Wednesday May 10, 2017

Off Broadway Dance Center
 Boogies to SBA Award

Fulton enterprise wins Small Business Excellence Award


    Off Broadway Dance Center in Fulton was recognized during National Small Business Week at the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 19th annual Small Business Excellence Awards luncheon in Syracuse recently.

     

    Small businesses are selected for the excellence awards based on their company’s longevity, innovation, sales growth, increased employment, ability to overcome adversity or community contributions.

     

    Operation Oswego County, Inc. honored OBDC with a 2017 Small Business Excellence Award.

     

    Open since 1996, OBDC had outgrown three of its previous locations. Owner Ellen Marshall purchased and renovated a former United Methodist Church for her most recent expansion.

     

    The new facility features two teaching studios with sprung wood flooring systems, an Acro studio with wall-to-wall gymnastics mats and a large parent waiting room.

     

    Acro dance is a style of dance that combines classical dance technique with precision acrobatic elements.

     

    Home to 250 students, OBDC offers weekly classes for two-year olds through high-school students in ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, lyrical and Acro.

     

    Dance students perform at recitals and local events, while the award-winning competition team competes throughout New York state.

     

    “The luncheon gives us the opportunity to celebrate our business community leaders for their small business successes,” said Bernard J. Paprocki, SBA Syracuse district director. “Entrepreneurs find success not by avoiding failure but by dreaming the impossible and taking chances. From Main Street stores to cyber merchants and all the companies in between, small businesses keep our economy innovative and vibrant.”