Calendar – January 2016

Community/Business Calendar

Adams

Monday, Feb. 15

South Jefferson Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors meeting, 6 p.m., Community Bank, 26 E. Church St. Information: South Jefferson Chamber of Commerce, 232-4215.


 

 

Alexandria Bay

Friday, Feb. 5 to Sunday, Feb. 7

Labatts-1000 Islands Pond Hockey Festival, Clayton Marina. This is a three-on-three hockey tournament with a maximum of four players per team. $400 entry fee. Family-friendly event includes youth skating and hockey and on-site food and drinks. Six co-ed divisions with eight teams per group. Divisions include: 21-plus open, 21-plus recreational, 30-plus recreational, 40-plus open, 40-plus recreational. Registration closes Monday, Jan. 18. Mail checks payable to River Hockey Classic to: River Hockey Classic, LLC, P.O. Box 401, Clayton, NY 13624. Information: riverhockeyclassic.com or email: riverhockeyclassic@yahoo.com.


 

 

Carthage

Saturday, Feb. 6

18th annual Winterfest, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Carthage Park, Outer State Street. Event will be held with or without snow and includes pet photo contest, scavenger hunt, cardboard sled races, family games, raffles, food, drinks and more. Information: Carthage Area Chamber of Commerce, 493-3590 or carthageny.info.


 

 

Clayton

Friday, Jan. 29 to Sunday, Jan. 31

Labatts-1000 Islands Pond Hockey Festival, Clayton Marina. This is a three-on-three hockey tournament with a maximum of four players per team. $400 entry fee. Family-friendly event includes youth skating and hockey and on-site food and drinks. Six co-ed divisions with eight teams per group. Divisions include: 21-plus open, 21-plus recreational, 30-plus recreational, 40-plus open, 40-plus recreational. Registration closes Monday, Jan. 18. Mail checks payable to River Hockey Classic to: River Hockey Classic, LLC, P.O. Box 401, Clayton, NY 13624. Information: riverhockeyclassic.com or email: riverhockeyclassic@yahoo.com.

Saturday, Feb. 6

Save The River’s 27th annual Upper St. Lawrence Riverkeeper Winter Environmental Conference, 9:30 to 4 p.m., 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel, 200 Riverside Drive. Event brings together more than 200 policymakers, scientists, elected officials, and residents to discuss the most critical issues facing the river. Conference plans to highlight topics of “stop the sewage,” oil and water don’t mix,” and “updates on the state of the river.” Registration and coffee scheduled for 9:30 a.m.; conference, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; cocktail reception with cash bar, 4 p.m. Cost: $50, includes coffee, lunch and cocktail reception with light hors d’oeuvers at reception. RSVP to Save The River by Friday, Jan. 29, Information: Save The River, savetheriver.org or 686-2010. Registration form at: blog.savetheriver.org/wp-content/uploads/Website-Invite.pdf

Saturday, Feb. 13

8th annual Taste of the Town, 4 to 8 p.m. 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel, 200 Riverside Drive. Presented by Rotary Club of Clayton. Proceeds donated to Rotary International. Silent auction to benefit Dodge Pond Special Needs Camp. Admission: $5 for five samples.

Thursday, Feb. 18 to Saturday, Feb. 20

Fire & Ice Extravaganza, 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel, 200 Riverside Drive. The charity event offers fireworks, music, food, drinks and an outdoor ice bar. This year’s charity recipient is Troopers Assisting Troops. Information: 1000 Islands Clayton Area Chamber of Commerce, 517 Riverside Drive, 686-3771, info@1000islands-clayton.com or 1000islands-clayton.com.


 

 

Fort Drum

Monday, Jan. 25

Resume Start to Finish, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Army Community Service, P-4330 Conway Road. Program designed to teach the basics of writing a resume. Registration/information: 772-9611.

Tuesday, Jan. 26

Fort Drum Business Networking Group, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Army Community Service, P-4330 Conway Road. Join other Fort Drum business owners for an opportunity to connect and network. Registration/information: 772-9611.

Monday, Feb. 8

Boots 2 Business, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Clark Hall, Mount Belvedere Blvd., Fort Drum. A two-day course for soldiers transitioning out of the service and interested in starting a business. Course offers information on business opportunities in the area, including home-based retail, service industry and online. Participants will learn about researching potential markets and how to find licensing and funding opportunities. Requirement: three-day Department of Labor SFL-TAP briefing. Information/register: ACAP, 772-3434 or sbdc@sunyjefferson.edu.

