RecRuit F utuRe employees at
pRoject Homecoming caReeR FaiR
Wednesday, decembeR 29, 2010
ment of Labor, RealtyUSA, Ridley-Lowell Business
& Technical Institute, United Health Services, UHS
Senior Living at Ideal, Visions Federal Credit Union,
VMR Electronics, Weis Markets and Wendy’s.
The Greater Binghamton Chamber of Com-
merce in partnership with the Broome County
IDA, invite you to participate in our Annual
Project Homecoming Career Fair on Wednesday,
December 29, 2010 at the Oakdale Mall in Johnson This event is an attractive and COST EFFECTIVE
City from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. way to recruit workers for your company. If your
Our bi-annual career fairs draw hundreds of industry or company is not hiring at this moment,
qualified participants who are looking for employ- a benefit of participating would be to capture these
ment or are “re-careering” after many years in a contacts when they are in town. We have learned over
particular industry. The December Career Fair the years that many do see great value in our area and
in particular targets not only job seekers from the desire to return. With your registration you receive:
Greater Binghamton area, but also college students • An advertising campaign
who are home on their holiday break, as well as targeted at quality candidates.
people visiting families for the holidays. This event • A centrally located venue with dedicated
seeks to target those individuals and bring them space for employers and potential employees.
together with businesses in order to educate them • Exhibit area with and 8’ table, tablecloth,
about job opportunities in the Greater Binghamton skirt and two chairs.
region and encourage them to return to the area. • Access to an on-line resume database
after the event.
In order to ensure our participating Chamber
Members have the most favorable experience with
the Career Fair, you will have the opportunity to
pre-register your booth location specifically at Center
Court, JC Penney or Burlington Coat Factory en-
trances at the Oakdale Mall.
There is a VERY LIMITED number of spaces in
CENTER COURT, so register as soon as possible.
The Project Homecoming Career Fair is just one As a Chamber Member, once Center Court is sold
of the Chamber’s initiatives to retain youth in our out, you will have first choice of the two alternate
“home town”, as well as bring back the young pro- great locations. Exhibit holders will be advised of
fessionals that may have left our area. Of course, we their location one day prior to the show. The Mall
invite all job seekers to attend the Career Fair as well. management and the Chamber Staff have worked
Representatives from Workforce New York and the closely to ensure best possible booth placement.
NYS Department of Labor will also be present to an- For more information, including booth prices,
swer questions from both companies and job seekers. refer to the event flyer/registration form on page 22.
Companies registered to participate so far in- To register, please visit the Chamber website at www.
clude: Army National Guard, Broome Tioga BO- greaterbinghamtonchamber.com. Questions? Please
CES, Broome Tioga Workforce, Greater Binghamton feel free to contact Vikki Collazo at 607/772-8863
SCORE, Impress USA, Lourdes, Maines Paper & ext 317 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Food Service, Manley’s Mighty Mart, NYS Depart- We look forward to a successful Career Fair!
2 Staff Directory / Government Relations December 2010
Chamber Directory of Staff
Chamber Directory of Staff
Meet the Congressional Candidates Forum
Main Phone: (607) 772-8860 | Dial Direct: (607) 772-8863 + ext
Lou Santoni Theresa Ryan
President & CEO Finance Director
& Director, CVB Ext. 339
The Chamber was host to Candidates answered ques-
Meet the Congressional Can- tions on the following issues:
Susan Kuhn Teresa Myers Kathi Murphy didates Forum on October 19, the extension of Bush-era tax
Administrative Technical Coordinator Receptionist/ Secretary 2010 at Traditions at the Glen. cuts; a second stimulus bill;
Assistant Ext. 315 Ext. 300 The event featured Maurice D. making college tuition more
Hinchey and George K Phil- affordable; Social Security and
lips; running for U.S. House the regulation of Wall Street.
Communications & Membership District 22 and Michael A. Chamber members were
Arcuri and Richard Hanna; joined by Rachel Murat, who
running in the U.S. House Dis- teaches AP Government &
trict 24. Politics at Maine-Endwell High
Both races were considered School. More than twenty of
to be running close and gained her students attended and pre-
national attention as poten- sented questions to the candi-
tial upsets for the incumbents, dates.
Amy Shaw Vikki Collazo Carol Armstrong Congressmen Maurice Hinchey Richard Hanna, who ulti-
VicePresident , Manager of Development Manager
Member Services Membership & Marketing
and Michael Arcuri. Candace mately was successful in his
& Executive Director, Ext. 317 Chapman, News Director efforts to win the 24th Con-
GBEOP for WBNG-TV Action News gressional seat, expressed his
served as Moderator for the interest in addressing Chamber
dialogue. members in the future.
Duncan, Route 81N, PO Box 114
Manager of Kirkwood, NY 13790
Relations (607) 775-0156
Ext. 316 email@example.com Director
SMALL BUSINESS LOANS AVAILABLE THROUGH BCIDA
Convention & Visitor’s Bureau Starting a business? Expanding a business? Broome County
Industrial Development Agency can help.
• Fixed asset or working capital financing
• Rate – 75% of prime; 60% if in EDZ
• 40% of project costs, up to $200,000
• No service fees
Judi Hess Gina Kress Natalie Sherwood
Manager, Manager, Sales
Tourism Convention Sales Representative For more information, contact Tom Gray at 607.584.9000
& Special Events
Ext. 326 Ext. 328 or firstname.lastname@example.org
ChambeReport NEWS 3
January Breakfast Bytes
Tuesday, January 11, 2011,
8:00 to 9:30 a.m.
Chamber Offices, Board Room
Topic: Internet Marketing
for Small Businesses
Presented By: Michael Baker,
Click Smart Solutions
Have you ever wondered “Why Internet Marketing out-
performs traditional advertising?” Have you taken a look
at Your Website and its usability? Please join us on Tues-
day, January 11, 2011 at 8:00 a.m. and find out how you can
use smart internet marketing ideas for your small business.
Other topics to be discussed are romancing Google
(Best practices in SEO), powerful domain names (Under- �
standing the Mind of the Searcher), How to drive “Target- �
ed” Traffic, Conversions Not Clicks, and Effective Landing
Pages (Understanding Customer Intent). NAME(S)
Michael Baker, an internet marketing specialist has ADDRESS
CITY, STATE, ZIP
spent the past 12 years helping businesses get noticed PHONE December
online. During that time Mike has perfected his craft and Visa MC
Discover AMEX SBC Network Luncheon
Card # EXP
conducted seminars all over the country, including work- Sponsored by:
Member(s) attending @ $12.50 / $15.00 Non Member(s) attending @ $17.50 / $20.00 TOTAL: ___
shops on Usability, SEO (Search Engine Optimization), Please mail your registration and payment to:
Web Design, SEM (Search Engine Marketing), Landing Greater Binghamton Chamber, P.O. Box 995, Binghamton, NY 13902-0995; Fax to (607) 722-4513, Attn: Kathi Murphy;
E-mail to email@example.com ; Questions? Phone Kathi at (607) 772-8860.
Page Optimization, Google AdWords, Email Marketing
and Analytics. Recently, Mike joined Easy Event Plan- Please make reservations by December 3, 2010. Full payment is required prior to the event.
Reservations made after December 3, 2010 are subject to Ò at doorÓ pricing. If cancellation is necessary, please
ning and helped create Click Smart Solutions. cancel by October 15, 2010 for a full refund. Cancellations after December 3, 2010 are NON-refundable.
If you are a small business and want more from your
Thursday,December 9, 2010
internet marketing, this seminar should not be missed!! 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Cost (includes continental breakfast):
State Office Building
$10 advance/$15 door for Chamber Members
18th Floor, Downtown Binghamton
SPACE IS LIMITED!! To Register: Catered by: GanceÕ s Catering
Menu: Stuffed Pork Tenderloin & Eggplant Rollups
Contact Kathi Murphy at (607) 772-8860
or firstname.lastname@example.org $18 pre-paid / $21 door
Reservations by: December 7, 2010
NOW – An Even Easier Way to Pay! Cancellations after December 7 are non-refundable.
Sign up and pay on-line (Door price is applicable after December 7 reservation deadline)
Call Kathi to make your reservation(s) (607) 772-8860 or
at www.greaterbinghamtonchamber.com email at email@example.com
NOW Ð An Even Easier Way to Pay!
Sign up and pay on-line at www.greaterbinghamtonchamber.com
Payment/Cancellation Policy: Reservations made
BRING A DONATION FOR ROBBIEÕ S PANTRY
after January 10, 2011 are subject to “at door” pricing. RobbieÕ s Pantry is in honor of Robert (Robbie) Carro. Robbie died in 2005 and his family
If cancellation is necessary, please cancel continues to support the Southern Tier AIDS Program. RobbieÕ s parents do all of the shopping
and stocking of the pantry. As you may be aware, STAP serves eight counties and could use help
by January 10, 2011, for a full refund. stocking the pantry. The $500 monthly limit exceeded that amount by an additional $300 to fill
the need. Below is a list of basic need items: Shampoo, Deodorant, Toilet Paper, Paper
Cancellations after January 10, 2011 Towels, Laundry Detergent, Dishwashing Liquid, Razors, Shaving Cream, Bath Body
Wash, Lotion (unscented OR for Ò sensitive skinÓ requested).
are NON-refundable. Your donation is sincerely appreciated.
Full payment is required prior to the event.
4 December 2010
Greater Binghamton Chamber’s 15th Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon
Honored Businesses and Organizations on November 16
The Greater Binghamton Chamber held our 15th Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon on Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at the Holiday
Inn Arena in downtown Binghamton. Nearly five hundred Chamber members and business leaders attended this event to kick off the
Holiday season and celebrate what we are thankful for in our community.
