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SBDC Matchmaker Teams Up with the Home, Garden & Business Expo

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

The SUNY Canton Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will be hosting a “Buy Local Matchmaker” event from 8 a.m. to noon Friday, April 28, as part of the St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce’s Home, Garden and Business Expo at Clarkson University’s Cheel Arena.

“Matchmaker events work a lot like speed dating,” said SBDC Business Advisor Michelle A. Collins. “Participants sign up for 10 minute meetings with the contacts of their choice and have that short time to network and share marketing materials. It’s a great way for businesses of all sizes to collaborate and expand their markets.”

The SBDC aims to foster business-to-business connections for exhibitors before the Home, Garden and Business Expo begins, Collins added. “There are benefits for prime agencies, contractors, purchasing officers and for small business participants,” she said.

Agencies wishing to establish subcontract situations with small- and medium-sized companies are offered free attendance. Business participants looking to work with larger companies and purchasing agents will be charged $10.

For more information, or to preregister, visit http://www.canton.edu/sbdc/matchmaker.html. Those interested can also contact the SBDC at (315) 386-7312 or email sbdc@canton.edu.

 

About the SBDC

The SUNY Canton SBDC offers free direct counseling and a wide range of management and technical assistance services. Small business advisors help start-up companies develop business plans, assist existing businesses prepare to expand or offer industry specific resources. Business planning services are provided free of charge. 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.

 

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and professional certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service and recently received number one rankings in library resources, library services and tutoring services in the SUNY Student Opinion Survey. The college’s faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as 13 exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 15 athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division III level and are conference members of the newly formed American Collegiate Athletic Association.

SUNY Canton Celebrates Inaugural SBDC Day

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

The SUNY Canton Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will join its peer centers across the state and nation to recognize the inaugural SBDC Day, celebrated today, (Wednesday, March 22).

SBDC Day is a national recognition movement to share the small business success stories and notable impact SBDCs have fostered in their respective communities.

“We are pleased to be able to work side by side with our region’s existing and aspiring entrepreneurs,” said SUNY Canton SBDC Director Dale A. Rice. “Their hard work and commitment keep the local, regional and national economy growing every day.”

The SUNY Canton SBDC offers free direct counseling and a wide range of management and technical assistance services. Small business advisors help start-up companies develop business plans, assist existing businesses to expand or offer industry specific resources. Business planning services are provided free of charge. It is one of 1,000 Small Business Development Centers to provide business consulting and training to more than a million small businesses each year.

SBDC Bootcamp

SBDCs provide local businesses and entrepreneurs with the resources needed to succeed. In 2016, America’s SBDCs provided 1.3 million hours of consulting to 192,205 client businesses, resulting in 100,233 jobs created; $6.9 billion in sales growth; $4.6 billion in capital investments; and helped launch 17,864 new businesses.

“We are thrilled to see SBDCs around the country working together to celebrate their clients and showcase the work they do for America’s small businesses,” said Charles “Tee” Rowe, America’s SBDC President and chief executive officer. “SBDC clients see an average job growth of 15.5 percent versus the national job growth average of just 1.9 percent. There is no denying the impact SBDCs have on the success of the small businesses in their communities and their local economies.”

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.

Since 1984, the New York Small Business Development Center has provided small business assistance to New York small businesses. The NY SBDC has helped more than 430,000 New York entrepreneurs and small business owners start, grow and expand their business and local economies by investing $5.9 billion, creating and preserving more than 190,000 jobs.

The SBDC is funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration, New York State, local communities and host campuses.

 

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and professional certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service and recently received number one rankings in library resources, library services and tutoring services in the SUNY Student Opinion Survey. The college’s faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as 13 exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 15 athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division III level and are conference members of the newly formed American Collegiate Athletic Association.

