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IDEA Bank has open house to give community, businesses a taste of the center for development

Troy University Chancellor Jack Hawkins, Jr. helps cut the ribbon on the newly renovated and working IDEA Bank on the Square in downtown Troy.

Troy University Chancellor Jack Hawkins, Jr. helps cut the ribbon on the newly renovated and working IDEA Bank on the Square in downtown Troy.

Troy University’s IDEA Bank and the Small Business Development Center at Troy University hosted an open house and ribbon cutting on Friday, April 9 as a way to introduce the communities in the Wiregrass to what both can offer the area.

The IDEA Bank, located on the Square in downtown Troy in a former bank…

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Small Business Development Center has new director

Troy University's IDEA Bank on the Square in downtown Troy is home to the Small Business Development Center at Troy University. (TROY photo/Mark Moseley)
 

Juliana Bolivar has been named director of the Small Business Development Center at Troy University.

Juliana Bolivar Sanchez

She joins the TROY team with a background in small business development, operations, brand development and marketing.

“Juliana brings energy and experience to the SBDC that will enable Troy University to better serve small businesses in our area,” said Walter Givhan,…

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SBDC offers prospective business owners insights into success at seminar

Alabama's SBDC at Troy University is located inside the IDEA Bank in downtown Troy. (TROY photo/Clif Lusk)

Alabama's SBDC at Troy University is located inside the IDEA Bank in downtown Troy. (TROY photo/Clif Lusk)

The Small Business Development Center at Troy University will help those individuals looking to start businesses or purchase existing businesses get their plans off the ground in a two-hour program on July 31.

“Starting a Business” is free to attend and is co-sponsored with the Pike County Chamber of Commerce. To register, visit http://bit.ly/troystartbiz.

The…

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Access to capital for rural businesses and lenders focus of federal agency meeting

The former Regions Bank building on the Square in downtown Troy, acquired the University in July 2017, will serve as home to an entrepreneurial incubator and business learning center for Sorrel College of Business students. (TROY photo/Clif Lusk)
 

A federal partnership aimed at increasing small business access to capital is the focus of a meeting hosted by Troy University’s Small Business Development Center.

“Rural Strong – Alabama,” a partnership between the U.S. Small Business Administration and the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, hopes to stimulate rural economic development by increasing opportunities for access to…

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