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					                                                                                             December 2010

                              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-       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
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
                                                                                                     Chamber Hosts
                                                                                         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
                            Ext. 330

                                                                                         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
         Ext. 322
                                                                                      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
                                                                  Ext. 321
    & Executive Director,             Ext. 317                                        Chapman, News Director            efforts to win the 24th Con-
          GBEOP                                                                       for WBNG-TV Action News           gressional seat, expressed his
          Ext. 313
                                                                                      served as Moderator for the       interest in addressing Chamber
                                                                                      dialogue.                         members in the future.
      Relations                          Gateway
                                    Information Center
                    Duncan,           Route 81N, PO Box 114
                    Manager of         Kirkwood, NY 13790
                    Relations             (607) 775-0156
                                                                     Patty Weist
                    Ext. 316               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. 329
                                     Ext. 326                   Ext. 328                or
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 ; 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                                                             $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                                     email at
                                                                                            NOW Ð An Even Easier Way to Pay!
                                                                                Sign up and pay on-line at
     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.
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                   Greater Binghamton Chamber’s 15th Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon
                         Honored Businesses and Organizations on November 16

         Sponsored by

  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!
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                                           Greater Binghamton Chamber’s “Business of the Week”
  Sponsored by:
                                          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
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                       FAX: (607) 786-3165
         & Box Co., Inc.                                           ENERGY CONSULTANT (MAIN),    
      George Industries, Inc.
                                          10+ yeaRs                HOME IMPROVEMENTS            
       JC Printing Co., Inc.              American Food                                                   DEPARTMENT STORES (MAIN),
                                                                   BARRETT PAVING
                                         & Vending Corp.                                                  RETAILERS
                                                                   MATERIALS INC.
           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
           Midstate Litho                  Johnson City                                         
                                       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
                                                                   Lisa Charles
           Insurance, Inc.                                                                                John Piccirilli
         Sturges Electronics
                                           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.                         
                                         Simulator Co., Inc.                                              FAX: (607) 772-6853
           WSKG Public                                             INSURANCE BROKERAGE (MAIN),
                                          Broome County                                         
    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
                                                                                                          PORTOBELLO ROW
     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.               
                                       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          
     J. M. T. Business Services           Lawson’s Optical                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.
                                        Marchuska Brothers
           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           
       Council of Churches          Performance Bridge Media     
      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
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Member to Member Discount (M2M)
Sponsored by:
                                                                                 Join us for our next
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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
                then “special offers”
8         CHAMBER HAPPENINGS                          December 2010
       Annual Wine Tasting Event

                         Thank you
    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.
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             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
                                                   Impress USA
                                                the Grand Opening
                                                       of their
                                                brand NEW facility
                                                   at 379 Broome
                                                Corporate Parkway
                                                     in Conklin
                                                     on Tuesday
                                                 November 9, 2010.
                                                                            Edible Arrangements®
  Action for Older                                                             chose VISIONS.
 Persons celebrated
    their move to
32 West State Street,
  Binghamton after
   19 years in their
  previous location.
   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!”
                                                                                                                                   Judy Harris
                                                                                                                        Edible Arrangements®
                                                                                                                                    Vestal, NY
                                              Chamber 101
                                                 The Chamber
                                           welcomed new members                                    In the Greater Binghamton area,
                                                                               Term Loans
                                                  on Tuesday,
                                               October 26, 2010                                    businesses are seeing the name VISIONS
                                           at the Chamber Offices              Mortgages
                                             for their orientation.
                                                                          Corporate LOCs

                                                                      Equipment Financing
         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.
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              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
(607) 555-1212
                                                                         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 ( 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
                                     ing information:
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
                                                 e-mail address)
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 Please send us all event              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
                                                                             Good News
     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
                                             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
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                                                                               Good News
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 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                                                  
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.
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

                                                                                    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.
                                                                                                                                                                     Chamber Office

                                                                                                                                                                     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.
                                                                                            Chamber Office
                                                         GBEOP Board of Directors
                                                         8:00 – 9:30 a.m.
                                                         Chamber Office

                                                         Employee of the Month
                                                         Award Presentation
                                                         1:30 p.m.
                                                         Chamber Office

