National Small Business Week Spurs Focus on North Country Small Business Resources

 Saranac Lake, NY – In partnership with the Adirondack Economic Development Corporation (AEDC), the SCORE – Clinton, Essex Franklin Chapter is hosting an open house style event in celebration of National Small Business Week on Friday May 5th from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the AEDC office. The event, “Small Business Resource Spotlight,” will bring together and highlight available resources for small businesses in the North Country. The event will include: representatives from business mentoring organizations, information on loans and business planning, community networking information, and a health insurance professional to answer questions about small business benefits and options.

Small business owners, aspiring entrepreneurs, and those interested in volunteer opportunities to support small business should attend. Both SCORE and Business Mentor NY will have information present about volunteer opportunities and mentor services.

The event will run will run from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. with light refreshments served. Those interested in attending can stop by at any time during this block of time as the event is informal and seeks to encourage individual participation and provide information specific to each attendee’s needs. The event will be held at the AEDC Office, 67 Main Street, Suite 300, Saranac Lake.

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About the SCORE – Clinton, Essex Franklin Chapter

Housed in the North Country Chamber of Commerce, SCORE – Clinton, Essex, Franklin is one of over 320 chapters nationwide dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow, and achieve strategic goals through education and mentorship. They are able to provide these services to area businesses free of charge, thanks to a network of experienced volunteer mentors.

About AEDC
The Adirondack Economic Development Corporation Inc. (AEDC) is a not-for-profit economic development corporation whose mission is to provide access to capital, training and technical assistance to North Country small businesses. AEDC provides a clear path to self-employment through a four-prong approach that includes classroom training, one-on-one assistance, access to capital through our various micro-lending programs and continuous networking of program graduates and the business community.