Brad Treat

Forum on Alternative Business Financing


  • Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm


(607) 937-6861

Join the Corning Community College Small Business Development Center at a forum where small business owners and entrepreneurs can meet representatives from local organizations to understand gap financing, micro-lending, and venture capital funding opportunities. Each organization represented will give a brief presentation of their funding programs, and then be available for a question and answer session.

Special guest and serial entrepreneur, Brad Treat, will be speaking on the funding challenges specific to research and development type businesses. Brad sold his last business for $30 million and has experience packaging financing with venture capitalists. Whether your business is a small business on Main Street or a large manufacturer, there is a funding program available for you.

There is no cost for this event, but registration is required by October 10th. Contact the SBDC at 607-937-6861 or No registration fee.

Participating organizations will include:

  • City of Corning
  • Corning Enterprises
  • Corning Gaffer District
  • Elmira Downtown Development
  • Empire State Development
  • NY Business Development Corporation
  • Regional Economic Dev & Energy Corporation
  • Schuyler County Partnership for Economic Dev.
  • Southern Tier Economic Growth
  • Small Business Administration
  • Small Business Development Center
  • Steuben County IDA
  • US Rural Development
  • CSS Workforce NY

Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. The support given by the U.S. Small Business Administration through such funding does not constitute an expressed or implied endorsement of any of the cosponsor(s) or participants’ opinions, products, or services.

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact Mary Thompson at 607-937-6861 with requests.