We already know that our Middletown-Hamilton Small Business Development Center has won numerous awards due to their outstanding work, but we’re not mad about congratulating another!

Associate Director Mark Lankford of Butler County SBDC has been awarded the 2017 State Star honor. This is given to 1 Counselor each year, voted on by the center directors. He was 1 of 3 candidates and was a unanimous choice taking 14 1st place votes with next closest receiving 6 1st place votes. He will receive his award at our ASBDC National Conference in Nashville the 1st week of September.

Thank you to our SBDC for all of the hard work that they do in Middletown, Hamilton, and the region. Keep up the great work – we’re sure we’ll see plenty more awards in the future!

“I am very humbled by this award. Our state network is filled with high quality counselors and to be recognized in this manner is truly a high honor. I am grateful to those who have given me the opportunity to serve my clients, namely our host the Hamilton Mill, our ¬†other major funding partners including the city of Middletown Economic Development Department, the SBA and the state of Ohio DSA. Most importantly, I’d like to thank my Director David Riggs who has put his complete trust in me and turned our center around since his arrival.”



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