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Slaughter honored by Kentucky Small Business Development Center

The Kentucky Small Business Development Center (KSBDC) inducted Miller Slaughter, WKU SBDC Center Director, into its 2012 Million Dollar Loan Club.

 Photo: Robert Coffey, Kentucky SBA Business Development Specialist; Miller Slaughter, Center Director, Western Kentucky University SBDC; Ralph Ross, Kentucky SBA District Director

The Kentucky Small Business Development Center (KSBDC) inducted Miller Slaughter, WKU SBDC Center Director, into its 2012 Million Dollar Loan Club. From left are Robert Coffey, Kentucky SBA Business Development Specialist; Miller Slaughter; and Ralph Ross, Kentucky SBA District Director.

The Million Dollar Loan Club is exclusive to KSBDC management consultants who help small business clients secure over a million dollars of loans to start, purchase and expand their businesses. Across the state, KSBDC consultants helped small businesses secure $24.8 million in loans during FY 2011-2012. Including Slaughter, 12 consultants were inducted.

“It is an honor to have these consultants reach this milestone especially during a year of economic uncertainty, “ said Becky Naugle, Ph.D., KSBDC State Director. “Helping our clients secure capital is one of our primary services and extremely vital to the growth and success of small businesses.”

The WKU SBDC serves Allen, Barren, Butler, Cumberland, Edmonson, Hart, Logan, Metcalfe, Monroe, Simpson and Warren counties and is a part of the Kentucky Small Business Development Center. KSBDC is a network of 15 service centers located throughout Kentucky that help start-up and existing businesses succeed by offering high quality, in-depth and hands-on services.  These services include: no-cost confidential business consultations, affordable business workshops and seminars, research to make informed business decisions and valuable resources.  Visit www.ksbdc.org for more information.

Contact:  Sarah Magargee-Hineman, (859) 257-7668

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