Interested in starting a business and not sure how to do it?
The Otsego Chamber of Commerce and SCORE are presenting a workshop showing you the steps of how to go from an idea to “opening the doors”. Legal, financial and marketing considerations and concepts will be discussed. A two hour presentation will be followed by one hour of free time to meet one-on-one with a small business counselor to discuss your particular ideas.
Location: SUNY Oneonta at Craven Lounge located in Morris Hall
Date: Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Time: 5:30pm to 8:30pm
2014 Career Fair
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Set up from 8:00 am – 8:45 am
Career Fair from 9:00 am – 12 pm
Holiday Inn, State Route 23, Oneonta
Developing career ready graduates creates a pathway for our youth to be successful. The Otsego County Chamber believes that retaining young people in our region after they graduate, either for employment or post-secondary education, is critical to the economic vitality of our region.
The Otsego County Chamber will hold its first Career Expo for 8th, 9th and 10th grade students onThursday, October 30, 2014 at the Holiday Inn of Oneonta. The purpose of the Career Expo is to provide a well-rounded depiction of career opportunities in our region, the jobs that may be available to them when they graduate and the education and skills need to acquire those jobs.
Business exhibitors will provide information to students about the various career opportunities at their company, the training and education needed for those careers, average salaries, and how students can acquire the skills, education, and experience needed to pursue these opportunities.
Several colleges from our region will also be present to share information on how their degree and certificate programs relate to the various career opportunities presented. Colleges will be paired with business sectors at the Expo so that students can see a connection between the careers in our region and the educational opportunities also available in our region.
We are inviting local schools to bring a group of 8th, 9th, and/or 10th graders to the Career Expo. The Expo will be from 9:00 am – 12:00 p.m. and we will stagger the arrival times of the participating schools so that we have will have a continuous flow of participants. Schools will plan to attend for 1 ½ to 2 hours to give students ample time to visit with the exhibitors and attend the mini-workshops.
EXHIBITOR SPACE REGISTRATION
The Otsego County Chamber of Commerce, is pleased to be sponsoring the 2014 Career Fair on Thursday, October 30th at the Holiday Inn, State Route 23, Oneonta, set up from 8:00 am – 8:45 am. The Career Fair will run from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. Please fill in this Registration Form if you wish to participate. A $25 registration fee includes table, chairs and linens.Space is limited, so please send in your registration form with fee payment as soon as possible. Electrical access is limited and will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis. You must bring your own extension cords. (Outlets may be as far as ten feet away.) Please inform us if you have a large display so that we may assign you a booth against a wall. If you have any questions, please contact Shelly Giangrant at The Otsego County Chamber of Commerce in Oneonta at (607) 432- 4500 ext. 207. Deadline is October 3rd
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Company Name: ____________________________________________________________
Contact Person: _____________________________________________________________
Mailing Address: ____________________________________________________________
Telephone No: __________________________ Fax No: ____________________________
Email Address: _____________________________________________________________
Company Website: __________________________________________________________
Total Number of Employees_______________________
For Registration Fee $25 – Make check payable to The Otsego County Chamber of Commerce & mail to address below: Please return this form as soon as possible. Deadline: October 3rd.
Fax to: 607- 432 – 4506 – or mail to: The Otsego County Chamber of Commerce, 189 Main Street, Suite 201, Oneonta, NY 13820
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Annual Small Business Banquet
Thursday, October 16, 2014
5:45pm – 9:30pm
The Otesaga Resort Hotel
60 Lake Street, Cooperstown
The Otsego County Chamber of Commerce, KeyBank and Excellus BlueCross BlueShield present the 15th Annual Small Business Banquet. Join us in honoring the
Small Business Award Winner Lutz Feed Company, Inc.
Breakthrough Award Winner A.O. Fox Hospital
by becoming a Patron or Friend Sponsor or by placing and ad in the Commemorative Program Book
ñ “Patron” Sponsor $300
You have a sponsor card with color logo at a table, be recognized and thanked at the Banquet during the presentation. (only 20 Patron sponsorship available)
ñ “Friend” Sponsor $250
You will be recognized at the Banquet during the presentation.
Ads in the Program Book
ñ Full Page $180 ñ Half Page $160 ñ Quarter Page $135
4.5” wide x 7.5” High 4.5” wide x 3.65” high 2.15” wide x 3.64” high
Camera ready art work can be emailed to [email protected] in either pdf, jpeg, tif, png format. High resolution will give a cleaner looking ad.
Deadline for ad commitment and art work is Wednesday, October 8, 2014.
Mail a check made payable to:
Otsego County Chamber of Commerce
189 Main Street, Suite 201
Oneonta, NY 13820
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Green Toad Bookstore to Host Book Signing for
The Complete GONE WITH THE WIND Trivia Book
Otsego County Chamber Member Award-winning writer Pauline Bartel will sign copies of The Complete GONE WITH THE WIND Trivia Book (2nd edition) on Thursday, October 2, 2014 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.at Green Toad Bookstore, 198 Main Street, Oneonta, NY 13820. For further information, telephone (607) 433-8898.
From Margaret Mitchell’s tattered manuscript to the film’s 75th anniversary, The Complete GONE WITH THE WIND Trivia Book (2nd edition) is a behind-the-scenes chronicle of Gone With the Wind – the book, the movie and the phenomenon that continues today.
