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Twenty Years and Growing…Join the Candor Chamber of Commerce

The Candor Chamber of Commerce marks its 20th year in 2014.  New members are always welcome and we look forward to many more years of promoting the Candor community.

The Candor Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit corporation organized to advance the general welfare and prosperity of the Candor community so that its citizens and business community shall prosper. All necessary means of promotion shall be provided and particular attention and emphasis shall be given to the agricultural, economic, civic, commercial, cultural, industrial and educational interests of the community. The foremost goal the chamber shall be TO PROMOTE A BUSINESS CLIMATE IN  WHICH OUR COMMUNITY WILL GROW AND PROSPER. (from the bylaws of the Candor Chamber of Commerce).


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Candor Chamber of Commerce Meeting June 11

The June meeting of the Candor Chamber of Commerce will be Wednesday, June 11, at 6 p.m. at Two Hoots Flower & Gifts, 40 Delray Avenue, Candor, NY. All are welcome.

For further information contact Cherie Kidney at Two Hoots at 607-236-0007

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Candor Chamber of Commerce highway clean up day

Saturday May 24th, 9:00am, we will be meeting at dandy mart in the village of candor located on the corner of mill street and 96b. From there we are given instructions from Peter Ward.
Meeting will follow at the dandy mart to discuss plans for the chamber of commerce float for the 4th of July parade and other various topics
Please come join us!

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Candor Chamber Meets May 14

The Candor Chamber of Commerce will hold its May meeting Wednesday, May 14, at 7 p.m. at the home of Carol VanEpps, 911 Dry Brook Road, Willseyville, NY.

The meeting is open to all members and anyone interested in the Candor Chamber of Commerce. We will be discussing the upcoming Fall Festival and plans for a float in the annual Fourth of July parade.

For further information contact Interim President Cherie Kidney at 607-236-0007.

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Candor Chamber Meeting April 9

The Candor Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly meeting April 9 at 3 p.m. at Two Hoots Flowers & Gifts, 40 Delray Avenue, Candor, NY.

All Chamber members and community members are invited to the meeting. The Chamber is always looking for new ideas. We welcome your comments on our recent Community Showcase and look forward to suggestions for the October Fall Festival.

If you are interested in attending the meeting or have questions, you can call Two Hoots at 607-236-0007 for more information.


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Candor Community Showcase March 22

Come out and see what the Candor community has to offer on Saturday, March 22, at the Candor Fire Hall.

Businesses, organizations, nonprofit groups and more will be at the fire hall from 11 a.m. to 3 pm. for the fifth annual Candor Community Showcase.

There will be drawings and door prizes and much more for the public. Learn about special programs and events in the Candor area. The annual event is sponsored by the Candor Chamber of Commerce and is free to the public.

There will be something for all ages. The Balloon Man will be on hand to entertain the young people. Flowers for the ladies. Come enjoy the day.

Deep Rooted Catering will provide a delicious lunch for $10 per person.

For further information or if you would like to set up at the event, contact: Glorida Ward at (607) 659-7312 or Tables are $15 for Chamber members or $25 for nonchamber members. The Candor Fire Hall is located on Route 96B/Owego Road in Candor. Check out the Candor Chamber of Commerce website at

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Candor Chamber Meeting March 12- Please note location change!

The meeting will take place at 11:30 a.m. at the home of Peter and Gloria Ward, 133 Ithaca Road, Candor, NY (Deerfield Estates).   (607)-659-7312

Please note the meeting location was changed. This is not a luncheon meeting.

Plans will be finalized for the upcoming Community Showcase on March 22.

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Second Annual Scarecrow Contest Winners Announced! Congratulations!

The winners of the second annual
Candor Chamber of Commerce Scarecrow Contest are:

Nonprofits: 1st prize, Candor Central School District
2nd prize, Candor Free Library
3rd prize, Candor MOPS

Businesses: 1st prize, Thunderbird Atlatl
2nd prize, Two Hoots Flowers and Gifts
3rd prize, The Edge of Thyme

Individuals/Family: 1st prize, Buzzy and Linda Padgett
2nd Prize, Eva and Bethany Robinson
3rd prize, Dave and Bev Nichols


Thanks to Hope Van Scoy for coordinating and running the contest for the second year in a row!

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Candor Fall Festival This Weekend- Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 11, 12 and 13

Mix in scarecrows, quilts, wood carvings, baked goods, tours, yard sales,  a variety of other great experiences and you have the 2013 Candor Fall Festival.

The annual event, sponsored by the Candor Chamber of Commerce,  takes place October 11, 12 and 13 throughout Candor.

Check out the scarecrows throughout the Town and Village of Candor for the second annual Scarecrow contest! This year there are more scarecrows entries! Check out the Candor Central School front yard for a special treat! Winners will be announced during the weekend.   For further information contact HopeVan Scoy at

Businesses and organizations throughout Candor will sponsor open houses, bake sales,  a community sing, antiques, yard sales, dinners, special sales and more.

The 18th annual quilt show will be at the EMS Building on Main Street and the popular woodcarvers show will be at the Candor Fire Station on Owego Road. Other popular events include the Iron Kettle Farm Spooktacular Display; Goat farm tours, goat cheese, wine tasting, antiques, crafts, a visit from the Ross Park Zoomobile and an atlatl contest at Side Hill Acres Goat Farm on Spencer Road; anniversary celebrations;  open house at Tioga State Bank, Millpond Antiques, Route 96 Power & Paddle, Two Hoots Flowers and Gifts, and the American Legion Post. Yard sales will be sponsored at Warner’s Stoker Stoves site on Owego Road and by theCandor Chamber at 228 Owego Street. Punk’s Place will have special dining and a DJ. There will be a boiled dinner at the Episcopal Church. There will be a bake and book sale at the Candor Free Library and a 11th anniversary celebration at Pucky Huddle Delight on Owego Road. Many businesses will be offering specials.

Check out the event brochures which are available throughout Candor. Brochures can be found at participating stores and businesses throughout Candor, the Candor Market, Tioga State Bank, the Candor Post Office.

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Enter the Candor Chamber of Commerce’s Second Annual Scarecrow Contest

Eligibility: Our Second Annual Scarecrow Contest is open to all ages, individuals, families, clubs, groups, schools, civic organizations & businesses.

Ideas: Scarecrows may be traditional, whimsical, humorous, mischievous, lovable or scary. Design a scarecrow to depict a Fairy Tale or Fantasy figure or just let your imagination run wild! Any entries distasteful or not family friendly will not be accepted. Businesses, Churches and Organizations create ascarecrow depicting who you are.

Prizes: Winner’s Trophy and Braggin’ Rights awarded at the close of Fall Festival at the Candor Fire Station. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes awarded to: 1. Individuals/Families 2. Businesses 3. Non-profit Organizations.

Entry Fee: FREE! There is no cost to enter the contest.

Entry Due Date: Thursday, September 30th. The location of your entry will be provided on a map so interested folks can tour before, during and after the Fall Festival, October 11-13, 2013. Please have your completed Scarecrow on display by October 4th. Judging will take place during the week ofOctober 6th. Winners will be announced and trophies presented at 2:00pm, October 13th, at the Candor Fire Station.

Entry information should be submitted to:
Hope VanScoy,, PO Box 25, Candor, NY 13743

Address_____________________________________ City, State, Zip____________________________________________

Scarecrow location if different from above address__________________________________________________

Contact person____________________________________________ Phone or Email_____________________________

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