Downtown Business Council of Penn Yan hits the ground running

Back in July, a likeminded group of business owners and community members in Penn Yan met in effort to bring the Retail Council to life again. The group, in collaboration with the Yates County Chamber of Commerce, used to meet monthly and organized popular events like the Wing Walk, Community Table Dinner and First Fridays. When Covid-19 hit in 2020, event planning got placed on the back burner as business owners had to shift all their efforts to the livelihood and safety of their individual businesses. Since the group originally met, meetings have been occurring frequently and a plan was put into place to bring year-round events and marketing to attract people to the Downtown Penn Yan area.

Their first official events, Trunk or Treat and the Fall Festival were a great success. Some other exciting events to expect starting in 2022 are monthly First Fridays, Wing Walk, Sidewalk Sale, Community Table Dinner and mor.

Maria Flores

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