Membership Monday

We hope everyone had a safe and happy New Year!

This is a great opportunity to take a tour and hear what Oswego Health is doing in our community.
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Please note!
The Greater Fulton Business Committee and the Greater Oswego Business Committee will now meet every other month instead of every month. Dates and locations are below. We will try and book speakers for every meeting.  More to be announced at a future date.

GOBC – Chamber Office, 8:00am
January 20th – Justin Rudgick, Community Development
(Waterfront revitalization)
March 16th
May 18th
July 15th
September 21st
November 16th

GFBC – Fulton Public Libary, 8:30am
February 2nd -Brittney Jerred
 (Historial walking trail in Fulton)
April 5th – Heathe Jones, Cre8 Studios
 (Social media and how to build the Fulton community)
June 7th
August 2nd
October 4th
December 6th
** If any of our members have ideas of who would like to speak at these meetings, please contact Danielle Hayden at [email protected]  ***

Lunch and Learn Program
(Sharing Information to Help Your Business)
We are currently scheduling speakers to educate our members on what services they have and can provide to us.  If you are interested in possibly being a part of this, please contact Greg Mills at [email protected]
Time, location and date to be determined.

Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce
Annual Meeting
Thursday, February 25th
Lake Ontario Conference Center
Hey CNY!
CNY Arts Center is currently looking for volunteers to help staff and grow our new downtown Fulton location. The downtown location is focused on the visual art community with events, classes, and a retail environment where artists/ artisans display and sell their work. This opportunity MAY include but is not limited to:

  • Gaining experience in retail/ small business development
  • Networking with business professionals / artists
  • Developing an understanding of promotions and marketing
  • Event planning and management
  • Website / blog management

We will work with all skill levels and ages of interest! Our goal is to make 2016 a great year for visual arts at CNY Arts Center and our downtown location.

If you are interested in helping us achieve that goal, please send us an email at [email protected] OR call us at (315) 887-5476. You could also stop in during business hours at 47 S 1st Street Fulton, NY 13069.

We hope to hear from you soon! Thanks for your time, and have a great New Year!

Calling Actors, Singers for Auditions: “A Night at the Tony’s”
CNY Arts Center announces auditions for the 2016 Dessert Theatre series “A Night at the Tony’s”, a tribute to Tony Award winning musicals and the songs that made them famous. The Tony award-winning music will be featured throughout the 2016 season of Dessert Theatre which runs February, July and October.

Auditions will be held Friday, January 8 from 5-9pm, Saturday, January 9 from noon to 4 pm and call backs will be held Sunday, 5-9 pm.   Auditioners are asked to prepare 16-32 bars of a song that best demonstrates your vocal ability. This audition is for adults only.

“The Tonys appeal to generations both young and old,” said Director Nick Pike, local actor/vocalist, “and I hope will bring fresh faces both on stage and in the seats of the Center.” The first evening of Broadway Tony songs and luscious desserts will run Valentine’s weekend, February 13 at CNY Arts Center.  Dessert Theatre will return July and October as a 3 part series celebrating the Tony’s.

Auditions are held at the Arts Center located at 11 River Glen Dr. on the Cayuga Community College campus in Fulton. For more information, visit CNYArtsCenter.com or call 598-ARTS (2787).
Nick Pike seen in a production of Godspell at CNY Arts Center is directing the 2016 Dessert Theatre Series “A Night at the Tonys”. Auditions are scheduled Jan 8-10 at the Arts Center at 11 River Glen Dr on the Cayuga Community College Fulton Campus. For more information visit CNYArtsCenter.com

Mark Your Calendars!

Getting Married?
Get some great ideas for your big day at the Lake Ontario Wedding Show!

Executive Leadership Development Series Information Session
Friday, January 8 • 9 to 10 a.m.
CenterState CEO
115 W. Fayette St., Syracuse • Map
Learn how the Executive Leadership Development Series helps executives and rising managers reach the next level by enhancing critical thinking, communication and empowerment skills.
Cost: Free. For more information click here or contact Lisa Metot at 315-470-1870 or [email protected].

Economic Forecast Breakfast
Wednesday, January 13 • 7:30 a.m. Registration, 8 to 9:30 a.m. Breakfast & Program
Nicholas J. Pirro Convention Center at Oncenter
800 S. State St., Syracuse • Map
Join hundreds of CenterState CEO members, business leaders and executives for the presentation of the region?s 2016 Economic Forecast. Gary Keith, vice president and chief economist for M&T Bank, will present an overview of trends in the national and state economies, and their impact on the CenterState New York region. Presented by M&T Bank. Corporate sponsors: Dermody Burke & Brown CPAs, LLC; Time Warner Cable Business Class; Research & Marketing Strategies, Inc.; Manpower Inc.
Cost: $40 for members or $400 for a table of 10; $50 for non-members or $500 for a table of 10. After January 4, prices increase. Register here by January 8. For more information, contact Lisa Metot at 315-470-1870 or [email protected].

Trade Agreements and How They Help U.S. Business
Friday,January 15 • 9 to 11 a.m.
The Tech Garden,
235 Harrison St., Syracuse • Map
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a comprehensive trade agreement with 11 other countries in the Asia Pacific will eliminate all foreign import taxes on industrial and consumer goods, benefiting New York’s top export sectors. The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP) is a groundbreaking free trade agreement between the United States and the European Union. Hear from Robert Manogue, director of Bilateral Trade at the U.S. State Department, on how these two trade agreements pending approval will impact your business exports to these regions.
Cost: $25 per person; free for CNYIBA members. Registration is required. For more information, contact Kathy Hallahan at 315-470-1948 or [email protected].