Spotlight on Business: Aug. 19, 2021 | Local News

No cost business enterprise ideation and entrepreneurship workshop in Plattsburgh

PLATTSBURGH — Position Beneficial Inc., in collaboration with Clinton Local community College or university, the North Country Chamber of Commerce and Clarkson’s Shipley Heart for Innovation, will hold a Enterprise Ideation and Entrepreneurship Workshop.

The two-hour-prolonged workshop will be held Thursday, Aug. 5 at 1 p.m. at Clinton Neighborhood College’s Institute for State-of-the-art Producing (IAM). It aims to help aspiring business people determine promising ideas and map out the steps for shifting forward. 

It will focus on two most important tracks:

• Helping participants establish an idea and start off to establish a business enterprise system that may well eventually guide to the institution of a new enterprise

• Supporting to advance the scheduling for entrepreneurs that presently have a small business idea in brain.

Through this workshop, entrepreneurs will also obtain entry to methods, professional expert services and ongoing mentorship to help in the start and growth of their company. The workshop will conclude with a networking/social hour and just one-on-one particular meetings, if wanted.

This event is aspect of a collection of workshops led by employees from Clarkson University’s Shipley Middle and Point Constructive. The to start with workshop was held in Canton in July. Upcoming destinations will involve Ticonderoga, Lowville and Lake Placid.

The Workshop Series venture is created doable by assist from Adirondack Foundation’s Generous Acts System. The grant is becoming co-funded in aspect by the Rhoades Household Fund at Adirondack Basis. Even further guidance for this certain workshop has been generously presented by the North Nation Chamber of Commerce and Clinton Neighborhood University.

Registration and further information is obtainable on line:

All those not able to go to in person should really still register as all supplies will be out there to obtain following the function.


Grant awarded to Kiwanis BackPack Application

TICONDEROGA — The Kiwanis Club of Ticonderoga was recently awarded a $1,750 grant from Stewart’s Vacation Match Application.

By way of its Vacation Match Plan, Stewart’s Shops matches consumer donations manufactured in all of their shops from Thanksgiving by way of Xmas.

The 2020-21 plan elevated above $1.88 million and Stewart’s has donated just about $32 million to community area nonprofits due to the fact the application began in 1986, all for the profit of regional spot young children less than the age of 18.

The BackPack Method sends youthful young children from community spot colleges residence for the weekends with backpacks loaded with wholesome, shelf-stable and very easily well prepared meals during the school yr. The backpacks also include Stewart’s Milk Playing cards very good for 1 gallon of 1% milk and Stewart’s Egg Cards superior for 1 dozen significant eggs at any of the Stewart’s suppliers.

The grant resources will be utilised to purchase foods for the backpacks from the Regional Foodstuff Bank of Northeaster New York, which designs the menus for the weekend, orders the meals and delivers the food stuff to educational facilities in the course of the North Country.

Ticonderoga Kiwanis worked intently with Ticonderoga Central faculties for the first roll-out of the method in 2013 for 30 deserving youngsters. Many thanks to the assist of generous donors and businesses like Stewarts, the software has been in a position to develop from this somewhat modest start out. The to start with growth was in April 2013 and was enabled by an earlier grant from Stewart’s. 

Now, the backpack system is supplying extra nutrition to 280 qualified children from seven local place educational institutions: Ticonderoga, Crown Point, St. Mary’s, Putnam, Schroon Lake, Moriah and Peru. On an once-a-year basis, that is over 9,000 weekend backpacks loaded with foodstuff, the equal of 54,000 foods. In addition, a Summer season Foods Application has been supplied for the last 5 many years which provides yet another 6,000 meals yearly.

All donations are utilised to buy the food items to fill the backpacks and donations to this incredibly worthy induce are tax-deductible. The value to sponsor one boy or girl for an entire college 12 months is only $183. For far more details, get hold of John Bartlett at


No. Co. Chamber to host free of charge biz grant webinar

PLATTSBURGH — The North Place Chamber of Commerce will host a webinar on New York State’s COVID-19 Pandemic Tiny Business Restoration Grant Plan, which is now accepting purposes.

Smaller corporations, micro companies and for-income impartial arts and cultural companies are invited to show up at the webinar about this worthwhile system.

Things to be talked about contain:

• Eligibility necessities

• How the grant is calculated

• Documentation necessary

The free of charge webinar will be held Thursday, Aug. 26 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. 

Phone Raechell Conn at 518-563-1000 with any queries.