KeyBank Business Boost & Build Program to Host Networking Event in Syracuse

Event is an opportunity to encourage collaboration among local entrepreneurs and small business owners

This month, the KeyBank Business Boost & Build program, powered by JumpStart, will host a networking event to highlight opportunities for and encourage collaboration among entrepreneurs in Syracuse.

“Entrepreneurial Roots: An Evening Social hosted by CNY Roots” will take place on Thursday, November 15th from 5:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at the Sky Armory located at 351 South Clinton Street in Downtown Syracuse. This gathering of diverse Syracuse entrepreneurs and small business owners will celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit that is driving economic growth in our community. Attendees will also have an opportunity to learn how the KeyBank Business Boost & Build program is helping women and people of color grow their businesses and transform Syracuse for the better.

“Opportunities for networking and collaboration are critical to the success and growth of small businesses in our region,” said Stephen Fournier, KeyBank Central New York Market President. “We encourage all entrepreneurs to come enjoy this event and learn about the KeyBank Boost and Build Program and the opportunities it presents in Syracuse.”

The KeyBank Business Boost & Build program in New York is designed to stimulate economic growth by partnering with local organizations to provide high-impact technical assistance to entrepreneurs and small business owners in urban neighborhoods that have struggled to access these services in the past. The program is powered by nonprofit venture development organization JumpStart Inc. and funded by a historic $24 million grant from the KeyBank Foundation.


JumpStart unlocks the full potential of diverse and ambitious entrepreneurs to economically transform entire communities. For more information, visit and follow @JumpStartInc on Twitter.

KeyBank’s roots trace back 190 years to Albany, New York. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, KeyCorp is one of the nation’s largest bank-based financial services companies, with assets of approximately $138.8 billion at September 30, 2018. Key provides deposit, lending, cash management and investment services to individuals and businesses in 15 states under the name KeyBank National Association through a network of approximately 1,100 branches and more than 1,500 ATMs. Key also provides a broad range of sophisticated corporate and investment banking products, such as merger and acquisition advice, public and private debt and equity, syndications and derivatives to middle market companies in selected industries throughout the United States under the KeyBanc Capital Markets trade name. For more information, visit KeyBank is Member FDIC.


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