ONEONTA – With a free online curriculum, Sidney Federal Credit Union aims to help local students learn money management.
“More than ever, it’s important that kids develop sound financial skills to prepare them for the real world,” said Morgan Vandagriff, co-founder of Banzai, an award-winning financial literacy program. “Sidney FCU realizes that, and they’re doing something about it.”
People Create ‘Center
Of Energy Excellence’?
‘Energy Infrastructure Summit,’
County Task Force’s Makeup Will
Help Answer That Question – And Soon
Where angels fear to tread…
The angel in this piece is Barbara Ann Heegan, Otsego Chamber of Commerce president, who this week announced the chamber is planning an Energy Infrastructure Summit Thursday, Jan. 31, at The Otesaga.
“By bringing other stakeholders to the table, we can help inform our membership on the best path forward on meeting our energy needs and the needs of economic development,” Heegan said in an interview.
Of course, the intent is right on, and businesspeople – with an eye on costs and profitability, as well as the good of the planet – are in many ways as good environmentalists as anyone else.
Take Jim Doig, Sidney Federal Credit Union’s recently retired president. Heegan toured the bank’s new headquarters a couple of years ago, and saw energy consciousness everywhere: geothermal heating, solar panels – even rainwater captured to flush toilets.
“That’s one example of how a business, a bank, has really taken advantage of clean, renewable energy,” said Heegan. The chamber formed an Energy Committee last January, chaired by Country Club Auto’s Peter Armao, and its members suggested the summit idea.
NEW YEARS EVE CELEBRATION – 7 p.m. Enjoy a fantastic celebration with First Night Oneonta. The theme is “Here Comes The Sun.” Features bands, fireworks. Headlined by ALEX TORRES AND HIS LATIN ORCHESTRA! Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. Call 607-431-2080 or visit www.firstnightoneonta.com
5K RACE – 1 p.m. Run through the City of the Hills in the Frostbite 5K. Registration from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Oneonta YMCA. Race begins near the Sidney Federal Credit Union, 53 Market St., Oneonta. Call 607-432-0010 or visit www.itsyourrace.com/event.aspx?id=9985