Calling on Governor Hochul to end emergency executive sessions

Approved August 9, 2022 RESOLUTION OF THE GREATER UTICA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE CALLING ON GOVERNOR HOCHUL TO END EXECUTIVE EMERGENCY DECLARATIONS WHEREAS,  Governor Kathy Hochul declared a “statewide disaster emergency due to health care staffing shortages” in September 2021;  and WHEREAS,  Governor Kathy Hochul declared another state of emergency in November 2021 in response to…

2022 Business of the Year Awards Nominations

Make Your Nomination Today!  Click here NOMINATE Each year, the Chamber recognizes Member businesses across five different categories for their staying power, commitment to the Mohawk Valley region, and Greater Utica Chamber involvement. Nominees must be a current Chamber Member in good standing, and members may also nominate themselves using this form. Current members with…

MVHS and Communications Workers of America/United Food and Commercial Workers Unions Reach Contract Agreement

Officials from Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) and the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) unions, which represents nursing positions at St. Luke’s Hospital and technical and service/maintenance jobs at St. Luke’s and St. Elizabeth, have reached an agreement on a new three-year contract. CWA/UFCW presented the details of…

SBDC Now Hiring for Business Advisor

The Mohawk Valley Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at MVCC’s thINCubator is here to help with your business start-up, growth, and expansion needs. Staffed by certified professionals, the SBDC specializes in providing one-to-one business counseling, management and technical advisement, and educational programs targeted to the needs and interests of small business owners. If you or…

MVHS Graduates Family Medicine Residents

Nine doctors graduated from the St. Elizabeth Family Medicine Residency Program on Friday, June 24, 2022, bringing the total number of family physicians completing the three-year, postdoctoral training program to 317. The program is an affiliate of Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS). Residency program director T. Eric Schackow, MD, PhD, said the physicians have trained…

Opposing the Good Cause Eviction Legislation

Approved May 31, 2022 RESOLUTION OF THE GREATER UTICA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OPPOSING THE GOOD CAUSE EVICTION LEGISLATION WHEREAS,  the New York Legislature is currently considering Senate Bill S-3082 and Assembly Bill A-5573 which has been called the “Good Cause Eviction” bill and would establish universal rent control across the state;  and WHEREAS,  this proposed…