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Business Foundation of the Finger Lakes

Poised to Shape the Future of Business in the Finger Lakes

Bringing together People, Resources and Opportunities 

The Business Foundation of the Finger Lakes is a Not-for-Profit corporation, recognized as such by New York State and the IRS, under section 501c3.

The Foundation's purpose is: To provide resources for business vitality in the Finger Lakes Region, thereby positively impacting Finger Lakes Communities.  To be part of emerging issues and creative solutions that will shape the future of business in the Finger Lakes.  To support and promote resources for businesses in the Finger Lakes through the Ontario County Chamber of Commerce, including education, and workforce initiatives, programs, events, research, and promotion of business and non-business relationships.

The Officers of this exciting venture are:

President: Jeff Friend, Lyons National Bank

Treasurer: Kristina Stamatis, Mengel, Metzger, Barr & Co

Chris Hubler, Canandaigua Insurance Group

Carl Steinbrenner, Steinbrenner Law

Other Directors include:

Sal Pitti, The Pitti Group Wealth Management


The Foundation's work has only just begun, but we are excited by its potential and grateful to its early advocates.  Details on a Founders Society, honoring early investors in the Foundation, will be released in the near future.

Address correspondence to Business Foundation of the Finger Lakes, 113 S. Main St., Canandaigua, NY 14424.



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