Local Business Partners With The Chemung River Friends
Elmira, N.Y. (WENY) -- A local business is hoping to set an example to the community by lending a hand in their own back yard. Copy Express and Office Equipment Source, on West Water Street, are parenting with The Chemung River Friends to help protect the Chemung River. Copy Express has already begun cleaning up and protecting the river!
The company hopes to set an example for other businesses along the Chemung River. They are also donating signs and materials to the non-profit. "For the last 20 or 30 years, especially downtown has literally turned their back on the river. Stores and apartments were built facing Water Street, and they did not care about the back. That's all changed and they have realized this is a great, beautiful river flowing in our backyards, let's use it!," said Jim Pfiffer, Executive Director of the Chemung River Friends.
"We brought some of our employees, had a nice team cleaning up the river and seeing the river from a different angle that we normally would never see it," said Mike Mitchell, Co-Owner of Copy Express and Office Equipment Source. Both Copy Express and The Chemung River Friends hope their partnership will inspire other local businesses to get involved in the community.
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