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The following is a partial listing of agencies, chambers of commerce and associations which have a variety of programs to assist the small business community in the State of Ohio.

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State Agencies
Office of Small and Developing Business
One-Stop Business Permit Center
Ohio Procurement Technical Assistance Program
Procurement Service Office (Minority)
Office of Minority Financial Incentives
Office of Financial Incentives
Women’s Business Resource Program
Minority Business Development Program
Office of Minority Financial Incentives

Ohio Department of Development
77 South High Street
P.O. Box 1001
Columbus, OH 43216-1001

http://www.odod.ohio.gov
(614) 466-2718
(614) 466-4232
(614) 466-1876
(614) 466-5700
(614) 644-7708
(614) 466-5420
(614) 466-4945
(614) 466-5700
(614) 644-7708
Small Business Administration
Cincinnati Branch Office
525 Vine Street, Suite 870
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 684-2814
Fax: (513) 684-3251
Cleveland District Office
1111 Superior Avenue East, Suite 630
Cleveland, OH 44114-2507
(216) 522-4180
Fax: (216) 522-2038
Columbus District Office
2 Nationwide Plaza
Columbus, OH 43215-2592
(614) 469-6860
Fax: (614) 469-2391
Small Business Development Centers
Akron Small Business Development Center
Akron Regional Development Board
Mr. Charles Smith, Director
One Cascade Plaza, 8th Floor
Akron, OH 44308-1192
(330) 379-3170
Fax: (330) 379-3164
E-mail:
smith@ardb.org
Western Reserve Business Center for Women
Small Business Development Center
University of Akron
Ms. Karen Franks, Director
Polsky Building, M-185V
Akron, OH 44325-6002
(330) 972-5592
Fax: (330) 972-5573
E-mail:
kdf@uakron.edu
Southeast Ohio Small Business Development Center
Ohio University
Enterprise and Technology Bldg.
Ms. Debra McBride, Director
20 East Circle Drive, Suite 174
Athens, OH 45701
(740) 593-1797
Fax: (740) 593-1795
E-mail:
aa428@seorf.ohiou.edu
Wood County Small Business Development Center
BGSU Training Center
Pat Fligor, Director
40 College Park
Bowling Green, OH 43403
(419) 372-9536
Fax: (419) 372-8667
E-mail:
fligor@bgnet.bgsu.edu
Geauga County Small Business Development Center
Kent State University/Geauga Campus
Ms. Jayne Kracker, Director
14111 Claridon-Troy Road
Burton, OH 44021
(440) 834-4187
Fax: (440) 834-8846
E-mail:
jkracker@geauga.kent.edu
Kent/Stark Small Business Development Center
Kent State University/Stark Campus
Ms. Connie Collings, Coordinator
6000 Frank Avenue N.W.
Canton, OH 44720
(330) 499-9600
Fax: (330) 494-6121
E-mail:
achunko@stark.kent.edu
West Central, Celina Office
Small Business Development Center
Wright State U./Lake Campus
Dr. Tom Knapke, Director
7600 State Route 703
Celina, OH 45882
(800) 237-1477
(419) 586-0355
Fax: (419) 586-0358
E-mail:
tknapke@lake.wright.edu
Cincinnati Small Business Development Center
University of Cincinnati
Mr. Bill Fioretti, Director
7462 Reading Road, Suite 725
Cincinnati, OH 45237-2615
(513) 556-2072
Fax: (513) 556-2074
E-mail:
bill.fioretti@uc.edu
Clermont County Area
Small Business Development Center
Clermont County Chamber of Commerce
Mr. Russ Cone, Director
4440 Glen Este-Withamsville Road
Cincinnati, OH 45245
(513) 753-7141
Fax: (513) 753-7146
E-mail:
ccclink@aol.com
Hamilton County Development Company
Small Business Development Center
Ms. Danielle K. Remmy, Director
1776 Mentor Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45212-3597
(513) 631-8292
(513) 631-4887
Fax: (513) 351-0610
E-mail:
dremmy@hcdc.com
Central Ohio Small Business Development Center
Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce
Ms. Leslie Weilbacher
37 N. High Street, 4th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 225-6910
Fax: (614) 469-8250
