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Membership Monday

Tunes in June Sponsored by Pathfinder Bank
LAST WEEK!
Wednesday, June 29th
1130a-130p
Featured Restaurant:
Westside Tavern
Entertainment:
The Cortini Brothers with Scott Dennis

The Oswego Players Business After Hours
Wednesday, July 13th
5-7p
Frances Marion Brown Theater (Fort Ontario)
Stop over and meet the Players, get a tour of the building and have some light refreshments

Oswego Roundtable
Tuesday, July 19th
Speaker:
Mayor Billy Barlow
Mayor Barlow will discuss the last 6 months and what has been going on in our city.
Time and Place: TBA

Business Committee – Oswego
Wedesday, July 20th
8-9am
Lower Level Conference Room in Canal Commins
Speakers:
Penny Morley, Farnham Drug Intervention Program, Robin Burdick, Oswego County Drug Free Coalition and Chris Weaver, Workforce Development and One-Stop.

Oswego Project Bloom Perc Club
Friday, July 22nd
8a-9a
the riversend bookstore
Our annual Oswego Project Bloom Perc Club recognizing everyone who has put so much effort into beautifing our city.

Don’t forget about our Member 2 Member Discount Program
Click this link here and see all the businesses who are participating.
Please contact us if you have any questions or want to be a part of it.

Dan Kelley Oswego County Opportunities Crisis and Development Services
Oswego County Opportunities (OCO) Deputy Executive Director Patrick Waite has announced that Dan Kelley has been named Director of OCO Crisis and Development Services.  Kelley joins OCO from Onondaga Case Management Services (OCM) in Syracuse where he most recently served as director of licensed programs

Kelley, who holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English from LeMoyne College and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University, began his career in human services at the Benjamin Rush Center in Syracuse before joining St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse as a counselor, and then OCM as a direct service care case manager for both mental health and substance issues.

During his time at OCM Kelley established an out-patient behavioral health clinic that provided mental health services, therapy, psychiatry, and a variety of other group counseling services.  He also oversaw the Assertive Community Treatment Team, a mental health service on wheels that provided services for those with the most severe conditions in the community, and served as compliance manager where he was responsible for the bulk of the agency’s risk management investigations.

As director of OCO Crisis and Development Services Kelley will be overseeing a wide array of programs including; Health Education Services, Intervention Services (including homeless services and services to aid families, SAF), Care Management Services, and the OCO Crisis Hot Line.

“I’m very fortunate to be coming into a system that works so effectively and efficiently,” said Kelley.  “Having worked in Onondaga County for many years I was not aware of just how impactful OCO is in Oswego County. I never realized they provided the bulk of services in Oswego County.”

 Raising Awareness.
Hope Cimilluca (standing left), case manager, and Elizabeth Weimer (standing right), Aging Specialist Caregiver Services with Oswego County Office for the Aging visited The Gardens Assisted Living Community in Oswego in recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.  The two shared information with residents and staff regarding services offered through the Office for the Aging, and what to do if they suspect elder abuse.

“We are actively beginning our initiative to raise awareness throughout Oswego County of the issue of elder abuse.  It’s not just physical abuse; neglect, psychological abuse, financial abuse and exploitation are all forms of elder abuse.  Unfortunately, abuse from family members is the most common.  By raising awareness of elder abuse we seek to empower community members so that in the event they suspect elder abuse they will know how to recognize it and the steps they should make to correctly report it.  We will be visiting human service agencies and senior living facilities and are happy to provide information to all who are interested.  For more information contact us at 315-349-3484,” said Weimer.

In addition to their presentation Cimilluca and Weimer joined the residents in making purple flower decorations and purple ribbons, the official color of elder abuse awareness.  Pictured above displaying their flowers and ribbons are Dorathy VanPatten and Wayne Kellogg


Located at 132 Ellen Street in Oswego, The Gardens is a 106-bed assisted living community that provides an active living community and promotes independence while offering the support services necessary to assist individuals with health care needs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  For more information, visit www.thegardensbymorningstar.com.

Know Your Medicaitons Presentation
Pharmacist Jamie Branshaw, RPh, from Wayne Drugs in Oswego will offer a presentation entitled; “Know Your Medications”, co-sponsored by The Oswego County Office for the Aging and Bishop’s Commons on Tuesday, July 12th beginning at 7:00 p.m. The presentation is free of charge and open to the public. The presentation will be held at Bishop’s Commons, 4 Burkle Street in Oswego.

