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Business of the Month: Waste Management

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Waste Management High Acres Open House

2017 High Acres Open House

Each year, Americans generate more than 250 million tons of garbage, of which we recycle almost 100 million tons. Garbage isn’t something that we like to think about very often, but the work of our country’s landfill and recycling companies is vital for keeping our areas clean and reducing the possibility of illness.

In our area, Waste Management (WM) is one such company, and they are the Canal Connection Business of the Month for August. WM is the leading provider of comprehensive waste management services in North America. They provide services that range from collection and disposal for individuals and businesses to recycling and renewable energy generation.

At High Acres Landfill, the Focus is Sustainability

In our Palmyra/Macedon/Walworth area, WM is represented by High Acres Landfill and Recycling Center. A division of Waste Management of New York, LLC, the facility has provided environmentally responsible solid waste management to the region since 1971. High Acres provides organics recycling, renewable energy production, and wildlife habitat management. It’s a non-hazardous facility with operating permits from the NYS Dept of Environmental Conservation.

Waste Management High Acres

High Acres Nature Trail

Located on roughly 1,000 acres straddling the Perinton/Macedon border, the facility is far more than a garbage dump. It includes the award-winning High Acres Nature Area, 250 acres of community trails, wildlife habitat protection, and interactive learning options. It’s certified by the Wildlife Habitat Council, and welcomes the public to come and walk, jog, run, or ski the four miles of trails.

Renewable Energy is Key

Today’s modern, engineered landfill is an environmentally sound system for waste disposal. Landfills offer a clean, renewable energy resource that is generated  through the decomposition of the waste. This resource is called landfill gas, and it’s a natural byproduct of waste as it decomposes.

Some landfills collect this gas and burn it—destroying a substance that can, when used properly, can bring great benefit to our communities. At High Acres, this gas is used to create green energy, by turning it into electricity. The facility generates enough energy to power nearly 10,000 homes and replace 180,000 barrels of oil each year.

All are Welcome
Waste Management High Acres Scout Day

Scout Day at High Acres

You might not think that visiting a landfill would be much fun, but at High Acres, frequent events showcase the facility and provide an afternoon of entertainment and learning for the whole family. An annual open house features local vendors, demonstrations, and free food. Girl and Boy Scouts and school groups often tour the facility to learn more about the waste cycle and picnic at the Nature Area. Three baseball fields at High Acres are maintained by WM for the enjoyment of area residents. WM also provides an area on the landfill property for a training facility used by local fire departments.

Find Out More

Want to learn more about Waste Management’s High Acres facility? Check out their website, where you can find out details on residential drop-off times and customer service, email them at csupstateny@wm.com, or call at 1-800-333-6590.

 


Wayne County Fair Coming to Palmyra August 14-19

Wayne County Fair Harness RaceThe Wayne County Fair, an event that pre-dates the Civil War (the first one was held in 1849) will be held this year on Monday-Saturday, August 14-19, at the fairgrounds at 300 W Jackson Street in Palmyra.

Events Galore!

Each day is jam-packed with events, from harness racing and a rooster crowing contest on Monday to tractor pulls and a pancake breakfast on Friday. You’ll find the full schedule of events here.

Vendors Wanted at Wayne County Fair

Business owners and oWayne County Fair Palmyra Union Agricultural Society buildingrganizations are invited to set up a vendor booth at the fair. You can sign up for your space online, or call Linda Valley at 315-945-7158 or 315-502-4072 for more info, or email her at lindavalley@hotmail.com.

Businesses may also be interested in becoming a Fair sponsor. Get your business or organization name in front of the Fair’s 35,000+ visitors. For information on how you can showcase your business with a sponsorship package, click here, or contact Tamara Hutter at 315-573-2515 or via email at waynecountyfairny@gmail.com.

Want more information on the Fair? Check out their website at http://www.waynecountyfair.org/.

 


Walmart Offers Grocery Pickup Service

Walmart of Macedon, a member of the Canal Connection Chamber of Commerce, debuted a new free service at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, May 3. Customers of the store, at 425 State Route 31, can now place their order online or via a smartphone app for grocery items. Items available include fresh produce, meats, and organic groceries. Orders placed before 10 am may be picked up on the same day, where it will be delivered right to your car.

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Macedon Walmart manager Celia Eimer explains the new service to reporters.

“This will be a very beneficial service to our community,” said Chamber President Shelly Conboy. “It’s especially useful for busy parents, individuals with a physical impairment, or anyone in heels! The people of Macedon Walmart share a passion to give back and work with the community. I am excited to bring them on as a new member to our Chamber. I look forward to partnering with them in the upcoming year on this and other initiatives.”

