Commerce Chenango Celebrates National Small Business Week
Published: May 3rd, 2022

Commerce Chenango celebrates National Small Business Week

NORWICH – Commerce Chenango will join the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) in celebration of National Small Business week from May 1 to 7.

“National Small Business Week is a time to honor and celebrate America’s entrepreneurs and innovative startups.

This year’s theme, ‘Building a Better America through Entrepreneurship,’ celebrates the resiliency and tenacity of America’s entrepreneurs who are doing their part to power our nation’s historic economic comeback,” said SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman.

Commerce Chenango supports hundreds of local small businesses throughout Chenango County by providing access to training and educational programs, business planning and financing, local, regional, and national demographic trends, and labor and workforce statistics. 

As a tradition spanning over 50 years,  National Small Business Week  gives you the opportunity to celebrate small businesses and the contributions that they make to local communities and the national economy.

Normally defined using employee numbers, small business guidelines for the different categories of business enterprises could include agricultural production, communications, manufacturing, retail, service, transportation and warehousing, and wholesale. 

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Kerri Green, President & CEO of Commerce Chenango, says “Not only is Commerce Chenango a resource for business growth, professional development, and advocacy, we’re also the economic development arm of Chenango County. We work hard to create opportunities for all businesses and organizations. We help identify areas of need, create opportunities, and take the lead in developing projects, infrastructure and businesses that support the growth of Chenango County.” 

“National Small Business Week showcases federal resources, educational workshops, and networking to help our nation’s 32.5 million small businesses pivot, grow, and seize new opportunities. NSBW will offer entrepreneurs across America in rural, suburban, and urban communities’ tools, information, and access to resources to help them achieve the American dream of business ownership and success.” - the Small Business Association.

If you are a small business in Chenango County and need help starting a business or need additional information to start a project, feel free to call us at 607-334-1400, email your request with contact information to, or visit our website and click on the Economic Development tab.

Organized in 1959, Commerce Chenango is a not-for-profit community-based organization dedicated to enhancing the economic growth of Chenango County and the surrounding area. Visit  for more information on Commerce Chenango services and programs.

– Information from Commerce Chenango