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October 17, 2012

Syracuse District Office Newsletter

Brought to you by the U.S. Small Business Administration

Syracuse University, NYSTAR, SUNY ESF and OCC Team Up To Win Federal Grant for Advanced Manufacturing

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Over $1.8 million dollars was recently announced for a winning proposal in Syracuse as part of the nationwide Advanced Manufacturing Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge. The proposal was submitted collaboratively by Syracuse University, NYSTAR, the State University of New York’s College of Environmental Science and Forestry and Onondaga Community College. 

Advanced Manufacturing Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge is a partnership between the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration and the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration, the U.S. Small Business Administration, and the National Science Foundation. 

The challenge solicited proposals for economic development funds that strengthen advanced manufacturing at the local level. The awards will help regional clusters grow by strengthening their connections to regional economic development opportunities and advanced manufacturing assets, helping develop a skilled and diverse advanced manufacturing workforce, increasing exports, encouraging the development of small businesses, and accelerating innovation in technology.

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WISE Women's Business Center

WISE Women's Business Center Moves To New Location

Due to the growth in programming and counseling services, the WISE Women’s Business Center has moved to its new larger location at The Tech Garden in downtown Syracuse. The WISE Women’s Business Center, one of more than 100 other SBA women’s business centers nationwide, features year-round training programs and free business counseling, targeting women entrepreneurs at various stages of entrepreneurial development. A presence in the downtown Syracuse area will allow the center to better serve its existing clients and to expand services to aspiring women entrepreneurs from across the Central New York region.

“We invite all women entrepreneurs and any community members interested in business to stop by and see what the WISE Women’s Business Center is all about,” notes Joanne Lenweaver, director of the WISE Women’s Business Center. “WISE offers its own special mix of SBA resources and Whitman’s academic knowledge here for any woman interested in exploring self-employment or striving to build a growing enterprise!”

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UPCOMING EVENTS

10/23- Legal Impacts of Social Media Seminar  in Plattsburgh

Join the North Country SBDC and Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP for a discussion on how to limit your company's liability while maximizing productivity and profitability when using social media. For more details, click here.

10/24- Strategic Exporting Seminar in Utica

The US Dept. of Commerce and Mohawk Valley SBDC will present a half-day seminar at SUNY IT for small business owners interested in exporting. For more details, click here.

11/13- Success Strategies on Leadership Luncheon in Albany

Hosted at The Century House by Women TIES and the Women's Business Center of NYS, this event will feature Benita Zahn, Co-Anchor of New Channel 13 in Albany. For more details, click here

For an entire listing of all events held in the SBA Syracuse District, click here.

Recent SBA Lending Activity

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