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Join us  10/29/2020 at noon as we provide a Virtual Job Fair in conjunction with the CDO Workforce team to give you more opportunities to find a great job with one of the local employers. 

The webinar will begin with a mini workshop on Resume writing by the CDO Workforce team, then each employer will have 2 minutes to tell you about their job openings and how you can apply.

So, Register today- it’s free and easy– Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYqceyrrjsqGdFEtuVrx9uoeE6e9aqv-fuS

Once you register you will receive information on how to join the meeting Next Thursday October 29th at 12:00 noon

 
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A fun way to begin the Season of Giving- Eat at local restaurants who are participating in the Eat Local Restaurant Week Event- they will offer prix fixe lunches and/or dinners the whole week, highlighting their specialties for you to enjoy.  The prices are reasonable so you can dine out several times to experience all that the region has to offer.  Visit your favorites or try something new- Menus will be posted closer to the event and the focus is on local seasonal culinary delights.

 

Check back often to see who is participating and for additional information!

 

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The Otsego County Chamber Hosted a webinar on Tuesday  October 6th which included experts on child care, child brain development and Congressman Antonio Delgado explaining what is being done in Washington around this issue.  This was an extremely informative session and if you missed the webinar, you can listen to it here:

Event Summary & Full Recording

Other resources from this event:

Local News Coverage of the event

ReadyNation Research Report about the state of infant-toddler child care in New York

Poll Results from a recent survey of 600 New York business leaders about child care

NYS Office of Children & Family Services child care resource webpage

 

 

 

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Otsego County Energy Taskforce and Energy Survey

Please complete the Otsego County Energy Survey and join us Tuesday, September 29 at 9:00a.m.for a webinar on the Otsego County Energy Taskforce and Energy Survey

The Otsego County Board of Representatives created the Otsego County Energy Taskforce (OCET) comprised of citizens, organizations, and the business community to craft an Energy Roadmap for the County.   OCET hopes to develop strategies that balance the sustainability of the environment including climate, the needs of the business community, and the health of its citizens.

As part of this process the OCET developed a survey for all businesses to provide input on the Energy Roadmap.  The Chamber in partnership with the OCET will host a webinar on Tuesday, September 29 at 9:00a.m. about the process and survey, and businesses of all sizes are encouraged to participate.  It takes 10 minutes to complete and we recommend that you have your energy bills in front of you to complete. To begin survey please click on link here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/73GDGK2

 

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUrf-irqT0vHtN3Uvdr2rf9lozGWZyO5i7z

 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

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The Otsego County Chamber is asking for your help 📣 The Survive and Thrive Marketing Committee has a goal: to attract individuals to relocate their work-from-home job or business to the City of Oneonta! We welcome SUNY OneontaHartwick College and Oneonta High School Alumni to take this 5-minute survey by October 1 to give us insight on growing our economy. Current residents – please share with your network! #oneontany #leadershipotsegograduate2020 #iioveotsegocounty

https://bit.ly/surveyotsego

 

 

Thank you to graduates of Leadership Otsego 2020 who have made this survey possible and continue to drive our growth well past their graduation day this past July 15, 2020! Also thank you to the Otsego County businesses and individuals that made the Program possible. Special Thanks to National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum Bank of Cooperstown Bassett Healthcare Network Cooperstown Beaver Valley Cabins & Campsites Casella Waste Systems Chestnut Park Rehabilitation & Nursing Center Community Bank, N.A. Cleinman Performance Partners thedailystar.com Delaware River Solar Hartwick College Helios Care Mirabito Monica Calzolari NBT Bank The Otesaga Resort Hotel Otsego Northern Catskills B.O.C.E.S. Pathfinder Village (Community for Down syndrome) Sidney Federal Credit Union Springbrook SUNY Oneonta The Arc Otsego !!

 

#LeadershipOtsegoGraduate2020 #IIoveOtsegoCounty

 

 

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https://vimeo.com/457893668

 

We are excited to share that this week we received a generous donation of $4,300 in support of the business community.  This came from a group of SUNY Oneonta parents that have created a social media Facebook group, that includes local  parents to support their children while attending SUNY Oneonta, while being far away from home and just there to look after one another and create a support network for their children.

To date the page has 1,900 in the group and they raised money to donate to the Chamber.  Al Rubin, Kathryn Dailey and I attended the press conference on 9/15/2020 and our member Sweet Home Productions created this video to capture the special event  that was a Win for our community!

