OMAHA – Odee Ingersoll, director of Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC) at UNK, was presented two consulting and service awards at the 2017 NBDC Awards and Recognition Reception.
Awards were presented by University of Nebraska Omaha College of Business Administration and Nebraska Business Development Center’s leadership and advisory board.
Ingersoll received the 2017 Bob Bernier NBDC Excellence in Reflective Practice Award for Nebraska, and the prestigious NBDC-UNO Distinguished Service Award for 2017.
The Reflective Practice Award is presented for excellence in service to clients of NBDC and a commitment to ongoing professional development and skill improvement. In 2016, NBDC-UNK supported over million in capital development and transition projects statewide, exceeding million over the past five years. Ingersoll was responsible for local project coordination and management of a recent weeklong small business improvement outreach to Spanish-speaking business owners in Lexington. Participants included statewide NBDC consultants and leadership, as well as chamber and economic development representatives from Dawson County.
The Distinguished Service Award recognizes long-term commitment and impact to the development and support of the small business economy. Ingersoll has continued to add innovative services and programs to NBDC during his tenure.
NBDC-UNK is a leader in business capital projects, credentialed valuation and business transition planning statewide. Ingersoll has made new resources available to other NBDC centers statewide, and to UNK students and programs. Beyond Nebraska, Ingersoll has trained over 130 Small Business Development Center or financial advisors nationwide to provide value, performance and transition-planning services over the past six years. He innovated a comprehensive system to produce affordable value and exit plans for small to midsized businesses at a savings of up to 95 percent compared other products.
Nebraska Business Development Center is located at the University of Nebraska Kearney, College of Business & Technology, and additional services are provided from an office at the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce.
MEDIA CONTACT: Sara Bennett, Nebraska Business Development Center, 308-382-9210, firstname.lastname@example.org