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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Strategic Plan

The Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the availability of its 2019-2021 Strategic Plan, available here. This document outlines many of the priorities and activities that the Chamber will pursue through the end of 2021.

At the plan's launch, former Board Chair Anne Welliver-Hartsing shared, “After months of discussion, planning, and revision by the planning committee, we are pleased to share the final 2019 – 2021 Strategic Plan. It is designed as a framework to both codify and focus our efforts, while still allowing the flexibility to pursue untapped opportunities relative to our mission.” The plan, which incorporates valuable input from the planning committee, highlights five major objectives and contains specific implementation strategies for each objective.

At the same time Chamber Executive Director, Rebekah Carroll summarized, “This new Strategic Plan is an ambitious roadmap for the next two years, and the Chamber Team is ready to tackle it, full-force. With specific goals, action items, and benchmarking, it will serve as a wonderful litmus test against which to measure our organization and its efforts as we move forward over the next two years. We have already begun work in accordance with the plan and we are ready to continue those efforts in furtherance of our objectives.”

About Us

The Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce serves nearly 500 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...

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