Stanly Group School’s Small Enterprise Heart not too long ago had a change in management. Dr. Reese Linnell was named director of Small Enterprise and Entrepreneurial Improvement. He changed Alicia Herrin, who left as director final spring.
“It appeared like an excellent alternative to attempt one thing new and completely different whereas on the similar time nonetheless serving folks locally,” he stated concerning the place.
Initially from Minnesota, Linnell, 54, served within the U.S. Military in Hawaii earlier than transferring to Stanly County, the place he’s lived for greater than 30 years. He has served as pastor at a number of church buildings within the space and is at present pastor at Centre Level Church in Locust. He and his household additionally created Lin-inK, a micropublishing firm. Linnell wrote an journey e-book a couple of years in the past which his firm printed titled “Thaddeus Baxter Kaymus and the Queens’ Present.”
For the final six years, Linnell has additionally labored at Stanly Group School as a hit coach for the College Switch Program.
“Dr. Linnell was chosen after a chronic, in depth search that consisted of a number of rounds of interviews,” stated SCC President Dr. John Enamait. “His background and expertise will assist SCC’s Small Enterprise Heart help Stanly County residents begin small companies or be a assist for small companies. Being an inner candidate, Dr. Linnell will have the ability to leverage the assorted departments inside SCC as he works to assist Stanly County proceed to develop by the financial growth of our very important small companies.”
The Small Enterprise Heart, situated in downtown Albemarle, supplies assist for the event of latest companies and the expansion of present companies by being a community-based supplier of coaching, counseling and useful resource info. All of its providers are free. A few of the many assets offered by the Heart embody confidential, one-on-one counseling for brand new and present companies and a bunch of seminars and workshops geared in direction of the vital facets of beginning a brand new enterprise and managing a small enterprise.
“We’re one hundred pc right here to serve small enterprise folks or potential small enterprise folks throughout the county,” he stated.
Stanly’s Small Enterprise Heart is one in all 58 throughout the state linked to group faculties. Based on its web site, the aim of the Small Enterprise Community is to “improve the success price and the variety of viable small companies in North Carolina by offering top quality, readily accessible help to potential and present small enterprise homeowners which is able to result in job creation and retention.”
Linnell earned a Bachelor’s Diploma in Common Research/Faith from Wingate College, a Grasp’s Diploma in Liberal Arts (Faith/Historical past) from Wake Forest College and is a latest graduate of Faulkner College with a Doctorate in Humanities/Historical past.
He resides in Oakboro along with his spouse Roxanne and his three daughters, Alex, Sam and Rylee.
Though hours can differ, the Small Enterprise Heart is mostly open Monday by Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.