Talented singer Joan Raube-Wilson, a student from Binghamton High School sang the National Anthem, followed by an invocation
from Kenny Mulligan, North Pointe Church, Binghamton. It was a great way to begin the event. A traditional turkey feast was pro-
vided by the Holiday Inn Arena, followed by the award presentations. Jennifer O’Brien, keynote speaker from Life is Washable, The
Magic Paintbrush Project gave us an inspiring presentation and slide show
We congratulate the Chamber’s 2010 Community Advocate and Corporate Citizen of the Year award recipients.
2010 Community Advocate of the Year: 2010 Corporate Citizen of the Year:
Downtown Binghamton Business Association BAE Systems Platform Solutions
(Photo: Ron Sall (L) and Rob Warholic (R), (Photo: Amar Rai, BAE Systems Platform Solutions
Downtown Binghamton Business Association & Jon Sarra, Vice-Chair, Chamber’s Recognition & Awards Committee)
& Wendy Loomis, Chair, Chamber’s Recognition & Awards Committee) The Corporate Citizen of the Year is awarded to a company that has made
The Community Advocate of the Year is awarded to an organization not only a financial commitment to the Greater Binghamton area, but a
that has made a significant contribution to the improvement and/or enrich- commitment to providing leadership and hands-on employee participation.
ment of the neighborhood it serves, or the Greater Binghamton area as a This year’s Corporate Citizen Award recipient is BAE Systems. BAE
whole. Systems Platform Solutions serves the defense, aerospace and transpor-
This year’s Community Advocate Award recipient is the Downtown tation communities with products that improve operational safety and
Binghamton Business Association (DBBA). Formed around 2004, the performance. They are leaders in the industry not only with their products,
DBBA has achieved much success in the creation, promotion and revital- but with their employees and their motivation to help their community.
ization of an energetic downtown business district. Working in the “Spirit Their leadership has led to important contributions to our area in the
of Co-Operation” with the City of Binghamton, Broome County and all of form of partnerships, time and money. BAE Systems Platform Solutions
the downtown business and property owners, the Downtown Binghamton identified the need to design and foster a meaningful community part-
Business Association has fostered a Downtown Business district that every- nership with education. This partnership, called the Coalition for Better
one can be proud of. Notable accomplishments include: enhanced Secu- Schools, created technically focused education programs outside the class-
rity, Code Enforcement of buildings and streets, Graffiti Abatement, and room for students in Broome County, some of which include: Architecture
events, such as July Fest with the New Binghamton Jazz Festival, Columbus Awareness, Math-a-lon, Engineering Career Day, the Rube Goldberg
Day Tournament of Bands and Italian Festival, Farmers Market and Brown Machine Contest, and many field trips and family night programs.
Bag Lunch series, and the Holiday Tree Lighting to kick of the downtown In addition, this past year alone, BAE Systems Platform Solutions and
Binghamton Holiday shopping season. its employees volunteered thousands of hours and donated or raised over
Previous award recipients include: Catholic Charities of Broome Coun- $500,000 for various organizations in the greater Binghamton community, such
ty, Southern Tier Home Builders and Remodelers Association, Gorgeous as United Way, the American Red Cross, the BC Open, Broome Community
Washington Street Association, Broome County STOP-DWI Program, College, Binghamton University, and Catholic Charities~just to name a few.
Spiedie Fest & Balloon Rally, and Oak Hill Avenue Improvement Corp. Previous award recipients include: Hinman, Howard & Kattell, LLP,
for Little Italy Endicott. Horizons Federal Credit Union, Visions Federal Credit Union and Security
Mutual Life Insurance Co. of NY.
In addition to the awards portion of the program, a donation from the Greater Binghamton
Chamber was given to the American Civic Association. The combined events of the Chamber
Classic held in June, and the Annual Wine Tasting event in October 2011, the Chamber was able to
donate $1,800.00 to the ACA. Andrew Baronoski, Executive Director accepted the donation on
behalf of the organization.
Thanks again to our sponsors of this event: Title Sponsor, Tioga State Bank and Event Spon-
sor, Loomis Tax Service. The success and strength of the Greater Binghamton Chamber is a direct
result of the support and participation of our Chamber Members!
What a great way to start the holiday season!
Greater Binghamton Chamber’s “Business of the Week”
Each week, the Greater Binghamton Chamber randomly selects a chamber member business, which is named “Business of the
Week”. The business is spotlighted for one business week (M-F). The “Business of the Week” receives: a personal visit from Chamber
representatives, the week-long display of a stylish, prominent sign that formally announces their recognition, photo opportunities and an
announcement on the home page of the Chamber’s website.
Our “Business of the Week” program, sponsored by Visions Federal Credit Union, is another opportunity to show our appreciation
to Chamber members for supporting the Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce and investing in our community, as well as for Chamber staff to better familiarize ourselves
with our members. We want to learn more about their company, how it fits in to our regional community, and how we can best serve their business.
October 25-29, 2010 November 1-5, 2010 November 8-12 2010 November 15-19, 2010
October 25-29, 2010 provided by their skilled professionals from the beginning that a productive in Hillcrest to the building previously
McGowan Corporation and world-class management team. workforce is based upon an educated occupied by Singer-Link. Prior to this
Since the development of its first staff. Their in house staff has over move Elliott Mfg. had four locations in
368 Kattellville Road 30 years experience in the placement the Binghamton area. In 2005 they be-
Binghamton open-air shopping center in 1986,
Newman Development Group has industry. Their local ownership and came a business unit of Actuant Cor-
The McGowan Corporation is become one of the nation’s preemi- experience gives them first hand poration from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
locally owned and has been an area nent owners, operators and managers knowledge of both local companies They provide power transmission
leader in residential construction and of shopping centers across the United and applicants to properly join them products for the aerospace, agricul-
remodeling for over 40 years. States. Our portfolio includes mil- together for a productive relationship. tural, commercial, defense, medical,
The McGowan Corporation is a lions of square feet of highly attractive Their day begins at 7:30am by marine, nuclear and lawn & garden
family owned company, with several retail space and continues to expand checking with their client companies. industries. Their products include
family members actively involved in as we complete additional projects They accept applications from 8:30am- flexible shaft, flexible couplings, flex-
its daily operation. In addition, they and acquisitions. As a privately held 5:00pm. Jobs are called in during vari- ible conduits, nylon liner, push pull
have a support staff of dedicated company, Newman Development ous times of the day and the staff stays cable assemblies and valve controls.
professionals with many years of Group takes a long-term approach to beyond operation hours to make sure They also have the largest machin-
experience. By having an organiza- managing shopping centers, seeking the right candidate is sent for the job. ing capability in the shaft manu-
tion of experienced people with a high to create and deliver extraordinary Eastern Temporaries Inc. is one facturer industry. Their capability
level of expertise and experience, they value by fostering strategic relation- of the preferred suppliers of person- includes wire production, flexible
have created a company that sets itself ships with our tenants, communities. nel in the Binghamton area. Eastern shaft production, nylon liner produc-
apart from most building contractors. With over 185 years of senior interviews and screens all applicants tion and casing production. Elliott
Their people bring together skills management experience, Newman to provide their customers with pro- Manufacturing offers high volume
in design, financing, land planning, Development Group knows what it ductive workers. The large number production for small assembly and low
accounting, purchasing, construction takes to successfully operate shop- of employees and high quality client to high volume production capac-
know-how, estimating, and selling as- ping centers through up and down customers are a testament to their suc- ity for large assembly. Commercial
sistance, to create a management team cycles in real estate, credit market cess. It’s also their belief that ethical and military aerospace and critical
that provides top quality service. The and retailing environments. They business relationships are the basis of assembly applications are created in a
company and its staff are dedicated to maintain expert in-house capabilities long successful partnerships. stand alone assembly department. See
their clients and the building industry. to support all critical real estate, fi- their Uniflex-stow remote valve drive
Eastern Temporaries has been a
Throughout the years, the company nancial, legal and reporting services, long time supporter of the Greater technology at www.elliottstow.com
has been appreciated by thousands of guided by a hands-on, proactive Binghamton Chamber of Com- More than 20 years ago an Em-
customers it has served; evidenced by management style. They have been a merce. The Chamber promotes local ployee Committee was formed to as-
the fact that over 70% of its business Chamber member since 2000. businesses and the interests of the sist other employees and to organize
comes from referral or repeat customers.
November 8-12 2010 Greater Binghamton area. Eastern participation in community actives.
The McGowan Corporation has been Eastern Temporaries Temporaries has always agreed with Elliott Mfg has participated in the
a member of the Chamber since 1968. the Chamber’s basic philosophy of Breast Cancer walk for nine years.
45 Chenango Street, 1st Floor uniting local companies to support We had over 25 employees and fam-
November 1-5, 2010 Downtown Binghamton each other, especially dealing with to- ily on the team and they achieved a
Newman Development Group Eastern Temporaries Inc. began day’s challenging market. They have mile stone by raising over $3100.00.
3101 Shippers Road • Vestal their employment placement business been a member since 1978. Elliott Mfg. has also sponsored 8
Newman Development Group, the spring of 1986 in Binghamton. employees annually to participate in
. They base their success on their abil-
November 15-19, 2010
LLC is a national leader in real estate the Day of Caring program.
development, construction manage- ity to provide client companies with B.W. Elliott Manufacturing
Being a member of the Greater
ment and commercial real estate skilled and productive workers. Their 11 Beckwith Avenue Binghamton Chamber of Commerce
services. They develop properties and locally owned and operated staffing (Hillcrest) Binghamton has allowed us to network with other
relationships that endure by combin- service provides outstanding custom- B.W. Elliott Mfg was established in businesses in the Binghamton area.
ing the versatility retailers need and er service to their clients. the early 1930’s. In December 1996 They have been a member of the
the expertise retailers demand; all Eastern Temporaries realized Elliott Mfg. moved to Beckwith Ave. Chamber since 1967.
