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Dear Members,




Oneonta, N.Y.-For Immediate Release-The Oneonta Elks is hosting a Roast Turkey Dinner open to the community to attend Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 6:00p.m.. $11.00 per person includes Roast Turkey, stuffing, veggie, soup & dessert. Children 8-13 years half price, Children under 7  eat Free. The Oneonta Elks will be raffling two turkeys at the dinner. This is a fundraiser for the Elks Lodge Charities Community Program. RSVP required by calling the Oneonta Elks at (607) 432-1312 by Tuesday at Noon.



Otsego-Delaware JSEC Presents “Preventing Employment Discrimination: The EEOC & OFCCP Section 503 Regulation Updates” Seminar with David Ging, from the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The EEOC is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetic information. Most employers with at least 15 employees are covered by EEOC laws. The laws apply to all types of work situations, including hiring, firing, promotions, harassment, training, wages, and benefits. Preventing employment discrimination from occurring in the workplace in the first place is preferable to remedying the consequences of discrimination. A brief review of Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 regulation updates and compliance (amended as of March 2014) will also be discussed. Please join us for a presentation on the following: OFCCP Section 503;  EEOC Current Trends and Initiatives; EEOC General Information & Overview; EEOC Charge Processing and Investigative Procedures; The Cost of Discrimination; and  Title IX. The seminar will be held on Wednesday, November 19, Program from 9am to Noon, at the Fenimore Art Museum, 5798 State Hwy 80 in Cooperstown. To register send an email to:[email protected] or Call: 607-432-4800 x 103. The costs will be  $15 per person  (to be paid at the door) Cash or checks payable to “JSEC” will be accepted at the door. Deadline for reservations are November 17th.



Please join us for “Bagels and Benefits” on Friday, November 21st at 8:30 at the Broad Street Grill located in the Clarion Hotel at 55 Market Street in Oneonta.

Enjoy a complimentary bagel and coffee and meet the President/CEO, Barbara Ann Heegan. She will explain the benefits of Chamber membership and how it can help your business grow and in turn helps strengthen the economy in Otsego County.

We invite you to share with us what your company does and encourage you to mingle and meet the other business representatives in attendance.

RSVP to Shelly Giangrant, Vice President of Member Services at [email protected] or by calling (607) 432-4500 ext 207.  New Option – register online at www.otsegocc.com!  We look forward to seeing you there!



Join us for a Business After Hours on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 from 4:30pm – 6:30pm at Creative Imaging located in the Southside Mall. RSVP by calling Shelly Giangrant, Vice President of Member Services at (607) 432-4500 Ext 207or emailing [email protected].




Rockin’ Around Cooperstown Special Announcement!

On December 6 the Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce and the Clark Sports Center will host the inaugural “Rockin’ Around Cooperstown Ugly Sweater Run/Walk” on Cooperstown’s Main Street.  There will be live music, games, activities, Santa, and much more throughout the day!

As a special offer to members of the Cooperstown Chamber, we are offering a $5 discount to participate in the race/walk, bring the entry fee to $20 or $15 with a toy donation for “Toys For Tots.”  The Cooperstown Chamber has extended this offer to members of the Otsego County Chamber of Commerce as well!

You can register either at the Clark Sports Center or the Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce offices, or online athttp://www.active.com/cooperstown-ny/running/distance-running-races/rockin-around-cooperstown-ugly-sweater-run-walk-2014?int=

Additionally, there are still sponsorship opportunities available!  Please see attached document.  Free entry in the race available with sponsorships.

Please visit the event’s Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/rockinaroundcooperstown?ref=bookmarks



State of the State Breakfast

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

7:30am – 10:00am

Holiday Inn of Oneonta

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Reservation                $25 per person ($35 for Non Members)

Breakfast, Networking and meet and greet with your elected officials from County, State and Federal Governments at 7:30am followed by program at 8:30am.  Come listen to the Otsego County Chamber of Commerce’s public policy agenda and the call to action from our Legislators.


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RSVP by Friday, January 2, 2015 to Shelly Giangrant, Vice President of Member Service by emailing [email protected] or calling (607) 432-4500ext. 207 or Fax to (607)432-4506


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Otsego County Chamber of Commerce

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Oneonta, NY 13820


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Destination Oneonta Events


Saturday November 22nd –  Annual Santa parade – welcomes Santa to his downtown cottage – 11AM with line up starting at 9.45 @ Foothills.  Santa is at his cottage til 3


Monday Dec 1 and Tuesday Dec 2 – Annual Gingerbread contest.  Drop off on Monday 3-6 at GOHS, Tuesday 9-11 at KeyBank.  This years theme is Winter Wonderland.

Winners are announced at the tree lighting


Thursday Dec 4th – Annual tree lighting. 5.30 to 8.  Tree lighting @ 6PM.  Musical entertainment in the plaza and at the city hall end of the street.  Horse wagon rides .  Cider and Cookies and ALPACA’s.  Kids events by OWL and Oneonta YMCA.  Events @ GOHS.  Santa in his cottage.


Downtown Open House Saturday December 13th.


IMPORTANT – Late night Thursday hours downtown for some of our local merchants (GOHS, Artisains Guild, Theresa’s Emporium to name a few) Thursday the 4th/the 11th/ and the 18th.


KIDS activities downtown on Sat Nov 29/Sat Dec 6th/Sat Dec 13th and Sat Dec 20th.


AND Santas cottage hours:

Sat Nov 22 – 11.30 to 3

Fri Nov 28th 11 – 1

Sat Nov 29th 11.30 to 2.30

Thursday Dec 4 5.30 – 8

Sat Dec 6 11.30 to 2

Thursday Dec 11 – 4.30 to 6

Sat Dec 13th – 10.30 – 2

Thursday Dec 18th – 4.30 – 6

Sat Dec 20th 10.30 – 2

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