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Phelps BDTC

The mission of the Phelps Business Development & Tourism Council (BDTC) is to develop and implement a realistic and sustainable strategic plan that will allow the community of Phelps, New York to maintain its character, while taking advantage of its heritage, natural assets, talents and location to become an integral part of the economically robust Finger Lakes region.

The council will also oversee the coordination of the plan’s actions, ensure cooperation between organizations and agencies and implement this plan. The council will also make sure that the plan continues to evolve as circumstances change.

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Community Information

  • The Harvest Festival

    We're proud to annually support the Phelps Community Center’s Harvest Festival, where we distribute free cider, donuts, and promotional bags. Participation is encouraged, and businesses can add their promotional items to our bags by contacting us. It's a great opportunity to both support the community and promote your business.

  • Phelps Sauerkraut Weekend

    Each August, the BDTC proudly supports the Phelps Sauerkraut Weekend. Again, this year, we will be staffing headquarters.

  • Susan J Lanse Scholarship

    Annually, we have the privilege of honoring an exceptional Midlakes High School graduate with the Susan L. Lanse Scholarship. This $500 award recognizes the student's outstanding achievements and is designed to help support their future educational endeavors.

Phelps BDTC

Board of Directors
  • Phelps BDTC PresidentJed BrandowGarden Galleries, Inc, Former Owner
    Finger Lakes Lodge #139 Free and Accepted Masons (Formerly Garoga-Sincerity #200), Past Maste
    Past District Deputy Grand Master,Ontario-Seneca-Yates Masonic Distric
    United Church of Phelps, Member and Past Trustee
  • Phelps BDTC Vice PresidentBill WellmanTown of Phelps, Supervisor
  • Phelps BDTC TreasurerKim EssOwner of Geneva Awning & Tent Works
    Treasurer of Empire State Honey Producers
    Treasurer of Ontario Fingerlakes Beekeepers
    President of New York State Beekeepers
    Board member of CDAT
    Committee member for Garlic Festival -Event Planning committee Member of New England Canvas manufacturers
    Member of American Textile Trade
    Advisory to Historic Geneva - Events Committe
  • Phelps BDTC SecretaryKristine Beniamino-SchererA Cutting Edge Salon & Spa, Owner Operator
    Crosscreek Church Palmyra, Guest Services Director
    Phelps American Legion Auxiliary
Board Members
  • Phelps BDTC Board MemberDarcy DiPane Yorkshire Inn

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