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Sidney Federal Credit Union (sfcu) has announced promotions for several special employees and the addition of several new managers and special staff to its team, according to a press release.

Staff promotions include:

• Nicole Krom was promoted to senior vice president of lending;

• Andrew Smith was promoted to senior vice president of membership;

• Amy Hodges has been promoted to vice president of IT;

• Alexandria Ellis was promoted to assistant vice president of lending.

New additions include:

• Melinda Harris named assistant vice president of contact center/virtual branch office. Harris joins sfcu. from Fiserv where he previously worked as a consultant for the implementation of professional services.

• Brent Baker named assistant vice president of mortgage lending. Baker joins sfcu. from Visions Federal Credit Union where he previously worked as a mortgage manager.

Ag business training offered in Schoharie

The Schoharie Economic Enterprise Corp., in partnership with the Schoharie County Office for Agricultural Development, Mohawk Valley Economic Development District Inc. and the State Department of Agriculture and Marketing, will hold a New York Grown & Certified Workshop that will show information related to the process. to use, certification benefits, including special grants and marketing opportunities, and more. The hybrid event will be held from 11am to 3pm on Wednesday, Feb. 15, at the SEEC headquarters at 287 Main St. in Schoharie. Participants can join either via Zoom. Lunch will be provided for those who attend in person.

According to a press release, the school will “bring together experts in New York Grown & Certified applications, grants and other resources and incentives available for agriculture and agri-business in Schoharie County.” This event will feature Jessica Brooks and George Spohn of the state Department of Agriculture and Marketing, Pete Nichols of the Schoharie County Soil and Water Conservation district, Aileen Randolph of the NY Farm Viability Institute and Amanda Kaier the MVEDD. It will also include evidence from farms and agri-businesses that have completed the process of becoming New York Grown & Certified.

The program will offer opportunities for traditional dairy, livestock, and fruit crops, but also for less traditional production such as fresh cut flowers, maple, honey, wood, craft beverages and beverage production. , said the announcement.

Application forms will be available at 287 Main during the event or can be found on the SEEC website. Early registration is encouraged to help organize the specifics of the workshop to meet the needs of participating manufacturers, the release said.

It is free and open to the public. Visit for more information.

Special job offer is offered

A free computer science job fair will be held from 11 am to 1 pm Tuesday, January 31. All businesses and job seekers from Herkimer, Madison, Oneida, Chenango, Delaware and Otsego counties welcome to join.

The online program is supported by the Workforce Development Board of Herkimer, Madison and Oneida Counties’ Regional Apprenticeship Development and Readiness grant project.

“The RADAR program is happy to start the new year with a special FREE job announcement,” said Project Director Sommer Edwards. “We look forward to using this event to provide an opportunity for job seekers to explore all the jobs and resources available through our RADAR grant. We provide in-person and online training/coaching programs for qualified job seekers who are interested in participating in An Apprenticeship Program is a pathway to a well-paying job.

“The staff will also participate from additional assistance received through the Workforce Development Committee to show free training and job opportunities available through their assistance programs, because they are Our district plans to grow in 2023,” said Edwards.

The link and QR code to register can be found at

For more information about programs and services, visit

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