Getting more support
Selinsgrove, PA , September 1, 2015:
The Rural Business Innovation Corporation (RBI) in conjunction with its stakeholders, Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove Project Inc., and the Selinsgrove Chamber of Commerce is gaining support for the Business Incubator proposed in Selinsgrove.
This project will need to secure $48,000 in order to cover the projected budget for two years of operation. RBI will manage the facility, clients, services, and administer programs for those that are eligible and receive support through the stakeholders. SU and SPI have each contributed $12,000 of funding for the project. This morning the Selinsgrove Chamber of Commerce voted to provide an additional $5,000 of financial support. This brings us to $29,000 of the $48,000 needed in only three months of fund raising.
The Selinsgrove Incubator Project will provide services and support for entrepreneurs, start-up and early stage companies looking for low-cost professional office space in the Selinsgrove downtown. One on one business consulting services, access to additional resources, access to SU and their internship programs as well as the networking and ideas shared between creative thinkers is afforded through this project. “We [RBI] is hoping that we will be able to launch this project and open the doors by no later than January 2016. This has been a goal of both SU and RBI for quite some time and thanks to the efforts of SU, SPI and the Selinsgrove Chamber, it should soon become a reality. If anyone would like to start a business in downtown Selinsgrove, they should contact our office at 570-245-0096, there is an application for services and we would like to get started as soon as the doors are open.” says, Kelly O’Brien Gavin, Executive Director of RBI.
Source: The Daily Item