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Messenger Post: CNB Supports Farmington Community

May 10, 2012

Messenger Post: New Banners Welcome Travelers to Farmington

Farmington, N.Y. — Hundreds of commuters and tourists travel through the town’s main intersection at Routes 332 and 96 every day.

Now they’ll only need to look up to know what community they’re in.
Seven green and white “Welcome to Farmington” banners went up on poles near the intersection on Monday, May 7. It’s the latest piece of the ongoing Gateway Project, aimed at giving the growing town a central hub and greater sense of community.

“This goes hand-in-hand with the commitment we made to improve Farmington,” said Farmington Business Council Chairman John Malvaso.

“We noticed that every other town in the surrounding area had banners and we thought it would be a nice touch to put them in Farmington.”

Farmington Chamber of Commerce President Cal Cobb was grateful for the spirit of collaboration on the part of all.

“(We) partnered with the Village of Victor and they graciously sent a village “bucket truck” or “cherry picker” over to put them up,” said Cobb.

Costing about $1,000, the banners are but a small part of the estimated $100,000 Gateway Project. The centerpiece of the project is a redesign of the land directly in front of the Farmington Commons plaza that is now home to CVS Pharmacy and Finger Lakes Coffee Roasters, to name a few. A paver block walkway with an 18-foot central clock tower will be flanked by park benches, picnic tables, and a large, landscaped area with trees and hedges.

The project’s groundbreaking ceremony was held in late March and work has since started on the site.

Malvaso said about $60,000 has been raised so far toward the project, all from private donations. The plaza owners, the Stathopoulos family, gave the largest single donation of $20,000, said Malvaso, president of FSI Systems.

Ingleside Machine Co., Canandaigua National Bank, DiFelice Construction, Finger Lakes Casino and Race Track, Buffalo Hotel Supply, Farmington Gardens Apartments, F.F. Thompson Hospital, New Energy Works, FSI Systems, have also made contributions along with the Farmington-Victor Kiwanis Club and the Victor-Farmington Rotary Club.

The business council, which is an adjunct of the Farmington Chamber of Commerce, is also getting a boost in fundraising through the sale of the brick paver blocks that will be used on the project. They cost $100 apiece and will be engraved with donors’ names.

“We’ve been overwhelmed with the community’s support of this project,” said Cal Cobb, president of the chamber.

Cobb has worked closely with the business council on the project. “When it is complete, we’re certain it will be something the community will be proud of,” he said.

Hundreds of commuters and tourists travel through the town’s main intersection at Routes 332 and 96 every day.

Now they’ll only need to look up to know what community they’re in.
Seven green and white “Welcome to Farmington” banners went up on poles near the intersection on Monday, May 7. It’s the latest piece of the ongoing Gateway Project, aimed at giving the growing town a central hub and greater sense of community.

“This goes hand-in-hand with the commitment we made to improve Farmington,” said Farmington Business Council Chairman John Malvaso.

“We noticed that every other town in the surrounding area had banners and we thought it would be a nice touch to put them in Farmington.”

Farmington Chamber of Commerce President Cal Cobb was grateful for the spirit of collaboration on the part of all.

“(We) partnered with the Village of Victor and they graciously sent a village “bucket truck” or “cherry picker” over to put them up,” said Cobb.

Costing about $1,000, the banners are but a small part of the estimated $100,000 Gateway Project. The centerpiece of the project is a redesign of the land directly in front of the Farmington Commons plaza that is now home to CVS Pharmacy and Finger Lakes Coffee Roasters, to name a few. A paver block walkway with an 18-foot central clock tower will be flanked by park benches, picnic tables, and a large, landscaped area with trees and hedges.

The project’s groundbreaking ceremony was held in late March and work has since started on the site.

Malvaso said about $60,000 has been raised so far toward the project, all from private donations. The plaza owners, the Stathopoulos family, gave the largest single donation of $20,000, said Malvaso, president of FSI Systems.

Ingleside Machine Co., Canandaigua National Bank, DiFelice Construction, Finger Lakes Casino and Race Track, Buffalo Hotel Supply, Farmington Gardens Apartments, F.F. Thompson Hospital, New Energy Works, FSI Systems, have also made contributions along with the Farmington-Victor Kiwanis Club and the Victor-Farmington Rotary Club.

The business council, which is an adjunct of the Farmington Chamber of Commerce, is also getting a boost in fundraising through the sale of the brick paver blocks that will be used on the project. They cost $100 apiece and will be engraved with donors’ names.

“We’ve been overwhelmed with the community’s support of this project,” said Cal Cobb, president of the chamber.

Cobb has worked closely with the business council on the project. “When it is complete, we’re certain it will be something the community will be proud of,” he said.