Commerce Chenango Hosts Community Safety Presentation
Published: April 14th, 2023

Commerce Chenango hosts community safety presentation

NORWICH — Organized and hosted by Commerce Chenango, the focus of the community safety presentation will be on recognizing specific behaviors you might see in an assailant. The event, sponsored by Achieve, will be held at the Colonia Theatre at 35 South Broad Street in Norwich on Wednesday, April 26.

Featured speaker Joe Testani has over 32 years of investigative and managerial experience with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, where he served in the Philadelphia, Boston, and Buffalo Divisions. He was recognized as one of the Bureau’s top leaders and was considered an innovator in his field.

After leaving the FBI, Testani was the Director of the Justice and Security Institute at Roberts Wesleyan College where he oversaw the development of cutting-edge training, to include the emerging field of threat assessment and management. Testani is expected to provide an overview on how to identify the behaviors of an active assailant before your business or organization is faced with a real-time emergency.

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This presentation will be of great significance to our local businesses, organizations, schools, and mental health professionals, and we encourage all to join us for this special event.

Commerce Chenango President and CEO Sal Testani said, “We are honored to be able to provide the Chenango County community with this opportunity, and hope you see the value in attending.”

In addition to Achieve, Gold sponsors include Visions Federal Credit Union, NBT Insurance Agency, Preferred Mutual Insurance Company, and the Kerry Group. Media sponsors include the Pennysaver and The Evening Sun. Registration begins at 10 a.m. with the presentation from 11 a.m. to noon. Lunch and networking to follow.

The cost for Commerce members to attend is $15, and $25 for non-members. Seating is limited. RSVP by April 19 at or call 607-334-1400.

Organized in 1959, Commerce Chenango is a not-for-profit community-based organization dedicated to enhancing the economic growth of Chenango County and the surrounding area.

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-Information provided by Commerce Chenango