Corporate Challenge -- Thursday, June 27, 2019.

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2019 Results

 

BIG WINNER was All the CHILDREN having CEREAL this Summer

GREAT SUCCESSES ALL AROUND The unofficial run/walk count was 852 participants (787 last year) representing 38 companies.  The BIG RESULTS were a 2878  jump in boxes of cereal donated for the Cereal Challenge with 7061 cereal boxes donated total (last year was 4,183  boxes). 

The ninth annual Southern Tier Corporate Challenge Run/Walk was hosted by the Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce and the Olean High School Sports Boosters.  The event was created by GOACC with the goal of supporting companies in creating internal wellness programs. The race was open to both corporate and community teams. The challenge concluded with "Olean’s Largest Office Party" with music by The Mix 101.5 / WMXO and Casey in the morning
 
Chris Napoleon of Napoleon Engineering was named fastest CEO in the annual Southern Corporate Challenge. The FASTEST MAN was presented to Tim Chichester of Hedley Brook Agency and the FASTEST WOMAN Sarah Lonzi of Bysiek CPA
 
Team Awards include: Fastest Male Team, Corporate Division – Siemans: Craig Maguire, Todd Lowe, Tim Kaminski, Kraig Miller: Fastest Male Team, Community Division –Eade Fitness: Jordan Smith, Paul Eade, Joe Auteri, Bob Parker; the Fastest Co-ed Team, Corporate Division – Cutco Corporation: Angela Colomaio, Brooke Lewis, Christian Tanner, Eric Tanner; the Fastest Co-ed Team, Community Division –  Four Mile Brewing: Stephanie Anger, Lindsey Clawson, Jacob Duvall, Heath McCombson; Fastest Female Team, Corporate Division –  Olean City School District: Cindy Johnson, Barbara Kelley, Lauren Caya and Marni Finch and the Fastest Female Team Community: Community Bank NA: Melissa Weart, Gretchen Coppolla, Julie Barton, Shanna McClain.
 
Other specials awards include the Most Spirited Team – Directions in Independent Living; Most Walkers – Intandem; and Logo Design Contest Winner  -- Kel Kur Electric.
 
The Chamber challenged companies to donate cereal to the Olean Food Pantry, with 7061 boxes of cereal donated.  There were 2406 boxes of cereal donated from the employees at WNY Logistics and they were awarded the most cereal boxes donated award.  With an employee to cereal boxes ratio SolEpoxy was awarded the most boxes (22.99) collected per employee.
 
Erica Dreher, GOACC membership outreach added, "As race organizers, we were happy of the support from Jamestown Community College, the Olean Food Pantry, and the City of Olean Police and Streets Departments.  Once again, this event couldn’t have happened without their support and the support from the volunteers.”
  
The 3.1-mile road race ran throughout downtown beginning and ending at JCC-Olean.  Complete race results for individuals and teams will be posted online at www.oleanny.com by Monday, July 1.  Sponsors for the run/walk include the OHS Sports Boosters, OMNIS Technologies, BlueCross/BlueShield of Western New York, The Mix 101.5 / WMXO, Sanzo Beverages, Directions in Independent Living, Pepsi Bottling Company of Jamestown, Constellation and GOACC.  From small companies to large corporations, the event promoted health, wellness and fitness among companies and their employees, families and individuals.  The next event for the Chamber is the Chamber GOLF Clasic on Monday, July 15.  For more information, please call GOACC at (716) 372-4433 or by email events@oleanny.com.

Jessica Chastain, student from Olean City Schools will sing the National Anthem before the event begins. The Mix 101.5 / WMXO and Casey in the Morning will be entertaining finished runners/walkers with games, music and entertainment as the race results are calculated.  Race announcements/winners and Logo Design contest winner will be announced at 7:15 PM.

Sponsors for the run/walk include the OHS Sports Boosters, BlueCross/BlueShield of Western New York, The Mix 101.5 / WMXO, Sanzo Beverages, Directions in Independent Living, Pepsi Bottling Company of Jamestown, and Constellation.    From small companies to large corporations, the event will promote health, wellness and fitness among companies and their employees, families and individuals.  For more information or registration details, please call GOACC at (716) 372-4433 or by email.

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CORPORATE CHALLENGE and CEREAL CHALLENGE SET FOR JUNE!

Here’s a race that inspires competition through TEAM racing! Compete on teams to prove once and for all that your company is the fastest. Don't have a team?? No problem, the Chamber Challenge 5K is open to individuals as well.

The ninth annual Southern Tier Corporate Challenge Run/Walk will be held Thursday, June 27 at the Cattaraugus County Campus of Jamestown Community College.  Challenge hosts, the Olean High School Sports Boosters and the Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce invite all organizations, businesses and companies to participate in this wellness event!

The event was created by GOACC with the goal of promoting team-building, fitness and friendly competition.  "The Corporate Challenge allows local businesses to compete in a participative and competitive basis, while promoting fitness and corporate camaraderie," said Erica Dreher, GOACC Member Outreach Associate.

The race is open to both corporate and community teams. The challenge concludes with “Olean’s Largest Office Party” complete with individual awards:  Fastest CEO, Fastest Man, and Fastest Woman; and community teams and corporate team awards.  Teams need to be determined before race -- as running or walking -- if competing as a team.  Community Team is a team of friends, family, and non-employment associates.  Corporate Team is a team of employees of said company (this includes spouse if spouses’ employer doesn’t compete). 

The registration fee remains $20 per participant and if registered by June 12, includes a race promo item, refreshments, and entrance to Office Party with live music.  The Most Spirited Team (determined by team dress coordination, cheering for all participants, spirit during the challenge).  You may not have the fastest runners in the field, but your team can still come out a winner (and look great too!) by entering the Logo Design Contest.  Let your creative juices flow and come up with a design that incorporates either the Series logo, full event name or any other element of the race (event location, city name, etc.).  This is only a logo design.  The winning design may be used in future events as the race logo.

