Chemung Chamber Webinar: Communicating in a Time of Crisis

[ELMIRA, NY] – On Wednesday, April 29, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Dusty Hewit of Long Run Communications will help business owners and professionals understand strategies for communicating during a time of crisis. The webinar is part of the Chemung Chamber’s Educational Series sponsored by Chemung Canal Trust Company.

The swift spread of COVID-19 and the associated changes to each individual’s personal and professional lives are good reminders of how important communication is in a time of crisis. Whether dealing with a classic PR catastrophe or a sudden, fundamental shift in business practices brought about by a global pandemic, some basic communications rules apply. Participants will learn how to organize the swirl of messages, mobilize teams, and make people feel great about their brand through seriously tough times.

With almost 20 years of experience in communications supporting hospitals/health care, economic development, education, and more, Dusty Hewit knows where teams often fall short is in the area of discipline. Hewit says, “I started Long Run Communications because I believe that a blend of skills, experience, and discipline is the best roadmap to success.”

Click here to register. This webinar is free for Chamber members and only $5 for non-members to attend. Participants will receive call-in details after registering. Registration is required.

The Chamber will continue to offer webinars throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to keep the business community informed and empowered. To stay current with virtual events, visit, email to subscribe to the Chamber’s mailing list, or follow the Chemung County Chamber of Commerce on social media.


For more than 100 years, the Chemung County Chamber of Commerce has been the leading voice of business in the region. Through efforts in such diverse areas as local, State, and Federal legislation, small business concerns, tourism promotion and economic development, the Chamber works daily to enhance the economic well-being and quality of life in Chemung County. With nearly 20,000 employees representing more than 500 member firms, the Chamber is the largest full-time, professionally staffed business organization in the region. It is governed by a representative group of members serving as the Board of Directors. The mission of the Chemung County Chamber of Commerce is to represent the business community in the promotion of the prosperity and the quality of life throughout its service area.

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