Upcoming events

    • September 30, 2022
    • 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
    • The Brasserie Bar and Bistro

    September 30th 9:45 am

    Meet and Greet Rear Admiral John Okon

    Hosted by: The Brasserie Bar & Bistro

    Camillus native and United States Navy Rear Admiral John Okon will be visiting his hometown, Syracuse and Albany from September 23 to October 1 as part of the Navy’s outreach Executive Engagement Visit program. Rear Admiral Okon works in the Pentagon on the staff of the Navy’s Chief of Naval Operations as the Director, Information Warfare Integration Directorate. He is also the Navy’s Senior Meteorologist and Oceanographer.

    In this role, he manages a yearly budget of approximately $9 Billion as the resource sponsor for Navy’s Information Warfare programs, ensuring Navy and Joint Forces are prepared to defend our nation in the areas of Communications, Networks, Intelligence, Oceanography, Meteorology, Precise Time, Cryptology, Electronic Warfare, Cyberspace Operations, and Space. 

    While in New York, he will be visiting local schools, accompanying veterans on the Honor Flight, and speaking with community leadership and civic groups to talk about his career in the Navy, his journey as a native of Camillus, and the importance of the nation’s sea service to areas like Camillus, Syracuse and Albany.

    Okon is a graduate of West Genesee High School and afterward attended SUNY Maritime at Fort Schuyler, Bronx, NY. He holds master’s degrees in Meteorology and Physical Oceanography from the Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey, CA, and in National Security Studies from the Naval War College in Newport, RI.

    • October 11, 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Empower Federal Credit Union- 3700 Genesee St, Syracuse, NY 13219

    Empower Federal Credit Union is hosting an After Hours Event on October 11th from 6pm to 8pm. This event will be held at their Fairmount location- 3700 Genesee St, Syracuse, NY 13219.

    At this After Hours Event, you can network with other Chamber members and Empower will be showcasing some local businesses.

    Please RSVP for this event either by registering on the website or by emailing us at greatercamilluschamber@gmail.com.

    • October 19, 2022
    • 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Asils Pub- 220 Chapel Drive

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  • Monthly Leads Breakfast
    Starts at 8am on the second Wednesday of every month. Participants get one minute to self-promote; usually ends at 9. Cost is $9; location varies and is announced in the newsletter and in the online calendar.
  • Directory Listings
    Members are listed in the online directory within a day or two of joining. Each member has a page on the GCCC website to put their “spotlight” information and/or photos. The Annual Directory & Buyers’ Guide is published in February; members are listed alphabetically and by category, and advertising in this guide is very inexpensive.
  • Annual Business Person and Citizen of the Year Dinner
    The membership chooses the two recipients who are recognized for their contributions to the community.
  • Annual Chili Cookoff
    Held every January, participants may enter a crockpot of their favorite chili recipe. Winners are named by popular vote. A very well attended event!
  • Annual Christmas Luncheon
    Held in December, a festive networking luncheon, with entertainment by the West Genesee Schools Music Department.
  • Annual Golf Tournament
    Usually held in September, a nine hole Captain & Crew that includes dinner. Prizes awarded for the top team, and closest to the pin men's and women.
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    Members nominate outstanding member businesses who are recognized by displaying the GCCC A-frame sign in front of their business for the month.
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