College Hires New SBDC Director

CCC has hired Kevin Leahy as the new Director of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), headquartered at the CCC Seaside facility.

Leahy has served as Interim Director of the Center since April 27th.

Mr. Leahy was a Vice-President for many years with the parent company of Meier & Frank Department Store, a Fortune 500 company. Leahy most recently was the owner of a retail store and a partner in a national franchise organization, and owns his own consulting business, specializing in retail. Leahy’s family has lived continuously in Clatsop County since 1879 and he is very excited to return home to assist businesses in the region.

Leahy’s focus for the next year is to enhance the seminar, training and workshop opportunities with CEDR, SBDC and Clatsop Community College, serve more business clients with multiple one on one counseling sessions, and step up the outreach efforts to the entire Clatsop County business community.

The SBDC delivers confidential, high quality business consulting at no cost. Counselors are former business owners and advise on issues such as business strategy, marketing, financial management and workforce management.

For more information, please contact Stephen Schoonmaker, Vice President of Instruction, at 503-338-2440.

Clatsop Community College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.

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