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Dear Members,


The Otsego County Chamber of Commerce 33rd Annual Golf Tournament is coming up next week, Thursday, August 8, 2019 at the Oneonta Country Club.

WE’RE ON A MISSION TO MAKE OTSEGO COUNTY A HEALTHIER PLACE FOR ALL! The Chamber’s Healthy  initiative is your roadmap to building a healthy workplace for area businesses and for your colleagues by creating a culture of health and wellbeing for the Greater Oneonta and Otsego community! A portion of proceeds from golf tournament will be used on this new initiative beginning this Fall “Healthy Otsego.”

Registration starts at 11:30, Shot gun start at 1:00pm. Lunch will be provided and cocktail hour with hors d‘oeuvres and awards with a cash bar at 5:00pm.

We invite you and your colleagues to join us as a sponsor in putting a team together for this event. By being a sponsor in this event you will be promoting your company to a group of people who are very loyal to its sponsors, as well as to the many area professionals who will be participating at the outing itself. Companies like yours make available the resources that enrich our Business Community and for that we are forever grateful. We are anticipating a highly successful and well-attended outing. Please join the Chamber with our friends, neighbors and colleagues for a fun day with exciting golf course contests and prizes at the end. We are offering various levels of sponsorships. The Chamber Board of Directors thanks you in advance for your support and will work hard for your company in promoting and sharing resources among our membership. We look forward to seeing you there! Please see the attached registration form. If you would like to volunteer at this event for networking opportunities please contact Kathryn Daily, Director of Special Events at (607) 432-4500 Ext.2.



Otsego County Chamber to host NYS Mandated Anti-Harassment Policies and Sexual Harassment Training Wednesday, August 14, 2019 1:00p.m. at Northern Eagle Beverages

Under Section 201-G, New York State mandates ALL employers (with as few as one employee) to adopt a sexual harassment prevention policy as well as to train ALL employees on sexual harassment prevention.  The policies were to be in place by October 9, 2018.  Initial trainings must be completed by October 9, 2019 and then annual thereafter.  Trainings for employees and managers/owners are not the same.  Managers and Owners have additional responsibilities and they must be trained on these. The policies and trainings have minimum requirements as outlined in Section 201-G. 

Please join chamber member, Pinnacle Human Resources, LLC for the training for Managers and Owners.  This interactive training will go through the minimum requirement set out by this law as well as best practices to strengthen your company practices.  Pinnacle Human Resources will also identify areas that must be customized for your individual company.  You will leave this training with the confidence that you have been trained and you will be able to facilitate the required training for your employees.


Seminar held at: Northern Eagle Beverages, Inc.

41 Browne Street

Oneonta, NY     13820

Time:  1:00PM to 3:00PM Cost:  $35 for Seminar with materials and certificate of completion       
Register with Barbara Ann Heegan  607. 432-4500 [email protected]


Join us on Thursday, August 15, 8:30a.m.-10:00a.m. Bagels and Benefits Otsego County Chamber Membership Orientation at Chamber offices 189 Main Street 5th floor
Your Chamber of Commerce offers monthly Member Orientations to become familiar with all aspects of the Chamber and meet new members. Whether you’re a new or existing member, these Member Orientations are a great way to connect with your Chamber and meet a local sponsoring organization each month. Our sponsor for
August is AXA Advisors, LLC who will be presenting on

“Business Killers: The six mistakes to avoid that can destroy a business”. The topics are:


  1. I know what my business is worth.
  2. I’m too busy running the company.
  3. That’ll never happen to me.
  4. There’s plenty of time for that.
  5. My business is my retirement.
  6. You can’t beat Uncle Sam.


Through New Member orientation, you will:

  • Get an overview of the Chamber and member benefits.
  • Learn how to best get engaged and take advantage of your membership.
  • Learn about Chamber programs, events and committees.
  • Learn about the business resources the Chamber and its partners offer. 
  • Get an overview of how the Chamber advocates for business interests at the local, state and federal level.
  • Have the opportunity to network with other business professionals and new members.
  • Meet seasoned Chamber volunteers to learn how they have gotten involved.
  • Meet the entire Chamber staff and Member Services Committee Members to learn how we can impact your business.

The orientations are always FREE, but do require an RSVP. Contact [email protected] to RSVP.





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