Archive for the ‘OCBA Past Events’ Category

Micro-lending seminar yields good results

March 5, 2012

Last Thursday, the Accelerator hosted a seminar on micro-lending with the Orange County Chamber of Commerce and Community Capital Resources. Featuring Kim Jacobs (Executive Director) and Tamara Underwood (Director, Small Business Lending) from Community Capital Resources (CCR), along with Carol Smith from Orange County Chamber of Commerce, the seminar provided insights on micro-lending and where to seek assistance.

CCR is a not-for-profit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) that provides access to the knowledge, technical assistance and financial resources needed to foster financial security, self sufficiency and vibrant, diverse communities. CCR provides loans, training and support to assist emerging entrepreneurs and existing business to reach their business and economic goals. Tamara Underwood holds regular office hours at OCBA during the week to meet with businesses, so dial her up and set an appointment, after the presentation.

The Orange County Chamber of Commerce –  a true partner with OCBA in enhancing the business climate in the County – has nearly 2,000 businesses and organizations making it one of the 10 largest chambers of commerce in New York State. Among a host of services to its members, the OC CoC extends benefits to Woman and Minority Owned Businesses, as well as managing the Mid Hudson Regional Revolving Loan Trust Fund.

Here’s a taste of the photos. Please check our Facebook page for a full gallery!


Pop-up Knowledge Series Presents Bruce Newman: The Webinar Czar

February 3, 2012

Thanks to all who attended the webinar discussion with Bruce Newman on Thursday, Feb. 2 at the Accelerator! Here are some teaser pics. For a full gallery, please visit our Facebook page.

David Dirks on Small Business Innovation, 12/8/11

December 19, 2011

More photos are available on our Facebook page. Click here for a copy of David’s presentation.

Rob Garber on Competitive Intelligence, 12/15/11

December 19, 2011

More photos are available on our Facebook page. Click here for Rob’s PowerPoint presentation.