6 NEWS December 2010
December Anniversaries Wel com e New Members
Thank you for your Continued Support!
40+ yeaRs Irr Supply Corp. ABBE ENERGY AUDITING KMART 7375
Main Street Baptist Church Richard Abbe Edward Dall
Bates Troy, Inc. 46 Matthews Dr. 527 Endicott Plaza
Binghamton Industrial Tri-Cities
Binghamton, NY 13901 Endicott, NY 13760
Supply Co., Inc. Opera Company, Inc.
PHONE: (607) 765-6880 PHONE: (607) 754-5920
Endicott Lumber Wendy’s Restaurant firstname.lastname@example.org FAX: (607) 786-3165
& Box Co., Inc. ENERGY CONSULTANT (MAIN), email@example.com
George Industries, Inc.
10+ yeaRs HOME IMPROVEMENTS http://www.MyKmart.com
JC Printing Co., Inc. American Food DEPARTMENT STORES (MAIN),
& Vending Corp. RETAILERS
30+ yeaRs Audio Classics Ltd. Tom Kotary LEGACY BAY TOWNHOMES
Brigar Electronics The Carey Law Firm, P. C. 14 Brandywine Ave. Irene Forsythe
Burr Truck CMS Imaging Solutions Binghamton, NY 13901 436 Glenwood Rd.
Fountain, Young PHONE: (607) 723-5369 Binghamton, NY 13905
& Trailer Sales, Inc.
& Company, Inc. FAX: (607) 724-2986 PHONE: (607) 729-2432
Century 21 FAX: (607) 729-6947
John Burns Realty G. L. Telecom Systems, LLC firstname.lastname@example.org
Midstate Litho Johnson City http://www.legacybaytownhomes.com
Veterinary Hospital PAVING CONSTRUCTION
Mister Koffee Service & MATERIALS (MAIN), REAL ESTATE AND PROPERTY
Music Star Agency, Inc. National Multiple Sclerosis MANAGEMENT (MAIN),
CONSTRUCTION - GENERAL
Society Upstate NY Chapter RENTAL PROPERTY
Overhead Door Co. CENTRAL NEW YORK
of Binghamton Pozzi-Tech, Inc.
AGENCY LLC PICCIRILLI’S ONE HOUR
William Orband Vestal Wine and Liquor HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING
Insurance, Inc. John Piccirilli
5+ yeaRs 45 Bennett Avenue
1019 Conklin Rd
Binghamton, NY 13905
Products Company, Inc. Binghamton Country Club PHONE: (607) 221-5644 Conklin, NY 13748
Binghamton PHONE: (607) 201-1010
Taylor Garbage Service, Inc. email@example.com
Simulator Co., Inc. FAX: (607) 772-6853
WSKG Public INSURANCE BROKERAGE (MAIN),
Broome County firstname.lastname@example.org
Telecommunications Council HEALTH INSURANCE/HEALTH PLAN
Woodworking Celtic Pipe and Drums
CLICK SMART SOLUTIONS HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING
Associates, Inc. Ciotoli & Scott Heating
Kathleen Kilmer CONTRACTORS (MAIN),
& Air Conditioning
42-44 Washington Ave. PLUMBING
25+ yeaRs Emerson Network Power 3rd Fl.
Surge Protection Inc. Endicott, NY 13760
Century 21 Sbarra & Wells Lisa Mallery
First Church of the Nazarene PHONE: (607) 343-8843
Mondorf & Fenwick, PLLC 3201 Vestal Pkwy E. #C
Gary French INTERNET SOLUTIONS (MAIN),
Sam A. Lupo & Sons, Inc. Vestal, NY 13850
Giblin’s WEB DESIGN/HOSTING
PHONE: (607) 798-1459
Taylor Garbage Service, Inc.
Glen Wood GIRL SCOUTS OF NYPENN FAX: (607) 754-9481
W S K G Public Financial Group, Inc.
Telecommunications Council PATHWAYS, INC. email@example.com
Grace Baptist Church Pam Hyland BOUTIQUES (MAIN), RETAILERS
Associates, Inc. Greater Binghamton Oakdale Mall RASOLUTIONS.NET
SCORE 601 Harry L. Dr. Ste. 52 Robert Shutt
20+ yeaRs Integrated Computer Johnson City, NY 13790
LOCAL PHONE: (607)724-6572 ext. 2419
PO Box 471
Solutions Chenango Bridge, NY 13745
George W. Brownlow of Vestal, LLC PHONE: (315) 698-9400 PHONE: (607) 648-4243
J. H. Robotics, Inc. Jack’s Sign Shop, LLC FAX: (315) 698-9500 Robert@RASolutions.net
J. M. T. Business Services Lawson’s Optical http://www.gsnypenn.org TRAINING CONSULTANTS (MAIN),
School-to-Careers NON-PROFIT AGENCIES (MAIN) HUMAN RESOURCES
& Hearing Center
Partnership of Broome MACNY – Manufacturers HANDICAPPED CHILDREN’S CONSULTANT
& Tioga Counties Assoc. of Central NY ASSOC. OF SO. NY INC. TREVITT REALTORS
Trans-Matic March of Dimes Steve Sano Jim Trevitt
18 Broad St. 101 African Rd.
15+ yeaRs Construction, LLC Johnson City, NY 13790 Vestal, NY 13850
PHONE: (607) 798-7117 PHONE: (607) 748-5482
AXA Advisors, LLC Ogden Hillcrest FAX: (607) 798-0074 FAX: (607) 786-0436
Broome County United Methodist Church firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
Council of Churches Performance Bridge Media http://www.HCAserves.com http://www.trevittrealtors.com
GS Business Solutions SharpTech Solutions, LLC NON-PROFIT AGENCIES (MAIN), REAL ESTATE (MAIN),
Innovation Associates, Inc. Verizon Wireless SPEECH & HEARING SERVICES CONSULTING
Thank You for Your Continued Membership
ChambeReport MEMBERSHIP BENEFIT NEWS 7
FEATURED DISCOUNTS Connect 4 Business!
Member to Member Discount (M2M)
Join us for our next
Look at the discounts available to you (member and the employees
of members) for the M2M program! Wednesday,
Each month we will highlight a DISCOUNT offered December 8th, 2010
by your fellow Chamber members!
You MUST HAVE YOUR M2M CARD TO PRESENT The Greater Binghamton Chamber Membership Com-
FOR THE DISCOUNT TO APPLY! mittee invites you to our Early Morning Speed Network-
ADP (Automatic Data Processing): ALL NEW CLIENTS ing Event on Wednesday, December 8th from 7:30 a.m. to
get 30% off book pricing or 25% off current invoice and 1 9:00 a.m. You’ll meet more people, make more contacts,
month FREE payroll. and generate more business ideas in one short hour, than
A.V.R.E. (Association for Vision Rehabilitation and Employ- you ever thought was possible at a networking event! The
ment): 5% discount off our already lower than retail prices of future business opportunities you will create by attend-
Office & Paper Products. ing this event are endless!
Communique Design & Marketing, Inc.: 10% discount on de-
sign and marketing services for Greater Binghamton Chamber Don’t take our word for it…Feedback from our Speed
members. Does not apply to printing/out-of-pocket expenses. Networking Event in September speaks for itself: “A
Computer Emergency Room: 15% discount on all services and very welcoming environment” said one attendee. “The
training classes. first time I have participated, and I felt relaxed and com-
Courtyard By Marriott - Binghamton: 10% off meeting fortable” commented another.
space room rental. Accomodates up to 50 people. Audio/ When people attend networking events, they tend to
visual equipment and catering available. Special room block gravitate towards people they know, and don’t always
rates available. Earn Marriott Rewards Points to use toward meet new individuals or business contacts. The traditional
your next dream vacation by holding a meeting. Contact Jes- format of usual networking events can be overwhelming
sica Frieje, Sales Coordinator, at (607) 644-1019 or email at for someone who may be shy or new to the marketplace.
The 3 minute meeting Speed Networking format makes
E B E Officesource, Inc: 1st Hour Free - document manage- it easier and more fun to possibly secure a new client,
ment survey and Free network connection w/ purchase of any
new Sharp Digital Imager, up to 5 workstations. Not appli- meet a potential business partner or reach out to a new
cable for NYS Contract purchases. audience! Remember… keyword “SPEED.”
Innovation Associates, Inc. : Two percent (2%) off all prod-
ucts and services. Restriction: May not be combined with any When: Wednesday, December 8, 2010
other offer or promotion. Where: Quality Inn & Suites
SIEBA, Ltd: SIEBA Mature Rx discount prescription card. 4105 Vestal Parkway East, Vestal
Discounts most precriptions 20% - 40%. Great for people (across from Binghamton Univeristy)
without Rx benefits. Normally $12.95 per year. Chamber
members $10 per year. Visa, MC. Time: 7:30a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
State Farm Insurance - Chris Palmer: Receive a free road Complimentary coffee & breakfast pastry
atlas with a family insurance check up (review of your current provided by Quality Inn & Suites
Warehouse Carpet Outlet, Inc.: 20% off any floor covering. Cost: $10.00 for Chamber Members ONLY
Not valid with any other promotion or previous sales. by December 6th, 2010.
If you have not received your M2M discount card, MAKE YOUR RESERVATION NOW!
please contact Vikki Collazo 607/772-8863 ext. 317. Space is limited!!
