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Small Biz Spotlight - Keuka Watersports, Hammondsport, NY

Updated October 15, 2018 7:03 PM
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Owners: Robyn and Lance Locey

Can you share some information about you and your business?

My family and I grew up on Keuka Lake enjoying the summers on the water. This experience is what really led us to start this business because we want to show others how to get out on the water and have fun. We opened in 2003 with just two rental boats, one jet-ski, and twelve storage unit customers. Since then, we have expanded to several rental boats, jet-skis, kayaks, paddleboards, sailboats, and have stored well over 1,000 boats in and around our 12,000 sq. foot indoor winter storage facility. We have also been able to expand into boat sales, primarily with pontoon and deck boats.

What is your business philosophy?

The key to our business is to provide a good product for our customers and take care of them as a strong family business. We really strive to make boating fun, safe, and easy.

What motivated you to talk with Corning Credit Union about your business needs?

I was struggling with business loans with our previous bank and a friend of mine said “why don’t you try the credit union?” Now Corning Credit Union has all of our business, so it worked out great.

How has CCU helped your business?

We originally started with a different bank but as we grew, we needed more funding and CCU made that happen.  CCU helps us to grow year after year – which allows us to expand our business. It’s a win-win!