Chapter 19 Events

Tour the Sunoco Ethanol Plant with SME on 9/19/18 at 4:30pm                                                                                    

Did you ever wonder what a defunct brewery looks like after it transitions into one of the most technologically advanced biofuel production facilities in the United States?  Find out how Sunoco created an advanced facility that can produce over 85 million gallons of fuel-grade ethanol per year (Official Fuel of NASCAR®), millions of pounds of dried distillers grains, and two million gallons of corn oil. 

The plant spans more than 90 acres and boasts one of the largest privately owned rail yards in the Northeast with more than six miles of track. Don’t miss this tour!

Dress: Closed-toe shoes, long pants, long sleeved shirts.  If you have your own safety glasses and hard hat, please bring them.

Date:                         Wednesday, September 19, 2018 

Time:                          4:30pm. Please arrive by 4:15 in order to clear security

Location:                  376 Owens Rd, Fulton, NY 13069 (same sight as 1886 Malthouse).

Directions: 481 north. Take Rte 57 S. exit (left turn). At about .9 miles turn left at the white brick wall with blue sign: Sunoco Agri-Business@RiverviewPark.  

For those interested, we will continue the conversation over dinner & drinks at Blue Moon Grill, 122 Cayuga St, Fulton 13069.

RSVP by Wed 9/12 to Mandy @ 315-432-8905 or 


Stickley Tour

Tour Stickley Furniture with SME on 10/17/18 at 4:00pm

This is a great opportunity to learn more about Stickley Furniture, maker of premium hardwood furniture for over 100 years. The Stickley brothers’ early passion for excellence is carried on today with commitment to innovative design, quality and value. This company is a piece of Central New York history, indeed American history, crafting a product that is passed down through generations. Join us as we see how they build “furniture that creates, and carries, memories across time”.

Closed-toed shoes appropriate for industrial environment required.

Date:                         Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Time:                          4:00pm. Please arrive a few minutes early

Cost:                          $10 for non-members

Location:                  1 Stickley Drive, Manlius, 13104

For those interested, we will continue the conversation over dinner and drinks at Scenic Root, 301 Fayette St (Rte 92), Manlius, 13104. It’s a stone’s throw from Stickley.

RSVP by 10/11 to Mandy @ 315-432-8905 or