Tibbitts Maple will be participating in the New York State Maple Weekends on March 19th & 20th and again on March 26th & 27th each day from 10am-4pm at Tibbitts Maple on Tibbitts Road New Hartford, NY. The event is free and open to the public.
During Maple Weekend, maple producers from across New York state welcome families to their farms to experience firsthand how real, mouth-watering maple syrup and other related products are made. Tibbitts Maple will be providing tours of their facility, samples of their maple products, recipes and cooking tips. Pure New York state maple products will also be available for sale. Tap into something new this spring and make our five generation family tradition your new tradition.
The festivities will begin with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony by the New Hartford Chamber of Commerce on Saturday March 19th at 10am. The public is encouraged to join chamber board members and town officials in welcoming Tibbitts Maple to its membership and in kicking off the Maple Weekend festivities.
About Tibbitts Maple
Tibbitts Maple has been making quality pure maple products for four generations. Although the current facility has been in use since 1984 our tradition began with the first generation, Friend Tibbitts, making maple syrup on the Tibbitts homestead located on Tibbitts Road in New Hartford, New York.
In 1984, shortly after the fourth generation was born, Gordon started tapping and producing maple syrup again. He started with 11 buckets and boiled in a stockpot on a 1/2 barrel in the driveway. He and his wife Kristen made one quart and one pint that year.
The fourth generation, Gordon Kyle and Kaitlin quickly became interested in producing maple syrup. In 1990 the current sugarhouse was built. Several changes and improvements happened over the years. Tubing replaced buckets and after an unfavorable year in 2003, vacuum was added in 2004. For added efficiency a steam away was added in 2007 and a reverse osmosis (RO) system was added in 2012. Most recently in 2017 a new 4 x 12 wood fired evaporator replaced the old one.
The fifth generation has taken over a spot in the sugar house as well. In 2021 at the ages of 11 and 6, Gordon Konner and Kyle Leon purchased their own evaporator with money they earned from their farmstand. Many nights they can be found in the sugar house boiling right beside their father and grandfather. They produce and sell their own line of Tibbitts Bros. 5th Generation Pure Maple Syrup.
Small Business Saturday is always on the Saturday after Thanksgiving and was designed to bring attention to local, small businesses during the height of the holiday shopping season. Small Business Saturday follows Black Friday on Saturday November 27th.
In New Hartford, we have a growing tradition of a scavenger hunt-type contest where the goal is to visit participating Chamber Members and find a special QR code. When the code is scanned with a smartphone (or link entered into a browser) you will be taken to an entry page on our Chamber website where you will enter your mobile phone number. This process is repeated at each participating Chamber Member business.
The public is invited and prizes will be awarded to those who visit the most participating chamber members. Every visit and entry will get you another chance of winning door prizes donated by members ($50 minimum value) and the:
$500 and $250
The day will culminate in a tree lighting ceremony in the Village Green at 6:30pm. Drawings from all eligible entries will take place and winners will be sent a text message notifying them of their prize. Prizes may be claimed by visiting the Treehouse Reading and Art Center the following week.
Small Business Saturday in New Hartford is sponsored by:
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Miller to Host Open House at New District Office
Assemblyman Brian Miller (R,I,C-New Hartford) will host an open house at his new district office to meet with the community and discuss any questions, comments or concerns they might have about the state Legislature. In honor of National Giving Day, Miller will also host a food drive to collect non-perishable food for Feed Our Vets. A ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open the new office will be held at 4:45 p.m.
WHO: Assemblyman Brian Miller (R,I,C-New Hartford)
WHAT: Open House/Meet & Greet
WHEN: Tuesday, November 30
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
(Ribbon Cutting at 4:45 p.m.)
WHERE: Assemblyman Brian Miller’s District Office
48 Genesee Street, New Hartford, NY 13413
Assemblyman Miller represents the 101st District consisting of parts of Delaware, Herkimer, Oneida, Orange, Otsego, Sullivan and Ulster counties. For more information, please visit his Official Website.
The Business Development Committee of the New Hartford Chamber of Commerce proudly invites you to attend "Pivot Tables in a Nutshell" on Wednesday December 8th from 9am to 10am. This is a complimentary online webinar!
Webinar Description: One of the most useful tools in Excel is the Pivot Table. Unlike simply sorting and filtering data fields, a Pivot Table creates an interactive report to summarize data in different views. This tool makes you much more proficient when analyzing large amounts of data, that may normally take hours to do, without changing the actual data source.
