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SBC Director, Gamlin Wins Award

Brunswick Community College’s (BCC) Small Business Center (SBC) Director, Kim Wiggs Gamlin, has been awarded the U.S. Small Business Administration award for the Eastern region.

Gamlin, was cited for her outstanding contribution in building relationships and collaborative efforts that support small businesses and fostering economic development in Brunswick County.

“The SBC network has been an important resource for hundreds of businesses in Brunswick County,” said Gamlin. “This service acts as a sounding board for new ideas or concerns entrepreneurs have about their small business. I am honored to be part of such an effective collaboration between Brunswick County resource partners and the College”.

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation. We recognize that small business is critical to our economic recovery and strength, to building America’s future, and to helping the United States compete in today’s global marketplace. Although SBA has grown and evolved in the years since it was established in 1953, the bottom line mission remains the same. The SBA helps Americans start, build and grow businesses. Through an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations, SBA delivers its services to people throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the U. S. Virgin Islands and Guam.

Brunswick Community College Small Business Center is one of 58 centers across the state. The NC Community College’s Small Business Center Network assists in starting an average of more than 650 businesses each year.  Small Business Centers have an economic impact in 90% of all NC Counties each year including helping to create and retain over 3,000 jobs annually. BCC’s SBC offers a wide variety of seminars and workshops to help small businesses become successful. Topics include: How to start a business, how to write a business plan, financing your business, bookkeeping and taxes, marketing for success, and more. To register for seminars that are provided free of charge, please visit our website at: https://www.brunswickcc.edu/continuing-education/small-business-center/

For additional information regarding the Small Business Center at Brunswick Community College, please call Kim Wiggs Gamlin at 910.755.7306 or email gamlink@brunswickcc.edu.

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