Credit union expands member eligibility area

April 23—Sidney Federal Credit Union has expanded its membership to four more upstate New York counties, according to a news release. In addition to its previous domain, SFCU membership is now eligible for anyone who lives, works, worships, or attends school in Onondaga, Cortland, Essex, and Hamilton counties.

“We are excited to join these communities and welcome new members to experience the SFCU difference,” CEO Jim Reynolds said in the statement. “We strive to improve the financial well-being of our community by providing superior service, financial planning and education, and competitive rates. Our members are more than names attached to accounts. Members are key. the financial strength of our community. That’s why members are at the center of everything we do.”

Based in Sydney, SFCU “is a full-service financial institution providing the tools and resources members need to make banking easy and convenient,” the statement said. SFCU membership is open to anyone who lives, works, worships, or attends school in the counties of Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Essex, Fulton, Hamilton, Madison, Montgomery, Onondaga, Otsego, and Schoharie and some parts of Broome, Oneida and Herkimer counties. More information about sSFCU can be found at

The Delaware County Chamber of Commerce will host free “Business After Hours” events for chamber members and other business owners to network. Attendees are requested to bring business cards. Light refreshments will be served. Scheduled events include:

—May 10, Roman Roaster Coffee, 5 1/2 Main Street, Delhi, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Andrea Ghersi, owner of Roman Roaster Coffee, will be the host. Ghersi roasts and blends coffee in the Italian tradition at his location in the Delhi Business Center. Tours and samples will be available.

—May 17, Bovina Center Montessori School, 2121 County Highway 5 at Bovina Center, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Montessori School founders Sophie Wallas Rasmussen and David Madie will be hosting. Attendees will meet faculty and staff and learn about on-farm education, tour classrooms, and learn about future plans for the institution. Bovina Center Montessori School enrolled its first class in September 2021 and is expanding to include a middle school for this fall.

—June 17, Dirt Road Camp, 487 Dirt Road in DeLancey, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Dirt Road Camp owners Laura LaSpaluto and Brad Lockwood will be hosting. Opened in 2019, Dirt Road Camp “began as a vision to create a serene, private, and primitive campground that offers guests a true escape into nature,” Tours and refreshments will be available. Those planning to attend should note that a four-wheel-drive vehicle may be advised if it is raining shortly before the event date.

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