ISBDC Resources Will Continue In North Central Indiana




ISBDC Resources Will Continue In North Central Indiana


Indianapolis, IN (Nov. 25, 2013) – Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann today assured current and future entrepreneurs in north central Indiana that the Indiana Small Business Development Center (ISBDC) will continue to provide no cost, one-on-one business consulting following the closure of the St. Joseph County Chamber of Commerce hosted center.

“For decades, the St. Joseph County Chamber of Commerce has been a valued partner of the ISBDC, providing both leadership and financial support. We are saddened to see the end of this partnership, but know we will to continue to work and collaborate with the St. Joseph Chamber in a new capacity moving forward,” said Jacob Schpok, State Director of the ISBDC. “During this hosting gap, the ISBDC will continue to create positive and measureable impact on North Central Indiana entrepreneurs through one-on-one consulting, strategic planning, loan assistance, and market research reports,” added Schpok.

The ISBDC and North Central Indiana small business stakeholders are working together to identify a new host for the region. If you are an entrepreneur and would like to access ISBDC services, please visit


The Indiana Small Business Development Center (ISBDC) creates a positive and measurable impact on the formation, growth, and sustainability of Indiana’s small businesses by providing entrepreneurs expert guidance and a comprehensive network of resources. Funding comes from government, organizations, and businesses, committed to growing Indiana and local economies. Statewide funders include The Small Business Administration and the State of Indiana. To learn more about the ISBDC and to become a client visit:


Media Contact:
Erik Scheub (ISBDC) – 317.234.2294 or

Erik Scheub

Erik Scheub was the Public Relations Director and Ombudsman for the Office of Small Business and Entrepreneurship. He was tasked with gathering information through ongoing interaction with the small businesses throughout the state and will help communicate updates about State programs and policies to those businesses. He also promoted and raised awareness of the small business successes. Scheub is from Portage, IN and is a University of Southern Indiana alumnus.
Erik Scheub can be reached at
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