Congratulations to our 2019 Building BC Awards Winners

2019 Innovative Award

Presented to: Innovation
Accepted by: Tom Boyer


This Award recognizes a project, product or service that “thinks outside the box” and continues to stretch the boundaries and has proven to be a leader in innovation.


Innovation was recognized as a leader in pharmacy automation, offering precision counting equipment and workflow software platforms to companies within the pharmaceutical industry. The Company’s prescription dispensing technology, combined with workflow, database and reporting tools place their customers at the forefront of information technology.




2019 Transformative Award

Presented to: Binghamton University School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Accepted by: Gloria Meredith


This award recognizes a project or organization that has a product or service that has influenced their industry in a cutting-edge way.


Binghamton University was recognized for their $60 million investment in the creation of a school of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in Johnson City. This new facility will not only establish innovative pharmaceutical science and therapies, but it will also create a thriving medical industry in the Greater Binghamton Area.


2019 Restorative Award

Presented to: Century Sunrise
Accepted by: Larry Reagan


The Restorative Award recognizes a project that brings new life into an aging building.


Regan Development Corporation was recognized for transforming the old Endicott-Johnson Shoe Factory into Century Sunrise Apartments. This project brought affordable housing to our community as well as residential redevelopment in the overall plan of Johnson City.


2019 Individual Award

Presented to: The Ellis Family
Accepted by: Tom Ellis


This award’s purpose is to recognize an individual whose investment of time, talent and money positively impacts the quality of life and job growth to ensure the success of the region’s communities and economy.


The Ellis Family was recognized for their long-term investment in the Greater Binghamton community. Their tremendous commitment to our area can be seen via their newly renovated facility in the heart of downtown Binghamton as well as their dedication to purchasing goods, services and materials locally.

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Chamber to Host Legislative Agenda Rollout & Local Lobby Day January 24th

Binghamton – The Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce will host an Eggs and Issues titled Legislative Agenda Rollout & Local Lobby Day, January 24th, from 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn, 2 Hawley St, Binghamton, NY 13901.


It is important for Upstate to have a voice! This unique event is designed to give business leaders access to their elected representatives. As the legislative session begins, business community concerns need to be understood and advocated for. Instead of having businesses go all the way to Albany to discuss their concerns with elected officials, they can advocate for their interests here in Binghamton.


After a brief presentation, attendees will be walking to the State Office Building to meet with state elected officials for scheduled meetings to ensure the business voice is heard! This will provide key information to our elected officials, so they can make a case for a pro-growth pro-business agenda in Albany!


At this event, the Chamber will unveil its 2019 Legislative Agenda and Michael Kracker, the Executive Director of Unshackle Upstate, will present their 2019 legislative priorities.



Event: Eggs and Issues: Legislative Agenda Rollout & Local Lobby Day

Date: Thursday, January 24th, 2019

Time: 7:30 – 8:00 a.m. Registration/Breakfast
8:00 – 8:30 a.m. Presentation: Chamber & Unshackle Upstate
Holiday Inn Binghamton
8:30 – 8:45 a.m. Walk to State Office Building for meetings with Elected
8:45 – 9:45 a.m. Meeting with Elected Officials (Senator Akshar,
Assemblywoman Lupardo, Assemblyman Crouch) in
Community Room (1st Floor, SOB)

Cost: $20 for Members

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Chamber Awarded $140,000 for On-the-Job Training Program in 2019; Money Available for Business Community’s Hiring Needs

The Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce has money available to help you train new employees or upgrade the skills of your current employees!


For the seventh consecutive year, the New York State Department of Labor awarded an On-the-Job Training (OJT) grant to the Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber will administer this program in partnership with Broome-Tioga Workforce NY.


The Chamber OJT program provides support to local businesses as they address their employee training needs. Under this program, if you are hiring a new, full-time employee or upgrading the skills of a current employee into a new position, OJT may be a great fit for your business. Businesses and organizations can receive up to 50% of the wages paid for each new or existing worker who participates in the program.


Broome-Tioga Workforce NY will assist the Chamber in the screening and assessment of trainees for the OJT Program and will provide additional assistance with program development and marketing.


Quick turnaround, limited paperwork and money in your pocket make this a great opportunity! The Chamber is excited about the continuation of this benefit to our community. The program is available now and will run through December 31, 2018 or until the funds are gone.


