Resolution J139-2013

Commemorating the 60th Anniversary of Besecker and Coss, Inc.



  • Jan 15, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jan 11, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  commemorating  the 60th Anniversary of Besecker
and Coss, Inc.

WHEREAS, It is the intent of this Legislative Body  to  commemorate  the
long  histories  of  certain  family  business  endeavors, which are the
cornerstone of economic success in this great Empire State; and
  WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its  long-
standing  traditions,  this  Legislative Body is justly proud to commem-
orate the 60th Anniversary of Besecker and Coss, Inc.; and
  WHEREAS, In 1953, Francis Besecker and Emmett Coss took on  the  chal-
lenges  of  entrepreneurship,  starting  a company selling and servicing
appliances; and
  WHEREAS, Francis Besecker passed away in 1965;  his  son-in-law,  John
Gerringer became a co-owner of Besecker and Coss; and
  WHEREAS,  Emmett  Coss  retired  in  1973;  John and Phyllis Gerringer
continued to run the business until their retirement in 1998; and
  WHEREAS, Currently, John and Phyllis Gerringer's sons, John Gerringer,
Jr. and Mike Gerringer, and their daughter, Charmaine Bean,  are  third-
generation owners of Besecker and Coss; and
  WHEREAS,  With the largest showroom in the Southern Tier, Besecker and
Coss sell a wide range of appliances, home electronics  and  mattresses;
they  deliver  products to customers; their Parts Department helps diag-
nose problems and supplies parts  for  do-it-yourself  customers;  their
Service  Department  provides quality in-home repairs by factory author-
ized technicians; and
  WHEREAS, Besecker and Coss was awarded the 2006 Enterprising  Business
Award  from  the  Greater  Olean  Area  Chamber of Commerce (GOACC); the
Enterprising Business Award was established as a way to recognize  GOACC
members  for  continually and generously giving and positively impacting
the local community; it is the highest distinction for a business  given
by the Chamber's 7l8 members; and
  WHEREAS,  John Gerringer, Sr. served as a leader in the local business
community through his involvement on the GOACC  board;  John  Gerringer,
Jr.    continues  in  that role through his current service on the GOACC
board; and
  WHEREAS, Besecker and Coss continues to grow as a business; they  have
expanded three times and now have 15 employees; and
  WHEREAS,  A  customer-centered focus and hometown business ethic is at
the core of the company's success and is embodied  in  their  philosophy
that says, "We Built Our Business On Service"; and
  WHEREAS,  It is the intent of this Legislative Body to publicly recog-
nize and honor milestones in the history of  small  businesses  in  this
great Empire State; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
commemorate the 60th Anniversary of Besecker and Coss, Inc.; and  be  it
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Besecker and Coss, Inc.


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