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Colleen T Bennett

Executive Director/Founder

(Equity Partner/50% Woman Owned)

308 Sherrill Road
Suite 100
Sherrill, NY  13461

315-363-6446 (voice)
315-363-6446 (fax)


Colleen Bennett
  Business Category:
In Business Since: 1993

Number of Employees/Subcontractors: 7

Locations: Headquarters: Sherrill, NY Western Region Satellite Office: Chandler, AZ

Desired Markets: Local, Regional, State, National
  Description: The KEYS Program delivers music, hope and smiles to kids battling cancer, and those in need of healing, through music outreach, education and advocacy. KEYS provides patient support of bedside music, family respite days & sibling support programs to children battling cancer at no cost to the families they serve. Since 1993, KEYS has delivered just over 80,000 smiles!
  Profile: "In what seemed just a blink ago, I was in a hospital room helping my mother gently maneuver headphones on my father’s ears. My father’s journey with cancer was brief, and we knew he was nearing his time to leave us. We were just hoping music could help relax him, even just a little, and provide his body enough peace to be able to sleep after days of agitation and pain. Within an hour…he was asleep. As the nurses began asking what we had done to help calm and ease my father’s pain, we said, “We just played music.” That was the life-changing moment that has brought us here over 20 years later." -KEYS Founder, Colleen Bennett From that moment in November of 1993, the KEYS Program was born to help bring music, comfort, hope and smiles to kids going through the same difficult time, in memory of Colleen's father. Today, with the help of over 100 volunteers, the KEYS Program provides its award-winning patient support programs to children treated in 44 children's hospitals, special needs sites and hospice agencies across the US. Colleen has been recognized for her dedication to children receiving the Child Care Council of Cornell Cooperative Extensions Friend of Children Award, Who's Who Among American Women and the KEYS Program has been named one of the top 15 children's charities in the US by the Tony Stewart Foundation for the past 4 years.
  Featured Products or Services: Along with its outreach programming for pediatric cancer patients, KEYS also provides community music therapy services for children with various disabilities, music classes and workshops.
  Father Champlin's Guardian Angel Society

Kathy Fedrizzi

Development Director
Father Champlin's Guardian Angel Society

(Professional Position)

259 E Onondaga St
Syracuse, NY  13202

315-422-7218 (voice)
315-422-2471 (fax)


Guardian Angel Online Store
Kathy Fedrizzi
  Business Category:
In Business Since: 1997

Number of Employees/Subcontractors: 1.5

Locations: One

Desired Markets: Local, Regional, State, National, International
  Description: The Guardian Angel Society is a fund used to help educate children of diverse cultural, religious, and economic backgrounds. These monies provide tuition assistance for Cathedral Academy at Pompei (CAP) students as well as scholarship aid to alumni for their continuing quality education.

Teresa D Huggins

Founder & President
Leaders for Life International

(100% Woman-Owned Business)

4305 Middle Settlement Road
New Hartford, NY  13413

315-525-3296 (voice)


Business Categories:
Leadership Development and Motivational Speaking
Business Services, Advisors and Consultants

Desired Markets: Local, Regional, State, National, International
  Description: Empowering people to live aligned with their purpose through experiential programs, keynote speeches, individual and group coaching, I engage people to think with an expanded vision, create wellness and life balance, and to live a solutions-focused life. People transform limiting beliefs, open to new possibilities and create profitable results in their life. My clients include teens, parents, entrepreneurs and executives.
  Profile: Facilitating personal and professional growth programs, I inspire individuals to discover answers within, to live life filled with joy and balance and to transform obstacles into opportunities. I am trained in a variety of modalities that allow individuals to navigate health, personal and business challenges with ease. My programs are custom-designed and I work with both individuals and organizations. I facilitate women renewal weekends, week long programs for teens and adults and offer packages for individual coaching. My vision is a world where people live aligned to their truth, to discover their heat's desire and to BE the Solution! When I work in companies, I facilitate experiential programs for management teams, staff and faculty to create their own solutions, resolve conflict and become focused on new possibilities. People have reported peace while navigating a diagnosis, inspired ideas that increase revenue and an organization of life that creates more time to enjoy your passions.
  Featured Products or Services: Women's Renewal Programs, Corporate Training, College and High School Programs, Summer Leadership Development Programs for Teens, Individual Coaching Programs.
  Women TIES Business Referrals: Our teen leadership programs are open to teens who are current leaders in their schools and teens who want to create a positive difference in their schools and communites. We empower leaders to take action after our program. 2016 dates: July 24-29 Hamilton College, Clinton, NY and August 2-6, Snow Mountain Ranch, CO. A program for adults who care for teens: July 12-15 Hamilton College, Clinton, NY

Marguerite A Mitchell

Director of Education
Red House Arts Center

(Professional Position)

400 South Salina Street
Syracuse, NY  13207

315-362-2788 (voice)


Business Category:

In Business Since: 2013

Number of Employees/Subcontractors: 50+

Desired Markets: Local, Regional, State
  Description: Red House Educational Programming empowers students to become independent, citizen-artists by providing process-oriented training. Through coursework and partnerships focused on practical skills and community-building, students develop their craft while celebrating what makes them unique.
  Profile: Marguerite Mitchell is the Director of Education at The Red House Arts Center in downtown Syracuse. She earned her Bachelors Degree from Temple University, double majoring in English Literature and English Education, also studying British Literature at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England and Arts Administration at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. Marguerite has taught English Language Arts, ESOL, mural arts, and drama in neighboring Syracuse schools and Philadelphia city schools. In 2011, she received the NYSRA Secondary Teacher of the Year award and was nominated for the ACSD's Outstanding Young Educator Award in 2012. After many years as a teacher and instructional coach, she moved to The Redhouse Arts Center to assist in developing arts education programming with the organization. Marguerite has also performed for local audiences in various theatre productions, participated in various independent and feature-length film productions, and directed several productions in the CNY Area. She most recently was seen in August Osage County (Karen), Redhouse's production of Six Degrees of Separation (Elizabeth - SALT winner for Best Supporting Actress), and worked on the upcoming series, "Escape at Dannemora". In 2014 she made her directorial debut in the Redhouse LAB with Almost, Maine, and directed In the Continuum (2015) and The Secret Garden (2017).
  AZ Forensic Associates, LLC

Anita Zannin

AZ Forensic Associates, LLC

(100% Woman-Owned Business)

P.O. Box 911
Amherst, NY  14226

716-913-8530 (voice)


Anita Zannin
  Business Category:
In Business Since: 2010

Number of Employees/Subcontractors: 3+ interns

Desired Markets: Local, Regional, State, National, International
  Description: Independent Forensic Consulting firm specializing in bloodstain pattern analysis, latent print examinations and firearms examinations
  Profile: The mission of AZ Forensic Associates is to responsibly handle and provide an objective and accurate evaluation of each case in our custody.
  Featured Products or Services: Independent evaluation of cases, education, workshops
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