Mid Michigan Community College (MMCC) was honored with the Michigan Small Business Development Center’s Host Award on May 13, during the network’s annual awards ceremony. Mid Michigan Community College 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 this 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,” says MMCC President Christine 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 located in Mt. Pleasant 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 SBDC values the support they receive from MMCC. The college understands the importance of providing a broad range of educational opportunities and values the roll the SBDC plays to more deeply engage the greater Mid Michigan community in a meaningful way.
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, Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. SBDC regional offices across the state include locations in Detroit, Lansing, Traverse City, Bay City, Mt. Pleasant, and other locales. 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.