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Dear Members,

 

 

The Otsego County Chamber Business Award’s Celebration has been the occasion for Otsego County’s remarkable businesses to gather, explore their dreams and applaud their achievements. Will your Distinguished Business be among this year’s nominees that inspire us with your resilience, courage and commitment? Will your Distinguished Business be recognized for its ability to find new solutions and ways of working?

 

Nominations are now being accepted for the Distinguished Business Award, showcasing companies with 50 or more employees and for the Eugene A. Bettiol, Jr. Distinguished Citizen Award. We will host this celebration on Thursday, May 2, 2019 beginning at 5:45p.m. at The Foothills Performing Arts and Civic Center in the Wright/Wilber National Bank Atrium.  Did you, a local business, or local non-profit have a great 2018? Were there accomplishments/people we should recognize? Since 1999, the Chamber’s business awards have showcased some of Otsego County’s best business talent. More than 100 businesses have been nominated to date. The theme for the Annual Awards Dinner is “Top Hats and Tiaras.” The dress theme is black, white or both, but how you interpret that is up to you. Break out your formal wear or black jeans and a cowboy hat.

 

Will your Distinguished Business be among them? Please submit your nominations with the attached completed form by 5:00p.m. Friday, March 22, 2019 to:

 

The Otsego County Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 18, Oneonta, NY 13820 or via e-mail to [email protected]. Thank You!

 

 

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Dear Members,
 
The Otsego County Chamber Business Award’s Celebration has been the occasion for Otsego County’s remarkable businesses to gather, explore their dreams and applaud their achievements. Will your Distinguished Business be among this year’s nominees that inspire us with your resilience, courage and commitment? Will your Distinguished Business be recognized for its ability to find new solutions and ways of working?
 
Nominations are now being accepted for the Distinguished Business Award, showcasing companies with 50 or more employees and for the Eugene A. Bettiol, Jr. Distinguished Citizen Award. We will host this celebration on Thursday, May 2, 2019 beginning at 5:45p.m. at The Foothills Performing Arts and Civic Center in the Wright/Wilber National Bank Atrium.  Did you, a local business, or local non-profit have a great 2018? Were there accomplishments/people we should recognize? Since 1999, the Chamber’s business awards have showcased some of Otsego County’s best business talent. More than 100 businesses have been nominated to date. The theme for the Annual Awards Dinner is “Top Hats and Tiaras.” The dress theme is black, white or both, but how you interpret that is up to you. Break out your formal wear or black jeans and a cowboy hat.
 
I cannot wait to meet, greet and celebrate our business and citizen of the year. Will your Distinguished Business be among them? Please submit your nominations with the attached completed form by Friday, March 22, 2019 to:
 
The Otsego County Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 18, Oneonta, NY 13820 or via e-mail to [email protected]. Thank You!
 
Please click the link below to open the nomination form.
Business Award Nomination Form

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Dear Members,

 

Please find update as you requested for the Downtown Revitalization Initiative Downtown Improvement Fund: March 2019 Update  

 

Greetings to all of the applicants and stakeholders in the City of Oneonta. I’m very happy to follow up our announcements of those projects selected for award through this grant program with information on where we go from here.

 Applicants who were chosen to receive awards will receive a mailing by early next week that includes three things:

 

• A “pre-award” letter that indicates the proposed amount of award and the project location

• An application form for City of Oneonta loans for those applicants who are seeking loans as part of their project funding

• A list of Next Steps and what to expect

 The City is awarding funding to more than 60 separate projects and while we have reached this exciting stage of announcing awardees, there are still boxes to be checked before the green light can be given to awardees to begin to spend money on their projects.

 

At this point, this State grant program requires that:  

• Scopes of work must be developed;

• Environmental reviews must be conducted for all projects;

• Site contamination reviews must be conducted for applicable projects;

• The State must give final approval for each project once all steps are completed;

• Then each project must be put out to bid. 

 While it’s very exciting that the Downtown Improvement Fund money is beginning to flow, the process will take time, probably several weeks even for relatively simple projects. In the interim, to awardees, it’s very important to bear in mind:  Don’t start your project until you have a signed Grant Agreement with the City!  Any money you spend on your project before that will not be eligible for reimbursement with grant funds. 

 

Challenging as it may be when we are so close to launching these projects, I urge all awardees and stakeholders to join in practicing patience as we go through these final steps. By summer we will celebrate the changes taking place as these projects come to fruition throughout our Downtown. 

 

With best regards,

 

Kim Muller Chair, Project Selection Committee

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Dear Members,

 

The Otsego County Chamber of Commerce hosted the Energy Infrastructure and Economy Summit on January 31, 2019.  This Summit was the first for Otsego County and was attended by various stakeholders within the energy sector, and active participation of all stakeholders was encouraged throughout the day. Some of the key stakeholders who attended the summit included 200 representatives from business and industry, municipalities, State Government Departments, environmentalists, nongovernmental organizations, public entities and members of the public. The topics which were presented throughout the day have been gathered as a resource for our members and the community use and are available by clicking the link below and are available on the website at otsegocc.com.http://otsegocc.com/2019-energy-summit-infrastructure-and-economy/, linked from the home page just above the upcoming calendar items using the following image:

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Key Actions noted by businesses in attendance as next steps:

1. Businesses expressed the need for energy which support all forms of business both existing and potentially attracted to our area, including an energy mix of both natural gas and renewables.

2. Businesses expressed a desire for access to Energy audits to then learn cost-effective energy efficiency options, therefore creating less reliance on fossil fuels, and to free up supply (in our case natural gas) for those in need. The chamber expressed being fully committed to assisting with this task.

3. Businesses would like to learn how they can access financing and rebates for energy efficiency programs, utilizing the chamber as the connection to assist in this endeavor. 

