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Supply Chain Management

NCCC to Host Virtual Understanding Industries Workshop

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Niagara County Community College Workforce Development Department in conjunction with the Buffalo Niagara International Trade Gateway Organization (ITGO), is hosting the first in a series of presentations to increase awareness of the economic impact and employment opportunities of in-demand areas in Western New York.

The first Understanding Industries workshop, held via Zoom, will highlight Supply Chain Management/Logistics. The workshop will be held on October 21 at 10:00 AM.  This presentation is geared towards K-12 guidance counselors, adult education providers, and career development counselors in county government or community-based organizations. There is no fee to participate.

“After meeting several times with industry and business leaders, it was clear that there is a need to highlight how these industries impact our community, both economically as well as employers,” states Karen Kwandrans, Ed.D, Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs, Workforce Development. The series will highlight area businesses, their economic impact, and training and jobs available in each area.

“Many students and their parents do not think about logistics and supply chain as a career path – because most of us don’t spend too much time thinking about how everything we use daily gets to us. It’s an industry that requires people, energy and solutions, and always will. There will forever be logistics opportunities, and the Buffalo Niagara ITGO is thrilled to be working with NCCC to tell this story,” added Craig Turner, Executive Director, ITGO.

For more information please contact the Workforce Development Department at NCCC at 716 -614-6236 or visit the website at niagaracc.suny.edu/wd/


Media Contact Information

Barbara DeSimone
Director of Public Relations and Event Management
Phone: 716-614-5904
Email: desimone@niagaracc.suny.edu

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SBDC Hosts Free Webinar To Assist With Video Marketing

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The Niagara Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will be hosting a free webinar on Thursday, August 20th at 9:00 a.m. titled “Lights! Cameras! Sales!”  This interactive session will provide clients with information on the importance of video and illustrate ways to create engaging content that translates into increased sales.  According to polls done by video company Wyzowl, 74% of people who see a product in action via a demo video will buy it.

To register for this webinar, or find out more about other services offered by the SBDC, visit https://www.niagaracc.suny.edu/sbdc/ or call (716) 210-2515.  The Niagara SBDC remains open remotely through the COVID-19 pandemic, assisting clients over the phone, via email and in online meetings.


Media Contact Information

Sara Harvey
Assistant Director of Public Relations and Event Management
Phone: 716-614-6220
Email: saharvey@niagaracc.suny.edu

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SBDC offers free eCommerce webinar

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On Wednesday, July 29th, the Niagara Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will present two live webinars focusing on eCommerce for small business success.  Attendees will learn how to capture first page rankings on Google, create effective landing pages that convert into sales, target customers with Google Ads, Google Shopping, and Google Local and explore online marketplaces including Amazon.  The webinar will explore a step-by-step eCommerce success story with Falconer Electronics, and a question and answer period will be provided.

Those interested in learning more may sign up to participate in one of two webinars to be held live via the links below:

9:00 a.m. session: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6477394931430441485

1:00 p.m. session: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1475120601375342349

This programming is provided free of charge through a grant from the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation.

The Niagara SBDC remains open remotely through the COVID-19 pandemic, assisting clients over the phone, via email, and in online meetings.  For more information on the webinars or how the Niagara SBDC can assist you, and to get details on the COVID-19 Small Business Relief Fund, call 716-210-2515 or visit http://www.niagaracc.suny.edu/sbdc/


Media Contact Information

Sara Harvey
Assistant Director of Public Relations and Event Management
Phone: 716-614-6220
Email: saharvey@niagaracc.suny.edu

Hospitality

NCCC TO OFFER PPE TRAINING FOR HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY

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The Niagara County Community College (NCCC) Workforce Development Department will offer online training targeting businesses involved in the reopening of the Hospitality sector. This awareness level training is geared for employees that will be returning to the workplace and may be responsible for the cleaning and disinfection of their work space. The objective of this course is to raise the awareness of COVID-19 with factual information and simple steps that employees can take to avoid spreading the disease within the workplace or at home. This interactive web-based training provides ample opportunity for students to engage in informative Q&A’s. This is an opportunity for a branding advantage as companies resume business back to full operation. “This is a great training for businesses who are unsure of the current standards and who want to be prepared with a plan for how to reopen”, according to Karen Kwandrans, Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs.  “The instructors are all safety certified trainers and are up-to-date on regulatory changes issued by the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).”

Presentations are industry specific and this set of courses will be focused on the hospitality industry. The online classes for the hospitality industry will be offered:
June 15, 2020 at 8am -10:30am or 1:00pm-3:30pm

The cost of training is $40 per person for a two-hour class. For more information, please call NCCC Workforce Development at (716) 614-6236 or visit the website www.niagaracc.suny.edu/wd/.


