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2009-2010

 

June 2, 2010


Donald Cain III hired as consultant for Cowley College KSBDC Outreach Center

 

The Wichita State University Kansas Small Business Development Center recently hired Donald Cain III as Consultant for the Cowley College KSBDC Outreach Center. In this position, Cain III will provide free consultation services and affordable training to business owners and prospective business owners in a six county area.

The KSBDC Cowley College Outreach Center is a partnership between Wichita State University, Cowley College, Cowley County Economic Development Partnership, and Sumner County Economic Development. This partnership enables the KSBDC to provide increased services to entrepreneurs in Cowley, Sumner, Barber, Harper, Pratt, and Stafford counties.

Cowley College President Dr. Patrick J. McAtee noted, “Cowley College is committed to supporting the community through partnerships and public service programs. The Cowley College KSBDC Outreach Center partnership affords business owners increased access to key services, and we are glad to have Donald nearby.”

Prior to his new position, Cain III served as Admissions Coordinator with Wichita Technical Institute. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Entrepreneurship and Marketing from Wichita State University.

“Donald’s entrepreneurship background will be an asset as he works with area business owners,” said WSU KSBDC Regional Director, Marcia Stevens. “We are pleased to have Donald on our team as we expand our services in rural Kansas.”

The KSBDC Cowley College Outreach Center will co-locate with Cowley County Economic Development Partnership at Strother Field in Winfield.

"We are looking forward to Donald's start with the KSBDC in Cowley County,” said Kerri Falletti, Director of Cowley First – Cowley County Economic Development Partnership. “He will be a great resource for those looking to start a new business or further develop an existing business. The assistance he will be able to provide can play a key role to the success of entrepreneurial growth, and we look forward to partnering with him."

Cain III will also routinely work out of the Sumner County Economic Development Office in Wellington.

“We are excited to have Donald on board,” stated Janis Hellard, Sumner County Economic Development Director. “He will be a great asset in working one on one with our businesses and providing business training classes to Sumner County.”

The KSBDC network includes eight regional and 10 outreach centers. Each assists established businesses, growth companies and start-up enterprises. Any individual interested in starting or growing a small business may receive free assistance with business plan development, strategic planning, financial projections, marketing, management, and other issues.

Cain III may be reached at 620-402-6440 or dcain.ksbdc@cowleycounty.org.

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