4. Businesses would like to learn of efforts to improve public awareness and adoption of energy efficiency measures with the desire to see the economy prosper as part of this effort.

5.  Businesses expressed having a balanced portfolio of baseload energy, demand, and peak demand reductions to obtain both reliability and long-term resource benefits of energy efficiency for both electricity and natural gas.

6. Businesses expressed that a combination of both natural gas and renewables is key to energy plan now and into the future, with a desire for reducing reliance on natural gas as renewable energy forms develop and become more readily available.

The Otsego County Chamber of Commerce Energy Committee is comprised of Chamber members who are business leaders representing a diverse group of energy-related resources and perspectives. One of the main goals of this committee is to work to enhance public awareness of the importance of the energy industry to the local economy and quality of life. This committee provides a forum for identifying and discussing common issues affecting the production and consumption of energy. The Otsego County Chamber promotes the development and availability of many sources of energy and conservation measures in an environmentally responsible and cost-effective way as well as continued access to dependable, existing resources. The energy industry is critical to our economy, and we need policies that promote the continued production and expansion of current and new energy resources in addition to the infrastructure to meet our increasing energy demands. In conclusion the Otsego County Chamber supports development and implementation of any and all renewable energy and will support them in any way we can to help connect our members to the development and financing of renewable projects.  We do see the need for increased access for natural gas supply in the short term to meet the existing demands of businesses until renewable energy can provide the energy needs not only of the existing business community but also for the companies who would consider locating here to Otsego County.

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Dear Members,

 

Jody Zakrevsky, CEO of Otsego Now (County of Otsego Industrial Development Agency), will be holding a series of “town hall” meetings throughout Otsego County in the coming weeks. The first of these meetings will be held on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at Hartwick College in the Shineman Chapel from 5:30pm – 7:00pm.. The second one will be held on Thursday, March 14, 2019, at Oneonta Town Hall (3966 NY-23, West Oneonta, NY) from 5:00pm – 6:30pm Topics to be discussed range from grant opportunities available under the next consolidated funding application process, economic and community development interests, and energy. Questions and comments from the public are welcomed and encouraged.

 

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Dear Members,

 

The Otsego County Chamber Business Award’s Celebration has been the occasion for Otsego County’s remarkable businesses to gather, explore their dreams and applaud their achievements. Will your Distinguished Business be among this year’s nominees that inspire us with your resilience, courage and commitment? Will your Distinguished Business be recognized for its ability to find new solutions and ways of working?

 

Nominations are now being accepted for the Distinguished Business Award, showcasing companies with 50 or more employees and for the Eugene A. Bettiol, Jr. Distinguished Citizen Award. We will host this celebration on Thursday, May 2, 2019 beginning at 5:45p.m. at The Foothills Performing Arts and Civic Center in the Wright/Wilber National Bank Atrium.  Did you, a local business, or local non-profit have a great 2018? Were there accomplishments/people we should recognize? Since 1999, the Chamber’s business awards have showcased some of Otsego County’s best business talent. More than 100 businesses have been nominated to date. The theme for the Annual Awards Dinner is “Top Hats and Tiaras.” The dress theme is black, white or both, but how you interpret that is up to you. Break out your formal wear or black jeans and a cowboy hat.

 

I cannot wait to meet, greet and celebrate our business and citizen of the year. Will your Distinguished Business be among them? Please submit your nominations with the attached completed form by Friday, March 22, 2019 to:

 

The Otsego County Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 18, Oneonta, NY 13820 or via e-mail to [email protected]. Thank You!

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Dear Members,

 

Here is a showcase of upcoming member events and recognitions.

 

 

 

 

PAINTFEST! Saturday March 16, 2019

 

 

Congratulations to our 10 and 20 Year Chamber Member Anniversaries! We are grateful for your dedication and commitment to commerce in Otsego County! Thank you to our host Foothills Performing Arts & Civic Center and to their outstanding Executive Director, Bill Youngs! A special Thank You to Bella Michaels Restaurant and Sweet Bee’s Bakery for the excellent appetizers and desserts!

 

 

 

10  Year  Member Anniversary

 

CDO Workforce

Amish Barn Company

Liquor Depot

Best Wine & Spirits

Peachin Group, LLC, The

Otsego Land Trust

Education & Training Resources

Green Toad Bookstore

Delaware Engineering, D.P.C.

Susquehanna SPCA

Ioxus, Inc.

Briar Brook Farm

Heritage at the Plains at Parish Homestead

 

 

20 Year Member Anniversary

 

The Arc Otsego

Allied Financial Partners (formerly Woods and Dobinsky)

Alpine Awards and Engraving

Artware

Astrocom Electronics, Inc.

Ben Alkes Sewing Machines

Brooks' House of Bar-B-Q

CANO

Capra Business Consultants, Inc.

Community Bank, N.A.

Corning Incorporated

Country Club Auto Group

Custom Electronics, Inc.

Dewar Foundation, Inc.

New York, Susquehanna & Western Railway Corporation

RealtyUSA.com

Springbrook

Suburban Propane

Wolf Wilde, Goldsmith

Wilber Park Apartments

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield

Unadilla Laminated Products

Bettiol Fuel Service, Inc.

Catskill Area Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc.

B K Associates International, Inc.

One Stop Auto Collision

St. James Retirement Community, Inc.

Westcott-Madden Funeral Home

Maxwell's Specialty Shop

Freeman's Journal, Hometown Oneonta, AllOtsego.com

Pathfinder Village, Inc.

Otsego Northern Catskills BOCES

North American Furniture Technicians, Inc.

Bettiol Chiropractic & Alternative Therapies, LLP

Cooperstown Dreams Park, Inc.