Branshaw, who has twenty years of experience serving the community, will offer an overview of the basics consumers should be aware of regarding both prescribed and over-the-counter medications.

Topics to be discussed include: drug interaction; definition and information about over-the counter, supplements and generics; the importance of taking medications as directed; the role of the pharmacist; and where to find valid information.

“We hear many questions from consumers regarding issues that have to do with their medications, either prescription or over-the counter, and we think this forum will help provide some valuable information,” said Sara Sunday, Director of the Oswego County Office for the Aging. “This is a great opportunity for people to learn more and have their questions answered.”

Representatives from both the Office for the Aging and Bishop’s Commons will be on hand to answer any questions the audience may have following the presentation.

Register for the event by calling the Oswego County Office for the Aging at (315) 349-3484, or Bishop’s Commons at 349-0799.
Pharmacist Jamie Branshaw, RPh, from Wayne Drugs in Oswego will offer a presentation entitled; “Know Your Medications”, co-sponsored by The Oswego County Office for the Aging and Bishop’s Commons, on Tuesday, July 12th beginning at 7:00 p.m. The presentation will be held at Bishop’s Commons, 4 Burkle Street in Oswego. Pictured (left to right) is Oswego County Office for the Aging Administrator Sara Sunday; and Pharmacist Jamie Branshaw as they review literature in preparation for the upcoming presentation. Branshaw, who has twenty years of experience serving the community, will offer an overview of the basics consumers should be aware of regarding both prescribed and over-the-counter medications. The presentation is free of charge and open to the public. Register for the event by calling the Oswego County Office for the Aging at (315) 349-3484, or Bishop’s Commons at 349-0799.
Fulton Lions Installs New President, Inducts Hughes As Neweset
Fulton Lions Club installed its new slate of officers for 2016-17, inducted a new member, and presented club awards for the 2015-16-club year at their June 16 meeting.
David Guyer succeeds Paul Foster as president. Foster just completed his second term as president, and Guyer is beginning his second term as president. Other officers installed included: Dr. Brett Tallents, vice president; Michelle Stanard, secretary; and Mike Reardon, treasurer. Other officers installed include: Gail Holmes, membership chair; Zach Merry, assistant secretary; Roberta Boteler, assistant treasurer; Geoff Sawyer, lion tamer; Melissa Champion, assistant lion tamer; Dennis Rupert, tail twister; Fred Aldrich, assistant tail twister; David Dingman and Steve Chirello, two-year directors; and Robert Weston and Ron Browning, one-year directors. Fulton Lions Past President, Dr. Brett Tallents presided over the installation.
Linda Hughes was inducted as a new member at the meeting. She was sponsored by President Guyer and installed by Past President Leo Chirello

Linda Hughes was inducted as a new member at the June 16 Fulton Lions Club meeting. She was sponsored by President David Guyer (right), and installed by Past President Leo Chirello.

Literacy Coalition Presents Shakespeare, Free Books at June 30th Oswego Farmers’ Market
Quirk’s Players, the drama club from Fulton’s G. Ray Bodley High School, will perform selected works of William Shakespeare at 5:30 p.m., at the June 30 Oswego Farmers’ Market, courtesy of the Literacy Coalition of Oswego County (LCOC). In addition, LCOC will be handing out free books and sharing information about the summer reading challenge.

“Three GRB students will be performing ‘Romeo & Juliet’, a scene from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged,” said Carri Waloven, LCOC managing partner and events committee co-chair. “The actors are: David Houck, Jeremy Herlowski, and Michael Mankiewicz. It’s a 22-minute skit where these three gentlemen play all the roles.

Compass Credit Union Awards $9,000 In College Scholarships
Compass Credit Union recently awarded $9,000 in college scholarships to three local students.
Michaela Callen, who recently graduated from Oswego High School, and Kevin Wells, who recently graduated from Mexico High School, each won a $4,000 college scholarship.
Rebecca Krass, a graduate student at SUNY Buffalo State, received a $1,000 scholarship to pursue an advanced degree in speech-language pathology.
Callen, the daughter of Timothy and Amy Callen, plans to study education at High Point University in North Carolina. Wells, the son of Kevin and JoAnne Wells, plans to study chemical engineering at Clarkson University.
Krass, of Oswego, will use the money to offset tuition at graduate school. She plans to become a licensed speech-language pathologist, working with developmentally disabled children.
A volunteer committee for Compass selected Callen and Wells among 22 high school applicants. Krass was also selected by a volunteer committee from 4 applicants. This is the second year the credit union has offered a one-time, $1,000 scholarship for continuing education.
“We congratulate these students and wish them nothing but success in college,” Compass Manager Tom O’Toole said.


