Farmingville, N.Y., March 22, 2011 - SUNY College at Old Westbury School of Business and Teachers Federal Credit Union, Long Island's largest credit union, will present a special program entitled Entrepreneurship: Growth Strategies for New and Expanding Businesses, Thursday, April 7, 2011, at the Duane L. Jones Recital Hall in the College's Campus Center. The program will be of interest to students, faculty, alumni and local small businesspeople, according to Robert G. Allen, President and CEO of TFCU and volunteer chair of the event. Registration and a networking reception will take place from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. Four presentations and a Q and A panel discussion, moderated by Robert G. Allen, will follow from 6:15 to 8:30 p.m.
"The latest statistics from the Small Business Administration show that only 44 percent of new businesses survive at least four years," said N.J. Delener, dean of Old Westbury's School of Business. "Through this program, business owners will get advice from those who know success best -- entrepreneurs who are excelling and the media who cover them."
The panelists and topics highlighted include: David Jacobson, President of GrooveCar, Inc. - Finding a Niche and Growing a Business; Walter E. Oden II, Branch Manager, Long Island, U.S. Small Business Administration - SBA Programs & Popular Types of Businesses; Jamie Herzlich, Small Business Columnist, Newsday - Ways Businesses Can Avoid Stagnation; and Robert Basso, Executive Producer and Host of "Basso on Business" - Creating a Good Work Environment to Grow Your Business.
"Small businesspeople are seeking strategies to help them meet ongoing challenges as well as solutions to overcome the harsh economic conditions that have been thrust upon them," said Robert G. Allen, President and CEO of Teachers Federal Credit Union and Chair of this event.
Admission is $25 per person. For information contact Mary D'Antonio at (516) 876-3446 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Payment can also be made via Paypal using email@example.com. The SUNY College of Old Westbury Campus Center, Duane L. Jones Recital Hall is located on Route 107, 1.5 miles north of the Long Island Expressway.
For information about Teachers Federal Credit Union products and services, please call (631) 698-7000 or visit www.teachersfcu.org.
Teachers Federal Credit Union (TFCU), Long Island's largest credit union, is a full-service, not-for-profit financial institution. TFCU was founded on Long Island in 1952 and now has over $4 billion in total assets, serves more than 212,000 members and has 22 full-service branches throughout Suffolk County including: Amityville, Bay Shore, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Central Islip, Commack, East Northport, Entenmann's, Farmingville, Holbrook, Huntington, Nesconset, North Babylon, Oakdale, Port Jefferson Station, Riverhead, Rocky Point, Selden, Shirley, Smithtown, South Setauket, and Stony Brook University (2). Members also have access to services at more than 4,100 shared service centers located across the country. TFCU offers financial services to all people and businesses located in Nassau and Suffolk counties (excluding the townships of Southampton, East Hampton and Shelter Island). More information is available about TFCU by visiting www.teachersfcu.org or by calling (631) 698-7000.