“Maureen and the CEDA office have been a help in setting up our small business in Auburn since day 1. From our first meeting until now they continue to offer support and guidance in helping us grow our business.”

~Matt Peirson; Owner, Simple Roast Coffee Company


Matt Peirson came to CEDA in Spring 2016, shortly after he had purchased the building located at 360 Grant Ave as a drive-thru location for Simple Roast.  His hobby of roasting and selling his coffee beans at the market turned into a full-fledged business with his new Auburn location.  Matt utilized the services of CEDA’s Business Development Specialist to learn more about the local market and economy for launching a small business such as his.  CEDA made referrals and introductions to other partner organizations for Matt to establish and market his brewed coffees.  Matt continues to work with CEDA on an as-needed basis; and when new opportunities arise, CEDA is sure to inform Simple Roast of the new possibilities.

Maureen Riester is a BusinessDevelopment Specialist at CEDA.  Contact her by calling (315) 252-3500 or email mriester@cayugaeda.org