HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, AUGUST 13
JOB FAIR – 9 a.m. – Noon. Job seekers meet up to 25 local employers without leaving the car. Just follow the signs, keep your mask on, and get flyers/applications for employers in many different sectors that are currently hiring. Parking Lot, Oneonta Outlaws, Damaschke Field, Neahwa Park, Oneonta. 607-432-4500 or visit members.otsegocc.com/events/details/drive-thru-job-fair-in-damaschke-field-parking-lot-neahwa-park-oneonta-388
By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.COM
ONEONTA – With Phase One of Un-PAUSE officially going into effect in Otsego County today, Barbara Ann Heegan, president, Otsego County Chamber of Commerce, is already hearing that business is back.
“Coddington’s Florist had been closed since the start of this, but on Mother’s Day, they did 220 deliveries,” she said. “Their re-opening has been monumental.”
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, JANUARY 14
MEMORIAL LECTURE – 7 p.m. Caitlin Jewitt (class of ‘06) presents Rude Memorial Lecture titled “The Primary Rules and the 2020 Presidential Nomination Contest.” Free, open to public. Celebration Room, Shineman Chapel House, Hartwick College, Oneonta. 607-431-4044 or visit www.hartwick.edu/news/hartwick-welcomes-jewitt-06-for-rude-memorial-lecture/
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21
ANGEL TREE PROGRAM – Give the Gift of Christmas this holiday season. Adopt a family in need. Visit www.allotsego.com/angel-tree-program/ to learn how.
TURKEY DINNER – 5 – 6:30 p.m. Senior citizens are invited for delicious dinner sponsored by Lions Club, LEOs, CCS PTA. Take-out available. Cafeteria, Cooperstown High School. 607-547-2401.
The Otsego County Chamber of Commerce’s Summer Soirée was this evening, celebrating local businesses that promote a good and sustainable life in Otsego County. Information Systems Division (ISD Tech) of Oneonta received the Environmental Stewardship Award for its computer- and electronics-recycling program. The Clark Sports Center of Cooperstown received the Quality of Life Award for helping over 5,500 members live healthier, (including 37 members over 90, who get free memberships). Above, center, are chamber President Barbara Ann Heegan, Quality of Life sponsor Scott White, Bank of Cooperstown president, behind her at left, and George Busch, NBT Insurance vice president/sales. To to the left of Heegan, front row, are ISD partners Ron Ranc and Roxanna Hurlburt; behind, from right, are ISD’s Chris Ranc, Wilhemina Guest and Mike LaBarr. To the right of Heagan are Clark Director Val Paige and her managers, Erin Newkirk, Kathy Graham, Jim DiLiberto and Rich Jantzi. Inset, left, Assemblyman John Salka, R-Brookfield, reads citations from state Sen. Jim Seward, r-Milford, who was also represented by his aide, Mira Jergovich, commending the two organizations. The dinner, attended by 80, was in the middle of the Clark’s basketball court. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, AUGUST 8
SUMMER CONCERT – 7 p.m. Enjoy musical performance by Leatherstocking Jazz Band. Bandstand near Hodges Pond, Neahwa Park, Oneonta. 607-432-7997 or visit oneonta.ny.us/departments/parks-and-recreation/summer-concert-series/
Cleinman Reflects on 30 Years
By LIBBY CUDMORE • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com
ONEONTA – The secret to business longevity, said Al Cleinman, is knowledge.
“We had six people around the table the other day, and I realized that between them, they had 70 years of experience here,” he said. “We employ smart people.”
The Otsego County Chamber of Commerce honored Cleinman Performance Partners this morning with a luncheon celebrating their 30 years in Oneonta, building one of the leading business consultants for larger optometry practices.
Residential Community Training,
Placing Residents In Local Jobs
By LIBBY CUDMORE • The Freeman’s Journal & Hometown Oneonta
EDMESTON – When she was 16, Joanna Draper had a brain tumor removed and was in a coma for a month. Though she recovered, her short-term memory was all but gone, dashing her hopes of continuing to perform in musical theater.
But now, you can find her serenading customers at the Pathfinder Village bakery and café, where she has worked for two years. “I’m doing so well that they let me work here,” she said. “I sing to the customers. I give them a hug if they’re having a bad day. It’s about treating people how I want to be treated, with kindness and a smile.”
“Her parents recognized that she would fit in here as a hire, not as a service recipient,” said CEO Paul Landers. “And since she started working here, her neurologist has seen her memory improving.”
The Otsego County Chamber of Commerce held a recognition ceremony for 10- and 20-year members at a Business After Hours event in the Foothills Atrium. Above, the honorees pose for a group photo. Front row: Pat Knuth, ARC Otsego; Lizbeth Parent, Corning; Alicia Fish, Catskill Area Hospice; Mary Ann Bollinger, Community Bank, and Stacie Haynes, Susquehanna SPCA. Back row: Chris Hobert, Springbrook; Paul Landers, Pathfinder Village; Jim Kevlin, The Freeman’s Journal, Hometown Oneonta and All.OTSEGO.com; Alan Sessions, CDO Workforce; Nick Savin, ONC BOCES; Pete Armao, Country Club Auto; Dave Ohman, Delaware Engineering; Chris Kuhn, Oneonta Job Corps Academy, and Johnna Peachin, Peachin & Associates. At right, Otsego County Chamber President Barbara Ann Heegan, presents Chris Kuhn, director of OJCA, with his certificate marking 10 years with the chamber. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, MARCH 7
NETWORKING – 5:30-7:30 p.m. Celebrate 10 and 20 year member anniversaries with the Otsego County Chamber of Commerce at their Business After Hours event. Foothills, 24 Market St., Oneonta. Info, confirmation, (607) 432-4500.