The Grand Opening celebration is from 4-7pm and will include food, entertainment, cocktails, special giveaways, vendors, and contractor prizes.
The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will take place at 4:30pm with remarks by:
Jennifer Tavares, President & CEO, Tompkins Chamber
Laura Lewis, Mayor, City of Ithaca
Travis Brooks, Legislator, Tompkins County
Christopher Reed, Owner, Meldrim's Paint Center
About Meldrim's Paint Center:
Meldrim's Paint Center is a locally owned paint store known for high-level customer service, knowledge and experienced team, with the largest selection and inventory at the lowest prices. We have been serving professional painting contractors, designers, homeowners, industrial and architectural accounts in the Cortland, Ithaca, and surrounding areas since 1927. We began our business on Court Street in downtown Cortland and moved to our current location on West Road (Rt 281) in 2007. In October of 2022, we expanded into the Ithaca market with an additional store. We are proud to deliver the specialized knowledge and attention that you simply won't find in a chain store.
Featured Annual Events
The Tompkins Chamber presents key local issues impacting local businesses and developers, policy issues impacting the business community, and local insights from participants in a national economic outlook survey. Partnering with Ithaca Area Economic Development (IAED), the event includes important updates about our economy, workforce, upcoming projects, and strategies to move forward and achieve a sustainable economic recovery.
Annual Dinner & Awards
One of the premier business community events of the year, the Annual Meeting highlights the Chamber community and previews the goals and initiatives for the coming year. Come and celebrate the success of our business community and economic development with hundreds of local leaders and elected officials! Join us as we raise a glass to the companies, not-for-profits, and volunteers who partner with us to help our community thrive.
This day on the green combines top-notch golf with valuable networking and advertising opportunities. Held at one of the County’s finest and professionally-rated golf courses. Staggered start golf tournament with several prizes, including skins. Lunch and beverages provided.
Great Big Chamber Auction
See and be seen by the region’s top business executives and small business owners. The Great Big Chamber Thank You & Auction holds tremendous value to our sponsors, donors, and attendees as it is one of our most highly publicized and attended events. The Great Big Chamber Auction portion helps underwrite the events and programs that support our Chamber members. Traditional silent and live auction, networking, and nonprofit recognition awards.