TCAD is pleased to announce Chuck Schwerin as the new Managing Director of Business Services. Chuck will be responsible for business retention, expansion, and attraction programming, delivering direct incentives, and developing relationships with business leaders, entrepreneurs and a variety of stakeholders. He will provide direct assistance to retain, grow and attract new business and industry in Tompkins County.

Heather McDaniel, President of TCAD, said, “I am excited for Chuck to join the TCAD team. Chuck’s experience starting his own tech companies, as well as advising startups for the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), provide him with the expertise and background to really understand the needs of businesses in the community and the knowledge of what services will benefit them most so they can start, stay, and grow here in Tompkins County.”

Prior to his appointment at TCAD, Chuck was a Certified Business Advisor for the SBDC at Binghamton University for three years, where he specialized in advising tech-based companies and was the NY State Coordinator for FAST (Federal and State Technology), a Small Business Administration (SBA) funded program that helps states enhance the use of Small Business Innovation Research grants.

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