OLEAN — Local small business concerns showed their plans for the future in a community showcase thanks to the Laine Business Accelerator.
Eleven ventures — 10 for-profit and one non-profit — showcased their businesses and plans to a full house at Cutco Theater on Tuesday night. Participating ventures in the third cohort included Magro Speech Therapy, Syntori Collective, Marquee Brewing, SheBe Marketing, Sarah Blovsky Photography, Kelly Design and Development, Sorvillo Services, Swan Street Florist, Canticle Farm, ZET’s Entertainment and Miss Heidi’s Music Studio.
Along with presentations, the cohort voted for Marissa Magro of Magro Speech Therapy to receive the James Stitt Sr. Community Builders Award award. The award aims to honor community impact, in the case of Magro work to create an inclusive Halloween party at Challenger Learning Center catering to children with neurodivergent conditions.