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Steve Schillig Wins State Award for Excellence

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Director Steve Schillig Wins State Award for The Small Business Development Center at Kent State University at Tuscarawas

 

New Philadelphia, OH December 2018 – Steve Schillig, Director of The Ohio Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Kent State University at Tuscarawas, received the 2018 Ohio SBDC Center Director Award at the SBDC Statewide Conference in Columbus recently.

 

Additionally, the SBDC at Kent State Tuscarawas received the 2018 Ohio SBDC Honorable Mention Customer Satisfaction Award.

 

“It was an honor to be considered and to receive this award from the State,” said Schillig. “None of this would be possible without the tremendous support that I receive from our host, Kent State University at Tuscarawas, my staff and our advisors, our partners and most importantly, the clients we serve.”

 

Judging for the award was based on overall number of hours of advising, number of business starts, number of jobs created, number of jobs retained, number of loans secured and owner investment, and last but not least, the percentage of customer satisfaction rating from clients. The SBDC at Kent State Tuscarawas achieved a nearly 100 percent approval rating from clients who were extremely satisfied with their experience with Schillig and the SBDC.

 

To celebrate award winners, an evening reception was held at the annual Recognition Awards Program.

 

During the 2018 Statewide Conference, attendees were able to attend workshops related to the theme Bridges of Excellence, including “Enriching the Quality of Services, Maximizing Economic Impact, Strengthening Our Team, and Enhancing Visibility.” The conference featured four concurrent, hour-long sessions for networking and information-sharing among the Export Assistance Network, Administrative Support, SBDC Advisors and SBDC Directors.

 

The SBDC at Kent State Tuscarawas provides individualized consulting and services that are designed to provide most, if not all, of the necessary resources entrepreneurs need to advance a start-up company from the ground level through development and into a profitable organization. The SBDC’s mission is to accelerate business success, their vision is to be the resource for business expertise, and their values are economic impact, service, guidance and collaboration. For further information, call Steve Schillig, Director SBDC at 330.308.7479 or visit the organization’s website at http://www.SBDCksut.org.

 

 

The Small Business Development Center at Kent State University at Tuscarawas Wins Prestigious

2018 Small Business Development Center Award

 

New Philadelphia, OH April 24, 2018 – The Ohio Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Kent State University at Tuscarawas, led by Steve Schillig, director, received notice that it was named the 2018 Small Business Administration (SBA) winner of the Small Business Development Center Excellence and Innovation Award for the Cleveland District. Gilbert Goldberg, District Director of the Cleveland District Office, made the announcement.   “We’re very excited to have received the Small Business Development Center Excellence and Innovation Award,” said Steve Schillig. “One of the criteria for the award is customer satisfaction. It is gratifying to know that our clients appreciate our efforts. The award is a testimony to our great staff and support system but also to the wonderful clients we serve.”

 

Every year since President Eisenhower, the President has set aside a week in May and has designated it as “Small Business Week.” In this way, contributions from Small Business Development Centers across the country are honored for their contributions to economic growth and prosperity. The efforts of these centers have created jobs and enabled businesses to start and grow.

 

An invitation-only award ceremony will be held at the offices of the Small Business Development Center at Kent State University at Tuscarawas (Tolloty Center) on May 2, 2018. Mr. Goldberg will be on-hand to present Schillig with the award.

 

About The Small Business Development Center at Kent State University at Tuscarawas

 

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Kent State University at Tuscarawas provides individualized consulting and services to small businesses that are designed to provide most, if not all, of the necessary resources entrepreneurs need to advance a start-up company from the ground level through development and into a profitable organization. The SBDC’s mission is to accelerate business success, their vision is to be the resource for business expertise. And their values are to positively impact the economic environment, serve the business community and provide guidance through advice and leadership. For further information, call Steve Schillig, Director SBDC at 330.308.7479 or visit the organization’s website at www.SBDCksut.org.

Jim Laipply, SBDC State Director (L) and Steve Schillig, SBDC Center Director

Video Success Story - Midvale Speedway

John & Kelley Chapman, owners of Midvale Speedway, were highlighted in the below video to promote National Small Business Day, (March 20, 2019).  The Chapman's Success Story began with a vision of their dream, love of the sport, fearless determination, and taking the first step to securing funding.  Midvale Speedway is held to a high degree of quality as one of the premier racing facilities in the midwest in the state of Ohio.

 

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