Small Business Development Center Hosts Women in Networking Program March 11


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.

While this event usually takes place in person, during the COVID19 pandemic, women are meeting via zoom 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. To make a reservation or for more information on this monthly program, contact the SBDC at 716-338-1024 or visit

The next WIN program will take place on Thursday, March 11 at 12pm. The presentation will focus on Marketing to Build Relationships and Capture New Clients. This session will give participants five tools to help establish relationships and secure customers. Part of the conversation will include the benefits of utilizing free platforms vs. paid platforms in your marketing efforts. Our speaker is Delana Rupp, owner of Customized Management Strategies. Rupp has over 20 years’ experience developing and fostering relationships and working with employers in the manufacturing, healthcare, retail, non-for-profit, government, and education sectors. Throughout her career she has focused on, and is passionate about, helping businesses get ahead. Much of this has centered on marketing initiatives and efforts that strengthen a product or service, create excitement around a concept, and build trust with customers. She holds her Master of Science in Education from St. Bonaventure University.

Administered by the US Small Business Administration, the Small Business Development Center (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.