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The Otsego County Chamber of Commerce

Mid Weekly Update July 11, 2013


Message from Barbara Ann Heegan, Executive Director:


Reminder!!! The Hampton Inn Oneonta is excited to announce their new Perfect Mix Lobby.

Join us for the evening- July 11th at 5pm for light food and drinks





Save the Dates!

Friday, August 23 to Sunday, August 25, 2013
The Oneonta Outlaws Family Fun in conjunction with The Otsego County Chamber has some fun family events coming your way.  Stay tuned for more details!







Opportunities for Financing Business Start-up or Expansion Projects.
On Friday, July 12th, at 8:30am for networking and from 9:00 am-11:00 am. The location has been moved to The Economic Development office located 242 Main Street, Oneonta, NY.  The Otsego County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a “Financing your Business Seminar”.  Presenter Carolyn Lewis, Otsego County Economic Developer, will be sharing local and state funding opportunities.  In addition information on New York State Energy Research and Development Authority incentives will be shared.  RSVP required. To register for this program please contact Shelly Giangrant, Director of Operations at[email protected] or call (607) 432-4500 ext. 207.



Otsego County Economic Development Office Shares Information:

As a reminder, we are asking all potential applicants to the CFA process to fill out a Priority Project Survey  (http://regionalcouncils.ny.gov/content/mohawk-valley).  I suggest you complete the survey regardless of the status of your project.  Completion of the questionnaire will not be used for public dissemination, but will allow the Council and more importantly our local Economic Development Office to assist you if needed.  If you have any questions regarding this survey, your project or the process in general, please do not hesitate to contact me.  The deadline to fill out this survey is July 25th, in order to give us time to review projects.


Carolyn Lewis encourages you to visit http://regionalcouncils.ny.gov/content/mohawk-valley.  Here you will find all information related to the CFA process, the Regional Strategic Plan, valuable demographic and regional data.

Additional assistance with the CFA process / programs will be through workshops at:

Fulton Montgomery Community College
7/17/2013 2:00pm-4:30pm
Click here to RSVP


Coughlin & Gerhart LLP Attorney and Counselors – Labor Law Update for Otsego County Chamber of Commerce

Join us on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 from 8:30 am to Noon for a Labor Law Seminar at Springbrook in their new dining area at the Springbrook Cafeteria located in the administration building at is 2705 St. Hwy 28 Oneonta, NY. Complimentary to Otsego County Chamber Members—Non members $10. To RSVP please call The Otsego County Chamber at (607) 432-4500 Ext. 207 or email [email protected]


Paul Sweeney and Joseph Steflik, Jr. Attorneys At Law of Couglhin & Gerhart will be presenting Labor Law Updates.

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Paul J. Sweeney                                                                    Joseph J. Steflik, Jr.

       Attorney at Law                                                                      Attorney at Law




Tethered Balloon Rides over Otsego Lake Featured at the Annual Benefit Gala for The Farmers’ Museum and NYSHA on July 19

A tethered hot air balloon lifts riders above the tree line, offering spectacular views and vistas of Otsego Lake. This elevating experience is part of “Otsego on the Hudson,” the Annual Benefit Gala for the New York State Historical Association and The Farmers’ Museum on Friday, July 19, at 6:30 pm.


A celebration of both museums’ vistas, views, and visions, the Gala is inspired by the Fenimore Art Museum’s exhibition The Hudson River School: Nature and the American Vision. Enjoy a fun and special night out by enjoying cocktails and hors d’oeuvres on the Fenimore’s lakeshore lawn and a gourmet dinner under a beautiful sail tent. The evening’s entertainment also includes croquet and badminton on the lawn, live music, and tours of Otsego: A Meeting Place, the interactive, outdoor exhibition that explores the lives and culture of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) people.  This unique program is one example of the difference supporters and attendees of the Gala make at the museums.


The Gala also features live and silent auctions. Auction items can be previewed on the gala webpage at FenimoreArtMuseum.org/gala. A Sky Lantern Finale is the perfect ending to this wonderful evening.


Proceeds raised from the Gala benefit educational programs at The Farmers Museum, Fenimore Art Museum, and New York State Historical Association.


Gala tickets are still available for $175 each.  For more information or to purchase tickets, please call (607) 547-1433 or email [email protected].



Otsego County Chamber of Commerce member, Sweet Home Productions announces its launch of a Mobile-First Web App for local business and tourism.

The app, which can be downloaded for FREE at www.SweetHomeTV.com, features a comprehensive database of Dining, Lodging and Entertainment options in a three county area.  Listings are easily and quickly sortable by category and location.

Premier listings feature videos, full business descriptions, coupons, menus, brochures and more.  They also provide phone and e-mail connections, directions via google maps, and links to their web sites for more info.

Plus listings offer an activated phone number, google map locator, web site link and up to 3 categories for search.

In addition, the mobile web app features the area’s most complete arts and entertainment calendar.

Beyond that, the SweetHomeTV web app serves as host to a digital gallery for local videographers, and will be the mobile access site for both schedule info and trailers for the upcoming Catskill Mountains Film Festival.

For more information, call Alex at Sweet Home Productions:  (607) 267-4193 or email [email protected]

  Otsego County Chamber
189 Main Street, Suite 201, Oneonta, NY 13820

(607) 432-4500




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