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2019 Annual Meeting and Tourism Excellence Awards

Wednesday, September 25
3:00 PM Departure from Holiday Inn, Auburn, NY for Izzos White Barn Winery.
3:15 PM Izzos White Barn Winery (IWBW) is a 500 case farm winery on 14 manicured acres. Family owned and operated, their casual approach offers a relaxed atmosphere for tasting hand crafted small batch wines. Conveniently located along routes NY5 & US20 in Cayuga NY, 8 miles west of Auburn. Attendees will be greeted with a traditional New York State wine, a tour of the barn, sample additional wines complimented by cheeses while discussing the Izzo Family approach to the business of wine and tourism.

The experience will continue with NYS Canal Corporation and a of discovery at the Old Erie Canal Park - Port Byron including a draft at the "Erie House".

Thursday, September 26

11:30 AM Annual Meeting with Lunch - Holiday Inn, Auburn, NY
2:00 PM 10x10 | 1 on 1 Media Sessions
4:45 PM Shuttles to Seward House depart
5:00 PM Welcome Reception and Tour Seward House Museum
6:00 PM Craft Beverage & Small Bite Pairing - NYS Equal Rights Heritage Center catered by Springside Inn
6:30 PM Local Foods Grazing Station - NYS Equal Rights Heritage Center
8:00 PM Sip and Stroll - Downtown Auburn, NY - Optional (additional fee)

Friday, September 27
8:30 AM Board of Directors Meeting
9:30 AM 2019 Tourism Excellence Awards Brunch - Holiday Inn, Auburn
11:30 AM I Love NY presentation with Ross Levi, Executive Director & VP, NYS Division of Tourism /Empire State Development
12:00 PM TPA meeting with Ross Levi
2:00 PM Cruise on Skaneateles Lake with Mid-Lake Navigation | UPDATE -New York's Best Experiences
welcomes attendees to the Friday cruise with Mid Lakes Navigation on Skaneateles Lake and will be covering the tickets for NYSTIA attendees reserving.