Membership Monday

Business Committee- Fulton
Tuesday, June 14th
Cayuga Community College Room f210
 Mike Stout from SBA
He will talk about programs and services for small business owner and veterans
RSVP here

Tunes in June
Every Wednesday
Downtown Gazebo, Fulton
This week!
Restaurant:  Upperlandings Restaurant
Entertainment:  John McConnell

Chamber Annual Golf Tournament
If you have not signed up yet, please send in your registration forms ASAP.
Monday, June 20th
Oswego Country Club
Shotgun start at 10am
Lunch and Dinner will be served
Golf registration form attached, contact Danielle Hayden with any questions or to sign up.

GJP Italian Eatery
Perc Club
Friday, June 24th
140 State Route 104, Oswego
RSVP here

Oswego County Opportunities to host
Canalview Bridge Walk

  Oswego County Opportunities (OCO) Health Services and Fulton Footpaths invite you to downtown Fulton for the inaugural Canalview Bridge Walk to be held June 20th from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

A collaboration between OCO’s IMPACT Program and Fulton Footpaths, the Canalview Bridge Walk is an opportunity for community members to come together and enjoy some physical activity while discovering the newly marked walking path that crosses both of the city’s bridges and passes by a number of Fulton’s historic sites.

Established in September, with funding through the New York Department of Health, OCO’s IMPACT program is in the first of a three year grant.  With a focus on the prevention of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and stroke, IMPACT has begun reaching out to the Fulton community to expand opportunities to be physically active and to improve access to healthy food.

“The Canalview Bridge Walk is our first community event,” said IMPACT Program Manager April Marx.  “It’s a fun way to promote physical activity and engage community members to discover healthy lifestyle changes.  It’s also an opportunity to highlight what is the first of several walking trails that Fulton Footpaths is looking to establish.”

The Fulton Footpaths project began this past December following a meeting of local stake holders interested in improving the city.  “Our vision is to create a total of eight multi-purpose walking trails that will serve to improve the quality of life for residents, provide a tourism venue for tourists, and spur economic development,” said co-founder Marie Mankiewicz.  “We are excited to be collaborating with OCO on the Canalview Bridge Walk and chose to highlight the Canalview Bridge Trail for the walk as it is fully paved and ready for walkers.  We are looking forward to many more walks in the future as our other trails are completed.”

The Canalview Bridge Walk will be held Monday, June 20 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.  In addition to the walk there will be a variety of other activities, healthy snacks, and prizes.

“We encourage residents of all ages to join us for the Canalview Bridge Walk and discover how easy it is to incorporate physical activity into your lifestyle,” added Marx.

For more information on the Canalview Bridge Walk visit the Fulton Footpath page on Facebook.

Did you know … Oswego County Opportunities is celebrating 50 years of service to the Oswego County community in 2016! To learn more about OCO’s past, present and future, visit www.oco.org.

April Marx (left) of OCO’s IMPACT Program and Marie Mankiewicz (right) of Fulton Footpaths display one of the signs that will be put up by the City of Fulton’s Department of Public Works to mark the Canalview Bridge Walk, a walking path that crosses both of the bridges in Fulton.  The community is invited to celebrate the opening of the Bridge Walk on June 20th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, starting at the gazebo on South 1st Street.


Local Companies Support to
United Way Golf Tournament

United Way of Greater Oswego County’s Annual Golf Tournament is only weeks away and is welcoming a number of new companies who have stepped up to lend support to United Way.

New sponsors for this year’s United Way Golf Tournament include Barnhart Crane and Rigging; AmeriGas Propane; Penske Logistics, and Pathfinder Bank. “I’m overwhelmed by the outpouring of support we have received for our golf tournament,” said United Way Resource Development Director Ali McGrath. “I am pleased to say that we are welcoming a number of new sponsors along with several returning sponsors to the tournament and we are very appreciative of their commitment to United Way.”

These new sponsors are joining a list of dedicated supporters that include Burke’s Home Center, Fulton Savings Bank, Wayne Drug’s, Planned Results, and Quaker Chemical. “Along with our returning major sponsors; Entergy, Exelon Generation, Burritt Motors, Novelis, and National Grid there are promises to make this year’s tournament one that golfers will be anxious to be a part of,” add McGrath.

To be held July 11th the United Way Golf Tournament offer two flights of golf, an 8:00 a.m. tee off and a 2:00 p.m. tee off. Registration for the four man captain and crew teams includes: golf cart, goodie bag, breakfast, snacks, and a chicken and steak lunch for the morning flight; Sandwiches, snacks and a chicken and steak dinner for the afternoon flight.

McGrath added that there are additional opportunities available for those interested in being a part of the tournament including foursomes, food and beverage and/or hole sponsorships. United Way is also accepting items for the silent auction that takes place immediately following the tournament, for businesses that would like to lend their support at that level. The deadline for registration is June 24th.

