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KeyBank Helps Support Small Businesses in Upstate New York

KeyBank Helps Support Small Businesses in Upstate New York

Published 08-21-23

Submitted by KeyBank

Photo of The Genesis Group receiving a grant check from KeyBank representatives.

Seven small business owners in Upstate New York, located in the Mohawk Valley region, got a boost from KeyBank and The Genesis Group. The seven owners were awarded grants varying from $2,000 to $750 as part of The Genesis Group Small Grants Program. KeyBank provided $5,000 to assist with the third round of funding.

The program provides grants and incentives to help support the needs of area small businesses and non-profit organizations with fewer than 50 employees in the Mohawk Valley region.

“Strong small businesses are the heart of thriving communities,” said Ron Klein Jr., Senior Area Retail Leader for KeyBank’s Central New York region. “The seven businesses awarded serve a wide variety of customers and have unique needs. We’re proud to provide support for them and further enrich our region with healthy businesses.”

Klein was also part of a selection committee to award the small businesses with grant funds.

Winners from the third round included:

  • Bloom Nutrition Solutions
  • Skye Financial Services
  • She Fancy
  • United Way 211
  • Air Well
  • TrainQuality Fitness & Yoga
  • Mallory’s Hair Utopia

“The Small Business Assistance Program is designed to assist the needs of area small businesses and non-profit organizations in our region. We appreciate our partners especially KeyBank for stepping up to provide funding and assistance for this latest round. Together, we are making a positive impact in the business community,” said Raymond J. Durso, Jr., President and CEO of the Genesis Group.

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KeyCorp's roots trace back 190 years to Albany, New York. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Key is one of the nation's largest bank-based financial services companies, with assets of approximately $176.2 billion at March 31, 2021. 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 1,400 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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