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This is a busy time of year and many of you missed this very informative webinar on Green Energy Savings for your business and home through NYSERDA programs and grants.  We feel this content is very important for our members so please watch it and reach out to the MVEDD folks if you have questions- they are here to help!

Click on the link and watch the presentation- about 40 minutes.

Meeting Recording:

https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/-Beo7Xb0mT-Lh9BTSasmLpAKT4bkbv6rar4X1AuJzCXJip3xGQRUycGam0TEYa24.3AA9xnpkQYJ1gOeM

Also below is the Powerpoint link so you can click on the links to apply directly from the presentation.

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/14qWiN52FDKy_yFmljNtpvHM5b-uI-VUekoYqY27sj5c/edit?usp=sharing

 

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We are accepting  nominations for the best of the best businesses and leaders in our region to be honored by the Chamber.  Please download the 2 forms that include 4 awards:

 

Breakthrough Award

Small Business Award

Distinguished Business award

Eugene A. Bettiol, Jr Distinguished Citizen Award

 

Note the closing dates for the Nominations and send them in prior to the closing dates.  The Board Membership Committee will be determining the 4 winners and we will be notifying the winners shortly thereafter.   

We will keep you posted on the celebration for these Award winners on our website and Facebook pages so be sure to stay connected with us!

 

Sincerely,

 

Kathryn Dailey

Director of Special Events

Otsego County Chamber of Commerce

31 Main Street, Suite 2B

PO Box 18

Oneonta, New York  13820

(607) 432-4500 ext 2

 

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This is an interest meeting to see if people want us to start up this program again.  All Young Professionals are invited to join us-the purpose of a YPN is to network with other young professionals, to learn from various programing on professional development, career growth, and other topics you want to see.  Come to this meeting and let us know what you want the YPN to be. Click on the link top register

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSffPHHiyE1TutceQnYuaFRYFVJ5DuXO8JiwpvqajjMg1152yg/viewform

Wednesday, October 27th.  6:00pm

Location:

B-Side Ballroom and Supper Club, Lower level of Clinton Plaza, Oneonta, NY.

This venue will not be open that evening- it is only open for our group so you must be registered.

Please have your vaccination card/app with you.

 Cash bar.

See you then!

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The Small Business Recovery Grant still has funds available- The Otsego Chamber will continue to provide free webinars on navigating the NYS Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant program and the application.  You do not need to pre-register- Just join in.  The first zoom link will work for each of the Monday events, and the second zoom link will work for any of the  Thursday events.  Spend an hour and find out if you are eligible!  $5000 to $50,000 grants available.

 

Mondays through November 22- NEW TIME: 9:30- 11:00am, via zoom – live webinar

Time: 09:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

  • Every week on Monday, until Nov 22, 2021, 6 occurrence(s)
  • Oct 18, 2021 09:30 AM
  • Oct 25, 2021 09:30 AM
  • Nov 1, 2021 09:30 AM
  • Nov 8, 2021 09:30 AM
  • Nov 15, 2021 09:30 AM
  • Nov 22, 2021 09:30 AM

Join Zoom Meeting

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Meeting ID: 826 1244 8334

Passcode: 313503

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OR Chose to attend the CANYS webinar on Thursdays  at 9:30am-11:00am via zoom.

  • Oct 14, 2021 09:30 AM
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Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kv3otED9w

 

Any Questions?  Contact Kathryn Dailey at the Chamber offices 607-432-4500 ext 2 or [email protected]

 

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The Search Committee for the Chamber has just released the Job description for the CEO position.  If you are interested, please send your resume and cover letter to [email protected].  All candidates information must be sent by November 10th.

The Heart of Central New York

Otsego County and the surrounding Upstate New York Communities combine the fresh air and wide open spaces of rural communities with modern conveniences like world-class healthcare, the arts and culture, picturesque parks, fine dining, health and wellness centers, hiking, boating, fishing and much more.

Nestled in between the Catskills and the Adirondacks, the region also boasts some of the most competitive K-12 schools in New York State that excel in academic, athletic and extra-curricular performance. The region is also home to several post-secondary educational institutions and is within a two-hour drive of more than 20 highly regarded colleges and universities.

Located within day-trip distances of major metropolitan centers like Montreal, Boston and New York City, Otsego County has it all for you and your family.

