EVENT TO COMMEMORATE BUSINESS CENTERS' 20TH ANNIVERSARY
OSWEGO -- To commemorate the 20th anniversary of New
York State Small Business Development Centers providing entrepreneurs
with high-quality training and pro bono counseling, the SUNY Oswego
Small Business Development Center will host an open house from noon to
2 p.m. Thursday, April 8, at Rich Hall on campus.
State Sen. James Wright will receive an appreciation
award at the event for his continuing support of small business
development and his efforts in establishing the SUNY Oswego Small
Business Development Center, said the center's director, Nancy
For the past 20 years, the NYS/SBDC has provided
direct business advisement to more than 210,000 businesses, helping
them invest over $2.4 billion in the state's economy. These businesses
have, in turn, created or retained more than 100,000 jobs. Working with
the U.S. Small Business Administration, the State University of New
York, the City University of New York and private colleges, the
NYS/SBDC has created an electronically integrated network of 23
regional centers and 26 satellite offices around the state that offer
easy access to information, assistance and training necessary to help
entrepreneurs succeed in small business.
Locally, the SUNY Oswego Small Business Development
Center provides a wide range of management and technical assistance for
areas such as business plan development, exploring funding options,
business expansion, marketing and training, workshops and seminars,
Since May 2000, the SUNY Oswego Small Business
Development Center has served 738 clients that resulted in more than
$14 million in funding for businesses, 274 jobs created and 253 jobs
retained, she added.
For more information about the SUNY Oswego Small
Business Development Center's services or to RSVP for the open house,
call the center at 312-3492.