M&T Bank supports Clarkson University's Reh Center with $25,000 gift
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 11:50 am

POTSDAM -- Clarkson University has received a $25,000 grant from M&T Bank to support small business and community development through programs and services from the university’s Reh Center for Entrepreneurship.

A resource center in School of Business, the Reh Center for Entrepreneurship has helped raise the School of Business’s entrepreneurship program to #15 in the nation as rated by both the Princeton Review and Entrepreneur Magazine.

“The Reh Center for Entrepreneurship’s focus on local small business partnerships and community development aligns with our focus as a bank,” said Allen Naples, Central New York regional president, M&T Bank. “We hope that these funds will help drive entrepreneurship in central New York.”

Since 2004, the center has provided guidance and training to more than 800 local businesses through its introductory course, My Small Business 101. The course is a four-part business strategy series designed to help entrepreneurs and microbusiness operators succeed.

Since its inception, the My Small Business 101 series has achieved an 85 percent two- and five-year business survival rate, compared with a 45-percent survival rate, nationally.

The next My Small Business 101 course will be held March 4, 11, and 25 and April 1 from 6-8 p.m. in Clarkson University’s Bertrand H. Snell Hall Room 212 on Clarkson’s hill campus.

For more information about the Reh Center or to register for the My Small Business 101 course, contact Erin Draper, Director of Operations for the Reh Center for Entrepreneurship at 268-3995 or edraper@clarkson.edu.