 

 

Call for Artists for Earth Festival ECO-Art Competition

(COOPERSTOWN) — Area artists can submit artwork for the ECO-Art (& Craft) Competition as part of Otsego County Conservation Association's annual Earth Festival event this spring. Artists of all ages and skill levels can enter artwork of any kind, provided it is created primarily with repurposed, reused and/or recycled material.

The Community Arts Network of Oneonta (CANO) is organizing the ECO-Art (& Craft) competition. CANO will be awarding first and second prize in each of the following categories: Youth (under 10 years old); Teen (ages 10-17); and Adult (18 and up).

“Even if your artwork is not a winner, it will inspire others to consider how they can reconsider putting everyday discards to new use,” said Flo Loomis, who is coordinating the competition for CANO.

Earth Festival occurs at Milford Central School on Saturday, April 13 from 11am to 3pm. Items must be brought to the school by 10am on the morning of the event, and must be picked up at the end of the day, unless other arrangements are made. Pre-registration is suggested, though not required. An entry form is available at occainfo.org/earth-festival/.

“The ECO-Art Competition is a beloved part of Earth Festival and we're thrilled that CANO is taking this on,” said OCCA Executive Director, Leslie Orzetti. “It's heartening to see how creative people can be with their no longer useful items.”

In addition to Earth Festival, all ECO-Art works are eligible to be part of a show at the Wilber Mansion, CANO's Oneonta headquarters, the last weekend in May. Information will be given to entrants at Earth Festival.

For further information about ECO-Art, contact Flo Loomis at (607) 293-6627 or [email protected] . For general information about Earth Festival or to download an entry form, visit www.occainfo/earth-festival/.

Founded in 1968, OCCA is a private, non-profit membership group dedicated to promoting the appreciation and sustainable use of Otsego County's natural resources through education, advocacy, resource management, research, planning and practice. For more information on OCCA, or to donate, visit www.occainfo.org.

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Dear Members,

 

 

Event Invitation

Business After Hours Thursday, March 7, 2019 5:30p.m.-7:00p.m.

Come join in the fun with celebrating 10 & 20 year member anniversaries.   The Foothills Performing Arts and Civic Center is our amazing host who will also be showcasing their upcoming events and accomplishments.
Guests will enjoy opportunities to make connections with other area businesses and community members, along with light hors d'oeuvres and a cash-bar.

We hope that you’ll be able to attend this special celebration and would ask that you contact our Member Services Administrator, Karen Laing to confirm your attendance at (607) 432-4500 or [email protected].

 

Date:

 

March 7, 2019

Time:

 

05:30 PM – 07:00 PM EST

Location:

 

Foothills Performing Arts & Civic Center, Atrium
24 Market Street, Oneonta, NY 13820

 

Contact:

 

Karen Laing

Email:

 

[email protected]

Date/Time Details:

 

5:30pm- 7:00pm

Fees/Admission:

 

Cash-bar


 

 

 

 

Leadership for Supervisors

 

 

Join us for a Supervisory Training Class

 

When: March 29th, April 5th and April 12th

 

Time: 9am – Noon

 

Where: 189 Main Street, Suite 500, Oneonta, NY. 13820

 

Trainer: DH Sheldon Associates

 

 

Don Sheldon has global experience helping companies achieve world-class performance. His teaching style is hands-on and down to earth.

 

Course Description

This 9-hour course is designed to be delivered in 3 segments of 3 hours each.  The course gives the attendees an advanced foundation of management skill learning.  The course engages the attendees in analyzing and using thought leadership and application of these ideas within company applications.  Several actual company examples will be used to help in the attendees better understand the approach and attention required for good supervisory skills.  The students will be provided with copies the slides used in the class. 

 

Call or email Maggie Gilbert at 607 832-5781 [email protected] for more information.

 

All attendees must be actively enrolled with CDO Workforce

 

 

March 19th Event in Utica, NY

Small Business Development Center-Binghamton University

 

Presents

 

 

 

 The Small Business Training Program (Flyer Attached)

 

Are you starting a business? Are you already in business and need an entrepreneurial “tuneup”? The Small Business Training Program is for you. Strengthen your opportunities for business success with this entrepreneurial training program. Learn from the experts how to build your idea into a profitable venture. 

 

The classes take place on two (2) consecutive Thursday’s. Each session is a full day of classroom training beginning at 9:00 am and ending at 4:30 pm. The sessions are offered seasonally on a regular basis and there are approximately two each year.

 

All sessions are included in the price of $75.00. An SBDC Certificate of Completion will be awarded at the end of the 2nd session. This Certificate is a requirement of the Otsego County, Schoharie County and City of Oneonta Microenterprise Grant Program. More importantly, you will walk away with valuable knowledge, ideas, motivation and resources.   

 

When:   Thursday, March 14, 2019   9:00 AM to 4:30 PM     Thursday, March 21, 2019   9:00 AM to 4:30 PM     

 

 Where:   Otego Now Offices     189 Main Street     5th Floor, Suite 500     Oneonta, NY 13820

 

 

To Register:  Call Michelle Catan at 607-267-4010 ext 105     Email: [email protected]

 

 Make check for $75.00 payable to: The Research Foundation of SUNY.  Mail to: SBDC, Michelle Catan, 189 Main St, Suite 500, Oneonta, NY 13820

 

  

03/14/19 Basics of Owning your Business (9 am – 4:30 pm) Learn what it takes to own your own business and to build market share.