SEE ALL DISCOUNTS!
ADVANCED Reservations ONLY
Review the current list of member to member by: December 6th, 2010
discounts on our website at Cancellations after December 6th are non-refundable.
To make reservation(s) call Kathi (607) 772-8860
Click on Member icon, M2M discount, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
then “special offers”
8 CHAMBER HAPPENINGS December 2010
Annual Wine Tasting Event
to our Title Sponsor, Newman Development Group,
and the Binghamton Regency
for an evening of fantastic music,
local and International wines
from NYS Wineries, and delicious food
at our Annual Wine Tasting Event
on Friday, October 22, 2010.
ChambeReport CHAMBER HAPPENINGS 9
Breakfast Bytes November SBC Network Luncheon
The Chamber would like
to thank Elmira Business Institute
for sponsoring our
SBC Network Luncheon
at the Cider Mill Playhouse
on Thursday, November 11, 2010.
Thank you to Kent Sisco
from Capital Mortgage Finance 15th Annual Thanksgiving Lunch
for sponsoring our Special October Breakfast Bytes
on Wednesday, October 20, 2010
at the Binghamton Regency.
Our guest speaker,
Dave Makar from Referral Institute
presented “Your Chamber, Your Goldmine.”
The Chamber would like to thank our Title Sponsor, Tioga State Bank
and our Event Sponsor, Loomis Tax Service for a great Thanksgiving Lunch event
on Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at the Holiday Inn Arena, downtown Binghamton.
10 CHAMBER HAPPENINGS December 2010
Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies
the Grand Opening
brand NEW facility
at 379 Broome
November 9, 2010.
Action for Older chose VISIONS.
their move to
32 West State Street,
19 years in their
The new “Elder
Friendly” site had an “We chose VISIONS for their competitive rates and the resources they
open house on Friday, had available. It was very clear that they had done their homework
November 12, 2010. on our business and based on our experience I’d recommend them –
they’ve done a great job for us!”
welcomed new members In the Greater Binghamton area,
October 26, 2010 businesses are seeing the name VISIONS
at the Chamber Offices Mortgages
for their orientation.
Labor & Employment Law Update
In the business of business?
So are we.
Call VISIONS today.
Thank you to lawyers Jim Franz, Mike Capone,
Tom Conlon, John Denmon, Jackie Bain
and Dawn Lanouette from Hinman, Howard & Kattell
Contact our Member Business
for their valuable time educating & updating local businesses
Lending Team today!
at the Labor and Employment Law Update
24 McKinley Avenue, Endicott
on Thursday, October 28, 2010
at the Holiday Inn Arena.
ChambeReport CONVENTION & VISITOR’S BUREAU NEWS 11
PROMOTE YOUR Convention & Events Schedule
LOCAL BUSINESS December 2010 • January & February 2011
TO OUT OF TOWN VISITORS! Approximate # of
Date Event Overnight Visitors
The Convention & Visitors Bureau is updating one of its unique
marketing tools. The “Give-Away List” is a listing of area businesses December 3 – 5 NYS Rural Women 100
willing to offer some sort of discount on their product or service to December 3 – 5 U-E Invitational Basketball Tourney 50
groups of visitors to the area. December 4 – 5 Grippen Park BMX Winter Races 100
Here’s a small SAMPLE of possible listings: December 4 – 5 Indoor Softball Tourn.
Organization Give-Away Procedure at Greater Binghamton Sports Complex 50
Lucy’s Snake Farm Free Day Passes Call 30 days December 11 – 12 Grippen Park BMX Winter Races 100
Vestal Parkway prior to receive December 11 – 12 Indoor Softball Tourn.
Vestal, NY 11223 passes at Greater Binghamton Sports Complex 50
December 18 – 19 Indoor Softball Tourn.
Contact: Purchasing Manager
at Greater Binghamton Sports Complex
Golden Arches Buy one lunch entrée, Please call
December 26 – 28 Greater Binghamton Sports Complex
Court Street get one free ahead
Binghamton, NY 11445
Christmas Soccer Tourn. 75
(607) 555-2000 December 27 – 28 Cancer Holiday Classic
Contact: Jane Doe Women’s Basketball Tournament 50
If you are interested in participating in this FREE listing December 27 – 30 STOP DWI Holiday Classic 600
and are a Chamber Member in good standing, please send December 31 – Jan. 1 Grippen Park BMX Winter Races 100
a written copy of your offer in the same format as above January 7 – 9 Adult Hockey League
by January 1st, 2011 for inclusion. Southern Tier Saints Old Timers Tourn. 150
You may mail, fax (722-4513), January 8 – 9 Indoor Softball Tourn.
or email (email@example.com) your offers.
at Greater Binghamton Sports Complex 50
If you have any questions please call Gina
at 772-8863, ext. 326. January 15 – 16 Grippen Park BMX Winter Races 100
January 27 – 29 SUNY Wide Faculty Senate 100
January 29 – 30 Grippen Park BMX Winter Races 100
Calling All Event Planners February 3 – 6 I LOVE NEW YORK CUP Gymnastics Meet2,500
The Greater Binghamton to serve as a local clearinghouse February 5 – 6 Indoor Softball Tourn.
Convention & Visitors Bureau of festival & event dates. at Greater Binghamton Sports Complex 50
is beginning work on our 2011 Be sure to include the follow-
Summer Calendar of events. February 12 – 13 Grippen Park BMX Winter Races 100
The Summer Calendar covers • Name of the Event February 19 – 21 Indoor Softball Tourn.
events taking place between • Dates of the Event at Greater Binghamton Sports Complex 50
May and September • Contact Person February 26 – 27 Grippen Park BMX Winter Races 100
2011. In order to meet (including name, ad- February 26 – 27 Indoor Softball Tourn.
publication deadlines, dress, phone number,
we are asking that at Greater Binghamton Sports Complex 50
event planners submit • Event location February 26 – 28 Union Aquatics
information no later • Brief description Niagara Championship Qualifier 350
than December 31, 2010. (approximately 20
The printed calendar will
feature annual events that attract
• Website address
Convention Scoreboard 2010
out of town visitors. Convention & Events Scheduled For December 11
• A telephone number that
Convention & Events Through December 166
Additionally, the Bureau is can be published “For More
Total out-of-town visitors Through December 60,265
constantly producing in-house Information”.
TOTAL DOLLARS THROUGH 2010 December $22,254,845
calendars, updating a 24-hour Please get this information
event line, and publishing events in writing to Judi Hess – fax If you are interested in offering discounts and becoming part of our
on our website (VisitBingham- 722-4513 or e-mail: Give Away List sent to Meeting & Event Planners please contact
ton.org). Please send us all event firstname.lastname@example.org. the Greater Binghamton Convention & Visitors Bureau at 772-8860.
information (year round) so that Events specific to the Summer Meeting & Event Planners are sent offerings 90 days in advance.
our listings can be as complete Calendar must be received no
as possible. The Bureau’s goal is later than December 31, 2010. Vi s i t B i n g h a m t o n . o r g
12 December 2010
We are interested in sharing your good news with other Chamber members. Every month we include a GOOD NEWS section with one-sentence items about good news
from our members. The deadline to submit the good news information is the first Friday of every month. If you have questions or would like to submit a good news item
for the ChambeReport, please contact Vikki Collazo at email@example.com.
Benefits Committee of the Sixth District with the Biotechnology and the Engi- standards among CDPHP providers.
Dental Society of the State of New York. neering and Science buildings, which are Coughlin & Gerhart, LLP hosted its
Binghamton He has been published by Binghamton both part of the University’s Innovative 29th Annual Labor and Employment
University’s University Press and Jones & Bartlett Technologies Complex (ITC). The new Law Update Seminar for over 100 clients
Professional Learning, LLC. His office is located at $30 million, 114,000-square-foot Center at the Binghamton Country Club. C&G
Employees 51 Front Street in Binghamton. of Excellence building will provide space attorneys Joseph J. Steflik, Esq., Paul J.
Council for expansion and consolidation of S3IP Sweeney, Esq., Mary Lou Conrow, Esq.,
(PEC) has The SEPP Group was honored by and its interdisciplinary, inter-institution-
the Preservation Association of the and Frank A. Nemia, Esq. spoke on
recognized al teams of scientists and engineers. The several topics, including new federal and
Nancy Boyd-Goff and Jennifer Southern Tier. SEPP was awarded for facility will help bridge critical scientific,
the restoration of the former school state laws, rules and regulations, OSHA,
Hapgood as this year’s Distinguished technology, commercialization and edu- the American with Disabilities Act, the
Service Award winners. Nancy Boyd- into what is now known as Harry L. cation gaps, and support collaborative
Apartments. Harry L. Apartments is Family Medical Leave Act and employee
Goff, associate director for Student partnerships in energy-efficient elec- Free Speech issues. Other speakers in-
Accounts, has provided over 34 years of home to 60 one bedroom apartments tronic systems, systems integration and
that house seniors who are 55 and older. cluded Terri Schunk of Mang Insurance
service to Binghamton University, packaging, flexible electronics, autono- and Grant Best, the Regional Director
participating in a wide variety of SEPP received an award of Excellence mous solar power, advanced materials of Excellus, who spoke on recent health-
projects and job accountabilities. in Historic Preservation. Harry L. is and sensors, and healthcare/life sciences. care reform legislation.
