Murray State SBDC, Murray, KY

Serving the Counties of: Ballard, Calloway, Carlisle, Fulton, Graves, Hickman, Marshall and McCracken.

The Murray State SBDC provides one-on-one consultations at no cost to existing and potential entrepreneurs in Western Kentucky. The Murray State SBDC also meets the educational needs of the local small business community by offering a variety of low cost training programs taught by industry experts and qualified SBDC Consultants.

Chris Wooldridge
District Director for the West Kentucky District
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Tamela Darnell
Management Consultant/Administrative
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Brady Parks
Management Consultant
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Chris Wooldridge joined the Murray SBDC in 2009, bringing a wealth of knowledge from an extensive 20 year career in the financial services industry to benefit local entrepreneurs. He is a graduate of Murray State University, the Kentucky School of Banking and the Kentucky School of Insurance. Chris is active in his community and is a member of Rotary, the Community Development Committee and Kentucky Association for Economic Development. He’s been honored with several KSBDC awards and is a member of the Million Dollar Loan Club. Chris has his Export and Trade Counseling Certification from the U.S. Small Business Administration.
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Tamela has been the administrative person for the Murray Small Business Development Center since 2012. She became a consultant for the SBDC in October 2013. She is a graduate of Murray State University and holds a B.B.A. and M.B.A. She has assisted clients in developing their social media marketing plan, business plan, and directs them to the appropriate business resources.
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Brady Parks came to the Murray SBDC in 2014. He offers over 25 years of experience in sales and marketing for large construction and engineering companies, as well as developing

proposals/presentations to secure multi-million dollar projects. He has a B.S. in Marketing from the University of Alabama. Additionally, Brady has expertise with the design and development of graphics, websites and social media projects. He is involved with hometown needs and has led the Corporate Volunteer Council in executing community and charity projects, raising funds and community awareness for multiple events.
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Murray State SBDC
926 N. 16th street Suite 105
Murray, KY 42071
Phone: (270) 809-2856
Fax: (270) 809-3049
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