NY SBDC Advisor Awarded 2017 State Star for New York
NY SBDC State Star, Jason Kohl, with former State Director, Jim King

NY SBDC State Star, Jason Kohl, with former State Director, Jim King
Farmingdale State College Advisor Recognized for Business Counseling and Economic Development

For Immediate Release: Monday, Oct. 23, 2017
Contact: Holly Liapis; Holly.Liapis@suny.edu; 518-320-1311

Albany – The New York Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is pleased to announce Jason Kohl, Business Advisor with the Farmingdale State College SBDC, has been awarded the 2017 State Star for New York.

The State Star designation recognizes outstanding achievement in high quality business counseling and distinguished, long-term service in terms of economic development. Kohl was honored during the America’s SBDC Annual Conference held in Nashville.

Kohl joined the SBDC in 2013. He worked with small business owners impacted by Superstorm Sandy, and took part in deploying over $45 million in grants for recovery. In addition to advising clients, Kohl conducts workshops for entrepreneurs at various community sites which helps promote business success and SBDC reputation. To date he has assisted his clients in accessing more than $14 million, and helped create 1208 local jobs.
“Jason’s dedication to his clients, and his depth of business expertise is a winning combination,” said Farmingdale Regional Director Erica Chase-Gregory. “The Farmingdale SBDC is lucky to have Jason as part of their team assisting small businesses and entrepreneurs on Long Island.”

“We are excited to recognize Jason for his extraordinary contributions to small businesses on Long Island,” said SBDC State Director Brian Goldstein. “Jason provides outstanding service to his clients and to the small business community in and around Long Island. We applaud his dedication to helping make the small business sector an important part of the NY state economy.”

About the New York Small Business Development Center
The NY SBDC, administered by SUNY, has 24 regional service centers located throughout the New York State on SUNY, City University of New York (CUNY) and private university campuses. Since inception in 1984, the SBDC has provided small business advisement services to more than 374,000 New Yorkers. The SBDC also provides training and business research to existing business owners and entrepreneurs. SBDC clients have invested more than $6 billion in NY, impacting more than 165,000 jobs.

The SBDC is funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration, the State of New York, local communities, and host campuses. As a result of this leveraged support, the SBDC staff provides confidential one-on-one business advisement services at no direct cost to the citizens and entrepreneurs of New York. For more information about the SBDC, visit www.nysbdc.org.

About The State University of New York
The State University of New York is the largest comprehensive system of higher education in the United States, with 64 college and university campuses located within 30 miles of every home, school and business in the state. In 2015–16, SUNY served nearly 1.3 million students, including nearly 600,000 in credit-bearing courses and programs and more than 700,000 through continuing education and community outreach programs. SUNY students and faculty across the state make significant contributions to research and discovery, resulting in nearly $1 billion of externally sponsored activity each year. There are 3 million SUNY alumni worldwide, and one in three New Yorkers with a college degree is a SUNY alum. To learn more about how SUNY creates opportunity, visit www.suny.edu.

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