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New Leader takes Helm at BCC Small Business Development Center


Rob Pickett
Rob Pickett

January 25, 2013 - Brevard Community College recently announced that Robert (Rob) Pickett has been promoted to Director of its Small Business Development Center (SBDC). The announcement was made following the retirement of long-time director Vicky Peake in December.

Pickett has lived in Brevard County since 1987 and is a graduate of the University of Virginia.

As director, he will be involved in community outreach, creating awareness of the services available at the SBDC to area professionals and civic leaders, as well as consulting for individuals interested in entrepreneurship, and those already in business.

Pickett brings to his role a background that includes over 20 years’ experience in commercial banking and small business management. He is a Certified Business Continuity Professional who has achieved additional certification in Profit Mastery and Growth Wheel.

The goal of BCC’s Small Business Development Center is “Helping Businesses Grow and Succeed.”

Upcoming training courses include topics such as Business Planning, Legal Clinic, Government Contracting, along with many others.

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