The Otsego Chamber of Commerce seeks an experienced leader who can lead change, grow membership, build revenues, and manage programs to advance the Chamber mission. This individual is responsible for providing highly visible leadership in all issues related to the business community, our economy and community vitality. The CEO must will able to travel regularly for meetings and events. The CEO is responsible for representing the interests of members and in supporting our economic development and quality of life. The vision of the Chamber is to be a proactive business organization in the spirit of collaboration and cooperation, providing value and advocacy to our members with an influential voice dedicated to economic success and quality of life in Otsego County.

The mission of the Chamber is to continually improve the overall business climate in the region; to strive for an atmosphere which attracts investment; to build a positive, forward-thinking business community; and to partner with government, groups, individuals and institutions.

The Otsego County Chamber of Commerce is governed by Board of Directors that meets monthly. It also has an Executive Committee.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Reporting to the Board of Directors and its Executive Committee, the CEO advances the Chamber vision, leads the mission, builds revenues, and grows membership. The CEO should be a dynamic person who is energetic and passionate about growing and supporting the membership in building a prosperous and resilient community. As the chief executive officer of the Chamber, responsibilities include, but not limited to: growing and sustaining membership; managing and directing all operations, programs, activities, and affairs of the organization; and, the Chamber’s Strategic Plan. The CEO supports the Chamber’s Board of Directors and serves as the “face of the Chamber,” acting as a community leader and ambassador of business advocacy. The CEO also collaborates closely with other business organizations with the goal of improving the business climate across the County and region with a focus on economic development. Chamber Areas of Focus

  • Vision, mission and core values as outlined in the Chamber’s Strategic Plan.
  • Membership recruiting, sustainment and support.
  • Economic development
  • Programs and project management that include a system of measuring progress and goal attainment as well as reporting system back to Board of Directors.
  • Identify Chamber Business Community needs.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities Under the broad supervision of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors, the CEO will be responsible for the following:

  • Advancing the vision, mission and core values of the Chamber.
  • Planning and conducting membership recruiting, sustainment and support.
  • Oversee and/or participate in researching, writing, and administering grants that support Chamber goals.
  • Implementing systems that support Chamber members.
  • Implementing and refreshing the Chamber’s Strategic Plan.
  • Meeting or exceeding budgeted financial metrics.
  • Facilitating cooperation between the Chamber on behalf of its members, the Otsego County Business Community and the region as a whole.
  • Ensuring administrative and financial policies and controls, which assure sound fiscal and operational management of Chamber affairs, including the Chamber budget.
  • Measuring progress of program and goal attainment as well as developing reporting system back to Board of Directors that is directly tied to part of CEO performance evaluations.
  • Facilitating the appointment of all Board committee chairs, as well as members of the Board of Directors.
  • Developing agendas for all Executive Committee, Board and other committee meetings with advice and counsel of the Board Chair.
  • Serving as the chief spokesperson on policy matters for the Chamber.
  • Recruiting, training, supervising, and developing Chamber staff members.
  • Promoting growth, retention, and expansion of existing member businesses.
  • Embracing technology and emerging trends to help the Chamber meet its strategic goals.

Required Background & Experience | Desirable Qualities & Characteristics Suitable candidates for the position of CEO will have a proven track record in executive leadership, strategic planning and implementation, Board management, membership development, economic development, budget and operational management, legislative and community advocacy, relationship building, and staff management. In addition, all candidates will be expected to have the following:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Seven to ten years of progressively responsible leadership experience, preferably with a membership organization, chamber of commerce or business advocacy organization; comparable experience in private business sector is acceptable.
  • Demonstrated success in a membership association the size of the Chamber with proven ability to develop new membership levels.
  • Strong organizational and strategic skills; ability to plan strategically and think tactically.
  • Prior experiences in strategic planning in cooperation with a governing Board a plus.
  • Successful track record for engaging, partnering and building alliances with a wide range of constituencies and influencers; strong relationship-building skills.
  • Prior experience with successful grant applications including research, writing, and administration.
  • High degree of skills and experience in effective financial management and media relations, including social media.
  • A successful track record as a proactive advocate for an organization; working knowledge of legislative and political processes and environments.
  • Ability to represent the Chamber’s vision, mission, goals, and outcomes to Board members, government agencies, and industry leaders.
  • Experience aligning diverse interest groups on issues and opportunities that will benefit the overall business community.
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills and confidence as a public speaker.
  • Proven experience recruiting, developing, motivating and retaining a strong, diverse staff in a team-oriented environment; an effective delegator.
  • Proven track record of budgetary and fiscal management for an organization the size of the Chamber, including budget development and financial statement interpretation.

