Toasting to Traditions' 10th

By Erika Mahoney

March 7, 2014 Updated Mar 7, 2014 at 10:44 AM EDT

Johnson City, NY (WBNG Binghamton) The resort that is now Traditions at the Glen has a long history.

On Thursday evening, hundreds filled the ballroom to celebrate 10 years of growing success as a resort.

But amidst the chatter over food and drink, people also recognized the property's original purpose and what many hope it will become.

The treasurer of Endicott-Johnson Shoe Company built it in 1919 as a private residence.

About 15 years later, IBM turned it into country club for its employees.

"There's so much history here, so we're celebrating our past, our present and our future," General Manager Candace Jones said.

Now, the resort leaders have big goals for the resort with a casino bid.

"We've grown to this point, to one of the finer resorts, we feel, in Broome County, or the Northeast region," Owner Bill Walsh said. "And now, this new casino component that we're going after could make it a destination for a lot wider radius."

Walsh added the celebration was also a way of saying thanks to the customers and the community who continue to support the resort.