Mid Michigan Community College (MMCC) and the Michigan Small Business Development Center (SBDC) have a long-standing partnership with the shared goal of creating opportunities that have a positive impact within the local community. Leading the SBDC team is Tony Fox, Regional Director for Mid Michigan. Tony recently received the Regional Director of the Year Award, which recognizes exceptional community outreach and dedication to the SBDC mission of delivering educational assistance to strengthen small businesses.

“I’m honored to receive this award in recognition of my efforts as part of the SBDC team,” said Tony. “Our team enjoys our work and are rewarded each and every time we help a local business find a solution to an issue that was impeding their success.”

Prior to joining the SBDC, Tony owned and operated a residential construction company in the Central Michigan area. Tony then earned his undergraduate degree in Entrepreneurship and graduate degree in Administration at Central Michigan University. In addition to maintaining his Michigan Residential Building License, Tony also maintains Certified Global Business Professional status through NASBITE International. He has been with the SBDC at Mid Michigan Community College since 2006.

“The work the SBDC contributes to the community is critical to the economic health of our region,” noted Scott Govitz, MMCC’s Director of Workforce and Economic Development. “I’m proud of Tony’s hard work and his well-deserved recognition as the leader of this important division of MMCC.”

The SBDC is a nationwide network that provides comprehensive small business assistance. The mission of this network is to help new entrepreneurs create their businesses, and to assist existing businesses to remain competitive in the complex marketplace of an ever-changing global economy. Business owners can gain knowledge on how to access capital, write a business plan, develop a marketing strategy, and many other topics. The SBDC provides business consulting at no cost and offers low-cost training.

The regional office for SBDC is located at the Morey Technical Education Center on MMCC’s Mt. Pleasant campus.

For more information about the SBDC, visit midmich.edu/sbdc or contact Tony Fox at aefox@midmich.edu or (989) 317-4623.

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