Jennifer Hapgood, assistant director for SEPP’s 9th senior housing project and is
Sheila Dail, a US Airways flight at-
the third school they have renovated into Susan English, Esq., a partner in the
Residential Life, has been with tendant, discussed “What a Difference a
apartments. They also own and manage Law Firm of Coughlin & Gerhart, LLP,
Binghamton University’s residential Day Makes” at the Binghamton Univer-
Hamilton House Apartments located in recently attended three programs ad-
services for over five years. Jennifer sity Forum luncheon held on Thursday,
Binghamton and Nichols Notch apart- dressing gas leasing, gas drilling, estate
oversees student residents and employ- October 28. This presentation was held
ments located in Endicott. Both of these planning and tax issues in Pennsylvania
ees of two apartment communities. at Traditions at the Glen, Johnson City.
sites were former elementary schools. focusing on the unique legal ramifica-
Binghamton University On Thursday, January 15, 2009, what
tions of the Marcellus Shale Develop-
Judy Berry is the began as an ordinary workday for flight
Continuing Education ment. This three-day summit in State
recipient of a 2010 attendant Sheila Dail is now etched in
Director Thomas Kowalik College, PA highlighted shale gas’ role in
Lifetime Achieve- her mind forever – as it is for the 150
has been inducted into the America’s future, with sessions on Penn-
ment Award from passengers on board US Airways Flight
International Adult and sylvania and Federal Legislation updates
the Licia Albanese- 1549. When the two-engine commercial
Continuing Education and developing case law throughout the
Puccini Founda- aircraft struck a flock of birds minutes
Hall of Fame. Nominees Marcellus region.
tion. Ms. Berry, a after takeoff, pilot Chesley (“Sully”) Sul-
for the class of 2010 were honored lenberger maneuvered the jetliner over Excellus BlueCross BlueShield has
October 28 at a special ceremony hosted former top winner
of foundation’s International Vocal New York City and safely landed it on chosen The Raymond Corporation,
by the Mexican Association of Continu- the Hudson River. New York Governor located in Greene N.Y., to be highlighted
ing and Distance Education at the Competition, was a featured soloist on a
David Paterson dubbed the extraordi- during their open enrollment media
Autonomous University of Guadalajara. Gala Awards Concert on October 24th at
nary feat the “Miracle on Hudson.” campaign this year. Raymond offers the
Kowalik provides leadership for the Lincoln Center, where she was presented
CDPHP ®, a community- Excellus BCBS HealthyRewards product
development of Binghamton’s continu- with an exquisite Baccarat crystal
based, not-for-profit to its employees, which pays employees
ing education programs. butterfly engraved with her name. The
organization led by area for living a healthier lifestyle. Employees
butterfly symbolizes the operatic role of with a family coverage plan can earn
Broome County STOP-DWI Coordi- “Madame Butterfly” for which Licia physicians, continues its
nator, James May has been awarded the commitment to govern- up to $1,000 back each year for choos-
Albanese was famous. It is also a role ing healthy everyday activities. Excellus
2010 Senator William T. Smith Award which Ms. Berry herself has performed ment programs that
for his outstanding contributions to the provide affordable health BCBS chose to highlight Raymond in
with Triple Cities Opera (TCO) on the their campaign because of the effort
STOP-DWI effort in New York State. Forum Theatre stage in 2006. care for children, seniors,
The award was presented to Mr. May and low-income families by announcing the organization has made to improve
by the New York State STOP-DWI As- the appointment of Sheila Nelson to vice employees’ health.
sociation at the annual New York State president, state programs. Nelson brings The Family & Children’s Society is
Highway Safety Conference held in Buf- The Association for Vision Re- 18 years of experience in government proud to have chosen Ann Pierce as their
falo, New York October 17th-20th. habilitation and Employment, Inc. programs as well as state and federal Aide of 3rd Quarter 2010. Congratula-
(A.V.R.E.) is pleased to announce insurance issues, including federal health tions to PCA Ann Pierce! Ann has
The Food Bank of the Southern Tier
the election of six new board members reform, to her new position. In her role, worked for the agency since May of 2009
announced that a grant was received in
for 2011-2013. The Association Board she will oversee the organization’s sales, and has become a highly valued care-
the amount of $100,000 from the Com-
welcomes Cheryl Brown, retired Director operations, and compliance for all state giver. Ann has excellent attendance and
munity Foundation of Elmira-Corning of Admissions at Binghamton Uni- programs. She will also be the primary independently keeps up to date with her
and the Finger Lakes, Inc. The grant versity, Katelyn Dumont, an attorney point of contact between the state health State mandated in-service and health-
funds are in support of the Food Bank’s with Coughlin and Gerhart, and Jack department and CDPHP on state related requirements. Scheduling is also
efforts to purchase and renovate a new fa- Houseknecht, Chief Operating Officer program-related matters. very grateful to Ann for all of the times
cility and expand direct service programs. with VISIONS Federal Credit Union. she has agreed to take on an additional
Debra M. Sanders, MPA, MDIV,
At its October convocation in Orlan- The Foundation welcomes Peter Cronk, has joined the Albany-based health client, even on her weekends off. They
do, Florida the Regents of the American Managing Partner with Riger Adver- plan as director, network strategy. She thank Ann for being such a wonderful
College of Dentists conferred Fellow- tising, Tina Fernandez, Partner with brings more than 20 years of health plan representative of a home care aide and of
ship on Dr. Frederick Lacey, DMD in Hinman, Howard and Kattell, and Nancy experience to her new post, with specific the valuable home care services that The
recognition of outstanding leadership Phillips, Director of Marketing for the emphasis on network development and Family & Children’s Society provides.
and exceptional contributions to dentist- Oakdale Mall. provider relations. At CDPHP, Sanders The Food Bank of the Southern Tier
ry and society. The American College of Binghamton University, State Univer- will be responsible for overseeing the recently wrapped up the 2nd Annual
Dentists is the oldest national honorary sity of New York, has launched con- network strategy team in the Hudson Canstruction of the Southern Tier, pre-
organization for dentists. Fewer than struction of its New York State Center Valley, Central New York, Southern Tier, sented by Mengel Metzger Barr & Co.
4 % of dentists are invited to member- of Excellence in Small Scale Systems and Columbia-Greene regions. She will LLP. 17,365 pounds, valued at $27,784.00
ship. Dr. Lacey is a past president of the Integration and Packaging (S3IP) build- develop, model, and assess competitive and over $16,000 in event sponsorships
Broome County Dental Society, and is a ing in a ceremony attended by elected cost-effective reimbursement method- were donated to the Food Bank of the
delegate to the New York State Den- officials, local leaders and University ologies and effectively negotiate and Southern Tier as a result of this incred-
tal Association serving on the Dental representatives. The facility will connect implement cost and quality performance ible event! To learn more about the Food
Bank of the Southern Tier and how you management of oil, gas and other Susan Burns, Dawn Kizis and John operations of STHL’s key programs,
can make a difference, visit the Food minerals. Tillotson have graduated from the including interactions with STHL’s con-
Bank’s website at www.foodbankst.org or Lourdes Hospital Auxiliary is Leader’s Choice real estate sales training stituents and committees and the STHL
call 607-796-6061. sponsoring a child identification program program, an intense 45-hour, nine-week Board of Directors.
The Girl Scouts of NYPENN Path- called WHALE™ (“We Have A Little course with 12 months of ongoing coach- Southern Tier AIDS Program will
ways celebrated the opening of the first Emergency”). The program is designed ing for sales skills development. host the 1st Annual Studio 65 on Friday,
Girl Scouts Boutique in a mall location to help with the identification and care of Laurie Van Kuren has December 31st. The event begins at 9
in the nation, as the doors opened at children in car seats or booster seats in been named Manager, p.m. at 65 Front Street, formerly known
the Oakdale Mall in Johnson City. Pam the event of an auto accident, particularly Media and Account as the Eclipse Night Club, and will last
Hyland CEO/President thanked the if the driver of the car is unable to com- Services at Riger, a until the New Year has been welcomed
many people that have partnered with municate. Implementation involves train- marketing communications in. STAP organizers expect more than
the council to make the service center a ing local emergency response personnel company. In this role, she 400 people to attend the event. The
reality, including GSUSA Merchandise, and distributing WHALE™ kits to will be responsible for event offers the ultimate New Year’s Eve
Little Brown Baker, QSP/Ashton Farms, parents and child caregivers. WHALE™ coordinating the media and account Dance Party complete with light nibbles
the Oakdale Mall’s Art and Nancy Phil- kits are free. They are available at services functions of the agency. Laurie and a top shelf open bar. The diverse
lips, and the Broome County United Lourdes Gift Shop, Lourdes Women’s joined Riger in 1990 and her work mix of music from the 70’s along with a
Way. In addition to representatives and Children’s Services and many area experience has included the roles of safe and welcoming atmosphere will give
from these organizations, several board pediatricians’ offices. They can also be media buyer, media director and account partiers a New Year’s Eve to remember.
members were in attendance including found at Parkway Dental Practice on executive. VIP admission tickets are $85 each.
Rita Chirumbolo Ernstrom, chair of the the Vestal Parkway, which has part- Also, available is an all-nighter package
History and Archives Committee; Mike nered with the Auxiliary to underwrite that includes two VIP admission tickets,
Sabo and Judy Prosser; Johnson City WHALE™ in the Binghamton area. overnight stay and a continental break-
Mayor Dennis Hannon; and represen- The New York Aviation Management fast for $225. Visit the STAP website at:
tatives from the Greater Binghamton Association (NYAMA) elected Carl http://www.stapinc.org.
