JOANNA CACCIOLA has joined Commerce Chenango as the economic-development assistant and grant writer. A graduate of Hartwick College in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in art history, she received a master’s degree in arts administration and policy in 2010 from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). While at SAIC, Cacciola focused her career development on stewardship and fundraising, and her research on the role of art in public spaces and art’s impact on community identity and development. After her studies, she remained in Chicago and worked with a variety of nonprofits, returning to Hartwick in 2016, working in college advancement and focusing primarily on donor stewardship. She also assisted in grant writing, frontline fundraising, and event planning. Since the fall of 2016, Cacciola supported the Community Arts Network of Oneonta, by chairing the organization’s annual summer arts and music festival, sitting on the executive committee, and serving as president from 2019-2020.