At the Annual Membership Meeting of the Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce, held on December 1, at Veraisons Restaurant at the Inn at Glenora and presented by Community Bank, N.A., three officers were appointed to the Board of Directors Executive Committee and three new Board Members were elected to three-year terms.
Raymond Lincourt (Roadmasters) will serve as the 2022 Board Chair. Kerry Keller (Glenora Wine Cellars) will serve as the first Vice Chair. Wendy Shutter (Arc of Chemung-Schuyler) will serve as the second Vice Chair. Tracy Gates (Cayuga Health Systems) will serve as the Board’s Treasurer.
The following were appointed to the Chamber’s Board of Directors.
Dena Carrigan (below, left) from Chemung Canal Trust Company. Dena is a proponent of civic initiatives. She has positively impacted our community with her extensive volunteer work and her passion to see the community become a better place to live, work, and play. Dena has volunteered with Watkins Glen Promotions, helped with the Italian American Festival, assisted the Montour Falls Fire Department, and is a founding member of the planning committee for the Arc’s annual 5k Run. She has also served as Chair for the Membership Committees of the Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce and the Watkins-Montour Rotary Club and is the secretary for Spirit of Schuyler.
Carmella Hoffman (below, center) from Sunset View Creamery. Recognized by Senator Thomas O’Mara as a woman of distinction and a producer of some of the State’s finest artisan cheese, Carmella operates with her family a 365-acre dairy farm in Schuyler County. The fifth generation farm milks approximately 50 cows daily with no hormones or antibiotics and produces hundreds of pounds of cheese weekly. Carmella has served as the Town Clerk, Collector and Court Clerk for the Town of Catharine and is a leader with many local and regional groups, including the Odessa Fire Department, the Schuyler County Volunteer Ambulance Corps, the Girl Scouts, 4-H, and the Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce.
Dr. William Mullaney (below, right), SUNY Corning Community College. Dr. Mullaney assumed SUNY CCC’s presidency in 2019, with the immediate goal of continuing the steadfast commitment to the College’s mission. His belief that community colleges are an integral part of communities everywhere guides his decisions. He believes the College’s role–to provide access to the type of knowledge and skills that have the power to enhance the quality of life and prepare employees who are on point and ready on day one to meet the workforce needs of the region–is critical.