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On Sunday June 24 at 2:00 PM, the Greater Oneonta Historical Society hosts Chuck D’Imperio, who will speak about and sign his latest book at the History Center, 183 Main Street.  Graves of Upstate New York: A Guide to 100 Notable Resting Places is a revised and expanded version of D'Imperio's 2007 Great Graves. Copies of all D’Imperio’s books are available for sale at the History Center. For more information, contact (607) 432-0960 or info@OneontaHistory.org.


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Inductions of Guerrero, Hoffman, Jones, Morris,
Thome and Trammell Highlight
Hall of Fame Weekend 2018, July 27-30

— Class of 2018 Will Be Inducted in Less than Eight Weeks —

(COOPERSTOWN, N.Y.) – The legends of the game are coming to Cooperstown. And when they return to the home of baseball in July, they’ll have six new members of the club waiting for them.

Welcome to Cooperstown, Class of 2018.

Hall of Fame Weekend is less than 60 days away, with new classics and old favorites throughout the event lineup as the game’s newest immortals take their bow July 27-30.

More than 50 Hall of Famers are scheduled to be in Cooperstown to honor the Class of 2018 at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. The Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, honoring Vladimir Guerrero, Trevor Hoffman, Chipper Jones, Jack Morris, Jim Thome and Alan Trammell will be held Sunday, July 29, at 1:30 p.m. ET at the Clark Sports Center – located one mile south of the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.

Guerrero, Hoffman, Jones and Thome were elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America in January. They’ll be joined on the Induction Stage by Modern Baseball Era electees Jack Morris and Alan Trammell.

Guerrero, who earned votes on 92.9 percent of all BBWAA ballots cast, played 16 seasons for the Expos, Angels, Rangers and Orioles, earning nine All-Star Game selections and winning the 2004 American League Most Valuable Player Award. An eight-time Silver Slugger Award winner for his work in right field and at designated hitter, Guerrero hit .300-or-better 13 times, drove in 100-or-more runs 10 times and topped the 30-home run mark in eight seasons.

Hoffman, who appeared on 79.9 percent of all BBWAA ballots cast, pitched 18 seasons for the Marlins, Padres and Brewers, spending 16 seasons in San Diego. The first pitcher to reach both the 500-save and 600-save milestones, Hoffman ranks second in MLB history with 601 saves and second with 856 games finished.

Jones played 19 seasons, all for the Atlanta Braves, including 12 years in which the Braves made the postseason. The first overall pick in the 1990 MLB Draft, Jones – who appeared on 97.2 of all BBWAA ballots cast – becomes the second No. 1-overall selection to earn Hall of Fame election, following Ken Griffey Jr. in 2016. An eight-time All-Star and the 1999 NL Most Valuable Player, Jones topped the 100-RBI mark nine times and had eight seasons with at least 100 runs scored.

Morris pitched 18 seasons for the Tigers, Twins, Blue Jays and Indians, earning 14 Opening Day starts and four World Series rings. A five-time All-Star, Morris finished in the Top 5 of his league’s Cy Young Award voting five times. H led all pitchers in the 1980s with 2,444.2 innings pitched and 162 wins and topped all American League pitchers in strikeouts with 1,629. Among pitchers whose careers began after 1976, Morris recorded the most complete games with 175.

Thome, who received votes on 89.8 percent of all BBWAA ballots cast,  played 22 seasons for the Indians, Phillies, White Sox, Dodgers, Twins and Orioles. One of nine members of the 600-home run club, Thome’s 612 long balls rank eighth on the all-time list, and his 1,747 walks rank seventh all-time. Thome recorded 100-or-more RBI nine times and scored 100-or-more runs in eight seasons. Thome, who ranks fifth all-time in at-bats per home run with a mark of 13.76, began his career as a third baseman before moving to first base.

Trammell played 20 seasons – all for the Tigers – and earned six All-Star Game selections, four Gold Glove Awards and three Silver Slugger Awards at shortstop. A seven-time .300 hitter, Trammell scored 100-or-more runs three times, topped the 30-double mark six times and stole 20-or-more bases three times. His 2,139 games at shortstop rank 11th on the all-time list, and his .977 fielding percentage ranks sixth among shortstops with at least 2,000 games played.

