35 Oneonta Businesses Receive $105K In Survive, Thrive Grants

35 Oneonta Businesses Receive

$105K In ‘Survive, Thrive’ Grants

Meaghan Marino, a member of Oneonta’s Survive, then Thrive committee, delivers a $3,000 Recovery Grant check to Bonnie Potter of Edward Teleky Jewelers.

ONEONTA – The city’s “Survive, then Thrive” initiative has awarded 35 Reopening and Recovery grants of up to $3,000 to Oneonta businesses to help purchase Personal Protective Equipment and cover their unanticipated capital expenses due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Our Survive, then Thrive initiative continues to show how the Oneonta community has come together to overcome this previously unimaginable challenge”, states City of Oneonta Mayor Gary Herzig, “I applaud our small business owners for their perseverance, can-do attitude, and for the way they have come together in supporting each other.”

Most of the grants were for $3,000, but none was less than $2,000.

The businesses are:

• Coddington’s Florist

• Dr. Aaronson & Thompson, DDS

• Emerson Testing

• Essential Awakenings

• Golden Guernsey

• Holbrook Wade School of Dance

• Mind Matters Neurofeedback Ctr

• Nina’s Pizza

• Noah’s World

• NY Dynamic Porcelain

• Oneonta Tennis Center

• Otsego Bicycles

• Plaza Diner

• Sal’s Pizzeria

• Shakedown Street

• Simply Thai

• Sweet Home Productions

• Theresa’s Emporium

• Tino’s Pizza

• Toonie Moonie Organics

• Tribe Yoga

• Wilber & Clarke

• Wolfhound Studio

• Pale Horse

• Serenity Hobbies

• Roots

• Oneonta Realty

• Nick’s Diner

• Kathy’s Cozy Cupboard

• Hair of the Dog

• Clinton Plaza Laundromat

• Teleky Jewelers

• Razzle Dazzle

• Balanced Botanicals

• Capresso

Funds for these grants were provided by the City of Oneonta and the Community Foundation of
Otsego County with administrative support provided by the Future of Oneonta Foundation and the
Otsego County Development Corporation. The Survive, then Thrive Reopening and Recovery Grant
initiative was led by a committee appointed by Mayor Herzig and co-chaired by Jamie Reynolds, NBT
Bank Regional Executive and Judy Pangman, City of Oneonta Community Development Director.

Additional Survive, then Thrive Finance Committee members included:

Michelle Catan, Small Business Development Center, Jody Zakrevsky, Otsego Now, Meaghan Marino, Otsego Now, Len Carson, Council Member, Barbara Ann Heegan, Otsego Chamber, Ben Nesbitt, Future of Oneonta Foundation and Rachel Jessup, Bank of Cooperstown.

“When this committee was appointed,” said Herzig, “my only request was that they remain
results oriented. They certainly did and I applaud each of them for doing so”.


4 thoughts on “35 Oneonta Businesses Receive $105K In Survive, Thrive Grants

  1. Bill

    What about Southside diner and grill? Poor Sandy was shut down for 6 months after just opening her new location. Now she’s struggling again and off and the diner is closed. It’s the best place in oneonta to eat. She should be taken care of too.

  2. Susan K.

    Absolutely agree about the south side diner. There are a few names in the list of 35 that ive never even heard of. Are they located in the city of Oneonta? Do they advertise locally? Perhaps these businesses offer online products. If more people recognized them, that may help them also.

  3. Amy

    The Southside Diner is in the TOWN of Oneonta. This grant was from the CITY of Oneonta, a municipality for which the Southside Diner does not reside.

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