Hathaway named 2022 State Star

  • Published: Friday, July 15, 2022

KANSAS CITY, MO – Jill M. Hathaway has been named the 2022 Missouri Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) State Star! Hathaway is a Senior Business Development Consultant for the Missouri SBDC at University of Missouri – Kansas City (UMKC).

She was chosen for her exemplary work, significant contributions to the Kansas City region along with the Missouri SBDC statewide network, and her strong commitment to small business.

Hathaway was nominated by her peers in the Missouri SBDC network and this is just some of what was shared in her nomination submission:

“Jill is a rare combination of individual who truly understands what it is to be in the shoes of her clients, while also understanding how to navigate the requirements of the community, financiers, and media to be able to grow.”

“Her real-world perspective with her clients and students, along with her genuine passion, competence and caring for everyone she assists, has gained her recognition and fans in the Kansas City and the Northwest Missouri regions.”

Hathaway is an accomplished professional and performer. She was the single most recognized member of the Missouri SBDC network for her performance and accomplishment by the University of Missouri Extension – Business Development Program during the annual professional development conference on April 13, 2022.

Hathaway and the 2022 State Star winners from 62 other SBDCs will be recognized at the America's SBDC Annual Conference in San Diego, CA on Tuesday, September 6th at a formal Old Hollywood themed reception.


About the Missouri SBDC
The Missouri SBDC is here to help business owners and entrepreneurs get the information needed to make confident decisions and help Missouri businesses succeed. It doesn’t matter if the business is a metro area start-up or a rural company looking to expand. The business experts of the Missouri SBDC are your neighbors, dedicated to helping businesses grow. missourisbdc.org

The Missouri SBDC is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration and is a partner of the University of Missouri Extension Business Development Program.

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