For more information on the 2016 United Way Golf Tournament, register a team, or become a sponsor for the event, visit www.oswegounitedway.org or contact Ali McGrath at your United Way office, 315-593-1900 x202, or via e-mail at [email protected]

United Way Resource Development Director, Ali McGrath and Campaign Assistant Kalyn Duguay meet with sponsors of the United Way of Greater Oswego County’s 21st Annual Golf Tournament. To be held, Monday, July 11th at the Oswego Country Club, the United Way Golf Classic provides businesses and individuals with the opportunity to enjoy a fun day of golf and while helping to support the Community Care Fund for the United Way. From left are: Connie Chrisman of AmeriGas Propane; Matt Davis of Penske Logistics; Michelle Murphy of the Oswego Country Club; Kim Stevens of AmeriGas Propane; Melissa Miller of Pathfinder Bank; Nick Melfi of Barnhart Crane and Rigging; Kalyn Duguay and Ali McGrath. For more information on the 2016 United Way Golf Tournament, register a team, or become a sponsor for the event, visit www.oswegounitedway.org or contact Ali McGrath at your United Way office, 315-593-1900 x202, or via e-mail at [email protected]

Fulton Festival of the Arts Underway

CNY Arts Center announces its 5th annual Arts Fest will expand this year to a weekend long event delivering multiple art experiences around Fulton, in collaboration with Jazz Fest, August 12-14. The arts festival will include outdoor painting, art vendors all under one roof, and a Fun Walk around the city bridges along with theatre performances and Jazz Fest at night.
The weekend begins with artists registering for the Plein Air Paint Out. Plein Air means outdoor painting and artists who participate will receive a Festival program with a map of the county and ideal locations to paint along with places to eat, a schedule of weekend events, evening entertainment and more. The theme of the paint out will celebrate Oswego County’s 200th anniversary and historic landmarks but artists are free to paint whatever inspires them. Artists will spend the weekend painting and enjoying festival events and return on Sunday with completed paintings for a reception and auction to be held on Sunday evening.
Saturday art events take place at the Fulton Community Center Ice Rink where more than 50 arts and crafts vendors will show and sell their handmade art. Visitors who visit each booth and submit a completed “Artist Passport” will be entered to win a weekend stay at Chase Lake Lodge located in the Adirondacks, courtesy of McClellan Paint Company.
The Tale of Two Bridges Fun Walk will take-off from the Ice Rink Saturday at 10am. Individuals and teams of walkers who raise pledges will compete for prizes as they walk from the War Memorial to downtown, around both bridges and back to the Community Center Ice Rink. Prizes will be awarded for The Largest Community Group, Most Funds Raised (Individual & Group), Best Team Spirit, and Most Artistic/ Creative (Individual & Group). Fun is the theme for this event and prizes will be awarded at 1pm.
Food will be available for early shoppers until 3pm. Home Depot will provide a children’s woodworking station from 3-5pm for families to enjoy a woodworking project. At 4pm, Jazz Fest reopens with food and festivities that last into the night.
Evening events Friday and Saturday include both Jazz Fest right behind the War Memorial and the premiere of Pollyanna, a musical onstage at the Arts Center located at 11 River Glen Dr. on the Cayuga College Fulton Campus. Pollyanna runs at 8pm Friday and Saturday, with a Sunday matinee at 3pm.
“We’re celebrating our 5th anniversary in a big way by bringing these art events together in one weekend,” said Executive Director, Nancy Fox. “We are pooling our efforts and our volunteers into one unforgettable weekend and we hope the community will save the date and come out to support the arts. With art activities from music to stage performances to local, handmade original arts and crafts, to the simple fun of walking the bridges, Fulton is the place to be that weekend.”
Artists and crafters interested in either the Plein Air or a vendor booth, and teams or individuals interested in the Fun Walk can find more information and registration forms at www.CNYArtsCenter.com or call 315-598-ARTS (2787). Many volunteers will be needed and those who would like to help can call or email [email protected]

Ronald G. Tascarella has been named Vice President, Team Leader of Commercial Lending for Pathfinder Bank

