The Chamber will be closed on Thursday November 26h and Friday November 27th for the holiday
Everyone have a happy and safe holiday
** Thank you as well to the Plumbers and Steamfitters Local #73 for their recent sponsorship to the Holiday Social **
Music provided by The Cortini Brothers
RSVP here today and enjoy a night of festive fun!
(The Oasis is located at 21 Wilcox Road)
Holiday Perc Club
Friday, December 18th
1007 Auburn Street
Stop down and enjoy a morning of networking and some holiday cheer!
Did you miss our Year in Review in the Palladium Times?
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Dear Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce members and community supporters,As we approach the new year, we are focused on finding the most effective ways to support our members, the community, and to help make your business more competitive. To ensure that we can achieve that goal, the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce is embarking on a strategic planning process, and your input and perspectives are critical.
We invite you to take a brief survey by no later than Wednesday, December 2 to help us understand your engagement with the organization, your satisfaction as a member, and your thoughts on the organization’s strategy and role in the community. We expect the survey to take no more than 10 minutes to complete.
All participants who complete the survey will be entered into a drawing for a $200 gift basket, donated by our local members and 2 tickets to the CenterState CEO Economic Forecast Breakfast on January 13 (valued at $80). Please be sure to click the box at the end of the survey to be included in the drawing.
Thank you in advance for taking the time to provide your perspectives related to this important effort for the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce.
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2016 Business After Hours
2016 Perc Club
2016 Window of Opportunity
(first come, first served)
*Schedule is attached*
FULTON WRESTLERS HELP WITH HOLIDAY FOOD GIVEAWAY
The Fulton wrestlers helped Catholic Charities give away more than 300 bags of food to families for Thanksgiving. Pictured above are the wrestlers from left to right: Sam Waldron, Coach Waldron, Andrew Yablonski, Corey Pipher, Nate Young, Wyatt Willis, Collin Flynn, Roy French, Victor Runeare, Jeshua Lopez, and Travis Race.
Catholic Charities was founded in 1930 and has expanded its agency with many programs and services that have touched thousands of children, families and individuals throughout Oswego County. Generous gifts and donations to Catholic Charities have supported more than 160,000 children, woman and men in need. For information, contact Mary-Margaret Pezella-Pekow at [email protected], 598-3980.
Eastern Shore Announces New Hires
Stephanie Yablonski, Dan Sullivan, and Jane Gearsback, are all new hires at Eastern Shore Associates Insurance (ESA) it was announced by Martha Murray, president.
Yablonski is a personal lines sales representative at the Fulton office. She is a native of Oswego where she resides with her husband, Tristan, and two children, Carson, four, and Logan, two. She has spent five years in the industry as a licensed agent and broker.
Sullivan is a new commercial lines account executive in Fulton. He has worked in commercial lines for a Syracuse agency for the past 2.5 years and he lives in Auburn with his wife Alesandra, and daughter Amelia, eight months.
Gearsback is a personal lines account manager and has spent 12 years in the industry. She is a native of West Monroe and has a daughter, Lacey.
“We are excited to add these diligent, talented employees to our team, “ Murray said.
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.
“Our agency roots date back to 1846,” said Martha Murray, president. “And we have more than 100 years of continuous representation with some of our insurance companies. 2015 is our 29th 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, Camden, Waterloo, N. Syracuse, Rochester and Walworth. The Greece office can be reached at (585) 227-9810 and the Fulton office can be reached at (315) 598-6000. They are also on Facebook under “Eastern Shore Associates” and at “twitter.com/ESAinsurance.”
Oswego County Opportunities Welcomes New Employees
Oswego County Opportunities, one of the top ten largest private employers in Oswego County, has welcomed three new members to the agency’s staff. The new employees, who will join the OCO’s staff of human services professionals, recently completed the agency’s orientation process and will begin to serve consumers in their respective programs.
Designed to acclimate new employees with the history, mission, and vision of OCO, the agency’s orientation provides new employees with the tools, guidance, and atmosphere they need to thrive and continue to grow in their new positions. “We take pride in our workforce and the job that they do. To ensure that OCO employees provide our consumers with the outstanding service they deserve we offer each new staff member every opportunity to become a productive employee and excel in their position. Additionally, our culture is to encourage employees to continue their growth and to take advantage of the many training opportunities available to them, said Christine Prevost, training coordinator with OCO.
Prevost added that OCO’s monthly orientation sessions offer in-depth information on the structure, programming and history of OCO. “In addition to receiving training on mandated items such as HIPAA confidentiality, diversity and Right-to-Know, we discuss expectations and growth as our culture is to encourage employees to take advantage of the many training opportunities that are available and the best way to pursue them. Our orientation session is a full day of training and information that will allow our new employees to build a successful career at OCO,” said Prevost.
OCO is a private, non-profit agency that has been supporting communities throughout Oswego County since 1966. A member agency of the United Way of Greater Oswego County, OCO provides more than 50 vital services throughout 80 separate locations. For more information, visit www.oco.org.
Cut line for photo: Welcome to OCO. Pictured above are new employees of OCO who have recently completed the agency’s orientation program. From left are Nancy Ouderkirk (aide, Developmental Disabilities), Lori Kramer, seated, (special services manager, Education Services), and Venus Knoepfel (resident counselor, Developmental Disabilities)
The Oswego County Historical Society
Presents the Annual
Victorian Christmas Open House
Sunday, December 6th from 1 pm – 5 pm
Richardson-Bates House Museum
135 East Third Street, Oswego
Special Performance By
Chamber Singers of the Oswego High School
Free & Open to the Public
Please join us in celebrating the holiday season!
Christmas At Sea
The H. Lee White Maritime Museum at Oswego is pleased to host our annual Christmas at Sea Open House on Sunday, December 13, 2015 from 1-4:30 pm. Come and celebrate the holiday season in Oswego’s Historic Maritime District, located on the West 1st Street Pier. This event is FREE and open to the public.
In addition to light refreshments and our maritime themed holiday trees, there will be a model train village exhibition courtesy of the Oswego Valley Railroad Association and Museum. Santa Claus will arrive at 2:00 pm via US Coast Guard Cutter and there is no need to have your child wait in a long line to see him, as there will also be crafts, festive stories and music while you wait!
The Museum and Treasure Chest Gift Shop are open daily, 1-5:00 pm. For more information call 315-342-0480 or visit our website at www.hlwmm.org.