The Geneva City Council has established “Talent Capitalization” among their strategic imperatives for achieving our vision for Geneva. To that end, staff continues to evaluate operations and identify areas where public-private partnerships will provide a higher level of service to our customer-investors, as well as reduce costs when compared with traditional service delivery methods. The following firms/organizations have been instrumental in our success in delivering value.
Lyons National Bank
The City entered into our primary banking relationship in 2012 with Lyons National Bank, a homegrown, regional financial partner. What started as a simple review of banking activity evolved into a public-private partnership that has already saved Geneva residents and businesses thousands of dollars, in addition to enhancing our investment earnings. LNB is responsible not only for banking and investment management for the City, but also manages our customer service programs for tax and utility collection, as well as workers’ compensation programming.
Check out Lyons National Bank’s website here.
Geneva Area Chamber of Commerce
Since the 1990’s the Geneva Area Chamber of Commerce has manned our “front door” for visitors to the City. The Chamber of Commerce manages our Visitors’ Center operation on Geneva’s spectacular Seneca Lakefront. They greet thousands of visitors each year, and reach out to potential guests with their annual publication of the Geneva Visitors’ guide. Also, in 2010, the Chamber was named a primary economic development partner by the City, and charged with enhancing the visitor experience at our Envision Geneva economic development summit.
Learn more about the Chamber here.
Geneva Business Improvement District
The BID was formed in the 1980’s to promote the downtown district through architectural preservation, business recruitment and retention, planning, and marketing. Today, the BID represents our primary partner in developing downtown into a vibrant, 24-hour district with live-work opportunities, shopping, dining, and cultural attractions. As part of a strategic partnership, the BID also provides beautification and maintenance for public facilities in downtown.
Learn more about the Geneva BID here.
Geneva Historical Society
The City generates thousands of public records each year. Thanks to a strategic partnership with the Geneva Historical Society, those documents find a home in a climate-controlled, disaster proofed facility; preserved for future generations to utilize for reference, research, and policy development.
Learn more about the Historical Society here.
Geneva Industrial Development Agency
The Geneva Industrial Development Agency serves as a premier economic development partner for the City. In a four-way partnership with Ontario County, the City of Geneva, and non-profit partner Geneva Growth, the IDA owns and manages the City’s industrial park on Forge Avenue. Additionally, the IDA owns the Geneva Enterprise Development Center; a production, service, and office incubator located in the former American Can facility on Genesee Street.
In: Site. Architecture
One of the offerings of our Neighborhood Resource Center is technical and design assistance offered by skilled architects, well-versed in the concepts of adaptive reuse and revitalization of urban housing stock. This service is provided through a public-private partnership with In: Site. Architecture. The firm’s primary offices are located in Perry, New York, with a branch in the former Civic Center property; just across the hall from the Neighborhood Resource Center.
For more information on I:S.A, click here.
Much of the vast information infrastructure utilized by the City of Geneva is operated and maintained through a strategic partnership with Integrated Systems. The firm built and operates the City’s downtown WIFI system, including a sophisticated network of crime prevention cameras and other equipment. The firm also provides strategic planning and data and information server support as well as day to day direct customer assistance to all City employees.
For more information on Integrated Systems, click here.