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Dear Members,


Captn Cook’s Seafood Market Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 5:30pm at 4 South Main Street, Oneonta

Cook’s market specializes in carrying an outstanding variety of fish and shellfish from the New Fulton Seafood Cooperative, located in Hunts Point of the Bronx, which operated for 180 years on South Street in Manhattan. Since moving to the Bronx, New Fulton is the largest Seafood market in the country by both square footage and variety offered to both wholesalers and the public. Proprietor Neal Cook understands that freshness is of paramount importance in delivering a quality product. Fulton has both wild caught and farm raised fish flown in daily from across the globe, and now Capt’n Cook’s offers that same quality and variety to the residents of Otsego County

Catskill Symphony Orchestra

The Cabaret is right around the corner, our very own Barbara Ann Heegan is one of the Guest Conductors.  Come join the Cabaret on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 7:30pm.  The Catskill Symphony Orchestra has a new website to visit their website please go to www.catskillsymphony.net


Dear Members,


local first


Display your products and services at the

Annual Dinner & Celebration of Business

Friday, March 28, 2014

Starting at 5:45pm


The Otsego County and Cooperstown Chambers of Commerce are campaigning for your business to educate and encourage businesses and consumers to “Think Local First”.


The Annual Dinner and Celebration of Business brings hundreds of attendees through the entrance of Hunt Union at the SUNY Oneonta Campus.  To promote “Think Local First” we invite you to bring a sample of your products or services you provide in Otsego County to be displayed on the tables set up outside the reception area. This is a great way showcase your products or services and is a free benefit of being a Chamber member.


To accommodate for the space needed please reserve your spot today!

Reservation must be made by Monday, March 24, 2014



Contact Name: ____________________________________________________

Company: _________________________________________________________

Phone Number: __________________________________________________

Products being displayed: _______________________________________

Reservations can be made by contacting Shelly Giangrant, Vice President Member Service of The Otsego County Chamber of Commerce at (607) 432-4500 ext. 207, fax (607) 432-4506 or by emailing [email protected]

Mane Street Cutters 2014 Annual Customer Appreciation SaleMarch 1st-April 12th 2014

Come in and enjoy appetizers and desserts. We have giveaways you can enter to win! Retail will be anywhere from 20%-70% off! So if you have products you love this is the time to stock up! ALL products are on Sale! This is the best sale of the year so dont hesitate to come in! Mane Street Cutters, 297 Main Street, Oneonta, NY 13820.  607-432-8740



Leadership Otsego Now Accepting Applications for Spring 2014 Class

February 25, 2014, ONEONTA, New York: The Otsego County Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Executive Service Corp is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the Spring 2014 class of Leadership Otsego. Leadership Otsego was started in 1997 by the Future for Oneonta Foundation, Hartwick College, The Otsego County Chamber of Commerce, SUNY Oneonta and United Way of Delaware & Otsego Counties.


Offered through the Otsego County Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Otsego kicks off on Wednesday, March 5th with an information night at Stella Luna and will begin meeting one full Wednesday each month starting in April for 6 months. The curriculum teaches area residents and workers about leadership concepts and skills using discussions with people across the county.


Participants have the opportunity to build their personal networks as well as understanding of local challenges and opportunities by interacting with numerous presenters.  Since its start in 1997, Leadership Otsego participants have heard from nearly 150 area experts.


Numerous Community leaders will be covering topics to include Commerce and Trade, Education, Healthcare, Government, and Leadership.


Applicants range from entry-level managers to top administrators, from newcomers finding their way to long-time residents rediscovering the area, from young adults just starting out to empty-nesters and retirees, from those who call Otsego towns “home” to commuters along the county line.


Leadership Otsego alumni represent a variety of ages, occupations, employers, interests, and hometowns throughout the county.


The kick off dinner will take place at Stella Luna on a Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 6:00p.m.. Reservations are required. Application Deadline is April 1st.


Application is attached. For more information call or email Barbara Ann Heegan, The President and CEO of the Otsego County Chamber of Commerce at (607) 432-4500 Ext. 202 or email at [email protected].



The Otsego County Chamber and ISD offer “GET2MODERN”

ISD is pleased to present Windows XP End of Support – what does this mean?  Windows 8.1 Pro and Office 365 highlights.  ISD Representatives will discuss the upcoming changes.

