Small Business Development Center Hosts Women in Networking Program Focusing on Strategic Planning for Small Businesses

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For over a decade, the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Jamestown Community College has hosted the Women in Networking (WIN) Chautauqua program on the second Thursday of every month. This program is for female business owners and women working in the business sector.

Women meet on the 2nd Thursday of every month for a luncheon to exchange ideas, experiences, and address challenging issues. Each person briefly shares their latest business news and then participates in a learning opportunity with a presentation on a topic of interest. The SBDC has helped to build productive business relationships that benefit women throughout the region with this program. Cost to attend is $15 with check or credit card. To make a reservation or for more information on this monthly program, contact the SBDC at 716-338-1024.

The next WIN program will take place on Thursday, January 9 at 11:30am at the Roger Tory Peterson Institute in Jamestown. The presentation will focus on strategic planning for small businesses and will include an update on future plans for Chautauqua Institution. Our speaker is Shannon Rozner, Chief of Staff and Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for Chautauqua Institution.

Shannon leads the Institution’s staff in implementing a 10 year strategic plan their Board passed in May 2019 and oversees the day-to-day administration of the Institution. She is a licensed financial advisor who served for five years as COO and then as President of a financial planning firm she helped found in Maryland. In five years under her leadership, the practice saw 60% growth in assets.

Shannon is also an attorney licensed to practice in New York State. She received her law degree from The University of California, Berkeley and her bachelor’s degree in psychology from St. Bonaventure University.

(SBDC) at Jamestown Community College (JCC) vision is to create economic sustainability for all New Yorkers – one business at a time. The SBDC delivers high quality business counseling and training to clients looking to start a business or improve the performance of an existing business. Services are free and confidential and include a range of management and technical assistance from business plan development, accounting guidance, productivity enhancement and export assistance to loan information, marketing, and financial planning among other services.