Platinum Sponsors

Carbone Auto GroupThe Carbone Auto Group traces its roots back to 1929 when19-year-old Joseph Carbone from East Utica decided to combine his passion for cars with his life savings of $40 to start a business. The vision that drove Joe Carbone in 1929 and the steady growth the business experienced under his tutelage became characteristics of the Group that are as alive today as ever. Today, the Carbone Auto Group operates 14 automotive and motorcycle dealerships throughout Central New York, Troy, NY and Southern Vermont. His philosophy of “making friends, not customers” has carried on through three generations of this family owned and operated company. Most importantly, he instilled in his family the responsibility to “always give back to the community we serve”.

For over 85 years, the Carbone Auto Group has taken this responsibility very seriously. Consequently, “Giving Back” is a policy that is followed and encouraged at every level, from the corporate headquarters to each and every dealership. Supporting our local community is very important to the Carbone Auto Group and that is why they are proud to be a major sponsor of Utica Comets hockey.

Galaxy CommunicationsGalaxy Communications, one of the premier privately owned independent media groups in the country, is proud to be the Flagship Station of the Utica Comets! K-Rock 94.9 carries every Comets game, home and away, all season long.A fixture in Utica for 25 years, Galaxy capitalizes on its local ownership to ensure community involvement. Our radio stations, events and sports marketing divisions serve the Mohawk Valley’s listeners and advertisers with the highest level of professionalism. Our Utica stations include Mix 102.5, ESPN 99.1 FM, 96.9 WOUR and, of course, the home of the Comets, K-Rock 94.9!

sponsor_small_labatt.pngIn Canada, the Labatt brewery is as legendary as the beer it makes. Founded in 1847 by John Kinder Labatt, it has survived prohibition, a kidnapping and over 165 years worth of incredible events to become the world’s best-selling Canadian beer.Headquartered in Buffalo, NY, Labatt USA imports Labatt Blue and Labatt Blue Light daily from Canada and is proud to be the official beer of the Utica Comets.

steetponte.jpgWelcome to the Steet-Ponte Auto Group! We are a local family-owned and operated Auto Group located all around the Central New York area. We span throughout the Oneida, Herkimer and Fulton Counties. The Steet Auto Group has been in business for more than 65 years, starting with United Auto Sales of Utica.Founded in 1945, United Auto was originally owned by two local brothers, Joseph G. and Thomas Steet, and is now in its third generation of local owners and operators, by father and son, Joseph A. and Joseph T. Steet.Family values, dedication, and a strong drive are what made the Auto Group grow to what it is today. For more than 30 years, Joseph A. Steet looked across the street while he was working at United Auto and knew he would one day be the owner of the Toyota dealership on 4991 Commercial Drive.In 1995, Joe joined forces with Steve Ponte, Sr. to purchase what is now called Steet Toyota Scion of Yorkville, and that was the start of the Auto Group!Since then, the two have acquired the Scion, Chevrolet, Ford, Lincoln, Volkswagen, and Mazda, brands and an additional Toyota-Scion dealership located in the city of Johnstown, NY. In the last five years, all stores have been renovated and updated to provide our customers with an exceptional experience!Today, both of Joe Steet’s children, Joseph T. and Carly Steet are helping to run the dealerships, and one of Steve Ponte’s children, Steve Jr. is helping to run the Herkimer location. From our family to yours, we welcome you to our locations, and we’ll be with you every step of the way-before, during and after the sale!


Gold Sponsors

sponsor_small_budlight.pngTri-Valley Beverage is 4 time Anheuser-Busch Ambassador of Excellence Winner (2008, 2011, 2012, and 2013). Tri-Valley proudly offers a mixed portfolio of Anheuser-Busch products, Diageo, Heineken, St. Killian imports, and a full craft portfolio (including Lagunitas, Bells, Dogfish Head, Sierra Nevada, Southern Tier, and many more) as well as soft drinks. Tri Valley continues to be a successful wholesaler in New York State through its ongoing effort to always employ the finest people, and its commitment to maintain the most coveted beer portfolio in the area.


