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Lone Star College System SBDC welcomes new advisory council members

The Lone Star College System Small Business Development Center announced this week that Rick Hatcher and Mikelyn Martin have joined its advisory council.

The LSCS SBDC assists businesses by providing professional management consulting and training,

“We are delighted to welcome these two professionals to our advisory council,” said Sal Mira, executive director of the SBDC. “Their unique backgrounds and skill sets will provide a wonderful addition to the resources and services we provide.”

Martin is the founder and co-owner of Martin & Green, a woman-owned business whose mission is to simplify accounting for business owners. Mira said that Martin brings a great deal of enthusiasm as well as problem-solving techniques and that she said she is looking forward to employing both as a member of the Advisory Council. 

Hatcher is the president of the Community Chamber of Commerce of East Montgomery County, Texas, Prior to joining the chamber; Hatcher spent 35 years with Entergy, one of the largest electric utility companies in the U.S. He held various positions while there including more than 20 years in economic development, and community development, as well as business recruitment with an emphasis on trade show marketing techniques.

The LSCS SBDC works with companies to help them evolve and grow to compete in today's global economy. SBDC services are available for companies in every phase of the business life cycle, helping entrepreneurs make sound decisions and succeed. For more information about the SBDC visit sbdc.LoneStar.edu.

Lone Star College System has been opening doors to a better community for 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSCS remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion.  Today, with 78,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and one of the fastest-growing community college systems in the nation.  Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, seven centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online.