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This message is directed to Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce members & their employees.  Please forward this email to your employees, as they are eligible for the employee discounts as well.

SPOTLIGHT NEWS – SPORTS SHOW coming this month
JANUARY 21, 22: SPORTS SHOW SPOTS are limited for this year’s show.  Vendor spots range from $80 - $175, with discounts for GOACC members. Please call the Chamber at 716-372-4433.  The GREATER OLEAN OUTDOOR and SPORTS REC SHOW is January 21, 22, 2017 at Good Times of Olean.

More Show Info
TODAY... Tuesday, January 3, 2017
*NEXT CyberNews out Monday, January 16, 2017
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JANUARY 3 — SBU Men’s Basketball vs. Dayton, St. Bonaventure Reilly Center, 8 PM.  New Year's Resolution Night presented by Mazza Mechanical Services. Tell us your New Year's resolutions when ordering tickets over the phone or in person and receive a ticket for $9. Or, sit in the Wolf Pack student section for just $17 and receive a voucher good for a free food and drink item at the concession stand. To purchase tickets, please call  (716) 375-2500 .
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JANUARY 3 – HOLIDAY HEROES Blood Drive, Donate Life Express Bus, 625 Main Street, Olean, 1 to 5 p.m.  Mercy Flight and Mercy EMS is sponsoring this blood drive.  Unyts Holiday Heroes t-shirt for all presenting blood donors or to anyone signs the NYS Donate Life registry.  Schedule your appointment today by visiting this site, enter code 001978 or call Untys at 716-512-7940.  Photo IDs are required.  Walk-ins always welcome.
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JANUARY 4 — ST. BONAVENTURE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL vs. Dayton, St. Bonaventure Reilly Center, 1 PM.  Tickets are $5 general admission. To purchase tickets, please call  (716) 375-2500 .
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JANUARY 3 – CANTICLE FARM MARKET, Allegany, 2 to 6 p.m.  The market offers local and natural products, and the pork and beef are naturally raised.  Please call to pre-order at 716-432-4810.
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JANUARY 7 – ST. BONAVENTURE MEN’S BASKETBALL vs. George Mason, SBU Reilly Center, 5 p.m.  For more information or tickets, please call 716-375-2500.
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JANUARY 7 – OLEAN OILERS CAN DRIVE, the Olean Oilers youth baseball team will be picking up your holiday cans/bottles for their fundraiser
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JANUARY 7 — CRATE TOOLBOX WORKSHOP, Home Depot, Olean, 9 a.m. to Noon. Join their hands-on workshop and you and your child can get to work on a wood toolbox they can use for keeping anything from art supplies to toys neat and portable. Once the toolbox is built, your child can paint it in their favorite color.  All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last.  Children must be present at the store to participate in the workshop and receive the kit, apron and pin.  To register, please visit here.  For general information only, please call the store at 716-372-3725.
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JANUARY 7 – OLEAN AREA YOUNG PROFESSIONALS SESSION, SBU Rathskellar, 3 to 5 p.m.  Olean Area Young Professionals will hold its next event before the men’s basketball game against George Mason University. Light refreshments will be served. Attendees are asked to bring a $5 donation to benefit the Bona Buddies program. Those planning to attend are encouraged to pre-register online or by following the link posted to the group’s Facebook page. For more information, call 372-4433 or email OleanAreaYP@oleanbd.com
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JANUARY 9 – MARCH 4 -- 8-WEEK WELLNESS and WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAM, Olean Family YMCA.  It’s a new year, and it’s time for a new YOU. The Y’s New Year’s ReSolution Program will help you with your wellness and weight loss goals. This program includes an exclusive weekly team workout, confidential weigh-in and nutrition topic. Participants also receive a packet with additional workout plans to challenge them between weekly team workouts. Lose weight and feel great. Sign up today!  The cost for YMCA Members Age 16+ ONLY is $20 (until 12/31/16) / $25 (after 1/1/17). Please call the YMCA at 716-373-2400.
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JANUARY 10 – LUNCH & LEARN, Branding For Your Small Business, GOACC Office, 301 North Union Street, Olean, Noon – 1 p.m.  The speaker is Tim Blazejewski with Brand-Blazer.  Effectively communicating the merits of your brand is crucial to your bottom line. Learn why what you say may be less impactful than how you say it.  The seminars held at the Chamber office, are FREE for members, with a $10 charge for non-GOACC members. The seminars feature a topic of concern to membership.   PARKING is available for seminar attendees at the City Parking Lot off North First Street, Olean.   For more information or to make a reservation, please contact GOACC at 372-4433 or email betty@oleanny.com.
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JANUARY 11 – FAMILY BUSINESS OPEN HOUSE, Salvatore’s Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road, Depew, 8 to 10 a.m.  Learn about the resources of the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership has to offer for family businesses including educational programming, peer advisory groups, networking opportunities and more. Connect with other family businesses and hear how their involvement in the program has made a positive impact on their businesses.  The event is FREE to attend and breakfast will be provided.  For more information or questions, please call 716-885-5715 or mgt-cel@buffalo.edu.
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JANUARY 14 — SBU GAME TRIP to ROCHESTER.  Empire Coach Lines will take you to and from the Rochester’s Blue Cross Arena to watch the St. Bonaventure University Men’s Basketball team take on Fordham.  The bus will depart from Olean at 1:30 p.m., with game time at 4:30 p.m.  The fee, which includes round trip transportation and ticket to the game, is $59.00 per person. Please call 716-372-2222 to reserve your seat today. 
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JANUARY 14 – THE HOT SARDINES, Bromeley Family Theater, Blaisdell Hall, University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $22 for the public; $10 for students. This is a classic jazz group that has been featured at the Newport Jazz Festival and the Montreal Jazz Festival and that sells out New York City venues from Joe’s Pub to the Bowery Ballroom. For more information, visit hotsardines.com.  For tickets, contact the Bromeley Box Office at 814-362-5113 or showtix@pitt.edu.
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JANUARY 14 – WORLD’s BIGGEST ONE DAY WORKOUT, Olean YMCA Spirit Studio, 9 a.m.  Bring your friends and register at reception to experience BODYPUMP100.
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JANUARY 14 – COMMUNITY MEAL and CONVERSATION on EQUITY and COMPASSION, African American Center for Cultural Development, Bethany Lutheran Church, 6 Leo Moss Dr, Olean, 12 to 2 p.m.  What is your identity and how does it affect your daily interactions with others? Do you feel connected to all those who live in our community or do you see some as separate? If someone is disabled, of another faith, another race, another sexual identity do you have compassion for them? Do you understand them?

