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Dear Members,


Please join the Foothills Performing Arts & Civic Center Sunday, December 8, 2013 from 10:00a.m.-5:00p.m. for a Foothills Day of Giving!  You can drop off nonperishable food items at Foothills Performing Arts & Civic Center’s Atrium Entrance. A volunteer will accept your donation right at your car. Donations will be taken to local food banks. Please help Foothills help our neighbors! Join us for a Foothills Holiday Open House from4:00p.m.-5:00p.m. in the Atrium to celebrate the holidays with refreshments and music.


Business After Hours at SUNY Oneonta, Tuesday December 10, 2013

SUNY Oneonta invites representatives from your organization to learn more about our internship programs. Join us for a Business After Hours networking reception in collaboration with the Otsego County Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 from 4:30p.m.-6:00p.m. at Le Café in the Morris Conference Center. We would like to show our appreciation for organizations that continue to provide quality experiential learning opportunities and offer support and partnership to organizations new to experiential learning! Please RSVP by Friday, December 6 to Megan Ackley (607) 436-2534 or e-mail at [email protected]





To shop local means investing in and building our local economy and affecting your “quality of life,” MOST OF ALL, IT’S A GOOD DEAL! Give local businesses a REAL chance to earn your dollars! It will be returned to you many times. From Richfield Springs to Unadilla, from Cherry Valley to Morris, from Worcester to Edmeston and from Cooperstown to Oneonta.

THINK LOCAL FIRST Kick off event –
The Power of your Purchase in our Local Community –
A Dialog and Panel Discussion

Wednesday, December 11, 2013
8:00 am – 9:30 am
Springbrook – North Campus Cafeteria

Main Entrance – 105 Campus Drive, off of NY Route 28
between Cooperstown and Oneonta

Jeff Haggerty, Ace Hardware
Betsy Westad Cunningham – Artware
Chad Welch – Smith Cooperstown
Scott White – Bank of Cooperstown


Join us for a kick off and thought provoking discussion on the importance of supporting small business in our region and for the first is a series of events for THINK LOCAL FIRST,  a collaborative awareness campaign in support of local business and our economy by the Cooperstown and Otsego County Chambers of Commerce.   Panelists will share their personal and professional viewpoints on shopping and supporting local business and will welcome your thoughts and questions.   This is a timely program as holiday shopping is in full stride.   

THINK LOCAL FIRST cling window decals will be available for the first time and distributed to participants.
A continental breakfast will be served featuring coffee by Stagecoach Coffee and
a selection of delicious breakfast pastries and treats from Schneider’s Bakery,
both long standing, small businesses in Cooperstown.
Please invite your employees, your family and friends – this is a dialog for all who live and work in our region!

Please RSVP by Tuesday, Dec. 10th to Barbara Ann Heegan at (607) 432-4500 Ext. 202 or e-mail at [email protected] .

THINK LOCAL FIRST is sponsored in part by the Bank of Cooperstown, Otsego County Tourism and the Freeman’s Journal/Hometown Oneonta. 

Tri-County Young Professionals Holiday Party!
Come join the Tri-County Young Professionals on Wednesday, December 11th, from 6-8pm on the fifth floor of the Chamber building at 189 Main Street Oneonta. There will be young professionals from both Otsego and Cooperstown Chambers in attendance. Come enjoy great music and food. You will have the chance to meet other YP’s and usher in the Holiday’s two weeks early! We encourage you to bring your significant other or a friend. Please bring a gift under $5 to exchange and any donation you can make at the door would be greatly appreciated! Please RSVP to the event by calling Steve Campbell of the Morgan McReynolds Group at Morgan Stanley at 607-431-2271 or by email at [email protected].













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