An Easy-to-Use Service

To participate, customers go to walmart.com/grocery or download the the Walmart grocery app to their smartphones, enter their zip codes to select their local store, and create their shopping list from more than 30,000 grocery items. During checkout, they select a time to pick up their orders. Highly-trained personal shoppers will select and bag their order. At the pick-up time, the customer can park in specially-marked parking spaces and call a designated number. An associate will retrieve the order and load it in the customer’s car. As an added bonus, customers may take $10 off their first order of $50 or more by using the code WOWFRESH during checkout.

 
The service is available every day from 8 am to 8 pm. “In the name of convenience people just like things that are fast and convenient and it’s another way we can provide excellent customer service through Walmart,” said store manager Celia Eimer.

 


Tri-R Floors Opens in Macedon

Tri-R Floors on Route 31 in Macedon

Tri-R Floors on Route 31 in Macedon

Richard and Jane Roberts are pleased to announce the opening of their design center, Tri-R Floors, Inc., at 1116B Route 31, Macedon, NY 14502. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held on Saturday, April 6 at 10 am.

Richard Roberts has more than 30 years of experience as an installer of flooring in the Rochester and Syracuse areas. He has worked extensively with commercial properties including hotels, motels, and hospitals, as well as for individual clients.

Helping Customer Envision Their Floors

The Tri-R Floors design center will allow clients to view samples of flooring options by manufacturers such as Daltile and Mohawk. “We can do mock-ups of rooms so that people can see the options available to them,” says Roberts. “We offer personalized service to ensure that our customers can see the full range of options available for them.”

The Tri-Floors team prides itself on wholesale-to-the-public pricing and full installation services. They also offer custom installation of granite countertops. “We’re delighted to be serving the Palmyra and Macedon regions,” says Roberts. “This is a lifelong dream come true.”

For store hours and further information, contact Roberts at 315-538-8587 or tri_r_floorsdesign@yahoo.com.​


Chamber Co-Sponsors Holistic Health Fair

Macedon Public Library was the site for an Alternative and Holistic Health Fair, sponsored by the library and the Canal Connection Chamber of Commerce, which was held on Saturday, April 22 (which also happened to be Earth Day). Nearly a dozen exhibitors were present, representing holistic healing practices ranging from chiropractic to homeopathy to essential oils. They explained and demonstrated their services and offered samples to more than 30 attendees. The event was free and open to the public.

A Win-Win for the Community

“Patrons have often asked about having such a fair, and they certainly have an appetite for alternative and holistic medical literature,” said library director Stacey Wicksall. “Keeping this in mind, it seemed that offering the fair would be of value to the community. They would have the opportunity to meet local practitioners and sample some of their treatments to get a better sense of what alternatives appeal.  Also, for the local practitioners, the fair helped them to reach new clients, which means they, hopefully, will be able to continue offering their services in the area.  It’s a win-win!”

Chamber of Commerce President Shelly Conboy agreed with Wicksall. “Our successful event,  located in a central area, provided the community the opportunity to hear about holistic options available to them in our local communities,” she said. “As non-chemical healing  is on the rise, we were happy to support our community members with more education and opportunity to experience them.”

 

 


Face to Face

Face to Face

In the news this last weekend, Palmyra, New York, was the home for a Face to Face with Youth Discussion for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (a Canal Connection Chamber of Commerce member).  Broadcast live from the Smith Farm in Palmyra, New York, this one-of-a-kind event is estimated to have an audience of over 1.5 million viewers.  While live feeds joined two other groups – one in England, and the other in South Africa – it was streamed on social media.

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Youth Co-hosts wave to youth in South Africa (photo courtesy photography by db walton llc)

Several youth in the Palmyra area participated in the event.  Palmyra’s very own Katelyn Jones (Pal-Mac High School) played piano for a special musical number.  Furthermore, other participants came from surrounding areas like Rochester, Ithaca, Buffalo and more.  This was a program for youth, by the youth.

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Pal-Mac Student Katelyn Jones sneaks a cookie after the broadcast.

Palmyra’s Impact

In a post-production interview, President Henry B. Eyring and Elder Jeffrey R. Holland acknowledged how grateful they are to the residents and people of Palmyra.  In their acknowledgement of church members coming from all over the world to visit Palmyra, they said Palmyra was a type of Mecca for members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  They expressed their appreciation for hospitality shown by the good citizens of Palmyra.

To understand Palmyra’s roll in the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, one can visit http://history.lds.org.  Virtual tours of these sites are found on this site.  (A special note:  Many of the photographs provided on this site come from Palmyra’s own D. Brent Walton, CPP, Cr.Photog. owner of photography by db walton llc.)

Summary

In conclusion, this one-of-a-kind event is never to be repeated. Seen all over the world, our tiny Village of Palmyra had its impact last weekend.  Most of all, the dignitaries from Salt Lake City, Utah, gave public thanks to our tiny village.

The full broadcast can be seen here (click here).

A special News Report by KSL TV, Salt Lake City, is viewed here.  In this broadcast they show the Palmyra Pharmacy.

And, here’s one that explains the event…