CCC’s BDI awarded Portable Assistance Grant

Press Release

Corning Community College’s Small Business Development Center is pleased to announce that it has been awarded “A Portable Assistance Grant” by the Small Business Administration. The purpose of the grant is to provide portable access and relief to small businesses affected by significant corporate and industry specific downsizing in their surrounding communities.

The goal is to offer specialized training, counseling and assistance with loan packaging to small businesses that need to redirect their focus and marketing endeavors in order to stabilize their businesses.

In response, the SBDC recently hired two counselors dedicated to the Elmira and Bath/Hornell areas. Counselors are currently available to provide one-on-one coun- seling on-site at the individual businesses or at one of several outreach sites.

All services are completely confidential with business consulting provided free of charge.

To facilitate this effort, outreach locations are being created at the Small Business Administration office located at 333 East Water Street, Elmira, NY, and Steuben County IDA office at 7234 Route 54, Bath, NY.

If you are interested in learning more or wish coordinate an appointment to speak to a counselor, please contact the Small Business Development Center at (607) 937-6861.