Business Driven.
People Focused.


Business Driven. People Focused.

Global competition for businesses, jobs and talent has never been more intense. As a valued member of the local business community, we need your help to ensure the continued prosperity of Chemung County and the greater region.

ENGAGE 2026 is a carefully designed, 5-year economic development plan to ensure our existing companies continue to grow right here at home. It also looks to attract companies and people to join our community and create the conditions that will encourage them to stay. You can read more about the plan’s five strategic initiatives and performance measures in this online brochure.

Your leadership and investment in ENGAGE 2026 is critical. Local private sector leaders must be actively involved in solving challenges and building synergy around the right solutions for our community. We can’t afford to leave our growth up to chance.

Please contact us to learn more about how you can join the effort.


Anders Tomson, Co-Chair Chemung Canal Trust Company

Dawn Burlew, Co-Chair Corning Incorporated

Joseph Roman, President

Jill Koski, Vice President

Campaign Team

Arie ‘Jan’ van den Blink,

The Hilliard Corporation

Dawn Burlew,

Corning Inc

Jessica Edger,

Edger Enterprises

Mike Mishook,

LaBella Associates

Scott Beecher,

Ward Diesel

Honorary Cabinet

Daniel Mandell,

City of Elmira

Dr. Charles Lindsay,

Elmira College

Dr. Richard Terry,

LECOM at Elmira

Dr. William Mullaney,

Corning Community College