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Dear Members,


SAVE THE DATE Otsego County Chamber to host Ribbon Cutting for Toscana Northern Italian Grill 76 Chestnut Street, Oneonta, Thursday April 10, 2014 starting at 5:30p.m.-6:30p.m.. Sample delicious appetizers.  








Presenter: Larry P. Malfitano, Attorney, Bond, Schoeneck & King


Labor and Employment Law attorney and Chair of the firm’s Labor and Employment Law Practice. He has exclusively represented management in labor and employment law matters for more than 30 years. Larry’s practice includes representation of a diverse group of private and public sector employers in a wide variety of fields, ranging from Fortune 100 companies to not-for-profit entities. Among the recognitions Larry has received is being named the 2012 Syracuse Labor Law – Management Lawyer of the Year by The Best Lawyers in America®.




Employers should conduct periodic Human Resource (HR) or employment audits as a proactive measure to ensure that policies and practices are in compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. Audits may also be conducted in response to internal complaints, government agency investigations, or litigation. This program will address:

 The types of audits employers should consider conducting

 Steps involved with an HR audit

 Control of disclosure of an audit’s content and findings




Employers who supply goods or services to the Federal government pursuant to a contract or subcontract must comply with affirmative action requirements enforced by the U.S. Department of Labor. These requirements arise from Executive Order 11246, pertaining to minorities and women, as well as the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act, applicable to disabled individuals and covered veterans. This program will include:

 Coverage thresholds for affirmative action requirements

 The basic requirements of Affirmative Action Plans, including new 2014 requirements

 Good faith affirmative action efforts necessary to comply with a covered Employer’s obligations

(HRCI Credits have been applied for)


Wednesday, May 7th, Registration – 8:30 AM

Seminar – 9 AM to Noon 


@ Fenimore Art Museum’s Auditorium, 5798 State Hwy 80 in Cooperstown


Cost: $45 per person in advance, or $55 at the door

Call (607) 432-4800 ext. 103, or e-mail: [email protected]

Checks made out to: JSEC, sent to NYSDOL Business Services, 12 Dietz St., Oneonta, NY 13820


CANCELLATIONS are required by 4 p.m. on the Friday prior to the seminar. 

Reservations made and not kept may be billed to you. Substitutions are allowed.


Sponsored by: Otsego-Delaware JSEC, New York State Historical Association, The Otsego County Chamber

CDO Workforce and NYS Department of Labor



Visit Mane Street Cutters for their Annual Customer Appreciation Sale as it is coming to an end thisSaturday April 12th. ALL of their retail sales are selling at the lowest price that you will see all year. Come in on or before April 12th to take advantage of this sale! 


Also, don’t forget to enter to win great prizes! Stop in anytime this week for your last possible chance to win. Names will be drawn on April 12th at the end of their work day. Stayed tuned as they will be announcing the winners! 


Mane Street Cutters
297 Main Street
Oneonta, NY 13820



The Greater Oneonta Historical Society(GOHS) will hold its Annual Dinner on Wednesday April 30. GOHS members Nancy and Tim Johnson are hosting the dinner at the Autumn Cafe, 244 Main Street, from 6:00 to 8:30 PM. The restaurant’s Chef Mike is offering eight dinner options.  Each dinner includes choice of soup or salad, entree, apple crisp for dessert, and coffee or tea. Tax and gratuity are included in the price of $35 ($30 for GOHS members). There will be a cash bar. A 50/50 raffle will raise funds for the upcoming History Center construction. Diners will be entertained with stories from Oneonta’s past. 

Prepaid reservations are required. The reservation deadline is April 20.  Reservation forms are available at the History Center, 183 Main Street, or online at http://www.oneontahistory.org/2014GOHSAnnualDinnerResForm.pdf. For more information, contact 432-0960 or[email protected].

The Oneonta Country Club is taking sign-ups for its Wednesday nights men’s league and itsThursday night open league.  Both leagues are open to the public and teams will play nine holes weekly. 

The Wednesday night league will be a shotgun start at 5:15 each week and will run from April 9th to August 27th with rain dates in September if need be.  There is a $50 league fee which will go toward a year end banquet and prizes for the winners.  The cost of the league is $20 per week which includes greens fees and cart.  Teams will consist of 2 man teams and will be limited to 20 teams.

The Thursday night league will have an early division and a late division and will run from April 10th to August 28th with rain dates in September if needed.  Teams must tee off between 2:30 and 4:00 for the early division and between 4:00 and 5:45 for the late division.  The two person teams may consist of any combination of men and women.  There is a $50 league fee which will go toward a year end banquet and prizes for the winners.  The cost of the league is $12 to walk and $20 to ride.

For more information please contact Dave Weaver at 607-434-2008 or via email at[email protected]



Jamie Zuk Hired as No-Fault Claims Representative at Preferred Mutual Insurance Company

Jamie Zuk joined Preferred Mutual Insurance Company as a No-Fault Claims Representative on March 24, 2014. Before joining Preferred Mutual, she was a Recruitment and Outreach Specialist for Bassett Healthcare Cancer Services Program of Delaware Otsego Schoharie Counties. In her new position, Zuk will be responsible for investigating and handling assigned No-Fault claims. She resides in Oneonta, N.Y.

Preferred Mutual Insurance Company provides property and casualty insurance coverage to more than 250,000 individual and business customers through a network of more than 450 independent agents throughout New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The mutual insurance company, in business since 1896, employs more than 260 employees and is headquartered in New Berlin, New York. The company is rated “A” for excellent through A.M. Best.




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