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MISSION STATEMENT:

To encourage Greece economic development by providing financial assistance to those individuals or organizations who will promote business in Greece.

 

Board of Directors Grant Opportunities Investing in the Next Generation
Employee Training Grants Scholarship Opportunities Past Grant Recipients
   Race on the Ridge 5K  

 

The Greece Chamber Charitable Foundation (GCCF) was created in 2002 to encourage further economic development in Greece.  Over the last six years, the Foundation has funded a variety of businesses and individuals who have ties to the Greece Community.

 

Investing in the Next Generation

Recently GCCF has invested in a number of educationally based development opportunities.  These range from supporting

entrepreneurial training opportunities in conjunction with the University of Rochester to assisting with the Greece Continuing Education’s Bridges program to train and certify students in customer service techniques.  The Foundation holds strong ties to the three school districts that serve Greece and is particularly interested in supporting business related programs that will encourage this generation of students to build their businesses right here in Greece.

 

Employee Training Grants

According to the Small Business Administration, small businesses  pay more than 45% of the total U.S. private payroll, have generated 60-80% of net new jobs annually over the last decade and represent about 99.7% of all employer firms.  GCCF recognizes the importance of small business not only on our national economy but also right here in Greece. That is why we have created an Employee Training Grant for local small businesses.  These grants ($1,000 and less) will allow these companies to access training that they might not otherwise have been able to secure for their employees. 

 

These companies are investing in their employees and the Greece Community. To apply for a matching training grant contact Sarah Lentini. Email: sarah(at)greecechamber.org.

 

Scholarships

The Julie Marie Kuppinger Memorial Scholarship was created in 2007 in memory of a beloved Greece native to encourage cultural exchange amongst students.  The first scholarship was awarded in spring 2008 to an Arcadia High School Student to participate in a study abroad opportunity in Spain.  Additional awards will be made in the upcoming years. To apply for this scholarship, please contact the Greece Chamber of Commerce.

 

Board of Directors

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 Sarah E. Lentini, Greece Chamber of Commerce President & CEO

 

 Anne Loria

Kyle T. Van Putte

President

Van Putte Gardens

Sarah E. Lentini

Vice-President

Gilbert Cooper

Treasurer

Bud & Cooper Consultants

Anne L. Loria

Secretary

Bryant & Stratton College

Paul Chatfield   John Cirella  Jim Hofford  

Paul R. Chatfield

Chatfield Engineers

John O. Cirella

ESL Federal Credit Union

James Hofford

The Mall at Greece Ridge

Christopher Johnston

EFP Rotenberg

 Bonnie Kuppinger Mike Masiello     

Bonnie Kuppinger

Kuppinger Realty

Michael Masiello

Masiello Retirement Solutions

Daniel Richardson

Latta Road Nursing Home

William Selke

 

Del Smith 

Gene Welch 

 

 

 Del Smith

Delbert J. Smith, CPA

 

Eugene Welch

Harris Chesworth Johnstone O'Brien Welch

 

 

 

 

Past Grant Recipients

  • Young Entrepreneurs Academy at Athena High School
  • Greece Continuing Education - Customer Service Certificate Program
  • Internships at local businesses - Van Putte Gardens, Wehner Mower, American Custom Exteriors & Interiors
  • Bridging the Gap - Olympia High School entrepreneurial program
  • New Teachers Luncheon - in conjunction with Greece Rotary Foundation
  • "Refresh" Leadership Training - Greece School District
  • Arcadia High School Study Abroad student - Julie Marie Kuppinger Scholarship Recipient
  • St. John Fisher Study Abroad student - Julie Marie Kuppinger Scholarship Recipient
  • Michael W. Bliss Trust - Race on the Ridge 2008 & 2009 Recipient
  • Matching Training Funds - Gateway Funding Diversified Mortgage Services, Inc.
  • Matching Training Funds - Lollypop Farms

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