Brophy Services Inc, Central New York’s largest locally owned and operated commercial janitorial and office cleaning service contractor, was selected recently to participate in Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management’s Corporate Entrepreneurship class, said Eileen L. Brophy, president.
“We’re delighted to participate in this project that engages students in a real business facing day-to-day challenges and successes,” Brophy said. “We look forward to sharing their enthusiasm, ideas and feedback.”
Alexander McKelvie, assistant professor of Entrepreneurship, teaches the class. “The purpose of the course is to understand how and why existing corporations behave entrepreneurially beyond their startup,” McKelvie said.
“The main purpose of the course involves a small group of students working with a local innovative firm to learn about how the company acts entrepreneurially and also to provide concrete suggestions as to how to increase the entrepreneurial spirit at the company.”
Syracuse University (SU) undergraduate students who will be working with Brophy include: Julie Masson, Mike Brocks, Lauren Monxelos, Greg Davis and Sharlene Pozza. According to McKelvie, the students will meet with Brophy four or five times during the spring semester and talk to many of the different employees at various levels of the firm. The students will give Brophy Services a written report and invite Brophy and members of her team to a private presentation of the report at SU at the end of the semester.
“This course was offered once before and the students found it to be a wonderful experience,” McKelvie said. “The participating companies also appreciated the chance to get an outsider’s viewpoint and some potentially useful recommendations, without sacrificing a lot of time.”
Brophy Services, with offices in Syracuse, Oswego and Utica, celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2011 and is a fully insured and bonded corporation. Brophy Services is the only building service contractor within a 500-mile radius of Syracuse offering its own private label Eco-Logo certified cleaning products to provide environmentally sound solutions for a healthier workplace. The company serves clients in Onondaga, Oneida, Madison, Oswego and Chenango counties and is the only Among the services offered are office cleaning, restroom cleaning, high level window cleaning, floor care, carpet cleaning, tile and grout cleaning, marble and stone polishing, light building maintenance, painting, pressure washing, and snow removal.
Among the business sectors served by Brophy are: banks, office parks, day care centers, retail centers, wholesale distributors, automobile dealerships, manufacturing facilities and medical facilities.
For further information, contact Brophy at (315) 434-9676, or visit www.brophyservices.com.