Back again to this year’s challenge – THE CORPORATE CEREAL CHALLENGE.  Event organizers are teaming up with the Olean Food Pantry and creating a food challenge among the companies in the Southern Tier.  FOUR THOUSAND, ONE HUNDRED and EIGHTY-THREE boxes of cereal were donated from twelve companies (up from 2,424 boxes in 2017).  There were 1,414 boxes of cereal donated from the employees at SolEpoxy and they were awarded the most cereal boxes donated award.  With an employee to cereal boxes ratio of 1 to 18:43, SolEpoxy once again was awarded the most boxes (1,414 ) collected per employee.  The company topped last year’s donation of 1 to 14.3.

This challenge will be a part of the overall Corporate Challenge event.  To be included in this challenge, STEP ONE -- please email info@oleanny.com that your company will be collecting cereal; STEP TWO -- Cereal collected at your business now through June 15; STEP THREE -- Cereal turned in and counted at the Olean Food Pantry.  The Challenge will have two awards: Most Boxes Donated and Most Boxes per Employee Donated. 

The 3.1-mile road race and 2 mile walk will run throughout downtown beginning and ending at JCC-Olean.  Sponsors for the BlueCross/BlueShield of Western New York, The Mix 101.5 / WMXO, Sanzo Beverages, Pepsi Bottling Company of Jamestown, and Constellation.  From small companies to large corporations, the event will promote health, wellness and fitness among companies and their employees, families and individuals.  For more information or registration details, please call GOACC at (716) 372-4433 or by email events@oleanny.com.

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8 WEEKS to RUNNING a 5K in JUNE: Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce created the Southern Tier Corporate Challenge 5K Run and 2.1 Mile Walk in 2011 with the goal of supporting companies in creating internal wellness programs. The Corporate Challenge allowed local businesses to compete in a participative and competitive basis, while promoting fitness and corporate camaraderie.  That first year, the event had 302 participants, 102 more than anticipated.  The challenge has been a success every year since, with an average of 695 participants.  This year’s Challenge is set for Thursday, June 27, 2019.

 

 

2018's CORPORATE CHALLENGE

2018 Results Overall

2018 Results by Gender
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Running Route 2018 MapDetails

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BIG WINNER was All the CHILDREN having CEREAL this Summer

GREAT SUCCESSES ALL AROUND The unofficial run/walk count was 787 participants (821 last year) representing 41 companies.  The BIG RESULTS were a 60% jump in boxes of cereal donated for the Cereal Challenge with 4,183 cereal boxes donated (last year was 2,424 boxes).

The eighth annual Southern Tier Corporate Challenge Run/Walk was hosted by the Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce and the Olean High School Sports Boosters.  The event was created by GOACC with the goal of supporting companies in creating internal wellness programs. The race was open to both corporate and community teams. The challenge concluded with "Olean’s Largest Office Party" with music by The Mix 101.5 / WMXO and Bobby O. 
 
Chris Napoleon of Napoleon Engineering Services repeated again this year and was named fastest CEOs in the annual Southern Corporate Challenge. The FASTEST MAN was presented to Tim Chichester of Hedley Brook Agency and the FASTEST WOMAN Rachel Guyer of Olean Area Federal Credit Union.
 
Team Awards include: Fastest Male Team, Corporate Division – City of Olean: Ed Jennings, Paul Gonzales, Bob Bell, and Bob Ring; Fastest Male Team, Community – St. Bonaventure University: Zac Donner, Tim Geiger, Dean Whitcomb, and John Gordnier; the Fastest Co-ed Team, Corporate Division – Iroquois Group: Ted Branch, Janine Fodor, Robin Prince and Robert Devling; the Fastest Co-ed Team, Community Division –  Allegany Limestone Central District: Owen Barber, Denise Straub, Sam Filbert and Dale Flanders; and the Fastest Female Team, Corporate Division –  Olean City School District: Cindy Johnson, Barbara Kelley, Marni Finch, and Lauren Caya.
 
Other specials awards include the Most Spirited Team – Olean Wholesale Grocery Coop; Most Walkers – The ReHabilitation Center; and Logo Design Contest Winner  -- KelKur Electric.
 
The Chamber challenged companies to donate cereal to the Olean Food Pantry, with 4,183 boxes of cereal donated from eleven companies.  There were 1,414 boxes of cereal donated from the employees at SolEpoxy and they were awarded the most cereal boxes donated award.  With an employee to cereal boxes ratio of 1 to 18:43, SolEpoxy once again was awarded the most boxes (1,414 ) collected per employee.  The company topped last year’s donation of 1 to 14.3.
 
Erica Dreher, GOACC membership outreach added, "As race organizers, we were happy of the support from Jamestown Community College, the Olean Food Pantry, and the City of Olean Police and Streets Departments.  Once again, this event couldn’t have happened without their support and the support from the volunteers.”
  
The 3.1-mile road race ran throughout downtown beginning and ending at JCC-Olean.  Complete race results for individuals and teams will be posted online at www.oleanny.com by Monday, June 25th.  Sponsors for the run/walk include the OHS Sports Boosters, OMNIS Technologies, BlueCross/BlueShield of Western New York, The Mix 101.5 / WMXO, Sanzo Beverages, Pepsi Bottling Company of Jamestown, Constellation and GOACC.  From small companies to large corporations, the event promoted health, wellness and fitness among companies and their employees, families and individuals.  The next event for the Chamber is the Chamber GOLF Clasic on Monday, July 16.  For more information, please call GOACC at (716) 372-4433 or by email.

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reater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce • 716-372-4433 • info@oleanny.c