Thursday April 19, 2007

Treadwell to Speak at Upcoming WNET meeting

Presentation will focus on small business funding
By Press Release

    L. Michael Treadwell, executive director of Operation Oswego County, will present "Obtaining Funding for your Small Business" at the next Women's Network for Entrepreneurial Training (WNET) monthly breakfast meeting Thursday, May 3, 8 a.m. at the SUNY Oswego Institute for Professional and Organizational Development in the Oswego County Industrial Park, Phoenix (exit 14, state Route 481).  Aunt Mary's Italian Cookies and Catering will provide breakfast.

    Treadwell has served as executive director for Operation Oswego County (OOC), a private, non-profit organization working to enhance and protect the economic climate of Oswego County, for the past 22 years.  His responsibilities include structuring and arranging financing and incentive packaging; developing and implementing economic development strategies; operating and developing industrial parks and business incubators; administering an active revolving loan program; providing site location assistance; and managing the administration of Small Business Administration 504 loans through OOC.

    Treadwell also serves as secretary/treasurer and administrator for the County of Oswego Industrial Development Agency (IDA), a public benefit corporation authorized by the New York State legislature to issue bonds in order to finance economic development projects and to provide incentives to attract investments and to encourage job creation and retention.

    Under Treadwell's leadership, OOC has helped to stimulate more than $2.5 billion in investment and helped to create and retain over 16,800 jobs in Oswego County. The next WNET program will be held Thursday, June 7 and will feature Martha
    Marshall, a private consultant who conducts mediations, facilitations and trainings in the area of conflict resolution and communication studies.  The presentation is titled, "Communicating Effectively."

    WNET is part of a nationwide roundtable for women business owners, sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).  Through networking, presentations and information sharing, WNET provides professional development and personal growth for women business owners.

    WNET is supported locally by Operation Oswego County, Alliance Bank, SUNY Oswego Institute for Professional and Organizational Development, SUNY Oswego's Center for Business and Community Development, BeautiControl, Jody
    Frawley Advertising and Promotion, Oliver B. Paine Greenhouses and the SBA.

    For more information about WNET, call OOC, weekdays, at 315-343-1545, e-mail, or visit