 

Discover how to avoid risks and improve your chances of success  Evaluate your leadership style and predict your success  *Assess the financial and market feasibility of your business Hear a presentation by a local banker, SBA or NYBDC loan officer on how to finance your business* Learn methods to set up and maintain your business records from an accountant*  Basics of a Business Plan outline *Learn what your local Chamber of Commerce has to offer your small business*

 

 

03/21/19 Managing by the Numbers and Making Essential Decisions (9 am – 4:30 pm) Discover how to understand and develop financial statements – the key to effective planning, decision-making and profits Learn about hiring employees, dealing with suppliers, planning your inventory and launching your grand opening Understand the basics of sales, advertising, networking and customer service Learn about market research, marketing strategies, competitive analysis, pricing, and operations. Find out about marketing via the Internet and branding.* Hear a presentation by an insurance agent about the types of coverage you need to protect your business, your family and you * Find out what you need to know from a small business attorney about choosing the right business entity and how to handle other legal issues*  Hear how an entrepreneur started his/her business, overcame challenges and became successful*

 

Only your check will ensure your registration as class size is limited. No refunds after classes start.    Call today to register with SBDC Advisor Michelle Catan at 607-267-4010 ext 105

 

*Dates of the speakers' presentations might change based on their availability. 

 

Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.  Contact Michelle Catan at 607-267-4010 X105.

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Event Invitation
Business After Hours
Come join in the fun with celebrating 10 & 20 year member anniversaries.   The Foothills Performing Arts and Civic Center is our amazing host who will also be showcasing their upcoming events and accomplishments.
Guests will enjoy opportunities to make connections with other area businesses and community members, along with light hors d'oeuvres and a cash-bar.
 
Date:   March 7, 2019
Time:   05:30 PM – 07:00 PM EST
Location:   Foothills Performing Arts & Civic Center, Atrium
24 Market Street, Oneonta, NY 13820

 
Contact:   Karen Laing
Email:   [email protected]
Date/Time Details:   5:30pm- 7:00pm
Fees/Admission:   Cash-bar

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Event Invitation
Business After Hours
Come join in the fun with celebrating 10 & 20 year member anniversaries.   The Foothills Performing Arts and Civic Center is our amazing host who will also be showcasing their upcoming events and accomplishments.
Guests will enjoy opportunities to make connections with other area businesses and community members, along with light hors d'oeuvres and a cash-bar.

I hope that you’ll be able to attend this special celebration and would ask that you contact our Member Services Administrator, Karen Laing to confirm your attendance at (607) 432-4500 or [email protected].

 

Date:   March 7, 2019
Time:   05:30 PM – 07:00 PM EST
Location:   Foothills Performing Arts & Civic Center, Atrium
24 Market Street, Oneonta, NY 13820

 
Contact:   Karen Laing
Email:   [email protected]
Date/Time Details:   5:30pm- 7:00pm
Fees/Admission:   Cash-bar
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Dear Members,

 

A friendly reminder Join us tonight Monday, February 25, 2019 with the Young Professionals Network and the Otsego County Chamber of Commerce in welcoming Table Rock Bouldering to the community, Business After Hours starting at 5:30p.m. and Ribbon Cutting will occur at 6:00p.m. with celebration and climbing to follow, free of charge.  

Table Rock Bouldering is located at 6 Market Street, Unit B9, Oneonta, NY 13820

 

Comfy clothes are recommended. All equipment is provided on site.

Networking

Featuring

Young Professionals Network

Community Organization · Oneonta, New York

To provide opportunities for young professionals to meet, interact with, and foster relationships with other professionals who have similar interest.

 

Image may contain: 1 person

 

 

Image may contain: 1 person

 

Image may contain: 2 people, people smiling, people standing, beard, sunglasses and hat

 

 

 

 

Leadership for Supervisors

 

 

Join us for a Supervisory Training Class

 

When: March 29th, April 5th and April 12th

 

Time: 9am – Noon

 

Where: 189 Main Street, Suite 500, Oneonta, NY. 13820

 

Trainer: DH Sheldon Associates

 

 

Don Sheldon has global experience helping companies achieve world-class performance. His teaching style is hands-on and down to earth.

 

Course Description

This 9-hour course is designed to be delivered in 3 segments of 3 hours each.  The course gives the attendees an advanced foundation of management skill learning.  The course engages the attendees in analyzing and using thought leadership and application of these ideas within company applications.  Several actual company examples will be used to help in the attendees better understand the approach and attention required for good supervisory skills.  The students will be provided with copies the slides used in the class. 

 

Call or email Maggie Gilbert at 607 832-5781 [email protected] for more information.

 

All attendees must be actively enrolled with CDO Workforce

 

 

March 19th Event in Utica, NY

Small Business Development Center-Binghamton University

 

Presents

 

 

 

 The Small Business Training Program (Flyer Attached)

 

Are you starting a business? Are you already in business and need an entrepreneurial “tuneup”? The Small Business Training Program is for you. Strengthen your opportunities for business success with this entrepreneurial training program. Learn from the experts how to build your idea into a profitable venture. 

 

The classes take place on two (2) consecutive Thursday’s. Each session is a full day of classroom training beginning at 9:00 am and ending at 4:30 pm. The sessions are offered seasonally on a regular basis and there are approximately two each year.

 

All sessions are included in the price of $75.00. An SBDC Certificate of Completion will be awarded at the end of the 2nd session. This Certificate is a requirement of the Otsego County, Schoharie County and City of Oneonta Microenterprise Grant Program. More importantly, you will walk away with valuable knowledge, ideas, motivation and resources.   

