Chamber to host annual meeting March 15

The Clinton Chamber will host the annual meeting to celebrate the Clinton High School's National Blue Ribbon Award.

A breakfast will run from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Thursday, March 15, at Lutheran Care at 108-110 Utica Road (State Route 12B) Community Room.

The cost is $10 per person.

The featured speaker will be Clinton Central School Superintendent Dr. Stephen L. Grimm.

To register, visit



Comprehensive training sessions for entrepreneurs set

The Small Business Development Center will be presenting two training opportunities for potential or current business owners.

Small Business Start-Up will jump-start your new business. If you are thinking about starting your own business or have recently opened a new business, this workshop is for you. Taught by SBDC business advisers, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of business start-up information. The class will run 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, March 22, at SUNY Polytechnic Institute in Marcy. The fee to attend this session is $75.

Pre-registration and payment are required. Contact the Small Business Development Center at 315-792-7547 or email to register.

The webinar Using Play and Games to Engage and Develop Your Workforce, Part II, will explore examples of how play has solved real-life problems for organizations. We will look at how a team approached the problem, how they refined their ideas to arrive at a suitable set of play types and games, ones most likely to produce real solutions, and then put the plan into action. This webinar is free and will run 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 14.

Register at



Hospital hosts job fair, open house

Rome Memorial Hospital will host a job fair and open house from 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday, March 15, on its main campus to highlight career opportunities in various departments, including nursing, long-term care, ancillary and support services.

The event will take place in the hospital’s second-floor classroom. Use the Bartlett Wing entrance off East Oak Street for easy access to the classroom and plenty of parking.

Qualified candidates will be able to fill out an application and speak to managers. Preliminary onsite interviews will be available. Please bring your resume.

For additional information, contact Joan Marquette, 315-338-7198, or visit our website at



Herkimer College to host career fair

Herkimer County Community College will host its annual career fair from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 22, in the Robert McLaughlin College Center.

Meet with representatives from a variety of companies recruiting for full- and part-time opportunities, summer employment and internships.

Participants are encouraged to wear business attire and bring resumes.

For more information and a list of participating employers, visit or contact Herkimer College’s Career Services at 315-574-4034.



Veterans Outreach to host career fair

The Veterans Career Fair will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, March 23, at Oneida American Legion No. 169 at 398 N. Main St.

Local, national and international employers are looking for potential candidates. Veterans looking for tips on resumes and interviews can call Matt Brennan at 315-255-4908 to pre-register for a Labor Market Workshop that runs from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 14.
Contacts for candidates and employers is Squadron Commander Tim Fidler, who can be reached at 315-264-3274.



Senior Health & Wellness Fair planned

Scott F. Scherer, undersheriff at the Herkimer County Sheriff’s Office, is a featured speaker at Valley Residential Services' Senior Health & Wellness Fair: Boardwalk to Better Health.

The event will begin at 10:30 a.m Thursday, April 26, in the Sarkus/Busch Theater in the Robert McLaughlin College Center.

He will discuss Scams Against Seniors, which will provide an overview of scams as well as being at risk for financial scams, the usual suspects and types of scams, and the resources available to report scams and financial abuse.
The fair also will be offering resources for senior citizens who wish to remain independent in their own home, may be contemplating downsizing, estate and gift planning, assisted and enriched housing, safety and security, Medicaid or Medicare, and many other areas of interest.
The event is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact the Office of Community Relations and Fund Development at 315-866-3330, ext. 2329.



WERC to host Tables & Tastings

Tables & Tastings will take place from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, April 6, at Hart's Hill Inn. 

It is a fundraising event to support individual empowerment, conflict resolution, employment & training, advocacy and much more for women, families and the community.

This fundraising event was created from two of the area’s premier fundraisers: Come To The Table and Wine for WERC.

The evening will include wine, beer and other tastings from featured local vendors while guests enjoy live music and carefully paired heavy hors d’oeuvres.

All proceeds benefit The Peacemaker Program and the Women’s Employment & Resource Center (soon to be Empowered Pathways).

Tickets are $60 per person, $100 for two or $275 for a six-pack.

Tickets available at or send a check payable to WERC or The Peacemaker Program, 502 Court St., suite 234, Utica, NY 13502.

Call 315-793-9700 for questions or to make reservations



MVHS cancer program receives accreditation

The Mohawk Valley Health System Cancer Program received a three-year certificate of accreditation from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.

CoC accreditation is the trademark of excellence and awarded to cancer-care programs that have made a commitment to providing high quality, comprehensive, multidisciplinary, patient-centered care as demonstrated through compliance with the CoC accreditation standards.



Turning Stone Resort Casino earns awards

Turning Stone Resort Casino has announced it has earned three coveted four-star awards from the Forbes Travel Guide for 2018.

Being honored for the second consecutive year are the resort’s Wildflowers restaurant and Skʌ:nʌ́: spa, and for the third consecutive year, The Lodge, its Adirondack style all-suite hotel. 



Insurance company celebrates 140 years

It was late 1877 when a small group of Sauquoit area farmers came together to find a more affordable way to protect and insure their property, according to a news release.

Stock companies were their only option at the time, with rates as high as $30 per thousand. It would take them a few months to organize the Sauquoit Valley Farmers Association and on Feb. 21, 1878, John Porter was named as their first president.

Fast forward 140 years and one name change and the company is still much like it was at its inception.

According to current company President Scott Jeffers, the company's philosophy of establishing strong long-term relationships with their customers has been the key to their continued success. Diversifying from their initial farm fire policy offerings, SVIC now offers farmowners, homeowners, seasonal homeowners, manufactured homeowners, landlords, tenant homeowners, inland marine and dwelling policies.

As a direct writer, Sauquoit Valley writes and services its own policies. Working locally in Oneida, Herkimer, Otsego, Madison and Chenango counties allows SVIC to offer modern coverages with the traditional handshake approach to customer service, the news release stated.