Join us at Foothills Performing Arts on FRIDAY, MARCH 14 – noon-1 . Bring your lunch and learn. Please RSVP to Shelly Giangrant by Tuesday, March 11, 2014

A.O. Fox Announces Open House

A.O. Fox Hospital is holding an Open House for the community on Tuesday, March 11 to celebrate the completion of the “Gold Standard of Patient Care” modernization project.  This final phase of the project includes the creation of a 14-bed observation unit, the first of its kind in the region.  The unit has been named in honor of NYCM Insurance because of their generous support of the campaign.

The event is taking place from 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm in the observation unit, which is located on the first floor of the hospital.  Tours will be available and light refreshments will be served.



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Tioga County Economic Development & Planning and

the SUNY Broome Community College Entrepreneurial Assistance Program is sponsoring a 2 hour course.


Tioga County Administrative Building

Lower Level, Classroom

56 Main Street, Owego, NY 13827

March 12, 2014

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Fee:  $10.00

To register contact:  Broome Community College at 778-5012

Course Code EX163-02









LUNCH FREE while LEARNING about NYSERDA Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs


The Otsego County Chamber of Commerce and Mohawk Valley EDGE invite you to a  FREE “Lunch & Learn” event  to be held at noon on Thursday, March 6th at Alfresco’s Italian Bistro, 26 W. Main Street in Oneonta.   While lunching on Alfresco’s pizza and salad,  you’ll be provided with an overview of NYSERDA’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Programs.


NYSERDA offers an extensive array of energy efficiency incentive programs for businesses, organizations, municipalities, home owners, etc.   Mark Kaucher, vice-president of Mohawk Valley EDGE,  representing the New York State Economic Development Council as a NYSERDA EDGE Regional Outreach Contractor (ROC), will provide guidance as to which programs might fit with the needs of your particular business, and also how best to access them.


You’ll especially want to attend if you are contemplating any new investments at your place of business and aim to minimize energy-related expenses and maximize return on investment.


RSVP to The Otsego County Chamber of Commerce, Shelly Giangrant, Vice President of Member Services

 (607) 432-4500 Ext. 207 or to [email protected] by 5 PM, Monday March 3rd


Please limit attendance to no more than two representatives from each Chamber member business.


The New York State Research & Development Authority  (NYSERDA), a public benefit corporation, offers objective information and analysis, innovative programs, technical expertise and funding to help New Yorkers increase energy efficiency, save money, use renewable energy and reduce their reliance on fossil fuels. The NYSERDA Economic Development Growth Extension (EDGE) Program offers local, regionally-based access to NYSERDA’s energy efficiency, renewable energy and research and development (R&D) programs.  Mohawk Valley Economic Development Growth Enterprises(MVEDGE), a not-for-profit vertically-integrated economic development organization based in Oneida County, is one of 26 NYSERD EDGE Regional Outreach Contractors (ROCs) in New York State providing outreach to commercial , institutional, municipal industrial and residential customers. MVEDGE is the ROC for the Mohawk Valley Region(Otsego-Herkimer-Schoharie-Fulton-Montgomery-Oneida Counties).


For More Information: Contact

Mark Kaucher [email protected]

Vice-President, Economic Development

Mohawk Valley EDGE www.mvedge.org

584 Phoenix Drive, Rome, NY 13441

Tel: (315) 338-0393 / Cell: (315) 271-7276  / Fax: (315)338-5694


Representing the New York State Economic Development Council

as a NYSERDA EDGE Regional Outreach Contractor (ROC)



Scholar Recognition Banquet  on Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Dear Members,

If you would like to sponsor a school district at this year’s 11th Annual Scholar Recognition Banquet on May 7th at the Hunt ballroom SUNY Oneonta; the contact person is Stacie Haynes, DCMO BOCES, Coordinator of Enrichment Services. Her e-mail is: [email protected] or phone at 607-335-1292. The cost is $250.00 per school district which includes two tickets to attend the banquet and recognition in the program booklet as well as the opportunity to meet and mingle with other community partners and the amazing student scholars.


Thank you-


Scott Davis

Otsego County Chamber

Board Chair






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