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    Member Assistance Fund

    Did you know... the Chamber has funds available to assist our Members

    Is your business in need of assistance in obtaining PPE? Workforce Development? Equipment? The Chamber may be able to help.

    The Corning Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that we have Member Assistance Funds, from members, for members, of up to $250 for the following:

    • Workforce Procurement and Employee Training and Development
    • Inventory
    • Technology Upgrades
    • Personal Protective Equipment
    • Membership Dues
    • Utilities or Rental Expenses
    • Emergencies or Other Unforeseen Expenses

    Applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis and are subject to approval. Note that awarded funds will not exceed $250 and may be funded at less than the requested amount. This fund is restricted to businesses who are members in good standing of the Corning Area Chamber of Commerce. If you are interested in learning more or applying for Member Assistance Funds, please contact Jessica Degarmo at membership@corningny.com

    Small Business Administration (SBA)

    The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation. We recognize that small business is critical to our economic recovery and strength, to building America's future, and to helping the United States compete in today's global marketplace. Although SBA has grown and evolved in the years since it was established in 1953, the bottom line mission remains the same. The SBA helps Americans start, build and grow businesses. Through an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations, SBA delivers its services to people throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the U. S. Virgin Islands and Guam.

    Elmira Branch
    333 Water St.
    Elmira, NY 


    The Regional Economic Development and Energy Corporation (REDEC) and REDEC Relending Corporation (RRC) are not-for-profit corporations which serve as “gap financers” to provide financial assistance to start-up and expanding businesses which have a positive impact on employment and strengthen the economic base.

    The mission of REDEC/RRC is to provide economic development lending capability for businesses in Chemung, Schuyler and Steuben counties, which fully responds to the needs of the region and objectives of the corporation.

    Offices Located at 
    109 Canada Rd.
    Painted Post, NY 14870

    Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

    Since our start in 1987, the expert advisors of the Corning SBDC have worked directly with 9,557 businesses, helping them to invest $68,392,605 in the area's economy, who have created or saved 3,231 jobs.

    Counseling is geared to your specific needs and can be provided to entrepreneurs at any stage of business development, by appointment, e-mail or phone. In addition to the Corning office at 8 Denison Parkway East, counseling is available at Airport Corporate Park, Bath, Elmira Academic and Workforce Development Center, Hornell and Watkins Glen. For an objective, fresh perspective on your business, call the SBDC at (607) 937-6861.

    If you or your business resides in New York, the SBDC can navigate you through the obstacles to success. Among other things, we help our clients understand the importance of a business plan, discover sources of funding, prepare for e-commerce, identify avenues for exporting goods and services, develop marketing plans, assess an invention's viability, and comply with licensing and regulations. And thanks to our partners in the public and private sectors, our services are free of charge.

    109 Canada Rd.
    Painted Post, NY 14870

    Chemung-Schuyler-Steuben Workforce New York (CSS Workforce NY)

    CSS's vision is to provide a no-fee, business-driven workforce preparation system to ensure that employers have access to workers with appropriate skills. Chemung Schuyler Steuben Workforce New York is a non profit organization overseen by a board of directors with representatives from both the private and public sectors.

    Thanks to funding from the federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998, all of the services offered under the Workforce New York umbrella by our organization and our consortium of partners are offered on a no-fee basis - both to employers and to job seekers.

    We have a long history of economic development. Today, we continue to envision a workforce New York system that responds to businesses' needs for qualified workers based on the skills required for economic competitiveness.

    All of our services for job seekers and services for businesses are available through the career centers, including computerized job matching/job search tools, a career resource library, workshops and group career counseling and other resources.

    In addition, tools for job seekers including: personal computers, photocopiers, fax machines, telephones, postage, e-mail and internet access are all available at no cost. Plus, our staff is available to assist job seekers and employers in using these resources.

    CSS Workforce New York

    Steuben County Industrial Development Agency

    The Steuben County Industrial Development Agency is the designated economic development organization for Steuben County, NY, providing comprehensive economic development services to attract new jobs and investment, and generate new wealth. It is uniquely positioned to provide timely and quality assistance to help existing business leaders and new business entrepreneurs attain their specific goals.

    The mission of the Steuben County Industrial Development Agency is to undertake projects and develop strategies to advance job opportunities, health, recreational opportunities, general prosperity, and the economic welfare of the people of Steuben County.

    For more information on locating or expanding a business in Steuben County, please visit the web site at www.steubencountyida.com or call the office at 607-776-3316.

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