SUNY Canton partners with NYSERDA to aid small businesses
Sunday, June 17, 2012 - 7:59 am

CANTON – The Small Business Development Center at SUNY Canton has partnered with Renew St. Lawrence County and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority to link business owners with resources to build new or renovate existing businesses.

The agencies will be presenting free workshops Monday, June 18, at 9 a.m. in the Potsdam Civic Center and at 4 p.m. at Ogdensburg’s Dobisky Center.

NYSERDA provides free energy audits for existing businesses to help them plan energy efficient renovations, noted SBDC Director Dale Rice. “They will be able to provide free information and recommendations about energy efficient heating and lighting solutions. Business owners may also be eligible for economic incentives to renovate or build new brick-and-mortar businesses or storefronts.”

A NYSERDA specialist will present the workshops to help business owners gain access to funding available from a wide range of state resources. The SUNY Canton Small Business Development Center is available to assist business owners with all of the necessary steps and assessing the costs and benefits of implementing new energy efficiency measures.

For more information, or to reserve a seat, contact the SBDC at 386-7312 or sbdc@canton.edu.