Media Contact Information

Barbara DeSimone
Director of Public Relations and Event Management
Phone: 716-614-5904
Email: desimone@niagaracc.suny.edu

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NCCC TO OFFER FREE WEBINAR ON TRAINING FOR RE-OPENING RESTAURANTS

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The Niagara County Community College (NCCC) Small Business Development Center (SBDC), in conjunction with Workforce Development will hold training for Western New York restaurants to help them prepare for reopening. The SBDC training will focus on restaurant businesses that will be reopening during the New York Phase-in process. Businesses will be responsible for the cleaning and disinfection of their operations as well as providing relevant Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) and establishing proper social distancing. The Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation is sponsoring is webinar – so there is no cost to participate.

The objective of this course is to provide accurate information relating to COVID-19 and simple steps that businesses can take to avoid spreading the disease within the workplace. This interactive web-based training provides opportunities for attendees to engage in informative Q&A’s.  “This is a great training for businesses who are unsure of the current standards and who want to prepare their plan for reopening their business”, states Lynn Oswald, Director of the NCCC SBDC.  The instructor is a safety certified trainer and is up-to-date on regulatory changes issued by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and New York State.

The webinar will be held on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 from 9am -11:30am. The presentation will be repeated live later the same day from 1-3:30pm.  To register for the webinar and for more information, please call NCCC SBDC at 716-210-2515 or visit the website: http://www.niagarasbdc.org click on the “Training” tab for more details.


Media Contact Information

Barbara DeSimone
Director of Public Relations and Event Management
Phone: 716-614-5904
Email: desimone@niagaracc.suny.edu

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NCCC TO OFFER FREE WEBINAR ON RE-OPENING FOR RETAIL AND SERVICE BUSINESSES

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The Niagara County Community College (NCCC) Small Business Development Center (SBDC), in conjunction with NCCC Workforce Development will hold a free online training workshop for Western New York businesses to help them prepare for reopening. The SBDC training will focus on retail and service businesses that will be reopening during the New York Phase-in process. Businesses will be responsible for the cleaning and disinfection of their operations as well as providing relevant Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) and establishing proper social distancing. The Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation is sponsoring this webinar – so there is no cost to participate.

The objective of this course is to provide accurate information relating to COVID-19 and simple steps that businesses can take to avoid spreading the disease within the workplace. This interactive web-based training provides opportunities for attendees to engage in informative Q&A’s.  “This is a great training for businesses who are unsure of the current standards and who want to prepare their plan for reopening their business”, states Lynn Oswald, Director of the NCCC SBDC. The instructor is a safety certified trainer and is up-to-date on regulatory changes issued by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and New York State.

The webinar will be held on Wednesday, May 27 from 9am -11:30am. The presentation will be repeated later the same day from 1-3:30pm. You must register for the webinar by calling 716-210-2515.

NCCC Workforce Development is hosting a similar training program aimed at helping manufacturers. For a small fee, WNY manufacturers will receive expert instruction on re-opening issues specific to a production facility. Additional trainings will be announced in the near future for restaurant and hospitality operations.

For more information, please call NCCC SBDC at 716-210-2515 or visit the website: http://www.NiagaraSBDC.org


Media Contact Information

Barbara DeSimone
Director of Public Relations and Event Management
Phone: 716-614-5904
Email: desimone@niagaracc.suny.edu

Niagara Small Business Development Center

Entrepreneur Series at NCCC SBDC

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For those looking to enhance their business skills or strengthen an existing business, the Small Business Development Center at Niagara County Community College (NCCC) will be offering an Entrepreneur Series this spring.  The event is presented in collaboration with community partners from the Greater Lockport Development Center, the Niagara County Center for Economic Development, and the Lumber City Development Corporation.

The series kicks off on Wednesday, March 25th and runs every Wednesday until May 20th from 6-9:00 p.m. in room C-161 on the Sanborn Campus of NCCC located at 3111 Saunders Settlement Road.  The topics covered include: Entrepreneurship, Social Media for Small Business, Budget and Recordkeeping, Marketing for Small Business, Human Resource Management, Understanding your Financial Picture, Business Owner’s Insurance, Taxes and the Small Business, and Leadership: Employee and Self-Motivation.  A certificate is provided upon the completion of all 9 classes.

There is no cost to attend, but individuals must register by calling 716-210-2515 or via email at sbdc@niagaracc.suny.edu. For more information on these workshops and other training offered by the Niagara Small Business Development Center, visit niagarasbdc.org/


Media Contact Information

Sara Harvey
Assistant Director of Public Relations and Event Management
Phone: 716-614-6220
Email: saharvey@niagaracc.suny.edu