Membership Monday

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We want to wish all the teachers and students a wonderful first week of school!

This week at the Oswego Farmers’ Market
Taste the Market Cooking Competition
The Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce is promoting a Taste the Market Cooking Competition, Thursday, September 10 at the Oswego Farmer’s Market.
Area restaurant’s and their chef’s will be using items from the vendors at the market, highlighting the great vegetables, fruits, meats and spices that are available to prepare healthy meals.
The event will begin at 4:30 with introductions of the judges, participants and the participating vendors. The participants will b…e provided their “bag of goodies” at 5 PM, leave to gather their
spices and other cooking supplies. The cooking will begin at 5:30 and completed at 6 PM. At 6, the judging will take place and the winners will be announced. Participating will be Aunt Mary’s Catering, Bistro 197, Cidermoon Café, and Red Sun Fire Roasting Company. Come join us for the fun and cheer the chefs on but most importantly come down and enjoy the Farmers’ Market.
Sophie Woods will be entertaining from 5:30p-6:00p and then at 6:30p

This Weekend!!
The 4th Annual Dragon Boat Festival

Friday Night
The “Blue” Mass Ceremony in honor of 9/11- 5:00pm
Heroes Challenge -7:00pm
Breitbeck Park

Dragon Boat Festival – 9:00am
Stop down to watch 22 Dragon Boats race and cheer them on
Visit Oswego Dragon Festival’s Facebook Page here for more information.

Congratulations Greenes Oswego!!

Greenes Oswego went to Buffalo to the National Buffalo Wing Festival and took home 3 trophies
3rd Place – Best Creative Sweet Wing Sauce
3rd Place – Best X-Hot Traditional Wing Sauce
Rookie of the Year
Stop in and try one or all of their award winning wings!!


Meet the Candidates
Sign up Now!
The Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with the Downtown Energetic Retailers (DOERS), Shop Oswego-Live Oswego (SOLO) and the Oswego Network of Entrepreneurs (ONE) are hosting a Meet the Candidates forum to provide small businesses an opportunity to have an audience with each candidate to share their thoughts and for candidates to outline their platforms.

Each meeting will start promptly at 8 AM. Pastries will be provided by Aunt Mary’s Italian Cookies and Catering and coffee will be provided by Taste the World.  Please contact the Chamber of Commerce to reserve your seat at 315-343-7681 or [email protected]  Each event will be limited to thirty attendees.

September 16  Mayor Tom Gillen. Locaiton TBA – Sign up Here
September 23  Amy Tresidder.  Amy Tresidder Campaign Headquarters, 161 West First Street, Oswego. Sign up here
September 30  Billy Barlow. Canal Conference Room, lower level Canal Commons, West First St. Oswego. Sign up here


Nominate Someone Today
Have you had a great experience at a restaurant, a downtown store, with a local business or someone just did something really nice for you or your family?  The Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce wants to hear about it.  Please go to our website and fill the nomination form under the “Job Well Done” tab.  We will review all the nominations each month and the selected entry will receive a $25.00 gift certificate from a local business.  The purpose of this event is to recognize, people and/or businesses that are making a difference in our community.  Helping people, helping neighbors, helping bring smiles to faces.  Join together with the Chamber to find people and businesses that are focusing on the positive things can be accomplished with just a little extra effort. Please contact Greg Mills or Danielle Hayden at the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce for more information.  The Chamber is located at 44 East Bridge Street in Oswego and can be reached at 315-343-7681.

Nationwide Block Grant boosts Oswego County Opportunities
Thanks in part to the efforts of Congressman John Katko (24th District), Oswego County Opportunities (OCO) will vigilantly continue to identify and address human services needs throughout Oswego County.

Congressman Katko co-signed the Community Services Block Grant that funds a nationwide network of nearly 1,100 Community Action Agencies.  These agencies help individuals and families living in poverty to achieve self-sufficiency.  As the designated Community Action Agency for Oswego County OCO will benefit directly from the Community Services Block Grant.   With the grant providing funding that is discretionary, OCO has the flexibility to invest the funds in the most effective and efficient way to provide services to those in need in Oswego County.

“OCO serves more than 25,000 individuals in programs that are focused on assisting them in achieving long-term independence, said OCO Executive Director Diane Cooper-Currier.  “As a result of Congressman Katko’s support for the Community Services Block Grant, OCO will continue to have the unique opportunity to identify local needs and implement local solutions to meet those needs through the use of funds received through the Community Services Block Grant.  Among federal and state funding sources, block grants such as these are crucial because they provide needed choice in program allocations.  They are the locally driven answer to ‘one-size-fits-all funding.’”

Administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Community Services Block Grant provides locally controlled Community Action Agencies such as OCO with funding to help create opportunities for those with the lowest income levels; specifically, programming that is targeted toward people earning no more than 125% of the Federal Poverty Guideline.

“I’m proud to support the programming that Oswego County Opportunities provides for individuals and families in Oswego County,” said U.S. Rep John Katko (NY-24). “Through block grants, various agencies are able to do the work that they see is best for our community to combat poverty and help create real change for a healthy, economically stable Central New York.”

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.

Want to share some news about your business?  Send all information to Danielle Hayden at [email protected]