Published Aug 4, 2016 at 4:00pm
JULY 20, 2016 – Utica, NY – A recent study released by Empire State Development and the I Love NY; Division of Travel & Tourism reports that visitors spending in Oneida County totaled more than $1.3 Billion dollars in 2015. Oneida County represents 62% of the Central New York Region’s travel and tourism sales. Visitor spending across the Central New York Region totaled $2.1 Billion in 2015, supporting 35,986 jobs. The Central New York Vacation Region is comprised of Oneida, Otsego, Schoharie, Broome, Chenango, Southern Herkimer, Madison, and Montgomery counties. Traveler spending in the region rose 3.7% in 2015.
ONEIDA COUNTY TOURISM HOLDS ANNUAL MEETING;
Oneida Nation Homelands (October 1, 2015) – Turning Stone Resort Casino announced today its world-class Las Vegas-style entertainment venue, The Showroom, has won the G2E Casino Entertainment Award for Showroom of the Year. The Casino Entertainment Awards are the only industry awards honoring outstanding artists, executives and venues in the casino entertainment industry. The Showroom at Turning Stone was up against other elite showrooms and theaters including Northern Lights Theater in Potawatomi Hotel & Casino and Grand Event Center at Golden Nugget Lake Charles.
Traveler Spending Exceeded $2 Billion in 2014 across Eight Counties
American Hockey League President and CEO David Andrews has announced that the league has named the Utica Comets as the 2014-15 recipients of the President’s Award. The announcements came Wednesday evening at a gala reception during the AHL Board of Governors’ Annual Meeting at Hilton Head Island, S.C. The President’s Awards are given to an AHL organization for overall excellence, as well as to an AHL player in recognition of his outstanding accomplishments in the past year. Brian O’Neill, of the Manchester Monarchs was the other President’s Award winner.
We all know how important and vital snowmobiling is to Oneida County. We have 13 individual clubs here that make up the Oneida County Area Snowmobile Assoc (OCASA). Each club is 100% run by volunteers donating what ends up being 1000’s, yes 1000’s of hours of their own free time to make snowmobiling happen here in Oneida County and that includes everything from speaking with landowners, to building the trails and the countless hours spent grooming them. Many of them get little to no thanks for their efforts but they continue to push on anyway just for the love of the sport.