Cayuga County Chamber of Commerce Foundation

The Cayuga County Chamber of Commerce Foundation (the Foundation) is the 501(c)3 arm of the Cayuga County Chamber of Commerce (the Chamber). It was formed in 1993 (originally as the Auburn Chamber of Commerce Foundation) to support the educational and charitable programs of the Chamber, a role that has evolved over time. Through the years, the Foundation has applied for and received numerous grants and donations for Leadership Cayuga, IGNITE, and the Finger Lakes Grant Information Center, as well as a few other special initiatives on occasion. In October 2016, the Foundation became the owner of the building at 2 State Street that houses the Chamber through a generous donation from the Stardust Foundation. The building is also home to a number of partner organizations and tenants, including the Cayuga Economic Development Agency, SCORE, and a New York State of Health Navigator.

Mission statement:
“To develop and promote financial support mechanisms that sustain the Cayuga County Chamber of Commerce’s educational, charitable and leadership training programs, and support the Chamber’s initiatives to enhance the quality of life and workplace in Cayuga County.”


2017 Board of Directors:

Nelson Jameson – Retiree
15 Havens Avenue
Auburn, NY 13021

Vice- Chair:
Robert Simmons – RJ Jewelers
193 Grant Avenue
Auburn, NY 13021

Michael Trapani – The Jacobs Press, Inc.
87 Columbus Street
Auburn, NY 13021

Secretary – Executive Director
Tracy Verrier – Cayuga County Chamber
2 State Street
Auburn, NY 13021


Elaine Buffington – Buffington & Hoatland CPA’s
213 North Street
Auburn, NY 13021

Demetrius Murphy – Lyons National Bank
63 Genesee Street, Suite 3
Auburn, NY 13021

Kelly Buck – Unity House of Cayuga County
34 Wright Ave., Suite C
Auburn, NY 13021

Carl Weber – Auburn Tank & Manufacturing
24 McMaster Street
Auburn, NY 13021

Stephen Ansteth – Soules & Dunn Development
69 South Street
Auburn, NY  13021

Advisory- Legal Counsel

David Contiguglia – Contiguglia Law Offices, LLP
100 Genesee Street
Auburn, NY 13021



Annual state filings going back to 2006

Cayuga County Chamber
2 State Street
Auburn, NY 13021