The Induction Ceremony will be shown live on MLB Network, which has televised the event every year since its launch in 2009. The Induction Ceremony will also be shown via webcast at baseballhall.org.

The Hall of Fame Awards Presentation will be held at 4:30 p.m. on July 28 at Doubleday Field and will feature the presentation of the Ford C. Frick Award for broadcasters to Bob Costas and the J.G. Taylor Spink award for writers to Sheldon Ocker. The Awards Presentation is free and open to the public.

Also on Saturday, July 28, the Hall of Fame Parade of Legends returns for the eighth year to provide fans with more thrills. Hall of Famers will ride down Main Street in trucks provided by Ford Motor Company en route to a private reception at the Museum during the 6 p.m. parade.

The Sunday, July 29 Induction Ceremony will take place on the grounds outside of the Clark Sports Center, which is located on lower Susquehanna Avenue, unless severe weather cancels the event. Follow the Hall of Fame on Twitter @baseballhall for the latest updates.

The site of the Induction Ceremony is located just one mile south of the Hall of Fame, and the short walk provides a picturesque view of the homes of Cooperstown. Please note that professional interpreters will be provided for the hearing impaired. The event will be held outdoors rain or shine, unless severe weather forces the cancellation of the Ceremony.

The Ceremony is expected to last approximately three hours. Lawn seating for the event is unlimited and free of charge. Reserved seating options are available at the Museum’s Contributor, President’s Circle and Benefactor Membership levels – call 607-547-0397 for more information. A blanket or lawn chair is recommended for comfortable viewing. As the weather in Cooperstown can be warm in July, it is recommended that visitors bring a cap and sunscreen. The Commemorative Hall of Fame Weekend Program, ball caps, Yearbooks and Museum memberships are available for purchase at the Induction site, which features two retail locations open from 9 a.m. until the end of the Ceremony. Refreshments are sold at the site and water is provided complimentary to visitors.

Family activities scheduled throughout Hall of Fame Weekend 2018 include the following special events:

Hall of Fame Weekend Events

Friday, July 27        PLAY Ball with Ozzie Smith & Tim Raines (additional Hall of Famers TBA)
Plaque Gallery and On Field * Registration fee required                                         8 a.m.

Saturday, July 28    Hall of Fame Awards Presentation, Doubleday Field         4:30 p.m.

Hall of Fame Parade of Legends, Main Street                                                         6 p.m.

Sunday, July 29      Induction Ceremony, Clark Sports Center                             1:30 p.m.

Monday, July 30     Legends of the Game Roundtable, Doubleday Field           10:30 a.m.

Featuring Vladimir Guerrero, Trevor Hoffman, Chipper Jones, Jack Morris, Jim Thome and Alan Trammell

PLAY Ball with Ozzie Smith – with special guests including Tim Raines:  Ozzie Smith returns in a fundraiser to support the Hall of Fame’s educational mission with a unique opportunity for fans, featuring fellow Hall of Famer Tim Raines and two additional Hall of Famers to be announced. This two-hour event features non-stop interaction at each station with a living legend and includes special mementos. Space is limited. The donation is $1,000 per person, with Hall of Fame Members admitted for $750. To reserve your spot, please call 607-547-0310. 8 a.m.Friday.

Hall of Fame Parade of Legends: Join the pageantry and excitement as the Hall of Famers ride in trucks provided by Ford Motor Company down Main Street on their way to a private reception at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Fans are encouraged to attend the Awards Presentation prior to making their way to the Parade. Main Street, 6 p.m.Saturday.

Legends of the Game Roundtable: The Hall of Fame’s newest members, Vladimir Guerrero, Trevor Hoffman, Chipper Jones, Jack Morris, Jim Thome and Alan Trammell, participate in the Legends of the Game Roundtable event at historic Doubleday Field in CooperstownThis event is for Members only and costs $10 for adults and $5 for juniors (under 12 years old). Tickets are available to members now by calling 607-547-0397. Doubleday Field,10:30 a.m.Monday.

Museum Members are afforded special opportunities throughout the Weekend. As a nonprofit institution, membership support advances the Museum’s commitment to preserve the National Pastime and aids in the preservation of artifacts and archival materials that document the rich history of America’s game. Additionally, membership packages are wonderful and unique gifts for friends and family. Members enjoy many privileges, including free admission to the Hall of Fame year-round. To learn more about the program and its many benefits, please visit. www.baseballhall.org/join.

