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ISBDC Services Continue in North Central Indiana through Full-Time Business Advisor

Jan 9th, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ISBDC Services Continue in North Central Indiana through Full-Time Business Advisor

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Jan. 8, 2014) – Jacob Schpok, State Director of the Indiana Small Business Development Center (ISBDC) today announces that business consulting services will be available beginning January 8, 2014 in North Central Indiana following the closure of the St. Joseph County Chamber of Commerce hosted center. Alan Steele, North Central ISBDC Business Advisor, will continue to serve entrepreneurs in the region through one-on-one consulting, strategic planning, loan assistance, and market research reports.

“Through the support of the Small Business Administration and the State of Indiana, we are pleased to report the North Central ISBDC will continue providing expert guidance to entrepreneurs in Saint Joseph, Elkhart, Marshall, Kosciusko, and Fulton County” said Schpok. “The ISBDC will also be working with the Michiana and Elkhart Society of Retired Executives (SCORE) Chapters to strengthen our efforts in deploying consulting services,” added Schpok.

“On behalf of the Michiana SCORE Chapter and Dean Hupp, Elkhart SCORE Chapter Chair, we are happy to see the North Central ISBDC will continue providing services and look forward to further coordinating our services to best serve the North Central Indiana market.” said Bob Kasprzak, SCORE Michiana Chapter Chair.

If you are interested in accessing ISBDC services, please complete the ISBDC Business Survey found at http://isbdc.org or contact Alan Steele at asteele@isbdc.org.

About ISBDC

The Indiana Small Business Development Center (ISBDC) creates a positive and measureable 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, the state of Indiana, and Ivy Tech Community College. To learn more about the ISBDC and to become a client visit: http://isbdc.org.

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Media Contact:

Erik Scheub (ISBDC) – 317.234.2294 or escheub@osbe.in.gov