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Seneca Beverage Corporation

Seneca Beverage Corporation We are a family owned Beverage Wholesalership specializing in Beer, Liquor, Wine and Non-Alcoholic i We are a local, family owned business that began on June 3, 1968 in Elmira, NY.

We employ approximately 67 team members currently and are in the alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage wholesale industry. We're located at 2085 Lake Road and love our newer facility. We are beyond proud of the brands that we carry and the service we provide with, hands down, the best team in the area. Please do not contact our page in regards to donation requests. All requests must be mad

We employ approximately 67 team members currently and are in the alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage wholesale industry. We're located at 2085 Lake Road and love our newer facility. We are beyond proud of the brands that we carry and the service we provide with, hands down, the best team in the area. Please do not contact our page in regards to donation requests. All requests must be mad

Operating as usual

01/18/2022

Seneca Beverage is now closed. Please see Saratoga Eagle for all information regarding this Beverage Wholesalership.

From our family to all of you, thank you for over 53+ great years. To our team, thank you. You are the best in the busin...
01/14/2022

From our family to all of you, thank you for over 53+ great years. To our team, thank you. You are the best in the business and we were lucky to know each and every one of you.

From our family to all of you, thank you for over 53+ great years. To our team, thank you. You are the best in the busin...
01/14/2022

From our family to all of you, thank you for over 53+ great years. To our team, thank you. You are the best in the business and we were lucky to know each and every one of you.

12/27/2021

Local family business Seneca Beverage Corporation (SBC), owned by the Potter family, has entered into an agreement to sell the company to Saratoga Eagle Sales and Service (SESS), owned by the Vukelic family. The sale is aimed to close by the end of 2021, with Greg Vukelic moving to the Southern Tier to run their new extension of SESS.

Seneca Beverage informed their team of the upcoming sale in November, at which time, the entire team met with several members of the Vukelic family. The SBC team, at the forefront of the Potter’s minds with the sale, has interviewed and received job offers this past week from SESS, with the vast majority carrying on with the new company.

“Consolidation within the beverage industry has been a growing concern. John, Betsy and I have always cared about our team and the local community. This was not an easy decision to come to, but best for the organization going forward. The Vukelic’s have been in the beer business in Upstate, NY for over 90 years. They are a family business, and they too, care about their employees and their community” said John Potter, Sr.

The Potters cannot thank our team or our community enough for their hard work and support over the past 53 plus years. “Our team members are like our family. It has been our absolute pleasure to work with the very best in the business, and that’s what our team is, at Seneca” said Betsy Potter-Knapp. “We have the greatest customers we’ve had the pleasure to get to know and the opportunity to work with throughout the years”.

“It is bittersweet knowing we will not be a part of the business our father built, starting at such a young age. It has been a source of pride for my sister and I growing up.” Said John P. Potter

“We hope that by making this move, the legacy can live on, just under a different name. Seneca Beverage has alway had its own internal set of standards that we instilled in our people. Our Father coined the phrase, calling it the ‘Potter Way’. This has been instilled in not just our long-term people, but also those high school and college students, and certain brewery employees, that have come and either stayed or gone on to better themselves. Without them, we would never have achieved as much as we have.” Said John P. Potter

The Potters will miss our team, our accounts and the local agencies, fundraisers, and charitable organizations we’ve worked with for the past 53 years.

About Seneca Beverage Corporation

Seneca Beverage Corporation was started by, a then 22 year old, John Potter. Potter moved from Baldwinsville, NY, with his wife Trudy, and opened SBC on June 3, 1968. At the time, Potter was the youngest Anheuser-Busch wholesaler in the country. Today, John has retired from the business, with his children John and Betsy, running the business as President and Vice President, respectively.

The new warehouse in Elmira Heights, located at 2085 Lake Rd, was constructed in 2010 and is located just a few miles from the former location on Oakwood Ave, built in 1972, which now houses the Food Bank of the Southern Tier. The original SBC location was located on State St. in downtown Elmira, prior to the Flood of 1972.