SUNY Canton SBDC Invites Businesses to Buy Local Matchmaker Event

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

rp_sbdc_logo.jpgPurchasing officers from large businesses, industries, government agencies and prime contractors in St. Lawrence County are invited to see what the area’s small businesses have to offer at the 2016 Buy Local Matchmaker event.

Buy Local Matchmaker will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Nov. 16, In SUNY Canton’s Richard W. Miller Campus Center Room 212. It will be the third time the SUNY Canton Small Business Development Center has hosted a matchmaker event in St. Lawrence County. Previous events have resulted in numerous connections between local small businesses and purchasing agencies.

Matchmaking is like ‘speed-dating.’ Businesses sign up for 10-minute meetings with purchasing officers and have that short time to network and share marketing materials. When time is up, the business moves to the next agency. The hope is that agencies will learn about what is available locally, and a potential match can be made between supplier and purchaser.

Buy Local Matchmaker is co-hosted by the St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce with generous sponsorship from Alcoa.

“In speaking with some of the larger businesses around the county, we realized that they are purchasing from neighboring cities or online – mostly because they don’t know what is available locally,” said Brooke Rouse, Executive Director of the St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce. “We certainly have a tremendous amount of skilled, hard-working businesses right here. This event shines a light on that and creates personal relationships, which is how we like to do business in St. Lawrence County.”

Registration for the Buy Local Matchmaker is free for purchasing officers, but pre-registration is required.

“To attract a wide variety of local vendors it is necessary to have a full slate of purchasing officers committed to attend,” explained SBDC Business Advisor Michelle Collins. “Signing up early not only assures you will get one of the limited slots for purchasing agents, but will also help to attract a good selection of local small businesses for the best possible outcome for purchasers.”

For more information about the event, call the SBDC at (315) 386-7312, email sbdc@canton.edu, or visit www.canton.edu/sbdc.

About the SBDC

The SUNY Canton SBDC offers free direct counseling and a wide range of management and technical assistance services. Small business advisors help start-up companies develop business plans, assist existing businesses prepare to expand or offer industry specific resources. Business planning services are provided free of charge. 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.

 

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and professional certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service and recently received number one rankings in library resources, library services and tutoring services in the SUNY Student Opinion Survey. The college’s faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as ten exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 15 athletic teams compete as members of the NCAA Division III.

Explore Digital Marketing Trends at the Women’s Business Bootcamp

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

rp_sbdc_logo.jpgWomen entrepreneurs will have the chance to learn about the latest digital technologies for business at the SUNY Canton Small Business Development Center’s (SBDC) Fall Women’s Business Bootcamp Luncheon.

The Bootcamp will run from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, in the SUNY Canton Campus Center’s Woodcock Conference Suites.

John Lepore, a digital marketing professional from Ottawa, Ont., is scheduled as the event’s keynote speaker. Lepore will be focusing on the technology changes that permeate all aspects of business. Among other topics, he will help attendants explore latest trends and some simple ideas taking advantage of them, including:

  • Digital marketing and how it can no longer be ignored.
  • Content marketing.
  • Targeting and segmentation for Personalization.
  • Mobile experience and advertising.

The Women’s Business Bootcamp Luncheon will also feature the popular Mini Marketplace where attendees can showcase and sell their products or services.

The Women’s Business Bootcamp is sponsored by Workforce Development Institute (WDI) and the Reh Center for Entrepreneurship in cooperation with resource partners SUNY Canton, and the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Cost is $35 per person and pre-registration is required. The fee includes admission for the luncheon and keynote speaker, a table for the Mini Marketplace (on a space-available basis). To register, contact the SUNY Canton SBDC at (315) 386-7312 or email sbdc@canton.edu.

 

About the SBDC

The SUNY Canton SBDC offers free direct counseling and a wide range of management and technical assistance services. Small business advisors help start-up companies develop business plans, assist existing businesses prepare to expand or offer industry specific resources. Business planning services are provided free of charge. 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.

