New SBDC Center Director Named at Kent State Tuscarawas

Kent State University at Tuscarawas has named Holly Bolinger, MBA, CBA as its new Director of the Kent State Tuscarawas Small Business Development Center (SBDC). Holly succeeds Steve Schillig, MBA who recently retired.

According to Dr. Brad Bielski, Dean and Chief Administrative Officer, “We are thrilled that Holly has decided to accept our offer to lead the SBDC. Holly brings a great depth of experience working with entrepreneurs and small businesses. With over twenty years of SBDC and banking experience, she will be a great asset for Tuscarawas and surrounding counties as well as for Kent State Tuscarawas.  We are excited to have her on board and look forward to working with her in the months and years to come as we advance the outreach mission of the campus to surrounding counties.”

As director of the SBDC at Kent State Tuscarawas, Bolinger will be responsible for the oversight of operations, small business consulting, and programming in a nine-county service area. This includes, in addition to Tuscarawas County, Carroll, Columbiana, Coshocton, Harrison, Holmes, Jefferson, Stark and Wayne Counties.  Bolinger will also serve on key community and campus boards and committees ensuring that the voice and perspectives of entrepreneurs and small business owners are heard throughout the community.

Bolinger expressed her enthusiasm in joining Kent State Tuscarawas and leading its SBDC program.

“I am delighted to continue working with the dedicated team at Kent State Tuscarawas” Bolinger said. “The SBDC program has a great history of providing exceptional business support services and programming for the community. I look forward to building on the operational and programming successes Steve Schillig and his team have built over the past fifteen years.”

Bolinger has devoted herself to improving the business acumen of entrepreneurs and small businesses for more than 20 years. Bolinger holds an MBA from Malone University and a BS degree in accounting from Madonna University. In addition, Bolinger is a Certified Business Advisor (CBA) in the state of Ohio.

The SBDC at Kent State Tuscarawas offers results-oriented resources to help entrepreneurs and small business owners every step of the way in business start-up, development, and growth stages. Serving nine counties, SBDC advisors offer a wide array of business and consulting services. For more information, please call the SBDC center at 330-308-7524.

POSTED: Saturday, March 9, 2024 11:25 AM
Updated: Thursday, April 4, 2024 08:31 AM