Missouri SBDC at MSU Receives Awards at State Conference

Our center was honored at a statewide conference for business development programs.

From left: Cody Cox, Chrystal Irons, Lance Coffman from our team.

Members of the University of Missouri Extension – Business Development Program (BDP) recently gathered for a statewide conference that include an awards ceremony that recognized programs for their performance and accomplishments throughout the last fiscal year. 

Programs included in the BDP are Missouri Small Business Development Centers (SBDC), Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTAC), and Mid-America Trade Adjustment Assistance Centers (TAAC).

We’re excited to share that our team at the Missouri SBDC at MSU was recognized with several individual and team awards.

Chrystal Irons, Director of the Missouri SBDC at MSU was recognized in two award categories! She was named to the Top Highest Client Satisfaction category as well as the Wise One category, designed to recognize those who the Missouri SBDC network turns to regularly for sound advice and thoughtful insights

Cody Cox, Regional Business Consultant with the Missouri SBDC at MSU was recognized in the Rookie of the Year category, which recognizes the achievements and professionalism of Missouri SBDC team members who are within their first two years.

Our entire team was recognized in the Overall Performance Center Award, given to centers that use creative approaches to serve clients, build relationships with stakeholders, and work hard at enhancing the Missouri SBDC presence in their region.