 

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and professional certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service and recently received number one rankings in library resources, library services and tutoring services in the SUNY Student Opinion Survey. The college’s faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as nine exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 15 athletic teams compete as members of the NCAA Division III.

SBDC and ANCA Help Small Businesses Prepare to be Wholesalers

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

rp_sbdc_logo.jpgSmall businesses in the local area have a new opportunity to expand by selling their wares at wholesale to stores and retail outlets around the region.

Following a successful seminar last year, the SUNY Canton Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA) will be presenting “Strategies for a Successful Wholesale Show” from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, in SUNY Canton’s Richard W. Miller Campus Center Room 212.

Since selling wholesale is a new venture for many local artisans, crafts people and food producers, the two agencies are gearing up to help area businesses prepare to sell their goods at Buyer Days North on Sunday, Oct. 23. Buyer Days North is hosted by ANCA and the St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the chamber’s retail Craft, Food & Wine Show at Clarkson University’s Cheel Arena in Potsdam.

“Many participants in the Craft, Food and Wine show have been successful at the retail event year after year,” said Brooke Rouse, Executive Director for the St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce. “For the second year in a row, we will also provide them the chance to step into the wholesale market.”

As a wholesale show, Buyer Days North presents a great platform to make contacts and sell to buyers from a number of retail establishments in one place. Those hoping to enter the wholesale market successfully must be prepared in order to avoid costly mistakes and make the most of their wholesale opportunities. Workshop topics will include how to evaluate if wholesaling is right for your business, how to price items for wholesale, setting wholesale policies, how to prepare for a wholesale show and booth design tips.

By partnering with ANCA, the chamber is able to offer a wholesale trade show with a proven track record. “ANCA has been hosting Adirondack Buyer Days for 30 years, drawing buyers from gift shops, restaurants, museum shops, farm stands and other independent retail outlets across Northern New York and New England,” said Lauren Richard, Buyer Days Show Coordinator for ANCA “The show is a great opportunity for vendors to access new markets, and for retailers to buy directly from artisans and learn the stories of their unique wares.”

“Strategies for a Successful Wholesale Show” is targeted to vendors participating in ANCA’s Fall Buyer Days and the chamber’s Craft, Food & Wine Show, but is also open to other businesses that wish to learn about wholesaling. The workshop is free for vendors who are registered and paid for the Craft, Food & Wine Show. Cost is $10 for members of ANCA and the St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce as well as SBDC clients, and $15 for all others.

Registration can be completed with ANCA online at http://bit.ly/2clIZx0.

For further information on the Fall Buyer’s Day contact ANCA at (518) 891-6200. For information on the Craft, Food & Wine Show, contact the chamber at (315) 386-4000. For information about the wholesale workshop, contact the SBDC at (315) 386-7312 or email sbdc@canton.edu.

About the Small Business Development Center

The SUNY Canton SBDC offers free direct counseling and a wide range of management and technical assistance services. Small business advisors help start-up companies develop business plans, assist existing businesses prepare to expand or offer industry specific resources. Business planning services are provided free of charge. 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.

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and professional certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service and recently received number one rankings in library resources, library services and tutoring services in the SUNY Student Opinion Survey. The college’s faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as ten exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 15 athletic teams compete as members of the NCAA Division III.

SUNY Canton SBDC Receives Alcoa Foundation Grant

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

rp_sbdc_logo.jpgSUNY Canton’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has received a $45,000 grant to help existing small businesses expand their marketing reach through ecommerce.

Through a series of targeted workshops and one-on-one counseling to help business owners improve their websites and utilize social media tools, the goal of the program is to help existing small- and medium-size businesses thrive and grow.

“Many small business owners do not have the time or resources to conduct sales electronically, nor do they have the know-how to succeed in ecommerce,” said SBDC Director Dale A. Rice. “This program will deliver them both training and individual consulting with experts in ecommerce and social media marketing.”

