Mid Michigan Community College was honored with the Michigan Small Business Development Center’s Host Award on May 13, during the network’s annual awards ceremony. MMCC President Christine Hammond accepted the award, given in recognition of MMCC’s commitment to supporting local small businesses.
MMCC has hosted the Mid Michigan Region SBDC since 2001. During that time 2,556 distinct clients have received 25,776 hours of counseling, resulting in $59,531,583 in capital formation, 245 new businesses starts, 1,316 jobs created and 829 jobs retained in the Mid Michigan region.
“It is a true honor to receive this award. One of MMCC’s core values is to support its local businesses,” said Hammond. “The SBDC is fundamental to that mission, and we’re proud of the excellent resources it provides to help sustain and grow local independent industries.”
Within the last year, the Mid Michigan SBDC has been fortunate to move into new offices at the Morey Technical Education Center on MMCC’s Mt. Pleasant campus. This move represents much more than an upgrade to top-notch facilities; it represents an opportunity to more cohesively serve area businesses.
MMCC provides resources to startups, early-stage product development companies, and existing businesses.
The Michigan Small Business Development Center (Michigan SBDC) provides counseling, business education, information-based planning and technology commercialization to new and existing businesses throughout Michigan’s 83 counties from 10 regional centers across the state. The Michigan SBDC state headquarters is located at the Seidman College of Business at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids. SBDC regional offices across the state include locations in Detroit, Lansing, Traverse City, Bay City, Mt. Pleasant, and other cities. For the complete list, or for entrepreneurs and small business owners interested in the services of their nearest MI-SBDC, visit www.SBDCmichigan.org or call (616) 331-7480.