MEDIA ADVISORY: LSU, Louisiana Small Business Development Center to Hold Ribbon Cutting on Friday, Nov. 2

October 26, 2018

BATON ROUGE – With the opening of a satellite office in the LSU Business Education Complex, the Louisiana Small Business Development Center (LSBDC) and LSU are embarking on a venture that will significantly add to the support effort for consulting and training small businesses and entrepreneurs in Baton Rouge.

E. J. Ourso College of Business Dean Richard D. White Jr. and LSBDC State Director Rande Kessler will celebrate the opening of the LSBDC at LSU office with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

When: Friday, Nov. 2 from 9 – 10 a.m.

Where: LSU Business Education Complex, Suite 2200
Designated event parking will be available in lot x109 directly across from the Business Education Complex Rotunda. 

Contact: Angela McBride

About LSBDC:
The Louisiana Small Business Development Center offers high-quality technical assistance to existing and start-up small businesses, and to small business entrepreneurs in Louisiana at no cost to the client.

The Small Business Development Center Network is the largest provider of management and technical assistance for small businesses in the United States, and the LSBDC is a member of that network.

The LSBDC is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. SBA, LED and participating colleges and universities. The LSBDC was established in 1983 and is located strategically to service all 64 parishes in Louisiana. With seven regional centers throughout the state, and now eleven locations, the LSBDC offers an array of specialized consulting services including growth acceleration, international trade, government contracting, and emergency preparedness. For additional information, visit


About the E. J. Ourso College of Business:
Since its establishment in 1928, the E. J. Ourso College of Business has continuously improved and expanded its offerings for students and alumni. Additionally, the college has made it a priority to provide its faculty with the resources it needs to further research in every aspect of the business world and to produce industry leaders for a global work environment. For more news and information about the E. J. Ourso College, visit

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Contact: Angela McBride
225-578-7833 (o)