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Dear Members,


I wish you and your families a Very Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Hanukkah as the celebrations begin this evening at sundown. Best Wishes for a joyous and safe holiday and thank you for your membership to The Otsego County Chamber of Commerce. It is an honor to serve the business community and we have many great things coming up over the next few weeks. Please help spread the word and we look forward to seeing you at upcoming holiday gatherings!





The Cooperstown and Otsego County Chambers of Commerce support

Small Business


Why you should shop local:

• In these economic times, you need to keep your purchases in your community!

• With rising costs of living, local businesses save you time, gas and wear on your car!

• Local businesses will fill your shopping needs!

• Local businesses underwrite activities of your schools, groups, and teams!

• Increased local sales tax keep other taxes down!

• Local businesses have earned your support!

• Shopping locally proves you care about home!



Besides investing in and building our local economy and affecting your “quality of life,” MOST OF ALL, IT’S A GOOD DEAL! Give local businesses a REAL chance to earn your dollars! It will be returned to you many times. From Richfield Springs to Unadilla, from Cherry Valley to Morris, from Worcester to Edmeston and from Cooperstown to Oneonta.

Join us for Think Local First Kick-Off event Wednesday, December 11 at SpringBrook, 8 am, cafeteria, north entrance, Main Campus, 105 Campus Drive, Oneonta (between Cooperstown and Oneonta). RSVP: call Patricia Szarpa, Ex. Dir. Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce 607-547-9983 or Barbara Ann Heegan, President & CEO The Otsego County Chamber of Commerce 607-432-4500 x207.





Sears of Oneonta will celebrate this season by opening early Black Friday at 6:00 am! Sears has some great Craftsman Tool specials and for any Craftsman Bottle cap Wrench purchased through December, Sears will donate $2.00 towards the “Salute to Local Hero’s”. Sears of Oneonta is collecting donations to support our local hero – the Oneonta Fire Department. All our donations stay local and support our dedicated team of firefighters in Oneonta. Shop local and support your community and friends!




TOYS for Tots Drop Off- The Shipping Room

The Shipping Room at 291 Chestnut Street in Oneonta is a “Toys for Tots” Drop Off.




Open House at

NBT Bank

NBT Bank and The Otsego County Chamber of Commerce

are hosting a Holiday Open House

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

5:00p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

One Wall Street, Oneonta

Join us as we celebrate the holiday season.

Catering by: Stella Luna

RSVP by Friday, November 29 in advance to Shelly Giangrant at 607.432.4500 ext. 207  or e-mail to [email protected]


Business After Hours at SUNY Oneonta, Tuesday December 10, 2013

SUNY Oneonta invites representatives from your organization to learn more about our internship programs. Join us for a Business After Hours networking reception in collaboration with the Otsego County Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 from 4:30p.m.-6:00p.m. at Le Café in the Morris Conference Center. We would like to show our appreciation for organizations that continue to provide quality experiential learning opportunities and offer support and partnership to organizations new to experiential learning! Please RSVP by Friday, December 6 to Megan Ackley(607) 436-2534 or e-mail at [email protected]

Tri-County Young Professionals Holiday Party! Come join the Tri-County Young Professionals on Wednesday, December 11th, from 6-8pm on the fifth floor of the Chamber building at 189 Main Street Oneonta. There will be young professionals from both Otsego and Cooperstown Chambers in attendance. Come enjoy great music and food. You will have the chance to meet other YP’s and usher in the Holiday’s two weeks early! We encourage you to bring your significant other or a friend. Please bring a gift under $5 to exchange and any donation you can make at the door would be greatly appreciated! Please RSVP to the event by calling Steve Campbell of the Morgan McReynolds Group at Morgan Stanley at 607-431-2271 or by email at[email protected].


St. James Manor Annual Open House Sunday December 15th

Our annual open house is Sunday, December 15th from 3 – 5. Eight is Eneuf – A cappella group singing music from the early 1600’s t the do-wop era of the 60’s to the Beatles to Billy Joel. Jack Stahl will be at the piano with all your favorites and Big Chuck will be here with a live remote. We are collecting food for the St. James Food Pantry.

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