Transform Tompkins Exceeds Goal Raising over $1.7Million

Our friends at Tompkins County Area Development have exceeded their investment goal by raising more than $1.7Million.  The Computing Center is a Silver Sponsor of the campaign.

Ithaca, NY - May 12, 2014 - Tompkins County Area Development (TCAD) announced that their "Transform Tompkins" investment campaign exceeded its goal, raising more than $1.7 million. The campaign was publicly launched in February with an ambitious goal of $1.4 million. The investment will support initiatives and programs that will require operational support from TCAD. 

TCAD celebrated their 50th anniversary with the campaign success on May 9th at the 2014 Annual Report to the Community with over 130 business and community leaders.

"We are thrilled with the response to TCAD's campaign. The financial support by the business community in economic development in Tompkins County will yield meaningful and long term benefits for our community and the entire region," said Greg Hartz, Chairman of TCAD's Board of Directors. 

"It is more than gratifying to see the success TCAD had in exceeding their campaign goal. The exemplary support of the businesses and organizations throughout Tompkins County demonstrates how committed they are to the important work of economic development. It is a true model of a public-private partnership," said Michael Lane, Chair of the Tompkins County Legislature. 

The goal of Transform Tompkins is to support the growth of existing companies, accelerate new business startups and technology commercialization in our County. With the success of the campaign, TCAD will continue to create and implement new initiatives. 

"Based on the Campaign Feasibility Study, we were confident our investment campaign would be successful. TCAD has an enviable record of creating jobs and stimulating investment. With the support of the County, other local government and now, our investors, we are well positioned for even greater success in the next five years," said Michael Stamm, TCAD President. 

The campaign Co-Chairs were Greg Hartz, President and CEO of Tompkins Trust Company; Greg Galvin, CEO and Chairman of Rheonix; Mary Opperman, Vice President for Human Resources and Safety Services for Cornell University and Andy Sciarabba, Managing Partner of the South Hill Business Campus. 

TCAD would like to thank the following businesses for their investment in our collective future: 

Cayuga Radio Group
Cornell Federal Credit Union
Cornell University
Elmira Savings Bank
Ithaca College
South Hill Business Campus
Tompkins Trust Company
Travis Hyde Properties

Bond Schoeneck & King
Cayuga Medica Center
Chemung Canal Trust Company
Cornell Business & Technology Park 
Corning Incorporated
Ithaca B&T Associates 
M&T Bank

Barney, Grossman, Dubow,
    Marcus, Orkin & Tesi 
Cayuga Venture Fund

Computing Center
Cornell Research Foundation
Cortland Produce
First National Bank of Groton
Global Phoenix Computer
    Technology Solutions 
Harris Beach
HOLT Architects
Integrated Acquisition &
International Food Network
Ithaca Tompkins Regional
Kendal at Ithaca
Miller Mayer
Sciarabba Walker
Security Mutual Insurance
Tompkins Cortland Community
Tompkins Insurance Agencies
Vanguard Printing 
Walnut Ridge Dairy
Warren Real Estate

All-Mode Communications
Alternatives Federal Credit

C&D Assembly
Child Development Council of
Communique Design
Concept Systems 
Data Bound Solutions
Franziska Racker Center
Geoff Wright Insurance
International Education Exchange Services
Iron Design
Ithaca Journal
Maguire Automotive
Northwestern Mutual
Primet Precision Materials
Referral institute of Ithaca
Regional Access
Schickel Construction
T.G. Miller
Transonic Systems
Triad Foundation
True Insurance 

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