 

Thank you to our board chair Al Rubin for his leadership role, advice and guidance throughout the pandemic in support of business and our community. Sit back and enjoy the video (half hour video)!

 

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The Otsego County Chamber of Commerce is excited to host this educational opportunity for the business community and our college students as we continue to address the Coronavirus Pandemic. Our panelist will be Dr. Charles L. Hyman, MD of Infectious Diseases, Bassett Healthcare Network, Heidi Bond, BSN, CPH, Director of Public Health Otsego County and Dr. Diane Georgeson, City of Oneonta Health Officer, sharing an insightful conversation. This session will cover topics such as contact tracing, serum testing, the importance of COVID-19 testing, wastewater testing and pool testing.

The panelists will provide unique perspectives on the opportunities and challenges with conducting these important public health functions and how they apply today in the workplace, community and to the college student community as we work together as ONE community. Please register using the link below. Open to the public and all welcome to attend.

 

When: Wednesday, Sep 16, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

 

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwuceirqTMsH9MCSkJU6L9vjdKEwYo7aQU1

 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

For assistance registering or questions please contact Barbara Ann Heegan (607) 432-4500 or email: [email protected]

 

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Please click on the link below to add your voice on energy needs in the County.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/73GDGK2

The Survey takes about 30 minutes to complete.  Also, attached is the Powerpoint presentation from the webinar held on 9/8/2020 with information and websites/emails of who to reach out to, so if you missed it, watch it now.

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                         OTSEGO COUNTY BOARD OF REPRESENTATIVES

                         COUNTY OFFICE BUILDING

1                       97 MAIN STREET

                         COOPERSTOWN, NEW YORK   13326-1129

                         PHONE: (607) 547-4202          FAX: (607) 547-4260

 

 

The Otsego County Board of Representatives created the Otsego County Energy Taskforce (OCET) comprised of citizens, organizations, and the business community to craft an Energy Roadmap for the County.   OCET hopes to develop strategies that balance the sustainability of the environment including climate, the needs of the business community, and the health of its citizens.

As part of this process the OCET developed a survey for all businesses to provide input on the Energy Roadmap.  The Chamber in partnership with the OCET will host a webinar on Tuesday, September 8 at 9:00a.m. about the process and survey, and businesses of all sizes are encouraged to participate.  It takes 10 minutes and can be taken before or after the webinar. To begin survey please click on link here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/73GDGK2

To Register for the Webinar on September 8 please click on registration link below.

 

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.

When: Sep 8, 2020 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

 

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZApduGrpzgtE92lgdTFMPIwx2sARH53xzvX

 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Thank you for joining meeting.

 

 

David T. Bliss

Board Chair

 

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City of Oneonta Mayor Gary Herzig has created an Oneonta Control Group consisting of student and staff representatives from both SUNY Oneonta and Hartwick College, City Officials, the local business community, and residents.

The group will meet weekly to monitor the impact of returning college students during the COVID-19 pandemic. The group will be expected to work as a team in recommending new initiatives or adjustments to current policies and practices as needed with the goal of keeping all members of our community safe and healthy. All meetings will be held virtually and open to viewing by the public.

The City of Oneonta is livestreaming the Control Room Call on Monday, August 31, 2020 at 7:30pm. The link can be found below and can also be found by navigating to the City’s YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/cityofoneonta

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V2 Pro Automated Temperature Screening System

Progressive Primary Care Solutions, Inc. has recently teamed up with RichTech and has become a distributor of the Automated Temperature Screening System. PPCS will enhance its ability to plan and provide practically integrated communicable disease management services to companies looking to return their workforce safely with ongoing workplace monitoring. Available immediately through PPCS is RichTech’s AAFSS V2 Pro, which is a very accurate, reliable all-in-one automated solution for businesses seeking a safer and healthier business environment for their employees and guests. The AAFSS V2 Pro is not only a secure and HIPPA compliant unit, the data captured is kept proprietary to the client who owns the device.

 

The device gives valuable time back to the employers and staff who are being tasked to take on temp tracking and covid questionnaires. RichTech is also in partnership with some major HR and payroll companies who will be integrating with the system in the future. The device works for when you have guests as well as employees of the facility/company. Facial recognition is another feature that can be turned on or off when allowing individuals into your business.

 

V2 Pro has many accessories available and more are being implemented almost weekly.

