The Chautauqua County Industrial Development Agency in
conjunction with the New York State Small Business Development Center at
Jamestown Community College held a "Veterans
Business Expo” on Saturday May 7, 2011.
The "Veterans Business Expo” was a showcase of veteran owned
businesses and veteran services in Chautauqua County. This free event was for current veteran
business owners, prospective veteran business owners, family members, and the
The CCIDA and the NYS
SBDC @ JCC contacted Chautauqua County veteran owned businesses to see who
would like to display his/her products or services for the free
event. We had 30 registered businesses and service agencies participate.
In addition to the
business expo there were 4 informational seminars for veterans who would like
to start their own business. We had 40 class attendees.
We hosted roughly 100 visitors to the expo. Additionally the veteran business owners were able to network and meet each other. The expo was a success and plans are hopefully in the works for 2012's expo.