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The Delaware County Chamber of Commerce has announced it will offer members a health care plan through the Small Association Leadership Alliance.

The SALA program offers two preventative care plans with a medical cost-sharing program covering unexpected or catastrophic events, a “comprehensive and cost-effective alternative to traditional insurance plans,” according to a media release.

Participants can expect to save up to 60% when compared to traditional group health insurance policies, and prescription drug and telemedicine programs are also included, the release said.

The chamber will host an informational webinar Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 11 a.m. Interested members may attend in person at the chamber office or online at zoom.us/j/830190939.

For more information, visit delawarecounty.org

Dollar General donates $3,500

The Sherburne Public Library and Sherburne-Earlville Elementary School were awarded a combined $3,500 this week through the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, according to a media release.

The foundation awarded more than $55,000 for programs that promote literacy in schools and community organizations across New York and is expected to positively impact the lives of more than 9,200 students,  the release said.

Youth literacy programs within a 20-mile radius of a Dollar General store or distribution center across the 44 states Dollar General serves were eligible for the program, according to the release.

“Each fall, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation proudly provides financial support to schools, libraries and nonprofit literacy organizations that help students and teachers as they head back to the classroom,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s chief executive officer and foundation board member. “Whether it is providing books and technology or enhancing reading programs, today’s grants will help students reach their full potential through targeted literacy initiatives that impact the communities Dollar General serves.”

Otsego chamber seeks proposals 

The Otsego County Chamber of Commerce is seeking workshop proposals for its second annual Mohawk Valley workforce summit, Pathways to Prosperity.

The 2019 summit will be held Thursday, Oct. 10, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Otsego Grille at SUNY Oneonta.

This year’s workshops will fall into four general categories: improving outcomes for individuals with low-income and/or barriers to education and employment, education and workforce development, career and technical education programs and successful collaboration and partnerships.

Proposals are due by Monday, Sept. 16 and can be submitted to Barbara Ann Heegan at baheegan@otsegocc.com.

For more information, call 607-432-4500.

Sarah Eames, staff writer, can be reached at seames@thedailystar.com or 607-441-7213. Follow her @DS_SarahE on Twitter.

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