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‘New Vision’ Student Facteau Interns At Chirello Advertising

Mexico High School senior and New Vision Business student, Alyssa Facteau, joins Chirello Advertising and Marketing this school year as the agency’s newest intern, said Steve Chirello, agency owner.

Mexico High School senior and New Vision Business student, Alyssa Facteau, joins Chirello Advertising and Marketing this school year as the agency’s newest intern.

Mexico High School senior and New Vision Business student, Alyssa Facteau, joins Chirello Advertising and Marketing this school year as the agency’s newest intern.

The New Vision program is partnered with the Center for Instruction, Technology and Innovation (CiTi, formerly known as Oswego County BOCES) located in Mexico and the State University of Oswego to assist bright high school students in expanding their knowledge and experience before entering college, Chirello said.

The unique New Vision curriculum consists of students attending college classes at SUNY Oswego and on-site rotations at various locations pertaining to their intended field of study.

Students not only earn 12 college credits, but also valuable real-world experience.

The New Vision Business program, the newest field of study, was added this fall and joins the already established, Allied Health, Law and Government, and Specialized Careers divisions.

“We are delighted to have Allyson on board for this semester and to be participating in New Vision,” Chirello said. “Alyssa will be working with us in writing and research for promotions targeted to clients in retail, financial, institutional and professional services.”

Located in Fulton, Chirello Advertising offers full-service advertising, public relations, and marketing expertise to a variety of industrial, professional, institutional and retail clients throughout Central New York.

The agency, working with in-house staff and outside associates, specializes in PR planning, online marketing and design, website development, TV production, streaming of web video, print and media advertising, and market research. With business ally C-3 Statistical Solutions, a national research organization, the agency provides situation analysis, customer feedback, and custom research.

The agency can be contacted by telephone: (315) 592-9778, steve@chirello.com, www.chirello.com, www.linkedin.com/in/stevechirello, and on Facebook and Twitter.

Tim Green Helps NFL Launch ‘Read20′ Program With NY Giants’ Rashad Jennings

The NY Giants and the NFL have advocated 60 minutes of activity a day for kids across America to promote physical fitness.

Now, the team is adding education to that message.

The Giants with the help of running back Rashad Jennings are teaming up with NFL veteran and NY Times Bestselling author, Tim Green to do their first ever Play60/Read20 event on September 30 at the Berkeley School in Bloomfield, NJ, from 1 – 3 p.m.

Berkeley was the perfect school to kickoff this initiative since a majority of the students are Hispanic and the event coincides with the Giants Hispanic Heritage Month.

Tim Green

Tim Green

After experiencing the NFL’s Play60 activities with Rashad and Tim, Berkeley’s 6th graders will head to the school library to Read20. Rashad and Tim will alternate reading the first few chapters of Green’s latest middle grade novel, FIRST TEAM, then talk to the kids about the importance of reading to build academic strength and character. Each of the 6th grade students will receive their own copy of FIRST TEAM, (9780062208750; on-sale: 9/30/14; $16.99; ages 8 – 12).

After studying writing at Syracuse University where he was an All American football player, Tim was drafted in the first round of the NFL draft by the Atlanta Falcons where he was a top defensive player for eight years.

While Tim played in the NFL, he also studied law and began his writing career.

By the time he retired from football in 1994, Tim had already published his first book and become a lawyer. In addition to those two jobs, he began working as a television broadcaster for FOX NFL Sunday and other shows, including Battlebots, Good Morning America, Court TV, A Current Affair, and most recently, Find My Family.

Tim Green in his NFL days as an Atlanta Falcon

Tim Green in his NFL days as an Atlanta Falcon

After writing more than a dozen books for adults, Tim began writing a series of novels for young readers set in a world of sports taken from his own experiences as an athlete and a coach.

In the meantime, Tim has visited more than 800 schools and spoken to more than 400,000 students across the United States about the importance of education and character, in addition to the joys and benefits of reading.

Among those appearances have been visits to schools in Fulton, Mexico, and others in Oswego County.