Success of 2018 Program

In 2018, the Chamber signed 41 contracts with businesses, both for-profit and not-for-profit, and we paid out over $112,000 to assist with their training costs!


“Willow Run Foods is a thriving employee owned business in the Southern Tier currently employing 430 people in our local area. In addition to providing employment, the company provides CDLA training for those interested in truck driving. This is a career that is in high demand throughout the country. In many cases, we provide this training to those that have been laid off from a previous job or for those that are looking for a well paid profession without having a college degree. Training, and especially CDLA training, is a considerable expense for our company. Fortunately, we have worked closely with Broome and Tioga Workforce and the Greater Binghamton Chamber to take advantage of some of the On-the-Job Training funds available to businesses. The money that we receive from this program offsets a portion of our training dollars, allowing us to accept more applicants into our training program.”


Terry R. Wood, President and CEO
Willow Run Foods


We would like to thank Broome-Tioga Workforce NY for their assistance as an enthusiastic partner!


To inquire about the program or to find out if your company qualifies to participate, please contact Amy Shaw at (607) 296-2111 or

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Chamber to Host Project Homecoming Job & Career Fair December 27

Chamber to Host Annual Project Homecoming Job & Career Fair on December 27; Wide Variety of Industries Represented


The Greater Binghamton Chamber and Title Sponsor, M & T Bank invite those companies currently hiring to participate in the Project Homecoming Job Fair at the Oakdale Mall in Johnson City on Thursday, December 27.


The December Career Fair targets not only job seekers from the Greater Binghamton area, but also college students who are home during their break and people visiting their families over the holidays.


This event is an opportunity to educate people about job opportunities in the Greater Binghamton region and encourages them to return to the area.


NEW THIS YEAR: To encourage high school juniors and seniors (16-18 year-olds) seeking employment to attend our event. The “Profile Packet” handed out to all job seekers (and available on the Chamber’s website), will highlight those companies hiring 16 – 18 year-olds. Area District schools will notify their students about this addition to the Job Fair.


Representatives from Workforce New York and the NYS Department of Labor will be present to answer questions from job seekers.


So far, 65 companies are registered to attend this event from various industries, including health care, high tech, finance, education and manufacturing, just to name a few. A list of confirmed companies is included on page 2.


The job fair is free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to bring many copies of their resume. The Chamber will scan each resume collected at this career fair and create an on-line database that participating job fair companies can access after the event.


The Greater Binghamton Chamber has been providing Career Fairs to the business community for over a decade. It is an opportunity to bring together employers and job seekers in one venue. Our Career Fairs are designed to connect people with opportunities in our community. The Greater Binghamton Chamber coordinates these events twice a year (in June and in December).


EVENT: Greater Binghamton Chamber Annual Project Homecoming Job & Career Fair


DATE/TIME: Thursday, December 27, 2018 – 12:00 to 4:00 p.m.


LOCATION: Oakdale Mall, Johnson City (Booth locations are available in Center Court, just beyond the Center Court towards JC Penney and Auntie Anne’s.)


INTERVIEWS: Jennifer Conway, the Chamber’s President and CEO, will be available for media interviews between 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. in Center Court. All other times, visit the Chamber’s information table in Center Court to talk to a Chamber staff representative.



Confirmed Companies (as of 12/21/18)

2. Alorica
3. Amrex Chemical Co., Inc.
4. Ardagh Metal Packaging Inc. USA
5. Army National Guard
6. Army Recruiting Center Vestal
7. Bates Troy, Inc.
8. Bricklayers Local 3 NY
9. Broome-Tioga BOCES
10. Broome-Tioga Workforce
11. Children’s Home
12. Custom Systems Integration, Inc.
13. Dick’s Sporting Goods
14. ENSCO, Inc.
15. EXIT Realty Homeward Bound
16. Express Employment Professionals
17. First Student
18. Gas Search Drilling Services
19. Good Shepherd – Fairview Home
20. Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce & Visit Binghamton
21. Greater Binghamton Health Center
22. Guthrie
23. HCA (Helping Celebrate Abilities)
24. Helio Health
25. Howard Hanna Real Estate Services
26. IBEW Local Union 325
27. Interstate Homes
28. JH Robotics Inc
29. Kristy L McWherter Agency, Farmers Insurance
30. Levene Gouldin & Thompson, LLP
31. Lourdes Hospital
32. M & T Bank
33. Magic 101.7
34. Maines Paper & Food Service, Inc.
35. Masonite International
36. Matthews Auto Group
37. McIntosh Laboratory, Inc.
38. Mirabito Energy Products
39. NYS Department of Transportation
41. Paper Alternative Solutions, Inc.
42. Penske Truck Leasing
43. Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 112
45. Riverview Manor Healthcare Center
46. Security Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York
47. Servpro of Broome, Tompkins, and Tioga Counties
48. Southern Tier Independence Center
49. Spectrum
50. Staffworks, Inc.
51. Stillwater Children’s Center
52. SUNY Broome
53. Susquehanna Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
54. Susquehanna Valley CSD
55. The Family & Children’s Society
56. The Hearth at Castle Gardens
57. Tioga Downs Casino
58. UHS Senior Living at Ideal
59. United Health Services, Inc.
60. United Healthcare Community Plan
61. United Methodist Homes
62. Visions Federal Credit Union
63. WBNG
64. Willow Point Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
65. Willow Run Foods, Inc.

