The Chamber works for you!

For over 70 years, The Chamber has spoken to the needs of the business community. Founded in 1948 as the Penn Yan Chamber of Commerce and then merging with the Dundee Chamber of Commerce in the late 1990’s to become the Yates County Chamber of Commerce. At that time, a Welcome Center was built to act as an Information Center for visitors. We enjoy a relationship with Yates County as their Tourism Promotion Agency (TPA), as we strategically develop and implement a tourism marketing program on behalf of county government to increase visitation. The Welcome Center is one of the many services that the Chamber provides.Our active events committees work year-round to provide exciting community events. We believe that our activities will result in greater quality of life for the county’s residents. We are grateful for our volunteers that have made our two signature events, StarShine and Cruisin’ Night, a success for over 20 years. In addition to our community events, we offer a variety of networking opportunities for our members.

We also enjoy a relationship with the Keuka Wine Trail as their administrative team. We assist in the production of their collateral materials, manage their website and coordinate ticket sales to their events. The Chamber has a dedicated Board of Directors made up of business members from a variety of segments. The Board is responsible for maintaining our vision and mission, while the staff is charged with implementation.

Promote. Support. Engage.

Mission

The Yates County Chamber of Commerce creatively promotes and advocates for businesses and the community.

We offer a variety of networking opportunities for our members and for the community at large.

As a community service, we maintain a health insurance program, that covers many Yates County residents, with a licensed health insurance agent on our team.

We enjoy a relationship with the Yates County Government as their Tourism Promotion Agency (TPA), as we strategically develop and implement a tourism marketing program on behalf of the county government. This allows us to offer a Visitors Center which provides information to our community and visitors. The Visitor Center Lobby is open 24/7 providing information to our guests.

We also enjoy a relationship with the Keuka Wine Trail as their administrative team.

We assist in the production of their collateral materials, manage their website and coordinate ticket sales to their events.

Our Staff

Our Board

2021 Officers

  • Derek Stork, Chairman
    Stork Insurance
  • Tracey Knapp, Co-Chair
    Water Street Pharmacy & Village Drug
  • Megan DeFranco, Secretary
    YMCA Camp Cory
  • Brian Mosch, Treasurer
    Keller Williams Realty
  • Phil Riehl, Immediate Past Chair
    Oak Hill Bulk Foods

2021 Directors

  • Kevin BaileyKeuka Appraisal
  • Susan AndersonDavid Anderson Farms
  • Kris Pearson, Arts Center of Yates County
  • Nikki FoltsVineyard View Winery
  • Kathy WayeKeuka College
  • Steve OwensClassic Café and Owens Catering
  • Christine PyanoeAubergine Bed & Breakfast
  • Mary ZelaznyFinger Lakes Community Health
  • Kyle Gifford, The Birkett Mills
  • Jessica MullinsLyons National Bank

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