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Commerce Chenango will host its first annual Manufacturer Appreciation Luncheon on Thursday, October 6th at 11am at the Northeast Classic Car Museum in Norwich as part of Manufacturing Week.

According to a Commerce Chenango media release, the week will be “celebrated in honor of the many manufacturers operating within Chenango County for their continued support of the community and the local economy.” This week, Commerce Chenango will showcase various manufacturers across the region on social media.

The 2022 Manufacturer Award goes to South Otselic’s Gladding Braided Products. Since 1816, Gladding has specialized in producing braided materials used in a variety of industries, including the US military. “From paracord to metal cables, Gladding’s products are used in so many ways, and their customer base is one reason they continue to thrive. While more diverse than ever, we are committed to carrying the company name into the next century through our good business practices, admirable work culture, and passion for caring for our employees and the communities in which they live.” Release said.

For pricing, more information, or to register for the event, please visit: or email

Excellus Release Evaluation

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield has been rated 2022 by the National Committee for Quality Assurance, according to the company’s media release. The following ratings (based on a five-star rating system) reflect the performance of our 2021 plan across all business units.

• 4.5 stars in the Medicare HMO

• 4.0 Stars in Medicare PPO

• 4.5 stars on Medicaid

4 stars in commercials

According to the release, NCQA measures clinical quality measures with healthcare efficacy data and information sets, and members who have paid attention through consumer evaluations of healthcare providers and systems, including physicians, healthcare services and experiences with healthcare services. Evaluate health plans nationally on experience/perceptions of customer service.

Compared to last year’s performance, the health plan was the only NCQA-certified four-star commercial plan to maintain that rating in New York State.

Jim Reed, President and CEO of Excellus BCBS, said: “We are very pleased to be recognized for our continued efforts to improve the member experience.”

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, is a nonprofit health insurance plan with 1.5 million members in upstate New York, the release said. For more information, please visit the following URL: Business Beat: Commerce Chenango Highlights news

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