Chamber of Commerce. Beardsley, Commissioner of Aviation Jennifer Balchikonis has
Levene Gouldin & Thompson, LLP is at the Greater Binghamton Airport, as accepted the position of
proud to announce that 13 of its attor- their new President for 2011. Prior to Resident Financial
neys have been named to the 2011 edition his election, Beardsley served one-year Riger, a full-service marketing communi- Services Director for
of Best Lawyers®, the oldest and most terms as the Association’s Vice Presi- cations company, specializing in advertis- United Methodist Homes.
respected peer-review publication in the dent, Treasurer and Secretary. ing, public relations, media, research, She joined the Homes in
legal profession. The Levene Gouldin At its Fall Conference, the New graphic design, branding, web and May as the Resident
& Thompson lawyers named to Best York State Association of Counties interactive, celebrated the grand opening Accounts Specialist for the Elizabeth
Lawyers® are: John J. Carlin (Medical (NYSAC), which represents the elected of its Pennsylvania office in downtown Church Campus.
Malpractice Law); Bruno Colapietro and appointed county officials through- Stroudsburg with a Greater Pocono The short-term rehabilitation pro-
(Family Law); Sharon L. Dyer (Family out the state, adopted a resolution to Chamber ribbon cutting ceremony on grams at United Methodist Homes’
Law); David M. Gouldin (Commercial commend the members of the State Leg- October 28, 2010. Located on the third Elizabeth Church and Hilltop Cam-
Litigation and Personal Injury Litiga- islature that have taken decisive action floor of the ESSA Bank & Trust build- puses are now offering six-day reha-
tion); John G. Grall (Trusts and Estates); to help insure the future growth of the ing at 744 Main Street (Suite 2), Riger’s bilitation services. Rehabilitation staff
Philip C. Johnson (Personal Injury Liti- aviation industry in New York. NYAMA Pennsylvania office is dedicated to are on-site Monday through Saturday,
gation); Albert B. Kukol (Elder Law); President Carl Beardsley is grateful to serving current clients in the Northeast providing Saturday services to residents
Kathryn Grant Madigan (Elder Law NYSAC for joining with NYAMA in Pennsylvania region and developing new for whom a sixth day of therapy is ap-
and Trusts & Estates), John L. Perticone helping to advance the establishment opportunities within the local business propriate based on personal treatment
(Criminal Defense: White-Collar); John of the NY Legislative Aviation Caucus. community. goals, medical conditions and ability to
P. Rittinger (Insurance Law); Sanford P. Aviation is an economic engine contrib- The National SCORE Office in participate. For more information about
Tanenhaus (Personal Injury Litigation); uting over $35 billion in annual econom- Herndon Virginia has appointed William short-term rehabilitation, visit United
Michael R. Wright (Commercial Litiga- ic activity and approximately 350,000 (Bill) Ritter to be the District Direc- Methodist Homes’ website at www.unit-
tion and Construction Law); and Michael New York State jobs. tor for the Upstate New York region. edmethodisthomes.org.
H. Zuckerman (Trusts and Estates).
The Raymond Corporation showcased The region encompasses 10 Chapters of Visions is proud to be a part of this
Cindy its latest stand-up counterbalanced lift volunteer business counselors in the area
Manchester wonderful community and to be a
truck powered by a hydrogen fuel cell at from Albany/Plattsburg to Rochester/ sponsor of great events like Roberson
and Sandra Advanced Energy 2010, held Nov. 8 and 9 Buffalo, including the Binghamton area.
Malkin, Museum’s Home for the Holidays and
in New York City. The hydrogen fuel cell- Mr. Ritter replaces Richard Hannis who the Stop DWI Basketball Tournament!
attorneys at powered Raymond® Model 4250 stand-up was the long time Director of this region.
Levene Take a moment this holiday season and
counterbalanced lift truck will be featured Mr. Ritter has previously served as Chap- enjoy some time with your family and
Gouldin & in the booths of the New York Battery ter Chair of the Greater Binghamton
Thompson, LLP, recently attended the friends at these fun community events.
and Energy Storage Technology Consor- SCORE Chapter and the region’s Assis- Happy Holidays!
National Association of Royalty Owners tium, Inc. (NY-BEST™), numbered 916 tant District Director prior to his current
(NARO) 2010 Annual Meeting in and 917. In addition, Steve Medwin, direc- appointment. Willow Run Foods, Inc. presented
Pittsburgh, PA. The three-day confer- tor of systems and advanced engineering Employee of the Year awards at the
ence included comprehensive sessions Shumaker Consulting Engineering annual Employee Stock Ownership
for Raymond, will act as session chair- & Land Surveying, P.C. (SCE) proudly
regarding Marcellus Shale development person for the Energy Storage Options Program meeting. The three recipients
and included topics on legal elements of announces the opening of a new office in who were honored for their outstand-
for Transportation Applications seminar, Montrose, Pennsylvania. The addition
mineral management, regulatory during which he will discuss energy stor- ing service and dedication to Willow
policies, logistics of field operations, of the new Montrose office, SCE will Run Foods were Fahim Carter, Joanna
age options for lift trucks. be able to further expand the services
hydraulic fracturing concerns of Good and Christopher Hamlin. Also,
landowners, and gas pricing. Manchester provided by their Civil, Transportation, presented with service awards were;
and Malkin are currently working on Environmental, Survey/Geomatics, and Joyce Darling for 35 Years of Service,
achieving their Certified Minerals Construction Administration Groups. Scott Ross for 25 Years of Service,
Manager professional certification Southern Tier HealthLink (STHL) Donna Podany for 20 Years of Service
through NARO. This process will take is pleased to announce that Emily Pape and Joanne Lomasney for 15 Years of
approximately one year. NARO is has been promoted to the position of Service. Joseph Canfield, Tyson Gregor,
dedicated to the protection of royalty Deputy Director, reporting to STHL David Hall, Richard (Dick) Inman,
owners and their mineral interests. Executive Director Christina Galanis. Kevin Sexton and Donna Yarrison were
Through NARO’s professional level RealtyUSA is pleased to announce that In her new role, Pape will function as a presented with 10 Year Service awards.
mineral managers program, it recognizes Anthony Arnone, Diana Nogaret, Mary second-in-command to Galanis and is There were also 24 employees who each
those professionals skilled in the Mansfield, Mark Camera-Eckman, responsible for overseeing day-to-day received an award for 5 Years of Service.
14 CALENDARS December 2010
Sun Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat
1 2 3 4
Building Bridges Session BLI Session Employee of the Month
12:30 – 3:00 p.m. 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Award Committee
Emerson Network Power 8:15 a.m.
Live Wire Holiday Party
6:00 – 10:00 p.m.
State Office Building
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Business of Week NEW PROGRAM!! Speed Networking SBC Network Luncheon
Presentation Eggs & Issues 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. 11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
9:00 a.m. Impacts of Expanded Flood Quality Inn & Suites, Vestal 18 Floor, State Office
Maps Building, Downtown
7:30 – 9:00 a.m. SBC Committee Binghamton
Quality Inn & Suites, Vestal 8:15 – 9:15 a.m.
GBEOP Board of Directors
8:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Employee of the Month
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Business of Week BLI Alumni Network BLI Alumni Board Meeting GAC Committee
Presentation Breakfast 7:30 a.m. 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. 7:30 a.m. Chamber Office Binghamton Club,
IHOP – Vestal Binghamton
Board Executive Committee 8:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m. Chamber Office
Building Bridges Session 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Delta Engineers Business After Hours
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
NO Business of Week SBC Legislative Committee Chamber Office Closed
Presentation 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Holiday Week Chamber Office
26 27 28 29 30 31
NO Business of Week NO Board of Directors Chamber Office Closed
Sun Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Business of Week GBEOP Board of Directors BLI Session Employee of the Month
Presentation 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Award Committee
9:00 a.m. Chamber Office 8:15 a.m.
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Business of Week Breakfast Bytes Seminar: SBC Committee SBC Network Luncheon GAC Committee
Presentation Internet Marketing for Small 8:15 – 9:15 a.m. 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. Business Chamber Office Location: TBA Binghamton Club,
8:00 – 9:30 a.m. Binghamton
Employee of the Month
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
Business of Week SBC Legislative Committee BLI Alumni Network Consolidation Committee
Presentation 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast 8:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m. Chamber Office 7:30 a.m. Chamber Office
IHOP in Vestal
Membership Committee BLI Session
4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Board Executive 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Chamber Offices Committee
8:00 a.m. Business After Hours
Chamber Office 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
Business of Week Economic Development Board of Directors BLI Alumni Board Meeting
Presentation Forum: 12:00 p.m. 7:30 a.m.
9:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Chamber Offices Chamber Office
Business of Week
Ask Greater Binghamton, its Modeling and
Simulation Coalition and the University are
Communicate Clearly Showcased at Major Simulation Conference
With Your Employees Submitted by: Darcy M. Fauci,
If you have employees, you specific if you can point out pos- Broome County Deputy Executive
have communication chal- itive behavior: good decisions,
lenges. This is true in any work incidents of excellent customer Broome County Industrial Binghamton.”
environment, but in a small service, and examples of effec- Development Agency, Broome Marketing materials promot-
business, it’s a high-stakes tive problem-solving. County Economic Development ing the region and all of its
proposition, for good employees and Binghamton University many assets were distributed
4. Allow yourself and the
become central to your busi- employee as much privacy as once again partnered to rep- at I/ITSEC. Patrick Doyle also
ness’s profitability. possible, so that neither of you resent the region at one of the ‘tweeted’ from the venue about
Much has been made of the is distracted or embarrassed largest simulation conferences the event and about the Greater
art—some call it a discipline—of by the interest or reactions of in the world. Binghamton M&S companies
listening. Listening indeed has others. I/ITSEC, the Interservice/ that were in attendance. To
a great deal to do with effec- 5. By asking questions, seek Industry Training, Simulation check out some of the coverage
tive communication, but there’s feedback that will indicate and Education Conference from the event, go to BCIDA.
no way around the fact that it’s whether the employee under- took place over a period of com. You can also follow
equally important to be able to stands you. several days in early December, Patrick’s updates on local eco-
say what you mean. You bolster in Orlando, Florida. Patrick nomic development issues on
your managerial effectiveness 6. Share important news, Doyle, the IDA’s Business Twitter at @binghamtonbiz.
when you are able to communi- whether good or bad, with
Development Director, was The Modeling and Simulation
cate. everyone in the company, so
in Orlando with University Coalition was created in the last
• processes and systems employees will know they can
bring useful intelligence back to
representatives to promote three years to help support this
for doing a job the school, the region and our
• constructive feedback you. important industry sector in our
area modeling and simulation local economy. The Coalition
• your standards and 7. Bring the discussion to a companies.
vision for your business true conclusion, with a sum- and activities associated with it
• bad news mary of what was discussed and “It is just one of the many aim to assist in growing these
agreed to, a time frame if ap- ways we are reaching out to companies, attracting and re-
Fear of employee turnover other companies, the defense taining a workforce to support
may keep a business owner from propriate, and when or how you
plan to follow up or evaluate the industry and other regions of these companies and to simply
being direct. He or she becomes the country to tell our model- promote our region’s diverse
so concerned about being tact- problem or behavior.
ing and simulation story and economy.
ful and nonthreatening that the To learn more about effec- it’s a great story to tell,” said We once again need to
critical message becomes hope- tive employee communication,
Doyle. “We are the Home to tell the world that Greater
lessly diluted or altogether lost contact the SCORE Associa-
in the sugar-coating of it. Here Simulation and we want people Binghamton is a place where
tion “Counselors to America’s
are seven ideas to help you say to know that and we want them technology is not just used it is
Small Business.” If you would
what you mean: like to discuss this topic or busi- to always connect Modeling created and our people do not
ness planning, business growth and Simulation with Greater just work, they innovate!
1. Be able to articulate in
your own mind the reason you strategies or a specific business
need to have a particular discus- issue, contact SCORE® “Coun-
sion. Don’t rely only on allega- selors to America’s Small Busi-
tions and rumors to confront an ness.” To contact the Greater
employee. Collect as many facts Binghamton SCORE Chapter
as you can first. 217 for assistance call 607-772-
8860 or 1-800 -920-6972. You
2. Understand your own com- may also contact SCORE®
munication style and how you for person to person counsel-
are perceived. Be able to predict ing appointments at the above
how you will react if an em- telephone numbers. If you are
ployee challenges you or breaks already in business onsite as-
down and how you will get the sistance is also available. The
conversation back on track. Greater Binghamton SCORE®
3. If the discussion has to Chapter 217 website is found at
do with an employee’s perfor- www.greaterbinghamtonscore.
mance, be specific. Point out org. The national SCORE®
examples of the types of behav- website is found at www.score.
ior you’ve seen and wish the org or sign up for email counsel-
employee to correct. Be equally ing at www.score.org.
16 December 2010
BLI Alumni Hosted Very Successful GBEOP Awarded Program Grant from the
3rd Annual Community Service Fair Hoyt Foundation to Continue and Expand
on November 4 at BU Downtown Center the Junior Achievement Program
tute (BLI) Alumni Association, in Local Schools in 2010-2011
in partnership with The United
Way of Broome County, Southern
Tier Young Professionals (STYP)
the Retired and Senior Volunteer
The Binghamton University The Greater Binghamton Education Outreach Program
Downtown Center was busy with (GBEOP) is pleased to announce that the Stewart W. and Willma
activity on Thursday, November C. Hoyt Foundation has awarded our organization a program grant
4th! Business professionals, BU in the amount of $7,740 for the continuation and expansion of the
students and retirees looking to get Program (RSVP), and our newest Junior Achievement Program at several schools in Broome County
more involved in our community partners, Binghamton University in 2010/2011. The money from this grant will fund the JA program
and volunteer at a local non-profit College of Community and Public
in approximately 15 classrooms at
organization had the opportunity Affairs and BU’s Department of
all grade levels, including elemen-
to find out what’s available at the Human Development.
tary, middle and high school.
3rd Annual Community Service If you were unable to attend and
Fair. A sold out event of sixty non- are interested in learning about
JA curriculum meets New
York State learning standards.
JA programs prepare young
people to succeed in a global economy and teach core concepts
which build on three “pillars”:
• work readiness • entrepreneurship • financial literacy
JA programs are age-appropriate and hands on. These programs
educate elementary students about their roles as individuals, work-
ers, and consumers. Middle school and high school students learn
key economic, ethical, and workforce issues and explore problem
solving and decision making through various exercises and projects.
Overall, JA is an important initiative that provides students with
profit organizations and over 100 the organizations that participated the opportunity to gain knowledge of the world of business, im-
attendees networked together to fill and what types of volunteers they prove interpersonal skills, connect with peers, and develop relation-
volunteer and board positions. are looking for, contact Amy Shaw ships with adult mentors from local industries.
This year’s event was sponsored at (607) 772-8863 x313 or ashaw@ Since GBEOP first introduced the JA program in 2009, the
by the: Broome Leadership Insti- greaterbinghamtonchamber.com. demand has tripled from 13 classrooms and nearly 300 students to
46 classrooms and nearly 1,000 students in 2010. Nearly 50 business
volunteers provided in-school and after-school programs for students
in grades K-12 in six different school districts, including Binghamton,
the Greater Binghamton Health Center, Main-Endwell, Union-Endi-
cott, Vestal and Whitney Point.
If you, or an employee at your company, are interested in volunteering
to teach a Junior Achievement Program in our local schools
in 2010/2011, contact Amy Shaw at (607) 772-8863 x313
It is a short volunteer time commitment and a very rewarding experi-
ence! We are also looking for companies
RemembeR… to underwrite the cost of a classroom at $500 each.
e bli alumni About GBEOP The Greater Binghamton Education Outreach
om make gReat boaRd membeRs
Program (GBEOP) is a non-profit affiliate organization of the Greater
b e Binghamton Chamber of Commerce that was organized to better serves
Request your copy of the 2010 BLI Yearbook the needs of a dynamic 21st century economic environment. GBEOP’s
st k and Alumni Directory today from Amy Shaw mission is to build bridges between schools, businesses and leaders within
c at (607) 772-8863 x313 the Greater Binghamton community to promote technical and professional
2010 or firstname.lastname@example.org career development for current and future workforce participants. JA is
one of GBEOP’s three main programs.
BLI Session on Agriculture BLI Session on Board Development
This was the first year that the class using only your own capital and sweat and Sports & Recreation
embarked on a full session of agricul- to make a profitable operation. They
ture, a major industry and economic also discussed how they have phased in Director, YMCA joined Ga-
driver in New York State. Program their various enterprises and what the reth on a tour of their facility,
Chair, Laura Biasillo (BLI ’09), Agri- future holds for farm succession. Fol- where they talked about the
cultural Economic Development Spe- lowing a locally grown/produced lunch residence, child care programs
cialist, Cornell Cooperative Extension by Down to Earth’s chef, Matt Shreder, and experienced first-hand the
of Broome County, began our day on the class heard from David Bradstreet, youth wellness center at the
October 21 at the Executive Direc- YMCA.
NYALA Alpaca tor, Cornell Mary McFadden at the
Farm in Vestal. Cooperative Broome County Health De-
This family farm Extension, partment presented on their
run by Ann and Lindsay strategic alliances for a build-
& Andy Mer- Wickham, Field ing a healthier community.
riwether (2 BU Advisor & Local James Silkworth (BLI ‘02), Chief Terrance Buczkowski, Vice President
professors) was Issues Coordina- HR Officer, Lourdes Hospital, chaired of Marketing/Business Development,
a great introduc- tor, New York the November 4th morning BLI Session Binghamton Senators, discussed their
tion to the lesser Farm Bureau, on on Board Development at the Boys
known side of a report about and Girls Club of Binghamton, which
agriculture – Agriculture, one described the duties, responsibilities
alpacas & fiber of New York’s and liabilities of serving on a board of
animals in gen- largest indus- directors. Jim brought in an experi-
eral. Ann talked tries. We trav- enced panel made up of: himself; Lisa
about how they got into alpacas, lessons eled to North Windsor Berries, where Brooks, Director of Finance for the
learned, how alpacas fit into the agricul- Bill and Linda Titus operate a 24 acre United Way of Broome County; John
tural community & economy, and how fruit & vegetable farm. They were dairy Paske, Executive Director, BTSBA and
a farm fits into their BU careers. Next BTACSA; and Marybeth Smith (BLI
stop was the well-known Cider Mill in ’03), Executive Director, Boys and Girls
Endicott. Wendy Dunn spoke about the Club of Binghamton.
history of this local agricultural land- After a guided tour of the Boys
mark and how it has grown and where it and Girls Club new facility on Clinton franchise relationship with the NHL.
will go from here. Of course the Cider Street, and lunch, the group traveled Jim Norris, Interim Athletic Director,
Mill wouldn’t be complete without a to the Broome County YMCA in Binghamton University, wrapped up the
tour of the cider being pressed and downtown session highlight-
samples! The group then traveled on to Binghamton ing various sports
McRey Farm in Glen Aubrey. This 200 for the and venues at BU
afternoon and demonstrat-
where Gareth ing how Bearcat
Sansom (BLI student athletes
farmers for many years but in the late ‘06), Execu- make an impact
90’s were bought out and became veg- tive Director, both on and off
etable growers. They have turned their Broome Coun- the playing field.
second try at agriculture into a booming ty YMCA, The group
(and only) u-pick fruit and vegetable op- chaired the ended the day by
eration in Broome County. We wrapped program on walking over to
up the day at Winsor Acres where Sports and Recreation. Chuck Nocera, the Binghamton University Downtown
they learned about the dairy farming Residence Director; Tammy Donnelly, Center where the visited with local
industry with Glenn Winsor, Owner of Assistant Child Care Director; and non-profits exhibiting at the 3rd Annual
Winsor Acres, which included a tour of Martin Dyson, Health and Wellness Community Service Fair.
acre diversified livestock farm started the barns, milk parlor, nursery and feed
by two retired IBM’ers (Carol McGee storage areas.
