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Women TIES Business Resources Directory

Women TIES believes in being a resource for women entrepreneurs especially by providing them with information on local, regional and statewide government services, economic development agencies, educational institutions, and chambers of commerce so they can succeed in their entrepreneurial ventures. Women TIES believes in collaborative partnerships and will promote organizations and institutions around New York State that provide diverse services to support and advance women entrepreneurs.

Below is a list of business resources women entrepreneurs should consider contacting for further assistance and guidance in business planning, financing, promotion, funding, growth, expansion and a multitude of other services.

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Tammy E Anderson
Contract Manager for Professional Development
SUNY Oswego Phoenix Center
70 County Route 59
Phoenix , NY  13135
315-934-4900 (voice)
315-934-4901 (fax) oswego.edu/phoenix
* WOMEN'S EMPOWERMENT SERIES* Capitalize on your strengths.* * * * GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING * A new revenue generating option. * * * Visit our website for information on these and other program offerings. The Phoenix Center provides learning opportunities to enhance skill sets and business performance with attention to both the professional and personal you. ***Your Success Is Our Business!***
Peg Elliott
Business & Nonprofit Outreach
Onondaga County Public Library
447 South Salina St
Syracuse, NY  13202
315-435-1900 (voice)
The Onondaga County Public Library maintains an extensive collection of print and online resources for entrepreneurs, small businesses and nonprofits. Group and individual training on how to effectively use the online databases to plan and grow your business is available at the library or on-site by appointment. http://www.onlib.org/web/serv_coll/nonprofit/nonprofit_index.htm

Alison Grems
Canandaigua Chamber of Commerce
113 South Main Street
Canandaigua, NY  14424
585-394-4400 (voice)
585-394-4546 (fax) www.canandaiguachamber.com
The Canandaigua Area Chamber of Commerce is a membership organization that serves in a leadership capacity: To create and foster programs and services that support its members; To facilitate the exchange of information and ideas; To stimulate and promote commerce and tourism. We welcome you to our beautiful community and region! Breathtaking scenery, a magnificent lake, delicious wines, bountiful activities, and great places to relax and rejuvenate are what awaits you in the Canandaigua area. Whether you are looking for a new place to call home, a vacation destination, or the right place to start a business you will soon know why Canandaigua is called “chosen spot!”.

Tania Hanouille
Certified Business Advisor
Small Business Development Center at Onondaga Community College
4585 W. Seneca Turnpike
Mulroy Hall rm. 425
Syracuse, NY  13215
315-498-6076 (voice)
315-498-6070 (voice)
We provide free and confidential counseling to start up and existing businesses. We also provide general training specific to the needs of entrepreneurial and business specific training.

Janet M. Hertzog
Director of the Entrepreneurial Assistance Program
Broome Community College
P.O. Box 1017
907 Upper Front Street
Binghamton, NY  13902
607-778-5203 (voice)
607-778-5071 (voice)
607-778-5535 (fax) www.sunybroome.edu/web/www/eap
EAP is designed to assist women, minorities, individual with disabilities and dislocated workers in Broome, Tioga, Chenango and Delaware Counties to increase formation of new businesses and strengthen operations of existing businesses. A 60-hour program each September helps clients prepare a bank-ready business plan. We help businesses grow and succeed!
Gwen G Kania
President & CEO
Tioga County Chamber of Commerce
80 North Avenue
Owego, NY  13827
607-687-2020 (voice)
607-687-9028 (fax) www.tiogachamber.com
The Tioga County Chamber of Commerce mission is to be a catalyst in the support and promotion of the commercial and civic well being of Tioga County.

Evelyn LiVoti
Marketing & Operations Director
Women's Network for Entrepreneurial Training
Operation Oswego County
44 West Bridge Street
Oswego , NY  13126
315-343-1545 (voice)
315-343-1546 (fax) www.oswegocounty.org
Through networking, presentations and information sharing, WNET provides professional development and personal growth for women business owners.

Roxanne K Mutchler
Government Contracting Coordinator
Mohawk Valley Small Business Development Center
Procurement Assistance Center
100 Seymour Road
Utica, NY  13502
315-792-7547 (voice)
315-792-7554 (fax) www.nyssbdc.org/
The Procurement Assistance Center provides specialized assistance to firms interested in supplying goods and services to federal, state and local government agencies and large commercial firms.
Bonnie Palmer
Business Development Specialist / Minority Info Sp
Empire State Development
620 Erie Boulevard West - Suite 112
Syracuse, NY  13204
315-425-9110 (voice)
315-425-7156 (fax) www.esd.ny.gov
Empire State Development offers loans, grants, and general business assistance and referral services to businesses that are expanding, improving business operations, and/or relocating to NYS from outside the state. Funds are available primarily for capital expenditures. Assistance is typically based on a project-specific cost/benefit analysis, heavily weighted towards job creation and/or retention. The office also provides assistance with NYS M/WBE certification.

Joan Powers
Small Business Development Center at OCC
H-1 Hall, Room 425A
4926 Onondaga Rd.
Syracuse, NY  13215
315-498-6073 (voice)
Joan has been with the SBDC since 1996. Prior to joining our staff, she worked in the private sector for eighteen years in the accounting department of a Fortune 1000 corporation. Joan received the SBA's Syracuse District Women's Business Champion Award for 2004 and the New York State Small Business Development Center 3rd Runner Up for Business Adviser of the Year in 2004. Joan runs the Center's outreach center in Cortland and previously served as Assistant Director. She received her B.A. and M.S. degree in accounting from Syracuse University.

Donna L Rebisz
Project Director
Women's Business Center of New York State
200 Genesee Street
Utica, NY  13502
877-844-9848 (voice)
315-733-9848 (voice)
315-733-0247 (fax) www.nywbc.org
The Women's Business Center of NYS is dedicated to helping entrepreneurial women reach their goals and aspirations for personal and professional development. Users of the WBC of NYS will receive the information and expertise they need to plan their economic independence through owning a business of their own.Our services include:Serving female entrepreneurs throughout 29 of the 34-county Syracuse District,providing assistance and training,Helping direct women to resources in their area, offering entrepreneurial courses in various upstate locations,providing assistance and training in finance, management, marketing, procurement, and the Internet, SBA Loan Programs, Procurement and MWBE Certification.
Judy Wolf
Government Contracting Coordinator
Mohawk Valley Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
at SUNY Polytechnic Institute
100 Seymour Road
Utica, NY  13502
315-792-7547 (voice)
The Mohawk Valley Small Business Development Center (SBDC) serving Herkimer, Lewis, Madison, and Oneida counties is located at SUNY Polytechnic Institute in Utica. The SBDC provides free one-on-one counseling and training to support local small business enterprises and entrepreneurs. Call today to make an appointment: 315-792-7547


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