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Dear Members,


Join us for a Business After Hours Wednesday October 24, 2018 from 5:00p.m.-7:00p.m. at A.J. Read Science Discovery Center

The A.J. Read Science Discovery Center at SUNY Oneonta has been dazzling young and old alike with the power of science since 1989. Recently reopened and reimagined, the Center now features a beautiful 2000-square foot hands-on exhibit space, a robust—and growing—program of public science events, and, for the first time, a full-time staff.


Please join us for a fun and interactive Business After Hours on October 24th   5:00p.m.-7:00p.m.  and explore compelling exhibits, learn more about our programming, and maybe build a robot or two! To RSVP please e-mail Karen Laing, Member Services Administrator at [email protected] by Monday October 22, 2018.




Join us at the Otsego County Chamber for Labor and Employment Law for Small Employers Friday, October 26, 2018 8:30a.m.-10:00a.m. at Chamber Office 189 Main Street, Oneonta 5th floor


Coughlin and Gerhart attorneys Paul Sweeney and Theresa Levine will present.


Presentation Focus:


• Labor and Employment Law for small employers

• From hiring to firing and the investigations and policies in between including the NEW NYS Sexual Harassment Policy


Cost $10.00 RSVP to Karen Laing, Member Services Administrator at [email protected] by Tuesday October 23, 2018




Join us for a Networking Luncheon November 1, 2018 as we welcome Dr. Barbara Jean Morris, SUNY Oneonta President and the 2018 Leadership Otsego Graduates

The Otsego County Chamber will be hosting November Networking Luncheon! Welcoming Dr. Barbara Jean Morris, NEW SUNY Oneonta President and the 2018 Leadership Otsego Graduates.

Thursday, November 1, 2018 from 11:45am – 1:30pm SUNY Oneonta, Morris Conference Center in the Otsego Grille, 108 Ravine Parkway, Oneonta, NY


Table Sponsor $60 You receive one ticket for the luncheon, a one-minute commercial to talk about your company, a table card with your company logo and a table for your business cards, brochures, any other  promotional items. (only 8 table sponsorship available)  

 Reservation  $25 per person ($35 for Non Members) This is a great opportunity to connect with other local business representatives. Bring your business cards. Details attached.



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Heat Smart Otsego Kickoff event set for Foothills

(ONEONTA)—Otsego County Conservation Association (OCCA) is formally launching the first annual Heat Smart Otsego Campaign on October 17 at 6:30pm. The event will take place at Foothills Performing Arts Center in Oneonta.

The event will feature guest speaker, Jay Egg. The founder of EggGeothermal, Egg will discuss the basics of geothermal, and examine how far geothermal can go towards a renewable energy future.

“We're very excited to have Jay Egg join us,” said Bennett Sandler, Heat Smart Otsego's Campaign Director. “He is a nationally-recognized voice in the geothermal industry.”

Sandler will also present detailed information on all aspects of the Heat Smart Otsego campaign, providing an introduction to the technologies as well as information on pricing and incentives available to those that install these technologies.

“The time to kick the fossil fuel habit is now,” said Sandler.

Funded by a grant from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), Heat Smart Otsego will introduce renewable heating and cooling technologies to building owners across Otsego County.  These technologies include air source heat pumps, ground source heat pumps (geothermal), pellet stoves and modern wood boilers with thermal storage. Attendees will have the opportunity to sign up for free home visits from any of the selected installer partners as well as a free energy audit as a first step toward evaluating the most cost-effective, energy saving option for their home or business.

“People are always surprised at how much they can save from making envelope improvements,” Sandler said.

The Heat Smart Otsego Kickoff Event is free. For more information, contact Campaign Director Bennett Sandler at (607) 435-1364 or [email protected].

Heat Smart Otsego is funded through the middle of 2021 by the Clean Heating and Cooling Community Campaign initiative, which is administered by NYSERDA.  The initiative supports Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s ambitious clean energy goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent by 2030 and 80 percent by 2050.

Founded in 1968, Otsego County Conservation Association is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the appreciation and sustainable use of Otsego County's natural resources through education, research, resource management, advocacy, planning and practice. For more information, or to donate, visit www.occainfo.org.

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