Creative Thinking Leads to Twin Tier Ties Community Expo

Twin Tier Ties Community Expo  •  March 8, 2018  •  First Arena, Elmira

Thursday, January 18, 2018 marks the date of the second Twin Tier Ties Community Expo at First Arena in Elmira. It celebrates the business and community organizations of the Southern Tier Region of New York and Northern Tier Region of Pennsylvania that form the Twin Tiers. Local businesses and organizations will be showcasing their products and services together with panels of experts and professionals in the area.

The TTT Expo show floor and exhibits

The Twin Tier Ties Community Expo is an event focused on discovering, learning, and networking between area communities and local businesses. During the Twin Tier Ties Community Expo, there will be multiple seminars led by professionals and experts in the Twin Tiers on history, industry, entrepreneurship, and the local economy. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the region and meet with local experts on a wide variety of topics throughout the event.

This Expo will be an opportunity for networking both between businesses and between businesses and consumers. Its scope is community-wide, so it will feature a diverse range of businesses and organizations addressing any interest that visitors may have. It also represents an opportunity for businesses to promote themselves to potential customers in the community.

The Twin Tier Ties Community Expo is organized and run by the Elmira College’s chapter of Enactus. The Enactus organization unites thousands of entrepreneurial students who create projects and events to help their communities and strive toward sustainability. Olivia Cacchione and Corrie Mace, juniors at Elmira College and Enactus directors of the Expo, are looking forward to promoting the Twin Tiers to other students and local residents in one of the first community expos to showcase the businesses and organizations of this area.  

The Elmira College’s chapter of Enactus has long supported the local community through projects such as the Campbell’s Let’s Can Hunger Challenge, which raises hunger awareness and holds fundraisers for the Food Bank of the Southern Tier. Elmira College Enactus is proud to support both the Foodbank of the Southern Tier as well as the Economic Opportunuity Program Inc., through their partnerships in the 2018 Twin Tier Ties Expo. A portion of the proceeds from the event will be donated to these organizations.

The TTT Expo Seminar Panel

The Elmira College Enactus projects are presented at the Enactus National Competition, held at the end of each academic year. Elmira College Enactus has been regional champions multiple years in a row as well as national competitors against thousands of students from 36 countries around the world. Alongside donating to the Food Bank of the Southern Tier and the Economic Opportunity Program Inc., additional funds raised by the Twin Tier Ties Community Expo goes directly to the Elmira College Enactus team’s funding for the national competition and for Enactus community projects in the Twin Tiers.

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