E-mail:
leslie_weilbacher@columbus.org
Cleveland Small Business Development Center
Greater Cleveland Growth Association
Ms. Maria Coyne, Director
200 Tower City Center/50 Public Square
Cleveland, OH 44113-2291
(216) 696-1294
Fax: (216) 621-4617
E-mail:
mcoyne@clevegrowth.com
Northwest Small Business Development Center
Maumee Valley Planning Organization
Mr. Don Wright, Director
197-2-B1 Island Park Avenue
Defiance, OH 43512
(419) 782-6270
Fax: (419) 782-6273
E-mail:
nwsbdc@bright.net
Dayton Small Business Development Center
Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce
Mr. Harry Bumgarner, Director
Chamber Plaza - 5th and Main Streets
Dayton, OH 45402-2400
(937) 226-1444
Fax: (937) 226-8254
E-mail:
harryb@dacc.org
Wright State University
Small Business Development Center
Mr. Mike Bodey, Director
Center for Small Business Assistance
120 Rike Hall
Dayton, OH 45433
(937) 775-3503
Fax: (937) 775-3545
E-mail:
mbodey@wright.edu
Columbiana County/Salem
Small Business Development Center
Kent State University/Salem Campus
Ms. Doris Davis, Director
400 East Fourth Street
East Liverpool, Ohio 43920
(330) 385-3805 ext. 103
Fax: (330) 385-6348
E-mail:
ddavis@e14.kenteliv.kent.edu
North Central Small Business Development Center
Terra Community College
Mr. Bill Auxter, Director
2830 Napoleon Road
Fremont, OH 43420-9676
(419) 334-8400 ext. 255
(800) 825-2431
Fax: (419) 334-9414
E-mail:
bauxter@terra.cc.oh.us
Southern State Community College
Small Business Development Center
Mr. Roderick Daniels, Director
100 Hobart Drive
Hillsboro, OH 45133
(800) 628-7722 ext. 2619
(937) 393-3431 ext. 2619
Fax: (937) 393-9370
E-mail:
rdaniels@dalco.net
Greater Hamilton Small Business Development Center
Greater Hamilton Chamber of Commerce
Ms. Marilyn J. Collmer, Director
201 Dayton Street
Hamilton, OH 45011
(513) 844-8100
Fax: (513) 844-1999
E-mail:
marilyn@hamilton-ohio.com
Ashtabula Small Business Development Center
Growth Partnership for Ashtabula County
Ms. Stephanie Ward, Director
36 West Walnut Street
Jefferson, OH 44047
(440) 576-9134
Fax: (440) 576-5003
E-mail:
stephward@yahoo.com
Kent-Portage Small Business Development Center
Ms. Linda Yost, Director
Kent State University
College of Business Administration
Summit & Terrace, Room 300A
Kent, Ohio 44242
(330) 672-2772 ext. 254
Fax: (330) 672-9338
E-mail:
lyost@bsa3.kent.edu
Lorain County Small Business Development Center
Lorain County Chamber of Commerce
Mr. Dennis Jones, Director
6100 South Broadway, Suite 201
Lorain, OH 44053
(440) 233-6500
Fax: (440) 246-4050
E-mail:
djones@lorcham.org
Mid-Ohio Small Business Development Center
Mansfield-Richland Business Incubator
Ms. Barbara Harmony, Director
201 East Fifth Street, Suite 200
P.O. Box 1208
Mansfield, OH 44901
(800) 366-7232
(419) 521-2655
Fax: (419) 522-6811
E-mail:
mosbdc@richnet.net
Heart of Ohio Small Business Development Center
Marion Area Chamber of Commerce
Mr. Catherine Gaines, Director
206 South Prospect Street
Marion, OH 43302
(740) 387-0188
Fax: (740) 387-7722
Marietta Small Business Development Center
Marietta College
Ms. Pamela Lankford, Director
213 Fourth Street, 2nd Floor
Marietta, OH 45750
(800) 789-7232
(740) 376-4832
Fax: (740) 376-4901
E-mail:
lankforp@marietta.edu
Mid-Miami Valley Small Business Development Center
Mr. Dave Daugherty, Director
36 City Centre Plaza
Middletown, OH 45042
(513) 422-4551
Fax: (513) 422-6831
E-mail:
david75bsu@aol.com
Tuscarawas Small Business Development Center
Ms. Patricia Cowanitz, Director
Kent State University, Tuscarawas City
330 University Drive, NE
New Philadelphia, OH 44663-9447
(330) 339-3391 ext. 279
Fax: (330) 339-2637
E-mail:
pcowan@tusc.kent.edu
West Central, Piqua Office
Small Business Development Center
Upper Valley Joint Vocational School
Ms. Evelyn Sheafer, Director