The NY Giants and the NFL have advocated 60 minutes of activity a day for kids across America to promote physical fitness. Now, the team is adding education to that message. The Giants with the help of running back Rashad Jennings are teaming up with NFL veteran and NY Times Bestselling author, Tim Green to do their first ever Play60/Read20 event on September 30, 2014 at the Berkeley School in Bloomfield, NJ. Green, above, is shown reading at one of the more than 800 schools he has visited across the nation delivering his message about the importance of reading, education and character. Green will participate in another Read20 event Oct. 14 in Chicago with the Chicago Bears and tight end, Martellus Bennett.

The NY Giants and the NFL have advocated 60 minutes of activity a day for kids across America to promote physical fitness. Now, the team is adding education to that message. The Giants with the help of running back Rashad Jennings are teaming up with NFL veteran and NY Times Bestselling author, Tim Green to do their first ever Play60/Read20 event on September 30, 2014 at the Berkeley School in Bloomfield, NJ. Green, above, is shown reading at one of the more than 800 schools he has visited across the nation delivering his message about the importance of reading, education and character. Green will participate in another Read20 event Oct. 14 in Chicago with the Chicago Bears and tight end, Martellus Bennett.

Tim serves on the board of the Golisano Children’s Hospital in Syracuse, as well as the National Writing Project. He lives with his wife, Illyssa, their five kids, and two dogs in Upstate New York. When Tim isn’t writing, he enjoys boating, fishing, hunting, reading, and spending time with his family and friends.

He calls reading “Weight Lifting for Your Brain.” “I’m thrilled that Rashad and the New York Giants are supporting the addition of Read20,” said Green. “As a former pro athlete, I know how important it is to have a strong educational foundation for later in life, and this program exemplifies just that.” Green’s 13-book series, published by Harper Collins Children’s, has sold over one million copies to date.

Rashad Jennings of the NY Giants

Rashad Jennings of the NY Giants

The Rashad Jennings Foundation Mission: To inspire youth by making education fun, to provide mentorship for individual success, and to promote health and fitness worldwide. Rashad Jennings, who describes himself as an avid reader, realizes that one of the key reasons why his childhood dreams are a reality today is because, in his youth, someone cared enough to inspire him through education, provide him with mentorship for success, and encourage health and fitness as a way of life. These real-life experiences are what drive the Rashad Jennings Foundation; it is why we do what we do!

Oswego County Federal Credit Union Sponsor ‘Movies In The Park’, Disney’s ‘Frozen’ June 18

Oswego County Federal Credit Union, in cooperation with the Oswego Youth Bureau, will be sponsoring free open air Movies in the Park at 7 p.m. in East Park on the third Wednesday of each month from June through August, said Bill Carhart, OCFCU CEO.

William Carhart (left), Oswego County Federal Credit Union (OCFCU) CEO and Harrison Greeney, OCFCU board chair, ice down free water at last year’s Movies In The Park. Movies In The Park will be held at 7:00 p.m. in East Park on the third Wednesday of each month from June through Aug.

William Carhart (left), Oswego County Federal Credit Union (OCFCU) CEO and Harrison Greeney, OCFCU board chair, ice down free water at last year’s Movies In The Park. Movies In The Park will be held at 7:00 p.m. in East Park on the third Wednesday of each month from June through Aug.

“Our first movie on June 18 is ‘Frozen’ (PG),” Carhart said. “Followed by Despicable Me 2 (PG) on July 16, and The Lego Movie (PG) on Aug. 20.”

In addition to the movie, the OYB and Oswego Kiwanis club will be sponsoring entertainment and arts and crafts. There will be free popcorn, the Oswego Bookmobile, and the Oswego County Sheriff’s Department, will be on-hand with identity kits for kids.

“Plus kids can play Wii games on a 55-foot screen before the movie. There will also be face painters sponsored by Galloway Century 21. The movie will be shown by CNY and Syracuse FunFlicks.”

The Oswego Bookmobile will again be on-hand for 2014 Movies in the Park. Here moviegoers prepare for a July 2013 show.

The Oswego Bookmobile will again be on-hand for 2014 Movies in the Park. Here moviegoers prepare for a July 2013 show.