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STIR and Greater Binghamton Chamber Announce Details About New Partnership

Rick and Sylvana Dodd, Founding Members of STIR (Southern Tier Independent Restaurants) and Owners of PS Restaurant in conjunction with Jennifer Conway, President and CEO of the Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce, announced exciting details about a new partnership between the two organizations effective immediately.


Southern Tier Independent Restaurants, Inc. (STIR) is a 501c3 Not-For-Profit Corporation comprised of locally owned independent restaurants in Broome, Chenango and Tioga Counties. Its mission is to promote the patronage of local establishments and continue to build a vibrant restaurant scene across the Southern Tier. STIR also sponsors scholarships for SUNY-Broome Hospitality Program and the Broome/Tioga BOCES Culinary Arts Program students.


STIR has experienced great success with their founding members leading the charge, and the support of their volunteer board members. STIR approached the Chamber to keep this positive momentum going and help grow the organization because they realized that dependence on volunteer staffing isn’t a viable long-term option. The Chamber is able to dedicate staff resources and a fresh perspective to support the website, its Facebook page, the Dining Guide, and STIR activities and events. Each organization will maintain its own identity.


“For the past five years Southern Tier Independent Restaurants, Inc. (STIR) has been promoting the patronage of locally owned independent restaurants while the Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce has been a fierce advocate for local businesses in general. By combining the strengths of the two organizations both missions will be enhanced. As a founding member of STIR I’m very pleased to see this new alliance being formed,” reflected Rick Dodd, President STIR.


Jim McCoy, Owner, Number 5 and Lampy’s Restaurants commented, “The STIR/Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce partnership that is being formed is a positive move forward for locally owned independent restaurants. As a restaurant owner for the past 40 years, I can also say that this alliance will benefit the dining public by providing more information about their dining options through social media, the STIR website and Dining Guide. I’m pleased to be a supportive member of both STIR and the Chamber.”


“We are very excited to partner with STIR and provide support for their organization of independently owned restaurants in our community,” remarked Jennifer Conway, President and CEO of the Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce. “It’s just a natural fit with the Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce as this type of business in our community is already active with us. Restaurants play in an important role in creating vibrant communities and they often attract other types of businesses around them. We need to be able to promote them as much as possible to Greater Binghamton residents and visitors alike. They enhance our lifestyle and serve as a great retention tool for anyone living here.”


About the Chamber
The Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce is a 501c6 Not-For-Profit Corporation whose mission is to serve as the premier resource for business development in the Greater Binghamton region. Our aim is to support the existing local business community and the attraction of new businesses to the region through member-driven programs and services, the development of strategic community partnerships and effective political advocacy.

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Broome County and Greater Binghamton Chamber Announce Details About Buy in Broome Campaign at Press Conference

Broome County and Greater Binghamton Chamber Announce Details About Buy in Broome Campaign at Press Conference


Broome County Executive Jason Garnar and Jennifer Conway of the Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce announced exciting details about the “Buy in Broome” campaign taking place during the upcoming Holiday Season.


“We are very excited to partner with Broome County on a “Buy in Broome” Campaign during this Holiday Season,” remarked Jennifer Conway, President and CEO of the Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce. “It’s just a natural fit with the Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce and the essence of what we are about – encouraging businesses in the community to do business with other businesses in the community. That could mean your family-owned business, like Dover & Co. in the Ellis Brothers Furniture Store, a boutique clothing store, coffee shop, restaurant or big box chain store we find in the Oakdale Mall or on the Vestal Parkway. It’s all about keeping those dollars in our community and in our County and supporting brick and mortar stores.”


