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Morrisville State College Lends Hand, Co-Sponsors Seminar to Help Businesses Survive Hard Times

MORRISVILLE, N.Y.—Morrisville State College is lending a hand to help businesses facing hard times.

The college is co-sponsoring a free seminar, “Surviving Tough Times in 2009,” Feb. 19 from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Commerce Chenango Conference room of the Eaton Center, 19 Eaton Ave., Norwich.

The seminar includes information on many ways businesses can cut costs, such as using renewable energy, tax credits, technical and financial assistance programs and other cost savings programs.

Presenters from Morrisville State College are:
Ben Ballard, PhD, assistant professor and director of the college’s Renewable Energy Training Center (RETC), will discuss the RETC and how to cut costs through renewable energies.
Amy Barsha, director, and Linda DeMuro, employment and career counselor, both of workforce development and community education, will discuss the Bridge Program and how to obtain money for employee training.

The event is sponsored by the Chenango County Job Service Employer Committee (JSEC).

To register, e-mail alan.sessions@labor.state.ny.us by Feb. 17 or call 607-432-4800 ext. 103.

Morrisville State College offers more than 75 bachelor and associate degrees. Considered to be one of the most technologically advanced colleges in the nation for its ThinkPad University program and wireless technology initiative, the college recently became the first in the nation to comprehensively replace landlines in residence halls with individual cellular phones. Morrisville State College was also chosen as one of the top five colleges in the nation for campus activities by Campus Activities magazine.

The Morrisville State College Norwich Campus offers associate degree programs in accounting, business, computer systems technology, office administration, liberal arts transfer, nursing, early childhood, criminal justice and human services to south central New York residents and employers. Students may also apply coursework to other associate or bachelor degrees at the main campus.

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