Learn how to use this powerful feature to summarize and analyze your worksheet data. During this session you will learn:
Presented by Chamber Member Patricia Cerio, PC SmartzPatricia has 30 years of proven experience providing customized software training to executive professionals, sales reps, administrative assistants and support staff in multiple software applications and operating systems. Her specialty is Microsoft Office Suite of products (including Office 365) and services include technical writing, technical support and desktop publishing.
Considered an expert in her field, Patricia makes it her business to understand the needs of her clients to develop a personalized learning experience. Her patience and ability to break down the most complex software packages into understandable bits of information helps users overcome the fear of learning new programs; while increasing their skills and productivity. She places great value on keeping her training sessions not only informative but also interesting and fun.
Please register below.You will receive a link to a private Zoom Meeting a few days prior to the webinar.
Venue: ONLINE WEBINAR
Starts: Wed Dec 8 2021, 09:00am EST
Ends: Wed Dec 8 2021, 10:00am EST
PiNZ New Hartford to host Networking & Holiday Preview Event
PiNZ, located at Sangertown Square, will be hosting an after-work event partnered with the New Hartford Chamber and the Mohawk Valley Business Women's Network on Thursday, November 4th from 5:30PM-7:30PM.
It is never too early to start thinking about your holiday party. This evening on PiNZ will give you the insight of your own event at PiNZ– and there ain’t no party like a PiNZ party!
Join us for:
This is a FREE EVENT to members and their guests but REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! Your names must be on "the list" for entry into PiNZ for Chamber Night
Not a member yet? JOIN US...and/or check out membership in the MVBWN!
PiNZ is a state-of-the-art entertainment facility which features Boutique Bowling, a Full Bar with Live Music, Chef- Drive Menu, Giant Jenga, Billiards, Corn Hole, the Hottest Arcade Games and Axe Throwing. For more information, visit www.pinzbowl.com and follow us on Instagram @pinz_bowl and Facebook @PinzNewHartford
About the Mohawk Valley Business Women's Network
The Mohawk Valley Business Women’s Network (MVBWN) is committed to empowering female entrepreneurs and women in business by supporting them through all phases of their business and personal development.
Committed to empowering women entrepreneurs, MVBWN provides members with opportunities to showcase their unique strengths and business experiences among a strong network of professional contacts; provides educational opportunities, and fosters ongoing mutual support. Learn more here: www.mvbwn.org
The New Hartford Chamber of Commerce had the pleasure of hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony last Friday for Upstate Wealth Consulting at their newly remodeled office located at 8378 Seneca Turnpike in New Hartford.
Upstate Wealth Consulting is not your “typical” financial firm or wealth management organization. Led by Jason Champion and William Matteson, the company offers comprehensive, formulated financial plans and investment strategies created with impeccable attention to detail.
Included in the photo are Assemblyman Brian Miller, William Matteson, Jason Champion, along with their staff, Chamber Board Member John Hobika and Chamber President Mark Turnbull. Thank you to photographer Kathy Kellogg.
The New Hartford Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce a business expansion within its membership. Chamber Member Cosmos CBD has launched a new venture called Paper and Leaf Hemp Company and opened their first location in the New Hartford Shopping Center. The new business held a grand opening celebration on July 10th and the chamber conducted a ribbon cutting ceremony.
Paper & Leaf Hemp Company was opened on May 28, 2021 by business partners Shane Carter and Dave Keller who have been in the CBD and E-Liquid industries prior to their venture into the THC industry. They got their start together with Adirondack Vapor which had a location on Campion Road. Their success with Adirondack Vapor was followed by the launch of their sister company, Cosmos CBD which allowed them to expand their product line. Cosmos CBD is located in Utica where they manufacture a variety of CBD products in their state of the art clean room facility.
Currently, Paper & Leaf Help Company carries a variety of CBD, Delta 8 and Delta 10 flowers, edibles, oils, balms and even pet products. Their shop in the NH Shopping Center is modeled after a dispensary in Colorado and is equipped and ready to become one of the first Delta 9 dispensaries once New York begins granting licenses for recreational dispensaries.
Paper and Leaf Hemp Company has plans for additional locations both in and outside New York State. For more information, please visit their Facebook page @PaperandLeafHempCo.
