ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) - Local businesses and organizations got the change to network and learn from each other.

Elmira College hosted the Twin Tiers Ties Community Expo at First Arena Thursday. 

It gave businesses the opportunity to showcase their products and services. Seminars also covered subjects like the local economy, history, and entrepreneurship all focused on the Twin Tiers.

Local college students were also able to meet potential employers.

"They're able to get information on local businesses, particularly in the field that they are looking to seek employment into once they finish their degree," says Manda Lewis, Financial Advisor, H&H Financial Group.

A portion of the proceeds from the event is being donated to the Food Bank of the Southern Tier and the Economic Opportunity Program.