“We are delighted to bring this family entertainment to our community as part of the fun activities available here in the summer months,” said Carhart.
OCFCU opened a new Oswego office in Jan. 2013 on the corner of E. 4th and Bridge St. It replaced its former E. 7th St. location and is more than twice its size. In Dec. 2010, OCFCU opened a brand new office in Mexico at 5828 Scenic Ave. (Route 3) where they converted and renovated the village’s former railroad depot into a modern credit union, Carhart said. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2002. The credit union’s third office is at 300 W. 1st St. in Oswego.
Founded in 1975, OCFCU is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative association, which serves more than 9,000 members from throughout Oswego County. OCFCU’s charter was revised in early 2007 so that anyone who lives, works, worships, or attends school in Oswego County is eligible to join.

OCFCU’s 300 W. 1st St. office can be reached at 326-0138 and the E. Bridge St. office can be reached at 343-7822. The 5530 Scenic Ave. (Route 3) Mexico office can be reached at 963-2722. Further information on the credit union can also be found online at www.oswegofcu.org.

Oswego County Federal Credit Union Now Offers Credit Union Auto Club

Oswego County Federal Credit Union (OCFCU), is offering members a new credit union auto club that is similar to AAA, but available at lower rates, it was announced by William Carhart, CEO.

“OCFCU’s auto club provides unparalleled service and unprecedented value in roadside assistance,”Carhart said. “It covers anything from being locked out of your vehicle to needing a tow truck.” Professional customer service teams are available twenty-four hours seven days a week to assist members. OCU logo Hor green_555

“Each plan is priced for a 12-month period with an automatic renewal option, Carhart said. OCFCU’s Auto Club offers members significantly lower rates than AAA on individual and family plans.”

The Auto Club is able to offer an annual individual plan for $47, while AAA charges $51, Carhart said. For family plans, OCFCU Auto Club allows you to save up to $90 compared to AAA’s plan prices. “There is no sign up fee for Credit Union Auto Club so join the club and start saving money on your peace of mind today!”

OCFCU opened a new Oswego office in January 2013 on the corner of E. 4th and Bridge St. It replaced its former E. 7th St. location and is more than twice its size. In Dec. 2010, OCFCU opened a brand new office in Mexico at 5828 Scenic Ave. (Route 3) where they converted and renovated the village’s former railroad depot into a modern credit union, Carhart said. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2002. The credit union’s third office is at 300 W. 1st St. in Oswego.

Founded in 1975, OCFCU is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative association, which serves more than 8,800 members from throughout Oswego County. OCFCU’s charter was revised in early 2007 so that anyone who lives, works, worships, or attends school in Oswego County is eligible to join.

OCFCU’s 300 W. 1st St. office can be reached at 326-0138 and the E. Bridge St. office can be reached at 343-7822.  The 5530 Scenic Ave. (Route 3) Mexico office can be reached at 963-2722. . Further information can also be found online at www.oswegofcu.org.

 

Oswego County Federal Credit Union Wins Credit Union Association of NY Award

Oswego County Federal Credit Union (OCFCU) was selected as the second place winner of the Credit Union Association of New York’s (CUANY) 2014 Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award for credit unions with $50-100 million in assets, it was announced by William Carhart, CEO. The award will be presented at the CUANY Governmental Affairs Conference, April 29 in Albany.OCU logo Hor green_555

“All our employees and board are delighted to be recognized by this award,” Carhart said. Community involvement and community service are among our highest goals at OCFCU and it’s really special to have our efforts recognized by our peers.”

According to CUANY’s web site, the Dora Maxwell award honors credit unions that have successfully participated in or led community activities. It recognizes credit union efforts to strengthen local institutions and materially improve the lives of non-member through community outreach program other than personal finance education.

Among OCFCU’s community involvement was: their sponsorship of free Movies In the Park in Oswego; the Jazz and Blues Park at Oswego’s Harborfest; Christmas in Mexico; the 5k Run For Dennis supporting bladder cancer research; bicycle safety at Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station’s annual Safety, Health and Wellness Fair; the CNY Pumpkinfest;  and Oswego County Make-A-Wish. The Credit Union has also help support numerous fundraisers and other community events.