                 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
                                                                                                                                 Consolidation Committee
                                                                                            Board Executive Committee            8:00 a.m.
                                                                                            8:00 a.m.                            Chamber Office
                                                                                            Chamber Office
                                                                                                                                 BLI Session
                                                                                            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.
                                                                                                                                 Keystone Associates,
                                                                                                                                 Downtown Binghamton

                 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

                                                         NO Membership
                                                         Committee Meeting

                 26                          27                                     28                               29                                   30                                 31
                          NO Business of Week                                               NO Board of Directors                                                    Chamber Office Closed
                          Presentation                                                      Meeting
                          Holiday Week

                                                                                         January 2011
     Sun                     Mon                               Tues                               Wed                                 Thurs                                  Fri                       Sat
                                                                                                                                                                                                   HAPPY 2011!
             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.
                                                                                                                                                                  Chamber Office

             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
                                                     Chamber Office

                                                     Employee of the Month
                                                     Award Presentation
                                                     1:30 p.m.
                                                     Chamber Office

            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.
                                                                                                                           Location: TBA

            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
                                                     Location: TBA

            30                           31
                      Business of Week
                      9:00 a.m.
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                  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
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-                   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
 ro rship
                                                                                          Program (GBEOP) is a non-profit affiliate organization of the Greater
b e                                                                                       Binghamton Chamber of Commerce that was organized to better serves
     d e
  lea itut
                                    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                 career development for current and future workforce participants. JA is
                                                                                          one of GBEOP’s three main programs.
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                                                                                  Alumni Update

                  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
18                                                                                                                                        December 2010

             2011 BLI Alumni Association
                  Membership Drive
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                     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.
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                                                              Invites you to ourÉ

                               Business After Hours
                          Holiday Networking Hosted by:
                            KEYSTONE ASSOCIATES
         Thursday, December 16, 2010
         5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
         Keystone Associates
         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:

         NOW – An Even Easier Way to Pay! Sign up and pay on-line at
               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.

                                             Business After Hours Networking-December 16, 2010
         Name(s)          ________________
         Company/Organization __________________________________________
         Phone__________________                     E-mail ______________________________
         Number Attending _______ @ $6.00 each                                                    Total
         Number Attending _______ @ $7.00 each                                                    Total
         Number Attending _______ @ $10.00 each                                                   Total ________
         CREDIT CARD #                                                                             EXP. DATE

                          FAX to: 722-4513, Attn: Kathi OR email to:
                                  OR (Please make check payable to The Greater Binghamton Chamber)
                    Mail To: The Greater Binghamton Chamber, PO Box 995, Binghamton, New York 13902-0995
                                            $5.00 minimum on credit card transactions.
22                                                                                                                   December 2010

                                                                            Broome County Industrial Development Agency

                                                          Present the

                                      2010 PROJECT HOMECOMING
                                                    CAREER FAIR
                                                 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@
                   (must show proof of 501C-3)


     Mailing Address
     Contact Name
     Ph.                               Fax                       E-mail
     _______ I have enclosed my check, payable to The Greater Binghamton Chamber, for $
     _______ I prefer to pay with credit card. Name on Card                                Card Type
     Card Number                                                                      Expiration Date

                     Mail to: The Greater Binghamton Chamber, P.O. Box 995, Binghamton, New York 13902-0995
               Fax to: (607) 722-4513, Attn: Vikki Collazo. FULL PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED
           DECEMBER 17, 2010. Cancellations after DECEMBER 17, 2010 are NON REFUNDABLE.
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                       The Greater Binghamton
                       Chamber of Commerce
                       P.O.Box 995
                       49 Court Street, Metrocenter (2nd Floor)
                       Binghamton, NY 13902-0995
                       Phone: (607) 772-8860
                       Fax:    (607) 722-4513

                       Board Chairman:
                       Matthew A. Vitanza
                       Coldwell Banker / George T. Decker Real Estate

                       Lou Santoni
                       President & CEO

                       Amy Shaw
                       Vice President, Member Services

                       Published by The GBCC, Vol. XXXI No. 24
                       The Greater Binghamton Chamber Report is published
                       monthly by The GBCC, P.O. Box 995, Binghamton, NY

                       Subscription: $50.00 per year is included
                       in Chamber Membership.

                       Standard postage paid at Binghamton, NY.
                       (USPS-Permit 1).
                       POSTMASTER: Send address change to:
                       The GBCC, P.O. Box 995, Binghamton, NY 13902-0995.

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