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SUNY Broome and Waterman Distillery Recognized for Entrepreneurship

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The Binghamton Local Development Corporation and Broome Triad Entrepreneurial Assistance Center received a statewide award for Outstanding Performance from Empire State Development for the work they have done in helping launch local business.

The SUNY Broome run facility has helped over 100 businesses get on their feet with their 12 weeks, 60-hour entrepreneurial course.

Joseph and Michelle Alig, Owners of Waterman Distillery in Apalachin and course graduates said, "It helped us launch our business we had this dream of opening a distillery but didn't know what was incorporated in it, it helped us to sort out all of the pathways you could take when you start your own business".


Kevin Drumm, SUNY Broome President said, " The businesses that began with EAC continue to grow, not only increasing revenue year after year but adding employees. The Center not only transforms individuals lives, but it truly helps facilitate the region's economic growth".

Janna Hertzog Director of Continuing Education at SUNY Broome and Darlene Kanuk of a staff assistant at SUNY Broome were honored by both Broome County and New York State Citations as recognition for their work with the program as well as Waterman Distillery owners Joseph and Michelle Alig.