About Us

Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce
31 Chestnut St.
Cooperstown, NY 13326
(607) 547-9983
www.cooperstownchamber.org
#wearecooperstown

 

Mission

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

We accomplish this through:

Developing:

  1. 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.
  2. Education – the Chamber will organize and facilitate educational seminars.
  3. Advocacy – the Chamber will support and participate in the efforts of local agencies to attract new investment and businesses to our community.

Promoting:

  1. Digital Promotion – We will ensure that cooperstownchamber.org and the Chambers social media presence serve as channels to promote and support local business.
  2. Brochure Distribution – the Chamber will distribute our printed materials through local channels including the kiosk, local accommodations and the chamber office.
  3. Pioneer Park Kiosk – the Chamber operates the kiosk on behalf of the community and serves as a key point-of-contact for visitors.
  4. Community Events – the Chamber will promote our community and local businesses through events that are enjoyed by area residents and out-of-town visitors.
  5. Press Relations – the Chamber will take an active role in promoting local success stories through the media.
  6. Co-op Advertising – the Chamber will continue and expand upon the success of our co-op ad program.

Supporting:

  1. Networking – the Chamber will organize and facilitate networking events.
  2. Advocacy – the Chamber will support local businesses through advocacy on relevant issues with local and state officials.
  3. Providing Benefits – the Chamber will provide programs that support the business operations of our members.

Staff

Executive Director
Matthew “Matt” Hazzard
mhazzard@cooperstownchamber.org

Executive Associate
Hanna Bergene
hanna@cooperstownchamber.org

Board of Directors

Executive Committee

President
Danielle Henrici
Director of Education, Fenimore Art Museum & The Farmers’ Museum
d.henrici@nysha.org

Vice President
Matthew Schuermann
Owner, Leatherstocking Group
matt@leatherstockinggroup.com

Secretary
Stacey Grady
Director of Development, Springbrook
gradys@springbrookny.org

Treasurer
Andrew Marietta
Regional Manager, New York Council of Non-Profits
amarietta@nycon.org

Directors

Doug Campbell
President, Brewery Ommegang

Susan Green,
Creative Director, Paperkite Creative

Alexandra Gunther,
General Manager, Mel’s at 22

Robert “Bob” Holt
General Manager, Best Western Plus Cooperstown Inn & Suites & Comfort Inn

Brittany Lesavoy
Director of Public Relations, The Glimmerglass Festival

Frank Panzarella
Vice President, Operations, Bassett Healthcare Network

Vincent “Vinny” Russo
Owner, Mickeys Place

Jason Schiellack
Director of Development, National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

Fred Schneider
Owner, The Landmark Inn

Randy Smith
Family Owned Business, Spurbeck’s Grocery

Jason Tabor
Senior Financial Representative, Principal Financial Group