Geneva Chamber Co-Hosts Member Milestone Celebration

Photo by Dan Bell.  Pictured above: (front row, from left) The Finger Lakes Sausage & Beer team, including Kyondra Williams, Megan Grinnell, owners Mike Hofine and Delane Lenker, Jason Coleman, and Matt Bentz. (second row, from left) Abby Wandell and Miranda Odell of the Geneva Area Chamber of Commerce; Chamber Ambassador, Alexa Wessie of Reliant Community Credit Union; and Board Member, Tanya Taylor of Petrella Phillips, LLP. (back row, from left) Tara Rago and Courtney Horn of Lyons National Bank; Board Member, Chad Lahr of Community Proud Apparel and I Heart the FLX; Board Member, Charlie Bartishevich of Finger Lakes Partners Insurance; and Mark Palmieri of the Geneva BID.


The Geneva Area Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a Member Milestone Celebration to honor the Grand Re-Opening of Finger Lakes Sausage & Beer on Thursday, December 14.  Chamber staff, board members, volunteers, and community members gathered to show their support and to welcome the new owners to the business and Chamber community.  The event was included under the Chamber’s popular Milestone Celebrations program, which is a membership benefit that provides awareness and exposure for the businesses and organizations represented by the Chamber.

Finger Lakes Sausage & Beer originally opened in 2016, and was recently purchased by Mike Hofhine and Delane Lenker, owners of Rockin Coffee Beans, a food and coffee stand located at the Waterloo Premium Outlets.  Since purchasing the Geneva restaurant, Hofhine and Lenker have made a number of changes, including their menu, which guests attending the celebration had the opportunity to sample.  In addition, the event also featured remarks from the new owners, welcoming attendees and thanking them for their continued support of the business.

For more information on Milestone Celebrations or other member programs, contact Abby Wandell, Membership Programs & Events Coordinator for the Chamber at 315-789-1776 or by emailing

{Check out more photos from the event, courtesy of Dan Bell Photography!}