Dothan business man appointed to small business advisory board | Business
Dothan businessman Harry B. Grier, III has been appointed to the Alabama Small Business Development Network Advisory Board as a representative of Troy University’s Small Business Development Center.
Owner of Arch Business Consulting, Inc., Grier, who has a background in the banking industry, has been affiliated with TROY’s SBDC serving as a guest speaker at various training and educational programs, and has been a “go-to expert” for SBDC counselors for commercial lending expertise, said Sandra Lucas, the center’s director.
“Harry Grier is the absolute perfect choice to serve as our representative on the Alabama SBDC Network Advisory Board,” Lucas said. “With his experience first in banking in Georgia and Alabama, as a controller for a Wiregrass-based service business and now as a small business owner himself, he is well-suited to help the Network in improving our assistance from a practical, hands-on point of view.”
Grier has also attended the NxLeveL Business Planning Series as a participant, before launching his own company.
Established in 1980 as a university-based development program for small business counseling and training in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Alabama SBDC Network is comprised of nine centers. In addition, TROY SBDC is part of a national organization of SBDC state networks and is an accredited member of the National Association of Small Business Development Centers.
The 17-member Alabama SBDC Network board is comprised of business owners, bankers, and representatives of federal and state economic developers and small business interests. Its purpose is to develop strategies to assist Network centers with creating and growing small businesses in the state, and to support small businesses in areas such as start-up, capital access, international trade and government procurement.
Source: Troy University Offcie of University Relations