OLEAN – Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce’s membership committee hosts seminars every six weeks featuring a topic of concern to our membership.  The next seminar, “Facts/Figures on Cattaraugus County,” is set for Wednesday, Nov. 5 at noon, and will be held at the Greater Olean Area Chamber office at 120 North Union St. in Olean.

“This seminar is a lively presentation on Cattaraugus County — facts and figures, overlooked characters, interesting geological facts and intriguing historical data … a little performance with a Cattaraugus County angle — definitely a lunch and learn seminar,” Earl McElfresh, seminar speaker said.

Earl B. McElfresh is the author of “Sidereal Days,” “The History of Rock & Roll,” “A Romance” (Tammy Norie Press e-book 2012,) “Maps and Mapmakers of the Civil War” (Abrams, 1999) and contributing editor to “Company Commander” by Charles B. MacDonald (History Book Club, 2007.) He is a regular contributor of Civil War articles to Civil War Times magazine. Cartographer for McElfresh Map Company LLC, he has prepared 23 maps. Twenty of the maps have been main or featured selections of History Book Club.

“Join us for these unique and personally enriching seminars where you can thrive through participation and learn something new,” stated GOACC’s COO, Meme Yanetsko.

Other seminar topics include: Dec. 11 — Social Media and Marketing; Jan. 21 — Multi-Channel Marketing; March 3 — Leadership/Communications; April 15 — Search Engine; and May 19 — Google+.

The seminars are FREE for chamber members and $10 per seminar for non-GOACC members. For more information or to make a reservation, please contact GOACC at (716) 372-4433 or email betty@oleanny.com.