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WISE Women’s Business Center Relocates, Gaining Space for Growth

WISE Women’s Business Center Relocates, Gaining Space for Growth

The WISE Women’s Business Center recently relocated, offering more space for the entrepreneurship resource program.

“We are so pleased to be situated just yards away from where we were before,” said Joanne Lenweaver, director of the WISE Women’s Business Center. “It’s a win for all of our clients and prospective clients since we remain near a major public transportation hub and can continue to offer our programming to the Downtown community.”

The Center occupies about 1,000 square feet of space but there is the potential to expand.

“The entire space is about 3,000 square feet, allowing us the possibility to expand in the future,” said Lenweaver. “The WISE Women’s Business Center is on a growth trajectory and future plans could include an incubator or even a training center to continue to bring as many resources as possible to women who want to start their own businesses.”

Kerri Howell

Kerri is director of communications and media relations for the Whitman School. She is responsible for managing all internal and external communications with students, faculty, staff, alumni, members of the business community and other key stakeholders.After receiving her B.A. from State University of New York at Geneseo, she went on to earn her M.S. in communications management from Syracuse’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, where she has served as an adjunct professor in the public relations department since 2004.