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Dear Members,


Join us for a Business After Hours on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 from 4:30pm – 6:30pm at Creative Imaging located in the Southside Mall. RSVP by calling Shelly Giangrant, Vice President of Member Services at (607) 432-4500 Ext 207or emailing [email protected].









Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) Recruits Students for 2015



WHAT:                 The Otsego County Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications for the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) starting this January 6, 2015. YEA! is a yearlong program that guides middle and high school students through launching and running their own real businesses or social movements!


YEA! is open to all students in grades 6-12. While in the Academy, students will receive all the necessary tools to launch their very own real, legal businesses! This includes access to valuable resources like attorneys, accountants, business mentors, and graphic designers; plus, an audience with investors for REAL start-up cash.  Students will even have the opportunity to win college scholarships.


The YEA! application is available online at otsegocc.com



WHEN:               Both program and scholarship applications must be postmarked byDecember 19, 2014. This is the application deadline for the YEA! Class of 2015. The selection process is competitive and applicants are urged to apply!



WHERE:              YEA! classes will be held at Hartwick College from 4:00p.m. to 7:00p.m. on Wednesdays.




WHO:                    Students Grades 6-12 and their families

                                Business leaders and interested community volunteers should contact Barbara Ann Heegan at (607) 432-4500 Ext 202.



MEDIA:                Barbara Ann Heegan, President & CEO

189 Main Street Suite 201

Oneonta, NY 13820

E-Mail Address: [email protected]

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State of the State Breakfast

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

7:30am – 10:00am

Holiday Inn of Oneonta

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

Breakfast, Networking and meet and greet with your elected officials from County, State and Federal Governments at 7:30am followed by program at 8:30am.  Come listen to the Otsego County Chamber of Commerce’s public policy agenda and the call to action from our Legislators.


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RSVP by Friday, January 2, 2015 to Shelly Giangrant, Vice President of Member Service by emailing [email protected] or calling (607) 432-4500ext. 207 or Fax to (607)432-4506


Mail a check made payable to:


Otsego County Chamber of Commerce

189 Main Street, Suite 201

Oneonta, NY 13820


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Destination Oneonta Events


Monday Dec 1 and Tuesday Dec 2 – Annual Gingerbread contest.  Drop off on Monday 3-6 at GOHS, Tuesday 9-11 at KeyBank.  This years theme is Winter Wonderland.

Winners are announced at the tree lighting


Thursday Dec 4th – Annual tree lighting. 5.30 to 8.  Tree lighting @ 6PM.  Musical entertainment in the plaza and at the city hall end of the street.  Horse wagon rides .  Cider and Cookies and ALPACA’s.  Kids events by OWL and Oneonta YMCA.  Events @ GOHS.  Santa in his cottage.


Downtown Open House Saturday December 13th.


IMPORTANT – Late night Thursday hours downtown for some of our local merchants (GOHS, Artisains Guild, Theresa’s Emporium to name a few) Thursday the 4th/the 11th/ and the 18th.


KIDS activities downtown on Sat Nov 29/Sat Dec 6th/Sat Dec 13th and Sat Dec 20th.


AND Santas cottage hours:

Thursday Dec 4 5.30 – 8

Sat Dec 6 11.30 to 2

Thursday Dec 11 – 4.30 to 6

Sat Dec 13th – 10.30 – 2

Thursday Dec 18th – 4.30 – 6

Sat Dec 20th 10.30 – 2








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