What happens when you make a purchase from a local brick and mortar store or business?


1. More money stays in the local economy. Spending $100 at a local business reportedly results in $68 that stays in the community, and $43 for national and franchise businesses.

2. You embrace what makes your community unique. We have a wide variety of businesses in Broome County that you can’t find anywhere else.

3. You create local jobs. When you shop in your County, you help create jobs for teachers, firemen, police officers, and many other essential professions, not to mention the employees of the actual stores.

4. You help the environment. By not shopping on-line, you are using less fuel for transportation and less packaging for delivery.

5. Local Investments Strengthen Local Networks. Local business owners know you, and you know them. Not only do you support someone you know, but those businesses in return often donate to community causes.

6. You conserve your tax dollars. Spending locally instead of on-line ensures that your sales taxes are reinvested where they belong— in your community!


So what is this Buy in Broome Campaign? To start, it is a targeted social media campaign that encourages our residents to make their holiday purchases at a brick and mortar store/location in Broome County.


We have a “Buy in Broome” Facebook and Instagram Page.


We have a dedicated website that will promote this campaign and list holiday shopping events taking place in businesses in Broome County. So if you are a retailer, please reach out to us to get your event listed.


We will have “Buy in Broome” stickers and posters for local retailers to keep this challenge top of mind this holiday season.


We will challenge our community to #BuyInBroome during this holiday season and beyond.


Broome County Executive Jason Garnar commented, “Spending your money at local businesses is a real way to make a difference in Broome County. It benefits our local business owners, their employees, and their families. It also keeps your dollars local; the sales tax you pay on purchases goes to the municipality and the County to pave your roads, keep your community safe, and keep your property taxes low. I challenge everyone in Broome County to join me and BUY IN BROOME this holiday season.”

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Congratulations to our 2018 Fall Awards Winners

2018 Community Advocate of the Year Award

Volunteers Improving Neighborhood Environments (VINES)


Accepted by: Amelia LoDolce, Executive Director


This Award is given in recognition of a grass-roots organization, event, or festival that has made an extraordinary contribution to the improvement and/or enrichment of the neighborhood that it serves within the Greater Binghamton community.


VINES is committed to developing a sustainable and an equitable community food system. This is done by bringing together diverse groups of people, with a focus on youth development, to establish community gardens, urban agriculture and community green spaces. Their motto is simple: “growing food, growing community”.


The organization formed as a volunteer-led project building community gardens in 2007 and quickly grew as demand for urban gardening space, garden-based education and access to local food exploded.


VINES became an independent nonprofit in 2010 and now manages a number of programs including a community garden program, the Binghamton Urban Farm, a summer youth employment program (Grow Binghamton) for at-risk youth, the Green Thumb Educational Workshop Series and the Binghamton Farm Share program.


They are focused on serving youth, low-income and the underserved populations.


In just ten years, VINES has gone from a grassroots organization of volunteers building community gardens to a dynamic non-profit. VINES has built ten community gardens in Binghamton with 165 raised beds and has set a goal to build another ten by 2020. In partnership with the city of Binghamton, VINES’ Binghamton Urban Farm in downtown will be expanding from a half-acre to nearly 2.5 acres in the next two years!


Jessica Dillenbeck of Jessica Dillenbeck Real Estate LLC described VINES as an organization that “not only provides food for numerous neighborhoods in our area, but one that also creates opportunity and hope.”



2018 Corporate Citizen of the Year Award

Gault Chevrolet Toyota BMW


Accepted by: Bob and Connie Gault, Owners


This award recognizes a company that has made not only a financial commitment to the Greater Binghamton area, but has also demonstrated leadership and hands-on employee participation.


JR Gault began the Gault automobile “love affair” in 1934 in Hannibal, New York! It is a fourth-generation family-owned and operated dealership. The Gault Auto business primarily serves a twenty-five-mile radius of the Greater Binghamton market. They offer new and pre-owned vehicles for purchase as well as a body shop to assist their customers with their collision needs. The Gault family have always been firm believers in supporting the community. For the past seven years, they have hosted one to two blood drives every year at both their Chevrolet and Toyota dealerships.


