On April 20, 2016, Marijean Remington, CEO, accepted the SUNY Economic Fusion award for “Entrepreneurial Business of the Year” on behalf of ATL.

Economic Fusion is an event, which was initiated in 2015, to celebrate creativity, entrepreneurship, and innovation on the SUNY Potsdam campus and local community, with a focus on the North Country economy, and the College’s commitment to the community.

SUNY President Esterberg presenting plaque to Marijean Remington

SUNY President Esterberg presenting plaque to Marijean Remington

The mission is to provide students with meaningful activities to further their entrepreneurial education, foster innovation, and create knowledge transfer in the classroom. In addition, the College recognizes alumni and employers that exemplify the entrepreneurial spirit and who are great models for our students and community. Approximately 8% of ATL employees are SUNY Potsdam graduates.

Dr. Esterberg, President of SUNY Potsdam, stated, “One of my top priorities for SUNY Potsdam is to create a spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation throughout our campus, while creating a strong partnership with our local and regional stakeholders. We look forward to igniting innovation through this annual event.”

Although, the economic fusion event is designed to promote a spirit of entrepreneurship and highlight students’ creative and innovative ideas, it also permits students to meet local companies representatives, research these companies, and examine potential job opportunities.