SBC has grown from employing 17 team members in 1972, to the current 64 full time team members, at present. SBC is proud to distribute beer, wine, liquor, and non-alcoholic products in five counties: Chemung, Steuben, Schuyler, Tompkins, Cortland and the town of Waverly, NY

Our incredible team 💙❤️
12/19/2021

Our incredible team 💙❤️

Thank you. Thank you. thank you to all Veterans. Especially those that we are lucky to work with every day!
11/11/2021

Thank you. Thank you. thank you to all Veterans. Especially those that we are lucky to work with every day!

We had a great time at  Beer Fest this weekend!  We love being involved in this event every year! Extra shout out to our...
11/01/2021

We had a great time at Beer Fest this weekend! We love being involved in this event every year! Extra shout out to our brewery reps that came to town and those that poured samples all day at our tables (lots of reps not pictured we love you too)!! Cheers 🍻🎃🏎👏

#2021 Finger Lakes Beer Festival presented by Chemung Canal Trust Company

Who’s coming this weekend?!! 🍻🎃👌Finger Lakes Beer Festival presented by Chemung Canal Trust Company
10/28/2021

Who’s coming this weekend?!! 🍻🎃👌

Finger Lakes Beer Festival presented by Chemung Canal Trust Company

Way to GO, Trip Knowles!! We are so proud to have sponsored you in your first marathon! Congratulations on all of your h...
10/03/2021

Way to GO, Trip Knowles!! We are so proud to have sponsored you in your first marathon! Congratulations on all of your hard work paying off!!

We are SO proud of all of our sponsored runners in today’s Wineglass Half and Full Marathons! We can’t wait to see all o...
10/03/2021

We are SO proud of all of our sponsored runners in today’s Wineglass Half and Full Marathons! We can’t wait to see all of your times!! We loved seeing Denise Hamilton having a Michelob ULTRA to celebrate!! Congratulations team!!

Congratulations  for finishing an amazing  and celebrating with a  We are so proud of your run!
10/03/2021

Congratulations for finishing an amazing and celebrating with a We are so proud of your run!

Today kicks off our Virtual Food Drive, for the Food Bank of the Southern Tier! Our partners in the community are all ga...
09/23/2021

Today kicks off our Virtual Food Drive, for the Food Bank of the Southern Tier! Our partners in the community are all gathering to raise funds to help our our neighbors in need. If you'd like to donate to the food drive, please hit the link below!
https://www.fooddriveonline.org/foodbankst/index.php?c=41e1a439

Rounding out our team, we'd like to introduce you to Tim Dimond! Tim is a three sport athlete, residing in Corning, NY -...
09/22/2021

Rounding out our team, we'd like to introduce you to Tim Dimond! Tim is a three sport athlete, residing in Corning, NY - home to the finish line of the Wineglass Marathon! He competes, not only in running, but also in biking and swimming! No matter if he's on two feet, two weeks or in a lake - he's crushing it.
We are excited to have Tim be a part of our team for this year's Wineglass Weekend! If you'd like to follow Tim on Instagram - check him out at

Hello Folks! I'd like to introduce you to our next Seneca Beverage Corporation Michelob Ultra Sponsored runner, Casey Sw...
09/22/2021

Hello Folks! I'd like to introduce you to our next Seneca Beverage Corporation Michelob Ultra Sponsored runner, Casey Swartz!
Casey has been a runner for the past 17+ years and competed on the Fredonia Track Team! He resides in Chemung County and is a member of the Elite Therapy NY Team in Horseheads, NY, helping fellow runners work through injuries. If you'd like to follow Casey's journey, check out his Instagram account
Welcome to the team, Casey. We're glad to have you!