OCFCU opened a new Oswego office in January 2013 on the corner of E. 4th and Bridge St. It replaced its former E. 7th St. location and is more than twice its size. In Dec. 2010, OCFCU opened a brand new office in Mexico at 5828 Scenic Ave. (Route 3) where they converted and renovated the village’s former railroad depot into a modern credit union, Carhart said. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2002. The credit union’s third office is at 300 W. 1st St. in Oswego.

Founded in 1975, OCFCU is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative association, which serves more than 8,800 members from throughout Oswego County. OCFCU’s charter was revised in early 2007 so that anyone who lives, works, worships, or attends school in Oswego County is eligible to join.

OCFCU’s 300 W. 1st St. office can be reached at 326-0138 and the E. Bridge St. office can be reached at 343-7822.  The 5530 Scenic Ave. (Route 3) Mexico office can be reached at 963-2722. . Further information can also be found online at www.oswegofcu.com.

Sheats, Burns Join Eastern Shore Associates Insurance

Cheryl Sheats was hired recently as a personal lines account manager and Carol Burns was hired as a commercial lines account manager at Eastern Shore Associates Insurance (ESA) it was announced by Martha Murray, president. Sheats will be based in ESA’s North Syracuse office and Burns will be in the Camden office.

“We are so pleased to welcome Carol and Cheryl to ESA,” Murray said. “In fact, in Cheryl’s case it’s welcome back. She worked at our Fulton and Oswego offices in the late 90s.”

Sheats has worked in the insurance industry for more than 24 years for firms in Oswego, Onondaga and Jefferson counties. She holds the Accredited Customer Service Representative (ACSR) certification and resides in Mexico with a son, 5, and a daughter, 14.

Cheryl Sheats

Cheryl Sheats

Burns has more than 29 years in the insurance industry and holds the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) certification. She has worked exclusively in commercial lines for agencies in Oneida and Rome, and she is a member and former vice president and secretary for the Utica CPCU chapter. She is also a member of the Insurance Professionals of the Mohawk Valley.

She resides in Lee with her husband, Tom; and she has a son, daughter-in-law and two grandchildren.

Headquartered in Fulton, Eastern Shore Associates is a Trusted Choice® agency and ESOP (employee stock owned) company. ESA offers a full range of business and personal insurance, including property, liability, automobile, boat, farm, recreational vehicle, workers compensation, and bonds. In addition, they offer financial planning and risk management services.

Carol Burns

Carol Burns

“Our agency roots date back to 1846,” said Murray. “And we have more than 100 years of continuous representation with some of our insurance companies. 2014 is our 28th year as Eastern Shore Associates Insurance.

“Other services include commercial risk analysis, loss control, and employee benefits. We also meet the insurance needs of many New York municipalities, schools, and emergency services.”

Eastern Shore Associates Insurance, www.esainsurance.com, is a Trusted Choice® independent agency and ESOP (employee stock owned) company with offices in Fulton, Pulaski, Phoenix, Camden, Waterloo, Rochester, N. Syracuse and Walworth. The Fulton office can be reached at 598-6000.

 

Backus Joins Burritt Motors Service Department

Morgan Backus joined Burritt Motors recently as a service lane coordinator, it was announced by Chris Burritt, owner.

“We’re delighted to add Morgan to our growing service team,” said Chris Burritt. “This newly created position is going to pamper our customers by giving them and their vehicles the utmost personal attention right from the moment they drive into our service department.”

Morgan Backus joined Burritt Motors recently as a service lane coordinator, it was announced by Chris Burritt, owner.

Morgan Backus joined Burritt Motors recently as a service lane coordinator.

Backus will be in charge of greeting customers, inspecting their vehicles and giving them an overall “wow” experience by being extremely attentive and helpful, Burritt said.

Backus, a native of Mexico, has two years in the automotive industry. She has previously worked as a delivery specialist, certified tech expert, and car and leasing salesperson.