 

When:   Thursday, March 14, 2019   9:00 AM to 4:30 PM     Thursday, March 21, 2019   9:00 AM to 4:30 PM     

 

 Where:   Otego Now Offices     189 Main Street     5th Floor, Suite 500     Oneonta, NY 13820

 

 

To Register:  Call Michelle Catan at 607-267-4010 ext 105     Email: [email protected]

 

 Make check for $75.00 payable to: The Research Foundation of SUNY.  Mail to: SBDC, Michelle Catan, 189 Main St, Suite 500, Oneonta, NY 13820

 

  

03/14/19 Basics of Owning your Business (9 am – 4:30 pm) Learn what it takes to own your own business and to build market share.

 

Discover how to avoid risks and improve your chances of success  Evaluate your leadership style and predict your success  *Assess the financial and market feasibility of your business Hear a presentation by a local banker, SBA or NYBDC loan officer on how to finance your business* Learn methods to set up and maintain your business records from an accountant*  Basics of a Business Plan outline *Learn what your local Chamber of Commerce has to offer your small business*

 

 

03/21/19 Managing by the Numbers and Making Essential Decisions (9 am – 4:30 pm) Discover how to understand and develop financial statements – the key to effective planning, decision-making and profits Learn about hiring employees, dealing with suppliers, planning your inventory and launching your grand opening Understand the basics of sales, advertising, networking and customer service Learn about market research, marketing strategies, competitive analysis, pricing, and operations. Find out about marketing via the Internet and branding.* Hear a presentation by an insurance agent about the types of coverage you need to protect your business, your family and you * Find out what you need to know from a small business attorney about choosing the right business entity and how to handle other legal issues*  Hear how an entrepreneur started his/her business, overcame challenges and became successful*

 

Only your check will ensure your registration as class size is limited. No refunds after classes start.    Call today to register with SBDC Advisor Michelle Catan at 607-267-4010 ext 105

 

*Dates of the speakers' presentations might change based on their availability. 

 

Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.  Contact Michelle Catan at 607-267-4010 X105.

 

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Dear Members,

 

 

There are hundreds of Healthcare job opportunities locally and we are looking to fill them with local talent.  We hope you will share this with anyone looking for local opportunities to have them join us at The HealthCare Job Fair This Saturday, February 23, 2019 from 11:00a.m.-2:00p.m. at the Fox Care Center in Oneonta.

 

HEALTHCARE JOB FAIR

FOXCARE Center, 1 Foxcare Dr., Oneonta, NY 13820

Saturday 2/23/19 11am-2pm

PARTICIPATING BUSINESSES

Bassett Healthcare Network

Family Planning of South Central NY

UHS Hospitals

The ARC of Delaware County

The ARC of Otsego County

US Care Systems

AO Fox Hospital

Pathfinder Village

Chestnut Rehabilitation and Nursing Facility

Hampshire House

NYS Veteran’s Home (Oxford)

Mobile Life Transport

Springbrook

Catholic Charities

Chase Memorial Nursing Home and Rehab

Achieve

 

 

 

Join us on Monday, February 25, 2019 with the Young Professionals Network and the Otsego County Chamber of Commerce in welcoming Table Rock Bouldering to the community, Business After Hours starting at 5:30p.m. and Ribbon Cutting will occur at 6:00p.m. with celebration and climbing to follow, free of charge.  

Table Rock Bouldering is located at 6 Market Street, Unit B9, Oneonta, NY 13820

 

Comfy clothes are recommended. All equipment is provided on site.

Networking

Featuring

Young Professionals Network

Community Organization · Oneonta, New York

To provide opportunities for young professionals to meet, interact with, and foster relationships with other professionals who have similar interest.

 

Image may contain: 1 person

 

 

Image may contain: 1 person

 

Image may contain: 2 people, people smiling, people standing, beard, sunglasses and hat

 

 

 

 

Leadership for Supervisors

 

 

Join us for a Supervisory Training Class

 

When: March 29th, April 5th and April 12th

 

Time: 9am – Noon

 

Where: 189 Main Street, Suite 500, Oneonta, NY. 13820

 

Trainer: DH Sheldon Associates

 

 

Don Sheldon has global experience helping companies achieve world-class performance. His teaching style is hands-on and down to earth.

 

Course Description

This 9-hour course is designed to be delivered in 3 segments of 3 hours each.  The course gives the attendees an advanced foundation of management skill learning.  The course engages the attendees in analyzing and using thought leadership and application of these ideas within company applications.  Several actual company examples will be used to help in the attendees better understand the approach and attention required for good supervisory skills.  The students will be provided with copies the slides used in the class. 

 

Call or email Maggie Gilbert at 607 832-5781 [email protected] for more information.

 

All attendees must be actively enrolled with CDO Workforce

 

 

March 19th Event in Utica, NY

Small Business Development Center-Binghamton University

 

Presents

 

 

 

 The Small Business Training Program (Flyer Attached)

Are you starting a business? Are you already in business and need an entrepreneurial “tuneup”? The Small Business Training Program is for you. Strengthen your opportunities for business success with this entrepreneurial training program. Learn from the experts how to build your idea into a profitable venture. 

 

The classes take place on two (2) consecutive Thursday’s. Each session is a full day of classroom training beginning at 9:00 am and ending at 4:30 pm. The sessions are offered seasonally on a regular basis and there are approximately two each year.

 

All sessions are included in the price of $75.00. An SBDC Certificate of Completion will be awarded at the end of the 2nd session. This Certificate is a requirement of the Otsego County, Schoharie County and City of Oneonta Microenterprise Grant Program. More importantly, you will walk away with valuable knowledge, ideas, motivation and resources.   

 

When:   Thursday, March 14, 2019   9:00 AM to 4:30 PM     Thursday, March 21, 2019   9:00 AM to 4:30 PM     

 

 Where:   Otego Now Offices     189 Main Street     5th Floor, Suite 500     Oneonta, NY 13820

 

 

To Register:  Call Michelle Catan at 607-267-4010 ext 105     Email: [email protected]

 

 Make check for $75.00 payable to: The Research Foundation of SUNY.  Mail to: SBDC, Michelle Catan, 189 Main St, Suite 500, Oneonta, NY 13820

 

  

03/14/19 Basics of Owning your Business (9 am – 4:30 pm) Learn what it takes to own your own business and to build market share.

