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Finger Lakes shines at ‘al fresco flx’

In a Finger “Laking” good mix of sharp minds and entrepreneurial passion, leaders of local tourism, agriculture, fine food and beverage, and the farm-to-table movement came together Monday to share stories and strategies for growth.

The occasion: the first ever “al fresco flx” event, hosted by the Canandaigua Chamber of Commerce and LNB Banking at the Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Geneva Lakefront Resort and Finger Lakes Welcome Center.

“Today was to bring together people who wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity to get together,” said Canandaigua Chamber Executive Director Ethan Fogg. “The idea of small business or entrepreneurship is on the upswing. People are going out on their own, and I want them to be able to do that successfully.”

It was an event first sketched on the back of a napkin as Fogg mused about what would help tourism businesses and industries help one another.

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