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CNY Arts Center seeks vendors

CNY Arts Center is still recruiting vendors for its fourth annual Arts Fest, which makes a return to its original downtown location from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 14.

Celebrating Arts in the Heart Gallery’s first anniversary with the addition of Arts Fest in the streets will turn the downtown corridor on First Street into a street festival for the arts with a rich history of street closures for art events.

The Gallery is located at 47 S. First St. across from the gazebo. Continue reading

Rotarians hear from business planner

Jeff Grimshaw, a former member of the Fulton Noon Rotary Club when he was director of the Fulton Family YMCA, was introduced by Rotarian Nancy Kush Ellis at a recent meeting. Grimshaw now is director of the SUNY Office of Business and Community Relations and has a staff of nine people who assist him in caring for the RSVP  program, Leadership Oswego County, Workforce Development and THRIVE. Grimshaw discussed the THRIVE program with the Rotarians. He said the present economic growth model of providing Payments in Lieu of Taxes to entice companies to come to an area is no longer working. He said “The Rain Forest,” by Hwang and Horowitt, outlines another concept of how communities can help themselves prosper and grow by using the resources available to them today. Grimshaw wants to hear from community members on “building a stronger community.” Go to oswego.edu/thrive and click on “Take our Rainforest Scorecard Survey.” The “Rain Forest” theory shows how any community in this country has the necessary business and industries active in their given area. Local businesses need to grow, create new products, hire new employees, remain part of their community and grow without excessive government help, according to the theory.
Jeff Grimshaw, a former member of the Fulton Noon Rotary Club when he was director of the Fulton Family YMCA, was introduced by Rotarian Nancy Kush Ellis at a recent meeting. Grimshaw now is director of the SUNY Office of Business and Community Relations and has a staff of nine people who assist him in caring for the RSVP program, Leadership Oswego County, Workforce Development and THRIVE. Grimshaw discussed the THRIVE program with the Rotarians. He said the present economic growth model of providing Payments in Lieu of Taxes to entice companies to come to an area is no longer working. He said “The Rain Forest,” by Hwang and Horowitt, outlines another concept of how communities can help themselves prosper and grow by using the resources available to them today. Grimshaw wants to hear from community members on “building a stronger community.” Go to oswego.edu/thrive and click on “Take our Rainforest Scorecard Survey.” The “Rain Forest” theory shows how any community in this country has the necessary business and industries active in their given area. Local businesses need to grow, create new products, hire new employees, remain part of their community and grow without excessive government help, according to the theory.