February 27, 2019
Kelly Asbury, Small Business & Technology Development Center director at State Fair Community College, receives the Rookie of the Year award from Greg Tucker (left), University of Missouri Extension Statewide SBTDC director and Kevin Wilson, Small Business Development Center associate state specialist.

The Small Business & Technology Development Center (SBTDC) at State Fair Community College received recognition at the Missouri Business Development Conference at Lake of the Ozarks on Jan. 30. 

The SBTDC received special recognition for goals and milestones met in fiscal year 2018, which includes activity from Oct. 1, 2017, to Sept. 30, 2018. Kelly Asbury, the center’s director, brought home four awards – fifth place in counseling hours completed; fourth in business starts; second in number of training sessions held; and Rookie of the Year.

SFCC’s SBTDC serves entrepreneurs and small businesses in 12 counties with leading-edge resources in conceptual, startup, growth, expansion, and succession phases. The counties served are Bates, Benton, Camden, Cass, Henry, Hickory, Johnson, Lafayette, Morgan, Pettis, Saline and St. Clair. 

For more information about SFCC’s SBTDC services, go to www.sfccmo.edu/the-learning-force, call (660) 530-5822 or email thelearningforce@sfccmo.edu.

The SBTDC is made possible by a funding partnership through the federal Small Business Administration, the University of Missouri Extension and State Fair Community College’s The LearningForce.

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