FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENew partnership provides 12 scholarships for small business management education
For more information, contact: Mirabai Vogt, 503.552.6772
Portland, Ore. – Today, the Portland Business Alliance announced the recipients of a scholarship that will put 12 businesses on a track for growth and private-sector job creation. The scholarship is designed to support small business management and is the result of a new partnership with the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the CLIMB Center for Advancement at Portland Community College. As part of the partnership, the Alliance is underwriting the tuition for 12 small businesses to complete a one-year training program conducted by the SBDC.
“We know the SBDC program will help these 12 companies grow and add jobs, which fulfills the Alliance objective of supporting private-sector job creation,” said Roger Hinshaw, chair of the Portland Business Alliance board of directors and Market President for Bank of America in Oregon and Southwest Washington. “We are pleased that many of these companies are traded-sector businesses, meaning they bring new dollars into this region which in turn builds a strong economy.”
The 12 companies receiving the SBDC scholarship are:
More than 30 businesses applied for the scholarship. The businesses chosen went through a three-stage selection process and were qualified against a set of specific criteria. The program curriculum will cover a number of topics including sourcing capital and financing, marketing management and international markets. The partnership also includes a mentoring component and membership in the Alliance. Program participants will meet monthly through December 2011.
If you are interested in learning more about the program, contact Jackie Babicky at 503-978-5093 or email@example.com.
About the SBDC
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Portland Community College is one of 19 in the state of Oregon, offering growth and development opportunities for small business owners throughout the PCC district.