 

Discover how to avoid risks and improve your chances of success  Evaluate your leadership style and predict your success  *Assess the financial and market feasibility of your business Hear a presentation by a local banker, SBA or NYBDC loan officer on how to finance your business* Learn methods to set up and maintain your business records from an accountant*  Basics of a Business Plan outline *Learn what your local Chamber of Commerce has to offer your small business*

 

 

03/21/19 Managing by the Numbers and Making Essential Decisions (9 am – 4:30 pm) Discover how to understand and develop financial statements – the key to effective planning, decision-making and profits Learn about hiring employees, dealing with suppliers, planning your inventory and launching your grand opening Understand the basics of sales, advertising, networking and customer service Learn about market research, marketing strategies, competitive analysis, pricing, and operations. Find out about marketing via the Internet and branding.* Hear a presentation by an insurance agent about the types of coverage you need to protect your business, your family and you * Find out what you need to know from a small business attorney about choosing the right business entity and how to handle other legal issues*  Hear how an entrepreneur started his/her business, overcame challenges and became successful*

 

Only your check will ensure your registration as class size is limited. No refunds after classes start.    Call today to register with SBDC Advisor Michelle Catan at 607-267-4010 ext 105

 

*Dates of the speakers' presentations might change based on their availability. 

 

Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.  Contact Michelle Catan at 607-267-4010 X105.

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Dear Members,

 

You are invited to the opening of Congressman Antonio Delgado’s ONEONTA office.
Wednesday, Feb 20 from 2:00 to 4:00. 189 Main St, 5th floor.
Come meet and welcome Congressman Antonio Delgado to ONEONTA.

 

 

 

HEALTHCARE JOB FAIR

FOXCARE Center, 1 Foxcare Dr., Oneonta, NY 13820

Saturday 2/23/19 11am-2pm

PARTICIPATING BUSINESSES

Bassett Healthcare Network

Family Planning of South Central NY

UHS Hospitals

The ARC of Delaware County

The ARC of Otsego County

US Care Systems

AO Fox Hospital

Pathfinder Village

Chestnut Rehabilitation and Nursing Facility

Hampshire House

NYS Veteran’s Home (Oxford)

Mobile Life Transport

Springbrook

Catholic Charities

Chase Memorial Nursing Home and Rehab

Achieve

 

 

 

Join the Young Professionals Network and the Otsego County Chamber of Commerce in welcoming Table Rock Bouldering to the community, Business After Hours starting at 5:30p.m. and Ribbon cutting will occur at 6:00p.m. with celebration and climbing to follow, free of charge.

Comfy clothes are recommended. All equipment is provided on site.

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Young Professionals Network

Community Organization · Oneonta, New York

To provide opportunities for young professionals to meet, interact with, and foster relationships with other professionals who have similar interest.

 

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March 19th Event in Utica, NY

 

Accelerate your company’s opportunity for attracting talent, employee retention, skills growth, and expansion with FuzeHub’s newest Solutions Forum for NYS Manufacturers. Building a skilled manufacturing workforce is essential for companies to remain competitive in the midst of industry-wide landscape changes. This event will bring together leading regional resources who stand ready to assist your company in tackling today’s most pressing issues.

 

Addressing workforce challenges in the manufacturing sector is critical to industry growth in New York State and across the country. At this event, experience key presentations and one-on-one meetings that will expose you to leading initiatives that can assist your company in advancing the technical knowledge of your team or recruiting the talent you need for growth.

The event will feature excellent networking opportunities and an industry expert panel.

 

WHEN: March 19, 2019 from 1:30 PM – 7:00 PM

WHERE: Delta Hotel by Marriott

200 Genesee Street

Utica, NY 13502

 

*Program runs from 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM with a reception following from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

 

 

 

 

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Dear Members,

Join us on Friday, February 15, 8:30a.m.-10:00a.m. Bagels and Benefits Otsego County Chamber Membership Orientation at Chamber offices 189 Main Street 5th floor
Your Chamber of Commerce offers its members quarterly Member Orientations to become familiar with all aspects of the Chamber and meet new members. Whether you’re a new or existing member, these quarterly Member Orientations are a great way to connect with your Chamber and meet a local sponsoring organization each month. For February , Chamber member Fenimore Asset Management is our host.

Through this orientation, you will:

  • Get an overview of the Chamber and member benefits.
  • Learn how to best get engaged and take advantage of your membership.
  • Learn about Chamber programs, events and committees.
  • Learn about the business resources the Chamber and its partners offer. 
  • Get an overview of how the Chamber advocates for business interests at the local, state and federal level.
  • Have the opportunity to network with other business professionals and new members.
  • Meet seasoned Chamber volunteers to learn how they have gotten involved.
  • Meet the entire Chamber staff and Member Services Committee Members to learn how we can impact your business.

The orientations are always FREE, but do require an RSVP. Details below to RSVP.

 

Transitions Boutique

Sharing the ️ and the $avings on Valentine’s Day. One day only. Save 75% off selected items! No layaway, no holds on sale merchandise. Open 11AM – 6PM with deals that are only available once on items that have never been marked down before.

