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About SBDC

Helping build Oregon's best businesses

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is an important part of Columbia Gorge Community College. Its goal is to provide business and technical assistance to new and existing Oregon business owners and managers in the Mid-Columbia Gorge area. Meet our staff.



The SBDC is partially funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration. The support given by the U.S. Small Business Administration through such funding does not constitute or express an implied endorsement of any of the co-sponsor(s)' or participants' opinions, products or services.

Small Business Development Center Advisory Committee

Sam Bauer (Banking)
Carlos Quezada (Food/Restaurant)
Lisa Farquharson (Chamber)
Carol Friend (Accounting)
Marc Geller (Legal)
Ann Harris (Oregon State University)
Dan Manciu (Broadcast Media)
Sarah Sullivan (Gorge Grown Food Network)
Vern Mohlis (Community Banking)
Eric Nerdin (MCEDD)
Jared Sawyer (Retail and Food)
Darrell Roberts (SCORE)