Burritt Motors’ history dates back to 1955 in Hannibal when Chris’ grandfather, Elmer O. Burritt, purchased a Chevrolet franchise that he operated until 1963. To expand in a larger market, Chris’ father, Richard, purchased the assets of a Chevrolet dealership that had been located on Oswego’s East Third Street.

About a year later, he built the present dealership on Route 104, which underwent a $2.5 million expansion and renovation last year.

The dealership celebrates its 58th anniversary this year and can be reached at (315) 343-8948, www.burrittmotors.com or www.themechanixgarage.com.

 

Oswego County FCU ‘Pod’ of Gold Winners Collect $4,313 In Prize Vault

Oswego County Federal Credit Union paid out $4,313 to winners of its recent member referral program, said William Carhart, CEO. “Five new referred members and five referring members each had 30 seconds in the OCFCU ‘Pod’ of Gold prize vault on St. Patrick’s Day to win their portion of $2,500 in cash. One winner was able to grab over $600 in thirty seconds.

“The best part, however, is that in the short two months that the program ran, we had more than 136 new members join the OCFCU family. During that time, anyone who referred a new member or any new members who joined were entered in a drawing to be among the ten winners.”

Oswego County Federal Credit Union (OCFCU), paid out $4,313 to winners of its recent member referral program, said William Carhart, CEO. “Five new referred members and five referring members each had 30 seconds in the OCFCU ‘Pod’ of Gold prize vault on St. Patrick’s Day to win their portion of $2,500 in cash. One winner was able to grab over $600 in thirty seconds. From left: Aimee Johnson, OCFCU vice president, lending; Anthony Nearbin, Oswego; Jackie Terpening, Oswego; Mary Ellen Loura, Parish; Tina Mansfield, Oswego; Martin Meehan, Oswego; Tim Chawgo, Fulton; William Carhart, OCFCU CEO; and Donna Holbrook, Parish.

Oswego County Federal Credit Union paid out $4,313 to winners of its recent member referral program, said William Carhart, CEO. “Five new referred members and five referring members each had 30 seconds in the OCFCU ‘Pod’ of Gold prize vault on St. Patrick’s Day to win their portion of $2,500 in cash. One winner was able to grab over $600 in thirty seconds. From left: Aimee Johnson, OCFCU vice president, lending; Anthony Nearbin, Oswego; Jackie Terpening, Oswego; Mary Ellen Loura, Parish; Tina Mansfield, Oswego; Martin Meehan, Oswego; Tim Chawgo, Fulton; William Carhart, OCFCU CEO; and Donna Holbrook, Parish.

Current members who won were: Tim Chawgo, Fulton; Anthony Nearbin, Oswego; Amanda Fellows, Hannibal; and Tracy Lebeau and Chelsea Kaye, both from Oswego.

New members who won were: Donna Holbrook and Mary Ellen Loura, both from Parish; and Tina Mansfield, Jackie Terpening and Martin Meehan, all from Oswego.

OCFCU opened a new Oswego office in January 2013 on the corner of E. 4th and Bridge St. It replaced its former E. 7th St. location and is more than twice its size. In Dec. 2010, OCFCU opened a brand new office in Mexico at 5828 Scenic Ave. (Route 3) where they converted and renovated the village’s former railroad depot into a modern credit union, Carhart said. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2002. The credit union’s third office is at 300 W. 1st St. in Oswego.

Tina Mansfield of Oswego grabs her share of the $2,500 floating in the OCFCU ‘Pod’ of Gold on St. Patrick’s Day at the credit union’s Bridge St. office. The member referral program in which she participated has generated more than 136 new members, said William Carhart, OCFCU CEO.

Tina Mansfield of Oswego grabs her share of the $2,500 floating in the OCFCU ‘Pod’ of Gold on St. Patrick’s Day at the credit union’s Bridge St. office. The member referral program in which she participated has generated more than 136 new members, said William Carhart, OCFCU CEO.

Founded in 1975, OCFCU is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative association, which serves more than 8,800 members from throughout Oswego County. OCFCU’s charter was revised in early 2007 so that anyone who lives, works, worships, or attends school in Oswego County is eligible to join.