Barrettas Beauty Bar & Studios is a new, locally women-owned, Salon/ Day Spa located at 610 French Road in New Hartford. Co-owned by mom and daughter, Cassie and Nicole Barretta, whose dream of going into business together was ignited by the dissolving of Cassie’s 10 year position as a corporate salon manager due to the pandemic.
In true sink-or-swim fashion and based on the belief that when one door closes, another does in fact open, the two put their vision out into the universe and set forth to turn their dream into reality.
The process began in the beginning of November 2020 and quickly transformed into a functional workspace by the end of December with the help of many. By January 1st 2021 the business was officially open!
Cassie and Nicole wanted to create an atmosphere that blended Cassie’s memories of growing up out west with Nicole’s memories of living in the Adirondack Park. From the beam and branch light fixtures to the live Edge Wood and greenery throughout, anyone who has entered their space has described it as “a vibe”. They wanted to make it feel different, and for people to feel special when they are there.
Barrettas offers a wide range of services from everything hair, to a variety of pedicures and manicures, face/body waxing, eyelash extensions, wedding & special event hair and makeup, and more. Their team of fully Licensed Cosmetologists are available for all of your beauty needs all in one calm, clean, and relaxing environment!
Cassie and Nicole have supported many local businesses throughout the building of their business and hope to carry more locally-made or hand-crafted sustainable goods in their salon’s store. They look forward to being chamber members, and providing for our growing community and surrounding areas, clients, family and friends for years to come!
The New Hartford Chamber of Commerce welcomed new member, Dr. Andy Lopez-Williams and ADHD & Autism Psychological Services and Advocacy (AAPSA) on April 22nd during the Grand Opening of their new state-of-the-art facility for children with autism. The new facility on the Par Technology campus features an open concept which blends rich educational components with fun and exciting activities and learning opportunities for their clients. It boasts a new classroom, computer and technology space, arts and crafts area, and a functional play space that allows them to incorporate learning with everyday life skills.
Over the past 14 years, AAPSA has established itself as one of the leading assessment and treatment centers for neurodevelopmental disorders in the CNY region. Part of their mission is to educate the greater community about evidence-based practice, particularly emphasizing early diagnosis and intervention. A wealth of scientific evidence supports that treating autism in preschool years leads to much better outcomes. This new facility allows their team of highly-trained professionals to provide an intensive level of positive support to children with autism, teach new skills, reduce challenging behavior, and prepare each child for a successful transition into a structured educational setting.
“AAPSA is incredibly excited about this new facility which will allow us to provide children in our community with the very best therapeutic, educational, and social experience!”
AAPSA has offices in Syracuse and Utica and can be contacted by visiting their website at www.aapsa.net; followed on Facebook @adhdandautismpsychologicalservicesandadvocacy or by calling 315-732-3431.
One week ago today, Lafa Mediterranean by Zeina's celebrated "Community Day" which started with a Ribbon Cutting and welcome from our New Hartford Chamber of Commerce. The Zeina family pledged to donate 50% of that day's sales to the New Hartford Fire Department in support of the community in which they live.
Today, the chamber returned to Lafa's to commemorate the donation of $4,000 to The New Hartford Firemen's Benevolent Association. Joe Luker, President of the Association, graciously accepted the check from Albert, Elias and Layla Zeina, pictured above with Chamber President Mark Turnbull.
In July 2016, the Zeina family was displaced from their home due to a tragic fire that left their house uninhabitable. Luckily everyone was safe and the structural damage was limited to the kitchen area. Lafa manager/owner Elias Zeina explains “The New Hartford Fire Department was quick to respond to the fire and were extremely empathetic during a challenging time for our family. We are honored to support this organization in any way we can.”
Lafa Mediterranean by Zeina’s is a fast-casual “walk the line” Mediterranean restaurant specializing in completely customizable grain bowls, pita wraps, and salads, with ingredients prepared in small batches in an open kitchen. The menu features a variety of classic Mediterranean favorites such as hummus, falafel, taziki, shawarma, and baklava. As well as a selection of hand-crafted modern Mediterranean options such as lamb meatballs, red pepper sauce, and quinoa tabouli.
Lafa is located in the Men’s Wearhouse Plaza at 4666 Commercial Drive, New Hartford and is open Monday-Saturday 11:00am - 8:00pm. For additional information follow Lafa on Facebook and Instagram or contact manager/owner Elias Zeina at (315) 606-5232.