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Dear Members,

 Join us on Friday, November 16th, 2018 MWBE Certification Process and What To Do Once You’re Certified
 Presenters Liam McMahon, SBDC Business Advisor and Darlene Kanuk, SUNY Broome EAP. MWBE certification is more important than ever with Governor Cuomo's goal to reach 30% of state's procurement goal or $2.4 billion dollars with certified MWBE businesses. The process to obtain the MWBE certification is a detailed endeavor that has many layers. The Small Business Development Center and SUNY Broome EAP are here to assist in the process of certification and to guide you in finding those contracts and bids once your certified. This workshop will walk you through the steps to become certified as an MWBE with helpful tips and strategies. It will also show you the opportunities available once you have become certified to find those state, federal, and municipal contract bids. Attached is more details.
Seminar held at: Otsego County Chamber/Otsego Now Offices 189 Main Street- 5th floor Oneonta, NY
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC SIGN IN: 8:00 AM Time:  8:30 to 10:30 AM Cost:  $35 per seminar       
THREE EASY WAYS TO REGISTER: ONLINE:  otsegocc.com CALL:  Member Services Administrator  607.267.4010 Ext. 104 EMAIL: [email protected]


Please complete this important survey!


Small Organizations and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Survey


Survey Link: http://bit.ly/CornellSmallBusinessNY


We welcome those with experience with the employment provisions of the ADA, but the perspective of those without direct experience with disability or accommodation in their organization will also help us understand information needs.

WHAT is asked in this survey? Participants will be asked review some introductory information about the ADA and disability and to anonymously provide some information about their organization related to the following:

  • Organizational policy and practice
  • Information needs around the ADA and disability
  • Information sources used for ADA or HR-related questions,
  • Characteristics of the organization

This information will be compiled into an aggregated report, and organization names or individual information will NOT be shared.

WHEN does this survey take place? The survey will be open Oct 5th, 2018. It should take approximately 10 minutes to complete.

WHY should I participate? The results will inform the design of tools, resources, and other assistance to support small employers around implementing Title I of the ADA and creating a disability inclusive workplace.


  1. ENTRY INTO A DRAWING for a $50 gift card
  2. FINAL REPORT on study findings.

Newsletter Spotlight on Businesses in Otsego County and Your Holiday Events listing One Stop-The Otsego Chamber invites our members to submit news on their organization to be shared in our print newsletter and e-news on a regular basis. Please send us pictures, anniversaries, awards, events,  Save the Date notices, Ribbon Cuttings, recent promotions, recent expansions and job postings. As we kick off this season of giving thanks we welcome you to share your upcoming holiday events. We will promote these happenings to share with our network of readers and community partners within the Chamber membership on a weekly basis. Please submit your news directly at any time on a regular basis to [email protected].

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The Greater Oneonta Historical Society (GOHS) will hold its largest fundraiser event of the year, its Benefit Auction, on Friday November 16.  The 12th annual auction will be at the Quality Inn (formerly the Holiday Inn) on Route 23. There will be hundreds of items in the live and silent auctions, as well as a bucket auction. Kevin Herrick of Lettis Auction will be the auctioneer. Admission is free. Doors open at 5:30 PM, with the live auction beginning at 6:30. The Quality Inn will have food and beverages available for purchase. 


GOHS executive director Bob Brzozowski says, “There will be something for everyone – arts and antiques, dinners and museum tours, gift cards for restaurants, and much more. Some specific items include a trip for four to the races at Saratoga, a quart of soup a month, a weekend at Lake George, genealogical research, a Susquehanna Valley Guild quilt, and two tickets to a July 2019 performance of Glimmerglass opera.”


A sampling of items are on display at the History Center, 183 Main Street. There will also be a table of auction items at Lettis Auction, 23 Reynolds Street, on Thursday November 15. Absentee bids are being accepted at the Center through Thursday November 15. For more information, contact [email protected] or (607) 432-0960.

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