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July 11, 2012

SUNY Delhi's sustainable energy program renews accreditation

SUNY Delhi has been awarded a five-year renewal of its Institute for Sustainable Power Training Program accreditation by the Interstate Renewable Energy Council for its photovoltaic courses.

This renewal is in recognition of the college's standards in assuring quality and energy-efficient solar electric training, the State University College of Technology at Delhi said in a media release issued this month.

SUNY Delhi first received the IREC accreditation for its "Photovoltaics: Design and Installation" course in 2005 and is among few state colleges accredited for solar energy technician training.

SUNY Delhi's accreditation was made possible by a grant from New York State Energy Research and Development Authority.

Chamber, business offer marketing help

The Delaware County Chamber of Commerce and Constant Contact, an email marketing service for small businesses, have introduced a plan to help small businesses.

The partners are offering a discounted program to stay in touch with customers and other chamber members, a media release said.

Chamber members qualify for a 20 percent discount for a six-month subscription and 25 percent for an annual subscription, the release said.

"With Constant Contact you can communicate on a regular basis and on a professional level with your customers," chamber executive director Mary Beth Silano said in the release.

For more information, including discounts for existing clients, call the chamber at 746-2281 or send a email to msilano@delawarecounty.org.

USC in Oneonta seeks students

Utica School of Commerce will have an "Transfer Instant Decision Day" at its Oneonta campus from 1 to 6 p.m. today.

This free consultation is open to anyone who has been to college before and wants to complete a degree, a media release said, and prospective students are asked to take college transcripts to determine which credits would transfer into one of USC's degree and certificate programs.

Admissions and financial aid staff from the business school will be available to help enroll, the release said, and documents requested include college transcripts, a high school diploma or equivalency diploma, and 2011 tax information.

The Oneonta campus is at 17 Elm St., and appointments are available for interested students unable to visit the school today. USC also offers a weekly open house at 1 p.m. Fridays. For more information, call (800) 321-4872.

To suggest a business story, announce a new business or changes to an existing one, email details to drichardson@thedailystar.com or call Denise Richardson at 432-1000 or (800) 721-1000, ext. 213.

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