Volpi Manufacturing USA

Business Expansion:  Located in Auburn’s “Tech Park,” Volpi, a maker of optoelectronic modules for the medical industry, will be renovating a portion of its existing facility with new classrooms, installing new heating and cooling systems, and updating information technology systems.

  • Location:  Auburn
  • Project Cost:  $1.9m
  • Incentives:  $320,000 ESD Grant
  • Jobs To Be Created:  17

The Muldrow Group

Business Expansion:  The Muldrow Group, which provides services to automotive dealerships, received assistance with its business plan and guidance when exploring the various funding options. The group was successful in obtaining a loan from the city of Auburn’s Small Business Assistance Program to purchase equipment and expand the business.

“It was refreshing to come here and have someone actually understand my business and have the knowledge as far as to point me in the right direction of resources. ” ~Brian Muldrow, Owner, The Muldrow Group

  • Location:  Auburn
  • Assistance:  Business Plan, City of Auburn Business Assistance Program
  • Jobs Created:  10.5

Aurora Ale & Lager Co.

Business Expansion:  Aurora Ale & Lager Owners Mark Grimaldi and Joe Shelton received financing to expand from a 2bbl brewing system to a 5bbl system, as well as upgrade their facility and other equipment to increase production and canning capacity.  This expansion will allow the brewery to increase wholesale distribution, as well as increase to-go beer sales for customers visiting the tasting room.

  • Location:  King Ferry
  • Project Cost:  $198,975
  • Incentives:  $130k County Loan
  • Jobs To Be Created:  8

Cayuga Veterinary Services

Business Expansion:  Cayuga Veterinary Services is building a new facility that more than doubles their working area.  The new facility will allow the business to increase client capacity, provide more community services, and continue to expand.

Cayuga Veterinary Services has worked with CEDA to secure tax incentives from the Cayuga County IDA.

  • Location:  Aurelius
  • Project Cost:  $1,360,000
  • Incentives:  CCIDA Sales & Use Tax Exemption and Mortgage Recording Tax Exemption
  • Jobs To Be Created:  11

Sterling Custom Canvas

Business Expansion:  Josh Sanders needed more room for his growing custom canvas studio in Fair Haven.

CEDA provided assistance, and in Fall 2018, he opened a larger location expanding his services.

CEDA is a great starting point for new small businesses.  Having someone to call or email with any question from organization to raising capital or even real estate information is an invaluable resource.  We will continue to reach out to CEDA for guidance and advice as we continue to grow!” ~Josh Sanders, Owner, Sterling Custom Canvas

  • Location:  Fair Haven
  • Assistance:  Business Plan, Site Information
  • Job Created:  1

Currier Plastics

Business Expansion:  Currier Plastics, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of custom plastic molded products utilizing injection and blow molding technologies, will be expanding product lines into the medical industry.

CEDA provided technical assistance and referrals and helped Currier Plastics gain access to Empire State Development (ESD) incentives through the Consolidated Funding Application process.

  • Location:  Auburn
  • Project Cost:  $9.9m
  • Incentives:  $1.8m ESD Grant, $180k Excelsior Jobs Program
  • Jobs To Be Created:  20

Aurelius Restoration Services, LLC

Business Startup:  Brian Chappell, Owner of Aurelius Restoration Services, restores and recreates pre-Civil War lighting fixtures.

Brian came to CEDA for business advice and was a cash prize winner in the Cayuga County “Rural Pitch” competition held at 2 State Street.

  • Location:  Cayuga, NY
  • Referrals:  Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES, Onondaga SBDC, Auburn SCORE
  • Assistance:  Business Plan, Marketing
  • Job Created:  1

Next Chapter Brewpub

Business Startup:  Next Chapter Brewpub Owners Scott and Michelle DeLap developed a passion for homebrewing and serving freshly made dishes while pursuing their careers and raising their family.  After moving away for work, the Auburn natives returned home to open their own brewpub.  “Next Chapter” fits into downtown Auburn’s growing craft brewing scene offering locally-sourced food and beer including allergy-sensitive options like gluten-free beer.

The DeLaps utilized CEDA’s services to gather information about available properties, local loan programs and other resources when opening Next Chapter Brewpub in Genesee Center.

  • Location:  100 Genesee Street, Auburn, NY
  • Assistance: Auburn SCORE
  • Jobs Created:  4
  • Start Date:  August 2018

Divine Covering, LLC

Business Startup:  Melody Johnson, Owner of Divine Covering, LLC, creates keepsake bridal bouquets; ‘grinders on the go’, which are ‘bedazzeled’ water bottles; and desk dazzle, which are ‘blinged out’ office supplies.

Melody worked with Derek Simmonds, CEDA’s Business Development Specialist, on business plan assistance and business operation advice.  She took third place in Onondaga SBDC’s 2018 “Cayuga Pitch” competition, held at our offices at 2 State Street.  “The Pitch” is an annual, four-week educational series for entrepreneurs concluding with a “pitch” to local business owners and professional service providers.  Top participants are awarded cash prizes to further grow their businesses.

“The process of becoming a successful business owner is arduous, but having Derek’s support has been very helpful.” ~Melody Johnson

  • Location:  Weedsport, NY
  • Assistance: CEDA, Auburn SCORE
  • Start Date:  2016

Soul Sisters Whispering

Business Startup:  Soul Sisters Whispering is a cooperative enterprise of non-traditional healers.  Practitioners use herbal and energy remedies such as Reiki, essential oils, and crystals to heal the body and lift the spirit.

The business owners came to CEDA for business plan assistance and startup advice.  They also participated in The Pitch event, sponsored by CEDA, SCORE and the Onondaga SBDC.

  • Location:  286 Genesee Street, Auburn, NY
  • Job Created:  1
  • Start Date:  November 2018
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