SBDC at Onondaga Community College recognizes small businesses in the area

ONONDAGA, NY – The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Onondaga Community College (OCC) presents the Small Business of the Year award to one company in each of the six counties in which it operates.

SBDC announces the honors as it recognizes National Small Business Week, the OCC said.

The 2022 honorees are Luminary Electrical (Onondaga County); Paws ‘n Purrs Pet Care (Cayuga County); Seven Valley Specialty Cables (Cortland County); 20 East (Madison County); Great Bear Child Care (Oswego County); Waterloo Chiropractic (Seneca County).

The SBDC in the OCC also awards two other awards. First, Galvin Farms Gourmet Mushroom Company in Lysander is recognized as Small Farming Business of the Year. SBDC also honors M&T Bank as Regional Small Business Lender Partner of the Year.

“We are so proud of what each of these companies has achieved. We also thank M&T Bank for their support of small businesses,” said Bob Griffin, OCC’s SBDC Regional Director. “Small business really is America’s business. Despite some economic uncertainties, there is reason for optimism. These companies are proof of that. If you dream of starting or growing your small business, our consultants can help you make informed decisions and take informed action.”

About the SBDC

The OCC’s Small Business Development Center provides free, confidential business consulting services to people and businesses in its six-county region.

The consulting team has almost 200 years of experience in business and management consulting. The group provides tailored support through consulting, education, research and advocacy for entrepreneurs, innovators and the small and medium-sized business community.

Over the past three years (2019-2021), the SBDC at OCC says it has supported more than 3,400 clients, 400 of whom have started new businesses; supports the creation or protection of more than 8,300 jobs; and helped entrepreneurs secure more than $63 million in investments, including loans, grants or other private financing, per OCC.