OFC gets grant for micro-entrepreneurs

NORWICH – United States Sen. Charles E. Schumer announced Friday a grant for $106,360 awarded to Opportunities for Chenango, Inc., (OFC) in Norwich, by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC). The grant was made available for use as of Oct. 1.

The grant, written a year ago by OFC’s Economic Development Coordinator Nancy Morey, will create marketing initiatives for local micro-entrepreneurs to expand as well as merge markets where products can be sold in and out of Chenango County.

The two entities are Bullthistle Rag Enterprise and Bullthistle Bounty, both created locally and attempting to capitalize on the county’s official flower. The grant would enable the micro-entreprenuers to access services available to help them start, maintain or improve existing businesses. Programs include technical services, business classes and a textile arts incubator.

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