Boom Towne Canandaigua Club Canandaigua Connected Canandaigua Driving School Canandaigua Fitness Coleen Avery, Donna Bennett Cedar Lodge LLC Child & Family Resources, Inc. Cobblestone Networks Corby’s Collision Center, Inc. David Perrin Dixon Schwabl Field’s Construction Finger Lakes Platinum DJ Finger Lakes Pools & Spas Inc. Happy Hunter Equine Services Kathy Haygood, K’Bella Salon & Spa Lanas by Lita Ludlows Embroidery Monier Manor B&B Morgan Samuels Inn New Dawnings Nolan’s on Canandaigua Lake Olde Homestead Country Store Peppers Deli and Pastas Pheterson, Stern, Calabrese, Neilans & Spatorico, LLP RBC Wealth Management Smith Boys Marine of Canandaigua Spring Valley Gardens Stargazer Property Group Sue’s Day Care The Gourmet and Chocolate Marketplace The Hammocks at Canandaigua The Principal Financial Group Matthew Vahue Watkins Mentoring Whalen Consulting, LLC Bonn Dioguardi & Ray, LLP Brenda J. Smith, Esq. Campus Gate @ Finger Lakes Canandaigua Medical Group, PC Canandaigua Self Storage LLC Cellularsales/Verizon Wireless CJ Ryan Consults Compassionate Care, Inc. Core Rhythm Pilates, LLC Dale Carnegie Training Dival Safety Equipment Equine Powertrain Performance Therapy Finger Lakes Extrusion Frogs Trading Post Furniture Spa Hampton Inn & Suite HD Quality Management Holiday Inn Express Canandaigua Hope Springs Farm Jessica Winum, Independent Sales Director Mary Kay John Carson Home Improvement & Construction Jospeh Fafone Kenworthy Consulting La Cocina Lansing Sales Leadership For Excellence Lions Club of Canandaigua Little Flower Farm, LLC Macrame Chairs by Karen Manufacturer Rep Network, LLC Martha Jane Graham MGM Route Sales New York Life - Lori Weichenthal, MBA PathStone Perri’s Pizzeria RLO Consulting Rochester Americans Hockey Club Rushville Community Health Center (RPCN) Sakura Japanese Steak House & Sushi Bar SCORE Consulting Scott Williams Consulting Seneca Gorham Security Systems, Inc. Simco Galleria Sperano Appraisals Inc. The Salty Dog Shop Inc. The Virtual Virtuoso LLC Vineyards Discount Wine & Spirits, Inc. Villa Bianca B&B Yellowbook 360
Acorn Audio LLC Adams Actuarial LLC AllianceMedWeb LLC Amanda Grover Real Estate, LLC Blackburn Janitorial and Carpet Cleaning Bob’s Breeder Service
Allied Financial Partners BH Maxwell BME Associates Bost Workplace Beneﬁts, Frances Lupiani Canandaigua Winsupply Career Crusade Care Value Cheshire Community Action Team Crush on Canandaigua D & K Ranch Diamonds Salon DiMarco Constructors Dobber’s Sports Bar & Grill FlipKey.com Get Juled Hanlon Architects Hollywood Nail and Spa Identity Design, PLLC IL Posto Bistro & Wine Bar JD Chapman Agency, Inc. Kids Fudge Krueger Consulting Macri’s Deli & Cafe Mandy Friend/Keller Williams Realty Maurices McCormick Executive Consulting Service Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Morgan-LeChase Development, LLC New Perspectives Coaching New You Off the Track Thoroughbreds Ontario Engine and Machine LLC Paws on Main Street Peach’s Frozen Yogurt Prime Communications AT&T Rochester Greywolves Lacrosse Simco Capital, LTD Sock Nook of the Finger Lakes Summers Development LLC The Feltner Group The Happy Chef Catering Train To Save
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