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Dear Members,
Join us as The Otsego County Chamber to host Required for Managers and Business Owners NYS Mandated Anti-Harassment Policies and Sexual Harassment Training Wednesday, January 16, 2019 8:30a.m.-10:00a.m.
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, Maria N. Smirensky, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, MBA, President of M S Van Wie Advisors LLC, for the training for Managers and Business 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.  Ms. Smirensky 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: Foothills Performing Arts & Civic Center, 24 Market Street, Oneonta, In the Brick Building Second Floor Production Room
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC SIGN IN: 8:00 AM Time:  8:30 to 10:30 AM Cost:  $35 for Seminar with materials and certificate of completion       
THREE EASY WAYS TO REGISTER: ONLINE:  otsegocc.com CALL:  Member Services Administrator  607. 432-4500 Ext. 104 EMAIL:[email protected]
Small Business Seminar Series:
Otsego County Chamber to host complimentary Branding Seminar for Small Business this Thursday, January 17, 2019 8:30a.m.-10:30a.m. by chamber member Kim Bush, Owner of Evergreene Graphics
Part 1 is geared towards start-ups/new businesses and what to think about as you build a new brand. Why does your business need Branding? Effective branding helps your business stand out from competitors. Learn a six-step process for building a new brand.
Part 2 is for existing businesses and how you can evaluate your current branding for consistency. You’ll get a five-step do-it-yourself brand review to help you evaluate your current branding and determine if there are areas to keep and/or make changes.  Seminar held at: Otsego County Chamber/Otsego Now Offices 189 Main Street- 5th floor Oneonta, NY
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC SIGN IN: 8:00 AM Time:  8:30 to 10:30 AM Cost: Complimentary to all Small Businesses        
THREE EASY WAYS TO REGISTER: ONLINE:  otsegocc.com CALL:  Member Services Administrator  607. 432-4500 Ext. 104 EMAIL:[email protected] 

Join us on Friday, January 18, 2019 8:30a.m.-10:00a.m. Bagles and Benefits Otsego County Chamber Membership Orientation at Chamber offices 189 Main Street 5th floor
Your Chamber of Commerce offers its members quarterly Member Orientations to become familiar with all aspects of the Chamber and meet new members. Whether you’re a new or existing member, these quarterly Member Orientations are a great way to connect with your Chamber and meet a local sponsoring organization each month. For January, Chamber member Family Resource Network

Through this 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. Details below to RSVP.

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