The effort aligns with one of the key initiatives outlined in the St. Lawrence County Economic Development Study, Expand Small Business, which calls for a comprehensive support program for entrepreneurs and business owners who want to grow their companies.

“This grant is a small step forward in the implementation of key initiatives contained in the St. Lawrence County Economic Development Study,” said Laurie Marr, Alcoa communications and public affairs manager and a member of the study’s advisory board. “We worked with the SBDC to identify an opportunity that will provide real value to business owners, while at the same time helping to advance some of the concepts contained in the study.”

Existing business owners will be invited by the SBDC to group sessions, which will be held throughout the county and at Akwesasne. The sessions will be focused on ecommerce and social media marketing and through these sessions business owners will be identified for participation in the one-on-one counseling portion of the program.

 

About the Small Business Development Center

The SUNY Canton SBDC, located in French Hall Room 201, offers free direct counseling and a wide range of management and technical assistance services. Small business advisors help start-up companies develop business plans, assist existing businesses prepare to expand or offer industry specific resources. Business planning services are provided free of charge. 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.

 

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and professional certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service and recently received number one rankings in library resources, library services and tutoring services in the SUNY Student Opinion Survey. The college’s faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as ten exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 15 athletic teams compete as members of the NCAA Division III.

New Credit Card Processing Technology Featured at SBDC Women’s Business Bootcamp

Monday, February 29th, 2016

rp_sbdc_logo.jpgCredit card processing is a necessary part of doing business in today’s marketplace. Business owners have many options to choose from and factoring in all of the newest technologies can make navigating these options a challenge. Michael Hornung of MLS Direct Network will present “What You Need to Know About Credit Card Processing” at the spring Women’s Business Bootcamp hosted by the SUNY Canton Small Business Development Center (SBDC) from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 9.

Hornung has 16 years experience in credit card processing and will discuss what businesses need to know to understand the technology, including the recent transition to EMV Chip cards and Apple Pay.

The Women’s Business Bootcamp Luncheon will feature a luncheon and the popular Mini Marketplace where attendees can showcase and sell their products or services. The event is sponsored by SUNY Canton, the St. Lawrence County Industrial Development Agency, the Reh Center for Entrepreneurship, the Workforce Development Institute and the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Cost is $30 per person and pre-registration is required. The fee includes luncheon and keynote speaker, a table for the Mini Marketplace (on a space-available basis) and plenty of networking opportunities. To register, contact the SUNY Canton SBDC at (315) 386-7312 or sbdc@canton.edu.

About the Small Business Development Center

The SUNY Canton SBDC offers free direct counseling and a wide range of management and technical assistance services. Small business advisors help start-up companies develop business plans, assist existing businesses prepare to expand or offer industry specific resources. Business planning services are provided free of charge. 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.

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and professional certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service and recently received number one rankings in library resources, library services and tutoring services in the SUNY Student Opinion Survey. The college’s faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as ten exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 14 athletic teams compete as members of the NCAA Division III.

SBDC Satellite Office in the Sherman Inn – Ribbon Cutting

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

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 sbdc@canton.edu. 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.

SUNY Canton SBDC Links Small Businesses with Government, College and Industry at Matchmaker Event

Monday, October 19th, 2015

rp_sbdc_logo.jpgSmall business owners can expand their customer base and learn how to sell their goods and services to local governments, colleges, large businesses and industries at the SUNY Canton Small Business Development Center’s (SBDC) St. Lawrence County Contracting Matchmaker event.

The Matchmaker will run from 8 a.m. to noon Monday, Oct. 26, in the Richard W. Miller Woodcock Conference Suites.

Matchmaking is like speed dating. Businesses sign up for 10-minute meetings with purchasing officers and have that short time to network and share marketing materials and to find out about the products and services available and needed. When time is up, the business moves to the next agency.