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The Chamber is pleased to announce the Smart Business Seminar Series is back!

NEW:  Due to the upsurge in COVID cases in the County we will be only providing these via ZOOM until further notice.

We hope you will join us for these informative presentations.

Upcoming Events:  All begin at 8:30am- 10:00am

Wednesday, October 6th– Legal Update with HH&K Dawn Lanouette.  An update on all Legal Labor Law changes including Mask Mandates, and the changes to the Heroes Act, Marijuana Laws and Employment regulations.  $10 members, $35. Non-members.-

If you missed this webinar and you would like the video- you can continue to register, we will invoice you and the video will be sent to you.

Thursday, October 14th– SBA Update, with SBA director Michelle Catan. free

Thursday, October 21Three Steps to Paying Down Student Loans for Non-Profit Employees, Presented by Northwestern Mutual Financial Advisor Michael Schram. free

Wednesday, October 27thClean Energy Savings through NYSERDA  presented by MVEDD- free.

Wednesday, November 3rd – Student Interns for our business- presented by SUNY Oneonta.   What you need to know to get stated on hiring an intern or two!

FOR ALL of these:  Must pre-register on our website- see upcoming events and click on the seminar you are interested in.  The sessions are free and the ZOOM link will be sent after you have registered.  Look forward to seeing you!

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Governor Hochul recently announced changes to the NYS COVID-19 Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant Program that will allow more small businesses to apply for funding. Now a business that had gross receipts of up to $2,500,000 in 2019 or 2020 is eligible to apply. Also, the limit on the Paycheck Protection Program has increased; if a business received $250,000 or less in PPP loans they are also now eligible to apply. Please see Governor Hochul’s press release here:  https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-hochul-announces-expanded-eligibility-800-million-covid-19-pandemic-small-business

Applications filed in the first phase that are pending and/or haven’t submitted all their documents must complete their applications by September 10, 2021!

Also new applications submitted on and after August 25th will begin to be processed on September 8.

One last very important point: businesses must have a bank account to receive funding!

Applicants can find assistance to complete the application here:  https://nysmallbusinessrecovery.com/partners/county/

 

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The Chamber of Commerce is very pleased to announce the winners of the 35th Annual Golf Classic held on Friday, August 28th at the Oneonta Country Club. 

Team Oneonta Realty won with a score of 56!  Congrats to Cricket Keto, Jeremy Saunders, Brian Cetnar and Mark Smithling. 

2nd places was Team Autumn Café- Wayne Carrington, Bill Senif, Pattie Canner and Todd Carrington

and third place was taken by Team A&D Transport Services:  Al Rubin, Chad Smith, Heath Utter and Adrian Van Essendelft.  2 points separated 4th and 5th place teams from A& D Transport:   4th went to Team Bank of CooperstownKyle Liner, Paul Catan, Matt Curtis, and Russ Southard, and 5th went to Team Brooks Barbeque headed up by John Brooks, Ed Zawisza, Jeremy Meyers and Mike O’Donnell.

 

Other winners:  Closest to the Pin for the Men– Jamie Reynolds with 25″ off the tee on #10 and for the Women, Patti Canner at 3′ 3″.  The Longest Drive was won by Kyle Liner for the Men and Whitney Talbot for the women. 

Congratulations to all!

 

We also want to thank all the sponsors who make the tournament a success. We have Corporate sponsorships this year that include:  NBT Bank, Community Bank, NBT Insurance, Key Bank, NYCM , Bassett Healthcare Network, and Brooks House of BBQ. We also had Hole In One contests sponsor again this year– Scoville-Meno Honda through the Upstate Honda Dealers assoc. had multiple prizes for various par 3 holes, including a Honda HRV  on hole #2.  Several people came verrrry close!  Thank you for adding this excitement to the event!

