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Climbing Bines Wood Fired hosts Geneva Chamber’s September mixer

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  • Concetta Durso 

The Geneva Area Chamber of Commerce held its September Business After Hours Networking Mixer at Climbing Bines Wood Fired on Wednesday, September 14. Several member businesses attended the event, which also celebrated the expansion of Climbing Bines to their second location in the Finger Lakes. The original property, Climbing Bines Craft Ale and Hop Farm is located in Dresden, and has been members of the Chamber since 2017. Their Finger Lakes expansion to downtown Geneva took over the former Opus location and officially opened earlier this year.

Attendees at the Business After Hours event enjoyed a variety of craft beers on tap as well as featured recipes and combinations from their custom, wood-fired pizza menu. During the presentation, Matt and Maggie Klehammer spoke about the business venture with their role as co-owners and business partners with the Hansen family. They touched on the history and future plans for the properties, noting their gratitude and appreciation for the successes of both.

The next Business After Hours Networking Mixer will be held on November 9 from 5-7pm at the Gould Hotel in Seneca Falls. Admission is $5 for members and $10 for non-members and is included for all 2022 BAH Season Pass Holders. Reservations are required one week in advance. The Membership Harvest Celebration will be the focus for October, and will be held on Wednesday, October 19 at Lincoln Hill Farms in Canandaigua. The deadline for tickets is October 10. Please contact the Chamber at 315-789-1776 or email [email protected] for more information.

Photo by Neil Sjoblom.  
Attendees gather at the September BAH Mixer held at Climbing Bines Wood Fired in downtown Geneva. 
Front row, center is Matt and Maggie Klehammer, co-owners of the business. 

Business After Hours Events are proudly supported by the Chamber’s 2022 Annual Partners – Canandaigua National Bank, Community Broadband Networks, The Eye Care Center, Finger Lakes Federal Credit Union, Finger Lakes Partners Insurance, Generations Bank, Lyons National Bank, Pedulla’s Wine & Liquor, and Spectrum Reach.   

The Geneva Area Chamber of Commerce is a private, membership-based organization with the sole focus of serving and representing its customers which are made up of member businesses and organizations located throughout the Finger Lakes. As a primary benefit of Membership, the Chamber generates awareness and provides exposure for its customers by effectively promoting the people, property, products, and services of each.

Business After Hours are held on the second Wednesday of each month from either 4 – 6 PM or 5 – 7 PM. The opportunity to host one of these events is an exclusive benefit of Chamber membership. For more information, please visit here.