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01-27-2012

St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce Partners with Clarkson University Reh Center for Entrepreneurship to Offer My Small Business 101

The St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce, in its mission to support the business community, has partnered with the Reh Center for Entrepreneurship at Clarkson University for the upcoming My Small Business 101 series.

Participants in this course will also be offered a discount on joining the St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce.

"The St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce works tirelessly to improve the climate for all our businesses, whether members or not," said Chamber Executive Director Pat McKeown. "Through our partnership with the Reh Center for Entrepreneurship at Clarkson, everyone who is in business or wants to start a business has access -- free of charge -- to four weeks of exemplary training. And if they have always wanted to become Chamber members, they will have an opportunity to join at a reduced rate.”

The course will be held on February 13, 20, and 27, and March 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Clarkson University and will be taught by Marc Compeau, director of the Reh Center for Entrepreneurship. Topics covered include Thinking Strategically, Resource Management, Marketing Management and Financial Management. 

The Reh Center is a resource that provides strategic planning for small businesses and the communities that support them. Its one of a kind approach and understanding of the unique aspects of doing business in the North Country has led to an 85 percent survival rate for those businesses that have taken My Small Business 101.

Registration is required by February 10 and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. There is no cost to attend. To register, contact Erin Draper, associate director of the Reh Center, at 315-268-3995 or edraper@clarkson.edu .

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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