8811 Career Drive, North
Piqua, OH 45356
(800) 589-6963
(937) 778-8419
Fax: (937) 778-9237
Enterprise Development Corporation
Small Business Development Center
Ms. Jackie LeBerth, Coordinator
9030 Hocking Hills Drive
The Plains, OH 45780
(800) 822-6096
(740) 797-9646
Fax: (614) 797-9659
E-mail:
edc2@eurekanet.com
Southeast Small Business Development Center
Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce
Ms. Amber Wilson, Director
216 Collins Avenue
P.O. Box 488
Southpoint, OH 45680
(800) 408-1334
(740) 377-4550
Fax: (740) 377-2091
E-mail:
sesbdc@zoomnet.net
Springfield Small Business Development Center
Mr. William Ray, Director
300 E. Auburn Avenue
Springfield, OH 45505
(937) 322-7821
Fax: (937) 322-7874
E-mail:
billray@smbusdev.org
Jefferson County
Small Business Development Center
Mr. Tim McFadden, Director
630 Market Street
PO Box 278
Steubenville, OH 43952
(740) 282-6226
Fax: (740) 282-6285
E-mail:
chamber@clover.net
Toledo Small Business Development Center
Toledo Chamber of Commerce
Ms. Wendy Gramza, Director
300 Madison Avenue
Enterprise Suite 200
Toledo, OH 43604-1575
(419) 243-8191
Fax: (419) 241-8302
E-mail:
wgramza@toledochamber.com
Youngstown/Warren Satellite
Small Business Development Center
Youngstown/Warren Regional Center
Mr. Jim Rowlands, Counselor
180 East Market Street, Suite 225
Warren, OH 44482
(330) 393-2565
Fax: (330) 392-6040
E-mail:
ccsbdc@cc.ysu.edu
Youngstown/Warren
Small Business Development Center
Youngstown State University
Mr. Ron Trovellini, Director
241 Federal Plaza West
Cushwa Center
Youngstown, OH 44503
(330) 746-3350
Fax: (330) 746-3324
E-mail:
pkveisz@cc.ysu.edu
Zanesville Mid East
Small Business Development Center
Zanesville Area Chamber of Commerce
Ms. Bonnie J. Winnett, Director
205 North Fifth Street
Zanesville, OH 43701
(740) 452-4868
Fax: (740) 454-2963
E-mail:
bwinnett@cyberzane.net
SCORE Offices
Akron SCORE #0081
c/o Regional Development Board
One Cascade Plaza, 7th Floor
Akron, OH 44308
(330) 379-3163
Fax: (330) 379-3164
Canton SCORE #0580
116 Cleveland Avenue, NW, Suite 601
Canton, OH 44702-1720
(330) 453-6047
Cincinnati SCORE #0034
(Open 9-12 M-F)
525 Vine Street, Room 850
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 684-2812
Fax: (513) 684-6355
Cleveland SCORE #0030
1111 Superior Avenue
Suite 620, Eaton Center
Cleveland, OH 44114-2507
(216) 522-4194
Fax: (216) 522-4844
Columbus SCORE #0027
2 Nationwide Plaza, Suite 1400
Columbus, OH 43215-2542
(614) 469-2357
Fax: (614) 469-2391
Dayton SCORE #0107
(Open 9-2 M-F)
Federal Building, Room 505
200 W. 2nd Street
Dayton, OH 45402-1430
(937) 225-2887
Fax: (937) 225-7667
Heart of Ohio SCORE #0635
377 West Liberty Street
Wooster, OH 44691
(330) 262-5749
Fax: (330) 262-5745
Licking County SCORE #0399
50 West Locust Street
Newark, OH 43055
(740) 345-7458
Mansfield SCORE #0384
Chamber of Commerce
55 N. Mulberry Street
Mansfield, OH 44902
(419) 522-3211
Fax: (419) 526-6853
Toledo SCORE #0080
608 Madison Avenue, Suite 910
Toledo, OH 43004
(419) 259-7598
Fax: (419) 259-6460
Youngstown SCORE #0112
Youngstown University
Williamson Hall - Room 306
Youngstown University
Youngstown, Ohio 44555
(330) 746-2687
Minority Business Development Centers
Cincinnati Minority Business Development Center
2081-A East Seymour Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45237
(513) 631-7666
Fax: (513) 631-7613
E-mail:
cintibds@aol.com
Minority/Women/Native American Development Centers
Ohio Women’s Business Resource Network
Ms. Mary Ann McClure, Director
77 South High Street, 28th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215-6108
(614) 466-2682
(800) 848-1300 ext. 62682
Fax: (614) 466-0829
E-mail:
owbrn@eurekanet.com
Women’s Organization for Mentoring,
Entrepreneurship & Networking
(WOMEN) & Women’s Network Inc.
