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WKU Small Business Development Center staff members recognized

The Kentucky Small Business Development Center recognized two staff members of the WKU SBDC for their achievements at the annual fall conference at the Hilton Suites Lexington Green.

Miller Slaughter, director of WKU's Small Business Development Center, was inducted into the exclusive Kentucky Small Business Development Center Million Dollar Loan Club.

Miller Slaughter, (left) director of WKU’s Small Business Development Center, was inducted into the Kentucky Small Business Development Center Million Dollar Loan Club.

Center Director Miller Slaughter was inducted into the exclusive Kentucky Small Business Development Center Million Dollar Loan Club. This honor is reserved for management consultants who helped business clientele secure a million dollars or more in loans to start, expand or purchase their companies. Statewide KSBDC consultants aided entrepreneurs with more than $29 million in loans during the 2013-2014 fiscal year. Slaughter was among 14 consultants who achieved this honor.

Management consultant Matt Whitaker was presented with a KSBDC Service Award. Whitaker has been a dedicated WKU SBDC staff member for five years. This award recognizes the long-term commitment of KSBDC staff to providing assistance and guidance to Kentucky’s small business community.

“The SBDC staff work so hard to serve small businesses in their region it is a pleasure to acknowledge their success,” said Becky Naugle, KSBDC State Director.

The WKU SBDC is a member of the KSBDC network of 15 offices located throughout the state that helps existing and start-up businesses succeed by offering high quality, in-depth and hands-on services. The KSBDC is a partner program with the U.S. Small Business Administration. For information on KSBDC services, visit http://www.ksbdc.org/.

Contact: Roberta Meisel, (859) 257-7668

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