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Recognized for the second year in a row as Best Overall Gaming Resort in New York State by Casino Player Magazine, Turning Stone Resort Casino offers something for everyone: Vegas style gaming, Sportsplex indoor golf driving range and racquet sports domes, a nightlife complex, world-class spa services, superb dining choices, dazzling live entertainment and nonstop fun and excitement.

Overnight guests can choose from the AAA Four Diamond and Forbes Travel Guide Four Star rated option to classic accommodations. Enjoy the world's best cuisines in fine dining, award winning restaurants or catch a quick bite or casual meal anytime. The high-energy casino features 2,000 slot machines and more than 80 table games.

When it is time to relax, two full-service spas truly set Turning Stone Resort apart. Be sure to experience live performances every weekend at the Exit 33 nightlife complex or see headline acts from around the globe at the Showroom and Event Center. Round out your visit on three championship 18-hole golf courses, visit the Sportsplex for indoor and outdoor tennis, indoor racquetball and a Golf Dome with a year round short game practice area, over 40 hitting stations and virtual reality golf simulators.

Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH) and St. Elizabeth Medical Center (SEMC) are affiliated under the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS), a not-for-profit healthcare system providing services to residents of the Mohawk Valley in Central New York. MVHS is an integrated delivery system with more than 4,200 full-time equivalent employees and a combined operating budget of $566 million. The affiliation helps to enhance services through greater collaboration and improved clinical quality for patient and resident care.
MVHS has three main campuses – the St. Luke’s Campus on Champlin Avenue, Faxton Campus on Sunset Avenue and St. Elizabeth Campus on Genesee Street. The MVHS Medical Group offers 30 primary and specialty care offices throughout Oneida and Herkimer County. The organization is home to the Mohawk Valley’s only cancer, dialysis and stroke centers, as well as rehabilitation, bariatrics, orthopedics, cardiology, general surgery and women and children’s services. MVHS also includes St. Luke’s Home, Senior Network Health, Mohawk Valley Home Care and the Visiting Nurse Association of Utica and Oneida County. MVHS has five academic affiliations including the St. Elizabeth College of Nursing (SECON), St. Elizabeth Family Medicine Residence Program, Dental Residency Program, GYN Surgical Fellowship and the Hospitalist Fellowship.

sponsor_small_fsource.jpgFirst Source Federal Credit Union is a full-service financial institution, serving Members and our community since 1938. They are proud to support dreams, provide financial education and stability. As a credit union, First Source is a member-owned, financial co-op, so their Members’ successes are their successes. It is important to First Source that Members and the community thrive. They want to know your story, who you are, and how they can help. You can connect and bank with them however you like best: online, on the go, on the phone or in person. They serve over 38,000 Members throughout Central New York with branch locations in New Hartford, North Utica, South Utica, Herkimer and Rome.



Silver Sponsors

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Aqua Vino
Bank of Utica Big Frog 104 Birnie Bus Service Clinton Tractor ConMed Cooper Kia
Coors Light CSEA ESPN Radio 99.1 FM
Ed & Ed Print Smart Print Better Excellus Express Employment Professionals FastTrac Foster Martin Advertising
Gentleman's Corner Barbershop Herkimer College HRBeebe Incorporated Indium Incorporated
KRock 94.9 FM M&T Bank
Michael T Lavelle III, DDS, PC Mohawk Valley Community College MVP Healthcare Mountainside Medical Equipment
Murphy Excavating New York Lottery NYSCOPBA 96.9 WOUR
92.7 The Drive Northern Safety Observer-Dispatch OHSWA Parkway Drugs
Picture Perfect Pools Radisson Robert A. Dicks, Jr., Inc. Insurance Agency Scalzo, Zogby & Wittig, Inc. Insurance
Saranac Sitrin DWI Swish
Town Square Media Group Turning Stone Resort & Casino Twin Ponds Golf & Country Club
Upstate Spray Foam Insulation St. Elizabeth Medical Center Usmail Electric Inc. Walt's Diner
WKTV NEWSChannel 2 WUTR Eyewitness News