Highlights

Mr. Kenneth R. Klotz

Director, Small Business Development Center

Ken manages Bradley's Small Business Development Center (SBDC), a counseling and training program for both start-up ventures and existing companies on topics including business plan preparation, financial statement analysis, business start-up, eBusiness, business taxation and marketing.

 

Staff News & Notes

Jim Foley, Director of the International Trade Center and NAFTA Opportunity Center was recently selected to the Board of the International Association of Trade Training Organizations (IATTO) at the organization's annual meeting in Rome. Jim is past president of NASBITE, the North American Small Business International Trade Educators, which is the North American institutional member of IATTO.

Dave Williams, International Trade Specialist at the International Trade Center, has been elected Secretary of the Young Professionals Organization of Greater Peoria (YPOGP). YPOGP is a new organization created to enhance and enrich the environment for young professionals in the Peoria area.

 

Shari Stout Returns to US Department of Commerce

Shari Stout, a 2001 graduate of the International Business program of Bradley University, is returning to manage the US Department of Commerce Export Assistance Center (USEAC) in Peoria after spending the last year in the private sector as a manager for The Mark Travel Corporation in Milwaukee, WI. Shari will serve as the Commerce Department's representative for Illinois companies south of Interstate 80 and can be reached at (309) 671-7815.