Binghamton, New York (PRWEB) June 24, 2014
A Legislative Resolution was recently issued honoring Richard Hannis for special recognition for his outstanding community service through SCORE and the Upstate NY Rural Initiative.
Richard was recognized for giving not only his time and energies but also his competence, intelligence and leadership. He received special recognition for his outstanding community service through SCORE and the Upstate NY Rural Initiative, his exceptional volunteer work throughout New York State through SCORE and the Upstate NY Rural Initiative Corporation promoting business entrepreneurship and small business development in rural communities.
Richard Hannis has been a volunteer mentor with SCORE since 1996 and has previously served as district director, leading all SCORE chapters in Upstate New York. His home chapter is the Greater Binghamton SCORE Serving Southern Tier NY and Northern Tier PA. He has offered his years of business experience and expertise to colleges and universities throughout New York State, aiding schools in the development of their business departments and connecting students to career and job opportunities and SCORE counseling and workshop services that would have otherwise remained unavailable to them.
Most recently Richard dedicated himself to promoting rural economic development through the creation of the Upstate NY Rural Initiative Corporation. These valuable programs provide counseling, consulting, and business education to rural small businesses and agribusinesses at all top ten Upstate SCORE chapters throughout the state. Under his vision and leadership, SCORE and the Upstate NY Rural Initiative Corporation are working with a network of Upstate universities, including Morrisville State College, SUNY Delhi, SUNY Cobleskill, Alfred State College, Cornell University, and Syracuse University to develop and provide valuable agribusiness seminars and workshops for receptive and eager audiences across the State.
Richard has been called upon to contribute his time and talents to countless civic and charitable endeavors and has always given of himself unselfishly and has been recognized throughout his career for his philanthropy and support of small businesses. In 1976, President Gerald Ford presented him with a special commendation for outstanding service at a White House ceremony for his work in several projects designed to support small business and the United States economy.
From 1981-1984, Richard Hannis served as CEO of the New York Private Industry Council and in 1993, he helped start a business college in Bolovich, Russia, to help the country transition to a private sector economy following the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Resolution J2552-2011 - http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/J2552-2011
For more information, please contact James Julian, Certified SCORE Mentor and SCORE Chapter Vice Chair, at (607) 761-2140 or via email at jjulian4(at)stny(dot)rr.com.