Hello Folks! I'd like to introduce you to our next Seneca Beverage Corporation Michelob Ultra Sponsored runner, Casey Sw...
09/22/2021

Hello Folks! I'd like to introduce you to our next Seneca Beverage Corporation Michelob Ultra Sponsored runner, Casey Swartz!
Casey has been a runner for the past 17+ years and competed on the Fredonia Track Team! He resides in Chemung County and is a member of the Elite Therapy NY Team in Horseheads, NY, helping fellow runners work through injuries. If you'd like to follow Casey's journey, check out his Instagram account
Welcome to the team, Casey. We're glad to have you!

Our next awesome Seneca Beverage Corp, Michelob Ultra runner we'd like to introduce you to is Mr. Aaron Hedden! Aaron se...
09/22/2021

Our next awesome Seneca Beverage Corp, Michelob Ultra runner we'd like to introduce you to is Mr. Aaron Hedden! Aaron sent us the most amazing pitch video and we knew he'd be one of our runners, it may have also helped he had a Michelob Ultra can in his video!
Aaron is competing in his 15th 1/2 Marathon with running in the Wineglass 1/2 Marathon here in a few weeks! He's competing for his wife and his three fantastic kids and hails from Coopers Plains, NY. We are so happy to have Aaron as a part of our team. Follow Aaron's journey on Instagram @
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Our next Seneca Beverage Corporation, Michelob Ultra, sponsored runner is Trip Knowles!  Trip is from Campbell, NY, wher...
09/22/2021

Our next Seneca Beverage Corporation, Michelob Ultra, sponsored runner is Trip Knowles! Trip is from Campbell, NY, where the Wineglass Marathon begins!
This is Trip's first marathon ever and we loved his attitude and excitement for that! We'd love to have you follow Trip's training page, on Instagram, .hate.running
We are so happy to have you as a part of our team, Trip!

We are incredibly excited to announce our first Seneca Be stage Corporation, Michelob Ultra Runner, Denise Hamilton! Bor...
09/22/2021

We are incredibly excited to announce our first Seneca Be stage Corporation, Michelob Ultra Runner, Denise Hamilton!
Born and raised in Elmira, where she continues to live with her husband and kids. Denise has a passion for nutrition and fitness. She's a registered dietitian with the Sayre Health Care Center, The Arc of Chemung-Schuyler and Able2.
Denise is running in the 1/2 marathon and we couldn’t be more proud to sponsor her!
Follow Denise’s journey at

We are incredibly excited to introduce to you our first Seneca Beverage Corporation, Michelob Ultra Runner, Denise Hamil...
09/22/2021

We are incredibly excited to introduce to you our first Seneca Beverage Corporation, Michelob Ultra Runner, Denise Hamilton!
Denise is born and raised in Elmira, NY, where she continues to live with her family. Denise is running in the 1/2 Marathon and we couldn't be happier to be her sponsor.
If you'd like to follow Denise on social media, check her out on Instagram at

Our Team has been chosen! We can't wait to introduce our Seneca Beverage Corporation Team Ultra Runners for the Wineglas...
09/21/2021

Our Team has been chosen! We can't wait to introduce our Seneca Beverage Corporation Team Ultra Runners for the Wineglass 1/2 and Full Marathons tomorrow morning!!
Stay tuned!

We’re launching a groundbreaking coalition to end alcohol-impaired driving. In a partnership with Mothers Against Drunk ...
09/17/2021

We’re launching a groundbreaking coalition to end alcohol-impaired driving. In a partnership with Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and Uber, the Decide to Ride campaign encourages always planning ahead for a safe ride home because you can’t drive drunk if you don’t drive there. To learn more, visit decidetoride.com.

Did you know that  responds to a disaster every 8 min? In partnership with -Busch, we’re preparing throughout the year t...
09/17/2021

Did you know that responds to a disaster every 8 min? In partnership with -Busch, we’re preparing throughout the year to ensure we always stand ready to deliver support to those in need – you can too: http://redcross.org/prepare

09/13/2021

Calling All Runners 21+ registered & running in the Wineglass Marathon ( )
We are looking to sponsor 4 local Runners for the full marathon on October 3!! All info needs to be submitted by September 17th!

