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SBDC Consultant Preston Captures Top Honor for Kentucky

John Preston, consultant in the Somerset office of Eastern Kentucky University’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC), has received the 2011 Kentucky State Star from the Association of Small Business Development Centers.

SBDC Success Story - LaFontaine Preparatory School Opens September 6, 2011

LaFontaine Preparatory School will have an official ribbon cutting ceremony on August 2, 2011 at 116 Meridian Way, Suite 2, across the street from the Richmond Centre. The new school is a structured pre-kindergarten setting with half-day sessions for morning and afternoon offering art, dance, yoga, music, and technology. Gus LaFontaine is the owner and administrator of the facility.

EKU SBDC Client Opens Medical Career Training Center

Kristi Bertrand and Patricia Mullins are co-founders of The Medical Career Training Center located at 108 Forbes Court in Richmond, KY. Both are educators and healthcare practitioners. Bertrand possesses numerous years of higher education experience as an allied health educator and works with various institutional accrediting bodies as a site surveyor.

Military Veterans Can Learn How to Start Own Business at Vet-to-Entrepreneur Conference

Military veterans can learn from fellow veterans and other experts about how to launch their own business at a Vet-to-Entrepreneur Conference hosted by Eastern Kentucky University on Wednesday, July 20.

EKU SBDC Success Story - Bippity Bows

When Michelle Farmer began creating bows and flip-flops for her family and friends, she had no idea what an impact that would have a couple of years later. Michelle turned her hobby into a small business.

CEDET Business Incubator Helps Local Entrepreneurs Grow Businesses

Tucked quietly away in a corner of Eastern Kentucky University’s Business and Technology Center are several rather non-descript small offices.

But it’s home to four area entrepreneurs who are taking advantage of a smorgasbord of services available through the Center for Economic Development, Entrepreneurship and Technology at EKU to grow their fledgling businesses.

EKU SBDC Success Story: Semper Simon Printing and Design

Semper Simon is a custom Direct to Garment Printing (DTG) and graphic design company operated by Billy Simon and his family in Richmond, KY. Semper Simon was formed in October 2010 after Billy Simon decided to embark on a new business venture, not wanting to be dependent on an employer for his livelihood.

SBDC Client Receives Small Business Award

D & M Contracting, Inc. has been recognized by the Richmond Chamber of Commerce as the Small Business of the Year. The award was presented during the chamber’s annual Commerce Awards banquet held recently on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University.

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