Helping Cayuga County’s Hispanic business owners

Hispanic Heritage Month runs from September 15th to October 15th. It’s scheduled for this time of the year because September 15th is the independence day for Costa Rica, Honduras, Nicaragua Guatemala and El Salvador. In addition, September 16th is Mexican Independence day and September 18th is Chilean Independence Day. According to the US Census Bureau, … Continued

Learn how to navigate New York State’s contracting system

We will host a virtual training seminar in October on how to do business with New York State.  Part of our “CEDA 101” educational series, this training will consist of two sessions: Session 1 – Tuesday, October 6, 9-10am Session 2 – Thursday, October 8, 10-11:30am Registrants need only to register for Session 1 (link … Continued

Cayuga Strategic Solutions Welcomes New Hires

Cayuga Strategic Solutions, the joint venture of the Cayuga County Chamber of Commerce and the Cayuga Economic Development Agency, is pleased to announce and welcome Taylor Symes as Economic Development Technical Specialist for the Cayuga Economic Development Agency (CEDA) and Kim Taggerty as Office Administrator. Ms. Symes attended Cayuga Community College where she studied Medical … Continued

AIDA considering place brand for City of Auburn

Think of a brand.  For many people, the first thing that comes to mind is perhaps logos like the Nike “swoosh”, Apple’s “apple”, or McDonald’s “golden arches”.  Now, think of what those symbols mean or how they make you feel.  If you’re a sports fan, think of your favorite team and all of the logos, … Continued

Help increase Cayuga County’s census response rate

Cayuga County’s response rate to the 2020 Census is currently 57.8%, among the lowest in our region.  We need as much help as we can get to increase Cayuga’s response rates because the 2020 Census response determines our federal funding and level of congressional representation for the next 10 years. This will impact infrastructure and … Continued

Is Leadership Cayuga for you?

Leadership Cayuga is an engaging, hands-on community education program of the Cayuga County Chamber of Commerce that gives a diverse group of aspiring and current leaders an experience like none other. The program is designed to give students an in-depth look into our community, raise awareness of local issues, develop leadership skills, and build strong … Continued

Growing a business while living with addiction and recovery

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted businesses and individuals alike in various ways. While staying distant from others has been part of the solution to “flatten the curve”, we can see in the news and the data that this very isolation has had negative and sometimes tragic impacts on people living with addiction and people in … Continued

Smart business reopenings require careful planning

There has been a lot of uncertainty over the last couple of months, but there is one thing we know for sure: Cayuga County businesses will reopen. We don’t know for sure when and how reopening will happen for different types of businesses, but it is likely to happen gradually over time. We do know … Continued

Economic Development Week in 2020

Economic Development Week has arrived, and for those of us in the industry, this week typically allows us time to reflect on our goals. Due to the rapid shifting of our economic base caused by the pandemic, there has not been a spare moment to pause. For business owners, navigating the world of economic development … Continued