 

Additional Hall of Fame Weekend Privileges for Members

·         Free admission to the Museum throughout the year

·         A special members-only entrance to the Hall of Fame to avoid long lines

  • Exclusive early access to the Museum on SaturdaySunday and Monday
  • VIP reserved seating for the Induction for Contributor, President’s Circle and Benefactor Members
  • VIP reserved seating for the Awards Presentation for Contributor, President’s Circle and Benefactor Members
  • A complimentary copy of the Commemorative Hall of Fame Weekend Program
  • Priority access to the Legends of the Game Roundtable program on Monday

 

The Museum maintains the following Hall of Fame Weekend hours: Friday9 a.m. – 9 p.m.Saturday8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Plaque Gallery closes at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday); Sunday8 a.m. – 9 p.m.Monday9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Advance tickets are not necessary but are available by contacting the Hall of Fame at 888-425-5633 or by visiting www.baseballhall.org/visit. For Hall of Fame Members, doors open at 7 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday and at 8 a.m. on Monday. As always, Hall of Fame Members receive free admission. A special Members-only entrance eliminates the need to wait in line. Interested parties may enroll in the Membership program in advance or at the Museum.

Parking will be extremely limited in Cooperstown during Hall of Fame Weekend. As is the case throughout the summer, the village will make parking and trolley service available at three trolley lots in Cooperstown. The Cooperstown Trolley will provide transit to the Baseball Hall of Fame and Doubleday Field from three different locations: the Red Lot on Route 28 (Glen Avenue) at Maple Street; the Blue Lot on Route 28 just south of Cooperstown; and the Yellow Lot on Route 80 at the upper parking lot of the Fenimore Art Museum.  All-day passes are available for $2 per adult and free for children 5 and under. The Trolley will operate throughout Hall of Fame Weekend daily from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Follow the trolley’s stops atwww.followthetrolley.com.

 

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum has teamed up with Sports Travel and Tours to offer baseball fans a one-stop opportunity to purchase Hall of Fame Induction Weekend travel packages. For more information or to plan a trip to Cooperstown, please call 1-888-310-HALL (4255). Membership participants receive a 5% discount on all their baseball travel packages.

 

If you need help with accommodations during your stay, please visit www.thisiscooperstown.com/lodging. For driving directions from major cities, area cities and local airports, visit the directions page at the Hall of Fame’s website for more information: www.baseballhall.org/visit/cooperstown.

 

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is open seven days a week year round, with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. From Labor Day until Memorial Day Weekend, the Museum observes daily regular hours of 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. The Museum observes summer hours of 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. from Memorial Day Weekend until the day before Labor Day. Ticket prices are $23 for adults (13 and over), $15 for seniors (65 and over) and $12 for juniors (ages 7-12) and for those holding current memberships in the VFW, Disabled American Veterans, American Legion and AMVets organizations. Members are always admitted free of charge and there is no charge for children 6 years of age or younger. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. For more information, visit our website at baseballhall.org or call 888-HALL-OF-FAME (888-425-5633) or 607-547-7200.

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For More Information, Please Contact:

Jon Shestakofsky, Vice President of Communications and Education

607-547-0287, jshesta@baseballhall.org

Craig Muder, Director of Communications

607-547-0227, cmuder@baseballhall.org

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Welcome to Mohawk Valley SBDC
June 2018 Seminars and Webinars

