Sean Campbell, Communication Assistant

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September Business After Hours To Be Held At Ithaca ReUse Center

In partnership with Tompkins County Recycling and Materials Management Division and Challenge Workforce Solutions, Finger Lakes ReUse will be hosting the Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours Event on Wednesday, September 13th from 5 pm – 7 pm at the Ithaca ReUse Center.  Business After Hours are held monthly, and allow business and community leaders to come together for networking and entertainment.  They also give each month’s hosts the opportunity to spotlight their businesses.

Meet the staff, peruse the store, and learn about the proposed expansion of the Reuse Center from Executive Director Diane Cohen. Remarks about the partnership of the ReUse Center with local organizations will be presented by Barbara Eckstrom, Manager of the Tompkins County Recycling and Materials Management and Joe Sammons, Executive Director of Challenge Workforce Solutions.  Food, beverage and cash bar will be provided by Serendipity Catering.

Walk-ins are welcome:

$10 for Members – Pre registered

$15 for Members – At the door

$25 for Non-Members

Registration and directions are available here.



About Finger Lakes ReUse

Finger Lakes ReUse, a charitable nonprofit organization that currently operates two Community ReUse Centers, expanding reuse of materials through convenience, affordability, and accessibility; creating and supporting job training opportunities and living-wage jobs; and teaching repair and reuse skills. In the course of achieving these goals, it strengthens the local economy, builds community, and protects the environment by redirecting materials from the waste stream into productive reuse. For more information, visit

About Tompkins County Recycling and Materials Management Division

The mission of the Department of Recycling and Materials Management is to develop and implement a sustainable materials management strategy for Tompkins County. With a focus on the state’s solid waste management hierarchy, this approach utilizes and prioritizes environmentally sound, cost-effective, socially responsible, and safe practices. This is accomplished through coordinated administrative, operational, and educational programs that maximize diversion with the 4R’s (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Rebuy) as a focal point. For more information, visit

About Challenge Workforce Solutions

Challenge Workforce Solutions is a non-profit located in Ithaca, New York dedicated to helping those with barriers to employment succeed in work. To fulfill that mission Challenge operates multiple social enterprises and provides direct support to individuals facing barriers who work though out the community.  For more information, visit