(Submitted by Melissa Carter, Business Development Specialist, Small Business Development Center, OSU South Centers)
Brad Bapst, the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Director at the OSU South Centers was recently awarded the 2016 Advocacy Award at the annual statewide SBDC Conference. This is one of five peer awards given to showcase extraordinary efforts of SBDC staff members. The Advocacy Award is given to an outstanding advocate who has gone above and beyond to make the SBDC Network more visible to our funding partners. Brad regularly creates and maintains positive relationships with stakeholders and willingly shares information about how the SBDC at the OSU South Centers can assist with the needs in the region. When presenting or discussing information, he highlights all programming and opportunities available to small businesses and entrepreneurs that may benefit from the SBDC resources available.
Pictured below: Jim Laipply, Ohio Small Business Development Centers Director with Brad Bapst, SBDC Director at the OSU South Centers