I had the pleasure to attend the First Friday EAT & MEET Membership breakfast with the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce, hosted by Wes Coates, Director of DURR, sponsored by NBT insurance and catered by Cassie's from Roxbury. These meetings typically happen every first Friday of the Month and I highly recommend our members to attend. It's a great way to learn about what is happening in our county and to connect with other businesses from Delaware County.
Ray Pucci, President of the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce:
* Toys for Tots Drive is a great succes, there are more than 27 collection points in the county. This coming Sunday December 9th at noon, DURR is offering a free ride and Meet with Santa (including hot coco and cookies!) for any passengers that bring a toy.
* 12 Days of Chamberness, promoting the members of the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce on social media. Be on the look out for Ray and Lillian with their Holiday Hats!
* The Chamber is working with the County Clerk in Delhi to simplify and greatly improve the form "How to Start a Business in Delaware County. Members are given the opportunity to add their brochure to the information packet that the chamber is offering to potential new businesses. This is a great way to offer to another member and connect.
*SKI AND SAVE - Do you want to drive more customers to your business? Sign up to participate in the Chamber’s “Ski and Save” Campaign this winter season!
All you have to do is offer an incentive of YOUR choice (examples: Free drink with meal purchase, 10% off total purchase, Buy 1 Get 1, stay 2 nights get 1 free, etc) and call the Chamber at 607.746.2281 to let them know that you want to participate.
Wes Coates, Director DURR: DURR received commitment from the Catskill Watershed Corporation for the invest ment in a new restroom trailer, two new locomotives (to get the train to Highmount). DURR received a $500000 grant and will be looking to expand their charters. DURR is hosting Thomas the Tank Engine in August of 2019
Andy Cahill, Delaware River Solar: invited all members to join the state program of solar farms. Easy to join, no cost to sign up and 10% off on your new bill. If you sign up with Delaware River Solar, WIOX will receive a $50 donation.
Bruce Transue, General Manager Belleayre Mountain: Looking to connect with local businesses. There is lots of opportunity here. Sign up for Ski and Save!