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Dear Members & Subscribers,

Please join the Otsego Chamber of Commerce for our monthly “Eye Opener Breakfast” on Friday, February 7th at 8:30a.m.-9:30a.m. at Broad Street Grill in the Clarion Hotel. This month’s featured local business will be the Morgan McReynolds Group of Morgan Stanley. Barron’s honored , Eugene Bettiol Jr. Citizen of the Year Morgan McReynolds and her team will be introduced and discuss how they work with clients handling some of the big investment questions for 2014 — interest rates, the stock market, taxes, retirement plans and your business, succession planning — and answer your questions on investments. Space is limited. Chamber member benefits and upcoming events will be reviewed for new members and potential members at this breakfast. Please call Shelly Giangrant, Vice President Member Services at [email protected] or (607) 432-4500 Ext. 207 to reserve your space today.

Welcome New Chamber Members:

Clancy’s Cooperstown Photography – 19 Pine Blvd, Cooperstown, NY 13326 (607) 437-7727


Printigree – 155 Main Street, Oneonta, NY 13820 (607) 432-2300


The Museum – 201 Main Street, Oneonta, NY 13820 (607) 353-7157

ROCs Can Help Your Business Save Energy and Money

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has a Mohawk Valley-based representative to help your business or organization. Mark Kaucher, vice-president of Economic Development with Mohawk Valley EDGE, representing the New York State Economic Development Council as a NYSERDA EDGE Regional Outreach Contractor (ROC), is available to help any business or organization within Fulton-Montgomery, Herkimer, Oneida, Otsego, or Schoharie Counties. ROCs can help with:

Matching energy project needs with the available NYSERDA funding opportunities and other economic development resources.
Creating partnerships to encourage the development and implementation of local energy projects that spur investment and job growth.
Supporting the efforts of the Regional Economic Development Councils (REDCs); providing information and assistance to identified priority projects.
Helping organizations and businesses build opportunities and create jobs by providing access to NYSERDA programs that encourage sustainability and resiliency.
Assisting with the Consolidated Funding Application (CFA).
Educating business owners, community leaders, homeowners and the public on the benefits of energy efficiency and renewable technologies.
Providing assistance to energy-related businesses and entrepreneurs through initiatives that increase awareness of local and NYSERDA business assistance services available to early- stage, clean-energy businesses.

To learn more about how your business or organization might conserve both cash and energy with NYSERDA, contact Mark Kaucher at [email protected] or 315-338-0393.

Join us on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 as we welcome Ken Pokalsky, Vice President of Government Affairs for The Business Council of New York State, who will be providing an overview of Governor Cuomo’s Executive Budget proposal and key business issues to be addressed during the 2014 legislative session. Details below on how to register for this event.



Marlee Hinchey, LMT Licensed Massage Therapist
Valentine’s Day is around the corner! Give the gift of RELAXATION to your loved ones.
Gift certificate specials are as such…
30 min – $35.00
60min – $65.00
90min – $95.00
Call (607)435-6743 for details, or stop into Time to Tan (179 Main Street, Oneonta) to purchase today!
Have a wonderful holiday and stay warm!
Marlee Hinchey, LMT



led sign

Advertise on the Chamber’s LED sign located on 189 Main Street! For a reasonable cost your company can run ads on the LED sign in increments of weeks, months even years. Advertise your company, your events, anniversaries or use the sign to wish someone a happy birthday. For more information on rates and sign specifications please contact Shelly Giangrant, Vice President Member Services at [email protected] or (607) 432-4500 Ext. 207

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