September Small Business Class Online; Festival to Showcase Manufacturers
September Small Business Class Online; Festival to Showcase Manufacturers
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Oswego County Economic Development News

August 31, 2021
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Governor Hochul Expands Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant Program

Governor Hochul recently announced adjustments to the eligibility requirements for the Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant Program.
Businesses with 2019 or 2020 gross receipts up to $2.5 million will be able to apply through the program. Additionally, businesses who received federal PPP loans totaling up to $250,000 will be able to apply.To review all criteria for eligibility, visit the NY Small Business Recovery webpage.
The money is being administered by the state’s Empire State Development Corp. and Lendistry, a minority-led financial institution selected to administer the program.
Previously ineligible businesses may begin applying on September 8, 2021.

Fall Festival to Promote Fun and Manufacturing

Fulton’s first Fall Festival “Cider and Sweaters” will be held on October 9th from 10:00am to 4:00pm at C.W. Barrett Drive (road along the lake near the War Memorial) including Recreation Park, War Memorial & Ice Rink.
The festival will be a fun family event, featuring food, games for youth of all ages, over 70 vendors, live music and highlight the numerous manufacturers that call Fulton home. The committee has been working hard to bring a great fall event to Fulton” said Chris Waldron, Director of Fulton Parks and Recreation.
Along with a variety of festivities, this event will have a strong emphasis on local manufacturing. Since taking office Mayor Michaels has been meeting with local manufacturers to discuss how the city can be stronger partners. The common theme shared is that our young people do not realize how many well-paying jobs there are right here in Fulton. Each participating business such as Huhtamaki, Universal Metal, NET & Die and others will have their products, services and job opportunities on display.
“Showcasing our robust manufacturing sector and exposing our youth and their families to the great jobs available in Fulton is so important. While honoring our rich history, this festival will also highlight the many local products and services and the wealth of local job opportunities” said Mayor Michaels.
“Universal Metal Works appreciates the opportunity the city is providing at the October 9th Fulton Fall Festival. We are seeking to hire a number of positions. This kind of exposure will help” said Universal Metal Works, president, John Shakey IV.
For more information, visit their Facebook page.

Next Small Business Training Class to Be Held Online in September

SUNY Oswego’s Business Resource Center will host a small business training class for those interested in expanding or starting a small business in Oswego County. Classes will be held Monday, September 13th through Friday, September 17th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm and Monday, September 20th through Tuesday, September 21st from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm online through SUNY Oswego’s Business Resource Center.
This certificate program provides training that covers such topics as how to write a business plan, how to obtain financing, accounting and tax issues, business insurance, legalities, marketing, and other basic business start-up issues. Graduates of the program are eligible to apply for up to $25,000 in low-interest financing to expand or start their business in Oswego County.
Online training is provided by Small Business Development Center (SBDC) advisors, as well as other area business professionals. The program is coordinated by SUNY Oswego’s Business Resource Center, with promotional and scholarship support provided by the City of Fulton Community Development Agency, the City of Oswego Community Development Office, and Operation Oswego County.
Tuition for the program is $50 and includes all materials. Limited scholarships are available for this class.
For more information, or to register for the class, visit oswego.edu/sbdc. Registration ends on September 7, 2021 at 4:00 pm.
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