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Trainings, Summits, and Talks

The Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce is happy to offer our members opportunities to learn and grow. So far in 2021, we've held two successful summits and are looking forward to offering more. Please view our upcoming sessions, as well as past sessions, below. These trainings, talks, and summits are free to attend but registration is required. If you'd like more information on how to get involved, please email us at or call us at 607-535-4300. We look forward to hearing from you!

Our current monthly programs are: Member Simpleview Trainings, Talking Tuesdays, B2B Meet-Up, and Coffee Connections.

Registration is required. To register for an upcoming training, please click the registration link or contact Events & Membership Engagement Manager Abby Lane at 607-535-4300 or by email


Monthly Trainings:

Member Simpleview Training

The Chamber's website hosted nearly 11,000 visitors in July alone. Is your organizations listing represented the way you want it? Is EVERY event you host on the site? Attend a training session, and we'll give you all the info you need. This is a great opportunity for a refresher or for sending new staff to become familiar with the tool. These monthly educational sessions are registration only. Please register by the Monday before the Tuesday training date. 

These sessions are held the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 10 am to 11 am over Zoom. Registration is required by the Monday before the training. Upcoming dates: 9/21, 10/19, 11/16, 12/21.

To register, please select the date you'd like to attend below: 

September 21, from 10 to 11 am: Click here to register!

October 19, from 10 to 11 am: Click here to register!

November 16, from 10 to 11 am: Click here to register!

December 21, from 10 to 11 am: Click here to register!


Monthly Talks:

Talking Tuesdays (Tourism focused)

Talking Tuesdays is a program focused on long-term planning in regards to the tourism industry. Facilitated by Executive Director Michael Hardy, sessions will be compromised of brainstorming, planning, information from the Chamber, and from time-to-time a guest speaker. All tourism-based members and partners are welcome to join these sessions.

Sessions take place on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 10:00-11:00 am and the 4th Tuesday of the month from 12:00-1:00 pm.

Upcoming dates: 

9/14: 10-11 am
9/28: 12-1 pm
10/12: 10-11 am
10/26: 12-1 pm
11/9: 10-11 am (just one this month)
12/14: 10-11 am (just one this month)

Click here to register!


B2B Meet-Up (Business to Business)

Our B2B program has continued as a monthly event series held via ZOOM. Each of these sessions includes a topic relevant to today’s challenges, a “Round the Screen” segment focusing on attendees’ operational changes, and needs that other member businesses can fill. This program was put on pause during the busy summer season and will resume in October with a talk from Matthew Burr from Burr Consulting, LLC. Speakers and topics change monthly.  

October 20, 4-5 pm: Matthew Burr, Burr Consulting, LLC. "The State of Marijuana and the Workplace"
November 17, 4-5pm: Sue Silhan, RN CYT. "Stress Management and Mindfulness"
December 16, 4-5pm: TBD

Click here to register!


Coffee Connections

Mix and mingle over a cup of coffee with business professionals, community leaders, and the Chamber team! Held every other month on the fourth Tuesday, Coffee Connections is a great way to meet people, build partnerships, make friends, and casually network with Chambers members and staff.

September 28: Chamber offices, click here to register!
November 23: TBD


Stay tuned for dates and information:

"Train The Trainers" Customer & Visitor Service Trainings 
Date/Time TBD
The Chamber's Customer & Visitor Service Training is for Owners and Supervisors to set goals, expectations as well as think about processes, procedures and resources to share with their frontline staffs (full and part time, paid and/or volunteer, seasonal or permanent).  

Past Summits:
Wednesday, 2/24 Wine & Craft Beverage Summit
Thursday, 2/25 Wine & Craft Beverage Summit
Wednesday 3/10 Lodging & Accommodations Summit
Thursday 3/11 Lodging & Accommodations Summit
Tuesday, 5/18 Frontline Training
Wednesday, 5/19 Frontline Training
Wednesday, 6/16 Partnering with the Chamber and the Media



When your day's exploring has left you hungry trust that our bevy of unique eateries throughout Schuyler County will enable you to find exactly what you're seeking to sate your appetite! Grab some fresh goodies and coffee from a local bakery; grab a drink and snack among friendly residents at one of our bars; enjoy the views at a...

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