October 6, 2008
Molly Ames, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County,
Steven B. Cook, St. Regis Mohawk Tribe Office of Economic Development,
518-358-2272 x270; Lindsay Tarbell, 518-358-2272 x168
Anita Deming, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Essex County,
Ruby Sprowls, NATC, St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce,
Malone, Massena, Watertown, Westport to Host Marketing for
If you live in Malone, Massena, Watertown or Westport, own a farm, craft
or small business or are ready to start a new enterprise, plan to attend
the Marketing for Profit course designed to turn ideas into profits.
Monday and Wednesday evening sessions will focus on selecting a proper
website domain name, developing a website, reaching online markets,
business planning, value-added licensing, insurance liability, product
seasonality, financing information, and the opportunity to have your
business proposal reviewed by a ‘mock’ loan committee.
The course, developed by the Northern Adirondack Trading Cooperative and
Cornell Cooperative Extension, starts Monday, October 27, 2008 and will
run 5:30-8:30pm Mondays and Wednesdays through March 4, 2009. Course fee
is $50; participants can attend all 20 sessions or select those of
Meeting sites are Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County,
Watertown; SUNY Canton at Massena; the North Country Community College
Malone campus, and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Essex County,
The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe Office of Economic Development is
co-sponsoring this course. Northern Adirondack Trading Cooperative
Program Director Ruby Sprowls will interview potential candidates prior
to registration for this training program.
Steven B. Cook, director of the Office of Economic Development, says,
“If you are thinking about starting a business or expanding the market
for your business to include the internet, this course is for you. The
key elements in this course will teach you how to market your product
for profit and how to make use of the internet to expand your sales.
Each successful business will, in turn, contribute to a greater regional
Course co-host Anita Deming, executive director of Cornell Cooperative
Extension of Essex County in Westport, says, “This course has been
well-received on the western side of the Adirondacks and we are thrilled
to offer it here on the eastern side to help our small businesses,
crafters and small farms make the most of opportunities to sell their
Deming says now would be a good time for those who are learning to make
wine from the cold hardy grapes that have been introduced to the North
Country to also learn how to market and sell wine.
“This course will help people with business planning, marketing and
other tools for increasing profits. The long-term benefit of a course
like this will be a lasting positive impact on the Essex County
economy,” Deming says.
The course is sponsored by a partnership of Cornell Cooperative
Extension Associations of Northern New York, the Northern Adirondack
Trading Cooperative, The Rural Opportunities Enterprise Center, Inc.,
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe, NYS Small Business Development Center at SUNY
Canton, St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce, the Northern New York
Agricultural Development Program, SCORE, Paul Smiths College, ComLinks,
Clarkson University, USDA Rural Development, and Senator Hillary Rodham
Those interested in reserving a space for the course in Westport, may
call Anita Deming, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Essex County,
518-962-4810. For Watertown, call Molly Ames, Cornell Cooperative
Extension of Jefferson County, 315-788-8450; for Malone: Ruby Sprowls,
St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce, 877-228-7810; and for Massena:
Steven Cook, St. Regis Mohawk Economic Development Office, 518-358-2272.
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