Attention Business Owners in Central NY

This event has been postponed until the Fall of 2014. New date is pending. Thank you.

Register Today for our Pilot Event!

Register Today for CNY Business Builders Pilot Event on DATE COMING SOON.
  • Marketing Strategies for Small Businesses
  • Admission donations will benefit Friends of Glimmerglass State Park's Nature Center
  • Bring your promotion materials and network with other small business owners in our area
  • The evening's event will help support small4print (2)

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    Why Attend?

    • Our own local Central NY experts in growing a healthy, thriving, local business share relevant information and advice that can positively impact your business growth.

    • Network with other business owners and build your contacts’ list.

    • Help us raise money for Friends of Glimmerglass State Park and support environmental education and nature center improvements.

    There is no cost to attend this event, however we ask that each attendee make a suggested donation (optional) of $10 to Friends of Glimmerglass State Park at the door when you arrive.

    Pilot Program Goals

    • Network with dozens of other business owners
    • Learn effective strategies to improve your marketing to reach new clients and customers
    • Learn effective strategies for nurturing your clients and retaining them
    • Learn from leading local business owners
    • FREE tickets for the event (optional $10 donation to Friends of Glimmerglass State Park )

    Each evening in our series will feature a different lineup of local experts, will be held at various feature locations and will benefit a different local non profit organization.

    Where and When?

    FALL DATE TO BE DETERMINED from 7:00-9:00pm at the Elks Club Lodge

    84 Chestnut Street, Oneonta, NY View Larger Map

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    Our Lineup


    Joel Staples

    Every Door Direct Mail Marketing
    Joel Staples, Business Manager at Bishop Printshop in Edmeston, has been working closely with the USPS to coordinate marketing and mailing services through the Every Door Direct Mail (EDDM) Program, an affordable direct mail solution to send your message to every residence and business along a delivery route. Learn about new updates to this program and ways you can effectively market using EDDM.

    Barbara Ann Heegan

    Marketing Support You Can Expect from Your Chamber
    Barbara Ann Heegan, President and CEO of the Otsego County Chamber of Commerce, works closely with the business community and economic development leaders to provide opportunities to members throughout the region.  Learn what marketing support comes automatically through membership as well as ways to increase exposure through additional opportunities.

    Lori Briggs

    Off the Beaten Path - Marketing Your Business when it is Out of the Way
    Lorraine is owner and operater of the Owl and Moon, a boutique retail shop on Route 80 in West Burlington.  Although her business is 'off the beaten path', she has been able to thrive and even expand into larger space.  Learn about the challenges and strategies that have helped Lorraine grow her business in a rural location.

    Susan O'Handley

    Mobile Marketing, Business Communications and ShopLocal
    Susan is founder of Central NY Mobile Marketing in Hartwick, NY and is the coordinator of the CNY Business Builders Events.  Her presentation will answer questions about mobile marketing and share insight into ways to use it for your business communications plan.