AACCD is inviting anyone in the area who would like to share in conversation for understanding and compassion on how others experience the world differently from us to come together to share a meal. This will be a dish to pass, community effort to bring our diverse populations together.
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JANUARY 14 – EXPLORING WINTER, Pfeiffer Nature Center, Lillibridge Road, Portville, 10 a.m. to Noon.  Snowshoe hares have oversized feet which enable them to move quickly on top of the snow’s surface.  Come try out your snowshoeing skills on the white powder of the Lillibridge Preserve!  Bring your own snowshoes or borrow a pair of traditional snowshoes from us when you visit Pfeiffer Nature Center’s winter wonderland.  This walk is for both the novice and advanced alike.  If there is no snow, join us for a winter stroll among the trees in the old growth forest. This program is FREE to the public.  There is no fee to borrow traditional snowshoes but they are in limited supply so contact Pfeiffer Nature Center to reserve your pair.  Minors must be accompanied by an adult.  To make reservations, please contact  716-933-0187 or visit www.pfeiffernaturecenter.org.
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JANUARY 15 – ST. BONAVENTURE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL vs. Fordham, SBU Reilly Center, 1 p.m.  For more information or tickets, please call 716-375-2500.
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NETWAITER: Good Times of Olean have unveiled this menu ordering online software.  First step to this online ordering is to visit here. You can order online for pick up or dining in.  The orders can be delivered as well with certain guidelines.  Please contact Gillian Thompson with GTO at 716-379-8210 or email gillian@goodtimesolean.com and she will come show your group how to do your first order.

The neat concept for this software is the ability for you to invite via email to those to then pick and choose their meals.  For example, Judy has a meeting where those coming to the meeting will need lunch.  Judy sends out an email inviting them to browse the GTO menu.  Judy gives them a time frame to order.  Judy can view as the attendees browse, order and confirm their meal.  Once all attendees have ordered, Judy submits the complete order to GTO with particulars as time for delivery and other particulars.
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NEW WAY TO PAY MEMBER DUES: The Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce now offers an automated ACH payment plan for your membership dues. 

Under this optional plan, you can elect to have your membership dues automatically deducted from your account on a monthly basis. When members switch to this option, GOACC will waive the first month payment for your dues (one-time only).

Member changes to plans must be made in writing at least 30 days prior to the effective date of requested change. The Chamber may adjust the payment on an annual basis with a written notice to members.  A $20 service charge will be billed for insufficient funds. 
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EVENTS JANUARY 17 and later will appear in the next cybernews.
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CYBERNEWS — this is a promotional member benefit used by Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce that is sent out via email every other Monday to its members.  GOACC member businesses/organizations are encouraged to send GOACC their business/organization events and activities to be listed in the cybernews.  Non-member’s events will only be listed in GOACC’s web calendar as well as its printed events brochure, pending when the information is received. (FLASHBACK -- Bradner's, Olean Iconic and Forever Memorable Department Store. Thanks Gabriel American Realty)
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