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Dear Members,

The Otsego County Chamber of Commerce office will be closed from 8:00am to 1:00pm on Thursday, November 14, 2013 for the Economic Summit. We will reopen at 1:00pm.


Two Ribbon Cuttings This Saturday, November 16th At Klugo Parkview Place

Join us this Saturday, November 16th at Klugo Parkview Place for two Red Ribbon Cuttings located at 155 Main Street, Oneonta. Owners of Theresa Emporium – Theresa Cyzeski and Kathy Verrelli welcome you to their new location on Main Street 1 block away from their former location. They have a little bit of everything with gifts for everyone and lovely home decorations. Theresa Emporium Ribbon cutting is at10:00a.m followed by Printigree Print and Design Services at 10:30a.m.. Owner of Printigree, Kari Pollock offers high quality publications, large format posters, banners, canvas wraps, and large quantity offset press printing. Please RSVP
Tri-County Young Professionals – Are you a working young professional or just entering the workforce?
Wondering where all the young people are hiding? Well the Otsego County Chamber Young Professionals Committee invites you to join them on Thursday, November 14th from 6-8pm at Humphreys Restaurant on Main Street in Oneonta for their kickoff event. Join with other young people in the area that desire to be more involved in their local community and are looking for the platform to build great relationships. All are welcome! You will get the chance to meet the Otsego County Chamber Young Professionals Committee and give your feedback as to what kind of activities and events you would like to be a part of. Please RSVP to Committee Member Steve Campbell, Financial Advisor at The Morgan McReynolds Group at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management at 607-431-2271. Walk-ins are more than welcome!  Employers please share with your employees that may be new to the area and would like to connect with other young professionals.


LAST CALL for the Networking Luncheon Pizza Party!

We invite you to join us for the “Networking Luncheon Pizza Party” at Stella Luna this Wednesday, November 13, 2013 from 11:45-1:30p.m. Cost is $25 per person. Speed Networking starts at 11:00am with our facilitator Steve Campbell of The Morgan McReynolds Group at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management.  If you have not yet RSVP please contact Shelly Giangrant Vice President of Member Services at (607) 432-4500 Ext. 207.

SCORE Partnership

SCORE is a national organization of business leaders, retired and working, that volunteer their time to assist entrepreneurs with starting and growing their small businesses, and commit to support them for the Life of Their Business. SCORE will work with entrepreneurs to assist with all kinds of ongoing business issues; SCORE also works with Non-Profit organizations. To make an appointment to speak with a SCORE member call the Chamber at (607) 432-4500 ext. 202.  SCORE Chapter 217 supports Chenango, Broome, Tioga, Otsego, Tomkins and Delaware counties in NY as well as Susquehanna County in Pa.  As we work to meet the needs of our communities SCORE is always looking for new members, if you or someone you know has an interest in helping your community grow by assisting small businesses to succeed please come to our kickoff event this Friday, November 15, 2013 at 8:00a.m. at Hartwick College in Dewar Union Chesebro Room. A complimentary continental breakfast will be served and there will be a Q & A on the program services. There is no cost to receive services from SCORE and no cost to attend this kick off session. To make an appointment to speak with a SCORE member call Barbara Ann Heegan, President  & CEO Otsego county Chamber at (607) 432-4500 ext. 202.



Open House

NBT Bank and The Otsego County Chamber of Commerce

are hosting a Holiday Open House

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

One Wall Street, Oneonta

Join us as we celebrate the holiday season.

Catering by: Stella Luna

RSVP in advance to Shelly Giangrant at 607.432.4500 ext. 207

To all Otsego County Chamber Members:


This letter brings important news about a valuable new program for our members.


This Chamber program presented by Combined Worksite Solutions is designed to help employers increase employee morale, increase employee performance and reduce employee turnover.


Combined Worksite Solutions is a national specialist in providing voluntary employee benefit plans to state and local chambers throughout the United States. The program has shown steady growth as a valuable service to Chamber member companies. The secret to this success can be attributed to the professional service oriented way this member service is delivered through well trained and caring account representatives. Combined Worksite Solutions is a unit of Combined Insurance.


This is how the program works for our members:


Otsego County Chamber members will receive a customized benefit statement for each employee. This report helps the employee realize the value of all of the benefits you provide for them. They will understand the real worth of their total compensation which includes salary and benefits. It helps them see the big picture.


Member companies can offer U-Select employee paid voluntary insurance benefit enhancements to their employees, thereby expanding their employee benefits package without adding cost to the bottom line. These plans include life insurance and disability income protection as well as plans to help with deductibles and co-pays.


By choosing the U-Select program for your employees, your company will offer a new, valuable membership benefit that helps attract and retain valuable employees.


Please call Steve Paciello at 607-725-7282 to find out more about this important program. This service is provided to member companies at no cost. This could be one of the most important financial steps you have ever taken for your business and your employees.


The Chamber is pleased to provide this service to its members as another benefit of your membership.




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