MWBE Workshop – NEW!
NYS Certification for Women-, Minority-, and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Companies
Wednesday, June 13, 2018; 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Co-sponsored by Partnership for Community Development
This training, presented by the NY SBDC's Government Contracting Coordinator Judy Wolf will provide an overview of the NYS certification programs for women-, minority-, and service-disabled veteran-owned companies, including eligibility criteria and benefits of certification. Judy will also take participants on a step-by-step review of the MWBE application process, which can appear daunting when you first start to explore it on your own. Discussion will include the documentation requirements, key elements of your application, and a live demonstration of the online application itself and some best practices for completing your application.
This session will be held @ Hamilton Entrepreneurship Center, 20 Utica St.,
This session is FREE to the public but does require pre-registration at the following link:
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Wednesday Webinars
June 2018
Proposal Webinar Series – New!
Even if you missed Part 1 and 2, there is still one other webinar opportunity remaining!
The Mohawk Valley SBDC has partnered with WinBiz Proposals to bring you this powerful series of webinars designed to cover vital aspects of responding to RFPs.
This is a three-part webinar series:
  • Part 1“3Ps to Position Your Government Contracting Proposal to Win: People, Past Performance, Preparedness”
May 30, 2018, 2-3 pm – Request recording and/or slides! Email: mutchlr@sunyit.edu
  • Part 2“RFP 101: What the Government is REALLY Looking For”
June 6, 2018 – 2-3 pm – Request recording and/or slides! Email: mutchlr@sunyit.edu
  • Part 3The What and Who of Improving Your Bids & Proposals”
June 13, 2018 – 2-3 pm
Presenter:
Jennifer Adeli, Founder and CEO for WinBiz Proposals
The webinars are FREE but registration is required. Click on the link below for a flyer describing topic titles:
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SBDC Seminar
Monthly Workshop: Small Business Startup
June 21; 10 am – 4 pm
Jump-start your new business by attending this condensed training covering multiple topics all in one day! 
If you are thinking about starting your own business or have recently opened a new business, this workshop is for you! Taught by SBDC business advisors, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of business start-up information.
Where:  SUNY Polytechnic Institute
Fee:      $75 – Includes light refreshments; lunch on your own
Pre-registration and payment are required. Call the SBDC @315-792-7547 or email to palazzp@sunyit.edu.
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Check out these Recent NYSBDC blog posts!
5 Essential Pages For Your Small Business Website:
 
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Delegation: What Your Team Wishes You Knew:
 
How to Use Webinars to Build Good Customer Relationships:
 
The Cost of Returns:
You are invited, nay, encouraged. to share articles from your blogs/websites to the listserv.
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RESOURCE PARTNER EVENTS
Two Great Seminars!
Sponsored by the Women's Business Center
“Build A Website for Your Business”
Building your own website for your small business or nonprofit used to be difficult, but now, there are many solutions available to establish your presence on the Internet. From choosing your domain name and the right platform, to website content and search engine optimization; we will give you everything you need to know to build and maintain your own website.
When: June 13; 6 – 9 pm
Where: Delta Hotel by Marriott Utica (Formerly The Radisson)
Fee: $25.00
“Facebook for Your Business”
Facebook continues to provide a consistently strong return on investment for marketing businesses of all sizes. For new and small businesses, Facebook can provide an inexpensive entry into advertising. For more established and larger businesses, Facebook Business Manager can provide an entire suite of tools to manage multiple Facebook pages, monetize key posts for advertising and track and analyze results.
When: June 27; 6-9 pm
Where: Delta Hotel by Marriott Utica (Formerly The Radisson)
Fee: $25.00
NOTE! Bundle and Save – sign up for both seminars for $40.00
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Economic Development Workshop
Co-Sponsored by Rome Area Chamber of Commerce and Mohawk Valley EDGE
Thinking about expanding your business? Have an idea to start a new business in Rome? Seeking tenants for your commercial or industrial property? Or just interested in regional economic development initiatives?
Plan to attend this workshop at the Rome Chamber of Commerce. Mohawk Valley EDGE staff will be on-site to present an economic development update and provide technical assistance to businesses, entrepreneurs, and property owners seeking new opportunities.
When: June 13; 6-7:30 pm
Where: Rome Area Chamber of Commerce Office
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DCAA Accounting System Requirements
Sponsored by North Country PTAC
If you are a small business contractor providing services to the federal government that requires bidding process; an accountant; a small business owner or executive, you should plan to attend this program.
When: June 14, 2018; 9 am – 3 pm
Where: Fairfield Inn & Suites, 250 Commerce Park Drive, Watertown, NY
Fee: $12.00 – Breakfast and Lunch Options Provided
Click on the link below for more information and to register to attend:
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WorkSmartNY
Doing Business with NYSDOT
Sponsored by NYS Dept. of Transportation
You are invited to attend the upcoming “Doing Business with NYSDOT” Orientation in Region 2- Utica, New York. This session is designed to introduce firms to ongoing and upcoming regional design and construction projects.
This event is open to Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs), Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprises (MWBEs), as well as Service Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses (SDVOBs). You will also be provided with information on the DBE Certification process.
When: Thursday, June 14th, 2018; 9am- 3pm
Where:  State Office Building 
Conference Room A & B
Utica, NY 13501
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2018 C4I and Cyber Technology Symposium
Sponsored by Griffiss Institute Business Incubator
Announcing the 2018 C4I and Cyber Technology Symposium sponsored by the Erie Canal Chapter of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA).  The symposium will explore challenges and research opportunities in the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Information Directorate (AFRL/RI) in C4I and Cyber technologies for AF and DoD applications.
When: June 19-20, 2018
Where: Hotel at Utica Centre, 200 Genesee Street, Utica, NY
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Mohawk Valley Regional Manufacturing & Agriculture B2B Showcase
Powered by FUZEHUB and hosted in partnership with AIM, Herkimer County Industrial Development Agency, and Herkimer County Community College
 
