VOLUNTEER at the CLAMBAKE • June 9

 CLAMBAKE INVITE

 

STROLEAN APPS * Retail * Food * Events

 

GOACC EVENTs Bookmark

 

First StrOlean Coming Up In June

 

Applications are coming in for the first installment/edition of StrOlean scheduled for Friday, June 4th. “We currently have 23 organizations signed up for retail, event or food vendors for StrOlean,” stated Lisa Carpenter, GOACC Administrative Assistant.

 
StrOlean is defined as an event to be held in throughout the Olean area; event goers can  saunter, amble, wander, walk the sidewalks; and able to enjoy food, music, fine arts, classic cars and fun for all ages. Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce held its first ever StrOlean August 2017. 
 
Although the name states StrOlean, the Chamber’s market area includes Allegany, Hinsdale, Portville and Westons Mills in addition to the obvious Olean.
 
“GOACC is encouraging all to participate – whether in Allegany, Olean, Portville.  We gather all the participants information and promote it as one event with many locations. For example, Good Times (now closed) and Fusion on Main sent in hours, music entertainment and specials for our 2019 StrOlean and we included them in our guide and in our promotional materials,” reported Meme K. Yanetsko, GOACC COO.
 
There are three ways for businesses and organizations to participate.  Retail / PopUp is one option -- brick/mortar retail stores are encouraged to host a sales inside/outside their store.  For those vending outside their own store, there is no charge – however, please fill out an application for inclusion in promotion. For those that are considered real pop ups – vendors that display and sell their artisan items, catalog/home party, farm market stands, artwork, jewelry and more as well as food trucks – they will be a POP UP Market – a temporary ‘store’ in the location they choose/request.
 
Food vendors is second option -- If you are a restaurant, we would like you to vend outside your store. If unable to or not feasible outside, please let us know if you have any food specials or music entertainment during StrOlean. As an existing storefront, there will be no fee to participate.
 
GOACC is encouraging food vendors to come and serve up some food. There is an application for those businesses wishing to open a Food spot during the StrOlean Fest. 
 
WE NEED YOUR EVENTS also during StrOlean. Past StrOleans have seen a wide range of activities from tire flipping competitions to roller derby demos; to carnival games and children’s crafts; fun runs, music entertainment, yoga classes outside and more.
 
“GOACC is encouraging businesses, non-profits and school groups to start now and plan to participate in one or all StrOleans.  For example, an organization or school group could host a 5K Run / Walk during any edition,” added Mrs. Carpenter
 
Applications available for retail, food and event vendors online at www.oleanny.com, at the Chamber office or by calling 716-372-4433.  Those interested in participating as a retail or food vendor or as an event organizer, GOACC encourages information to be turned into the office as soon as you have it set for proper promotion and planning, as well as no duplication of events. For more information or registration forms, please call GOACC at 716-372-4433 or email.
 
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CLAMBAKE IS A GO for 2021! 

Officials at Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce have set the 52nd Annual Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce Clambake for Chamber members and guests for Wednesday, June 9th, at Woodside Tavern on the Range, Olean. Erica Dreher, GOACC membership coordinator states, “This festive gathering represents the traditional start of the summer season in our community and offers fun, fine food and prizes.  Music, clams (and a bunch of other food), and loads of fun are also a part of the Clambake.”

Chamber member, Woodside Tavern led by Chris DiCerbo, will serve up raw clams, steamed clams, clam chowders, and clams casino.  The menu will also include Angus beef burgers, shaved beef sandwich, grilled veggies, Italian sausage sandwich, meatball subs, macaroni, poblano potato, and pasta salad, and more.  Draft beer from Sanzo Beverage and Wright Beverages will be available, as well as soft drinks and water.
 
Tickets are for Chamber members and guests at $50 per person if purchased by end of business, Wednesday, May 26th, with the cost of $60 per ticket May 27th until the event.  Non-GOACC members can purchase tickets at the cost of $70. Event Regulation includes: A request for a clambake ticket(s) constitutes an agreement between you as the purchaser and our office as the seller.  Payment for the ticket is required upon invoice receipt even if the purchaser cannot attend the clambake.
 
