There has been some confusion in the media regarding the status of the Clatsop Community College Small Business Management program (CCC SBM).
The CCC SBM will continue to offer the three-year program that has served our business community for many years. The program is operated in cooperation with the Clatsop Community College Small Business Development Center (CCC SBDC) and Clatsop Economic Development Resources (CEDR) The program reports to Kevin Leahy, Executive Director of CEDR and SBDC. Kevin reports to President Larry Galizio of Clatsop Community College and the CEDR Board of Directors.
The college’s program is independent of any services, fundraising or oversight offered through the new non-profit organization recently announced by its board president Rich Elstrom. Services offered by this organization are not associated with the Clatsop Community College SBM program in any way.
To date, the CCC SBDC has not participated in discussions with this new organization regarding the need for or content of their proposed small business services. It stands ready to offer technical assistance to all new business-related endeavors to strengthen the economy of Clatsop County.
Please direct inquiries to: Kevin Leahy, 503-338-2342.
Clatsop Community College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.