Fwd: [Enews] In the Week Ahead: Join us for Access to Capital Workshop Tuesday January 14, 2020 and Labor Law Update on January 16, 2020-Otsego County Chamber Weekly Update

Fwd: [Enews] In the Week Ahead: Join us for Access to Capital Workshop Tuesday January 14, 2020 and Labor Law Update on January 16, 2020-Otsego County Chamber Weekly Update

Dear Members,

A friendly reminder of workshops coming up this week. These workshops are opportunities to connect existing and new startup businesses to trusted resources that are experts in their field.  

  • Tuesday, January 14, 2020 1:00p.m. to 2:30p.m. Access to Capital Workshop with the SBDC and SBA at Otsego Now/ Otsego County Chamber offices. (See attached flyer  for registration details)The NYS Small Business Development Center, Small Business Advisor, Michelle Catan and the U.S. Small Business Administration, Howard E. Garrity, Economic Development Specialist/Veterans Business Development Officer and Grace H. Connors, Lender Relations Specialist – U.S. SBA Syracuse District, will facilitate a roundtable discussion on Financial Lending for your Business at the Otsego County Chamber of Commerce Smart Business Otsego Seminar Series. The panel members include Scott White, President of Bank of Cooperstown, Ryan Hill,  Lending Specialist of NBT Bank,  John Connolly, Commercial loan officer of Community Bank, Catarina M. Ferreria, Branch Manager at Key Bank. The panel members bring a vast amount of knowledge and expertise into Financial Lending options for small businesses. The seminar will give participants an overview of the different financial institutions lending policies as it relates to small business loans. Topics will include products and services offered by financial institutions in addition to loan products. How each bank and the SBA underwrite loan applications. An overview of the loan application process, time frame involved, closing costs and collateral issues. The SBA will give an overview of all the loan programs they offer as guaranteed loans through these host financial institutions.


  • Wednesday, January 15, 2020 8:30a.m.-10:00a.m. Get on Board! Non-Profit Board Recruitment Event at Foothills Performing Arts Center. Meet the Leadership Otsego Class of 2020! (See attached flyer  for registration details)



  • Thursday, January 16, 2020 8:00a.m.-10:30a.m. Labor and Employment Law Update 2020 at Northern Eagle Beverages by law offices Hinman, Howard and Kattell, LLP (See attached flyer  for registration details)


  • Friday, January 24, 2020 11:45a.m.-1:30p.m. State of the State Networking Luncheon. Meet with your local City, State, and Federal elected officials at SUNY Oneonta.  (See attached invite)

Flyers are attached with more details on each event. We welcome the opportunity at these events to meet with you and learn more about your goals for the upcoming year and how we can help assist your business grow. Thank you for your investment in making our region a great place to live and grow your business.

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