MSU/SBTDC Announces New Director

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Chrystal Irons, Director of MSU/SBTDC

Springfield, Missouri --- Chrystal Irons is the new director of the Small Business & Technology Development Center (SBTDC) at Missouri State University, effective May 25, 2016.  She replaces Rayanna Anderson whose retirement was effective June 3, 2016, after 25 years of service.  Irons is responsible for coordinating the resources of the federal, state and local governments with the resources of the University and the private sector to promote growth, expansion, innovation, increased productivity and management improvement in small businesses and prospective small businesses in southwest Missouri.  The Missouri State SBTDC will celebrate its 35th anniversary of outreach in October 2017. Irons says, "I’m excited to work with the skilled, veteran staff at the MSU SBTDC.  We have been colleagues in the statewide network for the last 6 years; and I look forward to continuing the success that the Springfield center has always achieved. The Missouri State SBTDC is designed to deliver up-to-date consultation, training, and technical assistance in all aspects of small business management.  Assistance is available to owners interested in improving or expanding an existing small business and to prospective business owners. The Management Development Institute is a collaborative effort between Missouri State University and Springfield Innovation, Inc. to support the successful development of small and growth-stage companies. Call 417-837-2617 for more info.