OCFCU’s 300 W. 1st St. office can be reached at 326-0138 and the E. Bridge St. office can be reached at 343-7822.  The 5530 Scenic Ave. (Route 3) Mexico office can be reached at 963-2722.      . Further information can also be found online at www.oswegofcu.com.

 

Oswego County Federal Credit Union $500 Scholarship Applications Available

Oswego County Federal Credit Union (OCFCU), is again offering college-bound high school seniors who are members the chance to win one of five $500 scholarships, it was announced by William Carhart, CEO.

“OCFCU has joined the New York State Credit Union League, Inc. (NYSCUL) in offering seniors the chance to compete for these scholarships to either a two-or four-year accredited educational institution,” Carhart said. “In addition to the scholarships we’re offering, students will be competing for two $500 scholarships from the Syracuse Chapter of Credit Unions, and several $500 and $1,000 scholarships offered by the NYSCUL statewide”. It’s a simple three-step process to apply.

“First, students can stop in any OCFCU office and request a scholarship application form, or they can go online and download it from our Home Page immediately at www.oswegofcu.org. by clicking  on “Scholarship Program” box. If the student is not an OCFCU member, then they can request a membership packet as well.

“Complete the application form, write an essay, and obtain the required test transcripts along with the signature of the student’s parent or guardian.

“Return the completed form to OCFCU no later than Jan. 18, 2014.”

According to Carhart, there is no fee for submitting the application, but those students applying must be members of OCFCU, college-bound high school seniors at the time of application to either a two or four-year accredited educational institution, and attending college for the first time in the fall of 2014. Applications will be judged against others submitted from all over the state by the NYSCUL and winners will be announced in April.

OCFCU opened a new Oswego office in January on the corner of E. 4th and Bridge St. It replaced its former E. 7th St. location and is more than twice its size. In Dec. 2010, OCFCU opened a brand new office in Mexico at 5828 Scenic Ave. (Route 3) where they converted and renovated the village’s former railroad depot into a modern credit union, Carhart said. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2002. The credit union’s third office is at 300 W. 1st St. in Oswego.

Founded in 1975, OCFCU is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative association, which serves more than 8,000 members from throughout Oswego County. OCFCU’s charter was revised in early 2007 so that anyone who lives, works, worships, or attends school in Oswego County is eligible to join.

OCFCU’s 300 W. 1st St. office can be reached at 326-0138 and the E. Bridge St. office can be reached at 343-7822.  The 5530 Scenic Ave. (Route 3) Mexico office can be reached at 963-2722. Further information can also be found online at www.oswegofcu.com.

Carhart Named 2013 ‘Outstanding Professional’ by Credit Union Association of NY

William Carhart, CEO, Oswego County Federal Credit Union, was recognized as the 2013 ‘Outstanding Professional’ by the Credit Union Association of New York ($50 million to $250 million in assets) at its June 14 annual meeting in Lake George.

William Carhart, (above) CEO, Oswego County Federal Credit Union (OCFCU), was recognized as the 2013 ‘Outstanding Professional’ by the Credit Union Association of New York ($50 million to $250 million in assets) at their June 14 annual meeting in Lake George.

William Carhart, (above) CEO, Oswego County Federal Credit Union (OCFCU), was recognized as the 2013 ‘Outstanding Professional’ by the Credit Union Association of New York ($50 million to $250 million in assets) at its June 14 annual meeting in Lake George.

According to the Credit Union National Association (CUNA): “The judges looked for individuals and credit unions that show an ongoing dedication to the credit union philosophy, community involvement, volunteerism, professionalism and youth financial education.”

Founded in 1975, OCFCU is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative association, which serves more than 8,000 members from throughout Oswego County. OCFCU’s charter was revised in early 2007 so that anyone who lives, works, worships, or attends school in Oswego County is eligible to join.

            OCFCU’s 300 W. 1st St. office can be reached at 326-0138 and the 90 E. Bridge St. office can be reached at 343-7822.  The 5530 Scenic Ave. (Route 3) Mexico office can be reached at 963-2722.      . Further information on the credit union can also be found online at www.oswegofcu.org.

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