 

For more information or pricing on the V2 Pro Automated Temperature Screening System please contact: Sarah Abbatine at [email protected] or call 607-267-4571. See Attachments for more information.

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City of Oneonta Marketing Committee Initiative

MISSION:

The Strive then Thrive marketing committee is looking for an aggressive and innovative way to expand economic development outreach to encourage Alumni (SUNY Oneonta, Hartwick Colleges and Oneonta High School Alumni) to relocate to live in City of Oneonta, Grow Downtown Businesses and Invest in the City of Oneonta by sharing our story of what makes Oneonta a great place to live, work and raise a family.

 

VISION:

The renaissance City of Oneonta, New York is a lively cultural, educational and lifestyle hub.  An affordable, safe college town with a strong sense of community and vision for the future, Oneonta has the best of what life has to offer.  With fresh air, clean water and open starry skies, we sport outdoor activities such as fishing, kayaking, plus over 40 miles of biking and hiking trails right from your backdoor.  

 

Located in the Foothills of the Catskills alongside the Susquehanna, Oneonta has easy access to the I-88 corridor and is only minutes from the Cooperstown Baseball Hall of Fame.  Oneonta invites you to experience its quaint, yet quirky downtown spiced by vibrant arts, shops, cultural attractions, restaurants, live music venues and history with new residential options in the heart of it all.

 

SCOPE OF PROJECTS:

A $30K budget has been allocated to this initiative to cover a 6-9month campaign using local and or 3rd party talent from Media Strategy, Digital Content for Social Media, Website Updates and Public Relations.  (does not include media buys and placement).

In developing a campaign, the Marketing Committee for looking for the following assistance: Please submit a proposal for each category separately that includes Media Strategy, Digital Content for Social Media, Advertising Buys, Website Updates and Public Relations.

 

 

1          *Media Strategy

Develop creative and highly visual digital messaging that shows why a move to City of Oneonta is a good business decision.

We are aiming to represent this with a visually fresh and creative approach incorporating video and visual assets obtained and approved through the DRI initiative.

2.        *Digital Content for Social Media

Utilizing products developed in our media strategy showcasing local inventory (Videos, photograph etc.) To create social media campaigns.

3.        *Website Updates

To update Explore Oneonta.com with a landing page of content that describes the Strive then Thrive Initiative that includes community partner links such as  Otsego Now, Destination Oneonta and The Otsego County Chamber of Commerce.

4.        *Public Relations

To generate awareness and free press around our Strive then Thrive marketing campaign. Targeting audiences identified above in our Vision Statement and using our assets of “Quality of Life” why someone would want to live, work and grow with the City of Oneonta.

 

*All parts of this project must incorporate materials created by Trampoline for the “We’re Onta Something” marketing campaign adjusting messaging based on our target audience.

 

Please send estimates to Barbara Ann Heegan, Marketing Committee Chair at [email protected] by Monday, September 14, 2020. Questions please call (607) 434-3130.

 

 

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The Otsego County Board of Representatives created the Otsego County Energy Taskforce (OCET) comprised of citizens, organizations, and the business community to craft an Energy Roadmap for the County.   OCET hopes to develop strategies that balance the sustainability of the environment including climate, the needs of the business community, and the health of its citizens.

As part of this process the OCET developed a survey for all businesses to provide input on the Energy Roadmap.  The Chamber in partnership with the OCET will host a webinar on Tuesday, September 8 at 9:00a.m. about the process and survey, and businesses of all sizes are encouraged to participate.  It takes 10 minutes and can be taken before or after the webinar. To begin survey please click on link here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/73GDGK2

To Register for the Webinar on September 8 please click on registration link below.

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.

When: Sep 8, 2020 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZApduGrpzgtE92lgdTFMPIwx2sARH53xzvX

 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

 

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Thank you to all who participated in the Chamber’s 34th Annual Golf Classic.

 

This year’s winners!

 

In the Mixed Division:

1. Oneonta Realty’s team of Keto, Smithling, Waffle, Barton

2. Autumn Cafe team: Carrington, Thetford, Harmer and Canner

3. NBT Insurance: Slanaker, Grady, Schunk, O’Neil

4. Corning’s team: Kieru, Scimone, Warner, Williams

The Men’s Division:

1. Community Bank: Walling, Patry, Miller, Weaver

2. Meyers Cabinetry: Meyers, Lovelace, Beal, Banks

3. Brooks Barbeque: Brooks, Adamo, Zawisza, O’DOnnell

4. Local Golfers: Pondolfino, Cetner, Tabor, Stillman

Closest to the pin was won by:

Bank of Cooperstown- 11″

Nearest to the Line Drive Men’s:

Ed Zawisza

Nearest to the Line Drive Women’s:

Patti Canner

Closest to the pin Ladies:

Patti Canner

Closest to the Pin Men’s:

John Veleber

Skins Game was won by two teams:

Brooks Barbeque with a Birdie on 2

Meyers Cabinetry with an Eagle on 18

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL !

Prizes can be picked up at the Oneonta Country Club pro shop-

 

 

 

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Drive Thru Job Fair is tomorrow!  See the flier for updates on some of the employers who will be there- We are at State mandated capacity!  So come find out how to get a JOB at the Drive Thru Job Fair – 9am-12noon, Damaschke Field Parking Lot.

No car?  No problem- call A&D Transport  (607) 433-1726 to reserve a ride today for tomorrow’s Fair- they will give you a 20% discount!

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After great consideration, The Otsego County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce it is moving forward with its annual tradition to host its 34th Annual Chamber Classic Golf Tournament at the Oneonta Country Club on Thursday, August 20, 2020, with a 1:00 PM shotgun start and catered by Roundhouse Pub and Grill featuring their popular specialty assorted lunch wraps as a boxed lunch.  We hope that you are able to join us as friends and colleagues, in camaraderie and celebration.  The event will follow all Social Distancing Guidelines and Safety Protocols. The Oneonta Country Club is following all USGA touchless protocols on the course and have their carts treated with Bio-ProtectUs.

We will continue with our generous prizes for the top three teams in each division, games of skill, gift certificates from local Chamber member restaurants, event holes, and door prizes are all part of the fun. 

A portion of the event proceeds will be donated to the Community Foundation of Otsego County. The Community Foundation of Otsego County was created in 2019 with the mission of improving the quality of life for all of us in the Otsego County area. It was about to publicly announce its formation when COVID-19 attacked. Rather than wait until the emergency passed, the Board of the Foundation decided that now is the time of greatest need and the Foundation must take a leading role in addressing the challenge. Their long-term goal is to aggregate financial and human resources to help solve the problems facing Otsego County. They distribute awards to nonprofit organizations in our community and partner with them to reach solutions.

The 2020 Chamber Classic is about friends, networking, golf, sunshine, perseverance, and fun!  The Chamber Classic Committee is working hard to make this our most memorable outing ever and we look forward to your participation and support that you will be able to join us at the Oneonta Country Club. Details on the packages are attached. Thank you.

 

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Join us on Thursday, August 13, 2020 from 9:00a.m.-Noon in the parking lot of the Oneonta Outlaws Damaschke Field for a Drive Thru Job Fair! A special thank you to the City of Oneonta and Gary Laing, owner of the Oneonta Outlaws for accommodating local employers and job seekers! You will have access to 25 local area employers from different sectors for jobs in the local community.

Job Seekers will just drive in, follow the signs and traffic flow and remain in your car with your face mask on as you drive to each employer. There is no fee to job seekers. Attached is Flyer with details to share.

For Employers who would like to participate in the Drive Thru Job Fair: We are limiting to 25 spots. See attached registration form. We plan to offer a few Drive Thru Job Fair events up until October and will be keeping a running list and future scheduled dates in the weeks ahead. For questions please contact Kathryn Dailey at (607) 432-4500 or email at [email protected].

 

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Small Business Roundtable on Health Insurance for Small Business with Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield

Special Guest Presentors:

John V. Romancik, Regional Sales Manager, Small Group East, Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield

& Senator James L Seward,  51st Senate District

Date: Monday, August 10, 2020 at 1:00p.m.

All employers, regardless of the size of their business, want health insurance for their employees that provides the best possible coverage and protection at a price that works for them.

Most of all, they want to be confident in knowing they’re making the right choice for the families they’re looking out for. They want to know the guidance they receive in selecting the best options will take care of their most valuable resources.

This Small Business Roundtable will give Small Businesses the background on the trends and added features, that provides the right coverage for Small Businesses with Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield. Senator Seward will provide legislative updates on Health Insurance.

We invite questions to be sent in advance by e-mail to: [email protected]

To register details are below:

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.

When: Monday, Aug 10, 2020 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

 

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0ud-mpqjgoGNA4dY_lGlsyW2NdNTeWU8ow

 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

 

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