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Dear Members,


A friendly reminder Join us tonight Monday, February 25, 2019 with the Young Professionals Network and the Otsego County Chamber of Commerce in welcoming Table Rock Bouldering to the community, Business After Hours starting at 5:30p.m. and Ribbon Cutting will occur at 6:00p.m. with celebration and climbing to follow, free of charge.  

Table Rock Bouldering is located at 6 Market Street, Unit B9, Oneonta, NY 13820


Comfy clothes are recommended. All equipment is provided on site.



Young Professionals Network

Community Organization · Oneonta, New York

To provide opportunities for young professionals to meet, interact with, and foster relationships with other professionals who have similar interest.


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Leadership for Supervisors



Join us for a Supervisory Training Class


When: March 29th, April 5th and April 12th


Time: 9am – Noon


Where: 189 Main Street, Suite 500, Oneonta, NY. 13820


Trainer: DH Sheldon Associates



Don Sheldon has global experience helping companies achieve world-class performance. His teaching style is hands-on and down to earth.


Course Description

This 9-hour course is designed to be delivered in 3 segments of 3 hours each.  The course gives the attendees an advanced foundation of management skill learning.  The course engages the attendees in analyzing and using thought leadership and application of these ideas within company applications.  Several actual company examples will be used to help in the attendees better understand the approach and attention required for good supervisory skills.  The students will be provided with copies the slides used in the class. 


Call or email Maggie Gilbert at 607 832-5781 [email protected] for more information.


All attendees must be actively enrolled with CDO Workforce



March 19th Event in Utica, NY

Small Business Development Center-Binghamton University






 The Small Business Training Program (Flyer Attached)


Are you starting a business? Are you already in business and need an entrepreneurial “tuneup”? The Small Business Training Program is for you. Strengthen your opportunities for business success with this entrepreneurial training program. Learn from the experts how to build your idea into a profitable venture. 


The classes take place on two (2) consecutive Thursday’s. Each session is a full day of classroom training beginning at 9:00 am and ending at 4:30 pm. The sessions are offered seasonally on a regular basis and there are approximately two each year.


All sessions are included in the price of $75.00. An SBDC Certificate of Completion will be awarded at the end of the 2nd session. This Certificate is a requirement of the Otsego County, Schoharie County and City of Oneonta Microenterprise Grant Program. More importantly, you will walk away with valuable knowledge, ideas, motivation and resources.   


When:   Thursday, March 14, 2019   9:00 AM to 4:30 PM     Thursday, March 21, 2019   9:00 AM to 4:30 PM     


 Where:   Otego Now Offices     189 Main Street     5th Floor, Suite 500     Oneonta, NY 13820



To Register:  Call Michelle Catan at 607-267-4010 ext 105     Email: [email protected]


 Make check for $75.00 payable to: The Research Foundation of SUNY.  Mail to: SBDC, Michelle Catan, 189 Main St, Suite 500, Oneonta, NY 13820



03/14/19 Basics of Owning your Business (9 am – 4:30 pm) Learn what it takes to own your own business and to build market share.


Discover how to avoid risks and improve your chances of success  Evaluate your leadership style and predict your success  *Assess the financial and market feasibility of your business Hear a presentation by a local banker, SBA or NYBDC loan officer on how to finance your business* Learn methods to set up and maintain your business records from an accountant*  Basics of a Business Plan outline *Learn what your local Chamber of Commerce has to offer your small business*



03/21/19 Managing by the Numbers and Making Essential Decisions (9 am – 4:30 pm) Discover how to understand and develop financial statements – the key to effective planning, decision-making and profits Learn about hiring employees, dealing with suppliers, planning your inventory and launching your grand opening Understand the basics of sales, advertising, networking and customer service Learn about market research, marketing strategies, competitive analysis, pricing, and operations. Find out about marketing via the Internet and branding.* Hear a presentation by an insurance agent about the types of coverage you need to protect your business, your family and you * Find out what you need to know from a small business attorney about choosing the right business entity and how to handle other legal issues*  Hear how an entrepreneur started his/her business, overcame challenges and became successful*


Only your check will ensure your registration as class size is limited. No refunds after classes start.    Call today to register with SBDC Advisor Michelle Catan at 607-267-4010 ext 105


*Dates of the speakers' presentations might change based on their availability. 


Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.  Contact Michelle Catan at 607-267-4010 X105.


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