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Dear Members,



Otsego County Chamber to host NYS Mandated Anti-Harassment Policies and Sexual Harassment Training Wednesday, October 9, 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 for a Complimentary Business Workshop on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 1:00p.m. at the Otsego Chamber Office with Jason Tabor, Financial Representative of Principal Financial Group.  Title of Presentation: “Solutions to common challenges business owners face: Protect your business, employees, and lifestyle” RSVP to [email protected] or call 432-4500


Key action items include:

Putting a business succession plan in place

Making sure your business can survive without you or key employees

Determining the value of your business

Recruiting, retaining, rewarding and retiring key employees

Personal financial planning to maintain your lifestyle


Jason Tabor, CFP®

Financial Representative

Principal Securities Registered Representative

Financial Advisor

Principal Financial Group®

55 Grove Street

Cooperstown, NY 13326



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Now Accepting Annual Small Business Awards Nominations

The Otsego County Chamber’s Small Business Banquet has grown to become one of the region’s most important events, recognizing small businesses that have sustained the workplace and the community. This year the Small Business Banquet will be held on Thursday, November 21, 2019 at The Otesaga Hotel and Resort in Cooperstown. In this season of gratitude, let us thank worthy small businesses for their contributions to the region and celebrate their commitment to excellence. We invite you and members of the public to offer your nominations for two prestigious awards.

Attached is the nomination form with past award recipients recognized. The Special Projects Committee of the Chamber looks forward to receiving these nominations by Friday, October 11, 2019.



Join us for Pathways to Prosperity

2nd Annual Mohawk Valley Region Workforce Summit

The 2019 Workforce Summit will be held on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at SUNY Oneonta starting with 9:00a.m. registration.  We invite Educators, Students, Workforce and Economic Developers, Community Leaders, Human Resource Specialists, Employers, and Industry Partners to come together to improve the overall quality of our region’s workforce.

Participants will get the inside track on collaborative and innovative strategies to help students, job seekers and business succeed and communities thrive and prosper.

The Summit workshops are designed to demonstrate evidence-based best practices that convey new ideas or approaches to highly skilled workforce development in the Mohawk Valley Region.  Presentations will focus on solutions not (problems), and how the models and strategies can be replicated.  Lessons learned, obstacles overcome, key drivers, and useful tools will be shared. Details to register are attached and outlined below. We look forward to your participation at this Summit. Thank You!




Thursday, October 10, 2019 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM EDT



Otsego County Chamber of Commerce



SUNY Oneonta-Otsego Grill, Morris Hall



Kathryn Dailey, Director of Special Events



[email protected]






Workshop Materials, Lunch, Networking $60 per attendee

Optional Add: Exhibitor Table and Ad in Program $15

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