Ben Smith, manager of the Clemson Area Small Business Development Center (SBDC), was recently selected as the 2018 South Carolina State Star. The State Star award, the highest accolade achievable by SBDC employees, recognizes extraordinary performers who have made strong contributions to their state network. Smith was recognized with other State Star recipients from SBDCs across the country during the 38th Annual America’s SBDC national conference in Washington, D.C., Septemb
In August the SC SBDC lost a cherished member of its family when Mike Bell, a Hartsville, South Carolina native and consultant with the Florence Area Center, passed away after a two-year struggle with cancer. Despite his illness, Mike remained committed to his clients, frequently working from home when he was unable to make it to the office. “There is a quote that says ‘If you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life.’ Well, the day I met Mike Bell, I stopped wo
Area Center: Clemson
Title: Government Procurement Specialist
Start Date: 2010 Sherry Pittinger is the Government Procurement Specialist for the Clemson Region SBDC, where she works out of the Greenville area center. She helps her clients develop an acquisition strategy to market their products or services to government agencies at the city, county, state and federal levels. QUESTION: What prior experience did you have prior to joining the SC SBDC?
ANSWER: I am a retired