2021 – 22 Membership

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2021 - 22 Membership

What a crazy year 2020 was! Life as we knew it went from easy-going, carefree mobility to a lockdown situation. We were required to stay 6 feet away from each other, wear mask coverings, homeschool our own children, visit our loved ones through windows, miss family or friend gatherings, all in the sake of keeping us safe.
We each have had to deal with running our businesses in ways that worked for us. Closing down for some time. Furloughing employees. Installing barriers and disinfectant stations. Changing store open hours. Limiting services we could offer. Creating online shopping opportunities. Offer curbside service… the list goes on.
As we find our bearings in 2021 and with the availability of vaccines we each are hoping to reconnect with friends, family and customers while still being cognizant that we are not yet out of the woods.
Your Seneca Falls Business Association, though not scheduling meetings, has continued working for your benefit throughout 2020.

2020 IAWL Holiday Lights Contest Winners

SENECA FALLS, NY, DECEMBER 10, 2020 — All the votes are in, and the winners of the It’s A Wonderful Holiday Lights Contest in Seneca Falls have been tabulated. The contest, sponsored by the It’s A Wonderful Life Festival Committee, was judged by nine judges ranging from age 14 to 71, male and female, from all walks of life.
Each house scored points by the judges for: Attention to Detail; Creativity; Theme; Curb Appeal and Originality. The houses were entered by their owners into the category of their choosing. The Clarence Award -Your display is so bright, Clarence can see your lights from above!; The Uncle Billy Award – Best use of holiday characters (Frosty, Santa, Mrs. Claus, Rudolph, Buddy the Elf, etc.); Mr. Potter’s Award – Best traditional Christmas display that has an organized aesthetically pleasing appearance or theme; The Mary Bailey Award – Best use of non-lighting decoration (Holiday wreaths, garland, ribbons and bows.).
Unfortunately none of the contestants chose to compete for the MARY BAILEY AWARD.
“It’s a real shame we won’t be giving out the Mary Bailey Award,” said Allison Kelly one of the committee members, “we saw a large number of houses that would definitely have been perfect for that award.”
Three winners have been chosen for each category with the first place winner receiving $600, the second place winner receiving $300, and the third place winner receiving $100.
Winners of the CLARENCE AWARD are:
1st Place – Joe Dingledein at 75 Chapel St.,
2ndPlace – Christine Bethin at 2 Hep Dr.,
3rd Place – Renata Jones at 217 Fall St.

Winners of the UNCLE BILLY AWARD are:
1st Place – Mike Morganti at 14 John St.,
2ndPlace – Brittany Laird at 57 Mynderse St.,
3rd Place – Theresa Patchen at 22 Courtney Dr.

Winners of the MR. POTTER AWARD are:
1st Place – Jerry Antosh at 238 Fall St.,
2ndPlace – Shelly Bachman at 40 Chapel St., 3
rd Place – Jan Caraccilo at 13 Leland Dr.

Each contestant was additionally invited to submit a picture of their house to be eligible to win the Facebook Fan Favorite prize by receiving “likes” on the It’s a Wonderful Life Festival Facebook page. Over 3200 likes were received with a very close race towards the end for the favorite.

The winner of the $500 prize with 466 likes is Ryan VanDoran of 67 E. Bayard St.

Follow this LINK to view all the houses

Facebook Lights Contest Voting

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIGHTS CONTEST JUDGING HAS BEGUN!!

Judging has begun and will continue through Wednesday for the 38 houses in the It’s A Wonderful Holiday Lights Contest in Seneca Falls, NY.  

Unlike the FB Fan Favorite $500 Prize, the registrants chose from 4 different categories to be judged in by a team of IAWL judges.  $4000 in prize money will be distributed into the four categories with each category having 3 winners.  Each 1st place winner will receive $600, 2nd place receives $300 and 3rd place will receive $100.

The categories are:
The Clarence Award – Your display is so bright, Clarence can see your lights from above!
The Mary Bailey Award – Best use of non-lighting decoration (Holiday wreaths, garland, ribbons and bows.)
 
The Uncle Billy Award – Best use of holiday characters (Frosty, Santa, Mrs. Claus, Rudolph, Buddy the Elf, etc.)
 
Mr. Potter’s Award –  Best traditional Christmas display that has an organized aesthetically pleasing appearance or theme.
 
Each house will be judged on: Attention to detail; Creativity; Theme; Curb appeal; Originality.
 
The winners of the Lights Contest prizes as well as the FB Fan Favorite will be announced on Friday December 11.  If you would like to take a drive to see all of the houses being judged, print out this list and guess who the winners are!
Select HERE to go to Facebook and vote

2020 Trick or Treat

The SFBA Board of Directors has carefully considered its options for the annual Downtown Trick or Treat Event and, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the decision by the SF Community Center to not hold an After Party as in previous years, we have chosen to offer some changes to this year’s event. 

It has been suggested that we hold the event in People’s Park, where stations can be set up so there will be a single line and one direction of travel.  You are invited to participate or provide treats if you like, which will be distributed at a station assigned to your business either by yourself or a volunteer.

We need your help to decide if and how this year’s Trick or Treat event will be held. Every S.F.B.A. member and local businesses would have received a 2020 Downtown Trick or Treat questionnaire to complete and return to the Downtown Deli or email to senecafallsba@outlook.com by October 14th.

If you didn’t receive one, click HERE to download the form

Welcome Autumn

Let’s MOVE ON FROM THIS PANDEMIC and invite our visitors and residents to stroll, browse, and shop locally by displaying a hometown welcome through a fun outdoor autumn theme.

Decorate your windows and outside sidewalk space with pumpkins, hay bales, scarecrows, mums, and whatever else you can find to create a whimsy and fun environment. Incorporating your business specialty would be a really nice touch and show that you have given extra thought to your display.

Your creation should be displayed by October 1 and be left in place until Thanksgiving. 

THEN . . . it’s time to put all your effort into Christmas!  Have a great holiday season!

 

Updates

This is a work in progress.

To locate a business or for the complete listing of current SFBA Member Businesses select ‘Business Listing’ above.

Check for updates and additions frequently.

 

New Website – New Look

The Seneca Falls Business Association is pleased to announce the launch of their new website. The site will include the latest news about all the wonderful Businesses, contact details, new openings and special events. 

https://sfba.senecafalls.com/