Our History

Chemung Canal Trust Company was established in 1833.  Since that time, we have been the premier financial institution of the Southern Tier of New York.  Granted trust powers in 1903, our Wealth Management Division has provided trust and investment services for clients not only in our region, but across the country as well.

Through strategic expansion, Chemung Canal has grown substantially over the past decade. This successful growth has greatly expanded the geographical area we cover and provided us with many more convenient locations from which to serve our most important assets – our clients.

As our business has grown, we have also significantly expanded the level and scope of our services, because today you require sophisticated financial solutions and expertise which are tailored to your unique and diverse needs. By providing greater levels of comprehensive services, product offerings and specialized personnel with our private banking and financial planning activities, we can help our premier clients meet the demanding challenges they face.

For over 175 years, the foundation of our client relationships has been built on trust and personalized, professional service. As we have expanded, these principles have been our benchmark as we provide continuity, stability and integrity to clients in their transition to Chemung Canal Trust Company.