Related in loving detail are inside stories of the writing and publishing of the novel; the Hollywood frenzy of transforming the book into film, including casting headaches, on-set tensions, and jinxed scenes; the premiere; and the Academy Awards. This updated edition also contains the scoop on the publication of two GWTW sequels; the disastrous debut of the Scarlett television miniseries; the post–GWTW lives of cast members, such as the news of Gable’s secret lovechild; the restoration of three original costumes in time for GWTW’s seventy-fifth anniversary; and much, much more. The reader-friendly format includes fact-packed features, profiles, quizzes, and photographs.
Pauline Bartel is an award-winning writer who has been a devoted “Windie” since the age of 16, when she first saw the film with her mother. Since then, Bartel has viewed the movie countless times and has collected an array of GWTW books and memorabilia. She is the author of six other popular culture books and is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors. She lives in Waterford, New York.
Visit Bartel’s website and follow her Gone With the Wind 75th anniversary blog atwww.paulinebartel.com/blog
The Otsego County Chamber of Commerce Announces October Luncheon Program
The Otsego County Chamber of Commerce will hold a luncheon program on Thursday, October 2, 2014 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Otesaga Resort Hotel, 60 Lake Street, Cooperstown, NY 13326. The cost is $25 for members and $35 for guests. RSVP online (https://otsegocc.com/events) or by contacting Shelly Giangrant at (607) 432-4500, ext. 207 or at [email protected]
The program “From Bust to Blockbuster: Business Lessons from the Making of Gone With the Wind” features Pauline Bartel, author of The Complete GONE WITH THE WIND Trivia Book (2nd edition). DuringGone With the Wind’s production, endless months of trouble and turmoil nearly doomed the film to failure. Following its 1939 premiere, the movie broke box-office records, swept the Academy Awards and today celebrates its 75th anniversary. Discover the behind-the-scenes story of the making of a film that went from bust to blockbuster. You’ll gain inspiration for overcoming business challenges and learn surprising lessons for achieving great success in your own enterprise.
Chamber member Pauline Bartel is the author of The Complete GONE WITH THE WIND Trivia Book (2ndedition), newly updated for the film’s 75th anniversary. She is also president and chief creative officer of Bartel Communications, Inc. (www.paulinebartel.com), an award-winning corporate communications firm, specializing in marketing, public relations and business anniversary consulting services. She will sign copies of her book both before and after the program.
Business Lessons from
the Making of Gone With the Wind
Who: Pauline Bartel of Bartel Communications, Inc. presents
What: A special Chamber program that reveals the incredible, behind-the-scenes story of the making of Gone With the Wind. During production endless months of trouble and turmoil nearly doomed the film to failure. Yet, following its 1939 premiere, the movie broke box-office records, swept the Academy Awards and today celebrates its 75th anniversary, as a film that went from bust to blockbuster.
Why: You’ll gain inspiration for overcoming business challenges and learn surprising lessons for achieving great success in your own enterprise.
Where: Otesaga Resort Hotel, 60 Lake Street, Cooperstown
When: Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. Festivities begin with Gone With the Wind-inspired networking followed by lunch and the program.
Pauline Bartel is the author of The Complete GONE WITH THE WIND Trivia
Book (2nd edition), newly updated for the film’s 75th anniversary. She is also president and chief creative officer of Bartel Communications, Inc. (www.paulinebartel.com), an award-winning corporate communications firm, specializing in marketing, public relations and business anniversary consulting services. She will sign copies of her book both before and after the program
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YEA! is Coming to TOWN
The Otsego County Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to be bringing the Young Entrepreneurs Academy to TOWN. YEA! teaches students in grades GRADES 7th-12thhow to start and run their own REAL businesses.
A bit of background…
YEA! was developed at the University of Rochester in 2004 with the support of a grant from the Kauffman Foundation. The Otsego County Chamber is excited to be introducing YEA! to the Otsego County Community!
YEA! guides middle and high school students through the process of starting and running a legitimate business or social movement over the course of a full academic year. YEA! has graduated almost 600 students over the past 7 years, who have started almost 450 businesses and social movements! Kids start as students, and graduate as CEOs!
Over the course of the program students:
- Brainstorm business ideas
- Write a business plan
- Interact with business professionals
- Pitch their business plan to potential “investors” (think Shark Tank meets the Apprentice meets American Idol)
- Obtain funding
- Legally register their businesses
- Participate in a Trade Show
- Actually launch their own businesses or social movements
YEA! offers students the chance to:
- Develop the skills necessary to launch their own business or social movement (hands-on entrepreneurial experience!)
- Learn about real businesses – why they succeed or fail.
- Hear from local entrepreneurs.
- Launch their own business or social movement!
- Become more confident in their ideas and their abilities.
How business professionals can get involved…
Through their interactions with business professionals during the year, YEA! students gain some of the most important knowledge and experience they need to succeed. Local professionals volunteer their time and expertise as guest speakers, mentors, investors, graphic designers, field trip hosts, business plan reviewers, and much more. The time YEA! students spend with adults who encourage their futures is invaluable, and participants often report getting even more out of their participation than they put in to it!
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