Thursday, Feb. 11

Building Your Own Business, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Army Community Service, P-4330 Conway Road. The Small Business Development Center at Jefferson Community College partners with enterprise resource planning to provide information on starting a new business. Registration/information: 772-9611.

Saturday, March 19

One Night, One Diamond, 6:30 to 11:30 p.m., The Commons on Fort Drum. An elegant evening of dining, dancing
and a chance to win an exquisite half-carat diamond donated by Waterbury Fine Jewelers. Event proceeds will purchase designated medical equipment for use at Samaritan Medical Center. Information: ONOD@shsny.com.


 

 

Gouverneur

Thursday, Jan. 28

Greater Gouverneur Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors meeting, noon, Lawrence Manor, 214 E. Main St. Information: Greater Gouverneur Area Chamber of Commerce, 287-0331 or gouverneurchamber.net.


 

 

Lowville

Saturday, Jan. 30 through Saturday, April 16

2016 Black River Valley Concert Series, 7:30 p.m., Lewis County Historical Society, Blue Room, 7552 State St. Featuring Letizia and the Z Band, Gwen Tracy, Creole Stomp, Searson, Tas Cru, The Cadleys, The Buskers. Cost: Individual season tickets, $110, includes one guest pass; at the door individual tickets, $20; at the door, family tickets $45. Information: lewiscountyhistory.org or 376-8957.


 

 

Old Forge

Saturday, Jan. 23

17th Annual Snowmobile Poker Run, held by Inlet Barnstormers Snowmobile Club. Players may pick up a card at any sponsor location. Have each sponsor stamp the back of the card and bring your stamped card to Daikers, 161 Daikers Circle, Old Forge by 5:15 p.m. on Saturday. Information: Fred or Carolyn Trimbach, 369-2444.


 

 

Syracuse

Thursday, Feb. 11 to Sunday, Feb. 21

Syracuse Winterfest, throughout Syracuse. Ten-day event includes games, sports, family activities, food, music entertainment and a treasure hunt. Information: syracusewinterfest.com.

Tuesday, Feb. 16

Working and Learning Across the Generations, 8 to 10 a.m., Palace Theatre, 2384 James St. The CNY Association for Talent Development will explore the generations from communications, technology, learning and working, and offer ideas to navigate relationships. Cost: members $25; nonmembers, $40. Information / register: cnyastd.org, 546-2783 or info@cnyastd.org.

Thursday, Feb. 25 to Saturday, Feb. 27

New York Farm Show, New York State Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd. The three-day event showcases products from the state’s agriculture & forestry industry, including equipment, plant products and technology. Cost: Free. Tickets are available from many northeast equipment dealers or by writing to: New York Farm Show, P.O. Box 3470, Syracuse, NY 13220. Information: newyorkfarmshow.com.

Every Tuesday

Syracuse Business Connections, 3:30 to 5 p.m., North Central Assembly Church, 7463 Buckley Road. Information: Deb Angarano, dangarano@tsys.com.

First Wednesday of EACH month

Business Innovation Days meeting, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., The Tech Garden, 235 Harrison St. Entrepreneurs and small business owners meet with a counselor from the Small Business Development Center at Onondaga Community College for advice and assistance opportunities. Information / registration: 498-6070 or SBDC@sunyocc.edu.

Every Wednesday

Introduction to Business Startup, Small Business Development Center, 4 to 6 p.m., Mulroy Hall, Onondaga Community College, 4585 West Seneca Turnpike. Information: 498-6070 or onondagasbdc.org.

Syracuse Business Networking, 6 to 7 p.m., Barbieri’s Restaurant, 304 S. Main St. Cost: Free. Information: Kim Bachstein, 414-8223 or info@SyracuseBusiness Networking.com.

Every Thursday

Free Business Counseling with SCORE, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Tioga County Chamber of Commerce, 80 North Ave. Information: Tioga Chamber of Commerce, 1- (607) 687-2020.

Every Friday

40 Above: Workers in Transition, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Northern Onondaga Public Library at North Syracuse, 100 Trolley Barn Lane. Helping job seekers aged 40 and above in search of work. Information: John A. Cruty, 569-3964 or crutij@yahoo.com.


