Silver Star Award for Bates business center

Brett Rogers, Director of the WSU Small Business Development Center (SBDC), will present the SBDC Silver Star Award to Bates...

Brett Rogers, Director of the WSU Small Business Development Center (SBDC), will present the SBDC Silver Star Award to Bates Technical College President David Borofsky, at the Board of Trustees meeting April 19 at the downtown campus, 1101 South Yakima Avenue.

The Washington SBDC Silver Star Award was first introduced during the network’s 25th anniversary of serving clients, and is presented to clients and stakeholders who have helped promote and expand the scope of services, training and opportunities to small businesses statewide.

“The ongoing support of President Borofsky and Bates Technical College significantly impacts the entire region’s economic picture by providing services that cultivate and expand local businesses and create jobs,” says Rogers.

For the convenience of South Sound area businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs, Bates Technical College houses the Tacoma Business Assistance Center (TBC) at the downtown campus. TBC partners include the SBDC, the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE), the Small Business Administration (SBA), and the Washington State Office of Minority & Women’s Business Enterprises (OMWBE), and the college’s Business and Management Training Center. All are located in the same facility – truly a one-stop service center. For more information, call (253) 680-7770.

The SBDC is a cooperative effort of Washington State University, the U.S. Small Business Administration, community and technical colleges and economic development organizations to provide no-charge confidential counseling and consulting services for current and prospective business owners. For more information, visit the Web at http://www.wsbdc.org , or call (253) 680-7768.

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