December 6, 2012 – SUNY Support for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Brian Hutzley

Speaker:
Brian Hutzley, vice chancellor for financial services and chief financial officer for SUNY

Description:
In the context of SUNY and New York State’s economic revitalization, Hutzley will address the topics of small business and entrepreneurship. The presentation will highlight the many roles played by SUNY and its campuses to provide statewide support and opportunities with an emphasis on statewide assets such as the Small Business Development Centers, SUNY Works (Co-op), SUNY Pipeline and Workforce Development.

PowerPoint:
“SUNY Support for Small Business and Entrepreneurship”

Location:
Binghamton University

Present:
Presenter - Brian Hutzley (Financial services and chief financial officer for SUNY)
Attendees - Lisa Altman (Binghamton University), Jim Baumgartner (Broome County Legislature), Peggy Benz, Scott Bowen (Binghamton University), Jeremy Bowker (Binghamton University), Glen Clarke (SUNY Cortland),  David Currie  (Binghamton Regional Sustainability Coalition), Stacey Duncan (Binghamton Chamber of Commerce), Robin Eccleston (Stafkings/STAHR), Donna Fish, Susan Greener  (Tompkins Cortland Community College), John Gutenberger (Cornell University’s Office of Community Relations), Scott Hancock (Binghamton University), Christian Harris (New York State Department of Labor), Merry Harris (BLDC), John Hayek (Southern Tier Opportunity Coalition), Amy Henderson-Harr (SUNY Cortland), Janet Hertzog (Broome Community College), Eric Jensen (WSKG Public Broadcasting), Thomas Kowalik (Binghamton University), Rochelle Layman (NYS SBDC at Binghamton University), Elizabeth Lee (Binghamton University), Marv Meissner (SUNYIT), Debra Morello (Broome Community College), Debbie O’Brien (Binghamton University), Roni O’Geen (Empire State College), Lisa Olbrys (Binghamton University), Donald Paukett (Binghamton University), Glenda Roberts (SUNY Delhi), Timothy Smith (TDS Performance Improvement, LLC), Bob Stezzi (Bob Stezzi Training), Mark Vaughn (Corning Incorporated), Jamie Williams

Reports/Discussion

  • T. Kowalik welcomed members and participants and provided an overview about SUNY BEST. He reminded everyone that this session was being recorded and a link to the recording would be placed on the SUNY BEST website.
  • Attendees introduced themselves.
  • The Business and Education Cooperative of the Southern Tier (SUNY BEST) hosted a presentation by Brian Hutzley, on Thursday, Dec. 6, in room 1324C of the Continuing Education and Outreach Office in Library North on the Binghamton University campus. In the context of SUNY and New York State’s economic revitalization, Hutzley addressed the topics of small business and entrepreneurship. The presentation highlighted the many roles played by SUNY and its campuses to provide statewide support and opportunities with an emphasis on statewide assets such as the Small Business Development Centers, SUNY Works (Co-op), SUNY Pipeline and Workforce Development.
  • Hutzley also announced the recipients of an Entrepreneurial Century Initiative Award: SUNY BEST and the Mohawk Valley Region. Funding will allow SUNY to replicate Binghamton University’s SUNY BEST model in the Mohawk Valley region in the hopes of strengthening the region’s economic revitalization efforts through expanded community engagement, collaborations, partnerships and alliances. Hutzley, vice chancellor for financial services and chief financial officer for SUNY, is responsible for SUNY’s $12 billion annual all-funds budget, as well as strategic infrastructure management and operations of the University. He is also co-chair of SUNY’s Entrepreneurial Century, which is composed of SUNY leaders who are committed to the cultivation of entrepreneurial thinking. Their mission is to guide innovation and growth in new and existing businesses. Previously, Hutzley served as vice president for business and finance at SUNY Delhi, the director of finance and strategy for Mead in Sidney, New York, and held management positions at Amphenol Aerospace, AT&T, and NCR. He is on the board of directors for the Otsego County Chamber and serves on its Business Action committee.

Next meeting:
The next meeting is Thursday January  3, 2013 from 10:00am – 12:00pm, at Binghamton University, Continuing Education and Outreach Department, LN 1324C, Binghamton, New York.