From left to right are Hanna Wells, JoAnne Wells, scholarship recipients Kevin Wells and Michaela Callen, Tim Callen and Amy Callen.


From left to right are Compass Supervisory Committee members Steve Gosselin and Nancy Powers, Compass Manager Tom O’Toole, scholarship recipient Rebecca Krass, Compass Board of Directors members Joanne Gardner and Lisa Distin.

We would like to thank everyone who was involved in making this year’s Chamber Annual Golf Tournament a big success!  Despite the very hot weather, it seemed that everyone had a great time.

Thank you to the following sponsors:
Course Sponsor
Entergy

Event Sponsors:
Big John Sales
Eagle Beverage
NBT Bank
KMB Management
National Grid
Oswego Health
UA Local #73 Plumbers and Steamfitters
Pathfinder Bank

Lunch Sponsor:
Fulton Community Development

Dinner Sponsors
Ameriprise Financial
Oswego County Federal Credit Union

Longest and Straightest Drive Contest
Sunoco

Putting Contest
Big John Sales

Hole in One Contest
Burritt Motors
The Fitzgibbons Agency

Tee and Gree Sponsors
Bosco’s
Blue Moon Grill
Burkes Home Center
Canalview Travel Service
Century 21 Galloway
Community Bank
Dowdle Funeral Home
Eastern Shore Associates
Elks #271 of Oswego
Friends of Mike Backus
The Great Outdoors
IBEW Local Union #43
JP Jewelers
Mimi’s Drive In
Mimi’s Home Cleaning
Port of Oswego Authority
Michael J. Stanley Law Offices
Stevedore Lofts
The Palladium-Times
Universal Metal Works
Wiltsie Construction

Thank you to the Oswego Country Club, Chris Carpenter, Jon Fowler, Michelle Murphy and the entire staff for doing a great job!
Thanks to our volunteers for the day.  Kerrie Webb and her staff, Deana Michaels, Barb Batemana, Carol Gallagher, Alan Delong, Ellen Clark, Garrette Weiss and Jamie Persse
Thank you to our committee:  Brooks Wright, John Zanewych, Eric Campbell and Garrette Weiss.

Without all of your support and dedication to the Chamber we could not have had such a wonderful event!!

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  • Tech Meets Taste
    Thursday, July 14 • 5 to 7 p.m.
    The Tech Garden
    235 Harrison St., Syracuse • Map

    Join SyracuseFirst and CenterState CEO members, independent local business owners, Tech Garden residents and attendees for networking, local food and beverages and live music while getting a closer look at regional startup companies. Presented by AmeriCU Credit Union.
    Cost: $10. Registration required, click here. Vendor booths and sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information, contact Shannon Fults at 315-470-1884 or [email protected].
  • Peru Travel Presentation
    Tuesday, July 26 • 5:30 p.m.
    AAA Administration Office
    7485 Henry Clay Blvd., Liverpool • Map

    Discover one of South America’s treasures on an exciting trip to Peru: Ancient Land of Mysteries, February 11 to 20, 2017. Highlights include Lima, San Francisco Monastery, Cuzco, Sacred Valley of the Incas, Pisac Market, Ollantaytambo Ruins, Machu Picchu, a culinary demonstration, Lake Titicaca and Uros Floating Islands. Fourteen meals are included and you will enjoy an authentic Pachamanca dinner in Cuzco. Per-person rates are $4,649 (double) and $5,349 (single) if booked by August 11, 2016 (price increases by $200 after August 11). AAA members receive an additional $50 off per person.
    Cost: Presentation is free. RSVP to Jennie Lombardi at 315-701-2648 or [email protected].
  • CenterState CEO Clambake
    Thursday, August 4 • 4 to 8 p.m.
    Hinerwadel’s Grove
    5300 W. Taft Road, North Syracuse • Map

    Join CenterState CEO for great food, music, networking and fun! Make it your company picnic! Group packages available: 5 tickets for $325, 10 tickets for $650, 15 tickets for $975.
    Cost: $69 /person for CenterState CEO members; $79/person for non-members. Deadline to register is July 27. After this date, prices increase and cancellations will be billed. For more information click here or contact Lisa Metot at 315-470-1870 or [email protected].

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