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Update from Susquehanna SPCA

  • Friday, February 15: Feline Low Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic. $60 fee includes spay/neuter with sedation, dewormer, rabies and distemper vaccinations, flea treatment, a nail trim, and an ear clean.  Held in collaboration with Dr. Joan Puritz and Dr. Bret Meckel and open to the public. Call (607) 547-8111, ext. 102. By appointment only; limited availability.
  • Saturday, February 16: Oneonta Indoor Heart Walk and Health Fair, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. FoxCare Center, 1 FoxCare Dr., Oneonta. Walk FoxCare’s three-mile course and enjoy more than 40 local vendors and agencies, hands-only CPR training, free fitness classes from FoxCare Fitness, free blood pressure, cholesterol, and glucose checks, free cancer screening kits, free radon testing kits, and meet adoptable cats and dogs! Admission is a donation of $30 or more to the American Heart Association. 
  • Tuesday, February 19: Volunteer Orientation, 6 p.m. Susquehanna SPCA, 4841 St. Hwy. 28, Cooperstown. All are welcome; no RSVP necessary. Kids under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Attendees will receive a guided tour of the facility, learn about shelter operations and explore the different types of volunteer positions available.

 

To learn more about the Susquehanna SPCA and to view available animals, visit www.thesas.org. For more information on upcoming events and volunteer opportunities, call (607) 547-8111.

 

HEALTHCARE JOB FAIR

FOXCARE Center, 1 Foxcare Dr., Oneonta, NY 13820

Saturday 2/23/19 11am-2pm

PARTICIPATING BUSINESSES

Bassett Healthcare

Family Planning of South Central NY

UHS Hospitals

The ARC of Delaware County

The ARC of Otsego County

US Care Systems

AO Fox Hospital

Pathfinder Village

Chestnut Rehabilitation and Nursing Facility

UHS Hospitals

NYS Veteran’s Home (Oxford)

News from Primary Care Solutions

Owners of Progressive Primary Care Solutions, Kathryn Murdock and Carolyn O’Reilly, have teamed up with Phil Konstantine at Clinton Plaza Laundry in Oneonta to launch the first Otsego County Laundry Love program this February.  Murdock and O’Reilly’s vision is to have their company launch and sustain three Laundry Love locations in Otsego County in 2019. 

 

According to Laundrylove.org, “Laundry Love is a neighboring movement that partners with groups, schools and local laundromats to wash the clothes and bedding of low-income and/or no-income families and individuals.”  

 

“Clean clothes and laundry are among the most important basic human needs for each individual,” says O’Reilly. “With clean clothes, an individual is better equipped to gain employment, maintain employment, live a healthier life and improve self-esteem and mental health.” 

 

“What we liked most about this program was the ability to provide immediate assistance while complementing existing laundry voucher programs in the area,” says Murdock. “When we approached Phil Konstantine about possibly conducting Laundry Love services at his location, his immediate response was ‘Let’s Do It!’” Phil is well versed in the needs of the community and has never turned away a patron in need of clean clothes or bedding, and through this program, we are able to give back to both our neighbors and our local business owners.”

 

Murdock and O’Reilly first became aware of the Laundry Love Project through a poverty presentation offered by Opportunities for Otsego in 2018.  They realized the potential for an immediate impact on those in need in the community and decided to make launching three sites in 2019 in Otsego County a community service goal for their company.  Business

For more information about the Laundry Love Project visit, https://laundrylove.org/. To donate to the Otsego County Laundry Love visit, https://www.purecharity.com/otsego-county-laundry-love or  https://www.gofundme.com/otsego-county-laundry-love-program

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Dear Members,
 
Oneonta's Job and Internship Fair, on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, from 1-3 p.m., in the Hunt Union Ballroom, on the SUNY Oneonta campus. This event promotes local and regional jobs, internships and volunteer opportunities.   Registration for the event is now open and closes February 26, 2019.

  • Registration fees are:
    • For-Profit organizations: $60 for one recruiter, $20 for each additional recruiter.
    • Not-for Profit Organizations: $30 for one recruiter, $20 for each additional recruiter.
    • Registration includes: one six-foot table with a white table cloth, two chairs, a parking pass and light refreshments.

Would you like to know how to register or learn more information?

 
 
 

Join us on Friday, February 15, 8:30a.m.-10:00a.m. Bagels and Benefits Otsego County Chamber Membership Orientation at Chamber offices 189 Main Street 5th floor
Your Chamber of Commerce offers its members quarterly Member Orientations to become familiar with all aspects of the Chamber and meet new members. Whether you’re a new or existing member, these quarterly Member Orientations are a great way to connect with your Chamber and meet a local sponsoring organization each month. For February , Chamber member Fenimore Asset Management.

Through this orientation, you will:

  • Get an overview of the Chamber and member benefits.
  • Learn how to best get engaged and take advantage of your membership.
  • Learn about Chamber programs, events and committees.
  • Learn about the business resources the Chamber and its partners offer. 
  • Get an overview of how the Chamber advocates for business interests at the local, state and federal level.
  • Have the opportunity to network with other business professionals and new members.
  • Meet seasoned Chamber volunteers to learn how they have gotten involved.
  • Meet the entire Chamber staff and Member Services Committee Members to learn how we can impact your business.

The orientations are always FREE, but do require an RSVP. Details below to RSVP.

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Dear Members,

 

Make your Reservations Now!

 

The Friends of Bassett Healthcare Network invites you to its Valentine’s Soirée. Please join us for a celebration of love and friendship on Saturday evening, February 9, from 6:30 p.m. until 11 p.m., at the Otesaga Resort Hotel in Cooperstown. This festive event will feature great food, wonderful beverages, music, dancing and our famous live auction. Help us to honor our special guests Flis and Andy Blum. Reservations are $150 per person, and all proceeds will support Bassett Medical Center’s Arts in Health Care program, an evidence-based initiative that is designed to reduce stress and promote healing among patients, their families, and providers through artistic engagement.  Don’t forget the Best of Live raffle—you can purchase a raffle ticket for $100 and pre-select any live auction item. The winning ticket will be drawn before the live auction begins, and that one, pre-selected item will be removed from the live auction line-up. To purchase a ticket for Best of Live, visit the Friends office in Harrison House, call (607) 547-3928, or email us at [email protected]. For reservations to the soirée, call Sheila LeMaster at (607) 547-4799 or make your reservation online through the Friends’ website: http://www.friendsofbassett.org/News-Events/Register-for-an-Event-Copy.

