SBDC Director Tammy Marquez-Oldham given state star for her small biz support
The Oregon Small Business Development Center Network Director Mark Gregory announced Tammy Marquez-Oldham, director of the Portland Community College Small Business Development Center, as the 2016 Oregon State Star.
The State Star is the Oregon Small Business Development Center’s highest annual award, given to an individual who has shown exceptional performance and support for small business in his or her community.
“Tammy’s accomplishments this year demonstrate initiative, hard work and constant support from her entire team for small business, not only in the Portland region, but around the State,” said Gregory. “Her leadership in the areas of capital access and international trade are helping Oregon companies recognize their full potential.”
The Portland Community College Small Business Development Center is home to the Oregon SBDC Network Capital Access Team and Global Trade Center, which help businesses access the capital they need to grow and reach international markets respectively. These programs help hundreds of small business each year across Oregon. In addition, the Portland Community College SBDC provides no cost counseling and business training to small business owners and pre-venture startups in the Portland metropolitan area.
The State Star is an award recognized by the American Small Business Development Center program. Each year at its annual conference, the Association of Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) honors a star performer from each state in recognition of exemplary performance. This can be in the form of direct service to small businesses, an innovative way of assisting businesses, a significant contribution to the state SBDC, or a strong commitment and service to the small business community. State stars are selected by prior Oregon SBDC State Star winners.