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Office of Business and Community Relations

ATTENTION

In order to be proactive to stop the spread of Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, we will be working remotely beginning Friday, May 15, 2020, until further notice.

During this time, we will be checking our email and voicemail regularly. Please call 315-312-3492 should you need to reach us.

For all updated SUNY Oswego campus news related to COVID-19, please use this link: https://www.oswego.edu/walker-health-center/covid-19

Thank you for your understanding.

Located in the heart of downtown Oswego, OBCR offers diversified programs designed to enrich our campus and community by fostering civic engagement and economic development.

Program and Services

 

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Lifelong Learning

Lifelong Learning is a multiple 4-day program for adults ages 50+ to pursue exciting educational and social experiences on campus.

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Small Business Development Center

Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is a team of professional counselors who can assist you with all aspects of small business ownership.

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Workforce Development Board

Workforce Development Board (WDB) is a non-profit workforce grant-making organization that oversees employment-related programs.

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Leadership Oswego County

Leadership Oswego County prepares a select group of county residents to become the community stewards of the future

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Retired and Senior Volunteer Program

Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) encourages and fosters the development and maintenance of volunteer opportunities for Americans aged 55 & over.

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Request for Qualifications

Request for Qualifications (RFQ) is an online system that posts bidding opportunities to pre-qualified consultants on behalf of the NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA).

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Professional Development

OBCR provides professional development training to employees of businesses & other organizations of all sizes.

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Staff

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Director, Office of Business & Community Relations
Executive Director, Workforce Development Board

Chena Tucker

Office of Business and Community Relations
315.312.3493
chena.tucker@oswego.edu

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Senior Business Advisor

John R. Halleron

Business Resource Center
315.312.3493
john.halleron@oswego.edu

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Program Manager

Leah Galka

Business Resource Center
315.312.3493
leah.galka@oswego.edu

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Office Assistant

Chelsea Ginett

Business Resource Center
315.312.3493
chelsea.ginett@oswego.edu

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Associate Director

Chad Whelsky

Office of Business and Community Relations
315.312.3492
chad.whelsky@oswego.edu

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Project Director, RSVP

Erin Palmitese

Office of Business and Community Relations
315.312.3492
erin.palmitese@oswego.edu

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Program Coordinator, RSVP

Tracie Wallace

Office of Business and Community Relations
315.312.3492
tracie.wallace@oswego.edu

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Program Coordinator

Sarah Ingerson

Office of Business and Community Relations
315.312.3492
sarah.ingerson@oswego.edu

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Web Application Developer/Analyst

Pranay Chapagain

Office of Business and Community Relations
315.312.3492
pranay.chapagain@oswego.edu

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Office Manager

Bailey Teachman

Office of Business and Community Relations
315.312.3492
bailey.teachman@oswego.edu

Office of Business and Community Relations

34 East Bridge Street
Oswego, NY 13126
Phone: 315.312.3492
Email: obcr@oswego.edu

Business Resource Center

121 East First Street
Oswego, NY 13126
Phone: 315.312.3493
Email: obcr@oswego.edu

Hours of Operation

8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon-Fri