News & Press Releases- New York SBDC

News & Press Releases

6 April 2022

NCPR: Jefferson and Lewis were the only counties in our region to increase child care options during the pandemic. Here's how they did it.

"The North Country has a big child care problem. About 85% of our region is considered a child care desert, meaning there are more children than slots in care." Jefferson and Lewis County economic developers are working hard to offset this stat. Liz Lonergan (Director, Watertown SBDC) and Megan Stadler (Associate Vice President for Strategic Initiatives, Jefferson Community College) are among those covered on NCPR this week about how they are increasing child care options in the region through a new Home-Based Childcare Training Program.

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4 April 2022

WWNY 7News: Thinking about starting a new business?

Watertown SBDC interview with WWNY 7News on SBDC resources for small business owners and the upcoming Virtual Entrepreneurial Program.

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2 March 2018

Fort Drum Soldiers, Family Members learn business-building strategies to begin their next careers

At Fort Drum, soldiers and their family members have the opportunity to learn how to start their own businesses. Robin Stephenson, of the Watertown SBDC, instructs Boots 2 Business and Build Your Own Business classes at Fort Drum, offering veterans business planning guidance.

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23 September 2016

Success is Just the Right Topping for Dairy Queen Franchisees

With the help of Watertown SBDC advisor, Robin Stephenson, Sonja and Damon Draught are “living the dream” and own two Dairy Queen franchises.

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3 December 2015

2015 Boots to Business Instructor of the Year lauded for helping Soldiers, Families

"This year, the SBA recognized five instructors from across the nation as “Boots to Business” Instructors of the Year, including Robin Stephenson, an advanced certified business adviser for the New York Small Business Development Center at Jefferson Community College, Watertown."

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23 November 2015

SBDC Advisor at JCC receives national award

Robin Stephenson, a business advisor at the Watertown SBDC at Jefferson Community College, was named the recipient of a 2015 Boots to Business Instructor of the Year Award by the SBA.

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5 November 2015

SBA Thanks Boots to Business Instructors of the Year

Watertown SBDC's Robin Stephenson is honored as one of SBA's four "Boots to Business" instructors of the year. "Before the Boots to Business program began, Robin Stephenson and the New York Small Business Development Center (SBDC) had already been offering a three-hour entrepreneurship training seminar on a quarterly basis at Fort Drum. When the Boots to Business program was rolled out in 2013, Robin was able to make the transition go smoothly, allowing Fort Drum to have the new program “go live” more than a full year ahead of many other locations. Robin currently spends several days a month at Fort Drum working with the Soldier for Life/Transition Assistance Program. "

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