GRAYSON Tim Preston, editor of the Grayson Journal Enquirer and Olive Hill Times and former business writer for The Daily Independent, was named the Kentucky Small Business Media Advocate of the Year.
The Small Business Association (SBA) made the announcement on Friday.
Prestonsburg banker Brandon Feltner of Citizens Bank there was named the Financial Services Advocate of the Year.
The SBA also named Debra Dudley, president and co-founder of Oscarware, Inc., in Bonnieville, as the 2017 Kentucky Small Business Person of the Year.
On Monday morning, Mayor Steve Gilmore read a proclamation recognizing Wednesday as National SBDC Day when all Small Business Development Centers across the country will unite by collectively sharing notable impacts of their clients’ success and highlighting their consulting and training services to aspiring and emerging small business owners.
Gilmore and City commissioner Marshall Steen presented the proclamation to Kim Jenkins McClements, the management consultant of the MSU-Ashland SBDC, and Administrative Assistant Amy Miller.
The Morehead State-Ashland SBDC office has served for more than 30 years and in the last five years alone has provided 3,100 hours of service, served more than 300 clients, created or saved more than 340 jobs in the region, assisted clients in raising more than $6.5 million in capital and equaity to start and grow business and conducted 40 training events with more than 480 in attendance.
The Ashland SBDC
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