Office of Public Affairs
Dec. 17, 2003
CONTACT: Nancy Bellow, 312-3492
BUSINESS CENTER CONTRACT TO SERVE LOCAL HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY
OSWEGO -- The SUNY Oswego Center for Business and
Community Development has been awarded an "Accelerate New York"
contract from the New York State Department of Labor to support the
local hospitality and tourism industry.
The $44,400 contract will assist small and
medium-size leisure and hospitality industry businesses throughout
Oswego County -- specifically restaurants, hotels and motels -- to
develop, update or modify strategic business plans and identify and
prioritize staff training needs.
The Center for Business and Community Development's
Small Business Development Center will administer the contract. The
SBDC provides a wide range of management and technical assistance to
entrepreneurs throughout Oswego County, such as business plan
development, exploring funding options, business expansion, marketing
and training, workshops and seminars.
"The SBDC was selected because it is the premier
local agency that helps small businesses develop and improve their
business plans," said Nancy Bellow, director of the Center for Business
and Community Development.
"In addition, the SBDC is housed in the same office
as the Workforce Development Board, which puts employers in touch with
county and state agencies that provide custom training services, skills
assessment and apprenticeship development," Bellow said. "The staff of
the Center for Business and Community Development has extensive
experience in completing training needs assessments for area
For more information about the services offered
through this contract or any other current programs, call the SUNY
Oswego Center for Business and Community Development at 312-3492.
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