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.

sponsor_small_nystool.pngFor forty years, New York State Tool has provided solutions for the machine tool industry. Utilizing the industry’s best equipment, our firm can meet your needs and your deadlines. Every industry today needs high accuracy and the most parts per tool to meet production goals. We help achieve your production requirements by providing unmatched delivery. With knowledge gained as a second generation company, we have the expertise to create tools to your,specifications. As a legacy company, we have experience manufacturing tools from paper drawings, replicating existing tools, and creating tools using the latest computer aided design (CAD) provided. Looking for a new custom design is a service provided routinely for companies both large and small. New York State Tool offers the value of a large shop with the personal service and speed of delivery you can only find today in shops dedicated to quality.

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.

sponsor_small_mvhs.jpgFaxton 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. The MVHS is an integrated delivery system with 4,200 full-time equivalent employees and a combined operating budget of $537 million. The affiliation helps to enhance services through greater collaboration and improved clinical quality for patient and resident care.FSLH has two main campuses – St. Luke’s Campus on Champlin Avenue and Faxton Campus on Sunset Avenue. The organization is home to the Mohawk Valley’s only cancer, dialysis and stroke centers, as well as rehabilitation, bariatric and women and children’s services. FSLH also includes St. Luke’s Home, Senior Network Health, Mohawk Valley Home Care and the Visiting Nurse Association of Utica and Oneida County. Our Adirondack Community Physicians medical group offers eight primary care offices located throughout Oneida and Herkimer counties and multi-specialty providers including general surgery, orthopedic surgery and neuro sciences.SEMC’s main campus is located on Genesee Street with an outpatient center, St. Elizabeth Medical Arts, on Middle Settlement Road in New Hartford.SEMC, a Catholic hospital, offers inpatient services in general medicine and surgery, intensive care, intermediate care, cardiology, orthopedics, psychiatry, pediatrics, oncology, urology, ENT and gynecology. SEMC operates a network of 15 primary and rehabilitation care sites in Oneida and Herkimer counties that comprise the St. Elizabeth Medical Group and the Sister Rose Vincent Elizabeth Family Medicine Center. St. Elizabeth Home Care serves patients in their homes and St. Elizabeth Health Support Services offers respiratory services and durable medical equipment to patients in their homes.

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

Adorino Construction Incorporated Arlott Office Products Tony's AUDelicious Deli and Sports Bar Assist 2 Sell Aqua Vino
Avalon Document Services Bank of Utica Big Frog 104 Birnie Bus Service Bonomo Insurance
Clinton Florist Clinton Tractor Coca-Cola ConMed Cooper Kia
Coors Light Cricket Wireless CSEA The Dance Store ESPN Radio 99.1 FM
Ed & Ed Print Smart Print Better Excellus Express Employment Professionals FastTrac Foster Martin Advertising
Gentleman's Corner Barbershop G&K Services Herkimer College HRBeebe Incorporated Indium Incorporated
Inserra's Flooring Outlet KRock 94.9 FM M&T Bank M+W Group McDonalds
MetLife Michael T Lavelle III, DDS, PC Mohawk Valley Community College MVP Healthcare Mountainside Medical Equipment
Murphy Excavating New York Lottery NYSCOPBA Nice N Easy 96.9 WOUR
92.7 The Drive Northern Safety Observer-Dispatch OHSWA Parkway Drugs
Picture Perfect Pools Pulver Roofing Co Radisson Robert A. Dicks, Jr., Inc. Insurance Agency Scalzo, Zogby & Wittig, Inc. Insurance
Saranac Sitrin DWI Swish Top Casino Host
The Topping Tree Town Square Media Group Turning Stone Resort & Casino United Way of the Valley and Greater Utica Area Twin Ponds Golf & Country Club
Upstate Spray Foam Insulation St. Elizabeth Medical Center Utica National Insurance Group Usmail Electric Inc. Walt's Diner
WKTV NEWSChannel 2 WUTR Eyewitness News