December 2019 Newsletter

Tracy VerrierThe Cayuga County Chamber of Commerce had another wonderful year in 2019! This year we launched a new member benefit with Pinnacle Human Resources, a sexual harassment e-training. This online training is flexible and customizable to help employers comply with New York State Sexual Harassment Prevention regulations. Since all employees must be trained annually, this option allows each employee to complete the training on their own schedule while allowing you to track their progress to ensure timely completion. And don’t forget about the existing member benefits, like the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) with HelpPeople and our MEP 401(k). An EAP can be a valuable employee retention tool as it provides free and confidential assistance to your employees and their families, for everything from stress management and financial counseling to referrals for substance abuse treatment. The MEP 401(k) could help you reduce fees and increase rates for your 401(k) program, as well as save larger employers thousands of dollars on plan audit fees every year.

We’ve also welcomed some new team members throughout the year: Jessica Hargarther as Office Manager and Ashlee Saret as Communications Coordinator. We are so lucky to have them, so remember that the whole Chamber team is here to help with your business needs. Whether you are celebrating, growing, or facing challenges, don’t forget all of the resources available here at the Chamber and 2 State Street. Chances are someone here can provide assistance or point you in the right direction. And we are just a phone call away!

As always, I’d like to extend my sincerest gratitude to staff, board and committee members, ambassadors, sponsors, and volunteers that make everything we do possible.  Furthermore, a big thank you goes out to you for your continued membership and support! Here’s to another successful year for all of us!


Tracy Verrier

Executive Director, Cayuga County Chamber of Commerce

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