EKU SBDC, Richmond, KY

Serving the Counties of: Adair, Casey, Clinton, Estill, Garrard, Jackson, Laurel, Lincoln, Madison, McCreary, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Russell, Wayne and Whitley

The EKU SBDC provides one-on-one consultations at no cost to existing and potential entrepreneurs in Southern Kentucky. The EKU 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 Bowersock
Center Director
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Chris came on board as the Director of the Eastern Kentucky University Small Business Development Center in 2016. Prior to leading the EKU SBDC team, Bowersock was Assistant Vice President for Commercial Bank in West Liberty, Kentucky. From 2011 to 2014, Bowersock was Senior Coordinator for Gateway Community Action Agency, also in West Liberty, coordinating the Regional Technology and Innovation Center Business Hub, among other responsibilities. He also previously served as an Associate Management Consultant for the SBDC at Morehead State University, where he earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Business Administration.
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Jason Rainey
Assistant Director
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Jason joined the Eastern Kentucky University SBDC in 2014. He has a diverse background that includes experience in financial lending, as well as business management consulting and training.

His personal experience as a small business owner allows for a unique perspective as he assists SBDC clients with their own business planning and analysis.

Jason earned a B.B.A. in Finance and a M.B.A. from Morehead State University and currently serves as President-Elect of the MSU Alumni Association, Inc.
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EKU SBDC – Richmond
Business and Technology Center, Rm 145
Richmond, KY 40475
Phone: (859) 622-1384
Toll-Free: (877) 358-7232
Fax: (859) 622-6274

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