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Business expo draws crowd

Esteban Munoz of Key Bank speaks to a potential customer at the Business Expo.
Photo by Stephen Bartlett

Esteban Munoz of Key Bank speaks to a potential customer at the Business Expo. Photo by Stephen Bartlett Photo by Stephen Bartlett.

“I love seeing all the people,” Bell said.

Representatives from the Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York said the Business Expo is vital in helping them spread their message and raise awareness about their organization.

The Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York serves roughly 1,100 girls in the three-county region Cyndi Tucker covers.

“I work with 400 volunteers delivering the message from the council,” said Tucker, Regional Manager for the Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York. “A lot of people think the Girl Scouts are gone, and this raises awareness of Girl Scouts in the community.”

The Girl Scouts is always looking for more volunteers, Tucker said. The organization provides many opportunities girls otherwise would not have access to, she pointed out.

“Whatever a girl wants to do,” Tucker said, “she can do it in the Girl Scouts.”

Sarah Hardy, a strategic partner for the Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York, said she is all about youth and feels the organization offers girls a “real-life” program. Girls need guidance, Hardy said, and the Girl Scouts provides programs that help them build confidence.

Several people stopped by the Girl Scouts’ booth throughout the day, as well as at the many other stations at the business expo.

“This is such a great opportunity for businesses in the area to network and connect with each other,” said Esteban Munoz, relationship manager for Key Bank. “It provides a forum to increase the exposure of local businesses in the area.”

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