The Greece Regional Chamber of Commerce hosted a virtual meeting on Reopening the Finger Lakes Region on May 26, 2002, which drew over 300 people – not all of whom were able to successfully join the meeting due to overwhelming demands on the meeting platform.

The presenters were Robert Duffy, special advisor to Governor Andrew Cuomo on reopening the Finger Lakes Region, and Vincent Esposito, Regional Director of the Finger Lakes Empire State Development Office of New York State. Greece Regional Chamber President/CEO Sarah Lentini welcomed everyone and introduced the speakers.

Meeting attendees asked questions on a broad variety of topics of concern to businesses looking to reopen, especially in Phase 2. Many present represented the salon and spa industry, looking for guidance on how to reopen within guidelines, in addition to dental offices, youth sports, dance studios, nonprofits, dog groomers, professional services and other businesses.

A key source of updated information, the section of New York State’s website that outlines COVID-19 information and details the phased reopening, was cited several times by the presenters: In additon, the public was directed to follow up with either Robert Duffy or Vincent Esposito for assistance.

The Greece Regional Chamber of Commerce is making a recording of the virtual meeting available to those who were unable to participate due to the overwhelming response received for the event.