As we safely reopen Watkins Glen and all of the Finger Lakes, we look forward to safely welcoming you to our communities. Please remember to call ahead: our restaurants, wineries/breweries/distilleries, and attractions have developed location-specific procedures and protocols to ensure that our community, visitors, and employees remain safe and healthy.

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About Us

something special at every turn...

The Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce serves nearly 450 members and continues to grow. Our members include sole proprietors, small businesses, home businesses, corporations, and non-profits. Although Watkins Glen is in our name, we are truly a Chamber of Commerce with open doors and open minds. Our members hail from throughout the villages and municipalities of Schuyler County, but also from nearby communities like Corning, Elmira, Hammondsport, Penn Yan, Geneva, Ithaca, Binghamton, and all points in between.

You can meet our team and our Board of Directors here, or read our Mission, Vision and Values statements here. Learn more about the many benefits that come with joining our member-based organization. Or, get social and find us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

A note from the Executive Director:

It is up to us to serve our business members, our community, and our leaders by providing tools to create positive outcomes and foster sustainable, long-term growth. Over time we have learned that most often the tool that businesses need today, may not be the tool they need tomorrow - but not to worry! Our Chamber has the flexibility and agility to work with you as your needs change. Whether it is providing referrals, offering advertising opportunities, addressing marketing challenges, providing leadership development opportunities, or troubleshooting ways to grow your business- we can help with it all!

Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or if you would like any additional information about our chamber.

Michael J. Hardy
Executive Director