 

And We Thank the Tee Sponsors and Raffle Prize donors who add so much to making the Tournament a success:

A& D Transport Services – Autumn Café –  Bank of Cooperstown -Benson Agency Real Estate-Better Dreams Productions- Bettiol Chiropractic & Alternative Therapies, LLP- Brewery Ommegang-Combined Insurance-Community Foundation of Otsego County-Cooperstown Distillery-Corning Incorporated-Coughlin and Gerhart, LLP-Courtyard by Marriott-Dan Buttermann-Delaware Engineering DPC-Delta Engineers, Architects, Land Surveyors, & Landscape Architects, DPC -Destination Marketing/ This is Cooperstown-Directive-Dollars for Scholars-Eastman Associates-Five Star Subaru-Hampshire House Assisted Living-Helios Care-Hinman, Howard, and Kattell, LLP-Holiday Inn Express Oneonta-Holiday Inn Express and Suites Cooperstown-Hughson and Benson Associates-Keller Williams Upstate NY Properties-Leatherstocking Credit Union-Lutz Feed-Mark Drnek for Mayor-Meyers Cabinetry-Miller Financial Services-Mirabito Energy Products-Mostert, Manzanero & Scott, LLP-Munson’s Building Supplies, Inc-National Baseball Hall of Fame-Oneonta Country Club-Oneonta Outlaws-Otesaga  Hotel-Otsego Connect-Otsego Rural Housing Assistance Inc-Piaker & Lyons-Preferred Mutual-Prolifiq-Red Jug Pub-Rehabilitation Services-Richard W. Wakeman, Inc.- Scoville Meno-SUNY Oneonta-Sweet Home Productions-TedXOneonta-The Daily Star-Theresa’s Emporium-Toonie Moonie-YMCA

 

THANK YOU!  We Hope to see you all again Next Year!

 

 

 

 

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Mark Your Calendars and register today for the 35th Annual Golf Classic fundraiser for the Otsego County Chamber of Commerce. 

 

This year we have rolled back the price for a foursome ($700) and twosome ($350)  AND have all the same great prizes: win one of the raffle prizes including a kayak! Win the longest drive, closest to the hole, and putting contests, win your division, or better yet get a Hole-in-One and win a car

 

All this and great opportunities to network with community and business leaders and enjoy getting some exercise at the beautiful Oneonta Country Club.

 

This fundraiser helps support the Chamber’s many activities as well as supports the Oneonta Country Club and our member restaurants.  The Chamber has decided not to do a banquet (Covid continues to be an issue with inside gatherings)  but to purchase gift certificates from our many member restaurants and give one to each golfer!   So you can take your crew or family out to dine and support the restaurateurs as well!

 

Registration is open and the tournament is filling up so sign up today! Download the form and send it in or click on upcoming events and register through our website.  We will invoice you. 

 

A special thank you to the Chambers Sponsors who make this and all our programming possible:

The Community Bank

Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield

Key Bank

Bassett Healthcare Network

NBT Bank

NYCM

NBT Insurance

Brooks Barbecue

And

Scoville- Meno / Honda Upstate Dealers for the Hole in One prize- 2 year lease on an HRV!

 

Not a golfer but want to be seen?  A tee sign is just $100 and every golfer will see it- as well as your name goes on the sponsor banner- a great deal for $100.

Contact:  [email protected]  with any questions or items for the raffle, prizes, swag bag gifts, anything!

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A recording of the July 27, 2021 Zoom session to discuss experiences, suggestions, and ideas for making the Jobs Market move forward in our local region in Otsego County and surrounding areas. Presented by the Otsego County Chamber of Commerce, featuring: US Congressman Antonio Delgado; NYS Senator Peter Oberacker; NYS Assemblyman John Salka; NYS Assemblyman Brian Miller and NYS Assemblyman Chris Tague.

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Register today and talk with the Legislators about your business workforce needs on Tuesday July 27th from 9-11 am.  Your legislators will be available to hear about your experiences and suggestions/ideas for making the Jobs Market move forward.  They will let you know what they are doing and how they will include your experiences into their agenda.  This is free and open to the public.  Sign up today! https://bit.ly/WorkforceNeeds-Forum

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Attend  a Free Zoom meeting to determine if your business is eligible for a Small Business Recovery Grant.  The applications are being accepted now so find out if you are eligible, what you need to prove you are eligible,  how and where you apply, at one of these webinars:

Wednesday, July 7 at 10:00am

Monday, July 12 at 10:00am

Monday, July 19 at 10:00am

Monday, July 26 at 10:00am

Monday, August 2 at 10:00am

 

They are free- here is the zoom link- it works for any of these dates:

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.

