Impact Program


WCNY celebrates local businesses across Central New York with Impact Giveback Program; promoting business resilience, recovery, revival.

In partnership with Ithaca College, WCNY selected 60 businesses across the region to participate in video production, digital marketing, print advertising, and more to support business efforts to revive and thrive in a post-pandemic economy.

Impact Giveback will air across three episodes in three consecutive months between August and October!

Episode 1

Episode 2

Episode 3


60 selected businesses for participation in WCNY’s Impact Giveback Program

  • Francesca Photographers
  • Cooperative Federal Credit Union
  • NEHDA, Inc
  • Matthews Salon Spa
  • Element on Water
  • From The Ground Up Therapeutic Horsemanship, Inc.
  • University United Methodist Church
  • Genesee Cleaners LLC
  • Angelo Dry Cleaner
  • CNY Uniforms Plus
  • The Treehouse Reading and Arts Center
  • Make-A-Wish Central New York
  • Light Work
  • United Way of the Mohawk Valley
  • Lasting Impression Tours Inc.
  • On Point for College
  • The Shoppes at Johnny Appleseed
  • Mindful Yoga, LLC
  • Gypsy Freedom, LLC
  • Quilts By Commission
  • Armoured One, LLC
  • Little Lukes Preschool & Childcare Center
  • Waterloo Chiropractic PLLC
  • ArtRage Gallery
  • Paleontological Research Institution
  • Musical Associates of CNY dba Symphoria
  • Syracuse Stage
  • Skaneateles Festival, Inc.
  • Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology (MOST)
  • Capitol Arts Complex
  • Pau’s General Store LLC
  • Cazenovia Artisans
  • Stone Quarry Hill Art Park
  • Syracuse City Ballet
  • CNY Jazz Central
  • Buffalo Street Books
  • Big Blue North Recording Studio
  • Wildlfowers Armory, Inc.
  • Wunderbar Syr LLC
  • Pennsylvania Yankee Theatre Company
  • State Theatre of Ithaca, Inc.
  • SubCat Music Studios LLC
  • Dizzy Lizzie’s Farm
  • Pyramids Halal Meat
  • Habibas Ethiopian Kitchen
  • Miss Prissy’s LLC
  • Scratch Bakehouse LLC
  • Cafe at 407
  • Chef Brian Isbell
  • Thanos Import Market
  • FoJo Beans, LLC
  • Cathy’s Cookie Kitchen
  • Sinbad Deli, Sweets & Ice Cream LLC
  • Octane Social House
  • Showboat Motel, Restaurant & Bar
  • Salt of the Earth
  • New Age Renewable Energy
  • Flour and Salt Bakery LLC
  • Food Bank of Central New York