(Submitted by Kimberly Roush, Program Assistant, Ohio Cooperative Development Center and Business Development Network, OSU South Centers)
Small Business Development Specialist,
Small Business Development Center and
University of Rio Grande MBA Program/
OSU South Centers Collaboration
1864 Shyville Road
Piketon, Oh 45661
Certified Business Advisor from the University of Toledo
Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Findlay focus on Organizational Management
Bachelor of Arts from Pontifical College of Josephinum in Philosophy
Patrick has served as a Business Specialist with the Ohio Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the Ohio State University South Centers since 1995, providing program leadership, as well as in-depth consulting and training to new and existing business owners throughout rural southern Ohio. Patrick counsels small business owners and personnel in financial, marketing, and management services.
In 2001, the Ohio SBDC presented Patrick with the “Spirit Award” and recognized his dedication in fulfilling the mission of the SBDC of Ohio. In 2009, Patrick took the lead to coordinator the Ohio State University South Centers / University of Rio Grande Collaboration, which provides experiential learning experiences to both undergraduate and graduate students. He is currently an Adjunct Instructor for those collaboration efforts. In 2010, Patrick was the recipient of the “Innovator of the Year Award” from the SBDC of Ohio for his work with students in learning Pod-casting and using Social Media for marketing.
Community/Personal Business Experience:
Earlier in Patrick’s career, he owned and operated a data management business so he understands first-hand what small business owners face daily.
Why do you think OSU South Centers is so successful?
“People are our best resource and at OSU South Centers, behind our different and great educational programs are knowledgeable and caring individuals who greatly enhance the spirit of these programs.” ~Patrick Dengel