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Gaffer District Business Association

Corning, NY - The Gaffer Business Association (GDBA) represents and supports all businesses in Corning's Gaffer District through advocacy, events, marketing, and open communication.  Our goal is to connect with partner organizations and the community at large to create an environment that is most conducive to prosperity and success.

We work closely with Corning's Gaffer District to share information on behalf of business owners and ensure an open line of communication among all stakeholders.  we believe that by taking advantage of these networks and opportunities, we can build a sustainable business climate in Corning and attract new visitors and customers to shop local.

Sean Lukasik, President of the GDBA, "I get to learn from some of the smartest , most ambitious people in our community every day.  It's interesting to hear about their strategies for customer service, employee development, and successful entrepreneurship.  Every business is unique, and it is through shared experiences, that we grow and thrive as a community."

In addition to closed group conversations, the GDBA meets monthly to discuss these experiences and learn about new opportunities.  If your business is located in Corning's Gaffer District, contact us today to be part of the discussion. 

Contact Sean Lukasik, President of GDBA at 607-654-6010 or email

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