Awards & Honors


2017 SBDC Excellence and Innovation Award for the SBA Central District

From James Laipply, Ohio Small Business Development Centers Director Office of Small Business and Entrepreneurship:
"I am writing to let you know that we are nominating your center for the 2017 SBDC Excellence and Innovation Award for the SBA Central District. Congratulations!

In 2016 Your center had tremendous all-around performance and demonstrated year-over-year growth in clients served, counseling hours, long term clients, business starts, and job creation.

This will also qualify your center to be eligible for the national award."

Business Counselor of the Year

Associate Director and Business Counselor, Mark Lankford CBA, received “Business Counselor of the Year” award. Mr. Lankford ended the year with over 1500 counseling hours. What a great accomplishment for Mark as he beat out 26 other Centers Counselors. 

2016 Business Start-Up Award- Runner-Up

The Ohio Small Business Development Center located at The Hamilton Mill and the City of Middletown Economic Development Department was runner up in Business Starts with 47. One shy of 1st place total of 48. We returned home from the annual State Conference and Awards banquet feeling pretty good.