WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (WENY) -- A two day leadership conference kicked off earlier today in Watkins Glen. Local business leaders, along with members of the community gathered to be inspired by ideas.
The SPARK Leadership Conference brings together several individuals that have been impactful on our regions economy. From company CEO's to land developers, they all try to better the region's economy and tourism. Betsey Hale, President of Three Rivers Development Corporation, talked about how SPARK helps unite local counties.
"There are people here from Chemung, Schuyler, Stuben, and Tompkins Counties. They're here really to learn not only how to become leaders in their own profession, but leaders in the region. When we look at economic development, we look at how to market the region around the world, to bring companies here. To attract new wealth to the region."
The SPARK conference concludes tomorrow afternoon in the Harbor Hotel.