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Dec. 17, 2003

CONTACT: Nancy Bellow, 312-3492


    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 businesses."

    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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