VOLUNTEER at the CLAMBAKE • June 9
STROLEAN APPS * Retail * Food * Events
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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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.