Oregon Small Business Association Honors COCC Advisor Jim Wilcox as ‘State Star’


BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) – Central Oregon Community College’s Jim Wilcox, a small business counselor and program manager for the college’s Small Business Development Center, was recently named Oregon’s “State Star” for outstanding service by the state office of the SBDC National Network.

Wilcox will be honored in September at the association’s national conference in San Diego.

“The impact you’ve had on the business owners you’ve helped is commendable,” Oregon SBDC Network Director Mark Gregory said in announcing the award to Wilcox. “Your 22 years of service to Oregon businesses are truly remarkable.”

To date, Wilcox has assisted and advised 859 small business clients, launched 29 small businesses and helped create 600 jobs, and worked with business owners to secure $39,106,622 in loans and capital for expansion. company, according to association records.

With a background in management, business ownership and human resources, Wilcox has extensive experience managing the day-to-day business operations of a small business. He holds a master’s degree in business administration from Portland State University.

The COCC’s SBDC, part of the college’s Business, Industry and Career Development Center, offers free business advice, resources and support for small businesses, as well as a host of courses and training for entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs. startups. Visit cocc.edu/sbdc to learn more.


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