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Full-Day Blueprint Reading and Estimating Seminar

PLATTSBURGH, NY__Take the mystery out of blueprint reading for estimating construction costs. The North Country Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh, in cooperation with Champlain National Bank, will offer a seminar designed for owners, operators and estimators to gain insight into reading blueprints and developing estimates.

Bidding and estimating is a crucial skill for any contractor. This construction industry seminar will be held on Friday, Jan. 19, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Mowry Conference Room in Redcay Hall at SUNY Plattsburgh.

Pat Travers, an engineer, cost estimator and project manager with 20 years of experience in the construction industry, will offer an overview of the purpose and creation process of blueprints, contractual implications, types of drawings, interpreting information on drawings and using the drawings to develop estimates.

The seminar is $35 per person and includes a buffet lunch. To register, call the SBDC at 518-564-2042.

Champlain National Bank, a wholly owned subsidiary of Champlain Bank Corporation, has total assets of approximately $160 million and currently operates nine banking locations. Founded in the early 20th Century, Champlain National Bank serves the people of Essex and Clinton counties by offering a full range of personal and business services. It is a locally owned and operated bank with headquarters in Essex County.

The North Country SBDC, part of the School of Business and Economics at SUNY Plattsburgh, works one-on-one in a confidential setting with emerging, existing and expanding entrepreneurs. The staff has provided these services at no cost to clients in Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, Warren and northern Washington counties for more than 20 years. Visit the North Country SBDC online at http://www.plattsburgh.edu/offices/support/SBDC

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