The Showcase offers an opportunity for regional manufacturers and Food/Beverage & Agriculture producers to showcase their company as an exhibitor; network with peers, find potential business partners, suppliers & customers, connect with regional and state resources, and hear from some of the area’s key business leaders on important industry topics.
 
Thursday, June 28th, 2018
8:00AM Registration Opens
9:00AM-12:00PM – Exhibitor Showcase & Networking
12:00PM-1:00PM – Luncheon and Key Note Address
1:30PM-2:30PM – Break Out Sessions
3:00PM – Event concludes
 
To register to attend or become an exhibitor, go to http://fuzehub.com/MFG-AG-SHOW2018/
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You can find a copy of our current Training Events Schedule at our website: www.sunypoly.edu/sbdc
 
Need further assistance?
 
Contact the MV SBDC for free consultation on:
  • Government Contracting
  • Bid-Match Services – BidLinx(R)
  • Business Plan
  • Loan Packages
  • Marketing
  • Procurement
  • Small Business Certifications
  • Accounting/Recordkeeping
  • Concept Evaluation
  • Organization and Management
  • Business Financial Management
  • and more …
The Small Business Development (SBDC), administered by the State University of New York, is a comprehensive program that provides management and technical assistance to start-up and existing small business firms in New York State.
  
The SBDC specializes in providing one-to-one counseling on business problems, and offers education programs targeted to the needs and interests of small business owners.

STAY CONNECTED
Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions, or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflects the views of the SBA. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact the Mohawk Valley Small Business Development Center at 315-792-7547.

Mohawk Valley SBDC | 100 Seymour Road, Utica, NY 13502

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*Offer valid November 1, 2018 through March 31, 2019. Per room, per night and based on single adult occupancy. Excludes applicable taxes and gratuities. Not to be combined with any other offer or discount. Minimum of 20 rooms. Other restrictions may apply. Standard A/V includes: 6′ tripod, skirted A/V table, podium, power strip and extension, house sound system, one wireless microphone.
The Otesaga Resort Hotel • 60 Lake Street, Cooperstown, NY 13326800.348.6222Otesaga.com

 

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This Years Job Fair Was a Great Success

The 2018 Job Fair was held on Saturday, April 14, at the Fox Care Center in Oneonta with a theme of Laying a Foundation for Success. From employment opportunities to the chance to spread the word about their services, our members came out and helped to create an excellent event. Focusing on education, employment, and enhancement, this event allowed the community to get to know participating businesses better, gaining a deeper understanding of what they stood for and what they offer. We look forward to next year’s being even better!

 



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Thank you to Chris Chase of Directive, one of our board members, for donating a great video to share with everyone. Visit directive.com to learn more them.

 

2018 Annual Dinner and Celebration of Business

Our Annual Dinner & Celebration of Business was held at the Foothills Performing Arts and Civic Center on May 3. It was a wonderful evening of fine music, food, and appreciating the accomplishments of our two award recipients of the night. The chamber board of directors was proud to congratulate and honor both NBT Bank and the late Eugene Bettiol Sr, both of these honorees represent a legacy of entrepreneurial spirit. That spirit has embraced and uplifted the community, contributed to a thriving economy and created a vast opportunity for all our neighbors not only today but also for future generations.

 

We thank all that attended the Chamber dinner and send a special thank you to our sponsors NYCM Insurance, Bassett Healthcare Network, Community Bank, Key Bank, NBT Insurance Agency.

 

Thanks again to Chris Chase of Directive for the additional photography and a great video of the event. If you were not able to attend check out the video!

 

 

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