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Dear Members,



September Networking Luncheon!


Thursday, September 25, 2014 from 11:45am – 1:00pm

The Otesaga  Resort Hotel, Cooperstown

Guest Speaker Theodore C. Phlegar, Attorney at Law

Senior Counselor, Workforce Freedom Initiative

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Theodore C. Phlegar is the senior counselor for the Workforce Freedom

Initiative (WFI) at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The initiative is a

grassroots, education, and advocacy campaign to preserve workplace

democracy and prevent organized labor’s anti-growth agenda.


Phlegar’s primary duties at the Chamber include briefing business owners,

managers and community leaders on federal labor legislation and

regulation, protecting the business community through labor policy

planning and advocacy, and promoting these issues through social media

outlets and grassroots activities. In his role with WFI, Phlegar also

regularly blogs about pertinent events, co-manages WFI’s website,

workforcefreedom.com, and social media feeds, has performed extensive

research on union finances and multi-employer pension plans, and is

responsible for publication of WFI’s various reports and educational



Thank you to our Table Sponsor:
Country Club Auto Group, The Shipping Room, Community Bank,
Northern Eagle Beverages, KeyBank, N.A. Principal Financial Group – Jason Tabor,
The Daily Star, Hughson & Benson Associates


Reservation                $25 per person ($35 for Non Members)

This is a great opportunity to connect with other local business representatives. Bring your business cards.


Marketing Opportunity

If you would like to donate a door prize item it would provide good exposure for your business and would be greatly appreciated. The Chamber can pick up the donation or you can bring it with you the day of the event.

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New Option! RSVP and pay by credit card online at www.otsegocc.com and click on September Networking Luncheon or mail a check made payable to:  Otsego County Chamber of Commerce, 189 Main Street, Suite 201, Oneonta, NY 13820 or fill in information below to pay by credit card.


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2014 Career Fair

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Set up from 8:00 am – 8:45 am
Career Fair from 9:00 am – 12 pm

Holiday Inn, State Route 23, Oneonta



Developing career ready graduates creates a pathway for our youth to be successful.  The Otsego County Chamber believes that retaining young people in our region after they graduate, either for employment or post-secondary education, is critical to the economic vitality of our region.

The Otsego County Chamber will hold its first Career Expo for 8th, 9th and 10th grade students on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at the Holiday Inn of Oneonta.  The purpose of the Career Expo is to provide a well-rounded depiction of career opportunities in our region, the jobs that may be available to them when they graduate and the education and skills need to acquire those jobs.

Business exhibitors will provide information to students about the various career opportunities at their company, the training and education needed for those careers, average salaries, and how students can acquire the skills, education, and experience needed to pursue these opportunities.

Several colleges from our region will also be present to share information on how their degree and certificate programs relate to the various career opportunities presented. Colleges will be paired with business sectors at the Expo so that students can see a connection between the careers in our region and the educational opportunities also available in our region.

We are inviting local schools to bring a group of 8th, 9th, and/or 10th graders to the Career Expo.  The Expo will be from 9:00 am – 12:00 p.m. and we will stagger the arrival times of the participating schools so that we have will have a continuous flow of participants. Schools will plan to attend for 1 ½ to 2 hours to give students ample time to visit with the exhibitors and attend the mini-workshops.




The Otsego County Chamber of Commerce, is pleased to be sponsoring the 2014 Career Fair on Thursday, October 30th at the Holiday Inn, State Route 23, Oneonta, set up from 8:00 am – 8:45 am. The Career Fair will run from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. Please fill in this Registration Form if you wish to participate. A $25 registration fee includes table, chairs and linens. Space is limited, so please send in your registration form with fee payment as soon as possible. Electrical access is limited and will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis. You must bring your own extension cords. (Outlets may be as far as ten feet away.) Please inform us if you have a large display so that we may assign you a booth against a wall. If you have any questions, please contact Shelly Giangrant at The Otsego County Chamber of Commerce in Oneonta at (607) 432- 4500 ext. 207. Deadline is October 3rd


Please type or print the following information legibly.


____ Yes, I have a large display or back drop (Please assign me space against the wall so to not block others)


____ Yes, I would like electrical access.  _____ Indicate the # of chairs needed at your table.




Company Name: ____________________________________________________________


Contact Person: _____________________________________________________________


Mailing Address: ____________________________________________________________




Telephone No: __________________________ Fax No: ____________________________


Email Address: _____________________________________________________________


Company Website: __________________________________________________________


Total Number of Employees_______________________



For Registration Fee $25 – Make check payable to The Otsego County Chamber of Commerce & mail to address below: Please return this form as soon as possible. Deadline: October 3rd.


Fax to: 607- 432 – 4506 – or mail to: The Otsego County Chamber of Commerce, 189 Main Street, Suite 201, Oneonta, NY 13820


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Interested in starting a business and not sure how to do it?

The Otsego Chamber of Commerce and SCORE are presenting a workshop showing you the steps of how to go from an idea to “opening the doors”.  Legal, financial and marketing considerations and concepts will be discussed.  A two hour presentation will be followed by one hour of free time to meet one-on-one with a small business counselor to discuss your particular ideas.

Location:         SUNY Oneonta at Craven Lounge

Date:               Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Time:               5:30pm to 8:30pm

RSVP by calling Shelly Giangrant, Vice President of Member Services, at (607) 432-4500, ext. 207 or by emailing to [email protected]


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