NYPA Press Release

N.Y. Power Authority Economic Development Representative Recognized for Helping to Develop Entrepreneurs in the North Country

For Immediate Release: 04/7/17
Contact: 

Paul DeMichele | paul.demichele@nypa.gov | (914) 390-8186

Patricia Wilson, NYPA’s project manager for northern New York (center), stands alongside Erin Draper, director of the Reh Center for Entrepreneurship at Clarkson University (left) and Ed Rider, NYPA’s regional manager for northern New York, to accept the 2017 Entrepreneur's Hero Award from Clarkson University’s Reh Center for Entrepreneurship on April 6.

The award, which was presented at the center’s 7th annual recognition dinner, is given annually to an individual or group that provides resources that increase the viability of multiple entrepreneurs located in local communities.

“It’s great to be recognized, but this honor is really an opportunity for us to give a shout-out to the many organizations and leaders who are advancing entrepreneurial growth and opportunities in the region,” Wilson said. “I may be standing in the front of the room but they’re the ones doing the heavy lifting.”

PHOTO CREDIT: NYPA. Hi-res image here.

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