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‘Sparks’ series to discover business enterprise subjects, starting with DEI


May 25, 2023

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Lauren LaGreca
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Curious about the sparks? We’ll clarify!

1st and foremost, we want to remind all organizations in Cayuga County about round two of the Compact Business enterprise Help Grant plan. The application period is closing in significantly less than a month. The county was awarded funds by means of the Coronavirus State and Neighborhood Fiscal Recovery Funds, a component of the American Rescue Program. In 2022, the county Legislature authorized the allocation of $500,000 of these funds to help modest organizations with grant awards of up to $ten,000 for every business enterprise. Earlier this year, 37 organizations received grant awards.

With $200,000 nonetheless readily available, the county has opened round two for new applications. CEDA is actively involved in supporting this plan by giving administrative help for the grant, like outreach, application intake and processing. Even so, the applications themselves will be scored by an award assessment and choice committee established by the county. You can obtain all the data about the Cayuga County Compact Business enterprise Help Grant on CEDA’s web site at cayugaeda.org/countygrant. Need to have help with submitting your on-line application? Schedule a cost-free and confidential appointment with a CEDA specialist nowadays by emailing countygrant@cayugaeda.org. Do not wait, apply nowadays! Applications will be accepted by means of June 12.

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Sparks are flying! Join us for the inaugural episode of “CEDA Sparks” at 9:15 a.m. Friday, June two. This episode will concentrate on diversity, equity and inclusion and will be presented by Auburn native Dr. Rhoda Overstreet-Wilson. She is a distinguished educator, social justice advocate and neighborhood leader with more than 25 years of giving vision and strategic tactics focused on adjust management and organizational improvement by means of the lens of diversity, equity and inclusion to a lot of nonprofit organizations and neighborhood boards.

For this episode, discover the “why” behind DEI and the worth of investing in DEI for your business enterprise. This virtual series, hosted by CEDA, will take spot by means of Zoom till ten a.m. and is open to all, especially Cayuga County business enterprise owners and stakeholders. Every single episode of “CEDA Sparks” will concentrate on a distinct subject, irrespective of whether it is assisting your business enterprise remain on track or preparing you and your group for possible possibilities in the future. We fully grasp that navigating the planet of financial improvement can occasionally be complicated. “CEDA Sparks” is created to break down the complexity into manageable pieces. Following the presentation, we will host a Q&ampA session with our presenter and CEDA employees, enabling you to ask your business enterprise queries. If you have an exciting subject you’d like us to take into consideration for a future episode, or if you happen to be interested in sharing your insights and experience as a guest speaker, please get in touch with me at llagreca@cayugaEDA.org.

Regardless of whether you are beginning or developing a business enterprise in Cayuga County, we are right here to help your business enterprise! Consultations with a single of our CEDA specialists are constantly cost-free and confidential. Keep updated on our sources and other beneficial insights by following our social media platforms, accessed from our web site, cayugaeda.org. Updates from our “CEDA Sees the County” initiative will be shared subsequent month, so remain tuned! We appear forward to meeting you and continuing to help your business enterprise objectives.

Lauren LaGreca is promoting manager for the Cayuga Financial Improvement Agency, a private sector, 501(c)(three) neighborhood improvement corporation established to implement a extensive financial improvement tactic for all of Cayuga County. CEDA’s mission is “To foster a sustainable good quality of life in Cayuga County by means of job retention, expansion, and attraction.” Its specialists can be contacted for cost-free and confidential help for organizations. For additional data, get in touch with (315) 252-3500 or take a look at cayugaeda.org.

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