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PCC SBDC Head Wins State Small Business Award

Thursday, October 29, 2015

 

Tammy Marquez-Oldham, director of Portland Community College’s Small Business Development Center, was awarded the 2015 Sandy Cutler Award from the Oregon Small Business Development Center Network State Advisory Council on Wednesday.

The award recognizes people who have made a significant professional contribution to small businesses in their community and in Oregon and have demonstrated leadership, dedication and entrepreneurship. The award is named for Sandy Cutler, the founder of the Oregon Small Business Development Center Network.

"This is truly an honor for the PCC SBDC and the amazing team of leaders who work tirelessly everyday to support small businesses as instructors and advisors," Marquez-Oldham said. "This award will go down as one of the most meaningful awards I've received in my professional career." 

Marquez-Oldham has worked for three decades for small, mid-sized and large businesses, in addition to owning several companies. She is the vice president of NASBITE International, an organization dedicated to professional development and global business credentials and is a member of its board of governors’ executive community.

Marquez-Oldham has worked to grow awareness of the Certified Global Business Professional credential, resulting in there times as many certifications in the state of Oregon. She also serves on the advisory council for the Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs, the Port of Portland Mentor Protege program, Metro Export Initiative, Small Business Advisory Council and the Clackamah County Economic Development Commission.

She holds a bachelor's degree in Human Development from Warner Pacific College, a master's degree in Business from George Fox University and a Certified Global Business Professional credential from NASBITE International. 

 

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