What we need to know in a PM from you:
21+ is a must
One minute video on why you want to be sponsored by Michelob Ultra & Seneca Beverage Corp
Are you willing to do at least 4 social media posts with your swag leading up to the race?
How many followers do you currently have?
What are your social media handles?
Where are you located? (Must be from Chemung, Steuben, Schuyler, Tompkins or Cortland County)
What races have you competed in before?
Have you been featured anywhere for your running?
Short bio on yourself - think just a few bullet points on what makes you awesome

What do you get from us?
$150 towards your entry fee reimbursed to you
$350 worth of swag
Coverage on both of our social media pages leading up to the race

Update to All Runners running the 1/2 or the Full marathon for the Wineglass Race Series!!! You're eligible to be sponso...
09/13/2021

Update to All Runners running the 1/2 or the Full marathon for the Wineglass Race Series!!! You're eligible to be sponsored for the race!

All info needs to be submitted by September 17th!
What we need to know in a PM from you:
21+ is a must

One minute video on why you want to be sponsored by Michelob Ultra & Seneca Beverage Corp

Are you willing to do at least 4 social media posts with your swag leading up to the race?

How many followers do you currently have?

What are your social media handles?

Where are you located? (Must be from Chemung, Steuben, Schuyler, Tompkins or Cortland County)

What races have you competed in before?

Have you been featured anywhere for your running?
Short bio on yourself - think just a few bullet points on what makes you awesome

What do you get from us?
$150 towards your entry fee reimbursed to you
$350 worth of swag
Coverage on both of our social media pages leading up to the race

******* Correction*** **** This sponsorship covers the 1/2 marathon as well as the full!!How do I get sponsored?Are you ...
09/09/2021

******* Correction*** **** This sponsorship covers the 1/2 marathon as well as the full!!
How do I get sponsored?
Are you 21+?
Are you running the Wineglass Marathon?
Can you send us a one min video of why you want to be sponsored?
How many followers do you have on Instagram?
What makes you stand out?
Are you willing to take four sponsored social media posts prior to the race featuring yourself and your Ultra SWAG?

If you've got these things, just submit them to us by September 17th to be featured as one of our sponsored runners!

Calling All Runners 21+ registered & running in the Wineglass Marathon ( )We are looking to sponsor 4 local Runners for ...
09/09/2021

Calling All Runners 21+ registered & running in the Wineglass Marathon ( )
We are looking to sponsor 4 local Runners for the full marathon on October 3!! All info needs to be submitted by September 17th!

What we need to know in a PM from you:
21+ is a must
One minute video on why you want to be sponsored by Michelob Ultra & Seneca Beverage Corp
Are you willing to do at least 4 social media posts with your swag leading up to the race?
How many followers do you currently have?
What are your social media handles?
Where are you located? (Must be from Chemung, Steuben, Schuyler, Tompkins or Cortland County)
What races have you competed in before?
Have you been featured anywhere for your running?
Short bio on yourself - think just a few bullet points on what makes you awesome

What do you get from us?
$150 towards your entry fee reimbursed to you
$350 worth of swag
Coverage on both of our social media pages leading up to the race

Happy Thursday all! We’re feeling inspired!  Check out this new masterpiece by  ‘Beyond Van Gogh’ a Raspberry Sour Ale. ...
09/02/2021

Happy Thursday all!

We’re feeling inspired! Check out this new masterpiece by ‘Beyond Van Gogh’ a Raspberry Sour Ale. 🤩👨‍🎨🖼✨

Available now for a limited time, grab some before it’s gone! 🍻

Address

2085 Lake Rd
Elmira, NY
14903

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 4pm

Telephone

(607) 734-6111

Website

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