“Our goal is to educate agencies about what is available locally and help businesses secure a contract to sell to public and private entities,” said SBDC Director Dale A. Rice. “Previous Matchmaker events have resulted in many successful connections.”

About a dozen agencies will be participating this year, including:

  • Clarkson University
  • Canton-Potsdam Hospital
  • Potsdam Specialty Paper Inc.
  • Lawrence University
  • SUNY Canton
  • SUNY Potsdam
  • SeaComm Federal Credit Union
  • United Helpers

The St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce will be cohosting the Matchmaker with sponsorship from Workforce Development Institute, Development Authority of the North Country (DANC), North Country Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), and the St. Lawrence County Industrial Development Agency. The hosting agencies will also be participating in the match sessions.

The event costs $10 for small businesses and preregistered participants will be given priority scheduling. The Matchmaker is free for purchasing officers who preregister.

For more information about the Matchmaker, call the SBDC at (315) 386-7312, email sbdc@canton.edu, or visit www.canton.edu/sbdc.

 

About the Small Business Development Center

The SUNY Canton SBDC offers free direct counseling and a wide range of management and technical assistance services. Small business advisors help start-up companies develop business plans, assist existing businesses prepare to expand or offer industry specific resources. Business planning services are provided free of charge. 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.

 

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service.  Faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as 10 exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 14 athletic teams compete as members of the NCAA Division III.

St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union and SUNY Canton Partner to Promote Financial Literacy in the North Country

Friday, September 4th, 2015

A $10,000 gift from the St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union will allow SUNY canton to establish a financial literacy center to help students, credit union members and the larger North Country community.

The St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union has donated $10,000 to help establish a financial literacy center on the SUNY Canton campus. The Center will be located in the SUNY Canton Accounting, Business and Finance Center and will serve as a local resource for no-cost financial education and counseling services.

Pictured are (L to R) Geoffrey C.S. VanderWoude, SUNY Canton alumni and development associate, Elizabeth A. Pier, St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union business and development manager, Todd R. Mashaw, St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union president and CEO, Jondavid S. Delong, SUNY Canton dean of the school of business and liberal arts, and Keith R. Rosser, SUNY Canton acting vice president for advancement. The St. Lawrence Federal Credit union executives donated funding to create a financial literacy center at SUNY Canton.

Pictured are (L to R) Geoffrey C.S. VanderWoude, SUNY Canton alumni and development associate, Elizabeth A. Pier, St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union business and development manager, Todd R. Mashaw, St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union president and CEO, Jondavid S. Delong, SUNY Canton dean of the school of business and liberal arts, and Keith R. Rosser, SUNY Canton acting vice president for advancement. The St. Lawrence Federal Credit union executives donated funding to create a financial literacy center at SUNY Canton.

“We would like to thank the St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union for their generosity in helping to promote better financial literacy for North Country residents,” said Jondavid S. Delong, dean of the school of business and liberal arts. “We are excited to be working with SLFCU to assist students and the community.”

SUNY Canton will use the funding to help the Northern New York community by providing seminars on a range of basic personal finance topics, including budgeting, family money skills, managing debt, smart purchasing and living decisions, taxes, and planning for, and financing, both higher education and retirement.  Current SUNY Canton students in business related majors will receive specialized training to assist educators in providing these services to the community.

“St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union is happy to support SUNY Canton in establishing the much needed financial literacy center and look forward to watching this become a successful endeavor for financial literacy within the North Country,” said Todd R. Mashaw, St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union president and CEO.

The Center will also leverage SUNY Canton’s existing Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, its Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and its legal assistance partnership with the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York to help identify and serve the needs of individuals for financial education services.

 

About St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union

St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union is a member owned financial services provider with locations in Ogdensburg and Canton that offers membership to persons employed, residing or attending school within St. Lawrence County, including members of their immediate families. Its goal is to provide the highest level of personal financial services in a friendly, professional manner.

 

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service.  Faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as eight exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 14 athletic teams compete as members of the NCAA Division