Courtney Curatoio, Director of SBDC started her presentation by showing appreciation for fellow member, Irene Dobies, who was the director of SBDC for over 30 years. Courtney also gave special thanks to Rotary for being so welcoming to her after moving from Naples to Jamestown. Her connection to Chautauqua County was that her family came to Chautauqua Institution during the summers.
Administered by the US Small Business Administration, the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Jamestown Community College works with regional businesses to help them succeed. The region includes Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, and Allegany Counties.
Since their start in 1986, advisors have worked with over 11,600 businesses, helping them to invest more than $135,700,000 into the area’s economy and create or save more than 6,100 jobs.
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 confidential and free of charge.