The Gault Gives Back program was started in January of 2017 and will continue until next month. Their pledge was to give back $60,000 a year to local organizations in Broome and Tioga Counties. You have probably seen the Facebook live presentations; the list of non-profit organizations that have benefited from this is much too long for a short speech. The letters of gratitude from the organizations receiving the funds are truly heart-warming!


In September of this year, the Gaults created “Nominate and Vote for your Favorite Teacher” program and presented $100 checks to each of the 50 “most voted” local teachers. All the teachers attending the drawing were given a bag of school supplies to assist in setting up their classrooms.


For the past three years, Gault has hosted second year local BOCES students at their dealership for half-day sessions on auto mechanics. These BOCES students have the opportunity to participate in a real-life work scenario for one year. They go to the dealership every day, wear the uniforms and get the opportunity to practice professional skills. These students gain valuable work experience in a very busy environment and see how everything functions. Gault now has BOCES graduates working in the Toyota Service Department and doing extremely well! In 2017, Connie and Bob were honored with the BOCES Community Service Award for outstanding commitment to the BOCES Auto Technology Program, Education and the Community.


When the President of the Lourdes Foundation, Robert O’Connell, received his donation from Gault Gives Back for the Lourdes Hospital Camp for Kids, he wrote “Your thoughtful kindness is an inspiration to our organization.” Bob and Connie Gault are true examples of the very definition of Corporate Citizen!



INAUGURAL 2018 Non-Profit Organization of the Year Award

Mercy House of the Southern Tier


Accepted by: Reverend Clarence Rumble, Founder


This inaugural award recognizes a non-profit organization for their excellence in innovative programming and their community impact. This organization must exemplify leadership, excellence and innovation in utilizing their resources to benefit the greater Binghamton community.


Reverend Clarence Rumble is the visionary and founder of Mercy House of the Southern Tier.


Mercy House is a non-denominational Community Care Shelter providing a home and a supportive family to individuals suffering from a terminal illness. They unconditionally accept each Resident and ensure they are treated with dignity, respect and compassion.


Mercy House was founded after Father Clarence’s personal experience of caring for a terminally ill family member. The Francis House in Syracuse inspired him to research the possibility of creating a similar facility in the Broome County area.


In 2014, he established a steering committee of twenty-five community leaders and a Board of Directors. Their tax-exempt status was obtained in March of that year; a building was acquired, and renovations were completed in February of 2016.


Mercy House is a warm and inviting “home” complete with ten resident rooms, a kitchen, chapel and a common area for families and friends to gather. Father Clarence plays an instrumental role in supporting the residents, families and friends – whether it’s cooking a meal, making them laugh or spending time with them.


Mercy House has cared for over 240 residents during the past two years. Their team includes not only the administration and the dedicated Resident Care Aides but also over two hundred active volunteers who share their valuable time and talents with the residents each and every day. These volunteers work side by side with the Staff to provide loving care to each resident and their family.


Mercy House is fully- funded by the donations received from individuals, corporations and foundations. As a Community Care Center, Mercy House is not eligible for any county, state or government funding or insurance reimbursements. Less than 32% of the Residents can pay anything towards their care. The partnerships with foundations and the community are invaluable to them.


One of the families served by Mercy House said it best: “Mercy House is a blessing….the compassionate and loving care was something we will always remember. We cannot say enough about how wonderful Mercy House is.”

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Chamber and GBEOP to Host Family Career Night at Chenango Valley on 11/5

Your Future Pathway to Success
A Career Exploration evening for Chenango Valley High School Families


On November 5, 2018 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm Chenango Valley High School and the Greater Binghamton Education Outreach Program, an affiliate organization of the Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce, is hosting an evening event to explore career opportunities in our region. There will be over 25 employers and organizations in attendance to connect with students and their families over current and future job opportunities. These events are designed to:

  • Expose students to career paths available in Broome County
  • Showcase that students can have a good job and a good life in Broome County
  • Increase awareness for parents about available career paths, and outlook for these careers
  • Connect un- or under-employed parents to current jobs in our area
  • Connect students to career exploration opportunities, even seasonal or part-time employment

We will also be providing food and a chance to win gift cards.


“Chenango Valley is proud to hold this event in our district to offer our students and families the chance to explore the many career opportunities available in our local community. Broome County is an excellent place to live and work, and events like this help showcase what our area has to offer,” said Dr. David P. Gill, Superintendent of Chenango Valley Central School District.