Ronald G. Tascarella has been named Vice President, Team Leader of Commercial Lending for Pathfinder Bank, according to Calvin Corriders, First Vice President, Sales Manager.
Mr. Tascarella will be responsible for the continued growth of the Bank’s commercial loan portfolio and management of the commercial team.
“We are excited to welcome Ron to Pathfinder Bank,” said Mr. Corriders. “He has been involved in commercial lending for over a decade, and brings considerable experience and enthusiasm to Pathfinder Bank and our commercial business team. His leadership skills, knowledge, and community involvement will bring new depth to the bank. Ron will be a true benefit to our growing customer base in our markets.”
Prior to his new position, Tascarella was Vice President, Relationship Manager for Middle Market Commercial Banking at M&T Bank of Syracuse, New York. Tascarella joined M&T Bank in June of 2008. Before joining M&T Bank, he was a Commercial Credit Analyst for Community Bank, N.A.
Tascarella is a graduate of the State University of New York at Oswego with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a minor in Economics and holds an MBA from Syracuse University. In 2010, he received the 40 Under 40 award for the Greater Syracuse Area. Tascarella currently serves on the American Red Cross of Central New York Board of Directors and on the Home HeadQuarters, Inc., Business Committee. He has previously held leadership positions with Hanover Square Association, Inc., and Junior Achievement of Central New York, Inc., and was involved with 40 below and the Risk Management Association-Empire Chapter.
Pathfinder Bank is a New York State chartered savings bank headquartered in Oswego, whose deposits are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. The Bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of Pathfinder Bancorp, Inc, (NASDAQ SmallCap Market; symbol: PBHC, listing: PathBcp). The Bank has nine full service offices located in its market areas consisting of Oswego and Onondaga County.


  • Speed Networking
    Wednesday, June 15 • 7:30 a.m. registration; 8 to 10:30 a.m. program
    217 Lawrence Road East, North Syracuse • Map

    Bring your business cards and be prepared to engage in small group dialogue while building relationships with other CenterState CEO members. There is time for informal networking and sharing a one- to two-minute “pitch.” Breakfast provided by Peppino’s Restaurant & Catering Company.
    Cost: $15 for CenterState CEO members: $25 for non-members. Space is limited; please register in advance. For more information, contact Karen DeJoseph at 315-470-1997 or [email protected].
  • CEO Presents: Breakfast Stories with Sean Kirst
    Tuesday, June 21 • 8 a.m. networking and continental breakfast; 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. program
    Holiday Inn
    441 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool • Map

    Hear compelling talks on diverse topics, engage in exciting discussions in this biannual speaker series and meet notable business executives. The 2016 series, Breakfast Stories, kicks off with longtime Central New York journalist, writer and storyteller Sean Kirst, about the power of storytelling, and its impact on individuals and communities. Presented by VIP Structures.
    Cost: $30 for members; $45 for non-members. For more information click here or contact Lisa Metot at 315-470-1870 or [email protected].
  • CNYIBA Webinar Series: Exporter Basics – Financing Trade in Asia
    Wednesday, June 22 • 9:30 to 10:15 a.m.
    Location: The comfort of your office.

    Learn from global trade finance experts about Asia’s current landscape for small- to medium-sized U.S. businesses interested in expanding their market. Topics include: trade customs and expectations of Asia-based partners; payment and shipping terms; potential differences or risks (currency, economy, etc.); and trade finance solutions to help mitigate risk and provide assurance of payment. Presenters are Brian Arnold, product sales manager in the Global Trade & Supply Chain Finance Group of Bank of America’s Global Transaction Services, and Lam Kah Hoe, vice president, Global Trade & Supply Chain Solutions, South East Asia – Global Transaction Services. The webinar is offered in partnership with Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
    Cost: $20 for CNYIBA members; $30 for non-CNYIBA members. For more information click here or contact Kathy Hallahan at 315-470-1948 or [email protected].
  • The Burma, Cambodia and Laos Update
    Thursday, June 23 • 12:00 to 1:30 p.m.
    The Tech Garden
    235 Harrison St., Syracuse • Map

    Join the U.S. Dept. of Commerce (USDOC) Commercial Service Office in Syracuse and the CNY International Business Alliance for a roundtable program on Doing Business in Southeast Asia. The program features Anne Gillman, from the USDOC’s Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos office in Washington, D.C. Gillman will provide an update on trade opportunities in this exciting and developing region, as well an overview of market entry strategies and best prospects for U.S. companies. She will also discuss business and cultural challenges and solutions.
    Cost: $15 for CNYIBA members; $25 for non-CNYIBA members. Lunch is included. For more information click here or contact Kathy Hallahan at 315-470-1948 or [email protected].
  • Downtown Committee Annual Meeting
    Thursday, June 23 • Noon to 1:30 p.m.
    800 S. State St., Syracuse • Map

    Join the Downtown Committee for its annual luncheon to reflect on a great year for downtown Syracuse, and look ahead to downtown’s exciting future. Keynote speaker Patrick L. Phillips, global chief executive officer of the Urban Land Institute, will discuss factors that are driving Syracuse’s renaissance, as well as in downtowns across America. Downtown Committee Executive Director Merike Treier will provide the State of Downtown Report, highlighting the incredible investment activity happening in the city’s center.
    Cost: $40 per seat; $320 for a table of eight. For more information click here or contact Kristine Sherlock at 315-470-1952 or [email protected].

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