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Join us for  Breakfast on March 6, 2020

Friday,  March 6, 2020
8:30 to 10:00 am

The Old SchoolHouse Inn & Restaurant
28218 New York State Highway 206
Downsville, NY 13755
 
 

Cost: $15 per person. 

Start your day with a little productive and profitable networking!

Our monthly first friday eat & meet breakfast is a terrific opportunity to network before your workday begins. Make new business connections, brush-up your existing contacts, meet new and o ld friends, and keep current on what's happening in our region. 

The featured speaker for this event is Sean Leddy from the Delaware County Planning Department who will be speaking about the county's outreach efforts and importance of participation in the 2020 Census, which will begin in earnest in Mid-March.



T his event is sponsored by Margaretville Telephone Company.
     
Margaretville Telephone Company is proud to offer reliable, high-speed internet access, cable television programming and local cable telephone services to the rural area residents and businesses of the Central Catskill region of Upstate New York

DelCo Supervisors, State Representative to Hold Q & A on Economic Development on March 24

The public is invited to attend a Delaware County Chamber of Commerce sponsored roundtable discussion on the state and future of Delaware County and how to remove barriers to community growth, on Tuesday, March 24 at 11:30 a.m.

Omar Sanders, Director for Intergovernmental Affairs at Empire State Development, Mark Tuthill, Delhi Supervisor and Vice-Chair of the Delaware County Board of Supervisors, and Dennis Valente, Davenport Supervisor and Chairperson of Delaware County Economic Development Committee, will share their insights on the progress of local economic development efforts.

The event includes a luncheon buffet prepared by SUNY Delhi culinary arts students at Bluestone at the college golf course, followed by an informative discussion by our panelists and a question and answer session.  Come prepared to join the conversation.

Reservations are required. Space is limited. Cost is $25 per person. 

To reserve your space click here.
Business Start-Up Workshops

Join SCORE, SUNY Broome EAC and local entrepreneurs to develop your idea. Saturdays March 1 through April 4.  For more information call Terry Clark at 607.761.5968or email davidb6783@aol.com.

Employer/Chamber Member Feedback Requested from SUNY Delhi

SUNY Delhi is developing a new degree in Applied Communication.

As part of the development process, the SUNY Delhi team is seeking feedback from potential employers-specifically regarding future jobs available for our graduates.

As you may know, excellent communication skills are among the most sought after skills in nearly every field or industry today.

The degree in Applied Communication will require students to become interdisciplinary thinkers. Graduates will take courses in communication, business, humanities, and computer sciences, and complete three field experiences or internships. They will be equipped to work in any job requiring exceptional communication skills, such as positions in administration, outreach, public relations, social media, writing and publishing, and others.

Please take a few moments to complete the questionnaire in the link below and help provide the college with  valuable data that could significantly shape this degree.

Click here for link

For more information about this new degree in Applied Communication, contact Dr. Joe Piasek at 607-746-4486 or  piasekjr@delhi.edu
Chamber Member Delhi Telephone Company Raises More Than $11K for Local Fire Departments

In 2019 Delhi Telephone Company sponsored four meet and greet events at local fire departments or town halls where local residents were invited to enjoy a free lunch while learning about available fiber optic services in their communities.

For each residence that signed up for service, DTC donated $25 for a total of $11,125 divided between  fire departments in Sidney Center, Trout Creek, Masonville and Franklin, as well as the Masonville Library. 

For more information about fiber optics in your area contact DTC at 607.746.1500 or visit delhitel.com.


United Way Seeks Executive Director

United Way of Delaware and Otsego Counties is looking to hire an executive director

The position requires management of fundraising campaigns, grant writing and admini
stration, understanding of federal, state and local regulations, budgeting and fiscal responsibilities and more.

For a detailed list of requirements and salary click here.
Friends of the Upper Delaware River 'One Bug' Fundraiser

FUDR  One Bug Event on the Upper Delaware River will be held on the weekend of May 1-3, 2020.  The One Bug has become the signature kickoff event for the recreational season on the Upper Delaware River. 

When: Friday, May 1 
Time: 6  -  11:30 p.m.
Where: Hancock Firemans Field, 12 Park Street, Hancock

The  2020 One Bug Honoree is Lee Hartman, a pioneering fishing guide and author.  Lee will be signing copies of his new book 'The Delaware River Story: Water Wars, Trout Tales, and a River Reborn' at the banquet.
Test your fishing skills by entering a team in the weekend fishing event. There is one slot available for a team and there are also sponsorship opportunities.

The event kicks off with a  screening of the "Land of the Little Rivers" documentary.  See the film at the Hancock Cinemas on Thursday night April 30.

For more information about the event, sponsorships and to enter a team in the fishing contest visit fudr.org.
FREE One-on-One Business Counseling Sessions in Delhi

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is offering FREE comprehensive programming to provide management and technical assistance to small businesses in Delaware County!

Specializing in  direct one-to-one counseling, the SBDC offers assistance in the following business areas:
  • Start-up assistance
  • Business Plan Development
  • Accounting and Financial Projections
  • Sources of Financing
  • Marketing
  • Business Expansion
  • Relocation and Agribusiness
There is  no cost for the counseling services of the SBDC.

