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09-29-2011

Greater Massena Chamber of Commerce Partnering with Reh Center for Entrepreneurship at Clarkson University to Offer My Small Business 101

The Greater Massena 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.

“The Greater Massena Chamber of Commerce is very pleased to offer these classes to its membership as a member benefit," said Michael Gleason, executive director of chamber. "We are constantly looking to enhance the value of membership in the Greater Massena Chamber and the topics taught by Marc Compeau from the Reh Center for Entrepreneurship at Clarkson University add to that value”

The course will be held on Sunday, October 9, 16, 30, and November 6, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Clarkson University and taught by Marc Compeau, director of the Reh Center. Topics covered will 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 that have taken My Small Business 101.

Twenty seats in the class have been reserved by the Greater Massena Chamber of Commerce for its members. Registration is required and will be offered on a first-come first-served basis to small businesses in the county. There is no cost to attend.

Please contact Erin Draper, associate director of the Reh Center, at 315-268-3995 or edraper@clarkson.edu to register.

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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