Missouri SBDC at Missouri Southern State University to Celebrate Renovations and Retirements on July 31

The Missouri Small Business Development Center (SBDC) hosted at Missouri Southern State University would like to invite the community to join them in two celebrations on Monday, July 31!

Celebrating Lisa Robinson’s Retirement

Join us in congratulating Lisa Robinson, Director of the Missouri SBDC at MSSU and Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship, on her retirement!

Lisa has served the Missouri SBDC at MSSU for 30 years with the last 12 years serving as Director. Lisa’s passion for serving the community and helping business owners and entrepreneurs in southwest Missouri did not go unnoticed. In her 30 years, she has assisted thousands of small businesses in southwest Missouri. Her tenure as Director begin the day following the Joplin tornado, May 23, 2011. She was integral in the Business Recovery Center, which had a key impact on rebuilding the business community in Joplin. She has earned countless awards from MSSU and the Missouri SBDC, including the honor of being named the Missouri State Star for America’s SBDC for her work and leadership in disaster recovery.

Through her 30 years, she has also impacted students’ lives as an instructor in Accounting, Entrepreneurship, and International Business. She has served on multiple boards in the community as well as on campus at MSSU. Her dedication to serving the southwest Missouri community is unmatched and she will be missed by her colleagues and clients.

Lisa has accepted a position with the University of Missouri Extension as a Field Specialist in Regional Economic Development (RED). Her first day in this new position is August 1.

Please join the Missouri SBDC and MSSU community as they celebrate her retirement on July 31, 2023 with a come-and-go event from 2:00 to 4:00 pm on the first floor of the Plaster School of Business in MSSU, suite 107.

Celebrating the Newly Renovated SBDC Office

Join the Missouri SBDC staff and area chambers of commerce for a ribbon cutting to celebrate the Missouri SBDC hosted at MSSU’s newly renovated office!

Looking for Business Assistance?

Are you ready to grow your existing business? Do you need technical assistance with management, marketing, finance, or accounting?

Check out the services available from the Missouri SBDC network! We exist to provide assistance and training for your small business.

Register today to become a Missouri SBDC client at now cost!

Looking for something different?

Webinars are being offered by all Missouri SBDC centers located across the state. Check out our events page to find more training that fits your business needs.

Visit the Missouri SBDC website, sbdc.missouri.edu, for more about their centers and training offerings.

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