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February 15, 2012

Business Beat: Chobani named Team USA yogurt provider

The U.S. Olympic Committee named Chobani of South Edmeston as the official yogurt provider to the USOC and Team USA, a media release said, and the agreement, which runs through 2014, represents a new sponsor and category addition for the USOC.

Chobani products will carry the Team USA and Olympic rings logo, the release said, and its products will be available to athletes living or training at official U.S. Olympic Training Centers in Colorado Springs, Chula Vista, Calif., and Lake Placid.

"We're so proud to partner with the USOC," Hamdi Ulukaya, president, chief executive officer and founder of Chobani, said in the release.

Alan Ashley, chief of sport performance for the USOC, said Chobani will play an important role providing protein to team athletes, especially in the recovery phase, when the addition of protein has muscle-building effects.

"We are excited about the partnership," Ashley said.

Based in Colorado Springs, Colo., the USOC is responsible for the training, entering and funding of U.S. teams for the Olympic, Paralympic, Youth Olympic, Pan American and Parapan American games.

Bookbinding firm to show studio

Paper Moon Bookbinding in Andes will have an "Open Studio" from noon to 6 p.m. Friday and Monday. The drop-in events are opportunities to see the goods and services available and to learn about bookbinding by hand.

"I'm really looking forward to meeting more members of the community who already love books and paper, and introducing newbies to book arts of all kinds," Amy Morris Pickens of Paper Moon said in a media release.

Founded in 2005, Paper Moon at 295 Main St. offers book repair and restoration, edition binding, blank books and paper goods, protective enclosures and workshops on a variety of book arts and paper crafts. For more information, call 778-0961.

Orthopedic practice opens

UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital opened UHS Orthopedics Norwich on Feb. 7, when Dr. Ronald S. DeThomas joined the hospital's new practice, officials said.

Operations Vice President Chris Kisacky said Dr. Anthony Ciccoria and Melissa Tworkowski, RPA-C, will continue to practice at their Court Street location and the hospital.

"Employing Dr. DeThomas adds to our capacity to serve the local orthopedic needs here at Chenango Memorial," Kisacky said in media release. DeThomas will see patients in an office adjacent to the hospital's emergency room.

DeThomas is a graduate of Albany Medical College, where he completed residencies in general and orthopedic surgery. He is a board certified orthopedic surgeon and is a member of American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. He comes to Norwich from a practice in Cortland, the release said, and he practices general orthopedics.

For more information, call UHS Orthopedics Norwich at 337-4950.

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