WEST SENECA, N.Y -- Mark Lesinski, Director of Business Development for Landmark Strategy Group, recently participated in the Chautauqua Gran Fondo BIke Rally, an annual cycling event in Mayville, NY. The event brings together cycling enthusiasts of all levels for a recreational, scenic ride around the community and raises funds for local charities in the community. Upon registration, cyclists choose from a 20-mile, 40-mile, or 60-mile route. This year, event registration fees are going to 3 community organizations: Crèche, Bemus Point / Stow Ferry, and Mayville Library.
Landmark in the Community
Landmark Strategy Group is based in West Seneca, NY, a community near Lake Erie. A scenic drive south along the lake’s edge is the route to Mayville, NY, situated just east of Lake Erie on Lake Chautauqua. As an enterprise committed to responsible business practices, the Landmark team is continuously seeking out ways to support the needs of the greater Western New York region. Mr. Lesinski has been a volunteer with Buffalo City Mission for several years and frequently participates in various community events and races geared toward serving the community.
"Giving back to our local community is a core tenet of our business. It’s always especially rewarding to get involved in something that promotes health through community-building and fitness, while simultaneously generating funds for our local nonprofits in need. We love to get out and get moving on the weekends and we were glad to lend our support to these causes,” shared Mr. Lesinski.
Organizations That Will Benefit From The Bike Rally
Crèche - A Volunteer Women’s Group
Crèche is a volunteer organization of women dedicated to providing basic needs for the youth of the Jamestown, NY area. The group hosts various events and fundraisers for children in need and also donates hand-sewn creations to facilities such as local hospitals. In June 2021, for example, the Crèche Sewing Committee donated 120 blankets to the UPMC Chautauqua Maternity Department. The group also collects donations for its maternity closet and baby showers to provide for expectant mothers in need of assistance.
Bemus Point - Stow Ferry
Bemus Point - Stow Ferry is a historically significant, culturally enriching, and still useful hallmark of Chautauqua Lake. Ferry rides have been in operation since 1811 and are continued by a nonprofit volunteer group. While the original ferry is now obsolete and out of use, the current steel hull ferry has been in use since 1929 and can accommodate the transport of people, cars, and motorcycles across the lake. Many structural repairs were completed in 2018-2019 and the ferry is now back in operation after a 3-year hiatus. Families, visitors, and classrooms frequently visit the ferry, as it has become a local attraction enjoyed by the community.
The Mayville Library is a small community library that opened in 1906. Its current building has been in use as the library location since 1961. The library is now part of the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System and supports the community with traditional public library services and materials, job seeker assistance, ancestry research, and digital learning resources.
The Landmark team had a wonderful time enjoying a beautiful Saturday morning and supporting the community. After everything we've all endured throughout the past year, in particular with the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s great to have the opportunity to gather, support local restaurants, and invest in organizations that will continue to directly enhance the lives of community members. We look forward to riding again next year.
For more information about the annual Chautauqua Gran Fondo cycling/fundraising event, please visit chqgf.com.
About Chautauqua Gran Fondo Bike Rally
The Chautauqua Gran Fondo is a cycling event in Mayville, NY dedicated to raising funds and awareness for nonprofit organizations in the community. The event takes place around Lake Chautauqua and is not a race but a scenic Saturday ride. 3 route options are provided for a range of experience levels from cycling enthusiasts to social riders. Registration fees are directed toward select nonprofit organizations which are announced in advance of the event. Donations are also accepted. The event has been going strong for 7 consecutive years as of 2021.
About Landmark Strategy Group, LLC and Mark Lesinski
Landmark Strategy Group, LLC is a nationally licensed and bonded receivables management
firm located in West Seneca, NY that specializes in passively purchasing
non-performing receivables portfolios. Mark Lesinski and the rest of the
executive team have a combined total of 60+ years of experience in the ARM
industry and have developed efficient and compliant processes that deliver a
quick valuation, streamlined purchase, and exceptional customer service after