It has been quite the year for Cortland Regional. We continue to expand
our clinical services while nurturing our ties to a community we care
for and serve. It’s always a humbling but welcome surprise when
we are honored by the citizens we serve and we are reminded of the importance
of our work. We may be a long way from 1891 and that first six bed hospital
in a rented house at 33 Clayton Avenue, but we have never stopped being
a center of healing for this county and beyond.
On Thursday, November 10, the Cortland County Chamber of Commerce held
its annual awards dinner at Tinnelli’s Hathaway House in Cincinnatus.
This well-attended, year-end event is a time to celebrate the Chamber’s
activities, reflect on the past year’s accomplishments and share
future goals with attendees. The highlight of the evening is the presentation
of various awards honoring local member businesses and community leaders.
This event strives to recognize the work they do make Cortland County
a great place to live and work.
Cortland Regional was the recipient of the Heritage Award. This award is
given each year to a long standing business or organization in the community.
As one of the area’s major employers (as of 2016: 737 people on
payroll; paying salaries and wages of over $62 million), we will have
an estimated total economic impact of over $152 million. This year we
will spend nearly $23 million on goods and services, and those purchases
are estimated to generate over $37 million for the local economy. We work
hard to keep business local when possible and are proud to promote the
Cortland area by recruiting highly skilled professionals to join our growing team.
In addition to providing a critical service for our community, we also
support many local community organizations with ties to healthcare and
our youth, and many of our employees graciously volunteer their time to
numerous local causes.
President and CEO Mark Webster accepted the award thanking the Chamber
for recognizing Cortland Regional’s ongoing commitment to Cortland
County and the surrounding region.