SBDC Satellite Office in the Sherman Inn – Ribbon Cutting

The Greater Ogdensburg Chamber of Commerce and the City of Ogdensburg were pleased to welcome the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) to their new satellite office located at the Sherman Inn, 615 Franklin Street in Ogdensburg.

The SBDC’s main offices are located in Wicks Hall at SUNY Canton, where professional advisors offer free direct counseling and a wide range of management and technical assistance services. It is one of 1,000 Small Business Development Centers to provide no-cost business consulting and training to more than a million existing and startup small businesses each year, creating and retaining 156,000 jobs.

Small Business Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Pictured from left to right are Sarah Purdy, City Manager; Michael Brashaw, Chamber Past President; Jen Stevenson, City Councilmember; Wayne Izzo, Chamber Board Member; Michael Thayer, Chamber Board Member; Dale Rice, Director and Certified Business Advisor; Lenore VanderZee, Executive Director of University Relations at SUNY Canton; Melissa Lalonde, Chamber Board Member; John Wade, Owner of Sherman Inn and Chamber Board Member; Timothy Davis, City Councilmember; Laura Pearson, Executive Director of the Ogdensburg Chamber and James Reagen, Public Affairs Director for Senator Ritchie’s office. Missing from the photo: Carlos Lopez, Owner of Sherman Inn and John Pinkerton, Chamber Board Member.

The SBDC satellite office will have office hours on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. To schedule an appointment, please call Dale Rice at (315) 386-7312 or email The mission of the SBDC is to help new businesses get started and help improve existing businesses. The SBDC can help:

  • Develop a business plan
  • Start your small business
  • Women-owned businesses
  • Veteran-owned businesses
  • Marketing
  • Organizational structures
  • Accounting/recordkeeping
  • Financial planning
  • Exports
  • Cost Analysis
  • Financial Strategies
  • Training Programs
  • Business Expansion

Contact the SBDC to find out what they can do for your business. Services are provided free of charge.

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