Ms. Julie Sparks, Executive Director, Women’s Network
526 South Main Street, Suite 221
Akron, OH 44311-1058
(330) 379-9280
(330) 379-2772
Fax: (330) 379-9283
Web site:
http://www.womennet.org
Women’s Business Resource Program of Southeastern Ohio
Ms. Debra McBride, Project Director
Ohio University
Technology and Enterprise Building
20 East Circle Drive, Suite 155
Athens, OH 45701
(740) 593-1797
Fax: (740) 593-1795
E-mail:
aa428@seorf.ohiou.edu
Pyramid Career Services
Ms. Susan Hans, Interim Director
Mr. Dan Buttermore, MBA Program Manager
946 South Louisville Street
Canton, OH 44705-4847
(330) 453-3767
Fax: (330) 453-6079
E-mail:
pyramid@ezo.net
Glenville Development Corporation
Micro-Enterprise Program
10640 St. Clair Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44108
(216) 851-8724
Fax: (216) 851-8941
Central Ohio Women’s Business Development Center
Ms. Leslie Weilbacher, Director
317 North High Street
Columbua, OH 43215-3065
(614) 226-6910
Fax: (614) 469-8250
E-mail:
lweilbacher@columbus.org
Web site:
http://www.columbus.org/busi/
sbdc/index.htm
Ohio Women’s Business Development Council, Inc.
Ms. Linda Steward, Director
462 West Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 621-0881
(877) 238-6081 Toll Free
Fax: (614) 621-2633
E-mail:
lsteward@network.com
Women’s Development Center
Ms. Evelyn France, Executive Director
42101 Giswold Road
Elyria, OH 44035
(440) 324-3688
Fax: (440) 324-3689
Women’s Entrepreneurial Network
Ms. Linda Fayerweather, Liaison
1605 Holland Road, Suite A3
Maumee, OH
(419) 897-9799
Fax: (419) 897-9776
E-mail:
lindafay@glasscity.net
Women’s Entrepreneurs, Inc.
Ms. Angelita Moreno Jones, President
Gartlett Building
36 East 4th Street, Suite 925
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 684-0700
Local Economic Development Agencies
City of Columbus
Department of Trade and Development
Equal Businesss Opportunity Commission
Mr. Shelton Russell, BBO Specialist
109 Front Street, 4th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 645-4764
Fax: (614) 654-6669
Franklin County Purchasing
Mr. Rodney Kent, Administrator
Minority Procurement
373 High Street, 15th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 462-3751
Columbus Minority Contractors and Business Assistance Program
Ms. Kim Knights, Coordinator
815 East Mound Street
Columbus, OH 43205
(614) 252-8005
Fax: (614) 258-9667
Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce
Central Ohio Government Marketing Assistance Program
Ms. Deborah Barber, Director
37 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 225-6930
Fax: (614) 469-8250
Ohio Department of Development
Small and Developing Business Division
Minority Business Development Center
Ms. Margie A. Montgomer, MCBAP Coordinator
77 South High Street, P.O. Box 1001
Columbus, OH 43266
(614) 466-5700
Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority
Ms. Nasrat Soliman
Director of Capital Improvements
960 East 5th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43201
(614) 421-8025
Fax: (614) 421-4964
Columbus Countywide Development Corporation
Mr. Aaron Mayes
Microloan Portfolio Manager
941 Chatham Lane, Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43221
(614) 645-6171
Fax: (614) 645-8588
City of Springfield
Economic Development Department
76 E. High Street
Springfield, OH 45502
Ms. Ellen Hoover - Economic Development Administrator
Mr. Tom Franzen - Deputy Economic Development Administrator
(937) 324-7305
Fax: (937) 328-3486
City of Lancaster
Community Development Department
111 S. Broad Street, Suite 217
Lancaster, OH 43130
Mr. Franklin Meliek - Community Development and Economic Development Director
(740) 687-6663
Fax: (740) 681-5011
Pickaway County
Economic Development Office
c/o Pickaway County Community Action Organization
1080 State Route 22 West
Cireleville, OH 43113
Mr. Jeffrey Green - Economic Development Director
(740) 477-1655
Fayette County
Economic Development Department
101 East Street
Washington Court House, OH 43160
Mr. Franco Palma - Economic Development Director
(740) 335-3525
Opportunities with Public Housing Authorities (PHA)
  See PHA contact information at: http://www.hud.gov/offices/pih/pha/contacts/index.cfm
Opportunities with Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) recipients
  See CDBG contact information at: http://www.hud.gov/offices/cpd/communitydevelopment/programs/contacts/

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