Paul Smith's College to host workshop for North Country veterans
Paul Smiths, N.Y. (03/31/2017) — A number of experts will assemble Wednesday, April 12, at Paul Smith's College to discuss loans, benefits, resources and investment opportunities available to U.S. veterans living in the North Country.
This free workshop, which is geared toward veterans with an interest in starting a business, will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Joan Weill Adirondack Library's Adirondack Room.
"Educating veterans, whether in the classroom or through this workshop, is an integral part of who we are as a college," said Amy Tuthill, director of Veteran and Enrollment Services at Paul Smith's College. "It's part of our legacy. If we can help a veteran learn more about the opportunities available to them in starting a business, attending college or obtaining the benefits they've earned, then we've made a difference, and that's what counts."
The event will kick off with an introduction by Nicholas Hunt-Bull, provost of Paul Smith's College, followed by a presentation from Richard Hannis, upstate New York director emeritus of the Service Corps of Retired Executives, who will discuss the free resources available to veterans interested in starting their own businesses.
The workshop will also feature presentations by the following speakers:
- Dan Rickman, branch manager of the Small Business Association in Albany.
- Tim LaSarso, vice president of Commercial Banking Relationships at the NBT Bank Corp.
- Tracie Reece, veterans benefits advisor with the New York State Veterans Administration.
- Frank Dorchek, regional representative with Clear Path for Veterans.
- Sam Hall, veteran program associate director with St. Joseph's Rehabilitation Center.
- Jim Murphy, executive director of Adirondack Economic Development Corporation.
- Amy Tuthill, director of Veteran and Enrollment Services at Paul Smith's College.
- Joe Keegan, vice president of North Country Community College.
The free workshop is sponsored by SCORE, Paul Smith's College and North Country Community College.
A light meal will be provided. Preregistration is encouraged but not required. Please email Amy Tuthill at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 518-327-6862.
About Paul Smith's College
At Paul Smith's College, it's about the experience. We are the only four-year institution of higher education in the Adirondacks. Our programs - in fields including hospitality, culinary arts, forestry, natural resources, entrepreneurship and the sciences - draw on industries and resources available in our own backyard while preparing students for successful careers anywhere. For more information, visit paulsmiths.edu.