A longtime Waterloo business has received a new honor.
Sessler Companies has been added to the New York State Historic Business Preservation Registry. The company was nominated by Assemblyman Jeff Gallahan, R-Manchester.
The registry was created in 2020 and is administered by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation in an effort to recognize businesses that have been in operation for over 50 years that have become a fixture in their community and contributing to that community’s identity.
The registry opened for its first round of nominations in 2021 and Sessler Companies was selected to be included in the first round of inductees for the new registry.
“I was proud to nominate Sessler Companies to the New York State Historic Business Preservation Registry. Since its founding in 1958, Sessler Companies has contributed greatly to the success of the Seneca County,” Assemblyman Jeff Gallahan said of the company. “Not only does Sessler Companies contribute to our local economic growth, but they have worked hand in hand with different local organizations to strengthen the local community,” said Assemblyman Jeff Gallahan. “I have been a firsthand witness to the history of Sessler Companies and have personally seen the great impact they make in the local community developing areas including the Sampson State Park and future plans at Seneca Lake State Park. Thanks to the Sessler family and Sessler Companies for their continued investment in the community.”
For the Sessler family, being part of the community has been as important as remaining in business.
“Giving back to our local community has been a value that was imparted upon us by our parents, Barb and Vern Sessler,” said Jane Sessler Shaffer. “Our family is honored to receive this induction into the Historic Business Registry. This is truly a testament to our team as a whole, which, through their hard work and dedication, has allowed our companies to actively participate and support community organizations and invest in community development projects throughout the region.”