 

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMlc-mprzsuG9BW0J7Nq4DtJYeuyb_nQYJe

 

 

or visit our website:  www.otsegocc.com and click on upcoming events to register. 

The content will be the same for each so you only need attend one.  Please let other business owners you know about this chance to find out how they can get a grant.

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MUST REGISTER by Thursday 6/24 at 3:00pm-

no walk ups please!

PRICE REDUCED! Just $25 per team! Sign up today!

Thank You Five Star Subaru for Being our Headline Sponsor!

We also want to thank:

Hughson and Benson Insurance

Piaker and Lyons and Preferred Mutual

With the support of our Sponsors we have reduced the price per team! Just $25.00 and your in!!! Sign up today

We hope this will grow into the biggest tournament, but at this time it’s the first!  If you play, test your skills against others in the region- if you don’t play, Sponsor the event and come find out what the game is all about.

 It’s fun, people of all ages and abilities can play it, and most people find it addictive!  The City of Oneonta has made new Pickleball Courts in Neahwa Park so you can challenge your employees to get out there and exercise, use it for team building and have fun!  Call the office to learn how your company can participate.

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Its time to register for the Chamber of Commerce  35th Annual Golf Classic: a great day of networking, seeing old friends, making new ones, and enjoying the outdoors.  The Chamber is excited to again work with the Oneonta Country Club to provide a safe and fun tournament with: Prizes, Contests, Lunch, Gift Bags, gift certificates to member restaurants for further celebrating, and so much fun on the course!  Please get a twosome or foursome together and register.  Forms available at the Chamber office,  or call us to mail one, or sign up on-line:   https://otsegoccny.chambermaster.com/eventregistration/register/456

Not a golfer?  Sponsor a Tee Sign for just $100  and  be seen by everyone!

NOT A MEMBER?  Become one for JUST $100- you get a tee sign, and your membership for the rest of 2021 with a renewal for 2022 being the normal price.  Call for details!

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The New Marijuana Laws

This Information is from Chamber Member :  Hinman, Howard, and Kattell, LLP-

(This information is not legal advice and may not be suitable for all situations. Contact them:  www.hhk.com, or call 607-723-5341 or email: [email protected] for more info. )

After years of discussion, New York has finally legalized marijuana (cannabis) for recreational use by adults age 21 and older.  The new statute contains a variety of provisions relating to the licensing and distribution of cannabis.  It also contains information on cultivation and possession for personal use, provisions on decriminalization of the possession and distribution of marijuana, as well as changes to the Family Court Act and Penal Law.

Employers will not be surprised to learn that there are provisions applying to them tucked into the lengthy bill as well.

The law amends existing Labor Law Section 201-d to prohibit discrimination against employees on the basis of the use of cannabis in situations in which all of the following are met:

  • Use is before or after work;
  • Use is not on the employer’s property; and
  • Use does not involve employer’s equipment or other property.

The law also prohibits any “occupational or professional licensing board or office” from discriminating against a person for any activity permitted under the statue.

There are caveats to the anti-discrimination provision as it relates to employers.  First, the law specifies that employers are not required to allow employees to be “impaired” while at work.  Impairment is defined as “the employee manifests specific articulable symptoms while working that decrease or lessen the employee’s performance of the duties or tasks of the employee’s job position, or such specific articulable symptoms interfere with an employer’s obligation to provide a safe and healthy work place, free from recognized hazards, as required by state and federal occupational safety and health law.”

Second, the law contains two exceptions related to an employer’s necessary compliance with federal law and federal contracts.  These include allowing an employer to discriminate on the basis of use if “the employer’s actions were required by state or federal statute, regulation, ordinance, or other state or federal governmental mandate” or “the employer’s actions would require such employer to commit any act that would cause the employer to be in violation of federal law or would result in the loss of a federal contract or federal funding.”

Employers will want to review their Drug Free Workplace Policies, Drug Testing Policies, and related practices for compliance.  In particular, employers with federal contracts will want to understand what is required as opposed to what they may wish to do.  For example, while most federal contracts require a Drug Free Workplace Policy, the policy requirements do not typically apply beyond the actual workplace and do not typically require any particular drug testing or penalty requirements.  By contrast, employees governed by the U.S. Department of Transportation rules will still not be able to use marijuana because that agency has taken the position that federal drug testing rules will still bar employment and work by employees who cannot pass their drug testing requirements (which include a prohibition on marijuana use).