 

 

Commercial Space Available

There is commercial space available in downtown historic Oneonta in a Suite which 1,275 sq ft. Please see attached brochure and for more information please contact Chip Klugo at Klugo Oneonta, LLC.  607.936.1575 607.738.7772 [email protected].

 

COOPERSTOWN WINTER CARNIVAL HOSTS PUBLIC RECEPTIONS

The Cooperstown Lions Club, sponsor of the Cooperstown Winter Carnival, will host two receptions for the public to learn more about this 2019 event. The first reception is Saturday, January 19, Noon – 2 PM at the Tunnicliff Inn Dining Room, 34 Pioneer Street, Cooperstown. Refreshments and beverages will be available. This event, is an opportunity to receive the full printed schedule, Carnival pin and get involved in the operation of the weekend festivities. There will be dozens of positions needing volunteers and each responsibility will be outlined along with an opportunity for you to sign up.

If you miss the Saturday event, Lions Club members will be available on Sunday from 11 AM – 2 PM at the Welcome Center tent in Pioneer Park, corner of Main & Pioneer Streets.

For information, contact Rich McCaffery at [email protected] or 607-547-5256

This event has been organized with an emphasis for family fun with a diverse array of activities. To get a preview of the offerings and see what you might be interested in volunteering for visit www.cooperstownwintercarnival.com. You may also visit them on Facebook at Cooperstown Winter Carnival.

The Winter Carnival is made possible by generous support from financial donors as well as those contributing in many other ways by donating volunteer time and services. The planning committee consists of Rich McCaffery, Chair, Lions Club Member, Joshua McMahon, Marketing, Lions Club member, John Saphier, Treasurer, Lions Club Member, Marcie Birch, Events Co-Chair, Community Representative and Liz Callahan, Events Co-Chair, Community Representative.

The committee is still accepting monetary contributions and checks payable to the Cooperstown Winter Carnival and sent to PO Box 912, Cooperstown, NY 13326 will be greatly appreciated

 

Chicken barbecue proceeds to benefit Susquehanna SPCA

 COOPERSTOWN, NY – Volunteers on behalf of the Susquehanna Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) will host a Brooks’ BBQ Chicken Dinner on Friday, February 8 at Christ Episcopal Church. The event is being underwritten by Matt and Mary-Margaret Sohns and local businesses, with proceeds going to the shelter.

 The dinner, part of Cooperstown Winter Carnival 2019, will be held from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the church Parish Hall at 69 Fair Street. Dinners – eat in or to go – will include a chicken half, baked potato, coleslaw, roll, butter, salad, dessert and cider for the suggested donation of $10.

 “Last year, the Susquehanna SPCA cared for 777 animals, up from 620 in 2017. This significant increase in animals saved would not be possible without support from generous volunteers, community members and businesses,” said Executive Director Stacie Haynes.

 Meals can be reserved in advance by calling (607) 547-8111 or (607) 547-9555. Tickets can be purchased at Church & Scott pharmacy, 5396 NY-28, at the shelter, 4841 State Highway 28, or at the door until sold out. Advance registration/purchase is appreciated.

 Proceeds from the dinner will go toward shelter expenses and programs. Last year’s event raised more than $4,000.

 

In operation since 1917, the Susquehanna SPCA is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization committed to caring for homeless, surrendered, and seized companion animals and finding them loving, forever homes. For more information or to donate, visit www.sqspca.org

 

 

8th Annual Career Expo and Job Fair Open House on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 from 5:00p.m.-8:00p.m. 

The Otsego County Chamber believes that retaining young people in our region after they graduate, either for employment or post-secondary education, is critical to the economic vitality of our region.

 

The Otsego County Chamber will hold its 8th Annual Career Expo and Job Fair Open House on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 from 5:00p.m.-8:00p.m. at the ONC BOCES campus in Milford, 1914 County Route 35 Milford, NY 13807. The purpose of the Career Expo is to provide a well-rounded depiction of career opportunities in our region, the jobs that may be available to students when they graduate along with the education and skills needed to acquire those jobs. Business and college exhibitors will provide information to students about the various career opportunities at their company, the training and education needed for those careers, average salaries, and how students can acquire the skills, education, and experience needed to pursue these opportunities.

 

NEW this year there will also be a Job Fair and Open house which open to the public to attend and meet with area employers for current openings, learn about job training programs and we are proud to partner with ONC BOCES, CDO Workforce and NYS Department of Labor.

 

We invite you to be an Exhibitor at this Expo to showcase current job openings you are trying to fill and meet with students, parents and interested candidates.  Several colleges and educational program from our region are also invited to attend and share information on how their programs relate to the various career opportunities in our region. Colleges will be paired with business sectors at the Expo so that students can see a connection between the careers in our region and the educational opportunities also available in our region.

 

We hope that you will join us for this event. Registration is $30 per table includes light dinner and name listed on ads. Please complete the attached Business Exhibitor Registration form and return it with your registration payment by February 1, 2019. Set up will be between 3:30p.m.-4:45p.m.

 

If you have any questions about the Expo please contact myself or Karen Laing, Member Services Administrator, at (607) 432-4500 Ext. 104 or by emailing [email protected]. Thank you!

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