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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.

Sheena Christ

Torrent Photography/ Waterfall Designs

(100% Woman-Owned Business)

6095 Poolsbrook rd
Kirkville, NY  13082-

315-723-3693 (voice)


Waterfall Designs

Business Category:

In Business Since: 2011

Number of Employees/Subcontractors: 4

Locations: 2 - Chittenango and Kirkville

Desired Markets: Local, Regional, State, National, International
  Description: Torrent Photography - Portrait and Wedding photography. Waterfall Designs - Personalized glassware and apparel.
  Profile: About me: My name is Sheena and I am the owner of Waterfall Designs and Torrent photography. I started my shop shortly after our DIY wedding. On the day of my wedding I was monogramming the last of the ornament favors and hand stamping the cocktail napkins when I realized that (not only was I addicted to crafting but) my work was done! I was inspired to help others with their wedding projects and also started making some unique monogrammed gifts. I loved seeing the joy when people received personalized items and I knew I needed to continue it! As the business grew so did my love for photography. I quickly realized I had a second passion and decided to start a second business.
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