Employers will also want to train supervisors on what “articulable symptoms” of impairment at work are.  The statute makes clear an employer will need to have documentation of the impact on performance or safety at work in order to discipline or discharge an employee for impairment at work.

Employers would do well to remember that the Compassionate Care Act (New York’s medical marijuana statute) remains in effect.  Employers are still required to consider whether they can make reasonable accommodations for employees who are certified patients under that statue.

Employers will also want to watch for any regulations from the newly created Cannabis Control Board.  The statute gives broad authority to the Board to regulate all aspects of the new recreational marijuana law.

WANT TO KNOW MORE?  Join us for virtual webinar on Thursday May 20th at 9:00am– with Dawn Lanouette, LLP

Free to Chamber Members, $20 for non-members:  click here to register: https://members.otsegocc.com/events/register/438

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Need some extra help?  Summer positions to fill?  New positions and want to find the right candidate?  Then join the Virtual Job Fair on May 4th and find your next new employee(s).  The Chamber is pleased to sponsor this Virtual Job Fair on May 4th from 12:00 noon until 2:00pm, and wants you to sign up today- the deadline is tomorrow!

 

The Job Fair is Virtual and you will have a Zoom Room to interview candidates if you register by April 16th so do it today.  Go to dcmoboces.com and click on the Virtual Career Fair registration link under NEWS to register. 

 

 

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The Chamber is pleased to host the 2nd Empowerment Meeting – Women Owned Businesses of Otsego County Roundtable, on Tuesday April 27th, at 8:30am.  This free event is for women who identify with owning a business to connect with other business owners,  and women who are interested in starting a new venture to meet informally and connect virtually, to discuss the opportunities in various sectors of the business world. 

 

This forum began in March, tying in with Women’s History month, and the response was so positive from the participants that we were asked to make it a reoccurring group.  So, this is #2 and we hope you will join us.  The event is free but we ask that you pre-register. 

Join us and hear the stories of opportunities and challenges faced by others in your home region.   

 

Please click on the event in the “Upcoming Events” and register.  You will be sent the zoom link directly.

 

This is an informal gathering- we will ask each to tell about their history- what type of business they have, where it is located, how long it  has been in business and some aspect of their business that they are particularly proud of, and/or an area that is a challenge, especially now.

 

If you have a business that you have pivoted since the pandemic, we would like to hear about that and how it has changed what you will do going forward.

 

Anything is on the table :  so come to share your hopes and dreams as well as your cautionary tales.   We can learn so much from each other!  

Questions?  Call Kathryn Dailey at 607-432-4500 ext. 2 or email her at [email protected]

 

 

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Otsego County wants to recognize businesses in our County that have made the effort to improve sustainable solid waste practices within their business. The businesses recognized with this certification are role-models for our community. Responsible solid waste management practices help reduce carbon emissions, give longer life to our landfills, and prevent waste from polluting the environment.  

 

Shane Digan, Planner and Recycling Coordinator for Otsego County will explain the certification benefits for your business and the environment and how you can apply.  Celebrate Earth Day by getting certified!

 

This is a zoom meeting: Click on this link to pre-register- you must be registered to join in. https://otsegoccny.chambermaster.com/eventregistration/register/436

The Webinar is FREE and this program is a great way to let your customers know you are green conscience, and doing your part to help.    

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Emp♀werment

Are you thinking of starting a business?

Join us for an informative webinar:

Empowerment:  Roundtable of Otsego County Women Owned Businesses

Tuesday March 30th at 8:30 a.m. zoom virtual meeting

This is Free but you must pre-register.

Regional Women Leaders will discuss their adventure in owning their own business:  how they got started, resources that they utilized to get their businesses off the ground, what they wish they had known first, and how they pivoted their business during the pandemic.  Women owned businesses from all sectors: retail, marketing, manufacturing, consulting, food service, and tourism, will be represented.

Some of these businesses are well established and others just opened during the pandemic year.  Diversified experiences that will inform you about how to move your own project forward, or ways you can pivot and grow your current business.

Join US whether you are a woman or not, we believe these Women can help you succeed.

Sign up for the roundtable today!   When: Mar 30, 2021 08:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAqdeqoqzgrH91Og-VdvypnP6OaCkG3uM6M

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