County Area Chamber of Commerce holds
Annual Meeting Luncheon
recognizes Deb Cisco for 25 years of service and outgoing Chairman
GENESEO, N.Y. - The Livingston
County Area Chamber of Commerce held its annual meeting luncheon
at the Valley Oak Conference Center on December 14, 2013, honoring
Outgoing Chairman Bill Bacon, as well as Member Benefits Specialist/Director
of Financial Administration Deborah Cisco for her 25 years of service
at the Chamber.
Incoming Chairman John
Quinlan spoke about Deborah's commitment to the Chamber and its
members throughout the years. "Her passion for not only her
job, but her customers, has led her to Albany where she testified
before a healthcare panel on the need to allow chambers the ability
to offer a full menu of affordable health insurance plans. Each
year she struggles to make sure that folks find solutions to the
ever-increasing premiums by looking for alternative policies and
coverage to fit their needs."
Quinlan also highlighted
some of Mr. Bacon's achievements as Chairman, which include:
- Expanding the Chamber's
menu of insurance options for members through a mutually-beneficial
partnership with Capital Management Services.
- A collaboration with
the Livingston County Development Corporation and the Chamber's
Tourism and Marketing Department to administer a very successful
buy local campaign through the county.
- A rebranding of the
Chamber logo which identifies the key components of industry,
agriculture and quality of life, including a tag line which indicates
Chamber members are "Teaming with Excellence."
- Continued popularity
and growth of two of the Chamber's largest fundraisers-the golf
tournament and the Farmer Neighbor Dinner.
- Introduced the Chamber
to a new age of communication by going live with a series of electronic
media applications to spread the word about what's happening around
- Increased the number
of community sponsorships to include new members at the gold and
The meeting also recognized
outgoing directors George Kuyon of Deer Run Winery, Bonnie Swanson
of Key Bank Geneseo and Patrick Rountree of Livingston County IDA.
During the meeting, the
Board of Directors approved the 2013 slate of officers:
- John Quinlan, Quinlan's
Pharmacy - Chairman
- Matt Cole, Commodity
Resource Corp. & North Shore Grill - Vice Chairman
- Mike Schinski, SUNY
Geneseo - Secretary
- Georgia Macauley,
Macauley Farms - Treasurer
- Bill Bacon, Five Star
Bank - Past Chairman
- Ian Coyle, Livingston
County Board of Supervisors - At Large Member
The meeting also addressed
the Livingston County Tourism Office's name change to the Livingston
County Area Chamber of Commerce Office of Tourism and Marketing
to reflect the office's innovated new ways of reaching visitors
through expanded internet and traditional marketing techniques.
Tourism Director Lisa Burns' title now changed to Vice President
of the Office of Tourism and Marketing.
At the end of the meeting,
Burns unveiled the cover of the official 2013 Livingston County
Visitors Guide, which, for the first time, is a fold-out cover revealing
a stunning photo of Letchworth State Park, the Grand Canyon of the
East taken by local photographer Larry Tetamore. Burns said 100,000
copies of the guide will be printed.