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Yates County Job Fair Will be on May 17th!

On May 17th, the Yates County Job Fair is being held at the Hampton Inn in Penn Yan on 110 Mace Street from 2 PM to 6 PM.  Over 30 employers will participate and are hiring for hundreds of jobs in a wide variety of careers.  Participating employers include Finger Lakes Community Health, Empire Access, KanPak, Glenora, Coach and Equipment, and many others.  The event is being hosted by Yates County Workforce Development which welcomes both participants and employers.  Please call 315-526-5140 with questions and to register.

Hampton Inn Ribbon Cutting

New Hotel Opens On The Shore of Keuka Lake

Hampton Inn opened its doors summer of 2016. It’s a four-story hotel with 72 rooms that includes meeting spaces, exercise room, lakefront patio bar and an indoor pool. The hotel provided around 25 new jobs within the community. It is locally owned, but operated under franchise license agreement with Hampton Inn, part of Hilton Worldwide.

Keuka College Awarded

Keuka College awarded $1.1 Million for Renovations

Keuka College has been awarded $1.1 Million to go towards college renovations of Keuka’s Dahlstrom Student Center, which in total is a $12 Million dollar project. With $1 Million of the $1.1 million going towards Dahlstrom, the remaining $100,000 from the grant will go towards renovating Point Neamo waterfront on Keuka Lake. College President Jorge L. Diaz-Herrera said that both projects are expected to start in summer of 2017.

Penn Yan Middle School Holds Career Day

The FLEDC, in collaboration with the Penn Yan Middle School, Workforce Development, Yates County Chamber of Commerce, and business partners from area industries successfully held a career day for 8th graders on May 9th. Presenters from five different industries informed students of the educational and career opportunities that face them in coming years. The event was deemed a success for all involved and will be expanded to include more sectors in the coming years. To read more about the event, click here.

Birkett Landing Holds Grand Opening

Residents and officials alike gathered at Water Street Wine & Spirits for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres Wednesday, November 6th, before venturing over to the newly renovated upscale apartments next door. Hundreds turned out to see the tranformation along the Keuka Outlet, thanks to Birkett Landing developer Chris Iversen and local businessman Ray Spencer, owner of Water Street Wine & Spirits . Birkett Landing features 13 state-of-the-art apartments in the old Birkett Mills warehouses. Iversen maintained the 19th century structures’ history and integrity and the results were impresive.