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North Country SBDC to Open Satellite Office

PLATTSBURGH, NY (Feb. 7, 2008) - A ribbon cutting event in Lake George will celebrate the opening of a satellite office of the North Country Small Business Development Center. The Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce will host the ceremony at its main office at 2176 State Rt. 9 on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 9 a.m.

This chamber partnership will allow local existing and start-up businesses to receive North Country SBDC services directly in the Lake George area. Professional North Country SBDC business advisors will be available weekly by appointment at the Lake George Chamber location.

Lake George Regional Chamber members, regional business owners, the media and the general public are invited to attend the ribbon cutting on Feb. 20.  Please contact Executive Director Luisa Sherman at the Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce by calling 518-668-5755, ext. 106.

The North Country SBDC, part of the School of Business and Economics at the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh, is located at 194 US Oval in Plattsburgh. It has worked one-on-one in a confidential setting with emerging, existing and expanding entrepreneurs, providing services at no cost to clients in Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, Warren and Northern Washington counties, for more than 23 years.

The North Country SBDC is part of a statewide program that receives funds from the U.S. Small Business Administration and the State University of New York. Businesses seeking advice on management assistance and can contact the North Country SBDC at 518-564-2042 or visit it online at http://www.plattsburgh.edu/offices/support/sbdc   or via www.BizEssentials.org .

The Lake George Regional Chamber has had an ongoing partnership with the North Country SBDC for over a year. This partnership has provided chamber members and the general public with business development workshops.  More workshops and "Webinars" are being planned by the chamber in the near future.  The chamber's website is http://www.LakeGeorgeChamber.com .

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