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‘Sparks’ collection to discover enterprise matters, starting with DEI


May 25, 2023

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Lauren LaGreca
Particular to The Citizen

Curious concerning the sparks? We’ll clarify!

Firstly, we need to remind all companies in Cayuga County about spherical two of the Small Enterprise Help Grant program. The applying interval is closing in lower than a month. The county was awarded funds by means of the Coronavirus State and Native Fiscal Restoration Funds, part of the American Rescue Plan. In 2022, the county Legislature permitted the allocation of $500,000 of those funds to help small companies with grant awards of as much as $10,000 for every enterprise. Earlier this yr, 37 companies obtained grant awards.

With $200,000 nonetheless out there, the county has opened spherical two for brand spanking new functions. CEDA is actively concerned in supporting this program by offering administrative assist for the grant, together with outreach, software consumption and processing. Nevertheless, the functions themselves will probably be scored by an award assessment and choice committee established by the county. You’ll find all of the details about the Cayuga County Small Enterprise Help Grant on CEDA’s web site at cayugaeda.org/countygrant. Want help with submitting your on-line software? Schedule a free and confidential appointment with a CEDA specialist right now by emailing countygrant@cayugaeda.org. Do not wait, apply right now! Functions will probably be accepted by means of June 12.

Individuals are additionally studying…

Sparks are flying! Be part of us for the inaugural episode of “CEDA Sparks” at 9:15 a.m. Friday, June 2. This episode will give attention to variety, fairness and inclusion and will probably be introduced by Auburn native Dr. Rhoda Overstreet-Wilson. She is a distinguished educator, social justice advocate and group chief with over 25 years of offering imaginative and prescient and strategic methods centered on change administration and organizational growth by means of the lens of variety, fairness and inclusion to quite a few nonprofit organizations and group boards.

For this episode, study the “why” behind DEI and the worth of investing in DEI for what you are promoting. This digital collection, hosted by CEDA, will happen by way of Zoom till 10 a.m. and is open to all, significantly Cayuga County enterprise house owners and stakeholders. Every episode of “CEDA Sparks” will give attention to a selected matter, whether or not it is serving to what you are promoting keep on observe or making ready you and your staff for potential alternatives sooner or later. We perceive that navigating the world of financial growth can generally be advanced. “CEDA Sparks” is designed to interrupt down the complexity into manageable items. Following the presentation, we’ll host a Q&A session with our presenter and CEDA employees, permitting you to ask what you are promoting questions. If in case you have an attention-grabbing matter you need us to think about for a future episode, or when you’re all for sharing your insights and experience as a visitor speaker, please contact me at llagreca@cayugaEDA.org.

Whether or not you might be beginning or rising a enterprise in Cayuga County, we’re right here to assist what you are promoting! Consultations with one in all our CEDA specialists are all the time free and confidential. Keep up to date on our sources and different beneficial insights by following our social media platforms, accessed from our web site, cayugaeda.org. Updates from our “CEDA Sees the County” initiative will probably be shared subsequent month, so keep tuned! We look ahead to assembly you and persevering with to assist what you are promoting targets.

Lauren LaGreca is advertising and marketing supervisor for the Cayuga Financial Growth Company, a non-public sector, 501(c)(3) native growth company established to implement a complete financial growth technique for all of Cayuga County. CEDA’s mission is “To foster a sustainable high quality of life in Cayuga County by means of job retention, growth, and attraction.” Its specialists might be contacted at no cost and confidential help for companies. For extra info, name (315) 252-3500 or go to cayugaeda.org.

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