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Business Beat

January 9, 2013

Chenango group offers free tax prep for some


“This measure builds on the existing solar exemption for homeowners to encourage businesses statewide to use clean, renewable resources,” Commissioner Thomas H. Mattox said.

The new law is described in detail on the Tax Department’s website,

Bridal fair

The Foothills Performing Arts & Civic Center will be the site of a Bridal Expo on Sunday.

More than 30 area wedding professionals will be present, and prizes will be awarded, including a four-day, three-night vacation in Freeport, Bahamas.

Among the participants will be Celebration Creations, Town Square Media, WCDO radio, Gary’s Flowers and Gifts, Jammin’ Beats DJ’s, Jewel Kade, Sunrise Specialty Catering and Rainbow’s End Weddings and More. Online registration is available at

Military tax preparation

Military OneSource and H&R Block are offering free online tax preparation service for service members.

“Military OneSource is a gateway to a free tax preparation service, partnered with H&R Block,” said Tony Jackson of Military OneSource. “We also have tax consultants who can provide assistance, whether it’s seeking and filling out tax forms or any other tax-related information.”

Jackson emphasized it is a safe and secure way for service members to prepare their taxes online.

Quick hits

Mariane Kiraly of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County has been elected to participate in Farmland Advisors, a new training program on farm transfer and farmland access options designed for professionals working with farmers and landowners. … Bill Stamp has been named vice president of Marketing, Strategic Planning and Corporate Communications at Bassett Healthcare Network and is overseeing Bassett’s strategic planning process, corporate marketing and communications. … Unadilla-based laminated wood manufacturer Una-Lam announced plans to participate in the 2013 Sidney Great Strides walk, to be held on May 18 at the Keith Clark Park.

To suggest a business story, announce a new business or changes to an existing one, email details to or call Richard Whitby 432-1000, ext. 221.

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