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just one way to get involved!


In 2021, the Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking active, engaged members to join our lineup of committees! Review the committee descriptions below, and if interested in joining us, please feel free to join us at the first virtual committee meeting of 2021.


Membership Committee

Committee Chair: Dena Carrigan, Chemung Canal Trust Company

The purpose of the Membership Committee is to promote the Chamber to potential investors and encourage continued participation from present members. Activities include continual membership recruitment, and an open ear to concerns and wishes of Chamber membership.

Next Meeting: January 14, 2021 at 8:30am via ZOOM.

Meetings held the 2nd Thursday of each month at 8:30am.


Tourism Taskforce

Committee Chair: Carmella Hoffman, Sunset View Creamery

The purpose of the Tourism Taskforce is to promote, develop and enhance the tourist experience in the Watkins Glen and Schuyler County area.

Next Meeting: January 12, 2021 at 8:30am via ZOOM.

Meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 8:30am.


Ambassador Committee

The purpose of the Ambassador Committee is to support, strengthen and grow the Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce’s membership and business community. The Ambassador Committee is slit into two groups. Ambassador Group “A” are designated their own list of members and will work to contact each member multiple times throughout the year. Ambassador Group “B” will assist the Chamber is recruiting infinity markets (groups with specific interests) to vacation/meet in the Watkins Glen and Schuyler County area.

Next Meeting: January 13, 2021 @ 12:00pm via ZOOM.

Meetings are held the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 12:00pm.


Events Committee (including Winter Gala & Golf Tournament)

Winter Gala Committee Chair: Michel Ray, Visions Federal Credit Union

Golf Tournament Committee Chair: Stephen Klemann

The purpose of the Event Committee is to assist the Events Manager to ensure financial and attendance goals, and visibility of the organization’s public facing events are met. Committee will also be responsible to add value to the member’s relationship with WGACC by providing specialized events for members that will expand their professional knowledge and contacts by selecting event topics, speakers, and locations for events, and work with staff to identify and secure event sponsors. The committee will also be compromised of subcommittees for the Winter Gala and Golf Tournament.

Next Meeting: January 21, 2021 at 3:00pm via ZOOM.

Meetings are held the 3rd Thursday of each month at 3:00pm. Special meetings may be called pending current events.


Marketing Committee

The purpose of the Marketing Committee is to be an advisory committee to the Communications Manager. Committee members role is to act as a sounding board for marketing strategies and tools, develop and hone innovative ideas, and provide feedback on marketing activities for both the Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce and Explore Watkins Glen.

Next Meeting: January 5, 2021 at 3:30pm via ZOOM.

Meetings are held the 1st Tuesday of each month at 3:30pm.


Watkins Glen

Located at the southern tip of Seneca Lake, Watkins Glen became internationally known as the host to the first post-World War II road race....


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Hector Falls

Hector's most notable feature is the iconic Hector Falls. Tourists from all over stop to gaze upon this magnificent water feature.