Meme K. Yanetsko, GOACC COO stated, “In New York State, on May 10th, the outdoor social gathering limit increased from 200 to 500 people. GOACC is planning on a common-sense approach to all of our events – if you don’t feel well, please stay home.  If you are uncomfortable attending large scale events, please refrain from attending.” 
 
GOACC is committed to bringing a full slate of events to the community. GOACC’s top priority remains in the health and safety of our guests, vendors, volunteers and all involved who help make these events GREAT! For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact GOACC at 372-4433 or email.


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1, 2, and 3….. GOACC Brings You StrOlean Three Times in 2021
February 23, 2021
Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce held its first ever StrOlean August 2017.  This new event was defined as an event to be held in downtown Olean; event goers were able to saunter, amble, wander, walk North Union Street; and able to enjoy food, music, fine arts, classic cars and fun for all ages.
 
The first StrOlean was a huge success with more than 70 organizations uptown selling or organizing an event.  The Chamber’s Events Committee recently met and will host three StrOleans in 2021 all on Friday, June 4; August 13 and October 1.
 
“These dates are similar as to what we have done in the past.  We try our best to complement, rather than compete with, other events and functions happening in the region,” stated Erica Dreher, Members Services Manager. “With Gus Macker moving to June, it made sense to put that month’s StrOlean on that Friday of Macker.  The Chamber office doesn’t have anything in August, so we placed the second StrOlean there.  And it’s been hit or miss with the autumn weather in October, so we moved this to the first weekend in October,” added Mrs. Dreher.
 
StrOlean is also deemed an event to improve the quality of life in the greater Olean area, to showcase member businesses, and to encourage residents to patronize the many establishments in the greater Olean area.
 
“During this challenging time, GOACC is committed to the well-being of our employees, attendees and vendors.  We are dedicated to supporting the local communities in which our events are held,” added Meme K. Yanetsko, GOACC COO. GOACC is working hard to plan these events while carefully following guidelines provided by health officials.  GOACC will also be instituting several changes and additional measures to all of our events.  Please be patient with the Chamber as we all navigate through this constantly changing environment.
 
GOACC is encouraging businesses, non-profits and school groups to start now and plan to participate in one or all StrOlean.  For example, an organization or school group could host a 5K Run / Walk during the any edition.  There are several ways for one to participate at StrOlean, which can be fundraisers too! 
 
POPUP MARKET: If your business is a brick and mortar store, GOACC would like for you to host an event outside your store, host sales/info table inside/outside your store, or if you are a restaurant, we would like you to vend outside your store.  As an existing storefront, there will be no fee to participate. For those wishing to vend on North Union/State Streets, the Pop Up Market will include arts & crafts, artisans, catalog/home party, farm market stands, artwork, jewelry and more!
 
EVENT ORGANIZER: Is your organization looking for a fundraiser event?  GOACC is also encouraging organizations to come on down and create an event that would benefit their organization.   StrOlean would love to have organizations host events during the day such as: a planned Walk, Story Time, a tasting station, a sport demonstrations, 5K/1K Fun Run, outside fitness class, strolling chorus, children’s activities, and a bunch other ideas. There would be no charge to run the event.
 
Some past StrOlean events, included tire flipping competition, an outside yoga class, story time, roller derby with a track for bouts at the Olean Center Mall parking lot, a make and take craft class, a car show, Battle of the Lips, a planned walk, and a witty scavenger hunt.
 
FOOD SPOT: GOACC is encouraging food vendors to come and serve up some food. There is an application for those businesses wishing to open a Food spot during the StrOlean Fest.   For more information or registration forms, please call GOACC at 716-372-4433 or email events@oleanny.com.
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Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce hosts many events throughout the year.  Specific event information is listed to the left under the event name.  Details such as schedule of events, registration, volunteer, fees, and sponsorship opportunities are all contained.

The Greater Olean Area has a wide range of events for all seasons and all ages!!  Please use the arrow buttons to search through to the month you are visiting our area.  Click on a specific event to get more information on that event if it has been provided.  Please contact the event organizers or GOACC ahead of time to ensure the accuracy of the events before you make any plans.  To add your event, please send all event information to GOACC by mail GOACC, 301 North Union Street, Olean, NY 14760; fax (716) 372-7912; or by email tourism@oleanny.com.