Welcome to Cooperstown 607-547-9983

About Us

MISSION

 

Founded in 1917, The Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce is a resource and catalyst to develop, promote, and support a diverse community in the Cooperstown area.

We accomplish this through:

  • Partnerships – the Chamber will work in partnership with the Otsego County IDA, the Destination Marketing Corporation for Otsego County, other area Chambers of Commerce and local organizations to benefit our community.

 

  • Education – the Chamber will organize and facilitate educational seminars.

 

  • Advocacy – the Chamber will support and participate in the efforts of local agencies to attract new investment and businesses to our community.
  • Digital Promotion – We will ensure that wearecooperstown.com and the Chambers social media presence serve as channels to promote and support local business.

 

  • Brochure Distribution – the Chamber will distribute our printed materials through local channels including the kiosk, local accommodations and the chamber office.

 

  • Pioneer Park Kiosk – the Chamber operates the kiosk on behalf of the community and serves as a key point-of-contact for visitors.

 

  • Community Events – the Chamber will promote our community and local businesses through events that are enjoyed by area residents and out-of-town visitors.

 

  • Press Relations – the Chamber will take an active role in promoting local success stories through the media.

 

  • Co-op Advertising – the Chamber will continue and expand upon the success of our co-op ad program.
  • Networking – the Chamber will organize and facilitate networking events.

 

  • Advocacy – the Chamber will support local businesses through advocacy on relevant issues with local and state officials.

 

  • Providing Benefits – the Chamber will provide programs that support the business operations of our members.

STAFF

Tara Burke
Executive Director
Andrea House
Marketing & Operations Coordinator

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Jess Lanza
President
Co-Owner/Marketing Director
Kate's Upstate
Jason Schiellack
Secretary
Director of Development
National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
Andrew Marietta
Treasurer
Regional Manager
New York Council of Non-Profits
Scott Barton
Board Member
General Manager
Hickory Grove Motor Inn
Lake 'N Pines Motel
Colleen Donnelly
Board Member
Medical Staff Recruiter
Bassett Healthcare Network
Stacey Grady
Board Member
Director of Development
Springbrook
Cassandra Harrington
Board Member
Executive Director
Destination Marketing Corporation of Otsego County
Peter Hobaica
Board Member
General Counsel
Hobaica Law
Elizabeth Horvath
Board Member
Redpoint Builders
Phil Leinhart
Board Member
Brewmaster
Brewery Ommegang