& Peter Reynolds) featured heritage
breed beef cattle, pigs and also sheep.
They talked about what it’s like to farm
BLI is a very successful six month community leadership program for adult professionals that began in 1988. This county-wide program seeks to foster a network of leaders
who are committed to understanding and improving the quality of living in our region. BLI graduates benefit from: enhanced leadership skills, a network of community contacts,
an increased understanding and awareness of community issues and new friendships and working relationships. The program runs from September to March and accepts
twenty members for each class. For more information, contact Amy Shaw at (607) 772-8863 x313 or email@example.com.
18 December 2010
2011 BLI Alumni Association
There’s an exciting year ahead for the BLI Alumni Association… BLI Alumni Spotlight for December 2010
Social and Leadership Events Connection with the The BLI Alumni Spotlight is a feature
Scholarships Community Agencies developed by the Communications Committee
25th Anniversary of the BLI Program! of the BLI Alumni Association Board of Directors.
(Stay tuned for upcoming announcement about BLI
anniversary event for all graduates)
Your Annual Membership dues are critical to the success of the BLI Name: Betsy Pietriyk
Alumni Association. We don’t exist without you. BLI Graduation Year: 1998
Why pay your dues?
• Your dues enable us to continue our growth as an organization Company/Organization: UHS Foundation
serving our Alumni and the Community Job Title: Executive Director
• Your dues entitle you to free attendance at the quarterly Leader-
ship Events (non-members pay $15 per event) Tell us briefly about yourself and please update your
classmates on your personal/professional experiences
• Your dues help build resources and offer training for community since graduating from BLI: I was born in Westchester
agencies and the programs they provide Country NY and lived in Chappaqua for 20 years. I’ve
Highlights of our Activities in 2010 been in Binghamton now for 30 years. I’m married to
my boyfriend of 40 years. I’m the proud grandma of Zoie and Avie who live way
Hosted a FREE half day seminar for Non-Profits on “Cutting Edge too far away in Denver. I’ve been employed by United Health Services for 20
Technologies” to grow their organization years, having started in the area of human resources and, for the past 15 years,
Coordinated by our BLI Connection Committee, this free SOLD have served in the area of fund development and volunteer management.
OUT event brought together sixty-five attendees from various local Favorite books/movies: : My favorite book is The Soul of a Business by Tom
non-profits to network with each other and listen to some top-notch Chappell. It speaks to marrying human and community spirit to the heart of
speakers about social media, a state-of-the-art volunteer manage- private enterprise. It’s an inspiring book about managing for profit and the
common good. My favorite movie has long been Same Time Next Year with
ment system and ways to engage student involvement in their organi- Alan Alda and Ellen Burstyn. It’s a comedy with a series of poignant moments.
zations. It depicts lifestyle changes in the US from the early ‘50s to the ‘70s through the
Hosted our 3rd Annual Community Service Fair eyes of two married people … who are not married to each other but who meet
Coordinated by our BLI Connection Committee, this free SOLD each other once a year for over a quarter century.
OUT event connected over 100 BLI graduates, business profession- Current Civic Activities (boards, organizations, [member/officer]): I have
als and BU students, with 60 community organizations recruiting served on a number of boards in our community, including Boys and Girls
Club of Western Broome, Action for Older Persons, Binghamton Club (past
volunteers and board members at the Binghamton University Down- president). At present I serve on the boards of The Binghamton Zoo at Ross
town Center. Park (secretary) and the Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce. I am also
Continued the BLI Alumni Spotlight in the ChambeReport heavily involved in the Association for Fundraising Professionals. I am also very
Highlighting successful Alumni in the community involved with many different organizations that focus on feeding the hungry – a
growing concern in our community.
Created a BLI Alumni Facebook page
Interests/Hobbies: I love all sorts of music – from Cuban to Dylan to Bluegrass to
Organized four Leadership Events for BLI Alumni Classical to Jazz to kazoo. My parents exposed me to a wide variety of music, art,
Visits to: The Greater Binghamton Innovation Center, The Magic museums and theater. My love of travel also stems from childhood. I remember one
Paintbrush Project, Southern Tier HealthLink and the Boys and time my dad waking us kids up at about 4 AM, telling us to grab our bathing suits
Girls Club of Binghamton and to be ready to leave in 15 minutes for Florida. Now I’m sure that he and my mom
Awarded a Record Number of Michelle Curtin Memorial Scholar- had probably been planning the trip for months … but to make it an adventure, my
dad added the element of surprise. I always had a job on those road trips. This was
ship Awards long before GPS. I was the map reader, the navigator, the “family Garmin.” My love
Benefiting six students of the BLI Class of 2011 of travel was born in that family station wagon. It has grown over time. Going to new
We hope that you have been a part of the many activities and different places, meeting new people, eating different kinds of food, listening to
this year and we look forward to another great year different accents … All of that is what makes traveling one of my favorite things to do.
with you – in particular our 25th Anniversary this coming year! How did your BLI experience change your perception of the community? BLI
Look in the mail for your renewal letter and invoice. opened my eyes to various parts of our community that I would not otherwise
have had the opportunity to know. We all tend to live in our own silos,
Questions? Contact Amy Shaw at (607) 772-8863 x313 somewhat insulated. BLI takes you out of your silo and exposes you to other
or firstname.lastname@example.org. dimensions, experiences and elements of our community. Simply stated,
it broadened my knowledge and understanding of our community.
connect montHly WitH bli alumni… What was your most memorable BLI activity/moment? My most memorable
Check out the monthly BLI Alumni Network Breakfast BLI moment was the first time our class got together. What a mix!! It
on the third Wednesday of each month. just underscored for me what a diverse community we live in and how
interconnected we are and need to be.
Come on over to IHOP on Wednesday, December 15 What was the most valuable benefit to you from your BLI experience? Being
(3rd Wednesday of each month) at 7:30 am exposed to companies in our community that I otherwise would not have known
to meet other BLI alum and catch up with members |of your class. about was, for me, the most valuable part of my BLI experience.
It is very informal and everyone is on their own for breakfast. What “nugget of wisdom” do you have for your fellow BLI alum? Allow
Feel free to order coffee and a doughnut or the deluxe breakfast. yourself – even prompt yourself – to be open to new experiences and new
We’ll be looking for you. people. Tremendous adventure and benefit will result.
20 December 2010
Invites you to ourÉ
Business After Hours
Holiday Networking Hosted by:
Thursday, December 16, 2010
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
58 Exchange Street, Downtown Binghamton
(Corner of Exchange and Hawley)
Members: $7.00 advance / $10.00 door;
Non-Members: $10.00 advance / $15.00 door
Non-Profit Members: $6.00 advance / $8.00 door;
Non-Profit Non-Members: $8.00 advance / $11.00 door
Let the Keystone Associates Staff WELCOME you to their NEW offices! Tour the
new home of Keystone Associates and enjoy the company of other Chamber Members too!
It’s a chance to invite a friend or co-worker and wish each other a Happy Holiday Season!
Please Join Us!!
Make your reservations with Kathi at (607) 772-8860; OR Fax: (607) 722-4513;
OR E-mail: email@example.com.
NOW – An Even Easier Way to Pay! Sign up and pay on-line at www.greaterbinghamtonchamber.com
Please make reservations by December 14, 2010. Full payment is required prior to the event.
Reservations made after December 14, 2010 are subject to Ò at doorÓ pricing. If cancellation is
necessary, please cancel by December 14, 2010 for a full refund.
Cancellations after December 14, 2010 are NON-refundable.
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22 December 2010
Broome County Industrial Development Agency
2010 PROJECT HOMECOMING
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Oakdale Mall, Johnson City
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
An opportunity to be involved in a community-wide event that helps promote
the Greater Binghamton Area!
WITH YOUR REGISTRATION YOU RECEIVE:
Booth Rates: (please circle one): � Face to face contact with HUNDREDS of job seekers
Center Court Booth Location: � An advertised campaign targeted at quality candidates
(Limited Number) � Exhibiting area with a 8 ft table, tablecloth, skirt & chairs
Chamber Members: $350 Advance � Access to an ON-LINE RESUME DATABASE after the
$400 After Dec. 17 event
Non-Members: $450 Advance � Six solid event hours from mid-morning to late-afternoon
$500 After Dec. 17 to accommodate various job seekers’ schedules
All other Booth Locations:
Chamber Members: $225 Advance Booth Pricing Increases After Deadline!!
$275 After Dec. 17 REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR ADVANCE
Non-Members: $325 Advance PRICING: Friday, December 17, 2010
$375 After Dec. 17
Non-Profits: $200 Advance Questions? Contact Vikki Collazo at (607) 772-8863
$250 After Dec. 17
x317 or vcollazo@ greaterbinghamtonchamber.com
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The Greater Binghamton
Chamber of Commerce
49 Court Street, Metrocenter (2nd Floor)
Binghamton, NY 13902-0995
Phone: (607) 772-8860
Fax: (607) 722-4513
Matthew A. Vitanza
Coldwell Banker / George T. Decker Real Estate
President & CEO
Vice President, Member Services
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