Reservations are required for the one hour appointments. To make your reservation for Tuesday, March 31 (10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. or 2:30 p.m.) at the Delaware County eCenter, located at 5 1/2 Main Street, Delhi call 607.746.2281. 
State Budget Presentation in Hamden on March 5

NYS Commissioner of Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services Patrick Murphy will
give a presentation on New York's proposed budget for fiscal year 2021 on Thursday, March 5 at noon, at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County, 34570 State Route 10, Hamden.

RSVP to philip.rumsey@exec.ny.gov.
Workforce Development Survey Participation Requested


Please take a few minutes to complete the business survey from CDO Workforce.
 
Your feedback will not only help to inform about your workforce needs, it will give CD O Workforce and their partners the information needed to create a working blueprint to address business needs in Chenango, Delaware and Otsego counties.

 Click HERE to  take survey.
Are You Interested in Joining the Chamber Board of Directors?

The Nominating Committee of the Chamber Board is seeking individuals interested in serving on the Chamber Board of Directors.  Terms are a three-year period and begin on May 15.

To serve as a director, you must be a Delaware County Chamber of Commerce member and have a willingness to work collaboratively toward accomplishing the goals of the organization.  

Self nominations are encouraged.  

A ballot of all candidates will be distributed to active members by March 15. Certified results will be announced in April.

Email nominations to Seth Blocker, our current nominating committee chairperson, at  sethblocker@gmail.com by March 1.
Notary Public Workshop in Delhi on March 10

SUNY Delhi will be offering a Notary Public Workshop on campus, March 10, 2020 from 9 am to 1 pm. This workshop prepares individuals for the NYS Notary test, provides a comprehensive view of the Notary Public Office, and gives examples of situations that the Notary Publics are likely to encounter. Participants must pre-register before March 4, 2020. No walk-ins will be allowed. For more information contact The Office of Outreach & Workforce Development at 607-746-4545, visit delhi.edu or email outreach@delhi.edu.

Cost per person is $139.


Let Immigrants Meet Your Hiring Needs!

If you're the owner of a small business, it's highly likely that hiring employees will be part of your many job duties. Unfortunately, it's not as easy as just posting a job and immediately finding the perfect person to fill an open position. It can often be difficult to find a good employee, and you may want to look at hiring immigrant workers. Join Local Immigration Attorneys to Learn the Benefits and Steps to Hiring Immigrant Workers

When
Wednesday March 25 , 2020 from  8 to 10 AM
 
Where
Koffman Southern Tier Incubator
120 Hawley Street, 1st Floor Koffman Southern Tier Incubator
Binghamton, NY 13901

Learn how Immigrants/refugees can meet the needs of your growing workforce and what you need to know about hiring foreign workers.

For more information and to register contact Terry Stark at 607.761.5968 or email davidb6783@aol.com.
5 Hour Pre-Licensing/Defensive Driver Course in Delhi

2020 classes have been scheduled at SUNY Delhi for the New York State approved 5-hour pre-licensing course for drivers to learn the rules of the road and safe driving principles.

Classes will be held:

Monday and Tuesday, March 9 and 10, from 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tuesday and Wednesday, May 5 and 6 from 6 - 8:30 p.m.

Cost is $35 per person

Details about the location provided upon required registration with Office of Outreach & Workforce Development by calling 607.746.4545 or email outreach@delhi.edu
Chamber Now Offers Health Care Options!

Providing quality healthcare for employees can be a 
challenge.

Our members tell us that healthcare is a top concern for
their businesses. That's why the Delaware County Chamber has partnered with
the Small Association Leadership Alliance (SALA) to allow our members
access to a comprehensive and cost-effective alternative to traditional
insurance plans. The SALA Healthcare Program offers two preventative care plans
with a medical cost sharing program covering unexpected or catastrophic events.
Participants can expect to save as up to 60% when compared to traditional group
health insurance. Prescription drug and telemedicine programs are also
included. The SALA Healthcare Program helps businesses, who are unable to
provide group health insurance, offer their employees access to affordable,
high quality healthcare.

For more information visit us online at delawarecounty.org.
Your Business Featured Here (FREE)!

In our effort to help all businesses succeed, we want to feature YOUR business here and on our social media channels! If you've received a "Business Feature" email request  from our office with a short questionnaire, please answer the questions and submit a jpeg logo or photo that you think best depicts your business, and send to Lillian at info@delawarecounty.org.

If you have not received an email yet, please feel free to copy and paste the below-listed questions into an email, along with a logo or photo, and we will be happy to help promote your business!

Business Name:
Location:
Contact info including mailing address, website address, email and social media information:
Hours of operation:
Number of Years in Business/Year Business Opened:
What types of services or products does your business provide?:
How many employees do you have?:
Recent or Planned Changes in Operation:
What you want your (potential) customers or clients to know:
Tell others why they should join the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce:


Delaware County Chamber of Commerce
607.746.2281