Chamber and City of Oswego Seek Input From Small Businesses

OSWEGO, NY – The Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce and the city of Oswego have partnered to provide a platform for small business owners to share their thoughts on how the city can support and enhance opportunities for growth.

Mayor Billy Barlow, city of Oswego Economic Development Director Justin Rudgick and chamber Executive Director Katie Toomey will hold listening sessions to learn more about the needs of the business community and what resources and programs are needed to further support small businesses in the community.

“The city of Oswego wants to assist our small business owners as much as possible and we need to hear from them directly to do it,” said Barlow. “This opportunity provides our local, small business owners a chance to explain what the city can do to aid their business, help identify available grant or funding opportunities for projects or expansions and better open communication between business owners and their local government.
As a small business owner, I understand the risk, hard work, time and effort that goes into making a business successful and I want City government to be an ally to those small business owners in our community.”

“Small businesses are the heart and soul of our community,” said Toomey. “They provide a unique character and charm that cannot be duplicated. Many business owners are simply unaware of the resources available to them and these sessions will provide a valuable opportunity for dialogue and education to take place.

Listening sessions will be held on May 22 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and
May 23 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Mayor’s Conference Room on the second
floor of Oswego City Hall, 13 W.Oneida St.

Business owners are asked to contact the chamber by May 16 at [email protected] to schedule an appointment.

Appointments will be schedule for 20 minutes each and business owners are encouraged to bring as much specific information as possible.

The Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce advances the business and community interests of the region through advocacy, member services and community enhancements.

The chamber is a membership organization leading a regional collaboration that builds a vibrant retail/commercial/residential environment through the use of its many resources.

It is a fully integrated affiliate of CenterState CEO, enabling it to be strong chamber, dedicated to the needs of the Oswego- Fulton community, while bringing the area prominently into the overall growth and success of the region.