 

 

Watertown

Friday, Jan. 22

2016 Watertown Downtown Business Association Membership Awards Night, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., location TBA. Members of the Downtown Business Association and community are invited. The Watertown DBA plans to present several awards, including downtown business of the year. Information: Sarah O’Connell, Small Business Development Center at JCC, 782-9262, or publicsquare.com.

Wednesday, Jan. 27

Economic Forecast 2016, 8:30 to 11 a.m., Ramada Inn, 21000 NYS Route 3. Speakers include Donald Alexander, CEO, Jefferson County Economic Development; Denise Young, executive director, Fort Drum Regional Health Planning organization; Scott Kingsley, CFO, Community Bank; Kenneth Mix, planning and community development coordinator, City of Watertown; Franz Philippe, director of plans, training, mobilization and security, Fort Drum; and Stephen Hunt, north country regional director, Empire State Development. Sponsored by Community Bank, Visual Technologies Corp. and NNY Business magazine. Cost: members, $10; non-members, $15. Register by Friday, Jan. 22. Register/information: Greater Watertown-North Country Chamber of Commerce, 788-4400 or chamber@watertownny.com.

Thursday, Jan. 28

NNY Emerge Professional Group mixer, 5 to 7 p.m., Savory Downtown, 300 Washington St. Event includes food, networking and prizes. Register by noon, Jan. 27. Cost: Free. Information: watertownny.com or 788-4400.

Friday, Jan. 29 & Saturday, Jan. 30

Snowtown USA Film Festival, downtown. Event offers official film selections, a juried competition and family-friendly film workshops at various venues in downtown Watertown. Information/register: info@snowtownfilmfestival.com or snowtownfilm festival.com.

Saturday, Jan. 30

The Not Too Far From Home Comedy Tour fundraiser for Erick R. James ’99 Scholar Athlete Award, 6 to 9:30 p.m., Ramada Inn, NYS Route 3. Cost: $40 per person for dinner and show; $70 special hotel rate for guests attending the show. Information: Ramada Inn, 788-0700.

Monday, Feb. 1 to Monday, May 9

Online Entrepreneurial Training Course, 9 to 10 a.m., online course through Watertown Small Business Development Center. The course will provide guidance and support to individuals interested in starting or expanding a small business. Cost: $195; Free for veterans, military and spouses. Information / registration: (315) 782-9262 or sbdc@sunyjefferson.edu.

Wednesday, Feb. 5 to Sunday, Feb. 21

Snowtown USA, a 16-day festival with events around the city. Planned events include opening and closing ceremonies skating under the stars, a winter softball tournament, laser tag and a karaoke night. There will be a Thompson Park Day and an Alex T. Duffy Fairgrounds Day. Information: Greater Watertown-North Country Chamber of Commerce, 788-4400 or chamber@watertownny.com.

Saturday, Feb. 6

17th annual North Country Chili Cook-Off, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Dulles State Office Building, 317 Washington St. Cost: adults, $6; children 12 and younger, $2; families, $15; discount for military members and family. Benefits the Volunteer Transportation Center. Information: Jennifer Cross-Hodge, Volunteer Transportation Center, jen@volun teertransportation.org or VolunteerTranspor tationCenter.org.

Thursday, Feb. 11

64th annual Israel A. Shapiro Citizenship Award dinner, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Hilton Garden Inn, 1290 Arsenal St. Honoring Mary Corriveau. Cost: $50 per person; $450 for corporate table of eight. Information: Greater Watertown-North Country Chamber of Commerce, 788-4400 or chamber@watertownny.com.

Wednesday, Feb. 24

February Business After Hours, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Ramada Inn, 21000 NYS Route 3. Includes networking, prizes and food. Register by noon Tuesday, Feb. 23. Cost: preregistered members, $10; members, $12; nonmembers, $15. Information: Greater Watertown-North Country Chamber of Commerce, 788-4400 or chamber@watertownny.com.

Thursday, March 3

2015 Business of the Year Awards luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Savory Downtown, 300 Washington St. The Greater Watertown-North Country Chamber of Commerce presents the Business of the Year Award, the 2015 Entrepreneurial Award and The Greater Watertown-North Country Farm and Craft Market Vendor of the Year. Cost: contact the GWNC Chamber of Commerce for prices. Information/registration: Greater Watertown-North Country Chamber of Commerce, 788-4400 or chamber@watertownny.com.

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