These events are a part of the Broome Talent Taskforce initiative and in partnership with The Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce, The Agency and Broome-Tioga Workforce, with support from the Klee Foundation.


What: Your Future Pathway to Success: Family Career Night
When: Monday November 5, 2018
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Where: Chenango Valley High School Gymnasium, 221 Chenango Bridge Rd, Binghamton, NY
Who: Chenango Valley students and their families

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“Broome Women Lead” Host Speaker Luncheon on October 12th

Broome Women Lead will host their next bi-monthly event on Friday, October 12th from 12:00 – 1:30 pm at the Riverdale Banquet Hall in Endwell, NY. The luncheon is open to all women who want to connect, grow and be a leader in the community. The luncheon will feature Keynote Speaker, Lisa DiVirgilio Arnold, COO of Kin, an online HR platform that helps businesses create and maintain healthier, happier workplaces. Lisa will cover the topic, “The Power of a Day Off.” More than 650 million paid time off days go unused in the United States each year, translating into workers forfeiting $61.4B in benefits annually. Learn the correlation between the most successful leaders and truly unplugging, and how you can drive more engagement, loyalty and results from your team by doing something as simple as encouraging them to use their allotted vacation time.


About Lisa DiVirgilio Arnold
Lisa DiVirgilio Arnold is a Binghamton University graduate who began her career by leading Maines Paper & Food Company’s tech tool, WyckWyre, an online hiring system for the food industry. WyckWyre went on to serve nearly 2,000 restaurant locations nationwide. She has since spearheaded global social media marketing campaigns for brands such as Cinnabon, Kellogg’s, Carvel, and No Kid Hungry as well as worked with global startup teams to drive them to stable profitability through business operations and development. Lisa now lives just outside of Nashville, TN with her husband, Jon, and her two stepdaughters, Matilda and Hazel. She is the COO of Kin, an online HR platform that helps businesses create and maintain healthier, happier workplaces. She is also the COO of Kin’s parent company, We Are Mammoth, a digital product development studio.


Outside of her main COO roles, Lisa recently launched Robertson County, TN’s first entrepreneur center that brings in events, classes and programs for small town entrepreneurs and business leaders, allowing them to learn the skills they need to move their businesses forward without ever leaving their home base. You can see more of her work there by visiting


About Broome Women Lead
The mission of Broome Women Lead is to educate, support and advance women leaders in Broome County. Smart and strong leadership is essential to successful economic, community and personal development. Broome Women Lead provides the tools, mentors and network to assist women with effective leadership in their profession and community, while inspiring and guiding future leaders. Broome Women Lead plan to organize bi-monthly events throughout the year, held at different times of the day at a variety of locations.


DATE/TIME: Friday, October 12, 2018; Noon – 1:30 pm
EVENT: Broome Women Lead Luncheon, “The Power of a Day Off”
LOCATION: Riverdale Banquet Hall
2901 Watson Blvd.
Endwell, NY 13760

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30th Annual Labor & Employment Law Update on October 16th


Binghamton – The Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce will host the 30th annual Labor and Employment Law Update on Tuesday, October 16, from 7:30 – 11:00 a.m. at Traditions at the Glen, Grand Traditions Ballroom, 4101 Watson Boulevard, Johnson City NY.


This event has been called crucial for small businesses! If you are a small business, you need to attend this program and stay current on Labor and Employment Law. This is the perfect opportunity to learn how to avoid problems before they begin. The laws will be described in easy to understand language. This is an opportunity to ask questions about issues of concern. We encourage all businesses to join us for this important session.


This year the topics, presented by HH&K Attorneys, will include the Affordable Care Act Amendments, Paid Family Leave, Worker’s Compensation, New Employee Handbook Rules, travel time under the FLSA, FMLA and ADA leave update, sexual harassment update & MORE.


Chamber President and CEO, Jennifer Conway, remarked, “It’s critical for businesses and especially small business to gain insight on how to manage the shifting legal landscape. This update has proven itself necessary and valuable year after year. It’s best to understand how to navigate the new legislation to keep your businesses up to date on how to properly comply with the government. Time spent investing in your business today could result in fewer legal troubles down the road.”



Event: 30th Annual Labor & Employment Law Update
Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Time: 7:30-11:00 a.m.
Location: Traditions at the Glen, Grand Traditions Ballroom, 4101 Watson Boulevard, Johnson City NY
Cost: $35 for Members; $75 for Non-Members

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